Kayla Michaud

Kayla Michaud
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Kayla is a sophomore Film and Journalism double major who started writing for the Cigar the beginning of her freshman year. Outside of the Cigar, Kayla works as a Speaking Center Tutor and a Harrington School Brand Ambassador on campus and enjoys photographing events, playing the cello and the ukulele. Email: kayla_michaud@my.uri.edu Twitter: Kayla_Eileen18

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After finishing up my first year at the University of Rhode Island as a film major, I was eager to spend the summer gaining experience that would further my future career. I took advantage of the opportunities I received both in my hometown of Billerica, Massachusetts and in Rhode...
Comic courtesy of Will Wilson, who used to provide comics for the Good Five Cent Cigar. Former Cigar cartoonist Will Wilson received two Eisner Award nominations for his published comic strip collection, “Wallace the Brave.” The Eisner Awards are given out in the comic industry and are often referred to...
The University of Rhode Island’s Art and Art History Professor Robert J. Onorato restored a 17th century neighborhood in Newport into Virtual artform. What started out to be a project to restore a 17th century Newport house, ended up becoming a much larger project when Onorato decided to restore...
A documentary released in January of 2018 shows the unique hardships kids with an incarcerated parent go through and how prisons can sometimes remedy those struggles. Director Denali Tiller’s work, Tre Maison Dasan, takes place over the course of three years and is centered around three young boys,...
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Many students who took classes through the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Program have been fortunate to have had their artwork selected for  this year’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The artwork was put on display on April 4 and will remain on display until...
Photo courtesy of Haley Cidarholm |  Homemade vegan chickpea salad sandwich. Being a vegan for five years now, Haley Cedarholm wanted to incorporate her passion for veganism into her Honors project by creating a cookbook. She was interested in digging deeper into the difficulties college students who follow a vegan lifestyle...
The cast and crew of “Mary Poppins” took the audience on a magical journey during their opening night performance last Friday. The character of Mary Poppins, played by Emily Turtle didn’t just enter the lives of the Banks’ family, but the audience’s lives as well. The audience was actively engaged...

J Time recap

From April 9 to April 23,  Hillel held 11 events that made up the club’s annual “J Time.” J Time is a two week commemoration and celebration of Jewish Life. According to Yaniv Havusha, director of Jewish student life, the two most highlighted events during the two weeks were the...
Photo by Stefanie Erickson |CIGAR| Students at URI are lucky to have opportunities to travel abroad. Sophomore Katie Sause will be studying abroad in Australia this summer with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) on a full scholarship. In Australia, Sause will be participating in the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation program....
Promotional photo courtesy of the URI Theatre Department, taken by Randy Osga At just 9-years-old Kate Rocchio will be starring in the role of Jane Banks in the University of Rhode Island Theater Department’s upcoming production of “Mary Poppins.” In preparation for her “Mary Poppins” audition she worked with vocal...

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