Kayla Michaud

Kayla Michaud
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I’m doing this because I honestly think that by working for The Good Five Cent Cigar you receive a stronger more well rounded journalism education at URI. I’m here to put all my effort into learning more about the journalism field and acquiring the skills needed to be a journalist. While being an editor is a challenge, it’s a challenge I accept because while I’m constantly learning new ways to help reporters it’s also a position that helps myself identify what I can personally improve on. The position also helps me gain team building skills from working on a production team.
Three University of Rhode Island theater department alumni have rejoined each other to collaborate on the first show of the season, “Women and War.” Kira Hawkridge, URI alumna of 2012, is the director; Renee Surprenant, URI alumna of 2010, is the set designer; and Max Ponticelli, URI alumnus of 2009,...
Photo by Kayla Michaud | Director Kendall Moore discusses the choices she made in composing the film. The documentary “Can We Talk?” sheds light on the difficulty of having conversations with underrepresented people of color in the STEM field at its screening last Thursday. This documentary gives the audience a chance...
Photo by Kayla Michaud | Carpenter and Carlson were awarded plaques in recognition of their artistic excellence. The Harrington School of Communications and Media held a reception last Friday for Ranger Hall’s recent art exhibit “FREEZE.” This exhibit was completed on the walls of the Ranger Hall living room last...

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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 as...
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 an...
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, Tre, Maison...
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...