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Student dies in car accident

Student dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019

University student Clay Atkins, 21, died April 6 due to injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident. Atkins vehicle was reportedly traveling south on St. Croix Road when it went offroad and struck a tree head-on. Perry County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the scene of the wreck shortly...

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The university will host a food truck festival April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the new arena as a part of the annual SpringFest week at the university, meant to celebrate warmer weather and campus spirit. This year's SpringFest is only Aprill 11 and 12. USI students are inv...

Rhonda Wheeler

March 26, 2019

Rhonda is the Community Engagement Manager for the Shield at USI. She is from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Thomas Carr Howe Community High School in 2018. She is an education major and expected to graduate in 2022.

March 12, 2019

Hello, I'm Anika, but most people call me Nik. If you have any questions or just want to notify me of things, feel free to email me at sports@usishield.com.

The age of Faboocrats and Twittertarians

The age of Faboocrats and Twittertarians

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 12, 2019

Lauren Wojcuich said Americans are “ridiculously embarrassed to be wrong.” The senior communication studies major said American politics have become a hard divide between Republicans and Democrats. “Instead of thinking about each issue and developing an opinion on it they think, ‘okay what do t...

Battling between hope and addiction

Battling between hope and addiction

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Will Haas was 17 years old when he decided to try OxyContin for the first time. The smell of cigarettes and fuel surrounded the garage room as a line of OxyContin was distributed on the used CD case that sat on the worn out ping pong table. The group of older high school kids handed Haas a str...

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ lacks charm of first movie

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018

With Harry Potter finished, the Fantastic Beasts franchise has stepped up to capture the attention of new and old fans alike with a new story that still connects to the wizarding world. The second installment to the Fantastic Beasts series, “Crimes of Grindelwald,” was released mid-November and two...

Federal research partnership focuses on pyrotechnic pollutants

Federal research partnership focuses on pyrotechnic pollutants

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

USI and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division strengthened a decade-long relationship with a new research agreement last month.   The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), signed Oct. 22, outlines the legal framework for USI labs and the federal labs at NSWC Crane to...

Crime Log 11/4/18 – 11/12/18

Crime Log 11/4/18 – 11/12/18

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018

11/4 5:26 p.m. - Fire alarm - cooking/Craig Building 8:55 p.m. - Drugs - possession of paraphernalia/Goodrich Building 11/5 11:00 a.m. - Incident report/Carter Hall 1:05 p.m. - Solicitation/Parking Lot A 1:05 p.m. - Hate crime/Parking Lot A 11/6 5:18 a.m. - Visitor violation/Clarke and Schutte...

Global Crossroads festival to return

Global Crossroads festival to return

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The Global Crossroads festival put on by the university and Historic New Harmony will return for the fifth year in a row from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in New Harmony. Attendees will experience a celebration of diverse cultures through many mediums including live music, food, dances and more. ...

Monica Smith

September 25, 2018

Monica is a junior graphic design major with a minor in both advertising and photography. She was appointed Visual Editor at The Shield for the 2018-2019 academic year after serving as a page designer the past two years. "As a visual editor, it is my job to look at visual elements in an aesthetic and...

Eagle expeditions: short term trip, long term solution

Eagle expeditions: short term trip, long term solution

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

  Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Nicole Nord and Lauren Branon shared about their time in the Dominican Republic with the Timmy Global Health organization.  Nicole Nord arrived at the airport in the city of Santi...

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