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Students in global studies and political science instructor Ellen Topper's class work on a poster to spread awareness on fair trade.

Class campaigns to make USI a fair trade university

Emma Corry, Features Editor October 29, 2019

Students in Ellen Topper’s Global Studies Capstone class are advocating for a change.  The instructor of political science and global studies is leading a class project among her students to get...

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor October 29, 2019

Suicide rates are at an all-time high for U.S teens and young adults. and dealing with mental health has become one of the university’s main priorities. Over 5,000 males and 1,225 females between...

‘Never a happy situation’

‘Never a happy situation’

TWLOHA holds annual suicide prevention vigil
Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer September 14, 2016

Six students from Katie Biggs high school died of suicide. Biggs struggled to figure out how to live her life without those she had lost. She eventually found the To Write Love On Her Arms’ organization,...

Students listen to a presentation in Mitchell Auditorium before donning colorful high heels and traipsing around campus during last year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Nick Leighty, Staff writer April 6, 2016

Two weeks are missing from Ellen Cooper’s memory — the two weeks following her sexual assault could have never happened for all she knows. Cooper was 13-years-old when she and a friend went looking...

‘Boxless’ to spotlight homelessness

Gabi Wy, News Editor March 15, 2016

Students Jenna Kruse and Ericka Smith are hosting "Boxless in Boxville" from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday in the Free Speech Zone. The event, hosted in cooperation with the Student Housing Association,...

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