The Shield

Letter to the editor

February 28, 2018

Gabi Wy, Thank you for the #MeToo article. Thank you for making it the very first page. Thank you for including personal stories, thoughts, and feelings from others who have experienced sexual assault. Thank you for referring the USI Counseling Center as well. I don't think I would be as happy as I ...

‘I said no’

‘I said no’

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018

Illustration by Megan Thorne Tess Whitesell was ready for college when she moved onto campus the fall of 2015---her spark of excitement still bright. She didn’t know that in a matter of months, she would end up leaving after being raped, bullied and harassed. ‘I do not want to do this’ W...

Win for women, win for all

Win for women, win for all

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 10, 2018

Monday afternoon I received a Facebook message from my mom with a link to Oprah Winfrey’s speech from the Golden Globes. During our phone call a few hours later she asked me if I had watched it yet. She then told me Winfrey’s speech moved her to tears. After this information, I quickly got off the phone and...

To believe or not to believe

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

When I heard that my favorite singer, Melanie Martinez, was accused of sexual assault by her former best friend, I was devastated. Most of the people I knew who also liked her immediately discarded their merchandise and deleted her songs off of their phone when Timothy Heller’s accusation came out....

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