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Business Manager, Cobi Schieferstein, Editor-in-Cheif, Shelby Clark and Sports Editor, Pat Baker, stand at The Shield's booth during the Fall Student Involvement Fair September 1, 2021.

Editorial: The Shield enters a new era during the pandemic

Editorial Staff September 8, 2021

The Shield is in a semester of positive transition.  After a year of operating under a pandemic, The Shield has recently made changes and is looking at a bright future. Since the start of the pandemic,...

Staff editorial: “Part of the fight”

Staff Editorial February 4, 2021

The Shield is composed of students. Students taking classes at the university. Students who are subject to countless Zoom calls. Students that are tired of online homework. Students that are over the constant...

Editorial: The Shield will have a new editor-in-chief

Editorial: The Shield will have a new editor-in-chief

Editorial November 18, 2020

The Shield will have a new Editor-in-Chief. Starting Friday, Kami Minnich will take over as the new Editor-in-Chief. She will be replacing Rhonda Wheeler, who began the academic school year as EIC.  Wheeler...

Opinion: We're almost done with this semester

Opinion: We’re almost done with this semester

Rhonda Wheeler, Lifestyle Editor November 11, 2020

We’re almost done with the Fall Semester.  We are almost done with our first full semester since COVID-19 hit. While last semester was full of surprises,this semester still proved to be a learning...

Thanksgiving message with pumpkins on a blue background

Opinion: Stay safe for Thanksgiving break

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

In about three weeks, most of us will be going home for Thanksgiving break. I know that I am personally worried about being around family members because of the pandemic. The last thing I would want...

Opinion: Normalize not being OK

Opinion: Normalize not being OK

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2020

We are living in weird, stressful times. We are in the middle of a pandemic, civil unrest and a presidential election that has the potential to change everything. A study from the American Psychological...

Midterms causing brain fog

Midterms causing brain fog

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2020

Midterms are approaching fast and with no fall break, students may be having a hard time relaxing.  This is a very anxiety-inducing time and it’s difficult to focus on classes and studying when there’s...

Students blasted music from a single speaker as they played game after game of Cornhole at Labor Day at the Lake Monday afternoon. Students enjoyed a variety of other games such as beach volleyball and soccer.

Navigating the new normal with friends

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2020

One of the things I missed most about campus was being around my friends.  Even though we’re back on campus, we should still practice social distancing whenever possible.  Some fun things you...

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 

The dashboard isn’t enough

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 24, 2020

Universities around Indiana created a COVID dashboard so the campus and the community can keep up to date about the number of cases on campus. The issue is by the time the universities update the dashboards,...

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,...

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.

Please take care of yourself

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...

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.

The Freshman 15 can go both ways

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...

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