The Shield

73 years later, still not over

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 25, 2018


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If I asked when the Holocaust ended, chances are the average person wouldn’t be able to answer my question. If I asked when the remembrance day is every year, they probably wouldn’t be able to answer that either, let alone be able to answer what antisemitism even means. According to my great-a...

Better speakers, better students

Sam Stoffer, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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I have never had to experience a professor offering extra credit for attending a program that brings in a guest speaker or member of the faculty to discuss a major, topic, etc. Unfortunately for many other students, this is not the case. Many professors offer extra credit for this and for various reaso...

No ‘bad’ majors

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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If you’re a liberal arts major, you’ve more than likely been asked you what you plan on majoring in during college. You  might say, “I’m an art major,” “I’m a theatre major” or “I’m a journalism major.” And that’s when the mood shifts. You notice the exact moment when their moo...

Sadder-day mail

Sadder-day mail

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 17, 2018


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What are first-world inconveniences? Ordering items online and waiting for them to arrive is surely on the top of the list. But when you have one less day to receive those orders, the inconveniences can surely mount. The University of Southern Indiana has not had Saturday mail delivery for years. ...

Win for women, win for all

Win for women, win for all

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 10, 2018


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Monday afternoon I received a Facebook message from my mom with a link to Oprah Winfrey’s speech from the Golden Globes. During our phone call a few hours later she asked me if I had watched it yet. She then told me Winfrey’s speech moved her to tears. After this information, I quickly got off the phone and...

To believe or not to believe

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


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When I heard that my favorite singer, Melanie Martinez, was accused of sexual assault by her former best friend, I was devastated. Most of the people I knew who also liked her immediately discarded their merchandise and deleted her songs off of their phone when Timothy Heller’s accusation came out....

Unexpected lessons

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

January 10, 2018


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Almost every time I tell someone I’m an English major, they ask me if I want to be an English teacher.

DIsconnecting from social media

Osman, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Now, more than ever, we are all connected through social media, but its is important to remember there is more to life than the endless collection of likes and dislikes. “I shared your post on Facebook!” “Dude, they retweeted me!” “Did you see that Snap I sent?” A life lived on social media i...

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep

Alex, Columnist

December 8, 2017


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Dear Alex, I’m terribly nervous about my finals this week and next week. I haven’t been able to study much because I have three dogs and two part-time jobs. How can I prepare myself in time to take my finals? I don’t want to fail. I want to ace my finals, but I’m too nervous to even begin st...

Supreme Court hearing on same-sex wedding cake

Jennifer Hauser, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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Free speech is a beautiful luxury in which we have been granted by our constitution. The downside of free speech - everyone has it, even those with whom we do not agree. This week this Supreme Court will hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Jack Ph...

Ask Alex: Christmas gifts and study spots

Ask Alex: Christmas gifts and study spots

Alex, Columnist

November 29, 2017


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Dear Alex, I am insufferable to buy Christmas gifts for. People ask me what I want, and I genuinely don’t know what to tell them. I feel like I’ve got everything I need in life, so what the heck should I tell them? – Chris Miss Chris, I understand the feeling. When it gets to this season, I start taking notes o...

Black Friday vs. Buy Nothing Day

Jennifer Hauser, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Black Friday has evolved into a holiday in and of itself. This retail holiday has overpowered Thanksgiving, and those who participate in this frenzied shopping often place more importance on it than they do the actual Thanksgiving holiday. Some of us do not Black Friday shop. Ever. There is eve...

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