The Shield


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...

Musings of a nerdy Opinion editor

Justin Law

May 4, 2011

Opinions. Everybody has them. Some are just more forthcoming with their opinions than others. As opinion editor of The Shield, I have had the opportunity to see some great opinions get published this year, and it has been a great year. Running a section of the newspaper isn’t easy and getting people ...

At least it’s not toilet paper…

Zach Evans

May 4, 2011

Editor's Note: The opinions and language presented in this article are of the author and not that of The Shield. As the school year comes to end I can’t help but think I am somehow obligated to offer the readers some sappy sentimental reflection piece: a look back on they year if you will. Fuck that...

Your year-end rant

Chanse Ford

May 3, 2011

Well it’s once again that time of year. The time of year where stress levels are high, students become borderline alcoholics and moms come to campus and find out just how disgusting you’ve actually been living. It’s also the time of year for my usual list of random complaints with seemingly no relati...

SGA President defends transparency

Justin Law

April 27, 2011

The Student Government Association (SGA) is striving to increase its visibility among the USI populace. If anybody has suggestions on how to better do that, we are fully open to any new ideas. The Mission Statement reads “The Student Government Association of the University of Southern Indiana is commit...

Letter to the editor

Justin Law

April 26, 2011

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the video The Shield posted where John Blair, instructor of journalism here, was escorted out of Congressman Larry Bucshon's town hall meeting at USI. I felt that the reaction to Blair's statements was overblown; yes, he was aggressive, but he was not t...

Overcome "ageism"

Brian Beale

April 23, 2011

A friend of mine recently asked me if I knew what type of segregation was most prominent in the U.S. My mind, of course, immediately turned toward the common social dividers: race, income, status. Black and white? No, he said—it wasn’t racial. Rich and poor? No again. Burbs and urbs? Uh-uh. After a few m...

What the F#©k? SODEXO

Dani Palmer

April 20, 2011

Want a smoothie, panini or some pizza at 4 p.m.? Sorry, you can’t, because both Cyclone Salads and Pete's Arena Pizza closes at 2 p.m. Now I’m not going to talk about how Sodexo's food choices are over priced, the lack of options and how they are very inefficient in making the food. Living on a campus with...

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