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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

Board of Trustees provides construction updates, welcomes new members

Sarah Loesch

The Board of Trustees welcomed three new members to its table at the inaugural meeting in the newly opened Griffin Center Thursday afternoon. Current Student Government Association President, Ashl...  Read More »

Jul 14 • 0 comments

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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

‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

Brakston Farrar said art professor Joan deJong doesn’t spoonfeed her students.

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August 17, 2016

‘A strengthening experience’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to hear about he...  Read More »

May 6, 2016

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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

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

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  • 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...

  • Who needs enemies

    There are few things worse than being close to someone who’s harmful to you. Leaving them can be the most difficult thing you’ll ever do, but you...

  • Crop top controversy

    The over sexualization of women is prevalent in pop culture and social media. When I was in high school the dress code was strict for girls, however ...

  • Commitment issues

    When I was 6-years-old I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian. Until I realized it involved having to see cats in pain or having to put one down. W...

  • Putting love first

    49 lives were lost in a single night. 49 phones that ring will forever be unanswered. Over 50 others were put in a hospital, psychologically aff...


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

‘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

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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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