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Help is real, hope is real

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21
Filed under News

Reeling from personal loss, broken friendships, depression, and the transition of coming to college for the first time, Katie Biggs decided she no longer wanted to live. The junior psychology and creative writing major was a freshman when she was clinically diagnosed with depression. “I decided...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Gabi Wy, News Editor
March 17
Filed under News

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. This week, The Shield explored the idea of political cor...

Collaboration to bring disease awareness

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
March 2
Filed under News Briefs

The Student Government Association and the university Counseling Center are collaborating to bring awareness to rare diseases that can have conditions that may be invisible. They will place silhouettes around campus that will inform students on the condition of the day and a ribbon of awareness ...

Sessions teach stress relief

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
February 16
Filed under News Briefs

The Counseling Center, Housing and Residence Life, Student Support Services and the university Social Work Department are sponsoring “Mindful Mondays.” Each day is a chance to learn peace of mind techniques and stress relief skills. Sessions cover different aspects of ways of improving one’s ...

Faculty discusses outside speakers

Gabi Wy, News Editor
February 5
Filed under News

Faculty Senate wants to find the balance between protecting university students and protecting First Amendment Rights. Based on complaints concerning Campus Ministry USA’s visit to campus Dec. 7, Faculty Senate discussed a drafted policy addressing potentially offensive speakers on campus Friday...

Group promotes dialogue, not debate

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
January 12
Filed under Features

The “Voices of Discovery” group, beginning Feb. 4, aims to create a safe space on campus where students can voice their experiences without turning it into a debate. The group takes place every Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the second floor of the UC for seven weeks. “The first week s...

‘It generally is of benefit to be out’

Bobby Shipman
October 8
Filed under Features

The experience of “coming out of the closet” varies tremendously from person to person. Stephanie Cunningham, the outreach coordinator and staff therapist at the Counseling Center, said that depending on where a person is at geographically, developmentally and the people they are surrounded by...

New resources for disabled students

Jessica Stallings
April 17
Filed under News

Students with disabilities have a new ally at the university, as a disability resources coordinator position has been created and filled. Thomas Longwell, Counseling Center Director, said most universities have this position. “We’ve been thinking about having this position for a while,” Longwell ...

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