The Shield

Finding housing as a transgender student

Finding housing as a transgender student

Megan Thorne and Emma Corry

December 3, 2019

Jaxen Margason lived with female students his first two years at USI. The senior history major previously went to Vincennes University where he had his own room. Margason’s mother emailed Housing and Residence Life before he transferred to ask about disability housing and she asked if he could ...

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Perci Hale and Brittany Coleman talk about the Black Student Union's clothes drive. Perci Hale was not prepared for how cold Evansville winters would be when she moved here.  The sophomore theatre major...

Photo Gallery: Lighting a Tradition

Photo Gallery: Lighting a Tradition

Josh Meredith, Staff Photographer

November 26, 2019

Senior seminar highlights student inspirations, skills

Senior seminar highlights student inspirations, skills

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Gabrielle Pyle has worked in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries for three semesters because she loves setting up the art exhibits. The senior studio art major said the current senior seminar exhibit is special for her, as her own art, two ceramic and two wood pieces, are in the show. “Seeing m...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

The first USI Madrigal Feast was hosted in 1969 by the Director of the Mid-American Singers David Deeg. It was catered by Betty Rice, the wife of USI’s first president David Rice.  The Mid-American Singers grew from 16 members to become the university's Chamber Choir and the event is still going ...

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

UE student to host panels on diversity, experiences

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 12, 2019

Summer El-Khodary is planning events to invigorate her love of spreading diversity. The senior public health major at the University of Evansville is hosting a series of discussion panels called “Cultural Communications” on Dec.19, Feb. 20 and April 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Media Suite at In...

Volunteer eagles: playing country music for canned food

Volunteer eagles: playing country music for canned food

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Kaylee Johnson and Gabbie Lynn preview the Country Music Association's upcoming canned food drive. Students looking for a chance to see Old Dominion in concert, while also giving back to the USI community ...

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Nadia Farmer said she tries to go to the Southern Indiana Reading Series every semester because she is able to learn more about different writing perspectives and creativity. “It's a good experience for the students,” the junior creative writing major said. “It’s cool to see what the authors do...

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 5, 2019

Easton Crisp wears heelys when he plays Puck for the upcoming USI Theatre production of William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The sophomore theatre major had never worn heelys before he began wearing them after the second or third rehearsal. Crisp would practice with them whenever...

Pumpkin creations win Halloween glory at contest

Pumpkin creations win Halloween glory at contest

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Riley Laffoon said when her office manager Stephanie Fifer asked the Career Services student workers to consider creating a pumpkin for the Staff Council’s fourth annual pumpkin contest, she did not expect to win. “I was a little worried because I’m not the most creative person,” the seni...

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