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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, usishield.com,...

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...

Im 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....

Sherrianne Standley became the adviser for The Shield in 1976. Standley said she challenged her students to be fair and accurate.

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...

The Shield has named Riley Guerizini managing editor of the student publication effective Monday.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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