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.
Graphic from uri.edu/cfrp. University of Rhode Island students and faculty are working to educate the public about another national health crisis the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated: the opioid epidemic. Last year, URI received a $1.1 million grant from the federal Substance...
Eligible voters in Rhode Island had the opportunity to vote on changing the official state name. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong. On Nov. 3, Rhode Islanders voted to remove “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official state name amid a nationwide reckoning on racial injustice.
The gallery showcase “Equality, Justice and freedom can be as beautiful as a butterfly” expresses inequality in life in topics such as racism, body appearance, technology and more. The project can be viewed in the Fine Arts Center Project Space A100 until Nov. 25.
The next time you swipe right on Tinder, text someone you’ve been seeing or share a social media password with a steady partner, make sure you consider how technology has impacted the track of your relationship. Tiffani Kisler and Hans Saint-Eloi Cadley, professors in...
University only sees slight decrease in international students Despite the ongoing global pandemic, the University of Rhode Island has only seen a slight decrease in the amount of international students staying at the Kingston campus this semester. According to Vice Provost...
 The Memorial Union as it stands today has not been renovated since 1992. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino. Renovations to the Memorial Union have been indefinitely delayed due to construction of a new health and counseling center taking priority.  According to Memorial...
Spring break is cancelled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Graphic by Elizabeth Wong The University of Rhode Island recently announced plans to eliminate spring break from the 2020-2021 academic calendar due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring break was...
“Among Us,” the hit 2018 indie game that earned mainstream success after trending on Twitch earlier this year, wasn’t something that really appealed to me at first (I was busy playing "Fall Guys" where you play as a jellybean and destroy friendships until they are broken beyond...
New federal changes to Title IX policy regarding sexual assault will call for disciplinary hearings, the possibility of cross examination of the complainant and accused and will only cover cases that occur on-campus. On Aug. 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented its...
Several University of Rhode Island student organizations will hold a discussion on conflicts in six Middle Eastern countries during an Instagram Live on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. During the “Let’s Talk Countries” event next Monday, Lulu Alryati, a junior nursing and political science...