Jacob Marrocco

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  It’s safe to say I wouldn’t be where I am today without the Cigar. It sounds trite, like the usual moral spouted off at the end of an 80’s movie. It’s true, though. I was told from the start that the only first-hand experience I would get in journalism would...
  To wax poetic on the absurdity of stipend review is preaching to the choir. Everyone who has experienced it knows its flaws and those who have read this newspaper know the various failures of the review process. However, even with the repeated stories and pieces we have published in this...
    Eastern Conference - First Round No. 4 Philadelphia over No. 1 Washington, six games - The Flyers are one of the hottest teams in the East right now, and the Capitals have a propensity for playoff shortcomings. Recipe for disaster. No. 2 Pittsburgh over No. 3 New York Rangers, seven games...
  The old adage goes that college is what you make of it. Personally, I have always thought Rhode Island catches a bad rap. However, if you’re here from anywhere between four and six years to earn your degree(s), you should really enjoy this state, in all of its craziness,...
  The University of Rhode Island women’s swimming and diving team has decided to take an alternative approach to leadership this season, and it could pay dividends for development and the impending Atlantic 10 Championship. Instead of naming captains, head coach Mick Westkott decided to have a senior leadership team serve...
  The perfect summary of Lincoln Chafee’s run for the democratic nomination can be summed up with one out-of-context Hillary Clinton quote from Tuesday’s debate. “No.” Where does this come from? Chafee is polling near the bottom alongside with Martin O’Malley and Mike Webb, but at least the latter two seemed like...
I have lived in Rhode Island all my life, and one incorrect belief about my home state especially irks me: “There’s nothing to do here.” Sure, this isn’t California or New York. However, there is something to love about the Ocean State everywhere you look. Across all 39 towns and...
  I have been to countless sporting events in my four years at the University of Rhode Island, and each season the teams have (mostly) gotten better and more competitive. The results have shown, too. Both basketball teams went from single-digit wins in my freshman year to making splashes in...
The University of Rhode Island women’s ice hockey team (21-7-1) wanted to go down a new path for their 2014-15 campaign, but it included losing their star goaltender, a couple other teammates, fluctuation in morale and a chance at bringing home a National Championship with a virtually unchanged roster. Rewinding...
The University of Rhode Island men’s rowing team captured three medals, a gold, silver and bronze, at the Knecht Cup at Mercer Lake in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, over the weekend. Senior rower Peter Collins, who has been on the team for three seasons, called the meet “one of...

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