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Photo Credit: James Singer Throughout my tenure at The Good Five Cent Cigar, I’ve worn several hats.  I have been the Student Senate reporter, attending Senate every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to hear the gavel strike the podium at least five times during any given meeting and wondering when the four-hour...
Unknowing ‘neighbor’ expresses concern over letters sent With 9,357 Nextdoor “residents” in Narragansett, Rhode Island, have you recently joined the neighborhood? If you have, you may want to check the settings of your Nextdoor app profile to see if you’re sending your information out to anyone unknowingly.  The week before Thanksgiving, University...
Nov. 24 marked the premiere of the first episode of Marvel’s, “Hawkeye,” found on Disney+. PHOTO CREDIT: imd.com The Disney+ addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Hawkeye,” comes just in time for the holiday season with the festive setting of New York City in December. The show itself is centered...
Season two of “The Morning Show” released on Apple TV+ switches focus from first season. PHOTO CREDIT: rottentomatoes The second season of “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+ is a cinematic period piece about the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside the struggles of marginalized voices in news media. The first...
Steward of local news speaks to 33 years reporting One of the newest inductees of the Rhode Island Press Hall of Fame is set to join some of Rhode Island’s most acclaimed news journalists. PHOTO CREDIT: newportri.com Thinking of a lede in your head on the drive back from covering an...
Marvel’s new release “Eternals” may have bombed with critics, but still has things to offer fans. PHOTO CREDIT: thedirect.com “Eternals” explores the theological origins of this universe with a character-driven narrative that has received mixed reviews for its separation from the traditional Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) formula.  Directed by Chloé Zhao...
On page one of this week’s newspaper, the Cigar covers a story about a racist direct message sent to a player on the Miami Dolphins from a University of Rhode Island graduate student.  First, the Cigar condemns the racist words and messages the student used. We do not tolerate racism...
The results of the first-ever Campus Climate Survey, conducted in March of 2021, was published on Oct. 7, revealing discrepancies in perspectives between groups in the University of Rhode Island’s climate. “In March of this year, we invited students, staff and faculty to participate in the University’s first-ever Campus Climate...
As football games sell out to Ruckus crowds, the marching band matches their energy. PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Hubbard - shotbyfriday.com The University of Rhode Island’s Ram Band has a new pep in its step, bringing fanfare and cadences back to campus after a year without fan-attended performances.  Getting to make music...
The new Marvel film, “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage,” doesn’t live up to expectations. PHOTO CREDIT: imbd.com This movie, directed by actor-director Andy Serkis, is just alright. It is the epitome of a standard superhero/villain movie, though the banter between Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote Venom, both played...
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