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New beginnings

New beginnings

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The feeling of embracing the unknown is scary. The fear can come when it comes time to make a decision at the end of an experience. Everything comes to an end in life. This finality can awaken an array of emotions. While some may see the end as exciting, some will feel anxious and unsure when...

Our brother, Canada

Our brother, Canada

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, David Haines came to the university to speak about the refugee and immigration problem around the world. I was humbled to meet the man himself and have the opportunity to listen to his speech. I was delighted we shared some similar views about the Obama Administration, but I realized...

Understanding a misunderstanding

Staff Editorial
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week two advertisements were removed from Shield newsstands. The ads were placed that week and were for a promotion offered by Boudoir Noir’s Exotica, an adult entertainment store in Evansville. The ad was deemed appropriate by The Shield, otherwise it would not have ran in its current form....

Be your own feminist

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Feminist. Miles away, a 32-year-old man internally groans and mumbles about uppity woman not knowing her place, a 20-year-old woman rolls her eyes and announces she is proud she isn’t a feminist and a 17-year-old boy tells his female classmate to shut up already and stop shoving her feminism down...

A democratic perspective

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Roughly four months ago, the United States elected the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. This was by far one of the most controversial elections America has ever seen. I started wondering how all those people who attended anti-Trump rallies and loyal Hillary Clinton supporters...

A delighted loser

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Being a winner is one of the most desirable titles one can achieve. It feels nice to be able to say you’ve achieved a status above others. People crave the euphoria of being crowned the sole winner of something just because it sets them apart from the rest, and creates this pseudonym of being...

Jeopardizing allies

Jeopardizing allies

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently in the world of politics, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump. With the media following Trump’s every move, this was an important day to get involved. Germany and the United States have not always had the best relationship. When Angela Merkel visited...

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

According to The Guardian, the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Senior United Nations official, Stephen O’Brien, says over 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria are facing starvation and famine. Without a collective and global effort, these people...

Give yourself time to ripen

Give yourself time to ripen

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

A tomato doesn't start off ripe, red and ready to be picked. It first must grow until the point in its life when it's ready to turn red. This can be said for the average college student. Fresh out of high school, many graduates’ fall plans are to attend college, to get a degree in something...

Dispense with the fence

Dispense with the fence

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s 8:45 a.m., and I’m doing what I usually do—taking a moment to stare at the students depicted on the fence around the yet-to-be Fuquay Welcome Center. I walk up to the image of two young men, frozen mid-conversation, and I say, “So, like, why are you still here?” Hopefully no one...

White picket fence barriers

White picket fence barriers

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Ignorance is bliss, right? The Washington Post published an article written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff about Wilmington, Ohio. Long story short, this utopia of a town doesn’t concern themselves with politics. The article spotlighted the lack of concern residents expressed about the world outside...

The beauty behind a beastly argument

The beauty behind a beastly argument

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
March 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The 2017 rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” has a gay character, and everyone has been going back and forth about it. Though we may disagree about it, we need to acknowledge that the content isn’t harmful to us; certainly not in the ways we might think. Let me take a moment to talk about...

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