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.Read more »
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.Read more »
Rejection is the biggest fear in the college environment. Being comfortable in your own skin is a lesson everyone should learn, freshman year.Read more »
Do you have a Snapchat? This question is often heard on college campuses. Since I have been at USI, I have observed that most students use the app. Either that or they just like making weird faces at their phone. In layman terms, Snapchat is a popular mobile app that allows the user to send ph...
September 26, the first presidential debate took place and as the news was unfolding, Snapchat and vine edits were quickly taking over social media. I will admit it was funny to see the Clinton and Trump with a dog filter, a flower crown or even with swapped faces, but let’s be real, they are our presi...
The left yells bigot, racist and sexist. The right retorts: liar, elitist and more of the same. How do we drown out the white noise and make the best decision for the country? Presently, our country is in debt to the sum of 19 trillion dollars. I can’t even fathom what that number represents. Let tha...
According to American Red Cross, every two seconds blood donations are needed in the U.S.Read more »
As I sat in the breezeway between UC East and West I watched hundreds of people pass by over a period of two hours. These people, although mostly white and presumably Christian, did include handfuls of diverse individuals. Around me sat people from other campus organizations at their decorated tables promoting Greek life, charities, and other groups. Each table attracted its fair share of people – except mine.Read more »
The last time I thought about free speech was in an AP Government class my sophomore year of high school.Read more »
Friday night, I walked into the Multicultural Center’s Late Night @ USI event, ‘Rhythm Fest’ and was outside, headed home in approximately two minutes.Read more »
Periodically I come across songs I used to listen to in elementary and middle school. I sang the teenage-angst-filled songs as if I knew what it was like to be in a relationship.Read more »