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Elevator insights

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
November 3
Filed under Opinion

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to attend the College Media National Fall Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. From learning how to cover music festivals to finding out how to “breathe life” into captions, to keynote sessions on the Orlando nightclub shooting and the Black Lives Matter movement, the conference was everything I could have ever wanted as a journalist.

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Vote smart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 3
Filed under Opinion

September 20 through 22 campus offered voter registration for USI students. Squawk the Vote, the organization that ran the registration booth, had a goal to register 1000 students to vote.

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Wishful Whitewashing

Wishful Whitewashing

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
November 3
Filed under Opinion

I always dreamt of being white. When I was seven years old, I used to sit on my bathroom counter and poke the ends of my almond-shaped eyes together, dissatisfied when I removed my fingers and realized I could never be like my classmates. At 14, I started dying my hair blonde. I spouted to my mom ...

Bridging the political divide

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Opinion

When college students introduce themselves, they might say where they are from, what their major is and maybe their political affiliation. As if identifying as a Republican or Democrat defines us as people. Can I just say on a spectrum of love and loathe, I entirely loathe this election season. The reas...

Discover what you can do

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Opinion

For the first time in a very long time, I’m breaking up my schedule and taking an elective. I can confidently say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. When you register each semester, it is suggested that you prioritize your core classes. What classes are necessary for your ...

Growing up without gender roles

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 26
Filed under Opinion

I never grew up with gender roles. When I was younger, my mom would help my dad fix our house and help him work on the car and my dad would help my mom in the garden and clean the house. When work had to be done, the person who was fit for the job would do it, instead of basing it off of gender. From ...

‘Responsibitlity to respond’

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, Cornel West spoke in Carter Hall about identifiable issues of our generation. West spoke against racial inequality, xenophobia, prejudice and homophobia.

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Learning to lead

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
October 19
Filed under Opinion

After deciding to go back to school to finish my RN-BSN, I have decided to apply for my Master’s in Science in Nursing Management and Leadership. Through class and clinical I am learning what kind of a leader I want to be , but also attributes that I want to keep away from.

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Dear Donald Trump

Megan Thorne, Opinion
October 19
Filed under Opinion

Dear Donald Trump, As a journalist, I am supposed to have an objective view when it comes to talking and writing about politics.

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What’s the cost?

What’s the cost?

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 12
Filed under Opinion

When people think of attending college often they think of student loans, debt and financial need.

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Know who they are

Know who they are

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
October 12
Filed under Opinion

I am going to bust The Shield’s chops for a second, because I need to address a mistake that was made in a previous issue. An individual we interviewed was misgendered, and I would like to explain why we need to change our understanding of gender as a whole.

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Don’t be blindsided by your ballot

Don’t be blindsided by your ballot

Editorial Board
October 12
Filed under Opinion

The final voter registration date for Indiana passed Oct. 11. Now each voter’s focus should shift to finding a convenient voting center and brushing up on the issues as they relate to each candidate.

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