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A new year doesn’t mean we have to forget all of the great things we discovered in the past year. Ian Young, staff writer, lists his five favorite albums he discovered in 2021 that he thinks you should be in 2022.

Best listens to bring into the new year

Ian Young, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Time spent indoors due to COVID-19 really exposed me to the deep rabbit hole of music. 2021 had some objectively amazing music, but I would like to take the time to appreciate my personal favorite albums...

Ian Young, staff writer, picks his top 10 music albums of the year.

Best of 2021 Music

Ian Young, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

2021 was an excellent year for music. I feel that this was one of the rare years that every genre got a major release with some quality.  Out of all of this quality, I have chosen ten of my favorite...

From the Archive: Madman… Some Good Cuts

From the Archive: Madman… Some Good Cuts

Bob Blackman, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

Message from 2021-2022 Editorial Staff:  The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. The Shield Staff is celebrating The Shield's 53rd birthday by digitally republishing stories...

Local band “Tapestry” comes to campus

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer January 21, 2020

USI College of Liberal Arts hosts Evansville band, Tapestry on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the USI Foundation through generous donations....

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I...

Performing Arts department to host first-ever faculty piano recital

Performing Arts department to host first-ever faculty piano recital

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer March 11, 2019

The university's Performing Arts department will host a piano recital by instructor in music, Thomas Drury March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center. This event is free and open to the public. The...

Mt. Joy album relatable and symbolic

“Mt. Joy” album relatable and symbolic

Austin Lewis, Sports Editor September 4, 2018

“And here comes Jesus in an Astrovan rolling down the strip again. He's stoned while Jerry plays,” starts out the lyrics to Mt. Joy’s first single “Astrovan.” In just over a year, the small,...

BTS Love Yourself: Answer closes series of self-love

BTS’ “Love Yourself: Answer” closes series of self-love

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor September 4, 2018

The final installment to K-POP group BTS’ “Love Yourself” series has finally dropped and along with the release, the group has smashed YouTube records and earned a spot in the Billboard 200 with...

‘Still in Love’ lyrics hold meaning, tell a story

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Creative Commons The up-and-coming band "Thirdstory" has been publishing youtube videos for over three years, but have only recently announced the dropping of their first album, "Cold Heart" set to...

Rhythm fest rocks campus

Rhythm fest rocks campus

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer September 19, 2017

Brittany Smith Students of every age, gender, and ethnicity came together to sing and rap the lyrics of their favorite songs and enjoy dancing with one another Friday evening at the RFWC.  Julia...

All-American comeback

All-American comeback

Sarah Rogers, Feature Editor August 21, 2017

It has been a long five years since All-American Rejects has made an appearance in the music world. Fans have consoled themselves by listening to the 90s boy-band punk music of All-American Rejects’...

Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor February 9, 2017

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy”...

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