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International Club, Panamanian Association and Spanish Club joined together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a kickball tournament Sept. 28, 2021. National Hispanic Hertiage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct.  15, was enacted as an official month of observance Aug. 17, 1988.

Students celebrate their heritage through student organizations

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor October 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Oct. 14, 2021, in the print issue "Falling for Student Organizations."  International Club, Panamanian Association, Gamma Phi Omega International...

The USI Cheer team kicks off the Midnight Madness festivities by performing cheers and stunts for fans Thursday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Gallery: Midnight Madness 2021

Photo by Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer October 18, 2021

A look at 53 years of The Shield

A look at 53 years of The Shield

Editorial Staff October 14, 2021

The Shield turns 53 Friday. The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. After three issues, the newspaper was renamed The Shield. The Shield established its website,,...

People crowd Franklin Street during the 100th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Tuesday. University Greek Life chapters are participating in the Fall Fest this year, the Art Club is not.

Greek life involved with Fall Fest centennial, Art Club opts out

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor October 6, 2021

Campus Greek life returns to Evansville’s West Side Nut Club Fall Festival after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The festival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year after Fall...

Banned Book Week 2021 was Sept. 26 - Oct. 2. A banned book is one that is made unavailable in libraries or stores.

Banned Book Week highlights the dangers of censorship

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Have you ever been captivated by the words of a book? Lost in a world created or reflected by the mind of an author? Has a book ever challenged your ideology?  A challenged book is one that has faced...

Simrin Singh, a senior communications major, and Elizabeth Angermeier, a sophomore nursing major both cuddle up to some pups at Sigma Tau Gammas Pet-A-Pup event on Wednesday. The puppies are both ten weeks old and are available for adoption.

Fraternity helps students destress with puppies

Shelby Clark and Ian Young September 30, 2021

Sigma Tau Gamma helped students destress on The Quad Wednesday by providing puppies from the Humane Society of Henderson County. The Sigma Tau Gamma brothers set up a play pen for the puppies Wednesday...

Addie LaRue written by  V.E. Schwab tells the story of Addie LaRues never ending life.

Addie LaRue is a girl out of time with all the time in the world

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

From the first page of V.E. Schwab’s “Addie LaRue,” I knew this story was going to be special. The captivating writing style and mysterious, whimsical characters made my heart leap by the end of...

Students walk in Suicide Awareness Memory Walk Saturday. The walk was hosted by Active Minds, a mental health and suicide prevention organization.

Students walk for suicide awareness

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2021

A group of students gathered Saturday morning to walk in memory of those who have died from suicide. The Suicide Awareness Memory Walk was organized and led by Active Minds, a mental health and suicide...

Cry Macho is Warner Bros. new film directed and starring Clint Eastwood. Mike Milo (Clint Eastwood) takes Rafo (Eduardo Minett) on trip that lacks action to Texas from Mexico.

“Cry Macho:” The western nobody asked for

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Drama, action, gunfights and an exciting plotline are everything good western movies have and what “Cry Macho” lacks. Directed by Clint Eastwood, this Warner Bros film centers around Mike Milo (Clint...

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