The Shield

Transportation troubles

Transportation troubles

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Transportation is not as easy as it may seem for some students on campus. Many students are not comfortable with driving or simply do not have a car. It is even more difficult for international students who are traveling abroad in the United States and do not have a U.S. license. Loc Duong, a stud...

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Expo promotes ‘eating and learning together’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer

February 24, 2017

Students and faculty filed through the doors of Carter Hall Friday as the smells of the International Food Expo filled the air. The International Club hosts the yearly event, and it serves as a way for students from the 23 countries represented to offer a taste of traditional cuisines from their homelands t...

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...

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 30, 2016

In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out her opinion on U.S. politics.

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 23, 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 find out her opinion on U.S. politics and her experience at a Donald Trump Rally.

Students expand “taste bud horizons”

Students expand “taste bud horizons”

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 20, 2016

This year’s annual International Food Expo featured 22 countries Friday at Carter Hall. The students cooked common foods from their countries Thursday night to prep for the expo, which featured a fashion show, food, music and entertainment.

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 10, 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 revisited Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to see how sexuality is perceived in Palestine versus the U.S.

Far from familiar: International insights

Far from familiar: International insights

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 20, 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 will follow Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine; Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, West Africa and Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay.

International students to experience American Thanksgiving in Chicago

Rachel Christian

November 18, 2014

Tom Gibbons isn't going home for Thanksgiving this year, but it's hard to blame him. His hometown is nearly 4,000 miles away. Gibbons, a sophomore history major, is from Warrington, England, about halfway between Liverpool and Manchester. This year, he is one of dozens of international students...

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