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Respecting Journalists

Respecting Journalists

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2018

Over the past year, I have seen stories about how journalists have been disrespected, attacked and treated like scum. As a journalist, all of those things were heartbreaking to watch, and it is scary to believe that this is the current world we are living in. For the past 10 weeks, I have been ...

Intern finds valuable learning at SS&C

Intern finds valuable learning at SS&C

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield

February 1, 2017

Abigail Bridges sits down at her desk to finish her reports in the large, open ground floor of the two story building. On her desk are two computer screens, from which her mouse moves back and forth, as she transfers information from one window to another. The senior finance major is one of the fou...

‘Removing the blinders’

‘Removing the blinders’

Shayla Hughes, Special to The Shield

January 25, 2017

Jordan Stewart tried to squeeze through a narrow doorway holding a pile of decorations, but the long blue present caught on one side. Her sister, Jessica Stephens, gave her a nudge that caused them both to laugh as she was freed into the large dining hall filled with round tables draped in white clot...

‘The art of educated guessing’

‘The art of educated guessing’

Sarah Rogers, Special to The Shield

January 18, 2017

As part of the 2016 Basic Reporting class students wrote about a student and their internships. Student journalists were able to follow students during a day of their internship while others found students with an independent study. The projects ranged from working in the coroner’s office to resear...

Lilly grant brings internship oppurtunities to USI students

Mason Bianford

October 28, 2014

If it wasn't for the Lilly Grant, Zane Ubelhor may not have gotten the engineering internship he enjoys today. "They probably wouldn’t even be looking for interns at USI," Ubelhor said, regarding his internship at Jasper Engines and Transmissions. "If it wasn’t for that opportunity, I never would...

Sales Team competes nationally, internationally

Ariana Beedie

April 3, 2013

USI Sales Team competed at the National College Sales Competition last month and placed 46th out of 65 universities. The National College Sales Competition (NCSC) takes place annually at Kennesaw State University. The sales team consists of a few business majors that have an interest in sales. Each ...

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