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.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 for how cold Evansville winters would be when she moved here.  The sophomore theatre major...

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.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 the mortal world to the immortal world where you can visit your dead loved ones,” Joseph Conner sai...

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.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 correctly answered 66 out of 100 questions, placing them in first place. Questions were based off of university trivia,...

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.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

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 was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

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.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

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, a finance major, found her voice through various leadership roles. She serves as vice president of ...

Priority 1 survives despite empty position

Priority 1 survives despite empty position

Gabi Wy

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 look a little different,” Director Pam Hopson said. The program is for male African-American studen...

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