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Wildlife, conservation biology majors learn to save the planet Students in URI’s wildlife and conservation biology major learn to combat mass extinction and study animal populations. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. Climate change and changes to the ecosystems of the world are some of the largest problems that we face right now...
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, back to 1971. Not only was The Good Five Cent Cigar brand new to the University of Rhode Island’s campus, but many monumental events happened in the fashion and entertainment industry that still affect our lives today. Many things that were trendy in...
An introspective piece by a former 5 Seconds of Summer stan. Photo from amazon.com. I was first introduced to 5 Seconds of Summer when I saw them open up for One Direction at the Take Me Home Tour in 2013.  I wish I would’ve known then how much of an impact...
With much of the focus on sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cigar decided to take a closer look at URI’s cheerleaders and Ramettes. Photos by James McIntosh. Fresh off their first-ever Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Nationals win last year, the University of Rhode Island’s cheerleading team was on a...
SEC, D.R.I.V.E., M.U.S.I.C. and more, what doesn’t she do?  SEC, D.R.I.V.E., M.U.S.I.C. member talks about being Black student leader Photo contributed by Naleen Camara. Senior Naleen Camara’s time at the University of Rhode Island would have been incomplete without her involvement with student organizations on campus. Camara, a public relations and writing...
The University of Rhode Island’s office of undergraduate admissions has seen an increase in applications for the fall semester, despite the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the process online. The graduating class of 2021 has had a different year than most, with their final year of high school, college tours and orientation...
From a 2008 hit to a classic in 2021, Disney’s “Camp Rock” still rocks. Photo from j-14.com. In 2008, Disney Channel released their now classic original film “Camp Rock,” which has become a favorite for many members of Gen Z. Thanks to Disney+, I was able to go back and...
Dedicated to bettering the health of our community, the University of Rhode Island’s Public Health Club is working hands-on to raise awareness and give back to frontline workers this semester. The Public Health Club is a project-based organization that helps to raise awareness and better public health on campus and...
Ed Yong, a science journalist from The Atlantic, during his virtual talk about the mistakes America made in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Screenshots from Grace DeSanti. During the annual Christiane Amanpour Lecture, journalist Ed Yong argued that pre-existing vulnerabilities in American society exacerbated the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in...
Relaxing at the beach is a good way to decompress during a pandemic. Photo by James McIntosh.  As COVID-19 continues to dominate life in the United States, we have been forced to learn a new way to live and survive, all while staying six feet apart of course. Since coronavirus...
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