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

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

Opinion: Stay safe for Thanksgiving break

Thanksgiving message with pumpkins on a blue background
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
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
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...

Navigating the new normal with friends

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.
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...

The dashboard isn’t enough

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. 
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
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,...

Please take care of yourself

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.
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...

The Freshman 15 can go both ways

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.
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...

Every vote counts

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary
September 3, 2020

The 2020 election is one of the most anticipated elections in years and information about each candidate is at the fingertip of everyone in the country. It’s easy to learn about the candidates running...

Drive safely on the roundabout

September 3, 2020

A bus hit a car while driving out of the roundabout yesterday. The roundabout has a history of accidents and fender benders and Tuesday was no exception. Here is how to drive safely on the roundabout to...

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