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Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana

Katelyn Vinci April 29, 2021

An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana We are asking administration and the campus community members to listen to survivors. While we have the federally regulated policies in place, students...

Vince Tweddell, an adjunct journalism and English instructor, carries his daughter at the Great Wall of China.

The trials and triumphs of experiencing a culture

Adjunct instructor reflects on his time teaching abroad
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...

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...

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...

Far From Familiar: From giraffes to squirrels

International student observes nature and cultural differences.
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

Students discuss acclimating to a new country, campus
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.
Victor Villanueva

‘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,...

TXTBookRental closure narrows possibilities

Jake Tapley August 28, 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...

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