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The famous Tapingo

The famous Tapingo

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently USI brought a new stop-and-go app called Tapingo to campus. Tapingo is an app where you can order food or drinks in advance from the convenience of your own phone, helping you get to the good stuff faster and skip those long lines. I recently began using it, only because I saw so many...

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....

Uber co-founder: tech revolution coming

Uber co-founder: tech revolution coming

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under News

Oscar Salazar is 40 years old and has never owned a car in his life. Salazar, the founding Chief Technology Officer of Uber and a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur,  spoke at the Physical Activities Center Tuesday as part of the Romain College of Business’s Innovative Speaker series. Salazar ...

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...

University to host political science conference

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under News

The university is set to host the 2017 Indiana Political Science Association  conference March 24 in Carter Hall. The statewide organization gathers every year to host a conference that promotes the exchange of political ideas. The conference is usually hosted and organized by the university where the presid...

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Men fall out of GLVC tournament during first round

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Sports

The USI men’s basketball team lost a back and forth game Thursday at the Ford Center against Truman State University 69-68 in the quarterfinals of the GLVC Tournament. There were 17 lead changes throughout the game and the game was tied 15 different times. USI was leading the game with less than...

Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Not every college student owns a car. While this is not an earth-shattering revelation, it is quite surprising how much the university seems to assume every college student owns a car. This observation stems from the convenience of the university busing system. The University of Southern...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

Help is real, hope is real

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
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...

Men’s tennis transitions into form

Men’s tennis transitions into form

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men’s tennis team won its most recent match Saturday 8-1 against Lindenwood University. Before Saturday’s win, the team had lost three straight matches. Head coach Chris Crawford said he doesn’t believe the team is bad despite these early season losses. He said struggles are typical for youn...

‘Blaze the trail’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under News

Bryan Mitchell said he needs sleep after helping design USI’s first-ever miniaturized satellite. Mitchell, a junior mechanical engineering major, is in charge of the power subsystem, which generates power throughout the satellite, also known as CubeSat. The official satellite name is the Undergraduat...

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