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Students walk down a street Sept. 12 during their trip to New Harmony.

Freshmen react positively to revised New Harmony trip

Bryce West, Aracely Chavez, and Anthony Rawley September 20, 2023

Freshmen students and faculty went to the university’s annual trip to New Harmony as part of the UNIV 101: First Year Experience course Sept. 12.  “In UNIV 101, what we're working towards teaching...

Students order drinks as employees prepare orders Wednesday at Starbucks located in the David L. Rice Library.

‘Starbucks legend’ Donna retires

Aracely Chavez, Assistant News Editor September 20, 2023

One of Starbucks’ long-standing employees, Donna Singleton, has retired. Donna had worked at Starbucks for nearly 14 years and was a well-known employee on campus. She would greet students and faculty...

The university continues to follow the Centers for Disease and Prevention guidelines regarding COVID-19 policies.

USI removes COVID-19 self-reporting form, continues to follow CDC guidelines

Anthony Rawley, News Writer September 20, 2023

Editor's note: The Health Professions Center no longer provides COVID-19 vaccinations. The PCR test is available for $139, or the antigen test is available for $20. The Dean of Students Office has given...

Eagle Perks at USI offer free local activities for students.

Eagle Perks: Discounted activities for USI students

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Feel like you need a break from your everyday tasks or want to do something fun with your friends? Check out the Eagle Perks offered at USI. Eagle Perks at USI offer free or discounted opportunities...

Baldurs Gate 3, released Aug. 3, is a top-down, role-playing game inspired by Dungeons & Dragons. Baldurs Gate 3 stands out as an outlier in a polished and well-crafted game in a business that has become complacent and greedy.

‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ spits in the face of gaming industry greed

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 19, 2023

*This review contains light spoilers for “Baldur’s Gate 3”* The video game industry is in a weird spot right now. Even though there have been a lot of excellent games released, there has been...

Robert Schoenstein, junior forward, kicks the ball in the game against University of Evansville Saturday at Strassweg Field.

Screaming Eagles fall 0-4 to dominant University of Evansville Purple Aces

Will Kessinger, Sports Writer September 14, 2023

Going into the Mayor’s Cup, the University of Southern Indiana Eagles had been struggling. Following a somewhat promising 1-0 loss to the high ranked University of Akron Sept. 4, the Screaming Eagles...

The attendees point of view during the National Police Woman Day event Wednesday evening in Kleymeyer Hall.

Gallery: Criminal Justice Department, College of Liberal Arts celebrate National Police Woman Day

Ethan MacCowan, Staff Photographer September 13, 2023

The Criminal Justice Department and the College of Liberal Arts celebrated National Police Woman Day in Kleymeyer Hall Wednesday. Five USI alumni who are local law enforcement were featured speakers...

Students express concerns with campus fire alarms.

Students face continuous issues with campus fire alarms

Aracely Chavez and Bryce West September 13, 2023

Students have expressed frustration with campus fire alarms. Last semester, students reported various false fire alarms going off in campus housing. This semester, students are still facing the same issues. “So,...

Students react to the removal of Public Safety poles on campus.

Public Safety removes all safety poles on campus

Anthony Rawley and Aracely Chavez September 13, 2023

Public Safety has removed all safety poles located on campus. The safety poles allowed students to press a button to notify Public Safety officers of any emergencies on campus rather than calling the...

The Farmers Who Fought is a historical, nonfiction book written by McKenna Love, sophomore history major. The book is 56 pages long and published July 19.

McKenna Love: Published author and USI student

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

McKenna Love, sophomore history major, published her book, “The Farmers Who Fought,” July 19.  Love’s story on her creation of this book is encouraging and interesting.  McKenna Love, a current...

Sam Benoist, junior defender, heads the ball in the game against University of Evansville Saturday at Strassweg Field.

Gallery: Men’s soccer loses to University of Evansville 0-4

Emalee Jones, Staff Photographer September 12, 2023

The men's soccer team went up against University of Evansville in the Mayor's Cup Saturday at Strassweg Field. USI lost to UE 0-4.

Starfield, released Sept. 6, is an open-world role-playing game set in the vast emptiness of space. While Starfield has enthralling exploration and fun combat, the games technical state renders it unplayable.

‘Starfield’ is a broken, unplayable mess

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor September 11, 2023

This year has been great for video games. “Dead Space (2023),” “Resident Evil 4 (2023),” “Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” “Baldur's Gate 3” and “Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon”...

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