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Eagle Perks at USI offer free local activities for students.

Eagle Perks: Discounted activities for USI students

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Feel like you need a break from your everyday tasks or want to do something fun with your friends? Check out the Eagle Perks offered at USI. Eagle Perks at USI offer free or discounted opportunities...

The Farmers Who Fought is a historical, nonfiction book written by McKenna Love, sophomore history major. The book is 56 pages long and published July 19.

McKenna Love: Published author and USI student

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

McKenna Love, sophomore history major, published her book, “The Farmers Who Fought,” July 19.  Love’s story on her creation of this book is encouraging and interesting.  McKenna Love, a current...

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is based on the original Power Rangers TV series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie’ is still fascinatingly ridiculous almost 30 years later

Bryce West, News Editor September 5, 2023

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” aired for the first time on Fox Kids 30 years ago. The show was based on another popular Japanese superhero program, “Super Sentai,” and became an instant success in...

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama that ran for five seasons from 2008-2013. Breaking Bad is highly regarded as one of the greatest shows ever made.

‘Breaking Bad’ is the best thing to happen to television

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 5, 2023

Television is a messy way of storytelling and engagement. You have a story being told in dozens, if not hundreds of episodes, each ranging from 15, 30 or 60 minutes. In that time, a lot can happen, such...

Barbenheimer is the cobined name of Barbie and Oppenheimer, two highly promoted movies that released on the same day in theaters.

Double Feature: How ‘Barbenheimer’ took the world by storm

Crystal Killian, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

“Barbenheimer” took the world by storm July 21. All across the nation, people showed up to theaters dressed in pink for “Barbie” or black for “Oppenheimer.” Movie-goers would bring a change...

Evil Dead Rise is the fifth film in the iconic horror franchise. (Courtesy of Warner Brothers)

“Evil Dead Rise” is a bloody good time

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

“The Evil Dead,” released in 1981, was an extremely low-budget horror film made by a bunch of college friends in the woods during a few grueling weeks of filming. It was one of the first films that...

Editor-in-Chief Shelby Clark has served as Editor-in-Chief since May 2021. (Photo courtesy of USI Photography and Multimedia)

Letter from Editor: Embrace the Change

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2023

Change. This word has been the driving force of my life for the last two years.  When I became editor-in-chief of The Shield in May of 2021, I had a staff of four people and was the youngest editor-in-chief...

Speed Racer is a visually stunning blockbuster released 15 years ago. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

“Speed Racer” was ahead of its time, and now it can shine

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

When “Iron Man” was released 15 years ago, it began a huge change in the cinema landscape, snowballing the industry into where it is at today. A week after “Iron Man” was released, “Speed Racer”...

Resident Evil 4 (2023) is the remake of Resident Evil 4 (2005). It evolves the original into one of the most fun games I have ever played.

“Resident Evil 4 (2023)” reminds me why I started playing video games

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

“Resident Evil” has the weirdest and most complex history of any video game franchise. With 30 games released since 1996, “Resident Evil” has come a long way. During that span, the franchise released...

Savannah Staples, senior English teaching major, is the recipient of the Presidents Medal for the Class of 2023. (Photo courtesy of Savannah Staples)

President’s Medal recipient Savannah Staples recounts her time at USI

Tegan Ruhl, Assisstant Lifestyle Editor April 23, 2023

Savannah Staples, senior English teaching major, is the recipient of the President’s Medal for the class of 2023. According to USI’s website, the President’s Medal is the highest honor awarded each...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. (Photo courtesy of Hasbro and Netflix)

An in-depth look at the Power Rangers “Once & Always” 30th anniversary special

Bryce West, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2023

The Power Rangers are back for more. Released yesterday, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” sees the Power Rangers' triumphant return for a 30th-anniversary special on Netflix. However,...

The dance team poses together after performing their nationals routine for the last time Saturday morning in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Abigail Durham)

My experience traveling to compete in a college dance competition

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

The USI Dance Team and I had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida from April 6-9 to compete at the College Classic Dance Team Union Nationals Competition.  Under their division and a style of...

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