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Fraternity finds fresh motivation with national award

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

When Lambda Chi Alpha president Kegan Miller heard the USI chapter of the fraternity had received the prestigious Grand High Alpha award, he was “blown away.” The senior mechanical engineering major travel...  Read More »

Aug 24 • 0 comments

Annual faculty meeting adjusted for time, simplicity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

Faculty members applauded moderately for small announcements at the university meeting Wednesday, but one of the most audible reactions was support for holding the session later than usual. “It’s nice to se...  Read More »

Aug 18 • 0 comments

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Features

Students pair with ‘Little Buddies,’ serve community

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

Destiny Matthews knew she wanted to teach kids from a young age. She would get papers from school and would hand them out to her Barbie dolls and teddy bears and pretend she was a teacher. “I’ve always had a passion for kids,” the freshman E...  Read More »

August 24, 2016

Phi Delta Theta sets Phi-K goal

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-Chief

Lou Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta in the early 1920s, but his memory lives on in the fraternity years later. Gehrig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1939 after his health began to deter...  Read More »

August 18, 2016

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

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August 17, 2016

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Sports

Coaching gold medalists: Local coach discusses time with olympian

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

The Shield talked to USI alum Dave Baumeyer, the Reitz High School swim team coach and gold medalist Olympian Lilly King’s former coach about what it was like to coach an olympian and his time at the ...  Read More »

August 24, 2016

Introducing intramural: RFWC brings new programs for fall

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

The Recreation Fitness and Wellness Center is introducing multiple new programs to start out the new semester, as well as returning annual events with new twists.

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August 18, 2016

Court to coach: Former USI player joins staff full time

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

Basketball became the main sport in Stephanie Carpenter’s life during second grade. Carpenter graduated in 2014 with a criminal justice major and accounting minor, the USI alumna is now back on the court as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.

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August 18, 2016

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Opinion

  • Look out for unexpected turns

    Economic uncertainty can leave you out of breath, treading just to keep your head above water. After obtaining my journalism degree from USI in 2007 ...

  • It is what it is

    Some of the bravest people are those who suffer but are able to stay strong. They have a way of capturing us with their determination, courage and str...

  • Please buy responsibly

    Every alcoholic beverage has some form of the words “drink responsibly” printed on its packaging. I’d like to request that students who smuggle...

  • Life with a “little me time”

    I’m standing on a street corner in Nashville, sending a text to a friend. “Sorry man, I’m not home today,” I type before heading toward an art...

  • The real you

    I read somewhere once you have a reputation, it doesn’t  require much maintenance. I admit I read it in the second  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” bo...

Reviews

Watsky wows with ‘x Infinity’

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

Usually, I can’t stand listening to the same album more than a couple of times in a given week. George Watsky’s new album “x Infinity” has been out for a week and I’...  Read More »

August 23, 2016

Sausage Party, painfully un-funny

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer

"Sausage Party" is the film equivalent of jangling keys in front of a baby’s face for entertainment, or to put that in modern terms: an Adam Sandler movie. The first wide...  Read More »

August 17, 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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