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C-Store announces vegan, gluten-free options

C-Store announces vegan, gluten-free options

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Features

Trinity Elledge was working at an orphanage in Thailand when she was asked to help with chores. The freshman social work and criminal justice major quickly agreed as she followed the small girls, thinking she would be helping with the daily sweeping or bed-making. Elledge’s eyes widened as an eight-year-old girl ...

The coffee cup dilemma

The coffee cup dilemma

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Megan Thorne Can I just preface all that is about to follow with the simple statement that I know there are bigger issues in the world? I know there is worldwide hunger, I know there isn’t enough parking on campus, I know the government is shut down, I know bipartisan politics have torn America apart...

More than just a Starbucks cashier

More than just a Starbucks cashier

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Features

Donna Singleton always promised herself she would never become a bitter old woman. Singleton, a 63-year-old university Starbucks employee, was married for 33 years before her husband died of cancer. Singleton met Carl when she was hanging around with some hippies. At 15, she decided she wa...

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high. Director of Dining Services Lamar Patterson said Tapingo originally wanted to charge $5 in fees for each delivery from all of the restaurants across campus. “The de...

‘Being a guardian of planet earth’

‘Being a guardian of planet earth’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features

The Shield The Shield spoke with Rebecca Diamond, the assistant director of dining services and Gregory Dilard, executive chef, about the issue of food waste and measures the university takes to prevent it. The Shield: How does USI prevent food waste? Diamond: Well, several years ago in 201...

New dietary guide offers vegan, vegetarian options

New dietary guide offers vegan, vegetarian options

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under News

For students who didn’t know about all the options dining services provides, Sodexo wanted to make those choices clear. Dining Services launched a new ‘Hot-Spot’ menu at the end of January which lists gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. The menu includes selections from every venue on campus. ...

Tapingo delivery to be unveiled in 2018

Tapingo delivery to be unveiled in 2018

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under News

Starting in 2018, instead of going to Steak ‘N Shake to grab a sandwich, Steak ‘N Shake can come to you. Tapingo, an app that allows customers to order their food from seven locations on campus without waiting in line, is expected to bring their delivery system to the university by fall of 2018. “We w...

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under News

USI dining services began offering a new food-ordering app Tapingo on campus Monday. The app allows customers to order food or drinks from anywhere on campus and pick it up within the designated time. The Shield sat down with Food Service General Manager Lamar Patterson to discuss the app and how it w...

‘A clean bill of health’

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under News

Katherine Draughon and Lamar Patterson visited Student Government Association last week to update the members on accreditation and the Sodexo. Representatives from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the six national accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education, will visit USI fr...

Chick-Fil-A, Steak ‘n Shake confirmed for fall

Chick-Fil-A, Steak ‘n Shake confirmed for fall

Gabi Wy, News Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under News

Chick-Fil-A and Steak ‘n Shake will officially replace Burger King and Archie’s Pizzeria, Sodexo Operations Manager Rebecca Diamond said. She said Sodexo aims to have both eateries open Aug. 15, the Monday prior to the start of school. “Just last week or so, Chick-Fil-A finally sent (confirmatio...

Sodexo discusses retail dining, to-go boxes

Gabi Wy, News Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under News

Sodexo has been negotiating with several businesses to replace Burger King and/or Archie’s Pizzeria.

24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015


Filed under News

Justin Kelly works best in the wee hours of the morning. As part of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, the university pushed toward the goal of a 24/7 campus. Kelly, a sophomore social work major, said although the library already extended its hours, he would appreciate more time there. “The u...

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