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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...

Informational boards of David L. Rices life and the time he served for the university.

Campus community celebrates first David L. Rice Day

Bryce West, Shelby Clark, and Clare Girten April 2, 2022

Students and the campus community honored David L. Rice, the university’s first president, at the first David L. Rice Day Friday. The event began around 11 a.m. and ended around 1 p.m. in the Rice Plaza.  The...

Erika Uebelhor, SGA attorney general, reads the resolution to create a equity, diversity, and inclusion administrative vice president position to the General Assembly for approval March 3. in Carter Hall The General Assembly unanimously approved the resolution March 3.

SGA forms EDI position, committee

Alyssa DeWig, Staff Writer April 2, 2022

Student Government Association created an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion administrative vice president (AVP) position and committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. Anna Ardelean, president of SGA, signed...

Students with menstrual cycles can purchase hygiene products for 50 centers in quarters in most bathrooms on campus. Student organizations are pushing for them to be free.

Student organizations support women resources

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor March 23, 2022

Student organizations express a need for more free resources available to women. One issue brought to the attention of Student Government Association is the few period products accessible to women on...

Luba Piechn, an Evansville resident from Ukraine came to USI to join the protest. She proudly waved her Ukrainian flag and handed flags to several of her fellow protestors.

Local Ukrainian joins students in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

A woman arrived in Evansville after visiting her children and grandson in Ukraine one week before the first bomb hit Ukraine. On Wednesday, she walked up the stairs outside of the David L. Rice Library...

Sodexo employees serve students in The Loft Wednesday night.

Students want more dining options; Sodexo wants more students

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The campus community wants to see more dining options on campus, but Sodexo is struggling to have enough student participation at campus dining options and enough student workers to provide more dining...

Erika Uebelhor, Student Government Associate attorney general, presents to the General Assembly Feb. 10 on Zoom her motion to update the president and vice-president candidate requirements.

SGA updates election rules after complications in the 2021 election

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2022

The Student Government Association unanimously voted to update the language for vice-president and president candidate requirements during the Zoom General Assembly Feb. 10. The update came as a response...

Student Government Association General Assembly members vote to continue the discussion on SGA freshman representative position Jan. 13. SGA voted in the new SGA freshman representative position on Jan. 20.

SGA adds freshman representative to the General Assembly

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a resolution implementing five voting freshman student representative positions into the SGA General Assembly.  The resolution was introduced to the assembly...

Anna Ardelean, Student Government Association president, hands a KN95 mask and COVID-19 information to Christian Holman, a senior sociology major, Thursday in the University Center West. SGA has been distributing COVID-19 masks in University Center West Wednesday and Thursday.

KN95 masks distributed on campus amidst second week of record breaking COVID-19 cases

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 27, 2022

For the second week in a row, university positive cases of COVID-19 have dramatically increased. Multiple university departments and organizations are working together to distribute KN95 masks on campus...

All students can park in lots A, B, C, D and F during the day for Spring 2022 including residential students who were previously restricted from parking on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during Fall 2021.

All students are allowed to park on campus for Spring 2022

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 17, 2022

Public Safety changed its parking policy for the Spring 2022 semester. The change allows all students to park on campus in lots A, B, C, D and E during the day including residential students who were restricted...

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