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What the F#©k? Stalking: the old fashioned way

Justin Law
February 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

For those of you that live your life vicariously through Facebook, your time of wishing that special someone was yours is now over. Facebook has announced that it will be releasing a “breakup notifier” that will tell you when the person you’ve been stalking is finally single for you to pounce on. R...

Smoking ban: a 'burned out' idea

Justin Law
February 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

The attempt to impose a no-smoking ban on the state of Indiana has cleared its first step in the Legislature. The Indiana House Public Health Committee voted 9-3 to endorse the bill making it illegal to smoke in public places and indoor worksites, but not before it exempted bars, fraternal clubs, nursing...

No more 'keeping the women down'

Logan Hursh
February 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

I often peruse the New York Times opinion online, specifically the ‘Room for Debate’ section. While reading some of the topics discussed, I came across an alarming and interesting statistic regarding Wikipedia; less than a quarter of the users who submit articles are female. For those of you who li...

A cry to females: Stand up and be strong

Dani Palmer
February 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

I often peruse the New York Times opinion section online, specifically the ‘Room for Debate’ section. While reading some of the topics discussed I came across an alarming, and interesting, statistic regarding Wikipedia: less than a quarter of the users who submit articles are female. For those of you liv...

No more 'keeping the woman down'

Logan Hursh
February 22, 2011
Filed under Opinion

I often peruse the New York Times opinion online, specifically the ‘Room for Debate’ section. While reading some of the topics discussed I came across an alarming, and interesting statistic regarding Wikipedia; less than a quarter of the users who submit articles are female. For those of you live ...

Why we chose condoms

Zach Evans
February 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

If you walked through the University Center Friday or Monday afternoon you may have noticed members of The Shield distributing condoms with copies of the new issue. This coincided with both Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week. In a partnership with the Aids Resource Group of Evansville we were a...

A risky Republican

Justin Law
February 15, 2011
Filed under Opinion

I took the biggest risk of my life recently: I told my friends that my family is Republican. All my friends are Democratic. They were shocked and dismayed. I understand their reactions, but I will not lie- their reactions hurt a little. I am very open-minded about politics. I do not listen to rumors; I ...

Three social norms at USI

Dani Palmer
February 14, 2011
Filed under Opinion

“Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface," wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author and physician of the 19th century. And while I imagine this quote holds macro-societal profundity, I think watching it played out daily at USI is a bit more entertaining. So let me show you ...

Opinion page pep talk

Dani Palmer
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

As many of you now know, I am the opinion editor for The Shield. I really enjoy my job and like helping people make their writing the best that it can be. What is even more awesome is that I am still learning. So sometimes the writers teach me instead of the other way around. There are a couple of thin...

What the F#©k?! – attitude adjustment

Dani Palmer
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

It’s time for an attitude adjustment, Eagles. On a daily basis, blatant disregard for the respect of one’s peers and teachers is perpetuated and no one seems to care, which, while disheartening in itself, reveals an underlying trend of declining values in young adults. The subject at hand is the ...

The origin of true science

Dani Palmer
February 7, 2011
Filed under Opinion

If you’re a McDonald’s employee, you probably support raising the minimum wage. If you’re a female age 13 to 21, you probably know which Edward I’m referring when I say Edward. If you’re a college student, you probably believe in the theory of evolution. Read More »...

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