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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

If there's a Will, there's a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

A lack of motivation and positivity is normal and natural during this strange, difficult time.  It’s important for us to identify how we feel so we can move forward and make this time beneficial. it’s also crucial to not be hard on ourselves. A lot of people- including college students- are...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Everyone needs to unite

If there's a Will, there's a way: Everyone needs to unite

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is in full swing and causing panic for everyone. Colleges and work are closing down for millions of people across the globe.  Students now have to address having classes online instead of on-campus with their peers and support systems. Many people are starting to hoard supplies, making...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: How to find a career you love

If there's a Will, there's a way: How to find a career you love

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

We’ve heard it a million times- whether it be you or someone you know. “I have no idea what I want to do with my life”, utters a random student in the Starbucks line.  Don’t fret- many students are undeclared or undecided majors, or are unsure of what they want to do with their life. It...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Your mental health matters

If there's a Will, there's a way: Your mental health matters

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Students are starting to realize how important it is to acknowledge mental health issues in college freshman. Over 95% of college counseling centers surveyed by Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors said the number of students with mental health issues is a growing con...

Your spring break reading list

Your spring break reading list

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Creative Commons “An Enchantment of Ravens” by Margaret Rogerson For those looking for a humorous, action-packed and sweet read, this novel is definitely recommended. This novel is set in a fantasy world, following a skilled painter who must stand up to the ancient powers of the faerie courts as ...

Local spring break destinations

Local spring break destinations

Brian Alexander, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Creative Commons Whether students remaining in Evansville for Spring Break forgot to ask off of work, don’t have the funds for a getaway or just did not make plans in time they may be better off. While some students are returning home for the break, many others are planning their vacations to...

The Sideline View: What happens when Hansen comes back?

The Sideline View: What happens when  Hansen comes back?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

Nate Hansen is two-thirds of the way through his three-game suspension for a “violation of team rules,” and the team felt that during the regular season opener Friday night against Augustana University (2-0). In front of a subpar crowd (826 people) for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame C...

COLUMN: What’s the point of the NCAA?

COLUMN: What's the point of the NCAA?

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017

The FBI brought to light last Tuesday a two-year long investigation that has all the makings of a stellar true crime film. There’s bribery, fraud, corruption and an apparel company. This was no sting to nab a drug lord who had been smuggling cocaine from Nicaragua to New Jersey. Instead, this s...

The Sideline View

The Sideline View

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 27, 2017

It’s over. It’s done. It finally happened. The USI men’s soccer team won its first conference match of the season Sunday and ended a four-match losing streak in the process. The Screaming Eagles were once again able to scream “we won.” It had been over 20 days since the team tasted vi...

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

The Sideline View: Curb your expectations for the PAC

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

At the Board of Trustees meeting last week, USI Director of Facility Operations and Planning Jim Wolfe proudly showed a video of what the PAC is supposed to look like once two phases of construction are finished sometime during 2020. Predictably, the video picked up a lot of traction on social media. A...

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

The Sideline View: Cheering can be fun too

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

With the futsal, softball and co-ed softball intramural leagues kicking off this week, it's time for the students to start supporting them by actually showing up at the games. No, these aren’t NCAA sanctioned sports or club sports like quidditch, rugby or ultimate frisbee, but why should that stop an...

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

The Sideline View: Majors matter more than athletics

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

As each season begins, so too does the realization for seniors that this doesn’t last forever. Something that’s been a huge part of your life or maybe even the reason you were able to go to college in the first place, is only temporary. For the 2017-18 academic year, there are 57 seniors on al...

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