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Students advocate for change at oratorical competition

Kassandra Santos, a junior communications major, won first place for her speech at the Black History Month Oratorical Competition

Christian Lewis, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

When Kassandra Santos began her oration, impassioned attention fell within the audience. Listeners leaned forward, experiencing a passionate presentation, which ambitiously discussed and challenged an uneasy issue: immigration.   D'Angelo Taylor, the assistant director of the multicultural center, hosted The...

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

In recent years the topic of immigration has become more and more controversial because of growing concerns in regards to the economy. However, there is a lot more to immigration than what meets the eye.  USI College Democrats hosted an event on Oct. 29 to educate students on immigration and the ...

‘A different America’

On March 27 in Carter Hall, guest speaker David W. Haines gives a speech on immigration and shows illustrations with strong emotional value towards immigration.

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2017

Immigration continues to be a topic of debate both at the university and abroad. David Haines, a professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at George Mason University, presented his discussion “Refuge in America” in Carter Hall Wednesday night. The discussion was centralized around Haines...

Reaction and response

Reaction and response

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

February 9, 2017

Heidi Gregori-Gahan was in Washington D.C. when the executive order regarding immigration and refugees was announced. The executive order set forth by President Donald Trump halts immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also bars Syrian refugees indefinite...

Former students respond to executive order

Former students respond to executive order

Megan Thorne

February 2, 2017

Sandrita Sanabria believes that Donald Trump does not represent the American people she knows. Sanabria, a former university international student from Paraguay said although she expected Trump to win the presidential election, she was shocked to hear about the executive order. “When you think about...

Empathy not executive orders

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2017

I hate the term alien. Like children with tear-streaked dirty faces are from another planet. I do not understand how Americans can have such a disdain for immigrants, and then turn around and say how sad it is that people in other countries are living through atrocities. You would think the a...

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