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‘An itch to create’

‘An itch to create’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 12, 2018


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Hannah Spurgeon had been having what she called a “bad streak.” The senior studio art and education major had received rejection letter after rejection letter to what seemed like countless art shows she had submitted work to. With Senior Seminar Exhibition coming up while she was in the midst of such a funk, Spurgeo...

Production to challenge autism stigma

Production to challenge autism stigma

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 6, 2018


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Isabelle Rogers has learned to channel her inner smoker. The junior theatre major doesn’t smoke, nor does she usually exhibit explosive anger, but Judy does. Rogers will play Judy Boone in the upcoming production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The show will run at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17 a...

After hours: ‘A place I feel comfortable’

After hours: ‘A place I feel comfortable’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Holland Davis talked about her experience working at the university library.   Holland Davis scoured the shelves of the library, looking for a picture book about the first person to explore underwater. In the midst of shelving...

#Showupforshabbat creates unity

#Showupforshabbat creates unity

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 6, 2018


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Eleven candles flickered in front of Gary Mazo as he stood at the Bimah, strumming his guitar. “All my life I’ve been waiting for, I’ve been praying for, for the people to say that we don’t wanna fight no more, there’ll be no more wars and our children will play,” the rabbi sang. “One d...

Singing like professionals

Singing like professionals

Jessica Schiffhauer, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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Daniel Craig said this was a building year. The Associate Professor of Music and Music Program Director explained how he started the year with individuals who had never sung in a choir in their lifetime. Craig bragged that they now all sound like professionals. After the international win ...

Author to tackle sexuality, bullying through writing

Author to tackle sexuality, bullying through writing

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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James Han Mattson was working part-time at a hotel in north Berkeley, California when he got an idea while reading a book by Clive Barker. “I remember reading it and thinking, ‘I could probably do this a little better,’” Mattson said. “Not that Clive Barker isn’t a fantastic writer, b...

After hours: lights, camera, action

After hours: lights, camera, action

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 30, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Ann Powell and Jana Garrett talked about their experience working at the university television station, Access USI.  Ann Powell trembled as 15 overhead lights illuminated the nerves on her face. The ...

‘Everybody can do something’

‘Everybody can do something’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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Carter Hall was packed with students for the campus viewing of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary discussing sexual assault on college campuses. The documentary followed students from various colleges throughout the country, bringing to light their experiences with sexual assault and how each un...

After hours: cultivating young minds

After hours: cultivating young minds

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


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Every week The Shield will feature a student who is employed by the university. This week, Melanie Hayford talked about her experience working at the USI Children's Learning Center.  Melanie Hayford takes the children from the Children’s Learning Center on walks around campus. They go to t...

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

‘He can do whatever he sets his mind to’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 23, 2018


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Beshoy Ewida has a new dream.   The undergraduate exchange student said it was his dream for five years to travel from Egypt to the United States, and since accomplishing that dream, he found something new to strive for. “If anyone has a dream, they should go for it,” Ewida said. “I...

Putting history on display

Putting history on display

Jessica Schiffhauer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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John Hollidan’s picture hung next to his uniform that fit his 7’6” frame on the third floor of the library. This display is just one of the many artifacts set up for the annual Archives Fest.   Jennifer Greene said she hopes whoever comes to the Archives Fest gets that “wow” experience...

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

‘Creating a safe learning environment’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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Illustration by Sarah Rogers Carrie Wright scrolled to the bottom of the syllabus on her computer screen to the section labeled Title IX. Wright said this was the language that every professor wrote in their syllabuses as the university required. Whether the students actually read through the ...

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