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Student experiences ‘eye-opening’ opportunity

Student experiences  ‘eye-opening’ opportunity

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer
January 12, 2017
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Kristen Reckelhoff smiled and grabbed her clipboard as Heather Sheridan walked through the door into the exam room at the USI-Glenwood Community Health Center.

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UNBREAKABLE

UNBREAKABLE

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
December 8, 2016
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When Jason Miner was in sixth grade, he wrote a yearbook quote he didn’t know would apply to the rest of his life. “Adversity causes some to break,” he wrote, “but it causes others to break records.” The senior communications major, set to graduate Saturday with 595 other students, faced ...

Fellow’s art exhibit showcases ‘process’

Fellow’s art exhibit  showcases ‘process’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
December 8, 2016
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Jenna “Citrus” Rueger skittered through the open rooms of the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Gallery, her colored socks silent against the cold ground. It was noon of the day before the opening of her Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibit, and Rueger still had preparations to finalize before the year’s...

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
December 8, 2016
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Katelyn Ryder didn’t know where her fellow Resident Assistants were taking her when they said they were going on a trip. “They abducted me in a staff meeting,” the senior art and psychology double major said. “They took me to New Harmony to see my art on display for the first time. It was prec...

Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 30, 2016
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Carter Hall won’t be Carter Hall Dec. 1-4. Instead, Madrigal Feaste attendees will walk into a Renaissance-style Baron’s Hall, immersed in a fifteenth-century royal feast with the university Chamber Choir. For the 47th annual Madrigal Feaste, sophomore Beronica Ricketts will portray a J...

One novel, one month

One novel, one month

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 29, 2016
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After participating in National Novel Writing Month Sam Morris has no trouble writing essays for school. “With four page papers, I write more than that in a day now,” the senior English major said. “Even ten page papers are pretty easy.” Every November, NaNoWriMo participants tackle the s...

GALLERY: International Extravaganza

GALLERY: International Extravaganza

Jordan Auker, Photographer
November 25, 2016
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International students represented their countries and cultures Nov. 18 at the Late Night International Extravaganza in the RFWC. Students had the opportunity to go different booths and experience learning about the cultures and customs of the different countries represented.

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International Extravaganza showcases cultures

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 18, 2016
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The Shield talked to Cailan Walters, junior social work major, and the social coordinator for the International Club, about the International Extravaganza this Friday. Walters said the cultural event provides a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures. The Shield: What is the International Extrav...

GALLERY: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play

GALLERY: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play

Megan Thorne and Jordan Auker and Kailey Boyd
November 17, 2016
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“Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” takes place subsequently after a new disease rapidly wracks the nation, killing many and damaging much of the United States, including the entire electrical grid. The play, originally written by Anne Washburn, follows a group of survivors who find each othe...

‘Standing for those who can’t’

‘Standing for those who can’t’

Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield
November 13, 2016
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12:26 p.m. As the white curtain rose, hundreds of students ducked under the divider and flooded toward the Southern Indiana Dance Marathon stage. “Sit down,” SIDM President Amanda Davidson said Saturday at the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center. “This is the last time you’ll be si...

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2016
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Bowls clinked together as volunteers unloaded the last few boxes at Sauced before the restaurant’s doors opened Saturday morning. “One minute left till doors open,” Al Holen shouted. The room erupted in cheers and clapping as two volunteers opened the two big doors into the restaurant. Within...

Passion, selflessness fuel annual dance marathon

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 9, 2016
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The Shield sat down with Amanda Davidson, president of the Riley Dance Marathon, and asked for her thoughts as the fundraising event draws near. The senior health administration major shared what the Saturday event means to her and what to expect. The Shield: How long have you been involved in Dance Marath...

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