The Shield

Where are the fans?

Zane Clodfelter

March 20, 2013

A few weeks ago, the city of Evansville welcomed the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) tournament to the Ford Center for the first time in the building’s brief two-year history. I was excited, recalling the times I went to the GLVC tournament as a kid when it was hosted at Roberts Stadium. I remember seeing ...

Think sexism is dead? Try again.

Alex Everly

March 20, 2013

If you think sexism isn’t evident in daily life, take a few seconds to look at at the social media responses to the Steubenville rape trial verdict. The case involved two boys, 16 and 17, who raped, took pictures of, and video-recorded a drunk, unconscious 16-year-old girl. The two boys were on a ...

SGA elections kick off Monday

James Vaughn

March 20, 2013

Students aren’t seeing much competition in the Student Government Association (SGA) elections which start Monday. SGA’s current Executive Vice-President Brian Anslinger is going head-to-head with sophomore health administration major Travis Dickison for the only contended position. “It’s healthy t...

Redefining the barbershop: Old Town offers a new take on an old profession

Roberto Campos

March 20, 2013

Not quite a barbershop, not quite a salon - USI alumni Nick Goodman stands at the cash register in an establishment he dreamed of creating, a place where he could offer the service of cutting hair in an old Americana atmosphere. A place called Old Town. Located on Second Street in Downtown Evansvi...

Community members clash over potential rezoning

Zane Clodfelter

March 20, 2013

Louis Carroll, who has lived near the USI campus off the Lloyd Expressway with his wife for 50 years, can remember when IN-66 heading west was just a two-lane road. Now Carroll is arguing against a possible commercial rezoning he said would disrupt the tranquility to the residence where he has lived for...

Music, movies and more: “Tomb Raider”

Roberto Campos

March 20, 2013

“Tomb Raider” Rating: 4.5/5 stars For a lot of people around my age, when we think of Lara Croft, we think of those Angelina Jolie movies that were far less than up to snuff. We didn’t get to enjoy the game’s heyday on the original PlayStation because we were too young to know what a PlayS...

Music, movies and more: “Crew Cuts”

Jake Tapley

March 20, 2013

Hoodie Allen “Crew Cuts” Rating: 4/5 stars The newest release by Hoodie Allen, unveiled late February, is possibly his most accessible and versatile to date. In fact, the mix tape entitled “Crew Cuts” feels much more like a fully-fleshed album than a mixtape, which is something the independent hip-ho...

Franklin Street welcomes new cafe

Ariana Beedie

March 20, 2013

Boasting a combination of art, coffee, food, spirits and music, PG, a new cafe on Franklin Street, is creating much buzz in the community. Owner Todd Huber created PG because it was a place he wanted Evansville to have when he was young. “I came back to Evansville wanting to create a place to have peo...

Snow at Holiday World: USI alum to assume VP position at amusement park

Roberto Campos

March 20, 2013

When Eric Snow graduated from USI in 2003, he knew he wanted to work in the amusement industry. Snow was 16 years old when he stumbled upon an opportunity to work at Holiday World as a ride operator. His seasonal job would evolve into a marketing internship and eventually a request from Holiday World ...

USI falls to Drury, now looks to NCAA tournament

Jimmy Pyles

March 11, 2013

The defending Great Lakes Valley Champions (GLVC) couldn’t hold off eighth-ranked Drury as USI fell 71-65 during Sunday's title game. After a long miss placed inbound pass by senior forward/center Keith DeWitt to senior guard Kenyon Smith, Drury took position with 36 seconds left in the seco...

Keep it Calm

Jimmy Pyles

March 6, 2013

Spring Break is when students travel to the promised lands known as Panama and Mexico to get so drunk they forget everything they have been taught this semester. Take it easy, guys. Spring Break is about resting and making that push through April to summer, or graduation for some people. Read More »...

Seize the Break

Jake Tapley

March 6, 2013

Spring Break is often characterized as being the week where college students let loose and go wild. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Taking a trip to Panama is frequently given a bad reputation by people who probably did the same thing when they were in college. So what’s the big deal?...

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