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Staff writer Abby Sink on a rooftop in Evansville, IN. Sink is a senior public relations and advertising major.

A senior’s love letter to the university

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 24, 2021

“Well, we did move you in four years ago, now,” my dad said. It was around  3:30 p.m. on Nov. 21. The road was still wet from the rain and raindrops slid down the car windows. My father and I were...

Students exit the Mets bus on their way to class, March 2021. Bus consistancey has been an issue with students for much longer than this semester.

Give me buses or give me parking: It’s time to address the bus problem

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

9:15 a.m. You wake up early, get ready, make yourself breakfast and drink your morning coffee. It’s chilly, as any early November day would be, and the wind is biting at your exposed ears. Walking all...

Abby Sink shares her opinion about the advising process at the university.

Opinion: Advising needs advising

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Registration as a first-semester senior was bittersweet. It felt like the beginning of the end of my time at the university. In a way, I suppose it was.  I’m grateful to my advisers here at the university...

Business Manager, Cobi Schieferstein, Editor-in-Cheif, Shelby Clark and Sports Editor, Pat Baker, stand at The Shields 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: Were 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...

Wednesdays 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,...

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