The Shield

A career after basketball

A career after basketball

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

From USI to Malaysia, Australia and Thailand, one alumnus traveled the world to do one thing: tell stories. Will Harris, a 2004 USI graduate and former basketball player, has traveled around the world and is now a well-known cinematographer. Harris has always been in love with basketball and storytelling and while having no...

Study abroad good way to change life views

Study abroad good way to change life views

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

August 26, 2019

The term “study abroad” seemed daunting to me at first, a hopeful yet hopeless idea. Now looking back on it, I’m glad I decided to take a leap that led to me achieving one of my biggest dreams. After all, I didn’t think I’d be able to afford it. And yet, I’ve just returned from studying abr...

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Eagle expeditions: singing serves, entertains

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 9, 2018

Every week The shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, Benjamin Ulrich shared about his time in Ireland with the university Chamber Choir for their annual participation in the Mayo International Choral Festival Premiere Competition.  When the stu...

Traveling reveals, not changes

Traveling reveals, not changes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 27, 2018

I always imagined that going overseas would change you. In a way, maybe, but I would argue going overseas reveals you, not changes you. It reveals the person you are, the person you want to be, challenges your prejudices and reveals ones you didn’t think were there. I think that is important. I...

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

Eagle expeditions: breaking barriers

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 20, 2018

Every week The Shield will feature a student who spent time in another country over the summer. This week, DeeAnna Reed shared about her seven-week trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Driving home for Thanksgiving, DeeAnna Reed made a quick detour to the field her dad was harvesting. The se...

Travel changes lives

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 13, 2016

When you’re 30,000 feet up, cramped in a little seat, forced to use a bathroom that would be too small for a Smurf to walk into, you begin to think, is it worth it? And then you realize you’re only 30 minutes into your 20-hour traveling extravaganza. Is traveling abroad worth it? Most definite...

Commuter students want to feel at home on campus

Commuter students want to feel at home on campus

Bobby Shipman

January 20, 2014

Driving to campus creates a daily hassle for thousands of students - from traffic jams to rising gas prices to inclement weather conditions - especially for those driving 30 or more minutes. For many students, commuting means long days at school, fending off motorists for decent parking spots and ...

Art professor tours 25 states

Art professor tours 25 states

Ariana Beedie

August 21, 2013

Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in a 1964 Avion Sports trailer named Alice. “I’ve always loved to travel,” Wilkins said. “There’s this sense of freedom when you leave in the car.” Wil...

Art professor tours 25 states

Art professor tours 25 states

Ariana Beedie

August 21, 2013

Kristen Wilkins in front of her 1964 trailer, Alice Avion.Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in a 1964 Avion Sports trailer named Alice. “I’ve always loved to travel,” Wilkins said. “There’s this sen...

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