The Shield


Point counterpoint: Occupying Evansville illogical

Logan Hursh

October 24, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has gotten so much attention in last few weeks that almost everyone has noticed it, even Evansville had an Occupy rally. At the heart of this debate is the central principle that the people are 99 percent of the population and corporations are 1 percent, yet the gover...

UGGly Boots

Jimmy Pyles

October 18, 2011

It’s getting cold out there ladies, so you know what that means…UGG boot season. Read More »...


Logan Hursh

October 18, 2011

Land of Sugar I’m not usually the kind of girl that latches onto superstitious thoughts. I don’t mind walking under ladders. I don’t think breaking a mirror is going to give me seven years of bad luck. I highly doubt black cats that decide to follow me are out to get me, and I don’t see a problem...

'Stay hungry, stay foolish'

Jessie Hellmann

October 18, 2011

Steve Jobs is dead. I remember when I found out I was sitting in my editing and layout class. One of my friends retweeted the news, and I grew lightheaded and dizzy. Some classmates of mine didn’t know who Jobs was, and I was shocked. Ironically, they all sat at Mac computers. Read More »...

Meaning of sex offender

Shannon Hall

October 18, 2011

An opinion about Adam Ritz is expected. During the whole time people debated about whether or not he should be here I kept replaying one thought. My friend had sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend when he was 19. This is before the "Romeo and Juliet" law, and her parents reported him for having sex wi...

Lengths people go against abortion

John Talley

October 18, 2011

It never ceases to amaze me what people will do and say to defend their beliefs. People will picket corporations, raise their voices at friends and families, collect insane amounts of money and even become violent. These actions, while necessary at times, also can be indicative of extremely biased an...

Slacker's way to teach

Chris Floyd

October 18, 2011

There are various means of learning new and exciting pieces of material. Of such is a teaching method known as the peer review, in which a student within your classroom examines and corrects your assignment. Read More »...

Staff editorial

Justin Law

October 12, 2011

The role of a newspaper in a community is to inform the public. The Shield ran an article in the Oct. 6 issue titled “Sex offender to speak on campus.” We ran this article because it is our job to inform you, as students of this university, of issues that can affect you. In this case we presented fa...

Point counterpoint: fall break disappointment

John Talley

October 8, 2011

As a junior, I remember that by the end of October, I was usually burnt out on going to class every day. Never having a break from homework, even on the weekends, can eventually raise stress levels to new heights, making Fall Break a welcome reprieve. At least it would be, if I still did not have to c...

Still loving Halloween

Clare Pratt

October 7, 2011

I still remember the first year I was too old for trick-or-treating. I was too young for parties, and it was a school night, so I helped my sister get ready, and watched Halloween stuff with my mom while my sister and dad went out and fought for the biggest candy hoal of the century. Read More &raq...

Point counterpoint: fall break allows breather

Justin Law

October 7, 2011

My job is never done. As Editor-in-Chief of The Shield, I always consider myself to be “on call.” My job is to be a coach, and it really started to take shape back in July. So until Fall Break came around, I hadn’t had a breather. Read More »...

Riding Chillwave's artists

Ariana Beedie

October 7, 2011

At times, when I’m not raging with friends or in constant study, I like to simply chill. Relaxing is what keeps me sane in this crazy college life, that and music also assists in my sanity. Over the summer I found a genre that meshes perfectly with those unforgettable chill sessions: Chillwave. ...

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