The Shield

The trials and triumphs of experiencing a culture

The trials and triumphs of experiencing a culture

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 2, 2019

Vince Tweddell was working part time as an adjunct professor when he decided he needed a change. The adjunct journalism and English instructor had accumulated some debt and needed a full time job to pay the bills. Tweddell didn’t expect that he would end up working overseas in China for six years...

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 3, 2017

  When Ryan Loehrlein told his friends and family he wanted to audition for TEDxEvansville, they looked at him like he was crazy. Loehrlein, one of three USI speakers at this year’s TEDxEvansville event, will present his talk “Innovation from a Spark of Curiosity” Friday, Oct. 27 in the Performanc...

Wishful Whitewashing

Wishful Whitewashing

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

November 3, 2016

I always dreamt of being white. When I was seven years old, I used to sit on my bathroom counter and poke the ends of my almond-shaped eyes together, dissatisfied when I removed my fingers and realized I could never be like my classmates. At 14, I started dying my hair blonde. I spouted to my mom ...

Far From Familiar: From giraffes to squirrels

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 18, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, Africa to find out about his spring break and cultural differences he has noticed recently.

Far from familiar: International insights

Far from familiar: International insights

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 20, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield will follow Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine; Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, West Africa and Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay.

‘Charismatic’ professor to speak Thursday

‘Charismatic’ professor to speak Thursday

Megan Thorne

September 23, 2015

Victor Villanueva is charismatic, dynamic, hilarious and down to earth, Xavia Harrington said. Villanueva, an Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts at Washington State University, will visit USI Thursday. Harrington, professor of composition and tech writing said there was a collaboration betwee...

TXTBookRental closure narrows possibilities

Jake Tapley

August 27, 2013

When I bought my books for school this semester, I didn’t have to think too hard about how I was going to do it. With TXTBookRental closing its doors, the prospect of renting books for little-to-no-money was shot, and I didn’t even want to give the USI Bookstore the time of day. Needless to say,...

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