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Addie LaRue written by  V.E. Schwab tells the story of Addie LaRues never ending life.

Addie LaRue is a girl out of time with all the time in the world

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

From the first page of V.E. Schwab’s “Addie LaRue,” I knew this story was going to be special. The captivating writing style and mysterious, whimsical characters made my heart leap by the end of...

Same-sex marriage ban blurs churchs future

Same-sex marriage ban blurs church’s future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 22, 2019

Becoming an LGBTQ clergywoman in the United Methodist Church is not an option for Emma Loane. Loane, a former youth pastor at Newburgh United Methodist Church, said she was sad about the UMC General...

Polite prejudice not polite

Polite prejudice not polite

Emma Corry, Staff Writer February 12, 2019

There may not be a more frustrating sentence in the English language than, “I don’t mind LGBT people. I just don’t agree with their lifestyle”. The concept of “not agreeing” with LGBT people...

SAGA to host Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe

SAGA to host ‘Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe’

Austin Lewis , Staff Writer November 8, 2017

USI photo services The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) has been extra busy this semester pumping out event after event. The most recent event the organization held was the LGBTQ Spiritual Conversational...

Mary Stoll, Associate Professor of Philosophy, answers a question from the audience in response to the National Geographic documentary “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. Stoll sat on the panel with two other university faculty members, and two SAGA students.

‘There is a lack of understanding’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor November 2, 2017

Jenn Horn said there are always people behind labels. "People have always put each other into categories,” the instructor of English said. “But those individuals are human beings whether we...

Students and SAGA members participate in a panel discussion about how to be religious and also be involved in the LGBTQ community. Panel discussion leaders helped facilitate discussions, guide, and ask questions.

SAGA event combines religious, LGBTQ beliefs

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer October 24, 2017

Landon Davis was one of the only people in the room who didn’t follow a Christian based religion. The freshman political science major was one the many students who attended the LGBTQ Spiritual...

Anika Cunningham, freshman English literature major, participates in tie-dying at the event hosted by SAGA in honor of National Coming Out Day Wednesday evening.

SAGA celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor October 12, 2017

Josie “JJ” Jackson spent their formative years attending Catholic school. The senior communications major was raised by conservative and traditional parents who taught them that anything untraditional...

Students aim to start LGBT+ sorority

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief February 3, 2017

Just a week ago an LGBT sorority on the university campus was only an idea. Now, under the direction of Sam Monsen, an art education major, the idea is taking form. Monsen was talking to a few friends...

‘It generally is of benefit to be out’

Bobby Shipman October 8, 2014

The experience of “coming out of the closet” varies tremendously from person to person. Stephanie Cunningham, the outreach coordinator and staff therapist at the Counseling Center, said that depending...

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