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SpringFest to feature varying performances

SpringFest to feature varying performances

Megan Thorne, Nick Leighty
March 31, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 23, 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 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, 2016
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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, 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, 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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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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