Mary Lind

Mary Lind
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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.
A booth for URi-STAND helps raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence. Photo contributed by URi-STAND. Through presentations, workshops and community outreach, the University of Rhode Island’s Bystander Intervention Program of URi-STANDers encourages community members to take a proactive approach when witnessing sexual and domestic violence. The team of URi-STANDers, led...
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in Netflix’s new show “The Queen's Gambit.” Photo from Lifstyleasia.com. Netflix’s miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit” had me hooked from the very beginning.  Based on a 1983 novel of the same name, Beth Harmon, the main character, loses her mother in a car crash within the first minutes of...
Michael Robinson plays trumpet during his senior recital. Photo by James Singer. Many music majors were preparing for their recitals last spring - until the pandemic brought life to a screeching halt.  Now, those who were unable to perform their required recitals in the spring have had to adjust to practicing...
“Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” originally written by Rick Riordan, was made into a movie by directors Thor Freudenthal and Chris Columbus in 2013. Photo from TBIvision.com.  Greek mythology is fascinating but often difficult to read in its original form. Within the context of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” series, we...
High COVID-19 positivity rates found during mandatory testing led to a shelter-in-place order for students in Greek Life. Photo by Nicole Wagner. On Oct. 9, the University of Rhode Island announced a mandatory shelter-in-place order for all students involved in Greek Life, receiving mixed reactions from the URI community.  The announcement...
Students continue to form crowds despite COVID-19 guidelines  Videos of large student groups gathering at the University of Rhode Island and the Kingston Emporium despite social distancing mandates have gone viral online, igniting concerns of a major COVID-19 outbreak in the community. Twitter accounts @BarstoolRhody and @rhodychicks and Instagram account @unmaskeduri...
The COVID positivity rate is staying stable. Photo by Siobhan Richards.  For this week’s update, we talked with administrators about what happens when the positivity rate rises, the importance of daily health assessments and more. Here’s what they had to say.  Test-positive rate remains fairly stable The test-positive rate at the University...

9/24/20 Newscast

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Watch the first newscast of the 2020 fall semester! - - - Narragansett Ordinance: Written, shot, and edited by Liv Ouellette Dining in a Pandemic: Written, shot, and edited by Aniekan Okon COVID-19 Social Distancing: Written and edited by Leah Crowley Shot by Leah Crowley and Mary Lind
Many Americans will be voting by mail in the upcoming election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the mail ballots have recently been the subject of much controversy. With Election Day just over a month away, here are the facts about mail ballots, as well as information on where,...
Three Greek houses at the University of Rhode Island are in quarantine after members tested positive, according to a release put out by the University.  One sorority house had three members test positive, another had two members test positive and a fraternity house had one member test positive. The students who...