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URI students recently gathered to break it down and break a sweat on the Quad in an open-air zumba class. Photo by Greg Clark. In honor of his second anniversary as a certified Zumba instructor, Pat Laprade hosted a one-hour Zumba session on the Quad on March 27. Going into this...
Members of the URI community were invited to strut their stuff at the final event of the 2021 LGPTQ+ Symposium. Photo by James McIntosh. The 2021 LGBTQ+ Symposium organized by the University of Rhode Island Gender and Sexuality Center featured a series of events starting March 15, ending with a...
While the rest of the state is trending downward, COVID-19 cases at URI spiked last week. Photo by Greg Clark. The University of Rhode Island saw a spike in COVID-19 cases last week, with 181 positive tests and 81 percent of quarantine spaces occupied, according to URI’s COVID-19 Tracker. Ellen Reynolds,...
URI PRSSA organizes conference alone The URI Public Relations Student Society of America will soon host the first district conference in its history this month. Photo contributed by Siobhan Richards. The University of Rhode Island Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is hosting its first-ever district conference on March 12...
The Student Senate passed two bills during this week’s meeting, dissolving the Instruments Committee and approving the menstrual product project in the Memorial Union. According to Instruments Committee Chair Christopher Bove, the Instruments Committee was implemented into the Student Senate constitution two years ago. “The Instruments Committee was never meant to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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