Retired Sgt. Wayne Henry presents the Military Order of the Purple Heart Award to junior Jacob Bliss. | Photo by Anna Meassick.

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Managing Editor

Theresa Brown
I believe that journalism is one of the most important fields in the world. It is incredible to have the responsibility of informing the public, and while I didn't know I wanted to pursue this interest at first I am so incredibly excited to take on this role. News, whether it be big or small impacts so many and I think that giving the students of URI a look into everything that is going on around them is extremely necessary to the overall functionality of the University. On another more personal note, I'm doing this because I have a passion for writing and because I care so much about the reporters and editors involved with the paper already and can't wait to work with them and lead them going forward.

Production Manager

Mary Lind
I’ve always been passionate about journalism and telling stories, and I think that the way a paper is laid out can help tell those stories more effectively. Good journalism is needed now more than ever and I’m excited to bring what I know to the Cigar this semester and to gain more experience in this field.
Derrick Pommills (left) and Douglas Roosevelt (right) started their own rideshare company to help students save money. | Photo by Grace DeSanti. Derrick Pommills, a freshman, started a rideshare company named Voyage this semester with the help of a friend to help those on campus save money. Pommills, a marketing...
Kwaku-Sintim Misa presented on satirical communication drawing on his experience in the fields of acting and radio. | Photo by Greg Clark. Renowned Ghanaian actor, satirist and talk show host Kwaku-Sintim Misa, also known as KSM, spoke about the importance of satirical communication last Wednesday. The speech was titled “If...
Students were invited to attend Environmental Professional Night to learn more about the different fields they can work in. |Photo by Greg Clark. Last Thursday, six companies that offer jobs in the environmental field came together for an Environmental Professionals Night, which aimed to help inform students about the different job opportunities available to...
Alex Allard will be spending his summer and fall semester interning at Walt Disney World through Disney’s College Program. | Photo by Grace DeSanti. Junior Alex Allard went from being your typical Disney-loving kid to a University of Rhode Island student who will spend his upcoming summer and fall interning at Walt Disney World.
Professor Catherine Sama actively advocates for gender equality. |Photo by Grace DeSanti. “I’m part of a generation of women and academics in Italian studies who have really changed the face of 18th century writing and literature in terms of gender,” Catherine Sama, an Italian and film professor at the University of Rhode Island said....