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Making Time for Hobbies

Making Time for Hobbies

Darian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Being a college student is anything but easy. With five or more classes to attend, part-time jobs, studying and homework, there’s hardly time to breathe for college students. So how in the world can one find time to do things for their own entertainment? How can one find the time to relax and t...

The word depression

The word depression

Jasmine Meyers, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  Within the hour it took me to write this story I have said “I’m literally so depressed” 15 times. Honestly when I use that word, I don’t mean it in the literal definition. I use the word as an exaggeration to express that I feel at times discouraged from doing homework or study...

Melodramatic Rose: The soap atrocity

Melodramatic Rose: The soap atrocity

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

You know the moment when you wash your hands and the soap has lathered, bubbles have been created, the nice warm water soothes your soul and it’s an enjoyable cleansing experience? Well, I think it’s safe to say that it has been stripped from our lives. About a year ago, the university wa...

‘We should have been in front of them’

‘We should have been in front of them’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After the mass murder of 17 innocent lives in Parkland, Florida, shooting survivors are continuing to speak out across the country. Emma Gonzáles, who has garnered more than a million followers on Twitter, and student journalist David Hogg and Cameron Kasky both have been featured on numerous media n...

To be an independent woman

To be an independent woman

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Female empowerment has become a popular discussion topic along with development and economics. Women’s empowerment refers to women’s ability to enjoy their rights and to control their own lives without the need of someone to financially support them. Many marches organized by women and feminist gro...

K2 is not safe

K2 is not safe

Brian Alexander, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was 2007, and my girlfriend then wanted to try smoking marijuana for the first time. I had tried it here and there, but her sheltered lifestyle gave her distance from anything of that nature. So she suggested we try “legal synthetic weed”. We called it “spice” back then. What resulted was...

Don’t be a dick

Don’t be a dick

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Illustration by Abigail Stanley In the centerpiece story of the Feb. 2016 Sex Issue of “The Shield,” Megan Thorne wrote an article explaining the impact of “Dick Pics” on students of the campus. The issue brought much-needed awareness to the unsolicited images that were then primarily target...

Melodramatic Rose, perpetually tired

Melodramatic Rose, perpetually tired

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Flickr It was Sunday morning, I looked at my phone and saw that it was 9 a.m. but when I looked at my clock devastation struck me. It was 8 a.m., I had lost an hour of my life. Stripped from my life without any question, the horrendous Daylight Saving Time Change took away not only my happin...

USI, I can’t hear you

USI, I can’t hear you

Brian Alexander, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Creative Commons The Trump Administration issued an executive order last year banning travel from seven middle eastern countries. Students pulled together to form a Facebook event for a meeting of solidarity to show support for students of all faiths, held four days later after the order. The stude...

Take time for you

Take time for you

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Illustration by Abigail Stanley I have never come to terms with the fact that I have anxiety. I’ve never wanted to admit that some things are harder for me to endure. I never wanted special treatment because I couldn’t “handle” my stress. And as I’m sitting paralyzed and shaking as th...

Competition: in it to win it

Competition: in it to win it

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Creative Commons I had been competing in dance since I was 6 years old. As a child, it’s amusing being on stage wearing colorful makeup and elaborate costumes. It wasn’t until I understood the purpose of the long nights practicing a routine and being forced to practice repeatedly until I got th...

The gun dilemma: consider culture

The gun dilemma: consider culture

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Creative Commons I’m sick of the fighting. Seventeen kids were just killed in Florida and we are fighting about gun control. This is not a time for you to get on your high horse, point in people’s faces, and say “I told you so.” You know what that makes you? A heartless jerk. This is n...

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