The Shield

The price of success

Sam Lyden

December 7, 2010

As with all well crafted opinions there must be a basis for which your argument is placed upon; a level of merit in which you can hope to fend off attacks from an opposition that wishes nothing more than to denounce you as inaccurate, benign or worse: irrelevant. Let me first present you with a questio...

What were you doing last week?

Justin Law

November 18, 2010

How many times have you asked the question, “What is there to do on campus?” And how many times have you complained how there is “nothing to do on campus,”? Well my question to you is… have you looked? As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am very involved on campus. In my various activitie...

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

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