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Student television program lacks funding, support

Student television program lacks funding, support

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 4, 2018

USI graduate Lauren Leslie painted the yellow backdrop that coats the current SETV12 “Access USI” studio more than six years ago. Today, the same dried paint and background pictures of campus assembled by Leslie, and other former students, has been utilized by many radio and television progra...

‘I’m really glad for the opportunity’

‘I’m really glad for the opportunity’

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

Sarah Loesch said she joined The Shield because she felt it was what she was supposed to do. “I grew into it once I was there and I realized that it was what I wanted to be doing as well,” she said. “But when I first joined it was truthfully because it went long with my major and I already had...

Setting the foundation

Setting the foundation

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 1, 2018

Sherrianne Standley walked onto campus in January of 1976 as the new adviser for The Shield with upheaval in the newsroom. The students Standley was now in charge of were writing about faculty members who were not being hired back on account of not having terminal degrees. “I walked right in t...

Guerzini named managing editor

Guerzini named managing editor

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018

The Shield has named Riley Guerzini managing editor of the student publication effective Monday. He served as news editor for two years and community engagement for the past month. “I am excited for this new opportunity to expand my role within The Shield,” Guerzini said. “With the ever-changing...

Staff Editorial: ‘We choose to celebrate’

Staff Editorial: ‘We choose to celebrate’

Staff Editorial

August 22, 2018

The Shield has undergone numerous changes over the course of the past five decades. We’ve changed names, paper sizes, logos and staffs. However, there is something we have never changed. Our passion to deliver the truth to our readership.

Understanding a misunderstanding

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2017

Last week two advertisements were removed from Shield newsstands. The ads were placed that week and were for a promotion offered by Boudoir Noir’s Exotica, an adult entertainment store in Evansville. The ad was deemed appropriate by The Shield, otherwise it would not have ran in its current form....

We want to know you – the students

USI Shield Staff

August 21, 2013

Staff editorial  Welcome newcomers and those who are returning to campus. We wanted to prepare you: students are important to The Shield. And you may be photographed or asked to give your input on a subject matter. Don’t worry though – we don’t bite. You’re holding The Shield newspaper...

News Flash: ‘I don’t care it’s my last day’

Jimmy Pyles

May 2, 2013

Editor’s note: What follows is a tribute to Delta Gamma’s Rebecca Martinson, who wrote a widely-publicized, offensive email to her sorority sisters about their shortcomings as a chapter. If you are reading this then tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in because this opinion is goi...

Drag queens entertain USI audience

Dennis Marshall

April 17, 2013

In the times of Shakespeare, women were not allowed to perform in the theater, so men had to perform the roles of women. Many believe that the term drag originated during this time and was an acronym for ‘Dressed As a Girl.’ About 40 people attended the Spectrum Drag Show on Monday in Mitchell Au...

‘It doesn’t matter who you love’

Meredith Harris

April 17, 2013

Corey Dean said he was “culture shocked” when he came to USI’s campus because there are many accepting people here. The freshman biology major came from a “hick county” - Gibson County, Ind. – where his high school “was in the middle of a cornfield.” “We have the people up there that ...

Finding talent in the tri-state

Zane Clodfelter

April 17, 2013

When you ask Southern Indiana baseball Head Coach Tracy Archuleta about recruiting, it’s clear that one of his primary goals is finding talent around the tri-state. “Every time we go out we try to get the best kids in the tri-state area,” Archuleta said. “If we are able to get guys from Evans...

SGA elections still leave seats empty

Jessie Hellmann

April 3, 2013

Student Government Association (SGA) elections, which wrapped up early Saturday morning, left 93 percent of positions open and had votes from 7 percent of the entire student population. Nine USI students ran for office and were elected, leaving 47 open positions, said newly elected SGA President Z...

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