Caitlyn Picard

Caitlyn Picard
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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
With calls for stricter gun laws after the Parkland shooting, Rhode Island’s legislatures have submitted two bills, one to ban bump stocks and the other to remove guns from people who were “red flagged.” Over the years, five other states have passed red flag laws, Rhode Island is the first...
Photos courtesy of Victoria Gardiner In response to the new parking restrictions, graffiti has appeared on the sides of the Fine Arts Center. With the Fine Arts parking lot usually reserved for faculty and staff now being parking for visitors, someone has taken it upon themselves to paint their grievances on...

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Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Who drives the worst? Massachusetts By Caitlyn Picard If you ever heard of the phrase “going for a Sunday drive,” apply to that every Rhode Islander who steps foot into a vehicle at any given time. I guess if you’re within 30 minutes of the ocean no matter...
Photo courtesy of the Dominate the Day Foundation Former URI student athlete's legacy lives on A non-profit foundation has been founded to honor the legacy of Jordan Sebastian, a former University of Rhode Island student and football player. Sebastian played on the team from 2011 to 2015, and graduated in 2015 with...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Women stand in solidarity with each other during the #MeToo movement In Oct. 2017, the #MeToo movement erupted on social media. The movement was for those who had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted to show the magnitude of the situation across the nation. The...
Photo by Caitlyn Picard |CIGAR| URIPS takes on Lizzie Borden's house Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one. That famous nursery rhyme references one of the most notorious cold cases in the nation. The bloody...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Wednesday night Student Senate spent over an hour discussing the presidential disqualification ticket. Student Senate voted on Wednesday, Feb. 28 not to disqualify the presidential ticket of Adriana Wilding and Abdulwhab Alquirtas. The vote was 11 in the affirmative, 14 in the negative and six abstaining. Wilding...
Valentine’s Day is famously known as a day to celebrate those you love. It’s a day where most exchange gifts of flowers, chocolate and/or sappy cards. However, what most people don’t know is that Valentine’s Day was not always this sweet and that the man it is named after...
The University of Rhode Island Police Department has teamed up with students to bring the first ever URI Police Student Advisory Committee to campus. The committee is currently composed of about 16 to 20 members, all representing different aspects of the University community including Greek Life, commuters, Talent Development,...
Photo by Autumn Walter | You never know who may be walking among you A former University of Rhode Island student is facing charges of first-degree murder. Owen Morris, a 21-year-old from Warren, Rhode Island, was ordered to be held without bail for the killing of a chiropractor. The bail hearing...

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