The Shield

Men reflect on stereotypes, joys of teaching

Men reflect on stereotypes, joys of teaching

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

In his first year of college, Ben Flora’s major was radio and television. But during Flora’s summer break, he worked at a summer tutoring school. The senior elementary education major said the idea of helping younger students with their work pushed him outside of his comfort zone. “I had this ...

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

Indiana state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 8, 2018

Edie Hardcastle is looking to turn her political activism into political action. The associate professor of biology is running to replace Republican incumbent Jim Tomes for the District 49 seat in the Indiana Senate. Tomes has held the seat since 2010 and neither candidate currently has a primary...

Unexpected lessons

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor

January 10, 2018

Almost every time I tell someone I’m an English major, they ask me if I want to be an English teacher.

Students pair with ‘Little Buddies,’ serve community

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

August 24, 2016

Destiny Matthews knew she wanted to teach kids from a young age. She would get papers from school and would hand them out to her Barbie dolls and teddy bears and pretend she was a teacher. “I’ve always had a passion for kids,” the freshman English teaching major said. Matthews said she hopes ...

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