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Tracy Archuleta, head baseball coach, gives Gavin Morris, 2022 freshman pitcher, command Apr. 23. Morris was the second pitching change in the game against Lewis University and struck out two batters over four innings.

Analysis: USI baseball looks to compete in first OVC season

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer February 15, 2023

Baseball will enter its first Division I season coming back from a 21-28 campaign in 2022. However, the team has 16 transfer students coming in, hoping to push the program to a competitive first season. The...

Members of the Black Student Union smile during one of their weekly meetings Wednesday, Feb. 1 in University Center East 2207. (Photo by Bryce West)

Black Student Union — ‘a safe haven’ for students on campus

Bryce West and Anthony Rawley February 15, 2023

The Black Student Union is a student organization on campus serving as a safe space for Black students. BSU brings students together weekly to discuss the Black community. The meetings are held Wednesdays...

Rick Stein, head coach of the womens basketball team, talks to his players during a timeout against Oakland City University Nov. 7 at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Reynolds Report: Reactions return

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer January 25, 2023

I wrote an article Nov. 10 about my overreactions to the first men’s and women’s basketball games of the season. Let’s take a look back at these games to see if both teams are still playing as they...

Randi Raff, volleyball head coach, fired after first Division I season as head coach. Raff finished her four years at USI with a 56-60 record.

USI parts ways with women’s volleyball head coach

Eric Reynolds, Sports Writer November 23, 2022

USI Athletics announced Wednesday afternoon head volleyball coach Randi Raff would not return next season after the women's volleyball team ended the 2022-2023 season 1-28.  “We will be looking for...

Jade Smith, freshman nursing major, works on her laptop in one of the group study rooms on the second floor of the David L. Rice Library around 4 p.m. Thursday.

USI, surrounding area experience power outage Thursday

Shield Staff November 3, 2022

8:15 p.m. update: Power was restored around 8 p.m. to USI's campus including student housing. 7:00 p.m. update: USI buildings continue to be without power. Midwest CenterPoint Energy updated their...

Jacob Polokovich, senior forward, hangs out with the mens basketball team during Media Day Oct. 4 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Jacob Polakovich plans return to men’s basketball in December

Quinton Watt, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

Jacob Polakovich, senior forward, has been out of basketball play for a few months with a Jones foot fracture. Polaokovich plans on returning to the court Dec. 11 against Indiana State University in the...

Ashlyn Thompson and Faith Peak imitate the Young Life symbol in front of their Fall Festival booth. The hand symbol is a Y and L for Young Life. The Young Life booth has been #77, located in the same spot, for the past 20 years. (Photo courtesy of Raychel Guiser)

Campus organizations feature booths at Evansville annual Fall Festival

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor October 5, 2022

Several campus organizations set up booths with various foods and treats at Evansville’s 101st annual Fall Festival.  These organizations have been setting up booths annually on Franklin Street for...

(Left to right) Curt Gilstrap, Steve Wozniak, Connie Romain and Ronald Romain stand together Wednesday night in Screaming Eagles Arena before Wozniak signed Apple memorabilia. The products signed by Wozniak where donated to the USI Foundation.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, speaks on campus

Ian Young and Shelby Clark March 31, 2022

Amidst storm sirens and severe thunderstorm warnings students, faculty and the Evansville community gather in the Screaming Eagles Arena Wednesday night to listen to Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of...

Luba Piechn, an Evansville resident from Ukraine came to USI to join the protest. She proudly waved her Ukrainian flag and handed flags to several of her fellow protestors.

Local Ukrainian joins students in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

A woman arrived in Evansville after visiting her children and grandson in Ukraine one week before the first bomb hit Ukraine. On Wednesday, she walked up the stairs outside of the David L. Rice Library...

Makayla Schirmer and Hairo Rivas are crowned 2022s Homecoming Majesties.

Gallery: Homecoming 2022 crowning ceremony

Josh Meredith, Chief Photo Editor February 13, 2022

Myths and Facts about the transition to Division I.

5 common myths about Division I

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Myth: Tuition is going to go up by thousands of dollars.  Fact: Tuition will not increase. A student fee will be implemented over a four-year plan. At the end of four years, the final annual student...

President Ronald Rochon (left) and Jon Mark Hall (right), university athletic director, listen as Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Commissioner, speaks at the press conference Wednesday.

USI joins Ohio Valley Conference

Quinton Watt, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

The University of Southern Indiana is joining the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). The announcement came from President Ronald Rochon and OVC commissioner, Beth DeBauche at Wednesday’s press conference. “I’m...

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