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Fall commencement to be ticketed

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 18, 2017

The Fall commencement ceremony will now require tickets to attend due to safety concerns with overcrowding. “We start to evaluate and predict what the number of people attending will look like early in the process, and it's better for us to plan on using the tickets,” Director of University and Com...

Make change not memes

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

This past month has been the wildest for politics since, well, last month. But if you have any grievances about our nation, you have to recognize that the time for passiveness is over. What good is sharing a meme or making a passive-aggressive tweet about the presidency or the recent controver...

Sorry Rice Library…Try Again

Maxywell Carlton, Opinion Writer

January 9, 2017

Last semester played host to many new things for the students here at the University of Southern Indiana. From new fast food choices to high quality sushi, students enjoyed many exciting advancements brought to campus. One of those new advancements included the new interactive program, BookIt!, ...

Always the new kid

Always the new kid

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016

I’ve never felt like I had a hometown. For me, home is where my family and animals are. My journey started 19 years ago in Fort Pierce, Florida where I spent the first two years of life. From there I moved to Okeechobee, Florida,  Clayton, Georgia, Logansport, Indiana, Sylva, North Carolina and when I was 14 I move...

Global ambassador to spread education

Global ambassador to spread education

Amelia Peterson

October 28, 2015

When selected as one of Africa’s Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders by the Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa, Florence Takaendesa decided to put the $1,000 grant toward building an educational center in her hometown of Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. “In my community we used to have pla...

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