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“Us,” released March 22, 2019, is a psychological thriller following an All-American family, as they fight for their lives against their own doppelgängers. “Us” stands strong as one of the greatest horror thrillers of this generation.

Five years later, we’re still scared of ‘Us’

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

“Us,” released March 8, 2019, is a psychological horror movie directed by Jordan Peele. The film follows Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and her family, who are attacked by a group of menacing doppelgängers,...

Counseling and Psychological Services helps students navigate through grief and loss.

CAPS, students reflect on navigating grief, loss

Alex Mendoza, Staff Intern February 22, 2024

Counseling and Psychological Services assists students seeking help on and off campus. CAPS helps students who may need support or are adjusting to college life and are experiencing depression or trauma....

Student organizations create diverse areas on campus and emphasize the importance of diversity in higher education.

Diverse student organizations: The importance of diversity

Anthony Rawley, Assistant News Writer February 21, 2024

Asian Student Union The Asian Student Union promotes the diversity of Asian cultures. It serves as a safe space for Asian students and educates students on Asian heritage. Midori Matsuura, senior...

Adrianna Garcia, president of the Student Government Association, and Tamia Smith, administrative vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, stand outside the SGA office Jan. 30 in University Center East.

SGA’s AVP EDI position promotes inclusivity, diversity on campus

Ava Bartley, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The Student Government Association created the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion administrative vice president position in the 2022-2023 academic year. Tamia Smith, junior psychology major, currently holds...

Season two of Abbott Elementary, released from Sept. 21, 2022	to April 19, 2023, is a mockumentary sitcom television series following Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson), a perpetually optimistic second-grade teacher, at the underfunded Abbott Elementary. Season two continues the heartfelt humor established in the first season, yet adds a new layer of emotional tension.

‘Abbott Elementary’s’ second season is as humorous, more emotional than its first

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

This review contains minor spoilers for seasons one and two of “Abbott Elementary” Season two of the ABC TV series “Abbott Elementary” aired Sept. 21, 2022, and concluded April 19, 2023. It...

Keith Scheller, Disability Resources coordinator, and Michelle Kirk, manager of Disability Resources, stand next to a poster advertising Disability Resources. Disability Resources provides assistance to students with disabilities on campus.

Disability Resources provides assistance, awareness, acceptance for campus community

Abigail Durham, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Disability Resources is a service on campus that provides assistance to students with disabilities, including those with various diagnoses and physical limitations, anxiety, depression and/or PTSD. Disability...

Bostyn Parkhurst, senior communications major, and Caitlyn Selby, sophomore psychology and anthropology major, sit at the Financial Assistance front desk in the Orr Center Feb. 7. 21st Century Scholars is a need-based financial assistance program that allows free admission to any Indiana public school and assisted tuition to Indiana private schools.

A look into USI 21st Century Scholars

Maci Crowell, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

21st Century Scholars, located in the Robert D. Orr Center, is a program that helps make college more affordable for income-eligible students. The program starts in the seventh or eighth grade and ensures...

Madvillainy, released March 24, 2004, is a collaboration project between rapper MF DOOM and producer Madlib. Madvillainy is one of the most celebrated hip-hop albums ever created and stands tall with its unique sampling and iconic rapping.

‘Madvillainy’ holds up as one of the most unique hip-hop albums ever made

Ian Young, Lifestyle Editor February 21, 2024

“Madvillainy,” released March 23, 2004, is an abstract hip-hop album created by American hip-hop duo Madvillain, including rapper MF DOOM and record producer Madlib. The album features 22 songs over...

The Health Professions Center contains the University Health Center and USI Dental Clinic.

Campus clinical services — ‘a good resource to have’

Autumn Meyer, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In the Health Professions Center, the University Health Center and USI Dental Clinic provide medical care for students on and off campus. The following resources are available to students who pay the...

The Multicultural Center presents an annual film showing for Black History Month. The film shown this year was Is That Black Enough for You?!? shown Feb. 12 in the Byron C. Wright Administration Building.

Multicultural Center presents representative film screening for Black History Month

Alex Mendoza, Staff Intern February 20, 2024

The Multicultural Center presented its annual film screening for Black History Month Feb. 12 in the Byron C. Wright Administration Building. The event included free refreshments for attendees, including...

Nathan Deputy, freshman sport management major, and Maranda Uttke, freshman pre-dental hygiene major, set new diving records Jan. 13 at an exhibition diving meet against the University of Evansville.  (Photos courtesy of Barbara Goodwin)

Diving into USI athletic stars: Nathan Deputy, Maranda Uttke break dive records

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

The University of Southern Indiana swimming and diving teams took on the University of Evansville Jan. 13 in an exhibition diving meet. During the match, three school records were broken. The men's three-meter...

Sofia Davidoff, freshman biology major, and Antonia Ferrarini, freshman marketing major, participate in doubles Saturday at the Evansville Tennis Center. An interesting duo, Davidoff hails from Lagny-sur-Marne, France, while Ferrarini comes to Southern Indiana from Caxias do Sul, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Nathanial Barbee and USI Athletic Communications)

Analysis: USI men’s, women’s tennis teams fail to grab momentum, fall to Austin Peay State University

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

The men’s and women’s tennis teams took on Austin Peay State Saturday at the Evansville Tennis Center. Coming into the matches, USI had a record of 1-3 (men’s) and 1-4 (women’s). Although both...

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