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Nine students from Panama joined the USI community as a group in 2018.

PANAS: How Panamanian students at USI are making an impact

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

In 2017, the National Secretariat of Science and Technology of Panama approved USI as a recipient of its Institute for the Formation and Use of Human Resources public schools’ scholarship program. Over...

Hairo Rivas stands outside of University Center East after accepting the USI Fraternity and Sorotiy Lifes Barry Shonberger Lifetime Achievement Award on April 3.

Hairo Rivas: Who is Mr. USI?

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Next to President Ronald Rochon, Hairo Rivas is probably the most recognizable name on campus. Students may recognize his name from Greek life, Dance Marathon, Amigos and more than 20 student organizations. Hairo...

Cherry Bomb, Christian Ruth, wins Mr. Southern 2022 Feb. 24, 2022, in the Performance Center.

Gallery: Snapshots of ’21-’22

Shelby Clark and Ian Young April 21, 2022

Photos by Shield Staff

Makayla Schirmer, senior health services major, smiles in front of the Cone at the University Center.

Seniors reflect COVID-19, four years at USI

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Five graduating seniors put their heads together after a Christian Fellowship’s Church meeting to come up with a quote that best describes their four years at USI.  Sitting on a large white rug in...

A poster for Everything Everywhere All at Once. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a thrilling movie focus on the a middle-aged Chinese immigrant and her adventure through the multiverse. It is available to view in theaters.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is an instant masterpiece

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 14, 2022

In the last few years, we have seen films welcome the hypothetical multiverse theory into current blockbuster cinema. The idea of an infinite number of parallel universes that are slightly or drastically...

Plaza España stands in Seville, Spain.

Chase-ing Spain: Don’t eat the oranges in Seville

Chase Hollenkamp, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

¡Hola! After the past few weeks of chaos, I finally got the chance to fit some traveling into my schedule. Last weekend, I took a trip to the beautiful city of Seville, Spain alongside a group of 40 students...

Kid Quill performs for USI students in the Screaming Eagles Arena on Friday, April 8. Kid Quill performed alongside Krigarè for SpringFest 2022.

Krigaré, Kid Quill rock Screaming Eagles Arena despite low student attendance

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 10, 2022

While the crowd was small, Krigaré and Kid Quill’s stage presence was enough to make over a hundred students shake the stage they performed on. Krigaré and Kid Quill performed live at the Screaming...

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“The Afterparty” is available to stream now on Apple TV+. The new murder-mystery series is simultaneously experimental and entertaining.

“The Afterparty” is a hilarious genre-bending murder mystery

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

“The Afterparty'' is a thrilling and comedic new addition to Apple TV+. The murder mystery show was created by Christopher Miller, the mind behind “Clone High,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”...

The final episode of “Seinfeld” aired in 1998. Despite the iconic status of the show, the final episode fell flat.

Tegan’s Throwback Thursday: Why the last episode of “Seinfeld” was terrible

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the ‘90s sitcom “Seinfeld,” the famous show about nothing. The show stopped airing well over twenty years ago, but how did it end?  For those of you who are...

“Shrek” is one of the most iconic film franchises to come from the 2000s. Here’s why “Shrek 2” is the best.

Tegan’s Throwback Thursday: Why “Shrek 2” is the best Shrek

Tegan Ruhl , Staff Writer March 31, 2022

With Netflix putting both “Shrek” and “Shrek 2” on its platform, I just had to bring attention to the iconic franchise.  Obviously, “Shrek 2” is the best movie in the franchise, no doubt...

Chase poses in front of an almond tree at Quinta de los Molinos with friends and family.

Chase-ing Spain: COVID Catastrophe

Chase Hollenkamp, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

¡Hola! These past few weeks have been anything but smooth sailing here in Madrid. To start, I have to clear up that I was not able to go to Milan, but I will explain that a bit more later on. Here in...

Skip it or stream it: The 2022 Oscars edition

Skip it or stream it: The 2022 Oscars edition

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Another Oscars ceremony has come and gone along with the usual drama and shenanigans that tend to pop up every year. Out of the films recognized, nominated or even awarded, there were some great choices...

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