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PHOTO CREDIT: harrington.uri.edu John Pantalone, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, will be stepping down as chair of the journalism department and adviser of the Good Five Cent Cigar at the end of this semester. Pantalone is an institution at the Cigar, being the first editor-in-chief when...
Photo contributed by: Christian Silvia | Staff Reporter I wrote my first article for the Cigar just before the pandemic started, it took weeks to edit since it was so poorly written. I often wonder what would have happened if I never nervously walked into the Cigar office midway through...

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TMD students showcase designs at ‘Spring Splash’ fashion show To showcase TMD students' work over their time as students, the department held a fashion show which was a splash for all. PHOTO CREDIT: James Singer | Photo Editor Emeritus “The Divine Feminine” by Mac Miller was channeled through a pink dress...
How To Be a Media Literate Citizen: “The Role of Researchers, Journalists, and Students in the World of Heightened Disinformation, Conspiracy Theories, and Hate.” PHOTO CREDIT: Global Investigative Journalism Network Misinformation and disinformation are not new issues, but in an increasingly connected world, disinformation is a rapidly growing industry. Craig Silverman,...
Well, here we are. This is the first issue of the Good Five Cent Cigar in 2022 and it is also the first edition of the Cigar with me as editor in chief. Though I have been dreaming of and working towards this for the better part of three years, I...
Take a look through the magnifying glass at URI’s production of “Clue: On Stage.” PHOTO CREDIT: carrolltonga.com I remember the first time that I watched “Clue” (1985) as a child and instantly fell in love with the movie. On Thursday Dec. 2, the University of Rhode Island theatre department opened its...
Finding the right present for everyone on your list can be a daunting task every holiday season, but it doesn’t have to be. Especially around the University of Rhode Island, there are so many unique things to buy for every person you need a gift for. Here are a few...
Housing has been on all of our minds for quite some time now. The search starts the second we move into our housing in the fall semester and must be completed as soon as possible to assure that we have housing assignments for next year. But why does it...
Looking for something to eat that can spice up your fall? Look no further than these recipes! GRAPHIC CREDIT: Elizabeth Wong I love the fall season. Between the weather, the decor, the clothing and the food, the fall offers all of my yearly favorites in abundance. So during the fall,...
“Suspiria” is this news editor’s top-rated horror film as Halloween approaches. PHOTO CREDIT: Contributed by Amazon.com I have almost always been a fan of horror films since I was a kid. It may have been partly from the influence of my older brother, who now hates horror films, but I...
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