The Shield

Business Manager, Cobi Schieferstein, Editor-in-Cheif, Shelby Clark and Sports Editor, Pat Baker, stand at The Shields booth during the Fall Student Involvement Fair September 1, 2021.

Editorial: The Shield enters a new era during the pandemic

Editorial Staff September 8, 2021

The Shield is in a semester of positive transition.  After a year of operating under a pandemic, The Shield has recently made changes and is looking at a bright future. Since the start of the pandemic,...

Ryan Shields, a freshman civil engineering major.

Something Lost, Something Gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID part 3

Josh Meredith and Shelby Clark March 31, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, over 551,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

Carmyn Torres, sophomore radiologic and imaging major.

Something lost, something gained: Students reflect on a year of COVID Part 2

Josh Meredith and Shelby Clark March 18, 2021

March marks one year since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. As of this week, over 538,000 Americans lost their lives to COVID-19.  Despite the devastation the pandemic caused, many found something...

Graphic: A COVID prom king and queen

Students are registering for an in-person prom 

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Students are able to register for an in-person prom with a 150 person capacity. The Activities Programming Board will be holding a prom for students that missed their high-school proms because of the...

Students adjust to learning, living in the pandemic

Students adjust to learning, living in the pandemic

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

From adjusting as a senior to finding one’s place as a freshman, students faced many challenges during the Fall 2020 semester.  Students are required to adapt to learning during a pandemic. The Fall...

image of the University Center and cone in winter

Pandemic teaching: Stress vomiting, new technology and new appreciations

Shelby Clark and Hayden Olberding February 2, 2021

Professors and faculty share what they learned and experienced from the Fall 2020 semester, from stress vomiting to learning new technology. Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat had the unique challenge...

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.

Please take care of yourself

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2020

2020 has been a weird, stressful year to say the very least.  In March we went on spring break not realizing the only time we would be back on campus was to move out. Now, we’re back and balancing...

WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

WWE is sticking it out and saving my sanity

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor May 8, 2020

A dark room suddenly lit up by laser lights and an overhead panel showing an athlete’s name. The crowd’s roar and holding of homemade signs while wrestlers throw each other around and out of the ring...

USI reports second COVID-19 case

USI reports second COVID-19 case

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor May 7, 2020

The university was informed that an employee was tested positive for COVID-19 making this the second case at USI. The test was performed on April 28, and the employee was only authorized to be on the...

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic

How to stay financially responsible during the pandemic

Riley Guerzini, Editor in Chief April 21, 2020

It’s easy to get carried away with frivolous spending when you’re bored, sitting around most of the day. Online shopping only makes the problem worse as you can spend hundreds of dollars at the...

Graduate Cailan Walters paints a flamingo in her room April 4. Walters said she is spending her newly found free time doing new hobbies.

Students try to stay focused despite distractions at home

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2020

Students were forced from their campus housing in mid-March, a move that sent them back to their parent’s house or other residence. This can be problematic but they’re making the most of it. “I...

An empty classroom

Pass/fail option a policy that works for everyone involved

Will Phillips, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

Classes around the world are now fully transitioned to online-learning over COVID-19 concerns in order to keep staff, students and the community safe and healthy. Because of this, the University has decided...

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