News

STD rates high near campus

Gabi Wy, News Editor

Wally Paynter said if someone thinks talking about sexual history is too awkward, they probably shouldn’t be having sex. “It’s just part of the conversation before you get sexually active,” the president of th...  Read More »

Feb 10 • 0 comments

New apps to promote consent

Gabi Wy, News Editor

Michael Lissack, professor of Design and Innovation at Tongji University and an affiliate member of Boston University, helped create a suite of four apps with a research institute working to “nudge s...  Read More »

Feb 10 • 0 comments

Faculty discusses outside speakers

Gabi Wy, News Editor

Faculty Senate wants to find the balance between protecting university students and protecting First Amendment Rights. Based on complaints concerning Campus Ministry USA’s visit to campus Dec. 7,...  Read More »

Feb 5 • 0 comments

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Features

Vaginas to expose sexual injustice

Vaginas to expose sexual injustice

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

Freshman Kate Grudzinski wants to raise awareness about violence and injustice toward women

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February 10, 2016

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

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 revisited Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to see how sexuality is perceived in Palestine versus the U.S.

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February 10, 2016

Sex, math and philosophy

Sex, math and philosophy

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

The only thing that prevents mathematics and predictability from working is sex. This phrase taken from the upcoming USI Theatre production of “Arcadia” is the “truest thing anyone can say,” said Elliot Wasserman, the play’s director.

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February 10, 2016

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Sports

Respect your elders

Respect your elders

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

This year’s hall of fame class embodies talent. They have the ability to be role models for student athletes who are currently in the same situations the alumni already lived through. I think the tru...  Read More »

February 9, 2016

Condoms and conversation

Condoms and conversation

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

“We’re going to have facts and statistics that people will be digesting the reality of what STD’s are,” she said. “Even if they stop and think about it for a moment, I think that makes a small difference.”

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February 9, 2016

Brothers scores induction

Brothers scores induction

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

Ernie Brothers played basketball all his life, but it wasn’t until high school that he became competitive. “Once I started playing as a freshman (in high school), I really enjoyed it,” Brothers ...  Read More »

February 9, 2016

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Opinion

  • Talk Tinder to me

    A friend of mine turned 21 two years ago. She invited a large swath of her friends to a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. One of her friends co...

  • Single but not out to mingle

    I’ll be frank. On Valentine’s Day, instead of dating, I’ll probably be at my desk watching cartoons. To anyone else who might be doing the same...

  • Regarding sexytime

    Sex. It’s a part of our lives for the good and bad. Recounting sexual exploits is a college tradition. But when you assess the ass you got, what a...

  • Think first, act second

    One cannot receive a full college education without at least a handful of well-meaning instructors preaching “think outside the box.” A call for i...

  • Lemme talk about selfies

    The selfie, a venerable staple of social media, is also a lightning rod for criticism and derision, undeservedly so. Smartphones have given people an...

Reviews

‘Love’: positively pretentious pornography

‘Love’: positively pretentious pornography

Gavin Gaddis

Three minutes into Gaspar Noe’s “Love” I shouted, “either cum or change scenes” at the screen. “Love” attempts to tell the story of Murphy (Karl Gluspan), a man livi...  Read More »

February 10, 2016

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer

Shrouded in rumors and controversy throughout the three years leading up to its release, “Anti” is the greatest Rihanna album that almost never happened.

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February 4, 2016

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Letters to the Editor

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

LETTER: Initiatives in place to create safer campus

Angela Batista

Dear Editor, In response to the editorial published in the February 12 edition of The Shield, I would like to offer some important facts and information with the hope of ...  Read More »

February 17, 2015

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