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Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1
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
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
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
Filed under Showcase, 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
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...

Reaction and response

Reaction and response

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
February 9
Filed under News, Showcase

Heidi Gregori-Gahan was in Washington D.C. when the executive order regarding immigration and refugees was announced. The executive order set forth by President Donald Trump halts immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also bars Syrian refugees indefinite...

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer
February 3
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

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GALLERY: USI Women’s basketball team defeats Missouri S&T 99-73

GALLERY: USI Women’s basketball team defeats Missouri S&T 99-73

Jordan Auker, Photographer
February 2
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 99-73 at the PAC.

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Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
February 2
Filed under News, Showcase

President Linda Bennett released a statement through email to the entire campus community Monday afternoon regarding the recent order banning immigrants and refugees from the United States. Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University and Indiana State University also published state...

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...

Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

Rally takes stand ‘against hate, bigotry’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 1
Filed under News, Showcase

Zarmina and Naaima Mufti want President Trump to know that being Muslim is not a crime. The Muslim-American cousins attended the Interfaith Rally of Support Tuesday night at the University of Evansville. “Regardless of the religion, we are just trying to show our solidarity with American values and h...

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