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Support animals offer relief

Support animals offer relief

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

December 5, 2017


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Mercades Axton sat in an oversized armchair with her legs pulled up under her. Axton slowly ran her fingers between Henley’s soft ears, all the way down his back to his tail. The Shorkie remained still but watchful as Axton spoke of her mother’s death. The freshman nursing major’s muted tele...

NAACP chapter addresses AIDS

NAACP chapter addresses AIDS

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Jalon Dowell Shawneis Jones said everyone needs to be involved in World Aids Day. “This isn’t just USI students, this isn’t just Evansville, this is the entire human race who needs to have awareness of what’s going on and solutions and prevention opportunities and how to support,” th...

Relax and unwind at the Jazz Lounge

Relax and unwind at the Jazz Lounge

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Tyler Baugh Archie’s Café House hosted an open mic and live music event Friday evening. The overall atmosphere was warm and benevolent, despite the chilly weather outside. It was a cozy environment for students to socialize while listening to live music and snacking on refreshments.   The ...

Life in the fast lane

Life in the fast lane

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

December 5, 2017


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photo courtesy of Kelly Brown Growing up, Kelly Brown thought the Indy 500 was a national holiday. The instructor of communications was raised in a family that lived and breathed the smell of rubber burning on concrete racetracks. Living just north of Terre Haute, Brown and her family attende...

University establishes NAACP chapter

University establishes NAACP chapter

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 28, 2017


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photo courtesy of Shawneis Jones Shawneis Jones said racism has begun taking its mask off. “People on this campus especially are hesitant to talk about racism they have experienced,” the Master of Business Administration student said. “They don’t want to step on any toes. We have a beautifu...

Tree celebrates spirit of giving

Tree celebrates spirit of giving

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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photo courtesy of USI photo services As the leaves of fall disappear along with the spooky and haunting atmosphere of all Hallows Eve, students are greeted with the frosty air of the season of giving. With Christmas right around the corner, it’s important to think about the meaning of these holidays. ...

Creating a community

Creating a community

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


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Jeana Everhart Finding classes, learning to manage homework for challenging courses and connecting with the right groups can make freshman life difficult.  New students often struggle understanding the college atmosphere and adjusting from high school.   The Pott College of Science, Engineeri...

Dance Marathon raises $92,449.55, $30,000 more than last year

Dance Marathon raises $92,449.55, $30,000 more than last year

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Athena said she was at the Dance Marathon because she and her mommy support Riley. Athena spoke with a wide smile and hopes to one day be a student at the university. At the age of three-years-old, Athena was diagnosed with Petit Mal Seizures, commonly known as “absence seizures.” An abs...

‘This is beyond us’

‘This is beyond us’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 14, 2017


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Megan Thorne Ashleigh Dulik said so many people in society are asleep at the wheel. “There is so much happening in the world today,” the senior theatre performance major said. “The times we live in now, the way people treat each other now, is not what we want, but hopefully through our perform...

Breaking the boundaries

Breaking the boundaries

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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USI Housing Sarah Adams, Area Coordinator for O’Daniel South, said the Diversity Committee of Housing and Residence Life Committee noticed the unaddressed issue of privilege. The group is ready to take the next step in diversity education for students, and they held a panel discussion Wednesd...

SAGA to host ‘Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe’

SAGA to host ‘Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe’

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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USI photo services The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) has been extra busy this semester pumping out event after event. The most recent event the organization held was the LGBTQ Spiritual Conversational Night, which resulted in a  turnout of almost twenty students within the community as ...

Gospel Explosion coming to Carter Hall

Gospel Explosion coming to Carter Hall

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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USI Photo services D'Angelo Taylor wants everyone to come to Gospel Explosion. “Gospel Explosion allows students to hear different songs and it’s a way to showcase our choir students,” the Multicultural Center’s assistant director said. “It is a great time to hear some great music. Th...

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