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Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

Trevion McFarland, Special to The Shield

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I came to the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in 2016 from my home in Northern Indiana, I felt this sense of “home” on campus. I met amazing people who were helpful and nothing but kind. I decided to make USI my home because of the overwhelming feeling of love, passion, and kindness. For the pa...

Art Show Crowd

Art Show Crowd

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Emma Corry Wanting to support my artistic friends, I walked to the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries eager to see the artwork they had worked so hard on. However, I was unable to enjoy the art around me for one simple reason: it was too crowded. The once still and tranquil gallery setting wa...

Climate Change is a hoax

Climate Change is a hoax

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

    Climate change isn’t real…at least not the way we look at it. Yes the climate is changing, but the climate has always been changing. There have been approximately five ice ages throughout Earth’s history. This is significant because these were all natural cycles of the Eart...

It’s Always Man’s Fault

It’s Always Man’s Fault

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018


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Global warming is not just a climate problem, but a human problem. According to NASA, “Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities” When the winters get colder, we heat our houses emitting more...

Vaping is lame

Vaping is lame

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editior

April 12, 2018


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As I walk out of work on a cloudy 30-degree afternoon I walk past a pair of smokers leaning against a wall in my path. I think to myself “God, a cigarette sounds nice.” I have never been a habitual smoker. A pack will last me several months as I continually forget I even have one. The cold weat...

Sick of campus food

Sick of campus food

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Photographer: Brian Alexander As I freshman who lived in a dorm and was only able to survive off of microwavable meals and food options around campus, it’s probably no surprise that I eventually grew sick of eating food from the Loft and restaurants around USI. I become tired of ramen noodles...

No more ‘red lines’

No more ‘red lines’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After the Arab Spring gripped a majority of the middle east in 2010, countries in the so-called “hot bed” of the world began seeing their own crisis unfold, domestically and internationally. A bloody war that seems to have been lost from the headlines in recent years is continuing to unfold a...

Melodramatic Rose: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Melodramatic Rose: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

April 10, 2018


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This opinion almost became a rant about our terrible door situation with locks that don’t do their job and wreak havoc. Or a rant about a bloody burger I received during a tornado warning, or even my stance on how sometimes life gives you a run for your money. But you see, all of these thing...

When Should We Forgive?

When Should We Forgive?

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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An important lesson we learn as children is the value of forgiveness. We are told that forgiving those who have wronged us is an important step in moving on. It’s the whole “be the bigger person argument.” Forgiveness is a powerful thing. It can be very personal for whoever decides t...

Roommate Rivalries: The Shower Charade

Roommate Rivalries: The Shower Charade

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Throughout college, many students are placed in an environment in which they are forced to share their living space with others. Though these roommate relationships are often assumed to consist of constant arguing and mutual loathing for everyone involved,  many students enjoy the bond they ...

It’s Time To See The Counselor

It’s Time To See The Counselor

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


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It's time to go see the counselor. I sit at this desk an I rub my eyes for the tenth time hoping the words will pour out onto the screen. I sigh staring at the white and black pixels, and I know, this isn’t healthy. I need to check out. I need to talk to someone. A lot of people per...

Making Time for Hobbies

Making Time for Hobbies

Darian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Being a college student is anything but easy. With five or more classes to attend, part-time jobs, studying and homework, there’s hardly time to breathe for college students. So how in the world can one find time to do things for their own entertainment? How can one find the time to relax and t...

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