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David Bower,  chair of the COVID-19 task force, speaks before the Board of Trustees Thursday. Bower said the week of Jan. 2, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2022 marked the highest number of university COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

University has highest number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

Tegan Ruhl and Ian Young January 17, 2022

112 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 between Jan. 2nd and Jan. 8th. David Bower, chair of the COVID-19 task force, said this is the highest number of university positive cases since...

President Ronald Rochon announced at the University Updates session that he does not plan to close campus with the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Campus will not close for Omicron

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

President Ronald Rochon is not closing campus for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. In-person Spring 2022 classes will begin Jan. 10, 2022 as planned.  The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discussed...

Graphic: USI COVID-19 Timeline

Graphic: USI COVID-19 Timeline

Maliah White, Design Editor December 8, 2021

University of Southern Indiana COVID-19 timeline from January 2020 to December 2021.

Tegan Ruhl, staff writer, lists her favorite movies released in 2021.

Best of 2021 Movies

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

I would almost consider 2021 to be the year movies made a comeback. With the widespread closure of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it seems movies decided to come back strong this...

The Lane building in McDonald East. Students waited outside for over twenty minutes on Sept. 29 for Public Safety after a fire alarm went off.

‘We’re lucky it wasn’t serious’ — Students discover Lane fire alarms not connected to Public Safety

Ian Young, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

A fire alarm was triggered at the Lane apartment building on Sept. 29, 2021. Residents of Lane stood outside for twenty minutes waiting for Public Safety.  Public Safety was not notified of the fire...

Abby Sink shares her opinion about the advising process at the university.

Opinion: Advising needs advising

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Registration as a first-semester senior was bittersweet. It felt like the beginning of the end of my time at the university. In a way, I suppose it was.  I’m grateful to my advisers here at the university...

People crowd Franklin Street during the 100th annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival Tuesday. University Greek Life chapters are participating in the Fall Fest this year, the Art Club is not.

Greek life involved with Fall Fest centennial, Art Club opts out

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor October 6, 2021

Campus Greek life returns to Evansville’s West Side Nut Club Fall Festival after taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The festival celebrates its 100th anniversary this year after Fall...

Simrin Singh, a senior communications major, and Elizabeth Angermeier, a sophomore nursing major both cuddle up to some pups at Sigma Tau Gammas Pet-A-Pup event on Wednesday. The puppies are both ten weeks old and are available for adoption.

Fraternity helps students destress with puppies

Shelby Clark and Ian Young September 29, 2021

Sigma Tau Gamma helped students destress on The Quad Wednesday by providing puppies from the Humane Society of Henderson County. The Sigma Tau Gamma brothers set up a play pen for the puppies Wednesday...

Business Manager, Cobi Schieferstein, Editor-in-Cheif, Shelby Clark and Sports Editor, Pat Baker, stand at The Shields booth during the Fall Student Involvement Fair September 1, 2021.

Editorial: The Shield enters a new era during the pandemic

Editorial Staff September 8, 2021

The Shield is in a semester of positive transition.  After a year of operating under a pandemic, The Shield has recently made changes and is looking at a bright future. Since the start of the pandemic,...

Students and individuals in the university community will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This saline drawn syringe from the April vaccination clinic in the Screaming Eagles Arena represents the amount of the Pfizer vaccine administered in each dose.

Presidential Task Force will not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

President Ronald Rochon announced the Presidential Task Force will not require students or faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rochon made this announcement at the university meeting...

In-person commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates was announced at the July Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees met July 15 in Carter Hall.

In-person commencement to be held for 2020 graduates

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2021

Students in the class of 2020 will have an in-person commencement December 18 as a part of the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.  Kindra Strupp, vice president for marketing and communications, announced...

2021 Student Government Association Executives and General Assembly. SGA opened online voting Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SGA continues election with low competition

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 15, 2021

Students began voting in the Student Government Association election Monday.  The election will determine the SGA executive board and legislative branch for the 2021-2022 academic year. The legislative...

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