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Keith Scheller, Disability Resources coordinator, and Michelle Kirk, manager of Disability Resources, stand next to a poster advertising Disability Resources. Disability Resources provides assistance to students with disabilities on campus.

Disability Resources provides assistance, awareness, acceptance for campus community

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Disability Resources is a service on campus that provides assistance to students with disabilities, including those with various diagnoses and physical limitations, anxiety, depression and/or PTSD. Disability...

Bostyn Parkhurst, senior communications major, and Caitlyn Selby, sophomore psychology and anthropology major, sit at the Financial Assistance front desk in the Orr Center Feb. 7. 21st Century Scholars is a need-based financial assistance program that allows free admission to any Indiana public school and assisted tuition to Indiana private schools.

A look into USI 21st Century Scholars

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

21st Century Scholars, located in the Robert D. Orr Center, is a program that helps make college more affordable for income-eligible students. The program starts in the seventh or eighth grade and ensures...

Voting for the 2024 Homecoming Court candidates has nearly come to an end. With Homecoming week in full swing, we want to help you get to know the nominees.

Meet the 2024 Homecoming Court

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Homecoming 2024 Majesty voting opened Thursday and ended Wednesday.  On the election survey, students were emailed information about the Homecoming Court committee with some information about them....

The 66th Grammy Awards, aired on CBS Sunday, celebrates the music released in 2022 and 2023. While this years presentation and guest performances were top-notch, I still couldnt help but feel burned by the awards themselves.

Opinion: The 66th Grammy Awards was a slam dunk for everything except the awards themselves

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor February 7, 2024

I am usually not a fan of award shows. It is especially easy to hate on award shows when all you do is look up the winners instead of watching the shows themselves. This year, I wanted to change that by...

“The Last of Us,” released weekly from Jan. 15 - Mar. 12, 2023, is a television thriller and drama series based on the video game of the same name. The series follows Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) as he transports a 14-year-old girl, Ellie (Bella Ramsey), across a post-apocalyptic United States.

‘The Last of Us’ television show is a fantastic step forward for video game adaptations

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor January 31, 2024

This review contains spoilers for “The Last of Us” television show and video game. “The Last of Us” and “The Last of Us Part II” are very special games to me as a gamer and writer. These...

Banning books is not limited to the United States. Other countries have their own list of banned books.

Five books that are banned around the world

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer October 18, 2023

Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, is a time when we put a spotlight on books that have been suppressed by governments and schools around the world. Banning books can be argued to be a stifiling of rights and...

The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is known for its wide variety of food, 
but especially its stranger options.

Strangest Fall Fest food

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor October 3, 2023

Evansville’s West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is back with carnival games, amusement park rides and, most importantly, its food. Fall Fest is known for its peculiar food items, and this year is set to...

Eagle Perks at USI offer free local activities for students.

Eagle Perks: Discounted activities for USI students

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Feel like you need a break from your everyday tasks or want to do something fun with your friends? Check out the Eagle Perks offered at USI. Eagle Perks at USI offer free or discounted opportunities...

The Farmers Who Fought is a historical, nonfiction book written by McKenna Love, sophomore history major. The book is 56 pages long and published July 19.

McKenna Love: Published author, USI student

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

McKenna Love, sophomore history major, published her book, “The Farmers Who Fought,” July 19.  Love’s story on her creation of this book is encouraging and interesting.  McKenna Love, a current...

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is based on the original Power Rangers TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ is still fascinatingly ridiculous almost 30 years later

Bryce West, News Editor September 5, 2023

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired for the first time on Fox Kids 30 years ago. The show was based on another popular Japanese superhero program, “Super Sentai,” and became an instant success in...

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama that ran for five seasons from 2008-2013. Breaking Bad is highly regarded as one of the greatest shows ever made.

‘Breaking Bad’ is the best thing to happen to television

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 5, 2023

Television is a messy way of storytelling and engagement. You have a story being told in dozens, if not hundreds of episodes, each ranging from 15, 30 or 60 minutes. In that time, a lot can happen, such...

Barbenheimer is the cobined name of Barbie and Oppenheimer, two highly promoted movies that released on the same day in theaters.

Double Feature: How ‘Barbenheimer’ took the world by storm

Crystal Killian, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

“Barbenheimer” took the world by storm July 21. All across the nation, people showed up to theaters dressed in pink for “Barbie” or black for “Oppenheimer.” Movie-goers would bring a change...

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