The Shield

LETTER: Thank you, Dr. Batista

Luke Williams

March 18, 2015

Dr. Batista and USI Students, It is not always easy being a student at this university. Sometimes you barely find time to study, sometimes you wish you could just crawl up into a ball and cry and sometimes you don’t have enough money for food. It was the summer of 2013: payday was two weeks away...

LETTER: Initiatives in place to create safer campus

Angela Batista

February 17, 2015

Dear Editor, In response to the editorial published in the February 12 edition of The Shield, I would like to offer some important facts and information with the hope of shedding some light on the seriousness that the University places on sexual assault and any type of sexual misconduct, as well ...

Letter: Rather than disapprove, improve

Mary Bradley

December 9, 2014

After reading and hearing about the uproar caused by Brenna Wu's opinion article "The Greek Life PR Ploy," I have to say that there seems to be quite a trend in drastic reactions from Greek Life regarding criticism. When I had a position as staff writer for my current college paper, we published an...

Letter: ‘This is Indiana’

Luke Williams

December 9, 2014

Dear Brenna Wu and Opinion Editor, Upon reading the article about school spirit, we found it very rude, disrespectful, and prejudice! We find it very truculent of you to question our motives for having school spirit. We have contempt for you though because it more than likely stems from a place of...

Letter: Do the right thing this November

USI Shield Staff

October 24, 2014

Upon driving through different parts of Indiana, I have started noticing yard signs that say 'Fed Up? Vote Republican!' appearing more and more in people's yards and along the road. In the State of Indiana, our government is comprised of a Republican Super-Majority, meaning they control the Senate, House...

Letter: ‘Bitchness’ article pretentious, condescending

USI Shield Staff

October 24, 2014

While I’m all for an opinion column in a newspaper (free speech and all that jazz), the article “Suppress your basic bitchness this Halloween” was appalling. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom why anyone on The Shield staff thought this was an acceptable addition to your paper . You’ve taken...

Letter: Public Safety aware of app issues

John Farless

September 24, 2014

In response to the editorial written by Armon Siadat in the September 18 issue of The Shield: USI Public Safety was aware of the issues with the DoubleMap bus tracking software and worked quickly to resolve the issue. All buses should now be showing up accurately. During the time the application was no...

Student Comment: SGA president welcomes new students

USI Shield Staff

August 21, 2013

At the time I’m writing this, Welcome Week hasn't happened yet. That’s something I want to talk to you about. You have just started on your journey through college. Journey. Adventure. Experience. Whatever you call it, college has its fair share of ups and downs. It’s a taste of real life and...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

April 24, 2013

Breaking News: USI's School of Engineering has been sold to Ivy Tech College for an undisclosed sum and future considerations. Acting on the demands by the School of Engineering to reduce or eliminate those parts of the university’s educational experience that are not considered relevant or important ...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

April 10, 2013

As I walked from the library to class today, I was accosted by multiple individuals attempting to get me to support their causes or listen to what each had to say. I did my best to ignore them all, finding such intrusions into my personal time and space time consuming and simply annoying.  However, thi...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

March 20, 2013

We are not allowed to wear Greek lettered sashes when walking on graduation day at USI. I want to change that and don’t understand why it is such a bad thing. So please, can you tell me why this is such a problem and what we can do to change this injustice on our campus? Graduation is a very important day to ma...

Letter to the editor

Jessie Hellmann

February 4, 2013

As I write this letter, Indiana Governor Mike Pence is speaking to a class in the College of Business and will be touring the university after. USI is fortunate to have Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, former director of the Center of Applied Research at USI, in the highest levels of state government ad...

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