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How to make stress work for you

How to make stress work for you

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the leaves turn colors and die, students around campus are feeling like they are dying as well. This epidemic of stress and anxiety affect the most laid-back students. The person who skips class every Friday is probably freaking out right now over their upcoming papers and exams that are due. W...

Fuquay Center showcases beauty of USI

Fuquay Center showcases beauty of USI

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After months of construction the Fuquay Welcome Center is finally finished, and its grand opening is just around the corner. Fortunately, I was able to go to the roof and explore before the official opening and let me say, this place had me feeling welcomed way before reaching the top. Approachin...

This generation’s electronic devices

This generation’s electronic devices

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we walk around campus, we always see people on their phones. Most mornings while riding the bus, nobody talks to each other. Every single student on that bus is staring at their cell phones or mobile devices. It is like everyone is in their own little world, and for the most part, they are heads do...

How Joe Donnelly could impact students

How Joe Donnelly could impact students

Abraham Ramsey, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

An issue that confronts many students at USI and beyond is affording college tuition. Many Indiana students may be unaware that the outcome of the upcoming Senatorial election will influence the affordability of higher education. The Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly has a long history of siding wit...

Negative aspects of roommates

Negative aspects of roommates

Morgan Murphy, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Imagine, you come home late from your night class. Most people are starting to settle down and get ready for bed, but you still have a mountain of homework to do. As you get closer to your apartment you can already hear the music. As you enter your apartment, surrounded by people you do not know, you...

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ah, finally October. The weather starts to cool down, scarves, boots and flannels start to make their annual appearances, and the ever so famous Pumpkin Spice everything returns for the season. For the city of Evansville, however, October is especially known for the Fall Festival, the one-week event ...

Are online streaming services hurting traditional television and radio?

Are online streaming services hurting traditional television and radio?

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Looking at all the different online streaming options in today’s world makes people wonder if they are hurting traditional radio and television. The vast majority of college students have an Amazon Prime account to order books and anything else they might need for their dorms or classes. I br...

Blue emergency boxes inefficient

Blue emergency boxes inefficient

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As students walk around campus, it is very noticeable that there are these tall, blue boxes around all of us. We see them as we walk to class, at the bus stops and on the few of the trails. However, are they really effective? Should the university actually have them? For those who have not notic...

Encouraging students to publish their works

Encouraging students to publish their works

Samuel Herdegen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My greatest fear as a writer is presenting my work to someone else, but without sharing what we write then there isn’t really a point in doing it at all. People write because they have a message they want to share, not just because it’s what their professors expect from them. Everyone has so...

Help the cats, don’t ignore them

Help the cats, don’t ignore them

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The campus might refuse to provide care for its famous felines, but the students certainly don’t. All around the apartment buildings of the university, anyone can see the numerous types of bowls and cans of food and water set outside of front doors or against the brick walls. If one simply walks...

Failure encourages risks and growth

Failure encourages risks and growth

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Stepping onto a college campus for the first time for many college students is a freeing experience. They feel as if they have the whole world at their feet. The four years they have ahead of them are full of possibilities and self-discovery. One obstacle they probably do not expect to face i...

College worth the cost for future career

College worth the cost for future career

Sinclair Jones, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A huge question facing young people today is whether or not college is worth the financial investment. With more and more people of all ages pursuing higher education and the over-saturation of markets, it’s becoming harder to succeed in the professional world with just a degree. A growing ...

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