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It’s okay to relax

It’s okay to relax

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

September 14, 2020

Everyone is wound up so tightly and we’re not even halfway through the semester. There are a lot of things to worry about: homework, classes, jobs, and COVID-19, but everyone has to relax eventually, or they risk snapping. One of the best things you can do when stressed is watch an old movie from...

Please take care of yourself

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2020

2020 has been a weird, stressful year to say the very least.  In March we went on spring break not realizing the only time we would be back on campus was to move out. Now, we’re back and balancing a mix of online, in-person and hybrid classes. We’re dealing with the anxiety of being back o...

The Freshman 15 can go both ways

Mpho Mashabe (left), a graduate student studying public administration, stirs ingredients for the dish, jollof rice, that will be representing Ghana as Kow Pik Yok (right), a freshman English teaching major, prepares her food, bak kut teh, for Malaysia Thursday in The Loft’s kitchen.  Both dishes will be served at the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall.

Nik Cunningham, Publications Editor

September 9, 2020

The freshman 15 was a joke between my dad and me before I came to college; usually going in only one way: up. I didn’t realize that it could also go in the other direction as well. I didn’t even think it was real until I lost ten pounds in my first semester.  Ten pounds isn’t a lot, but I’ve never b...

Drive safely on the roundabout

Nik Cunningham, Productions Editor

September 3, 2020

A bus hit a car while driving out of the roundabout yesterday. The roundabout has a history of accidents and fender benders and Tuesday was no exception. Here is how to drive safely on the roundabout to ensure that you and those around you are safe. While driving, be sure to keep both hands on the stee...

The Shield: A new era

The Shield: A new era

The Shield Leadership

August 25, 2020

Clarification: The Shield previously stated the Henderson Gleaner closed. We corrected the story to say Audubon Printers, which operated at the Henderson Gleaner, closed in May. College campuses and college media changed in 2020. The Shield is no exception. We announced in March we would discontin...

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...

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