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Do Apps Really Help Us or Waste Our Time?

Do Apps Really Help Us or Waste Our Time?

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2018

It’s no revelation that smart-phones and today’s highly advanced technology are majorly distracting. It’s no eye-opener to see almost everyone around you with their noses in their phones. It’s how the world has been since the first flood of iPhone obsession. You’ve also probably noticed...

Respecting Journalists

Respecting Journalists

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2018

Over the past year, I have seen stories about how journalists have been disrespected, attacked and treated like scum. As a journalist, all of those things were heartbreaking to watch, and it is scary to believe that this is the current world we are living in. For the past 10 weeks, I have been ...

Testing Trauma

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 9, 2017

I tapped my pencil against the wooden desk, waiting for the answers to transfer from my brain onto my paper. 30 minutes into my exam and I was still on the first page of my test. Students were already handing theirs in, confident in their answers. My palms were sweaty and my face pale with fear i...

Regarding sexytime

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016

Sex. It’s a part of our lives for the good and bad. Recounting sexual exploits is a college tradition. But when you assess the ass you got, what are you really judging? Size? Duration? Intimacy? Looking back on all of my sexual encounters, the ones I have the best memories of all have one thing...

Column: Share the love

Column: Share the love

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 26, 2016

Imagine NCAA sanctioned sports and club sports as fraternal twins. They share 50 percent of the same DNA, but there are visible differences which aid in distinction. Those differences mostly fall under technicalities and surface-level differences. In the way fraternal twins can be easily differentiated ...

Netflix and chill out

Gavin Gaddis

September 30, 2015

Do you find it hard to propose intercourse with your current partner or a potential partner? Don’t worry, from what I can tell my age demographic has corrupted perfectly innocent language into vaguely sexual proposals. Now you too can suggest a trip to the bone zone without fear of rejection. ...

Clearing the air on CampusClarity

Gavin Gaddis

August 19, 2015

When I originally sat down to write this piece I had a thesis. I was full of pith and vinegar, ready to admonish students using Yik Yak to whine about having to complete the two hour CampusClarity sexual abuse awareness exam-thing. Then I took our CampusClarity test for myself. What is the deal with ...

The great Coca-Cola prohibition of 2013

Jimmy Pyles

October 21, 2013

                It's about to get all 1920s at USI after Sodexo put in place their own version of prohibition by stopping the consumption of multiple free refills, and limiting students to just one refill per cup with new Coke machines and cup sensors....

All for all, one for one

Jake Tapley

May 2, 2013

A recent campaign has sparked a sense of pride in some Evansville residents, but I’m not sure why. “We Are Evansville,” which has been largely driven by social media, seeks to prove to the citizens of Evansville that their city is a great place to live and, in fact, not “the 8th most miserable...

Elevating illusions: Campaign video creates false image

Jimmy Pyles

April 24, 2013

I love this university, and when I graduate, I hope that I am fortunate enough to have money to donate to this university that has given me so many opportunities. But the new video USI has put out in hopes to gain more donors through their “Elevating Excellence” capital campaign to reach their goal ...

Stop the Violence, pt. 3: Outlook

Meredith Harris

April 24, 2013

For the next couple of months, I was jumpy, angry and emotionally hurt. The pain slowly ebbed away, and I was left with memories. The memories come back at inopportune times. Whenever I see something on TV where someone is choked or asphyxiated, my hand automatically moves to my throat as a protecti...

Take the good with the bad

Jake Tapley

April 17, 2013

Due to the recent events in Boston and Iraq, the menace that evil poses on society has been brought to the forefront of our collective conscience. When I first saw the footage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, it seemed surreal to me. Honestly, it felt like I was watching a movie. Unfortunat...

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