The Shield

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...

Wash your young

Justin Law

April 20, 2011

There is something that I’ve never been able to understand when I go out on the town. Parents, why do you let your kids leave the house looking like they’ve mud wrestled with a pig? Friday, I went to see my parents and sister and we all went out to dinner. While the four of us were waiting on our fo...

A report on hypocrisy

Chanse Ford

April 19, 2011

Webster’s defines a student as “one who studies or investigates” and journalism as “the work of gathering news for, or producing, a newspaper.” Yet the state of student journalism in the United States sadly reflects a loss of core values. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...

SGA not visible enough

Matt Zielske

April 13, 2011

The transparency of the Student Government Association (SGA) is as much the responsibility of The Shield as it is the SGA. I have no intention of maliciously attacking the SGA in this article. Rather, I want to point out concerns that I have as well as ones that I have heard in passing while conversing wi...

Go a day without shoes

Justin Law

April 13, 2011

My journey on One Day without Shoes was a humbling one. Walking from the Health Professions building to the Rice Library seemed agonizing. The ground was icy cold, since it was around 10 in the morning. I wanted to put my shoes on right then, but I realized that people, not just children, have to do...

Keep shoes on, donate

Justin Law

April 12, 2011

Not wearing shoes to help kids in third world countries is a slap in the face to the kids in those countries. Trying to “walk a mile” in their shoes by taking off ours is a joke. The worst things students who didn’t wear shoes had to encounter was the cold ground, semi-sharp rocks and the occas...

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