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Citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified.

Is parking really a problem?

A look at parking regulations and the appeals process
Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor December 4, 2018

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe...

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

Noah Alatza, News Editor November 13, 2018

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Valuing Civility & Maintaining a Climate of Mutual Respect,’ Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum 1. The conversation will center...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield October 22, 2018

Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of...

Local dance instructor Heidi Garza leads attendees at the university’s Day of the Dead celebration in a salsa dance. The annual event featured Garza’s Latin dance lessons as a new component of the three-hour celebration in the Liberal Arts Building.

Celebrating the dead

Three student groups collaborate for Mexican holiday
Gabi Wy, Features Editor November 3, 2016

On Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, Gabriela Aguilar feels a connection to her half-sibling Ramses. The sophomore biochemistry major admired the festive display with a friend at the university’s...

SGA talks plans for 2016

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer September 1, 2016

Student Government Association discussed future events, such as a campaign against sexual assault and an event focusing on racial tensions, at its first meeting Aug. 25. SGA president Ashley Wright...

New fee hard to see

Students pay more for activities without notification
Gabi Wy, Features Editor September 1, 2016

Junior John Mathews didn’t know the student activity fee doubled this fall, and he said he’d have liked to be notified. Over the summer, the Board of Trustees approved the doubling of the student...

Chief Justice Jason Miner swears in the Student Government Association's '16-'17 members while '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel takes a picture on her phone.

Bueltel’s administration ends

Gabi Wy, News Editor April 14, 2016

The Student Government Association's last meeting of the semester had some "firsts" and some "lasts." As '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel sat down in her meeting chair today, she knew it would be...

The Student Government Association passed a resolution that proposes the optional $50 student activity fee be raised to a mandatory $100 per semester. Some students opt out of paying the current student fee, but if every student did pay $50, the total revenue from the fee is less than $500,000 per semester. A mandatory $100 fee would collect nearly $1 million per semester based on fall enrollment.

SGA proposes doubled, mandatory fee

Gabi Wy, News Editor April 13, 2016

Taylor Dunlap doesn’t know what the Student Government Association does. However, both she and her fellow students are affected by a recent SGA resolution supporting an increase in student activity...

SGA members negotiate 16-17 budget

Gabi Wy, News Editor April 13, 2016

Alex Hoffmann wasn’t happy with Aaron McCullough’s Student Government Association budget proposal. McCullough, SGA’s Chief Financial Officer, presented a tentative budget for the organization to...

Incoming SGA President Ashley Wright listens as speakers wrap up the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event Tuesday at the University Center Amphitheatre. Wright will be inaugurated April 14.

Wright named SGA President

Nick Leighty April 13, 2016

Growing up, Ashley Wright thought about becoming a lawyer. Now, she plans on becoming a lobbyist. This change in career goals led her to her new position as Student Government Association president. The...

SGA requests Senate change finals dates

Gabi Wy, News Editor March 31, 2016

All Matt Peak wanted to do during graduation was get on stage, “wear a funny hat” and leave. Peak, who graduated in 2015, said he couldn’t enjoy the ceremony with the thought that he still had finals...

Collaboration to bring disease awareness

Nick Leighty, Staff writer March 1, 2016

The Student Government Association and the university Counseling Center are collaborating to bring awareness to rare diseases that can have conditions that may be invisible. They will place silhouettes...

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