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Things don’t always turned out as planned

Things don't always turned out as planned

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

My time at USI ends in two weeks, and I can’t say I’m excited. I mean, I won’t have to worry about being swamped with homework, but at least after four years, I know what to expect from college. I have no idea what to expect for myself even two months from now. But if there’s anything I’ve learned in ...

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Fall festival lacks appeal of fall season

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Ah, finally October. The weather starts to cool down, scarves, boots and flannels start to make their annual appearances, and the ever so famous Pumpkin Spice everything returns for the season. For the city of Evansville, however, October is especially known for the Fall Festival, the one-week event ...

Class of 2022 Convocation

Jordan Auker, Chief Photographer

August 20, 2018 Convocation here at USI is an event where freshman split off in their own colleges to learn a little more about their professors and the degrees they are studying for. We got to sit down with Victoria Lewis, a freshman Mechanical Engineering major, to talk to us about...

A big fish in a little pond

A big fish in a little pond

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 3, 2018

Photo courtesy of Vanessa Smith The first time Vanessa Smith traveled by herself, she flew to Miami, Florida, as the sole representative of the organization she joined just months before. The freshman public relations and advertising major scouted tables during the involvement fair in the fall, looking...

Freshman overcomes adversity

Clifton Jett, president of the Black Student Union introduces Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 9, 2017

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and was held back,” Jett said. “Since then, I’ve struggled academically. I decided to come to college be...

Roommate Reality

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

January 9, 2017

The probability of being lifelong friends with your freshman roommate is unlikely. The probability incoming freshman will actually believe that is even more unlikely. It seems most students come into college with an expectation that living with someone they have never met before will play out like...

More than a T-Shirt member

Students walking to class often pass by bulletin boards like these filled with information about upcoming events and important information for on campus events.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 24, 2016

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Walking into Welcome Week: New students introduced to college life

Students participate in a chant for their individual colleges during last years Welcome Week. Each college works to be the loudest as they walk into the Physical Activities Center.

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

Moms and dads unloading vans packed with clothes, TV’s and mini-refrigerators, faculty members guiding students around campus and an ice cream and movie night – these are just a few things to discover during this Welcome Week 2016.

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

After unlocking her dorm room for the first time, Fredrick gazes out of her window in Governors Hall. “It’s my new backyard,” she said to her mother, pointing out how green the view is compared to California.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 17, 2016

Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.


Morgan Falconer

August 25, 2015

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