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.
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...
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.
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. 
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...
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...
Student Kayla Michaud getting tested for COVID-19 at a tent set up outside Health Services. Photo by Siobhan Richards. The University of Rhode Island COVID-19 fall testing plan includes testing for any symptomatic student, as well as random testing of 500 community members per...

Rams return to Rhody

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For the first time since students left for spring break on Friday, March 13, the University of Rhode Island has welcomed students back to campus. Students began engaging in a hybrid of modified in-person and online learning - and living - starting on Wednesday,...
by Mary Lind and Nicole Wagner Photo from URI Greek Life's website. The University of Rhode Island’s chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority was suspended after a video of three now-graduated members lip-synching to racial slurs surfaced, but some community...
All summer classes will be moved online at the University of Rhode Island, abiding with social distancing guidelines. Photo courtesy of the University of Rhode Island Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Rhode Island has moved all summer classes to an online...
Photo courtesy of UC Davis. On Wednesday, April 1, I was tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru test site set up in a parking lot at Rhode Island College. This came after a few weeks of feeling sick with no improvements, despite being treated...