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This generation’s electronic devices

This generation’s electronic devices

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Megan Miller and Megan Thorne

September 17, 2018

It was 2016, the sun was shining and there was a beautiful spacious area outside the Performance Center. It was filled with trees, squirrels and benches where we used to spend the days relaxing and drinking smoothies. And now, there is a giant slab of concrete and no more squirrels or smoothies. I...

Let’s embrace technology, not discourage it

Let’s embrace technology, not discourage it

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 11, 2018

Over the last 15 years, society has been introduced to a vast number of technological innovations that have made our lives easier and made previous inventions obsolete. Our generation has witnessed the rise of social media, GPS, smartphones and tablets that can entertain us, help us study and find ...

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