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.
They say wine tastes better as it ages, and that’s the case for the “Twilight” saga. PHOTO CREDIT: radiox.co.uk When I was in middle school in the early 2010s, the peak of the “Twilight” craze, I thought it was stupid as hell. As a die-hard “Potterhead,” I promised myself I...

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83 issues later…it’s time to say goodbye. Photo credit: James Singer At the first Good Five Cent Cigar meeting I ever went to in the fall of 2018, I took (at least) three stories. Which, for those of you who don’t know, is insane; and every year there’s at least one...
Viral TikTok exposes mold in Weldin Hall Black mold raises concerns among some URI students living in residence halls. GRAPHIC CREDIT: Elizabeth Wong  A recent trend on TikTok has been warning people about symptoms that may seem like signs of a common cold but could actually be signs of living with...
URI planetarium faces financial, accessibility issues Tucked behind the Kirk Center for Advanced Technology along Upper College Road, the world’s second-smallest planetarium lies dormant. Typically used by astronomy classes prior to the pandemic, it has been unused since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. “It’s a great place,” physics professor Douglas...

‘Folly or fear’

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Writing and rhetoric professor studies death, food LuAnne Roth’s research focuses on zombies, death and food. PHOTO CREDIT: Melissa Marchese LuAnne Roth, a senior lecturer of writing and rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island, has made a career out of folklore, dedicating her time to researching death and food and...
Administrators urge community to get supplementary shot Following the most recent COVID-19 variant, Omicron, URI strongly encourages students to receive booster shot at Union. GRAPHIC CREDIT: Elizabeth Wong The University of Rhode Island has set up a vaccination clinic to give the community booster shots and initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines...
This reporter shares her initial thoughts of The Shivas after they release their new album “Feels So Good // Feels So Bad”.  PHOTO CREDIT: heshivas.bandcamp.com “Feels So Good // Feels So Bad,” the latest album from Portland-based psych-surf group The Shivas, is an absolute delight to listen to. If I hadn’t...
Singer Phoebe Bridgers’ pandemic-safe performance marked a return to live entertainment for this reporter. PHOTO CREDIT: nme.com Nothing rejuvenates you like a good concert. On Sept. 27, I went to Boston to see Phoebe Bridgers perform at the Leader Bank Pavilion –– my first concert since October 2019, pre-pandemic.  While there...
Trigger warning: suicide.  September is Suicide Prevention Month, and as it comes to a close, I’d like to say a few things about how we as a society go about the idea of “suicide prevention.”  Obviously, suicide prevention is incredibly important. When you’re suicidal, you don’t see any other way out....
“MONTERO” is not an album — it’s an experience.  Lil Nas X’s long-awaited debut album, released on Sept. 17, is catchy, fun and vulnerable. The album is divided into exciting pop songs at the beginning and heartbreaking, guitar-heavy songs as it progresses. He leaves no stone unturned as he talks...
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