The Shield

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

When Taylor Benge first came to USI he had never smoked a cigarette in his life.  However, as Benge’s freshmen year carried on, he slowly picked up on the risky habit. The environmental science major began vaping because all three of his roommates vaped and he was heavily exposed to it. Eventua...

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 16, 2018

The smell of burning tobacco greeted senior Natalie DeClue as she stepped out of her car on a clear April afternoon. The education major has seen the campus landscape change during her four years at the university, including completion of the Performance Center in 2015 and the Griffin Center in 2016. ...

E-cigarettes smoke up campus despite policy

E-cigarettes smoke up campus despite policy

Shannon Hall

November 5, 2013

Steve Bequette dipped tobacco for several years. When he played baseball, dipping was part of the sport. It was also easier to dip in a vehicle during his law enforcement days, before he came to USI as Public Safety Assistant Director. When the tobacco-free policy went into effect in July 2011,...

University of Southern Indiana's student publication
e-cigarettes