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
  Some police officers at the University of Rhode Island have had extensive policing backgrounds even before they began their work at the university. Michael Chalek, lieutenant for the police department, knew he wanted to become a cop when between his junior high and high school years. Although his goal was...
Every career begins somewhere, and the chief of University of Rhode Island Police, Stephen Baker,  began his career as the first police major the university has ever seen. Baker, who is also the director of public safety, had his first policing job at the Westerly Police Department in Westerly, Rhode...
  The University of Rhode Island’s Engineers for a Sustainable World are working to bring sustainability to the community through conservation and community projects. In the past few years, ESW has worked on a project in Guatemala. Guatemalans had recently installed flush toilets, but did not have the infrastructures to...
  As campus police officers, it is important to be invested not only in the day-to-day work but in the surrounding community as well. One police officer at the University of Rhode Island is an embodiment of this investment, both on and off the clock. Mark Brasil, a police detective for...
  Two police officers from the University of Rhode Island received recognition on Monday for their work reviving a man involved in a motor vehicle accident. Patrolman Officer Michael McCabe and Patrolman Officer Salvatore Bugge were presented with citations from the Rhode Island State House Senate Chamber. McCabe and Bugge were...
  The University of Rhode Island offers a multitude of interesting classes, one being an Anthropology topics class, Sex and Reproduction in our Species. According to the course syllabus, it addresses questions like “what is similar and what is different about human reproduction and that of other organisms and do all...
  On Feb. 5, the University of Rhode Island had its first snowstorm and the first official use of the new alert system. Because of the new system being implemented, some students did not receive notice in one or more of the alert forms that students are offered. Sam Adams,...
  Journalism and public relations majors often contradict each other- except in Journalism 341, editing for publication, where they learn editing techniques side by side. Journalism 341 is a required class for public relations majors and an optional, although arguably imperative, skills class for journalism majors. In both current sections of...
  Feb. 1 brought the Iowa caucuses, which for those who do not know, is a meeting of a legislative body to select their party’s candidates for presidency. It begins the run of presidential primaries, the final narrowing down of candidates before the nation chooses its forty-fifth president on Nov....
  Next semester, a rocket club will be added to the long list of clubs the University of Rhode Island offers to cater to the interests of its students. Joseph Jacobs, sophomore mechanical engineer and German major, has been working this past semester to get the club on its feet. “We’ve...

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