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Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under Features

Students and faculty filed through the doors of Carter Hall Friday as the smells of the International Food Expo filled the air. The International Club hosts the yearly event, and it serves as a way for students from the 23 countries represented to offer a taste of traditional cuisines from their homelands t...

Former students respond to executive order

Former students respond to executive order

Megan Thorne
February 2
Filed under News

Sandrita Sanabria believes that Donald Trump does not represent the American people she knows. Sanabria, a former university international student from Paraguay said although she expected Trump to win the presidential election, she was shocked to hear about the executive order. “When you think about...

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 30
Filed under Features

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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Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
March 23
Filed under Features

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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Students expand “taste bud horizons”

Students expand “taste bud horizons”

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
February 20
Filed under Features

This year’s annual International Food Expo featured 22 countries Friday at Carter Hall. The students cooked common foods from their countries Thursday night to prep for the expo, which featured a fashion show, food, music and entertainment.

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Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
February 10
Filed under Features

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 revisited Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to see how sexuality is perceived in Palestine versus the U.S.

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Far from familiar: International insights

Far from familiar: International insights

Megan Thorne, Features Editor
January 20
Filed under Features

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 will follow Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine; Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, West Africa and Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay.

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International students to experience American Thanksgiving in Chicago

Rachel Christian
November 18
Filed under News

Tom Gibbons isn't going home for Thanksgiving this year, but it's hard to blame him. His hometown is nearly 4,000 miles away. Gibbons, a sophomore history major, is from Warrington, England, about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. This year, he is one of dozens of international students...

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