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Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
April 13, 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 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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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Musical to highlight ‘the oddity of childhood,’ involve audience

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 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 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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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