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A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

A glimpse into the magic of madrigal

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

December 4, 2018


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Nicole Mitchell  Daniel Craig flipped a coin to decide which of three students would have an extra speaking part during the opening toast ceremony of the Madrigal Feaste. The associate professor of music pointed to a student in the middle of the room. A voice cried out from the choir: “Ho...

Anonymous Instagram page pokes fun at USI

Anonymous Instagram page pokes fun at USI

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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Lauren Wojcuich said she heard about the @usi.meme Instagram page at the beginning of the semester from a friend and was “cracking up at it.” She followed the page quickly afterward and fell in love with its hilarious university memes. “I think it’s because we go to USI, and it’s all USI spe...

USI blasts off into space

USI blasts off into space

Emma Corry and Megan Thorne

November 27, 2018


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Editor's note: On November 16, The Shield removed the story from online “To Infinity and beyond: Student satellite set to launch in 2019,” in the November 15 issue, because of an interview with a source who was not involved heavily with the project. The Shield has since removed the source and has a...

The penalty for excellence

The penalty for excellence

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 27, 2018


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Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers Megan Brown knew in high school she wanted to study diagnostic medical sonography. She also knew the program only accepted 10 students. The senior diagnostic medical sonography major said she remembered the sea of faces during Welcome Week, keeping a tally in her ...

Falling through the cracks

Falling through the cracks

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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Illustration by Sarah Rogers Courtney Hollman struggled to create a balanced schedule with the adviser she was assigned to. After much frustration, the sophomore English education major began looking for a different adviser to give her the help she needed. “I had to try to fix my schedule sever...

After hours: passionate about helping others

After hours: passionate about helping others

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Chase Allen and Dylan Wagner talked about their experience working at the university Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC).  Chase Allen is passionate about helping others succeed. The seni...

After hours: learning to troubleshoot life

After hours: learning to troubleshoot life

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Braylon Moore talked about his experience working at the university Information Technology (IT) Department.  Braylon Moore said he loves the hustle and bustle of his job. “Every day is something new...

‘An itch to create’

‘An itch to create’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 12, 2018


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Hannah Spurgeon had been having what she called a “bad streak.” The senior studio art and education major had received rejection letter after rejection letter to what seemed like countless art shows she had submitted work to. With Senior Seminar Exhibition coming up while she was in the midst of such a funk, Spurgeo...

Production to challenge autism stigma

Production to challenge autism stigma

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 6, 2018


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Isabelle Rogers has learned to channel her inner smoker. The junior theatre major doesn’t smoke, nor does she usually exhibit explosive anger, but Judy does. Rogers will play Judy Boone in the upcoming production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The show will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17 a...

After hours: ‘A place I feel comfortable’

After hours: ‘A place I feel comfortable’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Holland Davis talked about her experience working at the university library.   Holland Davis scoured the shelves of the library, looking for a picture book about the first person to explore underwater. In the midst of shelving...

#Showupforshabbat creates unity

#Showupforshabbat creates unity

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 6, 2018


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Eleven candles flickered in front of Gary Mazo as he stood at the Bimah, strumming his guitar. “All my life I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been praying for, for the people to say that we don’t wanna fight no more, there’ll be no more wars and our children will play,” the rabbi sang. “One d...

Singing like professionals

Singing like professionals

Jessica Schiffhauer, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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Daniel Craig said this was a building year. The Associate Professor of Music and Music Program Director explained how he started the year with individuals who had never sung in a choir in their lifetime. Craig bragged that they now all sound like professionals. After the international win ...

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