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Stress has been a big part of my life for as long I can remember. Genetically, I was pretty unlucky when it...

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Editor-in-Chief

Ian Weiner
There's the way things are perceived and then there's reality. The role of a journalist is to help the public differentiate between the two. I'm doing this because I want to make a difference. Giving people the resources they need to be informed is one of the most critical things any society can have. In addition, I like telling stories, whether they are about people, places, things, events, you name it. Lastly, it is an honor to be able to lead the editorial staff, help them achieve everything they want, and leave knowing The Cigar will have a brighter future than ever before.

Web Editor

Laura Weick
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.
By Nick Marotta, Student Senate President. In effect for fall of 2019, an alternative parking plan will be implemented at URI. Rather than purchasing the standard two hundred dollar yearly commuter permit, a new option of carpool permitting will be available for students. This new permit can be shared with a minimum of two,...
Throughout your time attending the University of Rhode Island, you most likely have endured dining hall food at some point. Contrary to popular opinion, I actually enjoy the dining hall food, although this may be due to the fact that I usually end up starting a toaster fire when I try to cook food myself. Despite the...
I have never felt unsafe in an Uber ride before. I’ve always felt as though Uber was the most reliable form of transportation, especially around college campuses. Until recently, every ride I’ve experienced has been safe and reliable and the drivers have always been friendly. However, this past Friday night negates every good experience I’ve ever had...
by Melody Groben  The University of Rhode Island is filled with thousands of students, hundreds of organizations, a plethora of intelligent staff members and a beautiful campus. But just like every other university, it is affected by sexually-transmitted infections and diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the end of...
Tucked away at the back of the local convenience store, Kingston Mart is a new addition to the Emporium’s already broad menu. Recently, Kingston Mart has begun expanding its business model from just selling chips, sodas and cigarettes to food as well. And I gotta tell you, they are nailing it. The star dish...