Our Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Ian Weiner

Ian is a junior journalism and communications double major from Annapolis, Maryland. He joined The Good Five Cent Cigar his first semester on-campus and served as a contributing reporter, staff reporter, and news editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief. He is also a member of the URI Tour Guide team and an active member in the University's Hillel Chapter. He hopes to pursue a career in print journalism after graduating. Email: uricigar@gmail.com Twitter: Ian_weiner14

Managing Editor: Theresa Brown

Theresa is a sophomore journalism, writing & rhetoric and Italian student. She has been writing for the Good Five Cent Cigar since her first semester of freshman year and acted as a contributing reporter and web editor before becoming the managing editor. She is a sister of Chi Omega and acts as the director of community service and philanthropy for her sisterhood. In her free time, she works for the writing and rhetoric office and she loves to read, watch movies, craft and hang out with all of the amazing friends she met through the Cigar and her sorority. Email: theresa_brown@my.uri.edu Twitter: _browntheresa

News Editor: Julia Moro

Julia is a sophomore journalism and political science double major from Long Island, New York. She has worked for the Cigar since her first semester at URI as a staff reporter and now holds the position of News Editor. In 2018, she moderated a senatorial debate between Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Bob Flanders alongside The Providence Journal and The Public’s Radio. She was also published in the New York Post multiple times during a summer internship with TimesLedger Newspapers in Queens, New York. Email: julia_moro@my.uri.edu Twitter: _JuliaMMoro

News Editor: Andrew Main

Andrew a sophomore from Granby, Connecticut. He is a journalism major and plans to minor in public relations and criminal justice. He joined the Cigar his first semester freshman year and has previously worked as both a contributing reporter and a staff reporter. Aside from the Cigar, Andrew enjoys being outdoors and either playing or watching sports. Email: andrew_main@my.uri.edu Twitter: AndrewPMain

Entertainment Editor: Kayla Michaud

Kayla is a sophomore journalism and film media double major from Billerica, Massachusetts. She started writing for The Good Five Cigar as a first semester freshman. Before becoming Entertainment Editor she was a contributing reporter and a staff photographer. On campus she also works as a tutor in the Speaking Center and as a Brand Ambassador for the Harrington School of Communication and Media. In her free time Kayla enjoys working on her skills as a photographer and videographer. Email: kayla_michaud@my.uri.edu Twitter: kayla_eileen18

Sports Editor: Nicholas Cardi

Nick is a junior double major in communications and journalism. He started writing for the Cigar during his first semester freshman year and hasn't stopped since. He is entering his second semester as sports editor. He will also be interning with the ABC 6 sports department this Spring. Nick is from Westchester, New York and comes from a family of seven. Email: nicholas_ cardi@my.uri.edu Twitter: ncardi14

Photography Editor: Anna Meassick

Anna is a junior environmental and natural resources economics management major, pursuing a minor in education. She loves taking photos, reading, watching Netflix (preferably crime tv), playing video games, focusing on her studies, and being an aunt to three adorable nieces. Anna enjoys working with kids to teach them about the importance of the environment and wants to one day teach in an untraditional setting, after getting a job that involves traveling the world. She joined the Cigar first semester of her freshman year as a contributing photographer, became a staff photographer, and is now photo editor. Email: apmeassick@my.uri.edu Instagram: apmeassick

Newscast Editor: Kate Rogerson

Kate is a junior journalism student with a minor in sports communication and media. She recently completed an internship with ABC6 in Providence, RI where she got to develop her skills as an aspiring sports broadcaster. In her free time, Kate loves watching the Patriots, skiing, going to the beach, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family. Email: kate_rogerson@my.uri.edu Twitter: katerogersontv

Web Editor: Laura Weick

‪Laura is a sophomore journalism and political science major from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is also pursuing a minor in piano performance. Laura is passionate about using the web to make news more accessible and interactive. When she’s not writing, you can find her practicing piano, playing video games or cuddling with her two cats. Email: laura_weick@my.uri.edu‬ Twitter: laura_weick

Production Manager: Mary Lind

Mary is a freshman journalism and criminal justice major from Lincoln, Rhode Island. Before becoming Production Manager, she spent her first semester as a contributing reporter. Outside of the Cigar, she can be found spending time with family and friends, sleeping, or watching crime shows. Email: marylind@my.uri.edu Twitter: mary_lind18

Public Relations Director: Siobhan Richards

Siobhan Richards is a freshman public relations and history double major from Massachusetts. This will be her first semester at the Cigar and she is also on the executive board of URI's Chapter of PRSSA. In her free time she enjoys photography, her dogs and watching the Patriots with friends and family. Email: sarichards2018@my.uri.edu Twitter: siobhanxo13

Business Manager: Salvatore Capizzi

Salvatore is a junior communications major with minors in both business and leadership. He joined The Good Five Cent Cigar this past December and has already been incredibly active towards bringing the paper's advertising initiatives into the twenty-first century. On campus, he volunteers alongside his brotherhood, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; while also working as a Collegiate Sales Representative for Platinum Entertainment Group, URI's premiere nightlife service. He covets his Italian heritage and enjoys spending his free time playing basketball or laying low with his friends. Email: scapizzi@my.uri.edu Instagram: sal.capizzi

Staff Reporters

Staff Photographers


  • Susan Sancomb