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Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Madrigal Feaste transports community to Renaissance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 30, 2016


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Carter Hall won’t be Carter Hall Dec. 1-4. Instead, Madrigal Feaste attendees will walk into a Renaissance-style Baron’s Hall, immersed in a fifteenth-century royal feast with the university Chamber Choir. For the 47th annual Madrigal Feaste, sophomore Beronica Ricketts will portray a J...

One novel, one month

One novel, one month

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 29, 2016


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After participating in National Novel Writing Month Sam Morris has no trouble writing essays for school. “With four page papers, I write more than that in a day now,” the senior English major said. “Even ten page papers are pretty easy.” Every November, NaNoWriMo participants tackle the s...

GALLERY: International Extravaganza

GALLERY: International Extravaganza

Jordan Auker, Photographer

November 25, 2016


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International students represented their countries and cultures Nov. 18 at the Late Night International Extravaganza in the RFWC. Students had the opportunity to go different booths and experience learning about the cultures and customs of the different countries represented.

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International Extravaganza showcases cultures

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 18, 2016


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The Shield talked to Cailan Walters, junior social work major, and the social coordinator for the International Club, about the International Extravaganza this Friday. Walters said the cultural event provides a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures. The Shield: What is the International Extrav...

GALLERY: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play

GALLERY: Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play

Megan Thorne and Jordan Auker and Kailey Boyd

November 17, 2016


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“Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” takes place subsequently after a new disease rapidly wracks the nation, killing many and damaging much of the United States, including the entire electrical grid. The play, originally written by Anne Washburn, follows a group of survivors who find each othe...

‘Standing for those who can’t’

‘Standing for those who can’t’

Gabi Wy, Special to The Shield

November 13, 2016


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12:26 p.m. As the white curtain rose, hundreds of students ducked under the divider and flooded toward the Southern Indiana Dance Marathon stage. “Sit down,” SIDM President Amanda Davidson said Saturday at the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center. “This is the last time you’ll be si...

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

Empty Bowls raises money, awareness

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


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Bowls clinked together as volunteers unloaded the last few boxes at Sauced before the restaurant’s doors opened Saturday morning. “One minute left till doors open,” Al Holen shouted. The room erupted in cheers and clapping as two volunteers opened the two big doors into the restaurant. Within...

Passion, selflessness fuel annual dance marathon

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 9, 2016


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The Shield sat down with Amanda Davidson, president of the Riley Dance Marathon, and asked for her thoughts as the fundraising event draws near. The senior health administration major shared what the Saturday event means to her and what to expect. The Shield: How long have you been involved in Dance Marath...

Empty Bowls fills stomachs, hearts

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016


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After losing the use of his arm in a wreck in 2005, Jarrod Fawks faced a challenge last year in the university ceramics studio. “The ceramics wheel only spins one way,” the 2015 alum said. “It was an obstacle, but by collaborating with (professor) Al Holen, I was able to learn a way to throw wi...

Celebrating the dead

Celebrating the dead

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016


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On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration Tuesday in the Liberal Arts Building. “This is a day that yo...

Pups provide stress relief for students

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


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Wednesday seven wriggling puppies were escorted onto the quad on campus. The white-painted plastic fence that surrounded the balls of canine joy carried signs that read: Pet-a-pup $1 per hour, or $3 for an all-day pass. Dillon Baker a sophomore in Psychology organized the event through his fraternity...

Student makes directing debut

Student makes directing debut

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016


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Enjoli Drake will make her directing debut as she presents “In the Red and Brown Water” as this year’s student directed fall production. The Shield spoke with Drake to learn more about her first experience directing and the production. The Shield: How did the opportunity to direct a play come a...

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