Brandon Maxwell

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  So this has been a long time coming. I’m proud and humbled to help usher in what I hope to be a new tradition here at The Good 5 Cent Cigar. This edition of the paper is going to be dedicated to discussing the current state of race relations...
  At this point, many people within the University of Rhode Island community who are members of a Student Senate-stipended organization know how egregious and ridiculous the Student Organization Advisory and Review Committee (SOARC) stipend reviews are. The Cigar featured an article and an opinion editorial last week on how...
The parking problems here at the University of Rhode Island have been discussed time and time again. Yet here we stand, still with no solution. It seems the only thing people can agree on is that the current state of affairs is unacceptable. Whether it is the lack of spots...
  Last month’s release of “Spotlight” directed by Thomas McCarthy has been receiving critical acclaim and is an early front runner for best picture at the Oscar’s. The film portrays the Boston Globe investigative staff during its coverage of child sex abuse scandals by priests in Massachusetts. In 2002, criminal charges...
  In case you have actively avoided hot button issues as of late, the University of Missouri is in the midst of a cultural revolution. Every school should join in. This includes the University of Rhode Island. With the resignation of University President Tim Wolfe and the “transition” of Chancellor...
Global A key suspect in last week’s terror attack in Paris could have been killed in a raid in one of the cities suburbs on Wednesday. French officials are currently unsure if Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is suspected to have been working with ISIS to organize the attacks, was one of...
LOCAL: A teacher at St. Mary’s Bay View Academy, Lee Mogavero, 46, of 9 Paquin Drive in Barrington, was charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault at a pizza restaurant he owns in Cranston. According to the Providence Journal, Special Victims Unit detectives in the Cranston Police Department...
LOCAL: An East Greenwich man was sentenced on Wednesday to 65 months in federal prison for filing 58 fraudulent tax returns. Anthony DelFarno, former owner of the now-closed SoHo Ristorante at 21 Pier Marketplace in Narragansett, was imprisoned for tax fraud involving stolen identities. DelFarno was indicted on Dec. 18,...
I am officially three-plus years into my college career, so it's probably a little too late to quit now. Not that I would, just to be clear, but I'd be lying if I said that it's never crossed my mind during my time here at the University of Rhode Island...
  I'm officially three-plus years into my college career, so it's a little too late to quit now. Not that I would just to be clear, but I'd be lying if I said that it never crossed my mind during my time here at the University of Rhode Island, whether it...

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