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Five free resources for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

Five free resources for students at home during COVID-19 pandemic

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2020

Tech companies across the country are offering free resources for students at home who are light on cash due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shield has compiled a list of five resources students can take advantage of as the university switches to online learning for the remainder of the semester. ...

Podcasts can benefit students in a number of ways

Podcasts can benefit students in a number of ways

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

A student’s life can easily feel crammed with time-consuming tasks. Maybe you need to run to the grocery store, or make dinner. Perhaps you have to work soon or get to class. With all the responsibilities you have in life, it can be hard to get the necessary time you need to recoup. Lack of self...

Public Safety to release new safety app

Public Safety to release new safety app

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

We have so much technology at the tips of our fingers in today’s world. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube crowd our phone screens but a new app is gaining popularity. Wildfire, a safety app where users can report crimes and post warnings for their surrounding area, was created in 2015 for ...

Importance of meditation amongst students

Importance of meditation amongst students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Being a student means putting long hours into our studies in order to reach our ultimate goals. It can be hard to create a balance between education, having a social life, quality time for ourselves and physical and mental health.  It can be overwhelming when we try to cram all these elements in...

USI students protest policies as Climate Strike hits Evansville

USI students protest policies as Climate Strike hits Evansville

Maddie Nolan and Josh Meredith

September 20, 2019

USI and University of Evansville students, as well as concerned citizens of Evansville, gathered in front of the Civic Center on Sept. 20 to protest against the government for failing to address climate change and pollution.  Activists chanted “Stand now or swim later,” “The wrong ICE i...

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Total enrollment falls for eighth consecutive year

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2019

Total enrollment has dropped for the eighth consecutive year at USI, falling to 8,690 students. This year’s fall enrollment of graduate and undergraduate students is a 3% decrease from last year’s numbers according to Census data numbers released by the university Sept. 17. Total enrollment h...

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The university will host a food truck festival April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the new arena as a part of the annual SpringFest week at the university, meant to celebrate warmer weather and campus spirit. This year's SpringFest is only Aprill 11 and 12. USI students are inv...

Professors’ syllabi might be holding students back

Professors’ syllabi might be holding students back

Morgan Murphy, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Across nearly every major project, homework assignments and papers are judged on a rubric created by the professor that fits the guidelines of what the university expects. This rubric provides a means for not only the professor to grade their students but a way for students to understand their grades. How...

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