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Solar eclipse draws thousands to campus

Solar eclipse draws thousands to campus

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Heads craned upwards as tinfoil-tinted solar eclipse glasses pressed against the faces of thousands of USI students, 500 elementary school children, and members of the Evansville community. Boisterous clapping and cheering ensued for the short span of time when the moon passed over the sun. N...

First total eclipse since 1910 excites, intrigues

First total eclipse since 1910 excites, intrigues

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 15, 2017
Filed under Features

On the first day of classes, the sun will disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight. This phenomenon is known as a total solar eclipse. While total solar eclipses happen every year or every other year, the total phase of the eclipse can only be viewed within the path of totality....

New trustee wants to ‘speak for students’

New trustee wants to ‘speak for students’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Anjali Patel now has the ability to have her voice heard. “I have the unique opportunity to speak for students and let the university know what they truly want out of their college experience,” the new student trustee said. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Patel, a junior biology and...

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief
August 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Video

When Andrea Morgan Dale heard her professor speak about Plato's “Symposium” and the philosophy of love last fall, she knew she had to write about it. "My play, 'The Philosophy of Love,' is about two philosophy professors who fall in love," the junior philosophy and theatre major said. "They debate...

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Through the struggle of her own boyfriend being deployed, Morgan Book channels her emotion in “Little Women” as the romantic Meg, engaged to a man who goes off to war. “When we did the duet between Meg and Mr. Brook that first night of rehearsals, I cried through the whole thing,” the sophomo...

Freshman named best of show

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

As the Annual Juried Student Art Show continues its exhibition in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries in the Liberal Arts building, The Shield spoke with best of show winner Bayley Graham about her piece “Shadow Nest.” As only a freshman, Graham spoke about her surprise win and her artistic pro...

KESHO offers mentors for young students

KESHO offers mentors for young students

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features

Heidi Gregori-Gahan stood amidst tables decorated from eight different countries and thanked the eager faces of Colleen McGovern’s fifth grade class for coming last week. The Assistant Provost for International Programs asked the girls whether they knew what a mentor was. “Your teacher, Ms. McGo...

Jonestown survivor shares story

Jonestown survivor shares story

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Laura Johnston Kohl warned the audience at Carter Hall Monday night she was prone to randomly crying because of her PTSD or “Peoples Temple Stress Disorder.” Kohl, a former member of the Peoples Temple and survivor of the Jonestown Massacre, came to USI to present her lecture titled “Peoples T...

Over 100 awards given at art show

Over 100 awards given at art show

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Weaving her way through the sardine-packed bodies at the 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Claire Wright exited the awards ceremony. Convinced she would not win any awards on her photo, Wright did not think twice about accompanying her grandmother outside to get some fresh air. “My gran...

Dental hygiene clinic fulfills veterans’ needs

Dental hygiene clinic fulfills veterans’ needs

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

During one of his check-ups at the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic, veteran Harley Hobgood said he considers himself friends with senior Kaila Raven after several visits together. With several tools in her hands and goggles around her head, a smiling Raven nodded in agreement. As Raven adjusted a pillow behind Hobg...

Ceremony to highlight ‘trailblazing women’

Ceremony to highlight ‘trailblazing women’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

As the Phenomenal Women ceremony approaches on March 23, The Shield talked to organizer and Multicultural Center Director Pam Hopson about the event honoring females in the community. The ten honorees this year include USI students, faculty and women from the Evansville area. The Shield: What is the his...

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