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Cover art for “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt. The 1992 novel follows a group of friends who are attempting to cover up their murder.

The Secret History: greek mythology, trust funds and first degree murder

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 3, 2021

There’s nothing like good, old-fashioned murder to bring your friend group closer together or tear it apart completely. At least, this seems to be the sentiment shared by the characters in Donna Tartt’s...

This 400 year old book is a part of a two volume set and an item from the University Archives and Special Collections.

Archives prevail as Rice Library’s hidden gem

Emma Corry, Features Editor October 22, 2019

Deanna Engler’s favorite item in the University Archives and Special Collections is a two-volume book set from the year 1603.  The library associate and USI history graduate calls the second volume...

Nancy Schroder, USI campus store assistant manager, said she uses course enrollment numbers and sales history from the past three years when deciding how many textbooks to buy for each course each semester.

‘Don’t assume that you’ll find a better deal somewhere else’

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield January 7, 2019

Janel Ewing said she almost missed her first test in her Literacy Methods class, because the textbook and access code she needed were out of stock at the USI Campus Store. “I was actually able to...

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Darrian Breedlove , Opinion Editor August 21, 2018

Being the only person in space would be the loneliest experience anyone could ever have, but sometimes there are worse things than being lonely. In Lauren James’s young adult sci-fi novel “The...

TXTBookRental closes its doors after five years

James Vaughn August 21, 2013

Students returning from summer break with the intention of renting books from TXTBookRental will be out of luck. The West Side shop has decided to close its doors. TXTBookRental Founder Alex Beaver sent...

Campus store offers more than just books

James Vaughn August 21, 2013

The USI Campus Store, which replaced the USI Bookstore this summer, offers more than just textbooks. Apple products, including Macs and iPads, can now be found at the Tech Store located inside the Campus...

TXTBookRental closes its doors after five years

James Vaughn July 25, 2013

Students who aren’t able to purchase books from TXTBookRental by Aug. 4 will be out of luck. The west side shop has decided to close its doors. TXTBookRental Founder Alex Beaver sent an email to...

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