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Telling their story

Telling their story

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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Erin Gibson has been waiting eight years to tell Bunny and Kay’s story. Bunny and Kay were two of Mesker Park Zoo’s beloved elephants. However, what happened to them after they left the zoo is a story often untold. "When I learn something I want to tell somebody,” Gibson said. “It...

Excelling in volunteerism

Excelling in volunteerism

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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Photo courtesy of USI photo services Dark clouds sent down gusts of wind, chilling the 160 students, staff and alumni volunteers gathering around the UC fountain. The cold volunteers were divided into 11 work areas for the annual Spruce Up USI, with tasks of spreading mulch, planting flowers, and more...

Looking beyond: taking issue with fashion waste

Looking beyond: taking issue with fashion waste

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 17, 2018


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Every week The Shield will showcase students and their hidden hobbies and talents. This week, Sarah Feagan spoke about her passion for making her own clothing.  Sarah Feagan was 16 years old when she made her first dress. It was a purple 1950s style dress with polka-dots and mostly held together ...

Looking beyond: ‘I have big things to say and I don’t think my paintings should be small’

Looking beyond: ‘I have big things to say and I don’t think my paintings should be small’

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

April 10, 2018


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Megan Thorne Every week The Shield will showcase students and their hidden hobbies and talents. This week, The Shield spoke to Livia Alexander, the senior art major with an emphasis in studio art and art history, about her painting talents. The Shield: Why did you get into painting? Alexa...

The beauty of relationships

The beauty of relationships

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Bev Jones Hadin Hart said that many of the motivations in fairy tales can be black and white. “This play it is gray,” the freshman theatre major said  “Everything is not what we are used to. It relates more to everyday life and to college students.” USI Theatre will be ending th...

‘A better future for everyone’

‘A better future for everyone’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 10, 2018


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After the election of President Trump, Evelyn Solano watched her twin sister get punched by a boy who told her that Trump was the president now. “It made me realize that not everyone is treated equally,” the eighth-grader at Castle North Middle School said. “Whether it is because of your age, gender, ra...

‘It’s an epidemic’

‘It’s an epidemic’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Jalon Dowell Legs wobbled like newborn fawns as men trekked through campus in shiny high heels. Many laughed and tried to see if they could run in their new pointy-toed shoes as others gritted their teeth and held their arms out for balance. A police officer and an attorney even joined in the ...

Elevating illustration to fine art

Elevating illustration to fine art

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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Emma Corry Theanoe Christos said she wanted to make people look at illustration like the true art form she believes it is. The senior art major honored women illustrators in New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit. The exhibit titled “The Politics of Imagination: Women in...

SpringFest committee works hard behind scenes

SpringFest committee works hard behind scenes

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


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photo by The Shield Marlee Sills has been involved on campus for the last three years through sororities and other events. Eager to do something special for her senior year, Sills applied for the SpringFest committee. “It does help me understand more of the process of the behind the scenes ...

A big fish in a little pond

A big fish in a little pond

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 3, 2018


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Photo courtesy of Vanessa Smith The first time Vanessa Smith traveled by herself, she flew to Miami, Florida, as the sole representative of the organization she joined just months before. The freshman public relations and advertising major scouted tables during the involvement fair in the fall, looking...

Beyond the surface: more than dragon daydreams

Beyond the surface: more than dragon daydreams

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Creative Commons Every week The Shield will showcase students and their hidden hobbies and talents. This week Austin Steele and Kimberly Rocca spoke about their love for Dungeons and Dragons.  Austin Steele is also known as Dragonborn.   The sophomore computer science major is an avid play...

Best selling author speaks of murder, horror

Best selling author speaks of murder, horror

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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  The sky was dark and ominous Friday evening as Dan Chaon read from his novel, “Ill Will.” The mood outside the Griffin Center was the perfect setting for Chaon’s novel of murder and suspense. Chaon is an American author, having penned three short story collections and three novels. Hi...

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