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Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Through the struggle of her own boyfriend being deployed, Morgan Book channels her emotion in “Little Women” as the romantic Meg, engaged to a man who goes off to war. “When we did the duet between Meg and Mr. Brook that first night of rehearsals, I cried through the whole thing,” the sophomo...

Freshman named best of show

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

As the Annual Juried Student Art Show continues its exhibition in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries in the Liberal Arts building, The Shield spoke with best of show winner Bayley Graham about her piece “Shadow Nest.” As only a freshman, Graham spoke about her surprise win and her artistic pro...

KESHO offers mentors for young students

KESHO offers mentors for young students

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Heidi Gregori-Gahan stood amidst tables decorated from eight different countries and thanked the eager faces of Colleen McGovern’s fifth grade class for coming last week. The Assistant Provost for International Programs asked the girls whether they knew what a mentor was. “Your teacher, Ms. McGo...

Jonestown survivor shares story

Jonestown survivor shares story

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Laura Johnston Kohl warned the audience at Carter Hall Monday night she was prone to randomly crying because of her PTSD or “Peoples Temple Stress Disorder.” Kohl, a former member of the Peoples Temple and survivor of the Jonestown Massacre, came to USI to present her lecture titled “Peoples T...

Over 100 awards given at art show

Over 100 awards given at art show

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Weaving her way through the sardine-packed bodies at the 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Claire Wright exited the awards ceremony. Convinced she would not win any awards on her photo, Wright did not think twice about accompanying her grandmother outside to get some fresh air. “My gran...

Dental hygiene clinic fulfills veterans’ needs

Dental hygiene clinic fulfills veterans’ needs

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

During one of his check-ups at the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic, veteran Harley Hobgood said he considers himself friends with senior Kaila Raven after several visits together. With several tools in her hands and goggles around her head, a smiling Raven nodded in agreement. As Raven adjusted a pillow behind Hobg...

Ceremony to highlight ‘trailblazing women’

Ceremony to highlight ‘trailblazing women’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

As the Phenomenal Women ceremony approaches on March 23, The Shield talked to organizer and Multicultural Center Director Pam Hopson about the event honoring females in the community. The ten honorees this year include USI students, faculty and women from the Evansville area. The Shield: What is the his...

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

In soft lighting that seemed to have a hint of pink in its glow, performers and the audience chanted in unison to reclaim the word ‘cunt.’ The university’s presentation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 23 and 24 drew a packed crowd filling up Forum 3 by the time the show began. Within each mon...

Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Students lack accessibility to childcare, but push forward

Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

When Mariah Wilhite became pregnant with her son Grayson during her freshman year, others told her to abort her child so she could finish her degree. “They said I wouldn’t be able to graduate and finish school,” the junior social work major said. “They said I wouldn’t be able to live my...

Arabic instructor spreads acceptance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Features

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, but we would still have to publish. We would literally hand the paper to peo...

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Features

Students and faculty filed through the doors of Carter Hall Friday as the smells of the International Food Expo filled the air. The International Club hosts the yearly event, and it serves as a way for students from the 23 countries represented to offer a taste of traditional cuisines from their homelands t...

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