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USI hosts Founders’ Day speech competition

USI hosts Founders’ Day speech competition

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

The university will host a speech competition for the Founders’ Day Luncheon on Sept. 16. The speech must be 750-1,000 words. A $500 stipend will be rewarded to the student who is chosen to give their speech during the luncheon. All entries are due by 4:30 p.m. on April 3. ...

Pumpkin creations win Halloween glory at contest

This ice scream scoop pumpkin created by Career Services team won first place at the Staff Council's fourth annual pumpkin contest.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Riley Laffoon said when her office manager Stephanie Fifer asked the Career Services student workers to consider creating a pumpkin for the Staff Council’s fourth annual pumpkin contest, she did not expect to win. “I was a little worried because I’m not the most creative person,” the seni...

Competition: in it to win it

Competition: in it to win it

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

Creative Commons I had been competing in dance since I was 6 years old. As a child, it’s amusing being on stage wearing colorful makeup and elaborate costumes. It wasn’t until I understood the purpose of the long nights practicing a routine and being forced to practice repeatedly until I got th...

A delighted loser

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Being a winner is one of the most desirable titles one can achieve. It feels nice to be able to say you’ve achieved a status above others. People crave the euphoria of being crowned the sole winner of something just because it sets them apart from the rest, and creates this pseudonym of being...

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