The Shield

USI ventures into final frontier

The launch of USI's CubeSat from the ISS.

Bowman Clark and Riley Guerzini

February 6, 2019

Five university undergraduate students were finally able to see the 10-by-10-by-30 centimeter satellite launch into the great beyond after two and a half years working on the UNITE CubeSat project. The five active members on the Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer (UNITE) CubeSat te...

USI blasts off into space

USI blasts off into space

Emma Corry and Megan Thorne

November 27, 2018

Editor's note: On November 16, The Shield removed the story from online “To Infinity and beyond: Student satellite set to launch in 2019,” in the November 15 issue, because of an interview with a source who was not involved heavily with the project. The Shield has since removed the source and has a...

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Sci-Fi Novel Falls Short of Potential

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2018

Being the only person in space would be the loneliest experience anyone could ever have, but sometimes there are worse things than being lonely. In Lauren James’s young adult sci-fi novel “The Loneliest Girl in the Universe,”16-year-old Romy Silvers has spent her entire existence aboard the Infinity, a gia...

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