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Musical to highlight ‘the oddity of childhood,’ involve audience

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
April 7
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Alec Willis will play Jesus for the second time in his life in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” His first time playing Jesus was in his high school’s production of “Godspell.”

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‘It’s like the Academy Awards’

‘It’s like the Academy Awards’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 6
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Families, friends and supporters stood shoulder to shoulder, smiling, hugging and congratulating student artists. As they walked around the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, many stopped to look at “From Yesterday to Forever” by Ryan McKain.

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Far from familiar: Nigerian student talks education

Far from familiar: Nigerian student talks education

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 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 Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, to find out his opinion on U.S. education and language.

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Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
April 6
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Two weeks are missing from Ellen Cooper’s memory — the two weeks following her sexual assault could have never happened for all she knows. Cooper was 13-years-old when she and a friend went looking for alcohol. Her friend knew an older man, who said he would give them alcohol for free. Cooper sa...

‘Part of me, but not all of me’

‘Part of me, but not all of me’

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 6
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At the age of 11, Patience Fehribach was lost. She slept too much and lacked the energy to attend school. Doctors diagnosed her with depression, but as a young girl, she had trouble making sense of it all. “You go through spells,” the senior nursing major said. “I recognized (severe depression) not ...

‘Down to earth’ President answers questions

‘Down to earth’ President answers questions

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 31
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SGA President Alexa Bueltel was nervous after the civility speakers gave their presentations, the campus wouldn’t continue the civility discussion.

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Passion, frustration, motivation

Passion, frustration, motivation

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 31
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Denise “Mickie” Streets will graduate this April with one of her sons. Streets came from a family of painters, but failed art as a child because she wasn’t good at drawing

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SpringFest to feature varying performances

SpringFest to feature varying performances

Megan Thorne, Nick Leighty
March 31
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When country singer Emily Earle thinks of music, she thinks of a painting. “My definition of music would look like a pretty abstract painting,” Earle said. “The canvas is music, the texture of the paint is the rhythm, the colors are the melodies and the overall concept of the painting is the words.”

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Festival to show award-winning films

March 31
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Patrick Higgs didn’t know his paper route at age 9 would lead him to an acting career. His advice is to “just do it.”

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Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 30
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In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out her opinion on U.S. politics.

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Scientist to talk GMO’s

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
March 24
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As the world’s population and demand for food continues to increase, Nina Federoff said the percentage of farmland is decreasing.

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Local DJ promotes Irish roots

Local DJ promotes Irish roots

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 23
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There are two stories regarding how DJ McNaughty chose his stage name. The official story: “McNaughty” derives from his Irish immigrant great-great-grandparents’ last name. The true story is that Auston Bruder found an Irish-name generator on Facebook.

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