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Former librarian dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

A retired university librarian died Sunday night following a car accident near Mount Carmel, IL in Wabash County. Philip Orr, 67, retired last semester after working at the university full-time since ...

March 1No Comments

Library unveils strategic plan

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first...

February 21No Comments

Help is real, hope is real

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

Reeling from personal loss, broken friendships, depression, and the transition of coming to college for the first time, Katie Biggs decided she no longer wanted to live. The junior psychology and creative...

February 21No Comments

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Features

Arabic instructor spreads acceptance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

Mervat Odeh can single-handedly write, photograph, print and distribute a newspaper in the midst of chaos. “[In Palestine] it was a really hot war zone,” the Arabic instructor said. “Some days there would be no power, b...

February 24

Coming of age story to illustrate resilience

Coming of age story to illustrate resilience

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

As the production nears, The Shield spoke with guest director Ron Himes about working on USI Theatre’s “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” and the meaning of the play in today’s America. Himes is the founder and producing di...

February 15

GALLERY: Homecoming week

GALLERY: Homecoming week

Jordan Auker, Jenna Bowman, Sarah McCord, Katie Thompson, Photographers

February 7

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Sports

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

February 3

GALLERY: USI Women’s basketball team defeats Missouri S&T 99-73

GALLERY: USI Women’s basketball team defeats Missouri S&T 99-73

Jordan Auker, Photographer

The women's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 99-73 at the PAC.

February 2

GALLERY: Women’s basketball team beats Lewis 85-65

Jordan Auker and Katie Thompson, Photographers

The women's basketball team beat Lewis University 85-65 Saturday afternoon in the PAC.

January 23

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Opinion

  • Shuttle shortcoming

    Not every college student owns a car. While this is not an earth-shattering revelation, it is quite surprising how much the university seems to ass...

  • USI book a room

    The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and he...

  • Spring break at home

    Next week everyone here at the University of Southern Indiana gets to take the week off. No studies, no exams and even no time-consuming trips a...

  • Proud to be Jewish

    My religion and heritage haven’t always been accepted. Throughout my life, I’ve had to deal with hateful comments, bullying and prejudice that...

  • More than an “X”

    February 23 serves as a day to shine a light on slavery across the globe. Freedom fighters and advocates draw a red “X” on their hand to show ...

Reviews

University play tells ‘important story’

University play tells ‘important story’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

Through a coming-of-age narrative and passionate performances, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” felt genuine. The story of “Crumbs” follows teenager Ernestine Crum...

February 24

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer

“Nioh” on the surface appears to be a clone of another popular Japanese game series, “Dark Souls.” Both games have similar mechanics such as a summoning feature tha...

February 24

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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

Dr. Joey Barnett, class of 1981, is one of our most successful and engaged alums. He is Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. He also is a Director on the USI Foundation Board.

September 21

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 ...

February 17

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...

October 14

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