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R.A.W. fights racism

April 19, 2011

Exotic, submissive, chic, obedient, mysterious, domestic, petite, oriental, raunchy, Asian, women. Peggy Lee’s "I’m a Woman” chorus plays on repeat as the words light up the pitch-black Forum 1,...

USI Instructor thrown out of Congressman’s first townhall (VIDEO)

April 19, 2011

“Okay, you go ahead and laugh! You don’t give a damn about what people think in this area,” said instructor of journalism John Blair to Congressman Larry Bucshon at Monday’s town hall. Blair,...

Wal-Mart vs. C-store

April 19, 2011

When Logan Ziegler goes to the Eagle Express Convenience Store, he rarely walks out with more than a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. “I don’t buy groceries here.  I don’t have that much money,”...

Zoo day brings students, alumni together

April 18, 2011

Two-year-old Brayden Malek’s face lit up when his attempt to feed the porcupine succeeded at USI’s Day at the Zoo on Saturday. The critter took a nut out of the boy’s hand, and he shouted, “Awesome!”...

Spruce Up marks one millionth volunteer hour

April 18, 2011

Volunteers from the community hiked up to Eicher Barn on Sunday to mark Volunteer USI’s one millionth hour of service in a day-long cleanup event: Spruce Up. USI students, alumni, faculty, high school...

International student shares award-winning composition

April 17, 2011

At first glance, Bruno Pellegrino looks like any other college student. But, in addition to being a USI student from Switzerland, Pellegrino is also an award-winning writer. Pellegrino, one of 12 recipients...

Breaking the Silence: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

April 15, 2011


Men in heels support an end to sexual violence

April 13, 2011

Every two minutes somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted and approximately 60 percent of rape victims know their assailant. Samantha Church, a 2009 USI graduate, did. She was raped at a party...

A first for SpringFest

April 13, 2011

Area elementary school students were invited to campus to enjoy their own SpringFest activities in an attempt to bridge USI and the local communities. Over 700 elementary school students from seven...

SGA President censured

April 13, 2011

An apparent rift within Student Government Association caused a call for impeachment of current SGA President Hope Fussner. The motion was made after a grievance form was filed charging Fussner with misuse...

SpringFest leaders call festival a success

April 13, 2011

With the carnival rides shut down and the outdoor stage abandoned, Jason Derulo’s falsetto was the focus of 1,500 people Saturday night for the last performance of this year’s SpringFest.   “By...

Faculty senate amends by laws

April 13, 2011

The faculty senate approved an amendment to the by laws of the faculty constitution April 1. The amendment creates a member-at-large position within faculty subcommittees in an effort to give the faculty...

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