The Shield

The new revolution: playing piggyback

April 10, 2013

In the past few weeks, I have noticed many people changing their Facebook profile pictures to a white equal sign with a red background in support of marriage equality - in particular, in support of the...

USI Secret Admirers: Flattering or freaky?

April 10, 2013

With more than 1,000 likes on Facebook, USI Secret Admirers is gaining an incredible audience - an incredible audience that wastes time on an added layer of anonymity. First, I will be transparent: I...

Letter to the editor

April 10, 2013

As I walked from the library to class today, I was accosted by multiple individuals attempting to get me to support their causes or listen to what each had to say. I did my best to ignore them all, finding...

Child abuse: a preface

April 10, 2013

Editor’s Note: In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Staff Writer Meredith Harris will give personal accounts of abuse and how to help prevent child abuse. He pinned my arms down as I struggled...

Perpetuating a cycle: Evansville is 8th ranked ‘Most Miserable City in America’

April 3, 2013

According to an article on BusinessInsider.com, Evansville has been ranked eighth on “The 11 Most Miserable Cities in America.” This is way more disappointing that the obesity and the meth labs we’re...

Dodge the ball: It’s just a game

April 3, 2013

Two teams divided by a line on the floor, each individual equipped with a rubber ball to throw at opposing members, the aim being to eliminate the other team’s players while trying not to be eliminated...

Don’t hit me: Dodgeball can be bullying

April 3, 2013

Dodgeball – the word I feared more than anything when I walked into my elementary school gym. And I’m positive I’m not the only one. I rarely ever tried actually dodging what was coming at me. When...

You got busted: ‘Nothing wrong with a little background check’

March 27, 2013

In the February 7 issue of The Shield, my fellow staff members reported “USI guest director arrested for cocaine, marijuana possession” about Gerald McIntyre. The guest director received three grams...

iGood: iPads in library start to a new standard

March 27, 2013

If you have been reading The Shield lately, I’m sure you are familiar with the newest technological innovation that the university is trying out - iPads. Students are now able to check out these fun...

iBad: iPads in library not cost effective

March 27, 2013

The library just got 40 iPads for student to check out for a week at a time. Congratulations - the building that promotes studying just gave students a tool to procrastinate even more than we already do. A...

Keep it Calm

March 6, 2013

Spring Break is when students travel to the promised lands known as Panama and Mexico to get so drunk they forget everything they have been taught this semester. Take it easy, guys. Spring Break is...

Seize the Break

March 6, 2013

Spring Break is often characterized as being the week where college students let loose and go wild. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Taking a trip to Panama is frequently given a bad reputation...

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