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McCullough elected SGA president

McCullough elected SGA president

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 29, 2019

The SGA General Assembly unanimously elected Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough as the organization's next president at its meeting Aug. 29. McCullough was the only candidate to apply for president in the SGA's special election. She had been serving as interim president following the resignat...

Republicans relish victory

Republicans relish victory

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Republicans in Indiana swept into a crucial victory that determined the fate of the United States Senate during Tuesday’s midterm elections. Jasper businessman Mike Braun, R-IN, defeated one-term incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-IN, by nearly 10 percent. The atmosphere inside the C.K. Newsome...

2018 Election Center

2018 Election Center

The Shield Staff

November 6, 2018

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Election committee votes to remove candidate from ballot, will appeal decision

Election committee votes to remove candidate from ballot, will appeal decision

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 27, 2018

The university election committee voted March 22 to remove Student Government Association presidential candidate Trevion McFarland from the ballot on charges that he campaigned outside of the campaign period set by the committee, interfered in the election process and disrupted the integrity of the el...

Candidates stress communication, inclusiveness ahead of election

Candidates stress communication, inclusiveness ahead of election

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 14, 2018

Photo Illustration by Abigail Stanley Election season is here and it is heating up. Candidates for the SGA elections are now campaigning and will try to get the support they need before the elections begin Apr. 9. Students will be able to vote on candidates for President, Vice President, Chief Financ...

SGA elects new president

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 20, 2017

The Student Government Association elected Christina Lutes as the organization’s new president following the resignation of former president Ashley Wright three weeks ago.   Interim president Ashyln Jones will step down and return to her duties as Executive Vice President. Lutes will serv...

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Gracie Poynter, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

​A few weeks ago, a new president was elected into office. The president has the ability to appoint the leaders of each branch of government, sign in new laws, abolish laws the previous leader signed and access top secret information. Each president is either disliked or completely inspiring. ​H...

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016

Rain drops raced down the freshly washed windows as the chatter filled room hushed to an expectant silence. Brad Byrd, lead news anchor for Eyewitness News, cleared his throat and thanked the room of 20 people for taking the time to hear him speak. Byrd began by explaining that even though social...

‘We didn’t see this coming’

‘We didn’t see this coming’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

November 18, 2016

Teddi Rausch hasn’t spoken to her mother since election night. “She’s from a different era and I just can’t fight it,” she said. “No matter what I say, I’m still just the dumb millennial kid.” The College Democrats’ president said she got into a political argument when her mother...

Medicine for the heart

Medicine for the heart

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

In this post-election season, I feel we have forgotten something very important. We have forgotten Thanksgiving; we have forgotten to be thankful. I remember growing up, my mother had my siblings and I recite in sing-song voices “a thankful heart is good medicine.” Good medicine. Medicine...

Education is empowerment

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

November 11, 2016

It immediately disenfranchises young voters to not educate them.

Panel answers students post-election questions

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Dilek Ocak cleared her throat and spoke her question clearly into the microphone. Ocak, a first-semester graduate student in communication studies, was one of the many students squeezed into Kleymeyer Hall for the post-election panel discussion Thursday night. “How have gender stereotypes pl...

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