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Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Message from the Editor:  The Q & A below is intended to provide members of the campus community with the resources they need to help one another. Seven Indiana college students have died from...

Jacob Jake Gwaltney was a friend, brother and freshman at the university, He was gentle, kind and funny.

The university mourns death of freshman

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

The university community is mourning the death of a student.  Jacob “Jake” Gwaltney, freshman undecided major, passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, at his home.  Gwaltney, 21, of Newburgh, Indiana,...

Tyler Hagen in the David and Betty Rice Plaza, Spring 2019. He was known as a generous and sweet friend to students and faculty.

University mourns recent loss of life

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of their own this week.  Tyler Hagen, senior biology student, died on campus Tuesday night.  Hagen, 22, of Plainfield, Indiana, died from suicide,...

Ellie Kiesel, president of Students For Life, responds to Noelle Harrington, a freshman English major, in Carter Hall Wednesday. Harrington got up to speak after Kiesel opened the floor to attendees wanting to discuss the topic of abortion.

Students discuss abortion, women’s rights

Josh Meredith and Violet Thomas-Cummings April 29, 2021

Students for Life led a discussion on abortion in Carter Hall Wednesday after the opposing side withdrew from the public debate.  The Feminist Majority Alliance requested to postpone the debate till...

The Student Government Association held their elections April 12. SGA inaugurated the new, uncontested president April 22.

Student says he was unjustly disqualified from SGA presidency

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021

A student said he was unjustly disqualified from running for Student Government Association presidency. The association’s officials disagree, saying he didn’t meet the requirements for the office. Trent...

Anna Ardelean, junior political science major, elected Student Government Association president. Ardelean ran for president uncontested.

Ardelean elected SGA president

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 22, 2021

Students elect a new Student Government Association president.   Anna Ardelean, a junior political science major, won the majority of ballots cast. She ran for president unopposed. Ardelean will be...

2021 Student Government Association Executives and General Assembly. SGA opened online voting Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SGA continues election with low competition

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 15, 2021

Students began voting in the Student Government Association election Monday.  The election will determine the SGA executive board and legislative branch for the 2021-2022 academic year. The legislative...

MLK memorial celebration week

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”, students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. virtually

Josh Meredith, Photo Editor January 20, 2021

Students celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. a little differently this year due to the pandemic. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial celebration week started Monday morning...

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: The story was updated at 1:06 p.m. Nov. 20. This story originally featured a photo of a white supremacist flier that was placed on a student's car in 2019. The Shield removed the image to...

Election year affects universitys political groups

Election year affects university’s political groups

Samuel DeVoy, Engagement Editor October 4, 2020

College students have an obligation to participate in the electoral process, and every four years the USI community sees an influx of on-campus political discussion. “So much has happened this semester...

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary

Polling location could potentially come to USI

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor December 3, 2019

When Anna Ardelean decided that the university needed a voting poll on campus, she set out on a mission that has taken almost a year so far. “The goal is that students would be able to vote somewhere...

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer November 5, 2019

In recent years the topic of immigration has become more and more controversial because of growing concerns in regards to the economy. However, there is a lot more to immigration than what meets the eye.  USI...

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