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Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Quarantine Life as a Freshman

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer

October 28, 2020

A sweet-toned phone call masks dreaded news. During this fall semester, freshman students are beginning the college experience with an added stress: quarantine.  Freshman suitemates Chase Hollenkamp, global studies and economics major, and Aden Gill, biology major, were quarantined this past weeken...

Catching up with Starbuck’s Donna

Donna Singleton is still at Starbucks, adjusting to the new normal.

Hannah Payne, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Most people who frequently visit Starbucks are familiar with Donna Singleton, who has worked there for nearly 11 years.   Singleton’s bright personality and ability to connect with customers has made her one of the most well-known and revered employees at USI.  When she was unable to work due to COV...

How has James the bus driver been since March?

James Putnam on the bus.

Kenzie Clayton, Staff Writer

September 3, 2020

One of the most well known and beloved staff members at USI is bus driver James Putnam. James has been driving with the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System for just short of twenty-five years and has been driving on campus for about seven years now.   James is known for greeting students when they board the b...

Register to vote before it’s too late

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

September 3, 2020

The 2020 election is one of the most anticipated elections in years and information about each candidate is at the fingertip of everyone in the country. It’s easy to learn about the candidates running and what they stand for because everything is online now.  Now is the time to register to vote. Soon yo...

Former student paints for the cats

Jenna Sharp, USI graduate and recipient of the Endeavor Award grant, paints a mural at the River Kitty Cat Cafe on Main Street.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 27, 2020

River Kitty Cat Cafe has a fresh coat of paint. The cafe, located on Main Street, is home to drinks, snacks and cats up for adoption from the Vanderburgh Humane Society and it now has a new mural right at the entrance painted by a former USI student. The mural depicts a group of cats floating do...

To stay or go: living as an international student during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many countries to shut their borders, resulting in complications for international students.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 20, 2020

Haifa Rejili received a call at 7 p.m. telling her she had the option to either stay at USI housing or go back to her home country.  The international student made her decision and by 10 a.m. the next day, she was taking a flight back from the U.S. to Tunisia, ending her time in the U.S. early. T...

Counseling Center Director: ‘It’s okay to be anxious’ in this time

Dean of Students Brian Rush and counselor Thomas Longwell sign the poster which states that they will stand against racism or discrimination of any kind during the Stand Against Racism rally put on by the YWCA on Thursday.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

The Counseling Center is the place to go when you’re anxious, depressed, or just stressed, but with the campus shutdown and the counselors distant, stress is running high for many students. Thomas Longwell, director of the Counseling Center, said it’s OK to feel stressed about this pandemic. “Reg...

Students, faculty push on despite online learning difficulties

The university moved all classes online in response to COVID-19

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 1, 2020

Jody Henke was looking forward to no more online classes.  Henke, a junior art major, doesn’t have internet access at her home in Washington, Indiana. She was able to access the internet after she moved back home thanks to a mobile hotspot provided by her photography job at Christian Camp Illia...

Educating about the female orgasm

Sex educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart led a lecture about the female orgasm on March 2 in Forum 2.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

March 3, 2020

Marshall Miller had this advice to give straight men in the audience at an event focused on the female orgasm. “Let her come first,” he said. The Activities Programming Board (APB) hosted an educational program called “I Love Female Orgasm” on March 2 in Forum 2. The event saw two sex ...

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