The Shield

Student veteran explores personal struggles in new book

Anthony Farina, vice president of the student veterans association, authored a book titled

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2020

Traversing the complexity of mental illness can cause some to break down and lose hope. For others, it inspires them to make a change. “It can get really bad, but if you sit there and look for that purpose, that light is going to eventually show,” said Anthony Farina, vice president of the student ...

Dental students offer free services for veterans

Senior dental hygiene major Mackenzie Roll performs a check-up on veteran Michah Bahr. Bahr served in the U.S. Navy from 2004-2012 and gets his dental service for free from the USI Dental Hygiene Clinic. He said the program is “pretty cool” and he likes to help the dental students get real life experience when he comes in for his cleaning.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The USI Dental Hygiene Clinic will be providing free dental cleaning, fluoride, and x-rays to military veterans on Feb. 24-28. The dental clinic is working with USI’s Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center to provide special appointments for local veterans.    Appointments are now being scheduled and r...

Federal research partnership focuses on pyrotechnic pollutants

Kyle Brown, a senior mechanical engineering major, works hands on for a lab during his engineering strength of materials course last semester in the Business and Engineering Center.

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

November 13, 2018

USI and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division strengthened a decade-long relationship with a new research agreement last month.   The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), signed Oct. 22, outlines the legal framework for USI labs and the federal labs at NSWC Crane to...

Students discover passions through ROTC

Students discover passions through ROTC

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Photo courtesy of USI photo services Katlyn Winnick said she has always known she wanted to major in nursing but never considered being a nurse in the army until someone mentioned the idea. Winnick said she quickly realized that was exactly what she wanted to do and ROTC was the best way to follo...

‘I want to be a voice for my community’

'I want to be a voice for my community'

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 13, 2018

Photo courtesy of Christopher Weyer Christopher Weyer started working at 15 years old, and for as long as he could remember, he knew he wanted to serve his country. The senior political science, international studies and Spanish major tried to join the military at 17 years old but was told he n...

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