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With Thanksgiving break only a week away, we asked students what they were thankful for on campus.

What students are thankful for on campus

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2022

In the past year and a half of my time at USI, I’ve come to realize how much of a hidden gem this campus is. Not only have I been given so many educational opportunities that have helped me advance my...

As time goes on, streaming becomes more popular and other forms of film-watching grow outdated. With so many options on the market, how do you know which services are the best pick for you?

The Streaming Guide: Which service is best for you?

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

It has never been easier to find content to watch without leaving the house. The evolution of streaming services over the last decade has produced a mountain of content that will keep you satisfied for...

Fall is finally here, which means busting out comfy sweaters and pumpkin spice infiltrating your favorite drinks. Here are eight ways to get into the spirit of the season.

Finally fall: Eight ways to get into the fall spirit

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor October 4, 2022

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season. It brings around feelings of comfort and coziness, warmth and togetherness. I can’t help but smile the first time I step outside and find an autumn breeze has...

Despite only being a few weeks into the fall semester, I am already feeling the pressure of stress. It is important to be forgiving to yourself when stress weighs you down.

Opinion: Stress is not linked to your competence – be kind to your mind

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor September 13, 2022

It’s not a big assignment that knocks me down. It’s a simple one. It’s one I’ve done a million times before. It’s one that will only take me a couple of hours to complete. But, it’s one I haven’t...

“Shrek” is one of the most iconic film franchises to come from the 2000s. Here’s why “Shrek 2” is the best.

Tegan’s Throwback Thursday: Why “Shrek 2” is the best Shrek

Tegan Ruhl , Staff Writer March 30, 2022

With Netflix putting both “Shrek” and “Shrek 2” on its platform, I just had to bring attention to the iconic franchise.  Obviously, “Shrek 2” is the best movie in the franchise, no doubt...

Sometimes romane doesn’t play out the way we want to. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

Opinion: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

Abby Sink, Staff writer February 14, 2022

When I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me that school always came first.  I had been raised on fairy tales about true love and all the magic and fairy dust that came with it. Naturally,...

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief, gives her opinion about the possible transition to Division I.

Opinion: The problem is not DI – it’s communication

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

The majority of problems students and faculty have with the potential transition to Division I is not the Division I distinction itself. Students and faculty feel administration is not listening to them...

Ben Luttrull, faculty adviser of The Shield, sits in his new office in University Center East.

Editorial: Shield welcomes new adviser Ben Luttrull

Editorial Staff January 26, 2022

The Shield is happy to announce we have officially welcomed Ben Luttrull as the faculty adviser of The Shield.  Luttrull was hired as the student publications adviser and instructor of journalism in...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 5, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

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...

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