The Shield

Growing in cultural awareness, mutual learning

Shiho Hironaka, a first year graduate student studying second languages, writes Kanji on the board during a tutoring session.

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019

Professor Kaho Sakaue wanted to help students to better understand the cultures around them. As a second-semester faculty member from Japan, Sakaue introduced a conversation program to USI at the beginning of the spring semester to challenge students to break outside of formalities. Conversation Partner is an uno...

‘Flame in the Mist’ full of female empowerment

'Flame in the Mist' full of female empowerment

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

A purpose in life is what people strive for, but when a purpose is constructed by someone else, how will you be able to make it your own?   In "Flame in the Mist” by Renée Ahdieh, the daughter of a samurai is sent off to be married to a prince. Mariko, the filial daughter she is, agrees to ...

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