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Letter to the Editor: The Problem with SGA

Trent Thompson May 5, 2021

I recently spoke with The Shield about being unjustly disqualified from running for the position of the SGA President. While the article written touches upon the story somewhat, it leaves a decent amount...

Letter to the Editor: RE: Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Mark Murry May 5, 2021

I hope that Thompson can find some recourse in the actions of the SGA election committee. The bylaws is literally the law of how to run an organization and precedent competing with those bylaws does not...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana

Katelyn Vinci April 29, 2021

An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana We are asking administration and the campus community members to listen to survivors. While we have the federally regulated policies in place, students...

Letter to the Editor: Paige Schemanske

Ellie Kiesel April 27, 2021

Paige Schemanske had blonde hair, long blonde hair. She had blue eyes. She had a gait one could notice from 50 feet away. You may have known her as the girl who was always running, walking, or biking....

Letter to the Editor: Recognizing significance in USI events

Sarah Doerr February 11, 2020

I was incredibly disappointed to see prominent members of USI’s faculty and staff hunched over their phones while sitting in reserved seating at Angela Davis’s Mandela Day address.   Certainly,...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to show we’re paying attention

Crystal Steltenpohl January 28, 2020

People go to college to increase their earning potential, gain valuable skills and become informed citizens. You can develop these traits inside the classroom, but after you graduate, people will want...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to respond

Anna Ardelean November 19, 2019

There are many things that you can be apathetic about, but white supremacists vandalizing cars with their hateful flyers is not one of them.  Tuesday marked the fourth time on our campus that our students...

Letter to the editor

April 5, 2018
When did society become so anxious to shirk the responsibility of our own actions? If we continue to foster a culture of malcontent, then the forest becomes invisible, for the trees draw our endless scrutiny. The recent allegations and subsequent action against one of the SGA presidential candidates present an excellent example.

Letter to the editor

April 5, 2018
SGA is a wonderful organization that can make real concrete change on campus.

Letter to the editor

February 28, 2018

Gabi Wy, Thank you for the #MeToo article. Thank you for making it the very first page. Thank you for including personal stories, thoughts, and feelings from others who have experienced sexual assault....

Letter to the editor: emotional support animals

January 25, 2018

Dear Editor: After reading the recent piece in The Shield about emotional support animals, the staff of the USI Counseling Center feel that it is our professional responsibility to share some important...

Letter to the editor

November 29, 2017

Dear Editor: I am writing to you and your readers in the hope that I might be able to be a little helpful and supportive.   When I was a 25-year-old college student back in the 1970s, I was very...

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