Our Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Theresa Brown

Theresa Brown is a junior journalism, writing and rhetoric and Italian triple major. She joined the Cigar as a first-semester freshman and has acted as a reporter, web editor and managing editor before becoming editor-in-chief. Theresa is also a sister of Chi Omega and works in the Writing and Rhetoric Office and Production Lab during the day. In her free time she loves to read and she hopes to one day live in New York City and work for a publishing company that publishes children's books. Twitter: _theresabrown Email: uricigar@gmail.com

Editor-in-Chief: Theresa Brown

Theresa Brown is a junior journalism, writing and rhetoric and Italian triple major. She joined the Cigar as a first-semester freshman and has acted as a reporter, web editor and managing editor before becoming editor-in-chief. Theresa is also a sister of Chi Omega and works in the Writing and Rhetoric Office and Production Lab during the day. In her free time she loves to read and she hopes to one day live in New York City and work for a publishing company that publishes children's books. Twitter: _theresabrown Email: uricigar@gmail.com

Editor-in-Chief: Theresa Brown

Theresa Brown is a junior journalism, writing and rhetoric and Italian triple major. She joined the Cigar as a first-semester freshman and has acted as a reporter, web editor and managing editor before becoming editor-in-chief. Theresa is also a sister of Chi Omega and works in the Writing and Rhetoric Office and Production Lab during the day. In her free time she loves to read and she hopes to one day live in New York City and work for a publishing company that publishes children's books. Twitter: _theresabrown Email: uricigar@gmail.com

Managing Editor: Laura Weick

‪Laura is a junior political science and journalism major with a minor in music from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Laura has worked at the Cigar since her freshman year, and her reporting has also appeared in publications such as the Kent County Daily Times, the Independent and South County Life. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a career where her writing can be used for the greater good, whether as a journalist or by working with a non-profit, government agency or business. In her spare time, Laura enjoys playing video games, practicing piano and cuddling with her cats. Email: laura_weick@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Laura_Weick

Managing Editor: Laura Weick

‪Laura is a junior political science and journalism major with a minor in music from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Laura has worked at the Cigar since her freshman year, and her reporting has appeared in publications such as the Kent County Daily Times, the Independent and South County Life. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a career where her writing can be used for the greater good, whether as a journalist or by working with a non-profit, government agency or business. In her spare time, Laura enjoys playing video games, practicing piano and cuddling with her cats. Email: laura_weick@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Laura_Weick

News Editor: Kate LeBlanc

Kate is a sophomore from Oxford, Massachusetts majoring in journalism and political science. She started at the Cigar her first semester freshman year as a contributing reporter, spent one year as a staff reporter and is now serving as news editor. She is excited to work with the editorial board this semester and help reporters learn how to produce the best stories possible. She hopes one day to work as an investigative journalist for a major media outlet. Asides from her love of the Cigar, Kate is also passionate about Ronan Farrow, Central Massachusetts, podcasts and the New England Patriots. Email: kleblanc@my.uri.edu Twitter: @KateNLeBlanc

News Editor: Kate LeBlanc

Kate is a sophomore from Oxford, Massachusetts majoring in journalism and political science. She started at the Cigar her first semester freshman year as a contributing reporter, spent one year as a staff reporter and is now serving as news editor. She is excited to work with the editorial board this semester and help reporters learn how to produce the best stories possible. She hopes one day to work as an investigative journalist for a major media outlet. Asides from her love of the Cigar, Kate is also passionate about Ronan Farrow, Central Massachusetts, podcasts and the New England Patriots. Email: kleblanc@my.uri.edu Twitter: @KateNLeBlanc

News Editor: Nicole Wagner

Nicole is a sophomore journalism major from Rocky Point, New York. She joined The Good Five Cent Cigar during her first semester and has worked as a contributing reporter and staff reporter. Nicole is also minoring in international relations and history at The University of Rhode Island, as she one day hopes to work as a foreign correspondent. Aside from the Cigar, she enjoys watching documentaries, photography and spending time outdoors. Email: mailto:nicolewagner@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Nicole_WagnerNY

News Editor: Nicole Wagner

Nicole is a sophomore journalism major from Rocky Point, New York. She joined The Good Five Cent Cigar during her first semester and has worked as a contributing reporter and staff reporter. Nicole is also minoring in international relations and history at The University of Rhode Island, as she one day hopes to work as a foreign correspondent. Aside from the Cigar, she enjoys watching documentaries, photography and spending time outdoors. Email: mailto:nicolewagner@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Nicole_WagnerNY

Sports Editor: Nolan Reilly

Nolan is a junior journalism major at the Univeristy of Rhode Island, Nolan is entering his second semester as sports editor for the Cigar, but has been writing for the Cigar since his freshman year. A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, Nolan has a love for Polar Orange Dry and all things sports. Follow @cigar_sports to stay updated on all things Rhode Island Athletics. Twitter: @Nmreilly

Sports Editor: Nolan Reilly

Nolan is a junior journalism major at the Univeristy of Rhode Island, Nolan is entering his second semester as sports editor for the Cigar, but has been writing for the Cigar since his freshman year. A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, Nolan has a love for Polar Orange Dry and all things sports. Follow @cigar_sports to stay updated on all things Rhode Island Athletics. Twitter: @Nmreilly

Entertainment Editor: Kayla Michaud

Kayla is a junior film media and journalism double major from Billerica, Massachusetts. She started writing for The Good Five Cigar as a first semester freshman and is very excited to continue to hold the position as entertainment editor for the fourth semester in a row. Kayla is also a brand ambassador for the Harrington School and co-president for URI Film Collab. In her free time, she can be found working on photography projects or at the beach. Email: kayla_michaud@my.uri.edu Twitter:@kayla_eileen18

Entertainment Editor: Kayla Michaud

Kayla is a junior film media and journalism double major from Billerica, Massachusetts. She started writing for The Good Five Cigar as a first semester freshman and is very excited to continue to hold the position as entertainment editor for the fourth semester in a row. Kayla is also a brand ambassador for the Harrington School and co-president for URI Film Collab. In her free time, she can be found working on photography projects or at the beach. Email: kayla_michaud@my.uri.edu Twitter:@kayla_eileen18

Photo Editor: James MacIntosh

James McIntosh is a junior psychology and criminology & criminal justice double major from Coventry, Rhode Island. He joined the Cigar as a contributing photographer in the spring semester of his sophomore year before working his way up to the position of staff photographer, and eventually, photo editor. Upon graduating, James is currently looking to attain a law degree. In addition to photography, James is also a member of the Rhody Archery Club and enjoys reading and boxing in his free time. Email: jamesmcintosh15@my.uri.edu

Photo Editor: James MacIntosh

James McIntosh is a junior psychology and criminology & criminal justice double major from Coventry, Rhode Island. He joined the Cigar as a contributing photographer in the spring semester of his sophomore year before working his way up to the position of staff photographer, and eventually, photo editor. Upon graduating, James is currently looking to attain a law degree. In addition to photography, James is also a member of the Rhody Archery Club and enjoys reading and boxing in his free time. Email: jamesmcintosh15@my.uri.edu

Newscast Editor: Leah Crowley

Leah Crowley is a sophomore journalism and political science double major from Plainville, Massachusetts. She joined the Cigar her first semester of college as a contributing reporter. Leah creates vlogs for the Harrington School of Communications and Media that can be found on the Harrington School’s YouTube and works as a Brand Ambassador for the college as well. She loves Pop Tarts, the ocean, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. Email: leah_crowley@my.uri.edu‬ Twitter: LeahBCrowley

Newscast Editor: Leah Crowley

Leah Crowley is a sophomore journalism and political science double major from Plainville, Massachusetts. She joined the Cigar her first semester of college as a contributing reporter. Leah creates vlogs for the Harrington School of Communications and Media that can be found on the Harrington School’s YouTube and works as a Brand Ambassador for the college as well. She loves Pop Tarts, the ocean, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. Email: leah_crowley@my.uri.edu‬ Twitter: LeahBCrowley

Web Editor: Nathaniel Sandoval

Nathaniel is a junior studying political science with a minor in business from Providence, Rhode Island. This is his second semester working with the Cigar and his first in an editorial position. On campus, Nathaniel is a member of B.O.N.D. and the dance group eXposure. His favorite animals are dogs and he likes to draw, dance and play basketball during his free time. Email: nsandoval17@my.uri.edu Twitter:@haveitmyways

Web Editor: Nathaniel Sandoval

Nathaniel is a junior studying political science with a minor in business from Providence, Rhode Island. This is his second semester working with the Cigar and his first in an editorial position. On campus, Nathaniel is a member of B.O.N.D. and the dance group eXposure. His favorite animals are dogs and he likes to draw, dance and play basketball during his free time. Email: nsandoval17@my.uri.edu Twitter:@haveitmyways

Production Manager: Mary Lind

Mary is a sophomore journalism and criminal justice major. Since joining the Cigar in the fall of 2018 as a freshman, she has served as a contributing reporter and is now in her third semester as the Production Manager. Mary also works as a brand ambassador for the Harrington School and at a restaurant in her hometown of Lincoln, RI. She knows a ridiculous amount of Harry Potter trivia and in her spare time can be found reading, spending time with her friends and watching reruns of shows that she’s already seen. Email: marylind@my.uri.edu Twitter: @mary_lind18

Production Manager: Mary Lind

Mary is a sophomore journalism and criminal justice major. Since joining the Cigar in the fall of 2018 as a freshman, she has served as a contributing reporter and is now in her third semester as the Production Manager. Mary also works as a brand ambassador for the Harrington School and at a restaurant in her hometown of Lincoln, RI. She knows a ridiculous amount of Harry Potter trivia and in her spare time can be found reading, spending time with her friends and watching reruns of shows that she’s already seen. Email: marylind@my.uri.edu Twitter: @mary_lind18

Public Relations Director: Siobhan Richards

Siobhan Richards is a sophomore public relations and journalism major from Hudson, Massachusetts. This will be her third semester working at the Cigar. Outside of the Cigar, she is the Resident Academic Mentor for the Harrington School, the Secretary of URI's Chapter of PRSSA and a sister of Chi Omega. In her free time, she enjoys photography, soccer, watching TV and hanging out with friends and family. Email: sarichards2018@my.uri.edu Twitter: siobhanxo13

Public Relations Director: Siobhan Richards

Siobhan Richards is a sophomore public relations and journalism major from Hudson, Massachusetts. This will be her third semester working at the Cigar. Outside of the Cigar, she is the Resident Academic Mentor for the Harrington School, the Secretary of URI's Chapter of PRSSA and a sister of Chi Omega. In her free time, she enjoys photography, soccer, watching TV and hanging out with friends and family. Email: sarichards2018@my.uri.edu Twitter: siobhanxo13

Social Media Coordinator: Evan McAlice

Business Manager: Alyssa Simas

Staff Reporters

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