The Shield

Volunteer eagles: collecting clothes for chilly nights

The Black Student Union hosted their clothes drive from Nov. 11 to Dec. 4 in the Multicultural Center.
December 3, 2019

Every other week the Shield will interview a student involved in volunteer work. This week, Perci Hale and Brittany Coleman talk about the Black Student Union's clothes drive. Perci Hale was not prepared...

A celebration of life and death

Theresa Holcomb, junior exercise science major, paints faces as a member of the art club for the Day of the Dead celebration Wednesday evening.
November 3, 2017

Students shielded their candles trying to keep them lit as the group formed a loose circle.  Even with the wind, the view was still moving. “We made a circle of light to symbolize going from...

Trivia Night, more than just quizzes

From left to right: Kylee Jackson, freshman sonography major, Lexie Fifer, freshman chemistry major, Alexa Humphrey, freshman elementary education major and Libby Fifer, a student at North Posey High School, sit around their table during Trivia Night Thursday evening in the Traditions Lounge. The team ended up getting first place by answer 66 out of 100 questions correctly.
October 8, 2017

Lexie Fifer and Kylee Jackson sat at their team’s table awaiting the final score, hopeful for a victory.   The girls and their trivia team erupted into cheers as the scores were revealed. The team...

Freshman overcomes adversity

Clifton Jett, president of the Black Student Union introduces Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
February 9, 2017

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and...

Graduate’s diverse voice breaks barriers

Graduate Briony Towler is a founding member and now president of the Tau Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Blinking through a teary gaze, Briony “Bri” Towler said graduation finally hit her.
December 8, 2015

Blinking through a teary gaze, Briony “Bri” Towler said graduation finally hit her. “I just realized that I’ve left behind a legacy,” she said, wiping her eyes. “I found myself.” Towler,...

Priority 1 survives despite empty position

Priority 1 survives despite empty position
August 28, 2015

Priority 1 meetings have been put on hold because of lack of leadership over the program. “Currently we have no assistant (Multicultural Center) director. We will still have Priority 1, but it may...

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