The Shield

Volunteer eagles: collecting books for a better future

Ibrahima Yaro, a public administration graduate student and Dawn Winters, a director of academics for English as a Second Language and part-time English faculty at Western Kentucky University, collect books for the drive.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Jean-Marie Uwimana and Ibrahima Yaro talk about their involvement in the African Cultures Club book drive. Jean-Marie Uwimana said he always wanted to read, but there were never enough books in the Zimbabw...

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa

African cultures day to celebrate beauty, diversity of Africa

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 18, 2019

Olivia Akerele hasn’t been home in six years. The sophomore nursing major said the closest thing she gets to feeling like she’s back in Lagos, Nigeria, is going to the African Cultures Day event. “When I listen to the music it just makes me want to get up off my feet and start dancing, and...

Uniting around a global sport

Students celebrate their win during the African Cultures Club Futsal Soccer Tournament Thursday evening.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Groups of students clad in jerseys waited patiently as they were grouped into seven teams, divided by continent. Freshman Abi Garner played for the team Europe. The studio art major said she chose the team along with her friend Nihat Onur, who is an international student from Germany. Garner ...

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