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‘We are the ambassadors’

‘We are the ambassadors’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

Featured artist inspires students

Featured artist inspires students

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Logan Tharp said that hearing Sarah Martin’s journey helps young artist see where they are going and could possibly be in 10 years. Martin is the assistant professor of art at Murray State University who was chosen to showcase her If/Then gallery at the university alongside a demo and lecture. Tharp s...

Ghosting leaves dating app users guessing

Ghosting leaves dating app users guessing

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Megan Thorne Jada Hampton believes it’s an unwritten moral code that individuals should explain themselves instead of ghosting them. “That’s the least you can do for anyone,” the sophomore theatre major said. Hampton defines ghosting as “a temporary or permanent l...

Students share pressures of being single

Students share pressures of being single

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Abigail Stanley Christina Zolezzi said she enjoys being single, but admits it can be lonely on holidays like Valentine’s Day. The freshman nursing major said the holiday’s focus is romance and that can leave singles feeling alone even if Valentine’s Day is about all types o...

‘In someone else’s shoes’

‘In someone else’s shoes’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 13, 2018


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Photo by The Shield Mary Lyn Stoll has been co-running “The Vagina Monologues” for 11 years, but every year, she performs the same monologue. The associate professor of philosophy performs “My Vagina Was My Village.” The piece is about a refugee woman who has been raped by a number of in...

‘I said no’

‘I said no’

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Megan Thorne Tess Whitesell was ready for college when she moved onto campus the fall of 2015---her spark of excitement still bright. She didn’t know that in a matter of months, she would end up leaving after being raped, bullied and harassed. ‘I do not want to do this’ W...

Play to portray passion, process

Play to portray passion, process

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Jorden Auker Cast members of USI Theatre’s next play describe it as a messy love story. The theatre opens “Italian American Reconciliation,” written John Patrick Shanley and directed by Elliot Wasserman Thursday. The play is a slice-of-life comedy that takes place in New York City and...

Exhibit blends creativity with everyday objects

Exhibit blends creativity with everyday objects

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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Jalon Dowell “The whole concept is miniature chairs and it’s amazing to see how many variations artists take that idea and the different results that come out of it,” Michelle Higgins said. As a worker at the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, Higgins said she’s seen many students c...

French film festival features animation

French film festival features animation

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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USI photo services The lights in Forum I go dim as students file inside, waiting patiently in their seats for the 2018 Tournées Film Festival Friday night. The film festival features six French films subtitled in English. The Tournées Film Festival is made possible through the support of th...

Students serve community

Students serve community

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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USI photo services The university Optimist Club is a college-level chapter of the Optimist International Club. The university club attends various programs and activities that are centered around children in the Evansville community with the goal of improving the lives of children and inspiring lea...

Cat got university’s tongue

Cat got university’s tongue

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 31, 2018


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Jorden Auker As students walk around campus, chances are they will notice stray cats. In 2014, Audrey Maxwell decided the university needed a better way to deal with the feral cats on campus. Maxwell was a junior psychology major at the time and she became impassioned to help feral cats after find...

Comedian connects with audience

Comedian connects with audience

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Jason Honesto The university welcomed comedian Tyler Boeh to kick off Homecoming week Monday night. The comedian delivered a set filled with both entertaining and relatable content. Not immediately drawn to stand-up comedy, Boeh’s first introduction to entertainment was through school plays and...

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