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The focal point of love

The focal point of love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Sudesh Mujumdar said Valentine’s Day acts as a focal point of love. “These holidays tend to act as focal points, where you tend to reflect on your relationship. In which one might say, ‘If I am investing this effort and time, is this an honest investment, or am I just putting on an act that...

Opposites attract, complement

Opposites attract, complement

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Ben Flora said his parents have radically different career paths, leaving Flora to believe different personalities make well-rounded couples. The senior elementary education major said it is one of the biggest advantages to dating someone with a different major. Flora said one of the best thin...

Keeping campus PG

Keeping campus PG

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


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Kassie Miller met Collin her freshman year of high school while they were both involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America). Shortly after, the freshman health professions major and her now fiancé began dating. Miller and Collin lived together until Miller decided to go to school and pursue a d...

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


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The Shield interviewed Otto Mullins, a junior theatre arts performance major, about the upcoming production of “Pygmalion,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and at 2 p.m Feb. 17. The Shield: What is your role in the show? Mullins: I am Alfred Doolittle. So, I am the father of the ...

The element of change

The element of change

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 5, 2019


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Ta’Meia Burleigh used to hate her hair. The sophomore biology major looked at her tightly curled black hair and felt that the soft poofs were too bold and drew too much attention to herself. She would singe her hair under the heat of a flat iron, trying to make her hair into what she deemed...

Warming up for the final go

Warming up for the final go

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Jonathan Faas will lace up his soccer cleats for the last time this season. “I haven’t really processed it yet,” the junior business administration major said. “It’s a little sad just because I have been playing soccer my whole life. I don’t really know what it’s going to be lik...

Stepping outside gender norms

Stepping outside gender norms

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Raquel Denning has always excelled in her math and science classes, and noticed she enjoyed them more than her classmates. “Growing up, they always ask you, ‘So, what do you want to be when you grow up?’” the senior mechanical engineering major said. “And with that question, I had to think, ‘What di...

Growing in cultural awareness, mutual learning

Growing in cultural awareness, mutual learning

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019


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Professor Kaho Sakaue wanted to help students to better understand the cultures around them. As a second-semester faculty member from Japan, Sakaue introduced a conversation program to USI at the beginning of the spring semester to challenge students to break outside of formalities. Conversation Partner is an uno...

Making language learning accessible

Making language learning accessible

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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When Associate Professor of Graphic Design Xinran Hu decided she wanted her American-born daughter to learn Chinese, she struggled keeping her daughter interested in the many Chinese characters. Hu remembered being a child herself, learning the characters by writing the lines over and over until she...

After hours: the faces behind the radio

After hours: the faces behind the radio

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 29, 2019


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Each week The Shield will interview someone who is employed by the university. This week, Colin McDuffee, a junior radio and television major, talks about his job at 95.7 The Spin as Program Director.  Colin McDuffee has always been the kind of person who loves music and talking, especially i...

After hours: contributing to a welcoming environment

After hours: contributing to a welcoming environment

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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Each week The Shield will interview someone who is employed by the university. This week, Laura Ankeney, a sophomore finance major, talked about her job at the Eagles Express Convenience Store.  Laura Ankeney has worked at the Eagles Express Convenience Store for over a year, and at the start...

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