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Sometimes romane doesn’t play out the way we want to. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

Opinion: Valentine’s Day is about more than romance

Abby Sink, Staff writer February 14, 2022

When I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me that school always came first.  I had been raised on fairy tales about true love and all the magic and fairy dust that came with it. Naturally,...

Students express mixed feelings about the Division I feasibility study. President Ronald Rochon announced Sept. 27 that the university would be studying the feasibility of transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I.

Opinion: Students have mixed feelings about DI, it’s easy to see why

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor December 6, 2021

When President Ronald Rochon revealed the university is studying the plausibility of transitioning university athletics from NCAA Division II to Division I, it expectedly caused a stir. Faculty, students,...

A look at 53 years of The Shield

A look at 53 years of The Shield

Editorial Staff October 14, 2021

The Shield turns 53 Friday. The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. After three issues, the newspaper was renamed The Shield. The Shield established its website,,...

Art of argument

Art of argument

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor April 18, 2017

The United States is a pretty diverse place. There are over 310 religions and denominations, differing political stances and a wide array of cultures. Yet it seems all we want to do is talk with...

Award season attempts to get political

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer February 21, 2017

Men and women love to see the different gowns and risque outfits that musicians and celebrities wear to the Grammys and the Oscars. Recently, the 59th Grammy Awards show aired. Being the first award...

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