Leah Popovic

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With minimal LGBTQIA+ representation in their films, Disney continues to face backlash this Pride month for only using token queer characters rather than spotlighting the community.  Over the past five years, Disney has incorporated very few queer moments and characters into their feature length films despite a growing global concern...
Cigar staff reporter Leah Popovic discusses her favorite music that was released during her freshman year at URI. Photo from today.com. I’ve discovered some of my favorite music during my freshman year at the University of Rhode Island, and I think everyone should hear these releases if they haven’t already.  I...
Students adapt to new selection process University housing will be reduced by 15 percent next academic year, largely due to the elimination of triple dorms. Photo from today.uri.edu. When logging on to the University of Rhode Island’s housing portal, freshman Seth Ohlemacher found himself dumbfounded by the lack of options available...
URI Associate Professor Jill Doerner was largely responsible for the creation of the criminology and criminal justice major at URI, and remains one of it’s most popular professors. Photo by Ethan Pellegrino.  Through her earnest work and research with criminology and social inequalities, associate professor Jill Doerner has cultivated a...
Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her 2008 album “Fearless” contains classic Swift songs from the original as well as some new unreleased tracks. Photo from headlineplanet.com. With the release of her fully re-recorded album “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift has started a new musical era while preserving the nostalgia from her...
Author Luis Alberto Urrea discusses the ongoing border crisis between America and Mexico. Photo from latimes.com “The Devil’s Highway,” by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Luis Alberto Urrea, tells the harrowing story of a group of Mexican immigrants and their journey across the Arizona desert.  Urrea discussed his life experiences and perspectives with...
Finalists share vision for future of program The pool for the next Harrington School director has narrowed to three candidates. Kothari photo from rit.edu. Muppidi photo from westhartfordnews.com. Groshek photo from bu.edu. In search of a new director, the University of Rhode Island’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosted three...
TEDx is back at URI, albeit virtually. Photo from twitter.com. According to Veronique Oldham, Rhode Island is one of the most endangered areas in America as the planet’s climate continues to change.  Aquatic organisms are suffocating due to a decrease in oxygen in the oceans. Oldham, an assistant professor of oceanography...
URI Theatre endures, albeit virtually, with their newest release “Miss Nelson is Missing”, which will soon be available to stream. Photo from URI Theatre Instagram.  The University of Rhode Island’s theatre department has successfully executed their first in-person mainstage production in over a year, “Miss Nelson Is Missing!” and plans...
Wondering why half the FAC lot is empty? You and everyone else. Photo by Greg Clark. Students at the University of Rhode Island have aired their grievances this past year regarding on-campus parking issues, looking for explanations from Transportation and Parking (TAP). Due to an influx of commuters at URI during...
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