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Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 23
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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 find out her opinion on U.S. politics and her experience at a Donald Trump Rally.

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‘Cold, uncomfortable, restless’

‘Cold, uncomfortable, restless’

James Vaughn
March 22
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About 20 students ditched their warm beds Saturday night to sleep in boxes on campus.

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Far From Familiar: From giraffes to squirrels

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 18
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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, Africa to find out about his spring break and cultural differences he has noticed recently.

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Student-run play focuses on “Peanuts” characters

Abigail Suddarth
March 18
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  Collin Culiver’s dog died two days before the “Dog Sees God” auditions. The play opens with lead character CB’s dog dying. Though Culiver had only prepared auditions for the characters Matt and Van and hadn’t even read over CB’s lines, Culiver received the lead role. “I came...

President to serve answers for annual breakfast

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
March 18
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This scene is typical for Breakfast with the President, an annual event scheduled to take place March 30. Students eat free when they pick up their tickets at Alumni and Volunteer Services in University Center West.

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Skating into the ‘heart’

Skating into the ‘heart’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 18
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Jenn Horn is a USI English intructor by day, but when she puts on her skates she becomes Belleboa. Horn is a Dame skater for the Demolition City Roller Derby, a league under the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

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Far from familiar: Breaching barriers

Far from familiar: Breaching barriers

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 2
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The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out about her recent birthday and latest travels.

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Monologues shed light on domestic violence

Monologues shed light on domestic violence

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 2
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After describing the various types of sexual moaning from Irish-Catholic (“Forgive me!” while crossing oneself), to African American (“Oh, shit!”), to college student, (“I should be studying!”), Casie Mathies crawled on the floor, rolled over on her back and shook her legs in the air to demonstrate sexual pleasure while the audience roared with laughter at this year’s Vagina Monologues.

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Averting Crisis

Averting Crisis

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
March 2
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One third of Americans believe that genetically modified mosquitoes caused the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

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University celebrates engagement

University celebrates engagement

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
March 2
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Linda White’s first thought when asked about engagement was about weddings and TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress.”

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Far from familiar: International flavors

Far from familiar: International flavors

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
February 24
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In this weekly series, The Shield revisited Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to see what it was like to represent her country at the International Food Expo.

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Life-saving social media

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer
February 24
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Public Relations Instructor Mary Beth Reese’s friend was in Nepal when the earthquake hit last April. Reese asked herself, “Is she OK? How do we connect with her?” as she saw graphic pictures of the earthquake’s effects on the news.

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