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Students exit the Mets bus on their way to class, March 2021. Bus consistancey has been an issue with students for much longer than this semester.

Give me buses or give me parking: It’s time to address the bus problem

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

9:15 a.m. You wake up early, get ready, make yourself breakfast and drink your morning coffee. It’s chilly, as any early November day would be, and the wind is biting at your exposed ears. Walking all...

Abby Sink shares her opinion about the advising process at the university.

Opinion: Advising needs advising

Abby Sink, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Registration as a first-semester senior was bittersweet. It felt like the beginning of the end of my time at the university. In a way, I suppose it was.  I’m grateful to my advisers here at the university...

The Shield flag Oct.  9, 2021.

From the Archive: Opinion: O.J. Simpson: Morally guilty, but legally not

Carol Hudson, Opinion Editor 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

All for all, one for one

Jake Tapley May 1, 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...

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