Features

‘Cohesiveness, cooperation’

Dylan Claywell and Clay Steenbergen described their experiences in Chamber Choir as “a sense of community and family,” “cooperation” and “cohesiveness.” The work and rehearsals of the Chamber Choir will culmi...  Read More »

April 22, 2016

Rally to promote diversity, equality

Rally to promote diversity, equality

Abigail Suddarth, Staff writer

Danesha Shelton will ask the question: “Why is it hard to talk about race?” for her capstone project. The Center for Social Justice Education intern will ask this question to Stand Against Racism Rally attendees an...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

‘Putnam’: playful, perfect pick-me-up

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

Regardless of my politics, I typically hang my head in disappointment when a play or musical digresses from its plot to unabashedly insert the director’s personal agenda. But when said play or musical megaphones its message through the conduit of a lispy 9-year-old with two gay dads and a seething hatred for Donald Trump, I can’t help but crack a grin.

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April 20, 2016

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Sports

Enjoy the stroll

Enjoy the stroll

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

A blank document has been open on my computer all day. I’m not sure how to start, or I guess how to end. This is my last column as sports editor at The Shield. Anything I write in the future will b...  Read More »

April 26, 2016

‘A very short memory’: Junior softballer discusses success, need to stay confident

‘A very short memory’: Junior softballer discusses success, need to stay confident

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

Junior computer science major Haley Hodges now holds the single-season home run record for the university. The pitcher/infielder sat down with The Shield to talk about when she discovered softball and this year’...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

Branching out

Branching out

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

The upperclassmen on a team are like the roots of a tree. They keep the team grounded and they provide a base for growth. While it may seem odd to put the upperclassmen at the bottom of a metaphor, th...  Read More »

April 19, 2016

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Opinion

  • Humanity trumps cruelty

    I don't talk politics, but I do talk decency and respect. I, an 18-year-old student journalist, was spat on yesterday at a Donald Trump rally in my...

  • Don’t stand in your way

    Don’t stand in your way

  • Speak up: don’t let depression destroy you

    It’s Wednesday evening. I just woke up from a “nap.” I look at my phone to see what time it is: 5:55 p.m. I spent the majority of yet another da...

  • Don’t let your dreams be dreams

    When we hear the words “just do it,” it’s easy to picture the hilarious image of Shia Labeouf flexing in front of a green screen. The words remi...

  • Living with anxiety

    I am 15 and staring at the ceiling of my doctor’s exam room after confiding in him about my fears and stress levels. It was the last day I felt com...

Reviews

‘Jungle Book’ oddly casted

‘Jungle Book’ oddly casted

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer

“The Jungle Book” tells a good story with gorgeous visuals and great acting. A child will love this film; an adult who’s seen multiple movies by the big-name actors won’...  Read More »

April 20, 2016

‘Hardcore Henry’ delivers flaccid action, pacing

‘Hardcore Henry’ delivers flaccid action, pacing

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

As a gamer, I bought into the idea that an entirely first-person action film could be good. I still do, but “Hardcore Henry” takes this interesting idea and delivers a...  Read More »

April 13, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor – Regarding “Dick pics on the rise”

Dear editor and students: This letter is in regards to the article entitled “‘Dick Pics’ on the rise: Unwanted nude images affect ‘emotional wellness’” published ...  Read More »

February 17, 2016

Letter to the editor – Regarding Students for Life

Luke Williams

Dear Ms. Schwindel and Students, While I can respect a student organization’s right to protest and their attempt to be a cause for their belief in social change, I can...  Read More »

October 14, 2015

LETTER: Thank you, Dr. Batista

Luke Williams

Dr. Batista and USI Students, It is not always easy being a student at this university. Sometimes you barely find time to study, sometimes you wish you could just crawl...  Read More »

March 18, 2015

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