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Selfless and Soaring: Senior embarks on year-long charity campaign

Selfless and Soaring: Senior embarks on year-long charity campaign

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 1, 2017


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When Megan Gresham saw a tattered, empty donation box outside of an animal shelter, she wiped her tears and started thinking of what she could do to help. Gresham, a senior criminal justice and sociology double major, started the Giving Graciously Campaign as her New Year’s resolution, adopting 12 ch...

Intern finds valuable learning at SS&C

Intern finds valuable learning at SS&C

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield

February 1, 2017


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Abigail Bridges sits down at her desk to finish her reports in the large, open ground floor of the two story building. On her desk are two computer screens, from which her mouse moves back and forth, as she transfers information from one window to another. The senior finance major is one of the fou...

‘Removing the blinders’

‘Removing the blinders’

Shayla Hughes, Special to The Shield

January 25, 2017


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Jordan Stewart tried to squeeze through a narrow doorway holding a pile of decorations, but the long blue present caught on one side. Her sister, Jessica Stephens, gave her a nudge that caused them both to laugh as she was freed into the large dining hall filled with round tables draped in white clot...

Spanish film festival to screen five films

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

January 25, 2017


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The Spanish Film Festival will screen five Spanish films on campus free of charge to the community. The Shield spoke with David Hitchcock, associate professor of Spanish, about the background of the film festival and themes between the pictures. The Shield: What’s the origin of the Spanish film fes...

Selfless and Soaring: Sophomores roast coffee for charity

Selfless and Soaring: Sophomores roast coffee for charity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

January 21, 2017


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As they enjoyed cups of joe in a diner on a late night in June, Keegan Roembke and Mitchell Thomas contemplated becoming coffee roasters.

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Selfless and Soaring: Student cycles for a cause

Selfless and Soaring: Student cycles for a cause

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

January 18, 2017


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Some students, alongside attending classes and working jobs, also contribute to causes bigger than themselves. Through this series, Selfless and Soaring, The Shield will feature Screaming Eagles who promote change through charity. Raegan Ball likes to live life in other people’s shoes. “Any time I ...

‘The art of educated guessing’

‘The art of educated guessing’

Sarah Rogers, Special to The Shield

January 18, 2017


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As part of the 2016 Basic Reporting class students wrote about a student and their internships. Student journalists were able to follow students during a day of their internship while others found students with an independent study. The projects ranged from working in the coroner’s office to resear...

Student experiences ‘eye-opening’ opportunity

Student experiences  ‘eye-opening’ opportunity

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 12, 2017


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Kristen Reckelhoff smiled and grabbed her clipboard as Heather Sheridan walked through the door into the exam room at the USI-Glenwood Community Health Center.

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UNBREAKABLE

UNBREAKABLE

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

December 8, 2016


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When Jason Miner was in sixth grade, he wrote a yearbook quote he didn’t know would apply to the rest of his life. “Adversity causes some to break,” he wrote, “but it causes others to break records.” The senior communications major, set to graduate Saturday with 595 other students, faced ...

Fellow’s art exhibit showcases ‘process’

Fellow’s art exhibit  showcases ‘process’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

December 8, 2016


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Jenna “Citrus” Rueger skittered through the open rooms of the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Gallery, her colored socks silent against the cold ground. It was noon of the day before the opening of her Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibit, and Rueger still had preparations to finalize before the year’s...

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Student work featured in ‘Robot Invasion’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

December 8, 2016


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Katelyn Ryder didn’t know where her fellow Resident Assistants were taking her when they said they were going on a trip. “They abducted me in a staff meeting,” the senior art and psychology double major said. “They took me to New Harmony to see my art on display for the first time. It was prec...

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