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Phi Delta Theta sets Phi-K goal

Phi Delta Theta sets Phi-K goal

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-Chief
August 18
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Lou Gehrig was a member of Phi Delta Theta in the early 1920s, but his memory lives on in the fraternity years later. Gehrig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1939 after his health began to deteriorate. He died within two years. Phi Delta Theta adopted ALS as its international phil...

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 17
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Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

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‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
August 17
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Brakston Farrar said art professor Joan deJong doesn’t spoonfeed her students.

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‘A strengthening experience’

‘A strengthening experience’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
May 6
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The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to hear about her U.S. experience. The Shield: What was your experience like in the United States...

‘Cohesiveness, cooperation’

April 22
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Dylan Claywell and Clay Steenbergen described their experiences in Chamber Choir as “a sense of community and family,” “cooperation” and “cohesiveness.” The work and rehearsals of the Chamber Choir will culminate in the Spring Choir Concert Sunday. Steenbergen began his choir career in ...

Rally to promote diversity, equality

Rally to promote diversity, equality

Abigail Suddarth, Staff writer
April 20
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Danesha Shelton will ask the question: “Why is it hard to talk about race?” for her capstone project. The Center for Social Justice Education intern will ask this question to Stand Against Racism Rally attendees and include their responses in her project. The CSJE, the YWCA and the Multicultural C...

‘Putnam’: playful, perfect pick-me-up

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief
April 20
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Regardless of my politics, I typically hang my head in disappointment when a play or musical digresses from its plot to unabashedly insert the director’s personal agenda. But when said play or musical megaphones its message through the conduit of a lispy 9-year-old with two gay dads and a seething hatred for Donald Trump, I can’t help but crack a grin.

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Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 13
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The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to hear her reflect on her entire student experience. The Shield: What have y...

Show to feature children’s art

Show to feature children’s art

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
April 13
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Children wouldn’t be allowed to make art projects with glass or wire in a typical classroom for children ages 2 to 5. But USI’s Children’s Learning Center uses the Reggio Emilia approach to teaching. “We believe that children are able to use the materials in an appropriate fashion,” said J...

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Abigail Suddarth, Staff writer
April 13
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Ellen Cooper didn’t think she would make it through middle school, let alone high school. After being raped when she was 13-years-old, she became depressed and thought she would eventually commit suicide

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SpringFest acts please, weather disappoints

SpringFest acts please, weather disappoints

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 13
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A softball hit Drew Lynch in the throat at age 20, causing him to develop a permanent stutter. The aspiring actor’s dreams of starring in “Mad Men” or “How I Met Your Mother” went down the drain.

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‘Comedy is a brilliant vehicle’

‘Comedy is a brilliant vehicle’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 10
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When Drew Lynch was 20 years old a softball hit him in the throat causing vocal trauma and a permanent stutter. Since then Lynch has taken his adversity and turned it into comedy.

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