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#USIbannedbooks

Ariana Beedie
September 19, 2013
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Ashley Clark’s favorite banned book is “Farenheight 451” by Ray Bradbury. “I think it’s hilarious that people tried to ban a book about reading,” she said. “It’s a very anti-banned books book.” Clark, the university’s new instructional librarian is bringing new fresh events...

COLUMN: River City Sound Philip Lawrence

COLUMN: River City Sound Philip Lawrence

Ariana Beedie
September 18, 2013
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Evansville native Philip Lawrence  began writing songs at 16 when he went to Memorial High School. Since then, Lawrence has hit fame at full speed. The 39-year-old songwriter makes up one-third of the production team, Smeezingtons, along with Bruno Mars and Ari Levine. “I’ve been writing for...

Brief: Radio station reaches finals

Ariana Beedie
September 12, 2013
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USI's student radio station is a finalist at production awards. College Broadcasters Inc. announced finalists Monday for the National Student Production Awards. The Edge and its members are competing  in the categories of "Best Imaging Station," "Best PSA," "Best Podcast," "Best DJ" and "Best Promo."...

Spanish film fest brings diversity in campus events

Bobby Shipman
September 11, 2013
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USI’s Spanish Film Festival kicked off Sept. 6, with minimal attendance. Merely 30-40 attendees were present for Friday’s screening of Spanish film “Wilaya,” the first in a series of five Spanish movies that will be presented in Forum I. “We have to probably promote more across campus...

River City Sound: The Angry Nerdz

Ariana Beedie
September 10, 2013
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Three Evansville rappers collaborate to create an original sound and have fun while doing so. The Angry Nerdz includes Max Bridges, Thomas Blane and Frank Doonan. The group has been recording and performing at local bars since 2011. “We all have different perspectives,” Doonan said. “Our individual...

Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Ariana Beedie
September 10, 2013
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For Herman Thomas, speaking at the Black and Brown Summit of Excellence on Friday was just like coming home. The summit is a chance for young professionals to express their opinions on subjects concerning race, professionalism and relationships. This annual event is geared towards African American a...

Women gather to learn about different sororities

Women gather to learn about different sororities

Shannon Hall
September 5, 2013
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Freshmen Whitney Crawford wants to "get involved." The pre-dental major said she wants to be a part of the USI community - so she decided to come to the Sorority Meet-N-Greet. As 6 p.m. hit, more than 30 women flooded the lower level of UC East to meet and learn about the different sororit...

Downtown neighborhood holds festival for theatre renovation funds

Brandy Small
September 4, 2013
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Haynie’s Corner boasted an assortment of student artists and local musicians to raise community support during the Alhambra Arts and Music Festival this weekend in downtown Evansville. All proceeds raised benefit the renovation and reopening of the Alhambra Theatre, as it marks its 100th anniversary. ...

River City Sound: Brett Siler

River City Sound: Brett Siler

Ariana Beedie
September 3, 2013
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Local artist stimulates Evansville scene with new interesting sounds. Brett Siler describes the sounds he creates as post minimalism, which has stemmed from many inspirations. It’s a mix between minimalism, classical music and black, sludge metal, he said. “It’s kind of like post mi...

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Roberto Campos
September 3, 2013
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In high school, Garret Merriam had a desire to stimulate people to think for themselves. That desire stemmed from his observation that people tend to accept ideas because they’re presented as the way things are. While attending an intro to philosophy class on his first day of college, Merriam ...

Students enjoy their Labor Day at Kramer’s Lake

Students enjoy their Labor Day at Kramer’s Lake

Ariana Beedie
September 3, 2013
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A university tradition adds another successful holiday with Labor Day at the Lake. Each year students travel to Kramer's Lake, and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center staff treat them to a fun-filled holiday. This tradition has been going on since 2000, and students keep coming back for more. Kramer's...

Student Development Office gains new staff

Ariana Beedie
September 3, 2013
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This semester brings changes to the Student Development Office with a new programming adviser and graduate student. Jenny Wittstock is taking the place of Kathy Jones as senior programming adviser. A Columbus, OH native, Wittstock has worked with student activities since she was an undergraduate...

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