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The curious case of love

The curious case of love

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
September 1, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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 ...

Phi Delta Theta sets Phi-K goal

Phi Delta Theta sets Phi-K goal

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-Chief
August 18, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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