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Empty Bowls fills stomachs, hearts

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 3, 2016
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After losing the use of his arm in a wreck in 2005, Jarrod Fawks faced a challenge last year in the university ceramics studio. “The ceramics wheel only spins one way,” the 2015 alum said. “It was an obstacle, but by collaborating with (professor) Al Holen, I was able to learn a way to throw wi...

Celebrating the dead

Celebrating the dead

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 3, 2016
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On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration Tuesday in the Liberal Arts Building. “This is a day that yo...

Pups provide stress relief for students

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
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Wednesday seven wriggling puppies were escorted onto the quad on campus. The white-painted plastic fence that surrounded the balls of canine joy carried signs that read: Pet-a-pup $1 per hour, or $3 for an all-day pass. Dillon Baker a sophomore in Psychology organized the event through his fraternity...

Student makes directing debut

Student makes directing debut

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
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Enjoli Drake will make her directing debut as she presents “In the Red and Brown Water” as this year’s student directed fall production. The Shield spoke with Drake to learn more about her first experience directing and the production. The Shield: How did the opportunity to direct a play come a...

International club to host murder mystery night

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
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After becoming close friends with an international student from Nepal, Cailan Walters found her place in the international club. Now the junior social work major has been in the club for four years and has become the group’s social coordinator. “International students have been some of my closest friends,”...

Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 19, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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...

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