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WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

A dark room suddenly lit up by laser lights and an overhead panel showing an athlete’s name. The crowd’s roar and holding of homemade signs while wrestlers throw each other around and out of the ring to hype up the crowd. That is what wrestling should be. Now it’s two people hyping up a crowd that...

The WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

May 7, 2020

A dark room suddenly lit up by laser lights and an overhead panel showing an athlete’s name. The crowd’s roar and holding of homemade signs while wrestlers throw each other around and out of the ring to hype up the crowd. That is what wrestling should be. Now it’s two people hyping up a crowd that...

Respect for essential workers should continue after pandemic

Respect for essential workers should continue after pandemic

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

Most days you can end any sentence with the words “but Corona.”  There is no doubt that COVID-19 has pretty much ruined all your April plans. People can’t sit in restaurants anymore, they can’t go to the movies with friends and a lot of people have been unable to work, except for “essential ...

Shield staff movie picks to help you out of quarantine boredom

Graphic by Maddyson Lewton

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 is proving to be a difficult, crucial time for everyone, causing them to adjust their daily lives. Because of the boredom and anxiety many are feeling, here are some of the Shield staff’s movie recommendations for those who need to pass the time or take their minds off what’s happening. ...

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic

Riley Guerzini, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2020

It’s easy to get carried away with frivolous spending when you’re bored, sitting around most of the day. Online shopping only makes the problem worse as you can spend hundreds of dollars at the click of a button.  People are looking to spend money on entertainment as the coronavirus pandemic thru...

Importance of campus art center, ceramics center

Importance of campus art center, ceramics center

Marissa Jacobs

April 14, 2020

Art is an important part in the evolving world and has been used to express different ideas in ways that captivate others.  This is why the Arts Center is vital. Art is a broad word used to roughly incorporate all of the various forms out there. Architecture, music, sculptures, writing, painting...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

If there's a Will, there's a way: Staying motivated during uncertain times

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

A lack of motivation and positivity is normal and natural during this strange, difficult time.  It’s important for us to identify how we feel so we can move forward and make this time beneficial. it’s also crucial to not be hard on ourselves. A lot of people- including college students- are...

Pass/fail option a policy that works for everyone involved

Pass/fail option a policy that works for everyone involved

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

Classes around the world are now fully transitioned to online-learning over COVID-19 concerns in order to keep staff, students and the community safe and healthy. Because of this, the University has decided to implement an optimal pass/fail policy for each individual class.  Students, staff or their family may have con...

Universities are conducting appropriate responses to COVID-19

All entrances and exits besides University Boulevard are blocked off. Authorized personnel must present their university IDs before entering campus.

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

This semester has turned out to be a great hassle for USI’s students and faculty. Many people have been put out and businesses have closed for the time being with COVID-19 spreading throughout the world. The CDC has recommended that universities move to online classes and for citizens to avoid goi...

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2020

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in some way. From state lock downs, toilet paper feuds and many people getting sick, this outspread has impacted everyone in the country. More close to home,  high school and college seniors are losing many of their “last” experiences no...

If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Everyone needs to unite

If there's a Will, there's a way: Everyone needs to unite

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is in full swing and causing panic for everyone. Colleges and work are closing down for millions of people across the globe.  Students now have to address having classes online instead of on-campus with their peers and support systems. Many people are starting to hoard supplies, making...

Letter from the Editors: Our next steps

Letter from the Editors: Our next steps

The Shield Editorial Board

March 18, 2020

Dear USI community,   The Shield shares the frustration and sorrow felt across the state, nation and world as the COVID-19 pandemic infiltrates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We want to assure the community we will continue to provide up-to-date information including cancellation...

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