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The gun dilemma: consider culture

The gun dilemma: consider culture

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 20, 2018


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Creative Commons I’m sick of the fighting. Seventeen kids were just killed in Florida and we are fighting about gun control. This is not a time for you to get on your high horse, point in people’s faces, and say “I told you so.” You know what that makes you? A heartless jerk. This is n...

America, wake up

America, wake up

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Creative Commons It’s the new year for America, and with a new year comes new opportunities. It’s undeniable that the country has gone through many changes this past year; for better or for worse. But there’s one aspect of American culture that seems frustratingly stagnant no matter how much ti...

Cut the confidentiality

Cut the confidentiality

The Shield

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Illustration by Megan Thorne   In an interview previously reported in The Shield, president Linda Bennett said people trust USI. She cited stability as one of the university’s number of strengths, and throughout her presidency, created open dialogue about a number of issues. Bennett is almo...

‘We need gun control’

‘We need gun control’

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

February 20, 2018


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Creative Commons As of Feb. 14, there is now a high school full of teenagers who now have to fear going to school every day. The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead is, sadly, not an isolated incident. School shootings are far too common. Yet, many pe...

A special celebration of love

A special celebration of love

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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  Creative Commons As a child, when Valentine’s Day came around, my father would buy me a huge box of chocolates. He brought me jasmine flowers and would write me a little letter.   As a family, we would enjoy each other’s company by going to see a movie and then going to a restaurant. I ...

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Creative Commons It’s no secret that maintaining a long-distance relationship can be hard. When you combine those normal hardships with the societal pressures thrust upon long-distance couples during the Valentine’s Day season, it’s easy to see how even the most determined couple can beg...

Women can spoil men too

Women can spoil men too

Jenna Bowman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Creative Commons It’s the day where loved ones find an excuse to buy flowers and chocolates and expensive gifts---Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it’s usually the man’s job to spend the most money for Valentine’s Day. Men buy the women flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, they pay for dinn...

Finding love after trauma

Finding love after trauma

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

Creative Commons Because I was sexually assaulted when I was 6, I was confused at 14 when my boyfriend didn’t ever ask me to have sex. I thought that his lack of interest in my sexuality meant he must not be really interested in me. After all, some guy when I was 6 always wanted to touch me ...

Separating art from the artist

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

January 31, 2018


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Among the recent wave of sexual harassment and abuse allegations, I was horrified. However, none really hit home for me until Jesse Lacey, frontman for the band Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct. According to a Pitchfork article, two women allege that Lacey solicited nude photographs from them whi...

Rethink online learning

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018


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As the university focuses on online learning, no one making those decisions seems to be asking if it’s good for students. Sure, technology is advancing. It’s normal for a student to have a laptop or at least access to a computer, and a phone where he or she can access the Internet pretty much anywhe...

Money isn’t everything

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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Why do we enjoy watching rich people on TV and in movies? Why are people such as the Kardashians and shows like “The Bachelor” so popular in reality television? Well, an obvious reason could be that viewers are living their dreams through celebrities. Everyone can’t be rich and famous and have luxu...

We’re not represented

We’re not represented

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


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In a world where the race conversation grows bolder and bolder, it’s painful to sit in a classroom as the only ethnic minority. When pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a well-rounded university, one should be able to assume they’ll find a variety of people and experiences to learn from throughout the four-year-or-...

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