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Alexandria Allison, sophomore nursing major, and Madison Williams, freshman biology major, selling succulent plants to better Evansville at the Breezeway for Alpha Sigma Tau on Tuesday.

SGA hosts Environmental Week to promote awareness to environmental issues

Bryce West, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Students promote protecting the environment with Environmental Week and Earth Day celebrations.  The Student Government Association hosted Environmental Week from April 18 to 22, including various...

Chase DeBruyn, SGA administrative vice president of environmental protection, and Josie Ault, president of Veg Club, hand out vegetarian deserts and reusable items Monday. Sodexo provided the vegetarian cookies and brownies.

SGA launches environmental week

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 19, 2021

Student Government Association kicks off Environmental Week Monday honoring the annual celebration of Earth Day. SGA partnered with student organizations to bring environmental awareness to campus....

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to show we’re paying attention

Crystal Steltenpohl January 28, 2020

People go to college to increase their earning potential, gain valuable skills and become informed citizens. You can develop these traits inside the classroom, but after you graduate, people will want...

Southern Indiana ‘super polluters’ continue to harm resources, air quality in region

Southern Indiana ‘super polluters’ continue to harm resources, air quality in region

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer September 17, 2019

Evansville is known for the beautiful rolling hills, dense forests, and the Ohio River, but what most people are unaware of is the amount of pollution surrounding the city.  Seven coal-powered plants...

People dont care, were killing our planet

People don’t care, we’re killing our planet

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor September 10, 2019

The Amazon rain forest is still burning and nobody cares. Some news sites have reported that the Amazon has had fires beginning as early as January of this year, yet most people hadn’t even heard about...

Senior philosophy major Logan Vest said he plans on hosting a panel of professors and environmentalists on campus to discuss Vectrens future plans.

New Vectren facility not sitting well with students

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager April 3, 2018

A natural gas plant and solar farm are in the works for Vectren’s A.B.Brown plant in Posey County, just six and a half miles from USI’s campus. Vectren announced in late February that the $900...

The moments of tomorrow

The moments of tomorrow

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer April 18, 2017

The world we live in is a big joke. We literally reside in a living punch line. If you take a moment just to see the irony and humor behind world events you might give off a chuckle. Everyone...

The winter that never happened

The winter that never happened

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor April 4, 2017

Campus has officially been decorated for SpringFest. Hammocks have invaded the grassy areas, students have reclaimed the outdoor picnic tables, and guys in shorts can finally stop pretending they aren’t...

USI relishes clean campus

Paola Marizan April 22, 2014

Chelsie Ours thinks USI's campus is clean, but said she would like to see more student involvement. "I know USI has different programs, but maybe if they gave organizations more incentives for students...

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Jessica Stallings November 19, 2013

The west side of Reflection Lake will soon be home to a 13,800-square-foot Conference Center and an 80 to 90 car parking lot. A private donor paid for the $5 million facility. “We're calling it...

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