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Life with Lawrence: Making a mess

Life with Lawrence: Making a mess

Elizabeth Harris, Cartoonist January 19, 2022

Students of the Class of 2021 line up to receive their respective diplomas in the third of the four ceremonies Saturday. The third ceremony was for students from the Romain College of Business and College of Liberal Arts.

Gallery: Fall 2021 Commencement

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor December 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies concluded Saturday awarding graduates from the Class of 2020 and 2021 with their degrees. Alumni from the Class of 2020 walked in the Fall 2020 commencement ceremonies...

Ian Young, staff writer, picks his top 10 music albums of the year.

Best of 2021 Music

Ian Young, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

2021 was an excellent year for music. I feel that this was one of the rare years that every genre got a major release with some quality.  Out of all of this quality, I have chosen ten of my favorite...

Graphic: USI COVID-19 Timeline

Graphic: USI COVID-19 Timeline

Maliah White, Design Editor December 8, 2021

University of Southern Indiana COVID-19 timeline from January 2020 to December 2021.

Tegan Ruhl, staff writer, lists her favorite movies released in 2021.

Best of 2021 Movies

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

I would almost consider 2021 to be the year movies made a comeback. With the widespread closure of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it seems movies decided to come back strong this...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 5, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

Evelyn Pigman working on the costume for The Ghost of Christmas Present. “A Christmas Carol” is USI Theatre’s first large scale in-person production since COVID-19.

Behind the Scenes: USI Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 30, 2021

After seeing USI Theatre’s first Fall 2021 performance, “The Mad Ones,” with a cast of four, I was excited to see their upcoming first large-scale production since COVID-19, “A Christmas Carol.”...

Kinza Fatima, international exchange student from Balochistan, Pakistan, smiles outside University Center East. Fatima is studying at the university for the Fall 2021 semester.

America through the eyes of an exchange student

Kinza Fatima, Guest Contributor November 18, 2021

I am honored to be studying in the USA this semester as a cultural exchange student. Even though I am here studying for just one semester, I got to learn, relearn and unlearn so many things that have overwhelmingly...

Gulaiym Bolatova, Nicold Bazán and Fatimah Albahrani drink lassi and chat in the Liberal Arts Building during Diwali: The Festival of Lights hosted by South Asian Student Association Nov. 4, 2021.

Students discuss awareness in diversity on campus

Casey Clark, Chief Copy Editor November 15, 2021

A young woman attends a campus open dialogue event concerning Latinidad issues.  Veronica Portillo, a senior health services and communication studies major, feels uncomfortable in this setting as...

Video: Student’s view of the Travis Scott Astroworld concert

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor November 12, 2021

Warning: This video contains a brief scene of violence. Kyle Crone, a junior finance major, attended the Astroworld Festival Friday in Houston, TX. This is his personal footage of what occurred at the...

Kyle Crone, Zeke Davidson, Erik Vanderliet and Rifat Chowdhury at the Astroworld Festival. Crone and Davidson are  students at the university.

Exclusive: ‘You weren’t sure if you were gonna die or not’ — Student reflects surviving Travis Scott’s Astroworld

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2021

A student’s tendons ache as he walks to class Monday. With every sore step, he remembers walking out of the deadly Travis Scott concert feeling like he survived a war zone.  Kyle Crone, a junior...

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