The Shield

The new revolution: playing piggyback

Jake Tapley

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 recent legislation for gay marriage. I just hope that all of these people consciously made the decision...

USI Secret Admirers: Flattering or freaky?

Shannon Hall

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 “liked” the page. But I do not like the idea behind it at all. The page allows people to submit a...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

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 such intrusions into my personal time and space time consuming and simply annoying.  However, thi...

Child abuse: a preface

Meredith Harris

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 to push the pillow from my face. His other hand pushed the pillow down as I turned my head to...

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

Jake Tapley

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 usually known for. We are trailing far behind in “the pursuit of happiness.” Read More &ra...

Dodge the ball: It’s just a game

Jimmy Pyles

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 yourself - in other words, a grade-school game known only as dodgeball. The game is slowly being tak...

Don’t hit me: Dodgeball can be bullying

James Vaughn

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 the whistle blew, I’d just stand there shielding myself while two or three balls flew toward me. ...

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

Ariana Beedie

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 of THC and two grams of cocaine via mail and was apprehended in his on campus apartment. The drug...

iGood: iPads in library start to a new standard

Jake Tapley

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 little tablets from the library, which I think is a great thing. I think this is just a taste of what...

iBad: iPads in library not cost effective

Jimmy Pyles

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 lot of professors don’t even allow students to use laptops and tablets in class, but when th...

Keep it Calm

Jimmy Pyles

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 about resting and making that push through April to summer, or graduation for some people. Read More »...

Seize the Break

Jake Tapley

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 by people who probably did the same thing when they were in college. So what’s the big deal?...

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