Caitlyn Picard

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. [email protected]

Butting Heads:

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Who drives the worst? Massachusetts By Caitlyn Picard If you ever heard of the phrase “going for a Sunday drive,” apply to that every Rhode Islander who steps foot into a vehicle at any given time. I guess if you’re within 30 minutes of the ocean no matter where you…

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‘Dominate the Day’

Photo courtesy of the Dominate the Day Foundation Former URI student athlete’s legacy lives on A non-profit foundation has been founded to honor the legacy of Jordan Sebastian, a former University of Rhode Island student and football player. Sebastian played on the team from 2011 to 2015, and graduated in 2015 with a degree in…

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A night inn with the Bordens

Photo by Caitlyn Picard |CIGAR| URIPS takes on Lizzie Borden’s house Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one. That famous nursery rhyme references one of the most notorious cold cases in the nation. The bloody murders of Andrew and…

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Senate appeals presidential candidates disqualification

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Wednesday night Student Senate spent over an hour discussing the presidential disqualification ticket. Student Senate voted on Wednesday, Feb. 28 not to disqualify the presidential ticket of Adriana Wilding and Abdulwhab Alquirtas. The vote was 11 in the affirmative, 14 in the negative and six abstaining. Wilding stated that she was…

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History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is famously known as a day to celebrate those you love. It’s a day where most exchange gifts of flowers, chocolate and/or sappy cards. However, what most people don’t know is that Valentine’s Day was not always this sweet and that the man it is named after made the ultimate sacrifice. The holiday…

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