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Arabic instructor spreads acceptance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features

Mervat Odeh can single-handedly write, photograph, print and distribute a newspaper in the midst of chaos. “[In Palestine] it was a really hot war zone,” the Arabic instructor said. “Some days there would be no power, but we would still have to publish. We would literally hand the paper to peo...

Students lobby for press freedom bill

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under News

High school and collegiate journalists from across Indiana are taking their grievances to the Indiana state legislature. House Bill 1130 will require school corporations and state educational institutions to adopt policies that will protect student journalists. The bill is a product of the New Voice...

‘No good journalists’

‘No good journalists’

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Last week local journalist Brad Byrd spoke to an audience of 20 about the dark side of social media. Among other topics, Byrd addressed the allegation that all media is biased. As a journalism major writing for The Shield, I will admit it is a little annoying to have a prerequisite of sneaky, biased...

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under News

Rain drops raced down the freshly washed windows as the chatter filled room hushed to an expectant silence. Brad Byrd, lead news anchor for Eyewitness News, cleared his throat and thanked the room of 20 people for taking the time to hear him speak. Byrd began by explaining that even though social...

Community remembers retired professor, Shield adviser

Community remembers retired professor, Shield adviser

Jessica Stallings

December 3, 2013


Filed under News

Ronald 'Ron' Roat died of natural causes Thanksgiving Day at his home in Ludington, Mich. That's how the author, former journalism professor and longtime adviser to The Shield would have wanted the lede written, 2007 graduate Amelia Hooper said. She remembers Roat explaining to her Basic Report...

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