Laura Weick

Laura Weick
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Working on the editorial team of the Cigar built my experience as a reporter and helps me gain experience as a leader in a professional setting. Journalism has also helped me open up to people on a professional, personal and social level, and in return, I will use it to illustrate the possibilities of the world to others.
Students graduating in 2019 did not have to worry about finding a job amid a pandemic; a situation the class of 2020 finds itself in. Photo courtesy of The University of Rhode Island. Graduating University of Rhode Island seniors are grappling with an uncertain...
Photo courtesy of Nintendo. Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing” series has always helped people escape from their real-world troubles. In a time when many of us are sequestered in our homes amid a global pandemic, it’s nice to pretend that I can go outside and build...
The University of Rhode Island’s Faculty Senate voted in favor of legislation that would allow students to opt for an alternative grading method in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what does this grading method entail, and should you choose to opt into it? The Good Five...
Many classes have transferred to a video conference format due to the spread of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Zoom Video Communications Inc. While the transition to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges, it has also provided new learning opportunities for...
URI’s Women’s Center to close in fall 2020 due to a combination of funding issues and a lack of residents.Photo by Autumn Walter.  Due to decline in residents and funding, The University of Rhode Island’s residential Women’s Center will close next semester, although its...
The University of Rhode Island’s supply chain management department is teaching students how to improve communities through their work, in both business and nonprofit settings. Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods, from raw materials to finalized products, as well...
After a critical external review, the Office of Community, Equity and Diversity will establish a new University Diversity Council (UDC) in lieu of individualized commissions. Last January, a team of college administrators dedicated to diversity from across the country evaluated the University of Rhode...
The famous Big Blue Bug, Nibbles Woodaway, stands proud atop the Big Blue Bug Solutions pest control company in Providence, RI. Photo taken from bigbluebug.com I have a love-hate relationship with my home state. Rhode Island’s small, generally uneventful and often overshadowed by other...
The university has relabeled single use bathrooms across campus after protest by gender rights activists on campus. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island will convert over 100 single-occupancy restrooms on campus into gender-inclusive ones after a student protest last November.
 With electric cars on the rise, URI is now designating charging stations solely for their use. Photo by Greg Clark. As concerns about carbon emissions reach fever pitch, more people are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) each year. At the University of Rhode...