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Please mind the people behind the curtain

Please mind the people behind the curtain

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Rafael Gonzalez just happened to fall into theatre. The junior theatre major was the lighting designer for the USI Theatre Department’s production of “Pygmalion.” This was his first time designing the lighting for a show in the performance center after he was the lighting designer for the...

German films to feature complex story lines

German films to feature complex story lines

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Emma Carmichael said she doesn’t usually see American movies step outside the box and try things that are out of the ordinary. “I feel like I’ve never seen an American movie that’s this weird,” the junior history major said. “It really shows that the people at the time and their r...

The power of the human voice

The power of the human voice

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed essayist Elena Passarello who will present her work for the Southern Indiana Reading Series with Hanif Abdurraqib, at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Performance Center. The Shield: How did you end up coming to USI? Elena Passarello: I was lucky enough to be asked to be the New ...

The focal point of love

The focal point of love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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