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New VP focused on remaining student-centered

New VP focused on remaining student-centered

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Khalilah Doss remembers a different campus when she came to USI as an undergraduate. Doss, who competed on the track and field team at McKendree University, noticed a large discrepancy in the number of buildings and people on campus when she came for an interview for the Vice President of Student Affai...

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2019

President Ron Rochon has appointed Khalilah Doss as the new vice president of Student Affairs following a national search. Doss will take over as vice president August 13, succeeding Marcia Kiessling who will retire after serving 8 years at USI. "Dr. Doss brings a wealth of higher education experience and a student-centered ap...

Tumblr, bring back our porn

Tumblr, bring back our porn

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

February 12, 2019

Blogging platform Tumblr announced back in December that it would be scrubbing itself of all adult content, but the move will only have a negative effect on its users. The company said on their website “adult content is not allowed on Tumblr, regardless of how old you are. Adult content primarily incl...

Involvement Fair allows students to all come together

Involvement Fair allows students to all come together

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

The Student Involvement Fair at USI allows all clubs and organizations on campus, old and new, and of all varieties, to come together and show every student that there is something out there for them to become involved in. This semester’s Involvement Fair was the attraction of the week with numerous stude...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018

Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

‘We are the ambassadors’

‘We are the ambassadors’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

We’re not represented

We’re not represented

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

In a world where the race conversation grows bolder and bolder, it’s painful to sit in a classroom as the only ethnic minority. When pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a well-rounded university, one should be able to assume they’ll find a variety of people and experiences to learn from throughout the four-year-or-...

Festival embraces world cultures

Festival embraces world cultures

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

The Ribeyre Center was filled with the smell of food as people walked around the tables placed at every turn, admiring the display of decorative masks, trinkets, and bags. Women in bright colored shirts danced energetically to the music, celebrating their culture. The annual Global Crossroads Festiv...

Professor speaks about diversity, culture

Professor speaks about diversity, culture

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 23, 2017

  After dinner was served, the room applauded as the president of the Black Student Union senior elementary education major Alexa Humphrey introduced their keynote speaker for the evening, Xavia Harrington-Chate. The Multicultural Center chose Harrington-Chate based off of her past lectures covering topics li...

Art of argument

Art of argument

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2017

The United States is a pretty diverse place. There are over 310 religions and denominations, differing political stances and a wide array of cultures. Yet it seems all we want to do is talk with people with whom we agree. We associate only with people who have all the same opinions as us, have...

Women’s March promotes inclusiveness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 25, 2017

The downtown metro area of Washington D.C. was so crowded that Brandy Small said she couldn’t move. Small, who is in her second year of the Master of Arts in Communication program, along with over 470,000 people according to The New York Times convened in Washington to participate in the Women’...

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