The Shield

The new revolution: playing piggyback

Jake Tapley

April 10, 2013

In the past few weeks, I have noticed many people changing their Facebook profile pictures to a white equal sign with a red background in support of marriage equality - in particular, in support of the recent legislation for gay marriage. I just hope that all of these people consciously made the decision...

USI Secret Admirers: Flattering or freaky?

Shannon Hall

April 10, 2013

With more than 1,000 likes on Facebook, USI Secret Admirers is gaining an incredible audience - an incredible audience that wastes time on an added layer of anonymity. First, I will be transparent: I “liked” the page. But I do not like the idea behind it at all. The page allows people to submit a...

From tragedy to triumph

Roberto Campos

April 10, 2013

Jason Martin grew up fascinated with a television show about Africa called “Wild Kingdom” and told himself that one day he would visit the place that captured his imagination. In 2009 Martin almost lost the opportunity to experience Africa for himself when he almost died while scuba diving in Ca...

Letter to the editor

USI Shield Staff

April 10, 2013

As I walked from the library to class today, I was accosted by multiple individuals attempting to get me to support their causes or listen to what each had to say. I did my best to ignore them all, finding such intrusions into my personal time and space time consuming and simply annoying.  However, thi...

‘Sesame Street’ for grown-ups

Meredith Harris

April 10, 2013

Kate, who has been out of school for a couple years and is a kindergarten teaching assistant, is sweet, sassy, honest and caring, said Emily Durchholz, senior theatre arts major. According to Durchholz, Kate’s dream is to open up her own school for monsters. Kate happens to be Kate Monster, a monster puppet p...

Child abuse: a preface

Meredith Harris

April 10, 2013

Editor’s Note: In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Staff Writer Meredith Harris will give personal accounts of abuse and how to help prevent child abuse. He pinned my arms down as I struggled to push the pillow from my face. His other hand pushed the pillow down as I turned my head to...

TWLOHA founder to come to USI

Jessica Stallings

April 3, 2013

Julisa Gendren celebrated her one-year clean of self-injury by getting a tattoo on her ankles that says, “Hope is real. Help is real.” “I never would have made it this far without TWLOHA,” said freshman French and German major and committee chair member of the USI group To Write Love on Her...

SGA elections still leave seats empty

Jessie Hellmann

April 3, 2013

Student Government Association (SGA) elections, which wrapped up early Saturday morning, left 93 percent of positions open and had votes from 7 percent of the entire student population. Nine USI students ran for office and were elected, leaving 47 open positions, said newly elected SGA President Z...

Officials confused about ‘Get the Edge’ campaign

James Vaughn

April 3, 2013

Some students are wondering why “Get the Edge” billboards are lingering close to home. Senior public relations major Paige Popham said students who go to high school in Evansville know what USI is. “If USI wants to lose the ‘West Side High’ title, they have to expand into other cities,” Po...

Eagles find leadership in Harmening

Zane Clodfelter

April 3, 2013

The fact that Head Coach Sue Kunkle doesn’t have a senior on her USI softball roster doesn’t mean that her team lacks veteran leadership. In fact, she has plenty of leadership, most of which comes from sophomore Brooke Harmening. “She is just the ideal teammate,” Kunkle said. “She is a great sup...

Snapping a streak: Baseball team looks to get back on track with 11-game homestand

Jimmy Pyles

April 3, 2013

The Eagles looked to be back into early season form after it’s 6-1 win against Kentucky Wesleyan College Tuesday night. USI (13-10 overall, 4-9 in the GLVC) which has struggled to find success after a strong season opening won the first of it’s 11-game homestand. Sophomore pitcher Ben Wright took the mou...

Perpetuating a cycle: Evansville is 8th ranked ‘Most Miserable City in America’

Jake Tapley

April 3, 2013

According to an article on BusinessInsider.com, Evansville has been ranked eighth on “The 11 Most Miserable Cities in America.” This is way more disappointing that the obesity and the meth labs we’re usually known for. We are trailing far behind in “the pursuit of happiness.” Read More &ra...

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spring 2013