The Shield

Who you gonna call?

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

Sound asleep at 7:57 a.m. The siren goes off around 8:00 a.m. Power flashes off and on and then goes off completely around 8:15. Read More »...

Sweet, sweet nicotine

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

USI’s campus will begin to enforce a tobacco ban starting in July. While I understand that some students are offended by the smoke they have to walk through during their ten second hike to class, and I’m well aware of the dangers of smoking, I think the tobacco ban is, well, a bit ridiculous. Read Mo...

We have no choice

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

There is never a perfect candidate; politics is occasionally a game of choosing between the lesser of two evils. Rather than endorsing a candidate that doesn’t represent the views of The Shield, we have chosen to not endorse a candidate for the 8th district. Read More »...

Brad Ellsworth, the right choice

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

While the purpose of journalism is to remain objective and unbiased, it is also to inform, and it is also a tradition for publications to endorse a particular candidate for particular reasons. Read More »...

Tension in the workplace

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

Cancer is cancer

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

In the UC, there have been students selling t-shirts for breast cancer awareness. It makes sense, because this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you want to bet we’ll be seeing more shirts being sold even after this month is over? Now, before I get chased out of here with torches and pitchforks, ...

'Someone made a Facebook page'

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

As I walk on campus, I’ll see signs and maybe even some sidewalk chalk telling me about upcoming events on campus.   As an advertising and public relations major that’s a solid way to get the word out to students. It may not be the best way but still effective. But for the other organizations that adve...

Bad apple spoils the bunch?

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

Recently, there was an incident on campus where solicitors harassed a young lady while trying to sell magazines. The young woman was an Asian female. The solicitor followed her around, and violated her personal space. His excuse was, “Sorry, I have yellow fever.” Read More »...

A disturbing Jack-ass

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

I bet a lot of you did the same thing I did this weekend. I went to see Jackass 3-D. Let me just start out by saying that this is not a review. I’ll leave a movie review of penis pingpong and drinking the butt sweat of a fat man to someone more capable. This is more of a rant. I would be lying if I ...

Happy Accident

Justin Law

October 15, 2010

To the ‘politically enthusiastic,’ lay off

Justin Law

October 15, 2010

Every other year, we go through a circus commonly known as voting. Absentee voting, trying to go to the home poles or finding where the nearest one is, are some of the headaches that come with voting. But these are still less annoying than the people who go around campus, hounding us to find out if we...

Honesty equals rarity

Justin Law

October 15, 2010

Sometimes, as I watch the news and the world around me, I lose a little more faith in humanity.   There are stories everywhere that make me shake my head at how dishonest people can be.  Fortunately, my faith was restored and I learned a valuable lesson after an incident on campus. I lost my deb...

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