The Shield


Point counterpoint: wizard vs. Jedi

Ryan Howe

September 6, 2011

On July 15, I cried. Two hours into the day and I had already produced more tears than I had all year. I was in no way prepared for the sadness that would take over me in the theater as I watched the final installment of Harry Potter. Read More »...

No Vacancy… jerks

Jesse Rininger

August 31, 2011

I’m late. I scan across the endless sea of parked cars and exhale. What now? I’ve spent the past 15 minutes inching along the Lloyd, traveling less than five miles per hour. Stop. Ease off the brake. Stop again. Repeat. Read More »...

Bob Seger awaits us

Logan Hursh

August 30, 2011

Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel announced Aug. 22 that Bob Seger will perform the first concert of the newly opened Ford Center Nov. 9. Excited? I wouldn't expect you to be. My initial reaction was "Who?!" Read More »...

'I found myself'

Shannon Hall

August 30, 2011

As a geology major, I have the pleasure of being able to travel to various locations in order to observe my science. This summer was no exception. I  traveled to Oregon and northern California for 11 days with my fellow geologists, and learned more about myself in the process. Read More »...

Going Gaga, too much?

Roberto Campos

August 30, 2011

The MTV music video awards, or VMAs, is always a night full of strange moments, all the most popular artists winning awards and performing artists trying to do it bigger than the previous years. The 2011 VMAs was no exception to that standard. Read More »...

Internet problems freak me out

Shannon Hall

August 29, 2011

As a 20-year-old college student, I am addicted to the internet. I need it for classes, work and to stay in touch with friends. On Sunday, I can easily say I was online for a good six hours. Granted, I took that day as an extreme lazy day, but you get the picture. Read More »...

Ban made too extreme

Ariana Beedie

August 28, 2011

The new smoking ban is turning into an extreme. I think it’s silly students and staff aren’t able to smoke cigarettes on campus. If previous rules were enforced, we wouldn’t be where we are today. As students and patrons of this university, we do what we are told by our administration. If our superior ...

Small town kid eyes opened

Logan Hursh

August 23, 2011

Bustling hallways, brand new books, dirty looks. I grew up in a small town. The kind of town where you can’t cross the street without a wave or a hello. The streets are abandoned after 8 p.m. Just a cool summer breeze sweeping through the old oaks and historic homes. USI is full of thousands of int...


Logan Hursh

August 23, 2011

Reach for it

Mikael Drobny

August 23, 2011

Human life, as we know it, exists alongside a cavalcade of positive and negative emotions. Read More »

Worst Movies of the Summer

Roberto Campos

August 23, 2011

Let’s face it, this summer hasn’t been the best for movies. We had the occasional breath of fresh air with movies like Harry Potter and Super 8, but this year movies were dull instead action packed. As summer movies wind down and a more drama filled movie season comes in, here are my top three ...

Changes for you

Justin Law

August 23, 2011

Hello readers. I thought I’d take this time to write to you and fill you in on some of the changes I hope you’ll notice in The Shield as the year progresses. As a student-run paper, The Shield is a safe zone for potential journalists to practice their craft, and while we do our best to make as few m...

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