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The famous Tapingo

The famous Tapingo

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently USI brought a new stop-and-go app called Tapingo to campus. Tapingo is an app where you can order food or drinks in advance from the convenience of your own phone, helping you get to the good stuff faster and skip those long lines. I recently began using it, only because I saw so many...

Assessing assessment apathy

Assessing assessment apathy

Gavin Gaddis, Community Engagement Manager
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After three years at USI as a transfer student, the Assessment Goblin finally got me. It was only then I found out the major field assessments are basically pointless in reflecting one’s educational development. Now, I know that I shouldn’t have bothered caring about the assessment, and neither...

The winter that never happened

The winter that never happened

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Campus has officially been decorated for SpringFest. Hammocks have invaded the grassy areas, students have reclaimed the outdoor picnic tables, and guys in shorts can finally stop pretending they aren’t cold. Normally I understand the excitement of spring--winter is the spawn of Satan. Generally...

It’s all worth it

It’s all worth it

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We’ve all made mistakes, some larger and more impactful than others. Sometimes they’re big enough to bog us down and impede our progress. Even when things are at their worst, it’s important to never stop moving forward. With that being said, I have been in college now far longer than I had...

New beginnings

New beginnings

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The feeling of embracing the unknown is scary. The fear can come when it comes time to make a decision at the end of an experience. Everything comes to an end in life. This finality can awaken an array of emotions. While some may see the end as exciting, some will feel anxious and unsure when...

Our brother, Canada

Our brother, Canada

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, David Haines came to the university to speak about the refugee and immigration problem around the world. I was humbled to meet the man himself and have the opportunity to listen to his speech. I was delighted we shared some similar views about the Obama Administration, but I realized...

Understanding a misunderstanding

Staff Editorial
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week two advertisements were removed from Shield newsstands. The ads were placed that week and were for a promotion offered by Boudoir Noir’s Exotica, an adult entertainment store in Evansville. The ad was deemed appropriate by The Shield, otherwise it would not have ran in its current form....

Be your own feminist

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Feminist. Miles away, a 32-year-old man internally groans and mumbles about uppity woman not knowing her place, a 20-year-old woman rolls her eyes and announces she is proud she isn’t a feminist and a 17-year-old boy tells his female classmate to shut up already and stop shoving her feminism down...

A democratic perspective

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Roughly four months ago, the United States elected the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. This was by far one of the most controversial elections America has ever seen. I started wondering how all those people who attended anti-Trump rallies and loyal Hillary Clinton supporters...

A delighted loser

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Being a winner is one of the most desirable titles one can achieve. It feels nice to be able to say you’ve achieved a status above others. People crave the euphoria of being crowned the sole winner of something just because it sets them apart from the rest, and creates this pseudonym of being...

Jeopardizing allies

Jeopardizing allies

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently in the world of politics, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump. With the media following Trump’s every move, this was an important day to get involved. Germany and the United States have not always had the best relationship. When Angela Merkel visited...

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Don’t let distractions stop progress

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

According to The Guardian, the world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945. Senior United Nations official, Stephen O’Brien, says over 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria are facing starvation and famine. Without a collective and global effort, these people...

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