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Friday, November 17, 2017

University News

Tour guide chooses to hide newspapers

Last week The Good 5 Cent Cigar learned that a student tour guide was moving issues of the paper which they had deemed “unflattering.”...

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Jessica Pace
I’m from Long Island, New York. I am a senior double major in Journalism and Communication Studies. I have a passion for telling people stories that are exciting and intriguing. My plans for the future is to bring you a friendly familiar face to the TV screen- as a dedicated reporter. I’ve interned with WJAR NBC10 in Providence and News 12 Long Island two summers in a row. If you see me on campus with a camera, don’t be shy! Say hi!


E.C. Matthews fractures wrist, out 4-6 weeks

E.C. Matthews, the fifth-year senior guard on the URI men’s basketball team, will miss 4-6 weeks due to a fractured left wrist. Matthews sustained the...

Sports Editor

Stone Freeman
Stone Freeman is a junior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in journalism. He can be found at either the Ryan Center, Boss Ice Arena, Meade Stadium, or Bill Beck Field covering URI athletics for the Good Five Cent Cigar and WRIU 90.3 FM. To contact Stone you can email him at stone_freeman@my.uri.edu or on Twitter @StonePFreeman.


Q&A with Professor Richard Whitten

The University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts building hosts the exhibit “Transitions Considered” by URI professor Richard Whitten, in the main gallery. The exhibit showcases...

Entertainment Editor

Zack DeLuca
Zack studies Journalism and Film/Media at the University of Rhode Island. He studies narrative screenwriting and production, as well as documentary production. Zack is the Entertainment Editor for The Good 5 Cent Cigar, URI’s school newspaper, and has had articles appear in publications like the Cranston Herald.


News Editor

Lianna Blakeman
Lianna is a Junior majoring in English & Writing and Rhetoric. She joined the Cigar her freshman year and is going into her second semester as News Editor. In her spare time, Lianna works in the Writing & Rhetoric Office, sits as secretary for the university literary magazine, Ether(bound) and hikes mountains every chance she can get.


Goodbye, Warped Tour: The end of an era

Anyone that grew up on alternative music and dreamed of seeing all their favorite bands on Warped Tour understands my heart break when Kevin...

News Editor

Caitlyn Picard
Caitlyn is a senior journalism and English major who has been on the Cigar since her sophomore year. Now as co-News Editor, Caitlyn is hoping to gain more experience in the field that she can hopefully use in her life after URI. caitpic@my.uri.edu