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Help is real, hope is real

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
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Reeling from personal loss, broken friendships, depression, and the transition of coming to college for the first time, Katie Biggs decided she no longer wanted to live. The junior psychology and creative writing major was a freshman when she was clinically diagnosed with depression. “I decided...

USI alumni faring differently since graduation

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
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Teddi Rausch accepted an internship in Indianapolis last month and was told to look for a place to live. The next day the company told her the position had been offered to someone else because she wasn’t moving fast enough. Rausch, who graduated with a degree in international studies in December,...

SGA elects new president

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 20, 2017
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The Student Government Association elected Christina Lutes as the organization’s new president following the resignation of former president Ashley Wright three weeks ago.   Interim president Ashyln Jones will step down and return to her duties as Executive Vice President. Lutes will serv...

Local Planned Parenthood rallies offer differing views

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 15, 2017
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Weinbach Avenue is all that separated the pro and anti-Planned Parenthood rallies. Two separate rallies were held outside of the Planned Parenthood office in Evansville on Saturday morning The anti-Planned Parenthood rally was part of a nationwide protest organized by over 60 pro-life groups. The pro-Pl...

Faculty Senate to vote on letter addressing executive order

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 15, 2017
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Faculty Senate got political in its Friday meeting Feb. 10. The senate will vote on an open letter to the university regarding the recent executive order on immigration in the coming days. Executive Order 13769 bars refugees from entering the country for 120 days and temporarily bans immigrants from...

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 10, 2017
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Grant Edwards said there isn’t much that would make him want to do the course evaluations that students receive at the end of each semester. “They send you a bunch of emails near the end of the semester and you’re in the middle of studying and working on other things and you just don’t have time ...

‘Blaze the trail’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 10, 2017
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Bryan Mitchell said he needs sleep after helping design USI’s first-ever miniaturized satellite. Mitchell, a junior mechanical engineering major, is in charge of the power subsystem, which generates power throughout the satellite, also known as CubeSat. The official satellite name is the Undergraduat...

SGA allocates nearly $13,000 in grants

SGA allocates nearly $13,000 in grants

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 9, 2017
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SGA passed three resolutions on Thursday allocating $12,879.75 in grants to 18 different students and student organizations. SGA distributed the grants three ways between the New Student Orginzation Start-Up grants, The Student Organization Support (SOS) grants and the Travel grants. $11,879.75 was...

Boston physician to keynote Symposium on Homelessness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 9, 2017
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The university will host the fifth-annual Symposium on Homelessness Monday, Feb. 20 in Carter Hall. Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Julie St. Clair said the Symposium will teach students about the challenges they may face when entering the workforce. “I hope that they will come away with more informati...

Reaction and response

Reaction and response

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
February 9, 2017
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Heidi Gregori-Gahan was in Washington D.C. when the executive order regarding immigration and refugees was announced. The executive order set forth by President Donald Trump halts immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also bars Syrian refugees indefinite...

Students aim to start LGBT+ sorority

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
February 3, 2017
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Just a week ago an LGBT sorority on the university campus was only an idea. Now, under the direction of Sam Monsen, an art education major, the idea is taking form. Monsen was talking to a few friends about an LGBT inclusive sorority and found they had an interest. “There is a gender and sexual...

Students lobby for press freedom bill

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 2, 2017
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High school and collegiate journalists from across Indiana are taking their grievances to the Indiana state legislature. House Bill 1130 will require school corporations and state educational institutions to adopt policies that will protect student journalists. The bill is a product of the New Voice...

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