Nicole Wagner

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This week is the last edition of the Good Five Cent Cigar for the 2020-21 academic year. We’ve spent time this semester covering how COVID-19 has affected the University of Rhode Island’s sporting events, written profiles on the most interesting professors around campus and highlighted the innovative work of...
Vaccines will soon be available to everyone in Rhode Island. Photo from healio.com.  The state of Rhode Island has paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, but eligibility for vaccinations in the state will open to those age 16 and older on Monday, April 19. Students can set...
Hot on the heels of “WandaVision,” the newest release on Disney+, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” keeps the Marvel-mania alive. Photo from imbd.com On the heels of “WandaVision,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe has released their second Disney+ show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which tackles issues of racism...
Disney’s newest release “Raya and the Last Dragon” is a hit with critics and viewers alike. Photo from metacritic.com. “Raya and the Last Dragon,” the most recent feature-length animated film from Disney+, follows the theme of distrust and builds an immersive new world inspired by Southeast Asian culture through beautiful...
Do you want to see penguins surfing 50-foot tall Pen Gu Island waves? Then this is the movie for you. Photo from rotoscopers.com. If you have not seen the 2007 computer-animated mockumentary comedy film “Surf’s Up,” you absolutely need to; and if you haven’t watched it recently, I would highly...
A University of Rhode Island alumnus donated a $50,000 endowment to the Robert and Berdie Lawrence Endowed Scholarship for Black students in the College of Pharmacy.  The scholarship is named after the parents of the alumnus, Kenneth Lawrence, who were born in the South during the 1940s, where segregation and...
With the airing of the last episode of ‘WandaVision,’ how does the series that both enraptured and infuriated it’s viewers on a weekly basis hold up when viewed as a whole? Photo from disneyplusoriginals.disney.com. The kickoff to Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe content that was “WandaVision” has been a huge hit...
Nurses work to combat spread of virus through contact tracing Often relegated to the background, the Cigar takes a closer look at those contact tracing COVID-19 in the University community. Photo by Nicole Wagner. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of 60 registered nurses and nursing students have worked to trace...
With new COVID-19 variants spreading throughout the country, the community is encouraged to continue wearing masks. Photo by James McIntosh. With new variants of the COVID-19 virus spreading throughout the country, the University of Rhode Island has implemented biweekly testing and worked to trace cohorts of COVID-19 cases in the...
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