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Point counterpoint: YES-shave November

Jessie Hellmann

November 14, 2011

I hate No-Shave November. It’s just an excuse for men to be lazy for 30 days straight. It might be an all right thing to participate in- if you can actually grow a beard, but otherwise you’re just walking around with super trashy facial hair, and no one finds that attractive. Read More »...

Thanksgiving's true meaning

Clare Pratt

November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for what you have and eating your weight in turkey legs. Thanksgiving is the day the pilgrims and Native Americans sat down together in peace. Thanksgiving also is the day the Europeans began their horrific genocide of the Native Americans. Thanksgiving is the day before Bl...

To the readers

Justin Law

November 9, 2011

As many of you may have noticed, The Shield made a large error in last week’s issue. Mayoral candidates Lloyd Winneke and Rick Davis were incorrectly labeled. This was a complete oversight by The Shield and was in no way intentional. Read More »...

Little girls trying to be like Barbie

Kelsey Turner

November 9, 2011

The other day I was just flipping through channels when I found myself stopped on TLC and yelling at the television. What was I watching? "Toddlers and Tiaras." "Toddlers and Tiaras" follows the life of children competing in Glitz beauty pageants. The show focuses on the preparation and the aftermath...

USI won't provide wings

Jimmy Pyles

November 8, 2011

I know there are more important things going on in the world right now, like Occupy Wall Street, the Colts' losing streak and Kim Kardashian filing for divorce, but there is something that has been plaguing USI since the first day I first stepped on campus. There is no Red Bull sold on campus. Read Mor...

Bankrupted by a Bookstore

Jesse Rininger

November 7, 2011

My textbooks for this semester cost about $525. I can’t really complain about that, seeing as how they cost $700 last semester. What I can complain about is how I had to pay for them. I had planned on browsing the internet for the best possible deals on books. This would be my first semester trying ...

Special commentary by the Panhellenic Council

Justin Law

November 3, 2011

The Panhellenic Council would like to personally thank The Shield for their coverage of the event Hope for Hayden. Moreover, the fraternity and sorority community greatly appreciates coverage of other events which we host on campus. However the Panhellenic community would like to address some of the...

The 80 percent

Logan Hursh

November 1, 2011

If you’re anything like me you have no idea what the hell you’re doing. Maybe you’re not like me, maybe you have a perfect, clear idea of where you’re heading and what you’re doing and if that be the case; great for you. But for the rest of us a little unsure, rest easy knowing you’re not ...

Humans, Zombies getting things done

Clare Pratt

October 31, 2011

Looks like Humans vs. Zombies is coming back from the dead. And frankly, I couldn’t be happier. Something that I have complained about before is, ironically, people at USI (and in general) are constantly complain. People are forever going on about how there is nothing on campus, the rules are stupid an...

Epic Meal Time provides tasty bite, calories galore

John Talley

October 31, 2011

If you ever get the idea to try something that you have seen on the internet, heed my advice, do not. A few weeks ago, there was a community event here on campus for the residents of the apartments that I live at. It was a "food social" where everyone could bring a dish and eat for free. Read More &raqu...

Experimental vibes pluck the air

Ariana Beedie

October 31, 2011

Right now, I would have to say we are in an age of good music. I had honestly given up on new music for quite some time. I finally learned to find the good sounds, one has to search deeper. Read More »...

Point counterpoint: Occupying Evansville not sitting on a couch

Jesse Rininger

October 24, 2011

Occupy Evansville has grown from a meager following of about 30 to nearly 200 participating members (2,800 "likes" on Facebook). They have been marching and continuously meeting at the Four Freedoms monument on Riverside Drive. Occupiers marched on Vectren, protesting the company’s rate hikes on Mond...

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