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‘We want to recognize those phenomenal women’

‘We want to recognize those phenomenal women’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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Beverly Jones “Women can learn that their accomplishments are important and that they can have a real effect on their community,” Maggie Winter said. “I think it’s really good that USI is putting on this event to honor women and make sure that our accomplishments are recognized.” Winter was...

Progressive play on the way

Progressive play on the way

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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USI theatre is entering new territory with a story of mental health from the upcoming production of “Standing on my Knees” by John Olive. The show will play in the Mallette Theatre March 22-24 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. “Standing on my Knees” follows the story...

Students discover passions through ROTC

Students discover passions through ROTC

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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Photo courtesy of USI photo services Katlyn Winnick said she has always known she wanted to major in nursing but never considered being a nurse in the army until someone mentioned the idea. Winnick said she quickly realized that was exactly what she wanted to do and ROTC was the best way to follo...

‘I want to be a voice for my community’

‘I want to be a voice for my community’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 13, 2018


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Photo courtesy of Christopher Weyer Christopher Weyer started working at 15 years old, and for as long as he could remember, he knew he wanted to serve his country. The senior political science, international studies and Spanish major tried to join the military at 17 years old but was told he n...

Book club celebrates reading

Book club celebrates reading

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Megan Thorne Kirsten Williams said book lovers should definitely join the Reading Eagles Book Club. “Our main reason for starting this is because we like to read,” Kirsten Williams said.  “We are book lovers and we want to talk with other people that like to read. It’s not meant to be education...

‘We are the ambassadors’

‘We are the ambassadors’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

Featured artist inspires students

Featured artist inspires students

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Logan Tharp said that hearing Sarah Martin’s journey helps young artist see where they are going and could possibly be in 10 years. Martin is the assistant professor of art at Murray State University who was chosen to showcase her If/Then gallery at the university alongside a demo and lecture. Tharp s...

Ghosting leaves dating app users guessing

Ghosting leaves dating app users guessing

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Megan Thorne Jada Hampton believes it’s an unwritten moral code that individuals should explain themselves instead of ghosting them. “That’s the least you can do for anyone,” the sophomore theatre major said. Hampton defines ghosting as “a temporary or permanent l...

Students share pressures of being single

Students share pressures of being single

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Abigail Stanley Christina Zolezzi said she enjoys being single, but admits it can be lonely on holidays like Valentine’s Day. The freshman nursing major said the holiday’s focus is romance and that can leave singles feeling alone even if Valentine’s Day is about all types o...

‘In someone else’s shoes’

‘In someone else’s shoes’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 13, 2018


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Photo by The Shield Mary Lyn Stoll has been co-running “The Vagina Monologues” for 11 years, but every year, she performs the same monologue. The associate professor of philosophy performs “My Vagina Was My Village.” The piece is about a refugee woman who has been raped by a number of in...

‘I said no’

‘I said no’

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


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Illustration by Megan Thorne Tess Whitesell was ready for college when she moved onto campus the fall of 2015---her spark of excitement still bright. She didn’t know that in a matter of months, she would end up leaving after being raped, bullied and harassed. ‘I do not want to do this’ W...

Play to portray passion, process

Play to portray passion, process

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Jorden Auker Cast members of USI Theatre’s next play describe it as a messy love story. The theatre opens “Italian American Reconciliation,” written John Patrick Shanley and directed by Elliot Wasserman Thursday. The play is a slice-of-life comedy that takes place in New York City and...

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