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.
To rework a famous quote “The more the real world changes, the more things stay the same in ‘The Sims 4.’” Photo from amazon.com. You know how everyone picked up bread making or knitting or some other useful hobby during quarantine? Yeah, that wasn’t me. I picked up “The Sims...
 As a chair of marine affairs at URI, Tracey Dalton possesses much knowledge on Rhode Island’s aquaculture. Photo by James Singer. With over 400 miles of shoreline, it makes sense that the official nickname of Rhode Island is “the Ocean State.”  The beaches draw thousands of visitors each year. Tourists and...
Parlange “thrilled” to join the Rhody community President David Dooley’s successor has been named: meet Marc Parlange. Photo from uri.edu. The University of Rhode Island has named Marc Parlange as its 12th president. On April 1, the Board of Trustees presidential search committee voted unanimously to recommend Parlange as the top candidate....
 Finalists answer questions, discuss platforms With Dooley retiring, the hunt for the next President of the University of Rhode Island is on. Photo from dreamstime.org. The University of Rhode Island held two open forums this week with the two final candidates to replace President David Dooley when he steps down in...
“Picture director David Lynch, Stephen King, Luis Fonsi, Justin Timberlake, The Monkees, The Blue Meanies, Lord Voldemort and Emperor Palpatine, all drugged, and kept prisoner in an airline’s executive lounge,” that’s how Grammy-nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis would describe his new EP “GMT.”  Yeah, that fits - and I mean that...
Concern expressed over ‘transphobic’ language A University of Rhode Island professor is facing backlash after writing an article that many community members have described as transphobic. The article in question,“Fantasy Worlds on the Right and Left: QAnon and Trans-Sex Fantasy,” was written by professor Donna Hughes of the gender & women’s...
What do “Pulp Fiction,” “Legally Blonde” and “The Amityville Horror” have in common? Nothing, right? Wrong. They all pass the Bechdel Test, a measurement of “whether or not a film or other work of fiction portrays women in a way that is sexist or characterized by gender stereotyping.” Named for...
URI film student Lionel Jeffries recently had his movie “Living Swamp” feature on Rhode Island PBS. Photo by James Singer. Hidden in the woods off South County Trail, just over four miles away from the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus, lies the Great Swamp Battle Monument. The stone monolith is...
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...
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