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Adrianna Garcia, 2023-2024 president of the Student Government Association, smiles after her inauguration Wednesday in Carter Hall. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Garcia elected 2023-2024 SGA president in contested race

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor April 27, 2023

The Student Government Association inaugurated a new president, executive board and general assembly Wednesday evening in Carter Hall. Adrianna Garcia, 2022-2023 administrative vice president of the...

Aracely Chavez, staff writer of The Shield, holds up a copy of Unmasked: The Story of How COVID-19 Affected the University of Southern Indiana at the Unmasking USI event Monday on The Quad.

Gallery: Unmasking USI marks first event hosted by APB, SGA, The Shield

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 26, 2023

Unmasking USI was the first event hosted by the Activities Programming Board, the Student Government Association and The Shield. This event featured the release of The Shield's 56-page magazine Unmasked:...

(From left to right) JoJo Butler, junior business administration major, DaJour Howard, junior psychology major and Anh Truong, sophomore marketing major, lay on a file of black masks Feb. 24 during The Shields Unmasked Photo Shoot.

The Shield announces magazine “Unmasked,” SGA, APB partnered kickoff event

Shield Staff April 18, 2023

The Shield is excited to announce we have been working on a special edition magazine titled "Unmasked: Unmasking the Story of How COVID-19 Affected the University of Southern Indiana." This 56-page...

SGA elections begin April 17-24, and inauguration will occur April 26. (Graphic by Alyssa DeWig)

SGA to begin elections for 2023-2024 academic year

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor April 12, 2023

Student Government Association begins elections for the 2023-2024 academic year April 17-24, and inauguration will occur April 26. Webster said several positions are open for elections, but the roles...

Mariah Hief, junior psychology major, and Katelyn Runyan, president of Feminist Majority Alliance, smile behind their booth at Condom Carnival Wednesday in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center. The booth featured stickers, lube and booklets promoting sexual education and health. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Feminist Majority Alliance hosts Condom Carnival to promote sexual education, health

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor April 5, 2023

Feminist Majority Alliance hosted Condom Carnival Wednesday in the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center. The event was originally planned to be hosted on The Quad, but due to weather conditions, it...

The first free menstrual product dispenser hangs on the wall in the womens bathroom on the first floor of the Health Professions Center. The Student Government Association will be implementing other free menstrual product dispensers on campus. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

SGA implements first free menstrual product dispenser on campus

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor November 8, 2022

The Student Government Association began the process of placing free menstrual product dispensers in women’s restrooms across campus in late October. The first dispenser was placed on the first floor...

Students greet various organizations on The Quad during PrideFest Friday. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Center for Campus Life presents first campus Pridefest

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor October 26, 2022

A crowd of students hovered on The Quad and could be seen from the University Center. Colorful trees with red and orange leaves framed the scene. Rainbow stickers and pride flags were distributed amongst...

Pridefest is an event hosted by Center for Campus Life. It will take place on The Quad Friday from 12-4 p.m. (Graphic by Maliah White)

Center for Campus Life to host first campus Pridefest

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor October 19, 2022

Center for Campus Life will host the first campus Pridefest Friday on The Quad from 12-4 p.m.  Brianna Aldana, student coordinator for gender and sexuality resources, proposed the idea of a campus...

Taegan Garner, SGA president, and Adrianna Garcia, administrative vice president for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee for SGA, smile in front of their SGA table. The table was set up at the Latinx Heritage Festival to welcome students with stickers. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

SGA EDI committee hosts campus’s first Latinx Heritage Festival

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor September 28, 2022

Walking up to The Quad Wednesday evening, you could feel the cool 65 degree Fahrenheit breeze across your face. The smell of chips and salsa wafts towards your nose. A group of friends and strangers laugh...

Alexandria Allison, sophomore nursing major, and Madison Williams, freshman biology major, selling succulent plants to better Evansville at the Breezeway for Alpha Sigma Tau on Tuesday.

SGA hosts Environmental Week to promote awareness to environmental issues

Bryce West, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

Students promote protecting the environment with Environmental Week and Earth Day celebrations.  The Student Government Association hosted Environmental Week from April 18 to 22, including various...

Taegan Garner, junior political science and sociology major, smiles after she was sworn in as SGA President for 2022-2023 at the SGA General Assembly meeting on Thursday.

SGA inaugurates Garner as SGA president

Shelby Clark and Clare Girten April 25, 2022

Student Government Association inaugurated a new president, executive board and general assembly for the 2022-2023 academic year Thursday evening. The inauguration was held in Forum III.  Tegan...

The price of gas at the Chuckles gas station just off of campus on April 6. The cheapest gas nearby is in Henderson, Ky.

Rising gas prices burden commuter students

Sydney Lawson, Feature Editor April 7, 2022

For students who live on campus or at the nearby apartments, higher gas prices means it is more expensive to go off campus. For students who drive a long distance to campus, driving to class itself can...

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