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Catching up with Starbuck’s Donna

Donna Singleton is still at Starbucks, adjusting to the new normal.

Hannah Payne, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

Most people who frequently visit Starbucks are familiar with Donna Singleton, who has worked there for nearly 11 years.   Singleton’s bright personality and ability to connect with customers has made her one of the most well-known and revered employees at USI.  When she was unable to work due to COV...

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I had no idea they were going to do that,” the freshman business administration major said. “I f...

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

What Starbucks didn’t tell us about the new strawless lids

Susanna Taylor, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

Starbucks ditched the straws and launched the first of their new strawless lids in early August of 2019. “Say hello to the lid that will replace a billion straws a year,” is what they told everyone when the lids were introduced to us. While they may be replacing straws, they are adding approximate...

Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

Students returning to campus are getting back into the swing of things with new classes, professors, jobs, clubs and now, a new way of skipping lines at Chick-Fil-A. Grubhub, an online and mobile food ordering app, will replace Tapingo as the campus food ordering app at USI starting this year. ...

More than just a Starbucks cashier

Donna Singleton has been working with Sodexo at the university since 2009.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 25, 2018

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...

Unicorn frappuccino throws customers for a loop

The Unicorn Frappuccino

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

I would definitely be surprised if Starbucks hasn’t broken world records or its own records with the addition of its newest refreshment to the menu. What is this drink, you may ask? Why, it is none other than the brand new Unicorn Frappuccino, available until April 23. Of course this new treat add...

The famous Tapingo

The famous Tapingo

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

Recently USI brought a new stop-and-go app called Tapingo to campus. Tapingo is an app where you can order food or drinks in advance from the convenience of your own phone, helping you get to the good stuff faster and skip those long lines. I recently began using it, only because I saw so many...

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 22, 2017

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...

Seeing red (cups) – what really matters

Gavin Gaddis

November 11, 2015

Starbucks has removed all Christmas-related artwork from their annual holiday season red cup, which has caused many people to accuse the coffee chain of attacking Christmas. This news broke while I was literally knee-deep in things most people claim truly matter last Sunday. Supposedly irreplaceab...

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