Our Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Ian Weiner

Ian is a senior journalism and communications double major from Severna Park, Maryland. He joined The Good Five Cent Cigar his first semester on campus and was a staff reporter and News Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief last December. Ian also is part of the Tour Guide Team and a Harrington School of Communication and Media Brand Ambassador. After graduation, he hopes to continue on to law school or pursue a career in public service. Email: uricigar@gmail.com. Twitter: @Ian_Weiner14

Editor-in-Chief: Ian Weiner

Ian is a senior journalism and communications double major from Severna Park, Maryland. He joined The Good Five Cent Cigar his first semester on campus and was a staff reporter and News Editor before becoming Editor-in-Chief last December. Ian also is part of the Tour Guide Team and a Harrington School of Communication and Media Brand Ambassador. After graduation, he hopes to continue on to law school or pursue a career in public service. Email: uricigar@gmail.com. Twitter: @Ian_Weiner14

Managing Editor: Theresa Brown

Theresa Brown is a junior journalism, writing and rhetoric and Italian triple major with a minor in gender in women’s studies. She joined the Cigar as a first-semester freshman and has since acted as a reporter, web editor and is currently the managing editor. Theresa also currently acts as the Director or Philanthropy and Community Service for her sorority, Chi Omega and works in the Writing and Rhetoric Office during the day. In her free time she loves to read and she hopes to one day work for a publishing company that publishes children’s books. Twitter: _theresabrown email: theresa_brown@my.uri.edu

Managing Editor: Theresa Brown

Theresa is a junior 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 junior 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: Julia Moro

Julia is a junior 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 is a junior 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

News Editor: Andrew Main

Andrew is a junior 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

Sports Editor: Nolan Reilly

A junior journalism major at the Univeristy of Rhode Island, Nolan is entering into his first year as Sports Editor for the Cigar, but his third year as a part of the paper. A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, Nolan has a love for all things sports. Follow @cigar_sports to stay updated on all things Rhode Island Athletics. Twitter: @Nmreilly

Sports Editor: Nolan Reilly

A junior journalism major at the Univeristy of Rhode Island, Nolan is entering into his first year as Sports Editor for the Cigar, but his third year as apart of the paper. A native of Northbridge, Massachusetts, Nolan has a love for 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. 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. 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

Photography Editor: Grace DeSanti

Grace DeSanti is a student at the University of Rhode Island and the new Photo Editor for the Cigar! She majors in film and communication studies with photography as her side hustle. While she will gladly photograph anything, she mostly enjoy modeling shoots and taking headshots. Grace has always been captivated by the lives of others, and photography has been her way to sort of capture those unique individuals. After she graduates, Grace plans on working on film sets and eventually becoming a movie director. Email: grace_desanti@my.uri.edu

Photography Editor: Grace DeSanti

Grace DeSanti is a student at the University of Rhode Island and the new Photo Editor for the Cigar! She majors in film and communication studies with photography as her side hustle. While she will gladly photograph anything, she mostly enjoy modeling shoots and taking headshots. Grace has always been captivated by the lives of others, and photography has been her way to sort of capture those unique individuals. After she graduates, Grace plans on working on film sets and eventually becoming a movie director. Email: grace_desanti@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: Laura Weick

‪Laura is a junior political science and journalism major with a minor in music from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In addition to two years of working at the Cigar, Laura’s 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 public, purposeful writing career, whether with a non-profit, a government organization or a traditional media outlet. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, video games and cuddling with her cats. Email: laura_weick@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Laura_Weick

Web Editor: Laura Weick

‪Laura is a junior political science and journalism major from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In addition to two years of reporting experience at the Good Five Cent Cigar, Laura’s writing has appeared in publications such as the Kent County Daily Times, the Independent and South County Life. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a public, purposeful writing career, whether with a non-profit, a government organization or a traditional media outlet. In her spare time, Laura can be found practicing piano or cuddling with her cats. Email: laura_weick@my.uri.edu Twitter: @Laura_Weick

Production Manager: Mary Lind

Mary is a sophomore journalism and criminal justice major from Lincoln, RI. She joined the Cigar as a first semester freshman as a contributing reporter and is in her second semester as production manager. On campus, she is also a URI 101 Mentor and a Harrington School Brand Ambassador. Outside of the Cigar, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with her friends and family and watching crime shows. Email: marylind@my.uri.edu Twitter: @mary_lind18

Production Manager: Mary Lind

Mary is a sophomore journalism and criminal justice major from Lincoln, RI. She joined the Cigar as a first semester freshman as a contributing reporter and is in her second semester as production manager. On campus, she is also a URI 101 Mentor and a Harrington School Brand Ambassador. Outside of the Cigar, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with her friends and family and watching crime shows. Email: marylind@my.uri.edu Twitter: @mary_lind18

Public Relations Director: Siobhan Richards

Siobhan Richards is a sophomore public relations and history double major from Hudson, Massachusetts. This will be her second 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 history double major from Hudson, Massachusetts. This will be her second 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

Business Manager: Salvatore Capizzi

Salvatore is a senior 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

Business Manager: Salvatore Capizzi

Salvatore is a senior 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

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  • Susan Sancomb