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Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 19
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Although Neeru Tindoni was born and raised in London, England she never lost her Indian roots. Tindoni has been dancing since she was young and has always incorporated her North Indian culture into her dance. “(Dance) is a natural part of the Indian culture,” she said. “You can’t avoid it.”...

Controversial speaker talks racial inequality, homophobia

Controversial speaker talks racial inequality, homophobia

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 13
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Cornel West admitted he says controversial things. During his speech Wednesday evening in Carter Hall, West spoke on subjects such as racial inequality, xenophobia, homophobia and prejudice.

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Rain or shine

Benjamin Hayden, Staff Writer
October 7
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Despite the rain Eagle’s Night Out was a success Emily Baroffs said. The sophomore nursing major said the necessary change of location did not affect the turnout at the carnival “It’s a lot better of a turnout than we expected with our last minute location change,” Baroffs said. “The loca...

‘Break through the noise’

Kailey Boyd, Staff Writer
September 30
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Saturday, two members of university faculty will take the stage at the Evansville Museum as part of TEDxEvansville. Instructor of journalism Erin Gibson and Edith Hardcastle an associate professor of biology, will both give talks at the TEDx event that fall within their academic interests. TED, a non...

‘Never a happy situation’

‘Never a happy situation’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
September 14
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Six students from Katie Biggs high school died of suicide. Biggs struggled to figure out how to live her life without those she had lost. She eventually found the To Write Love On Her Arms’ organization, which helped her learn to live with the deaths of her high school classmates. To Write Love on ...

Study abroad completes fifth year

Study abroad completes fifth year

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 14
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Daria Sevastianova is a big proponent of international education. The associate professor of economics has now been taking business students to Osnabrück, Germany for five year as part of The International Summer University collaboration. Sevastianova said when the program first started she couldn’...

Potter to discuss art as career

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 7
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Al Holen said she loves everything about ceramics. “70 percent of the Earth’s surface is clay,” the assistant professor of ceramics said. “It is renewable and constant resource and I love that about it.” While teaching her ceramics classes Holen utilizes a website called ceramic arts dail...

The curious case of love

The curious case of love

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
September 1
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Evansville Civic Theatre’s main stage is usually reserved for family friendly plays, but their next production is anything but. Instructor in English Alice Shen kicks off the Civic Theatre’s Underground Series with her play “The Conversation About the Keys.” The production contains adult language, open flame, and simulated alcohol and ci...

Phi-K raises $6,500 for ALS

Phi-K raises $6,500 for ALS

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer
September 1
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Students and community members from all over the Evansville area came out Saturday morning to participate in Phi Delta Theta’s inaugural Phi-K. With about 80 participants, the fraternity was able to raise $6,500 to support amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. The fraternity had an original goal of $10,000. “We had 81 signed up online previously...

More than a T-Shirt member

More than a T-Shirt member

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 24
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Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Students pair with ‘Little Buddies,’ serve community

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
August 24
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Destiny Matthews knew she wanted to teach kids from a young age. She would get papers from school and would hand them out to her Barbie dolls and teddy bears and pretend she was a teacher. “I’ve always had a passion for kids,” the freshman English teaching major said. Matthews said she hopes ...

Multicultural Center adds trio of employees

Multicultural Center adds trio of employees

Sarah Loesch and Gabi Wy
August 24
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'It’s all for the students'   D’Angelo Taylor wants the USI community to know the Multicultural Center is for everyone. "You can’t have a multicultural center if you don’t value a different variety of people," the assistant director of the Multicultural Center said. Taylor was ...

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