The Shield

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...

cartoon

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...

Welcome Week Problems

Shannon Hall

August 23, 2011

As always, the new school year approached and snuck up on students and teachers. And I am now prepared to complain slightly about it.  As a Shield editor, I had to arrive a week early for training. It was a nice time, seeing people from last year, but the best part was I was able to park very close to ...

Productive Summer

Logan Hursh

August 16, 2011

Indian Summer

Chanse Ford

August 16, 2011

It is somewhat ironic that sometimes it takes being on the opposite side of the world to gain some perspective on American culture. Towards the end of June, I spent two weeks in India as part of the initiative to further USI’s mission of outreach and engagement. Read More »...

Indiana State Fair

Shannon Hall

August 16, 2011

Indiana experienced a tragic night on Saturday. At the Indiana State Fair, a random gust of wind blew the stage over right before Sugarland was about to perform. The freak accident ended up killing five people and injuring at least 40. Questions are going everywhere of whose fault it may be. Was the r...

Welcome Back

Logan Hursh

August 16, 2011

When I was younger the night before school would start, I used to sit up all night in anticipation of the possibilities of a new school year.  I would make resolutions to myself that I would make friends with certain people, make great grades, be better at the violin and it would be the best year i...

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