The Shield

Traveling reveals, not changes

Traveling reveals, not changes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 27, 2018

I always imagined that going overseas would change you. In a way, maybe, but I would argue going overseas reveals you, not changes you. It reveals the person you are, the person you want to be, challenges your prejudices and reveals ones you didn’t think were there. I think that is important. I...

Freedom of religion

Bailey Meenach, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

I have heard the term freedom of religion every day since I started school. It is a right granted by the United States Constitution. Lately, I have noticed a downward spiral of rights granted by the Constitution, leading me to wonder who actually has religious freedom? I experience being unable ...

‘The first step to unity’

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

As I sat in the breezeway between UC East and West I watched hundreds of people pass by over a period of two hours. These people, although mostly white and presumably Christian, did include handfuls of diverse individuals. Around me sat people from other campus organizations at their decorated tables promoting Greek life, charities, and other groups. Each table attracted its fair share of people – except mine.

World Wide Web View

World Wide Web View

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016

Megan Dickens struggled for years with the concept of homosexuality. The graphic design alumna grew up in a small, mostly conservative Indiana town, where she was taught that same-sex relationships were sinful. “When I started college, there seemed to be a very large push for the gay community,” Dickens ...

‘All I see is Christian’

‘All I see is Christian’

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 24, 2016

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical differences in opinion, beliefs and culture. This week, The Shield explored religious civility on camp...

Author to speak out about religious freedom

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016

Os Guinness has written 30 books about religious freedom and the problems surrounding it and traveled the world to talk about the subject.

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