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.
COVID-19, a kind of coronavirus, is named for the virus' crown-like fringes. Photo courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a developing story. For the most recent updates, follow @RhodyCigar and @mary_lind18 on Twitter.  In light of...
Vice-Chair of the Student Organizations Committee (SOC) Katie Siegle. Photo by James McIntosh.  A trip to ESPN with Anchor Sports Network last year lead Katie Siegle to a place she didn’t expect: the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate. “We met...
Founded by Officer Erica Vieira, the URI Citizens Police Academy offers students and civilians alike the chance to learn various policing techniques. Photo by James McIntosh.  Over the last few months, I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the University of Rhode...
Congressman Jim Langevin participates in a question and answer session with the URI Democrats. Photo by James McIntosh.  Several University of Rhode Island students met with U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) last Tuesday night to hear him speak about his career and ask him...
Coronavirus outbreak makes travel unsafe Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus, many students have taken advantage of the free antiviral masks offered by Health Services. Photo by James McIntosh. The University of Rhode Island has suspended study abroad programs...

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An incredibly embarrassing thing about me is that I absolutely love the idea of conspiracy theories. I don’t know what it is about them, but I find them to be fascinating. I (obviously) don’t believe, like, any of them, but I’ll listen to most of them. If...
Behind the scenes photos from the documentary “In Search of Tzotz” and "Giant Carnivorous Bats" show the incredible place that it was filmed. Photos courtesy of Jason Jacks. Jason Jaacks, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, has been somewhere...
Photo by Melissa Marchese. Update: As of 8:46 p.m., Adams said that National Grid is now working through the night to try and restore power, and will be working until it is restored to campus. Also, earlier it was reported that the lines were...
Participants of the Citizen’s Police Academy recieve their own badges. Photo by Mary Lind. Today marks the start of the University of Rhode Island’s 10-week Citizen’s Police Academy in which participants will get first-hand experience with various aspects of policing.
Major Jagoda, who has worked for campus police since 2015, was a first responder at Sandy Hook, among many other calls to action. Photo by Grace DeSanti. Long-time police officer is a crusader for gun safety and bettering the community.