Cigar sports reporter reflects on time in U.S.

Facing my final weeks at the University of Rhode Island, I have found myself to be much more attached to this place and the people of it than I ever expected this time a...

Letter from the editor: On going a little viral

It feels a bit like we broke the Internet this week.  And we didn’t even have to show some skin. Last Thursday afternoon, the texts I was receiving from my staff regarding a feature we...

Albiani’s Spring Football Practice Notebook

The University of Rhode Island men’s football practice once again had their practice on Wednesday. This week had less physicality than in previous weeks as the team prepares for the Blue against White annual...

Student reporters held to same standards as professionals

As the Good 5 Cent Cigar writers have collectively tried to write more in-depth and investigative news stories concerning the University of Rhode Island, I have recently noticed that there are more structures and...

My day as a gamer

I’ve never considered myself a gamer. My family tends to play a lot of board games like Scrabble, Monopoly or Checkers during inclement weather when the power goes out, but I never really thought those...

David Albiani’s Spring Football Practice Notebook

The University of Rhode Island men’s football practice continued this week with a regular practice on Monday and a live scrimmage on Wednesday and here are the takeaways from the week: First Down: The quarterbacks...

Cheer squad does not get due attention

If you come across the Rhode Island Athletics website and take a look under the sports listed on the page, you will see football, softball, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, etc. But you will notice...

Column: It’s time for the Rams to move on from Coach Layton

The University of Rhode Island softball team has played 24 games in 2015. They have won just one of them. It has been mentioned many times over the past couple years that head coach Erin...

Emporium owners alliance may be answer to towing problem

The Kingston Emporium is a major selling point and fixture at the University of Rhode Island. With a campus as isolated as ours, it adds the unquantifiable convenience and pleasure of eating something that’s...

Black voting rights still not a necessary guarantee

It is with great distress that I find the dangerous illusion that I have held, asserting that my right to vote is guaranteed by not only the 15th Amendment but also the VRA, to...

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