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Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark February 15, 2019

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged...

Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor January 11, 2019

A winter storm clipper system packing strong winds and heavy amounts of precipitation is barreling towards the tristate region and university campus. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Paducah,...

Freshman undecided major Dorsa Khatibi discovers mold on an air vent in her apartment.

Residents express concern, frustration about mold in campus housing

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 13, 2018

Roommates Dorsa Khatibi and India Harris left for a weekend trip to Nashville in October, but when the friends returned home they could not believe their eyes, or noses. The freshman students discovered...

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Student Housing Association to recommend change in visitation policy

Noah Alatza, News Editor October 29, 2018

The Student Housing Association (SHA) is considering a recommendation to the university administration that would change the current overnight visitation policy.  The current policy for campus housing...

Mercades Axton, freshman nursing major,
sits with her emotional support animal Henley,
as they sport USI apparel. Henley has been
Axton’s emotional support animal for five years.

Support animals offer relief

Sarah Rogers , Features Editor December 5, 2017

Mercades Axton sat in an oversized armchair with her legs pulled up under her. Axton slowly ran her fingers between Henley’s soft ears, all the way down his back to his tail. The Shorkie remained...

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