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Aracely Chavez, staff writer of The Shield, holds up a copy of Unmasked: The Story of How COVID-19 Affected the University of Southern Indiana at the Unmasking USI event Monday on The Quad.

Gallery: Unmasking USI marks first event hosted by APB, SGA, The Shield

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 26, 2023

Unmasking USI was the first event hosted by the Activities Programming Board, the Student Government Association and The Shield. This event featured the release of The Shield's 56-page magazine Unmasked:...

Editor-in-Chief Shelby Clark has served as Editor-in-Chief since May 2021. (Photo courtesy of USI Photography and Multimedia)

Letter from Editor: Embrace the Change

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2023

Change. This word has been the driving force of my life for the last two years.  When I became editor-in-chief of The Shield in May of 2021, I had a staff of four people and was the youngest editor-in-chief...

Isaiah Swope, sophomore guard, takes a hard foul against Midway University Nov. 2 in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Shield Sports staff names men’s, women’s basketball 2023 awards

Quinton Watt and Eric Reynolds March 1, 2023

The university’s basketball season is ending, and it’s time for The Shield’s awards for the first Division I basketball season.  Women’s MVP: Hannah Haithcock The women’s basketball’s...

Exterior of the USI Arts Center where Candid is located. (Photo by Bryce West)

Candid art magazine to release new issue at the end of the semester

Bryce West, News Writer September 21, 2022

The student-run art magazine, Candid, is planned to release at the end of the Fall 2022 semester. Candid is an art-feature magazine run by students in the art department on campus.  Ashley Staib, Editor-in-Chief...

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne, two former Editor-in-Chiefs of The Shield, snuggle their Maine Coon cat, Moose. They look forward to raising more cats in the future.

Former EICs taco about their love story

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor February 14, 2022

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor, and Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-Chief, were at the gym in 2016 when they realized Loesch was behind to interview an applicant for The Shield. Dripping wet from the gym showers,...

A look at 53 years of The Shield

A look at 53 years of The Shield

Editorial Staff October 14, 2021

The Shield turns 53 Friday. The first issue of The Spartan Shield was published Oct. 15, 1968. After three issues, the newspaper was renamed The Shield. The Shield established its website,,...

Editorial: The Shield will have a new editor-in-chief

Editorial: The Shield will have a new editor-in-chief

Editorial November 18, 2020

The Shield will have a new Editor-in-Chief. Starting Friday, Kami Minnich will take over as the new Editor-in-Chief. She will be replacing Rhonda Wheeler, who began the academic school year as EIC.  Wheeler...

The Shield: A new era

The Shield: A new era

The Shield Leadership August 25, 2020

Clarification: The Shield previously stated the Henderson Gleaner closed. We corrected the story to say Audubon Printers, which operated at the Henderson Gleaner, closed in May. College campuses and...

USI graduate Lauren Leslie painted the yellow backdrop that coats the current SETV12 “Access USI” studio more than six years ago.

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...

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