The Shield

‘A strengthening experience’

Junior English major Deena Bregheith laughs with Raheil Inaim, a childhood friend, on FaceTime Tuesday at The Loft. Inaim grew up with Bregheith in Palestine but moved to Canada after high school and they only see each other when Inaim visits her home country.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

May 6, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to hear about her U.S. experience. The Shield: What was your experience like in the United States...

Ecuadorian students feel aftershocks of quake

Gabi Wy, News Editor

May 2, 2016

When Facebook friends asked Hans Bernabe if his family was alright, he had no clue what was going on. The senior business management major said when he found out there was a major earthquake in Ecuador last week, he worriedly messaged his cousins. Bernabe is half-Ecuadorian, and most of his father’s fa...

Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

(Right to left) German international student Tim Haverkock jokes around with freshman history major Logan Tedrow, Paraguayan international student Sandrita Sanabria and German international student Sandra Quest Tuesday by Reflection Lake. Many international students will head back to their home countries after this semester. Sanabria wanted to get her friends together before they part ways.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

April 13, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to hear her reflect on her entire student experience. The Shield: What have y...

Far From Familiar: From giraffes to squirrels

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 18, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, Africa to find out about his spring break and cultural differences he has noticed recently.

Far from familiar: International flavors

Sandra Sanabria, a junior international studies major, shares a dish from Paraguay, her home country during the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 24, 2016

In this weekly series, The Shield revisited Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to see what it was like to represent her country at the International Food Expo.

Far from familiar: Travel, trouble and pizza

Soleymane Mamane Illia, a junior english major, sits outside

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 18, 2016

The Shield revisited Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, Africa, to find out about his trip to Chicago and his recent experiences.

Far from Familiar: Snow place like home

Junior international studies major Sandrita Sanabria makes a snow angel for the first time in her life in the Quad on Thursday. Sanabrita is from Paraguay, so the recent winter weather has been her first experience with snow.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 28, 2016

The Shield revisited with Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay to see how she was doing a week after we spoke with her. This past week, she has enjoyed Arabian food, a snowstorm, went to Pump it Up and had a snowball fight.

International student turns to GoFundMe for help with tuition

Photo courtesy of Judener Fontilus

Rachel Christian

December 2, 2014

Growing up at an orphanage in Haiti, Judener Fontilus dreamed of coming to the United States for college. But the sophomore occupational therapy major didn't know he would face financial troubles once he got here. The Haiti Christian Orphanage, where Fontilus and his older brother Frantz lived, is...

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