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Petition created for student removed off campus due to Tourette syndrome

Petition created for student removed off campus due to Tourette syndrome

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2020

A student was reportedly asked to leave campus after several reports to Public Safety due to his Tourette syndrome on Monday. Seth Pressler, a freshman, suffers from Tourette syndrome and he is physically and mentally unable to control it. Tourette syndrome is a disorder that involves repetitiv...

Petition sparks request for pass/fail option

Petition sparks request for pass/fail option

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

March 28, 2020

A “concerned student” started a petition to convince USI to change the grading system to a pass/fail option for the remainder of the semester after the university switched to online courses due to COVID-19. The petition requests a pass/fail option for a number of reasons, including the “great deal of stress and anxiety across the student body.” Another reason is since USI is a diverse school, there are international and out-of-state students who were ...

Student petitions for gender neutral bathrooms

Student petitions for gender neutral bathrooms

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 25, 2020

Sydney Mitchell said she believes with the varying genders existing on campus, every student should feel included and safe while using the restroom. The junior social work major and gender studies representative for the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Advisory Council started a petition to get gende...

Busy students want athletic events streamed live

Busy students want athletic events streamed live

Rachel Christian

February 11, 2014

Sophomore biology major Chris Ambrose is tired of missing basketball games because he has to study. One night, as he was walking to the library, an idea came to him: wouldn't it be cool if he and his friends could watch a live stream of the game on SETV-12 while they studied? Ambrose talked...

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure

Jessie Hellmann

February 5, 2014

Junior Audrey Maxwell received a call from a friend this year saying she found four kittens outside of her on-campus apartment. Not wanting to break campus policy prohibiting pets, she left the kittens outside. Two froze to death overnight. “I drove and picked up the remaining kittens and h...

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