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Fall Festival worth sacrifice

Members of Delta Zeta stand in front of their booth, the only pink painted booth at Fall Fest. The university Greek Life are just a few of the organizations that participate in the popular Evansville event.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 26, 2017

  During Fall Fest, Nathan Popp skips all his classes. The junior economics major is the chairman for Phi Delta Theta’s Fall Festival booth and said, being the chairman, he is pretty much forced to miss school during that week. The West Side Nut Club will be hosting the 96th annu...

One last song

One last song

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 29, 2017

Sarah Rogers Trinity Gravens tucked a stray golden curl behind her ear, revealing her yellow plastic hoop earrings. Down the deserted halls of Mater Dei high school, the auditorium echoed with cheers and applause from family, friends and community members. The homeschooled junior sat against the ...

Parading the decades

Jennifer Laval (left) and Steve Craven (right), both USI alumni, wave to the crowd as they are taken down Franklin Street on the university’s float Saturday. Laval and Craven were two of the ten university alumni and students meant to represent the five decades of the university’s existence.

Nick Leighty

October 14, 2015

It was silent along Franklin Street Saturday as people huddled together to get the best view. Everyone waited patiently for the event to start. The intercom blared, signaling the start of the annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival parade. The Fall Festival parade on Saturday was a special one for t...

‘Every Chord’ could break records

Damien Burge

September 17, 2014

An organization on Franklin Street will attempt to break the Guinness World Record this Saturday for most guitars played in an ensemble. Chris Howard, marketing director for  Every Chord Counts said the event will help unite the Evansville area. “We wanted to make a statement that Evansvil...

USI alum to open bar on Franklin

Bobby Shipman

August 20, 2014

A USI alumnus plans to open a new Franklin Street bar before Fall Festival festivities kick off. Britt Wilson, who graduated from USI in 2002 with a degree in public relations, took over Ken's Out Arounds Tavern 12 years ago after 
he spent several years as a bartender at the bar on Claremont Avenue Wilson's...

Franklin Street welcomes new cafe

Ariana Beedie

March 20, 2013

Boasting a combination of art, coffee, food, spirits and music, PG, a new cafe on Franklin Street, is creating much buzz in the community. Owner Todd Huber created PG because it was a place he wanted Evansville to have when he was young. “I came back to Evansville wanting to create a place to have peo...

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