Monday, January 22, 2018

University News

Daily Grind set to have a soft reopening before finals

Free-standing in the 24-hour room of the Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons for the last 20 years was The Daily Grind, a 20-by-...

Rhody Weather


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!


Bragging rights restored: Rhode Island downs Providence 75-68

Dan Hurley and several Rhode Island players make their way toward the Rhody Ruckus after the buzzer sounds, with the fans surrounding and cheering...

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 or on Twitter @StonePFreeman.


Premiere of ‘The Scene’

A senior film major has brought his latest movie to life with the help of a small crew fighting against the weather, scheduling conflicts...

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 has had articles appear in publications like the Cranston Herald and has worked as an editor for The Film Standards. Twitter: @ZackDeLuca


Student self publishes book on Amazon

It’s not always easy when it comes to sharing personal thoughts that have been floating around in your head with complete strangers. Never mind...

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.


Letter from the Editor: Momentum matters

For the past four years, the fabric of my college experience has been interwoven with the momentum of the Good 5 Cent Cigar. Every...

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.