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Counseling Center is operating with low staff

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021

The university Counseling Center has four fewer staff this semester. The Counseling Center had six staff members in Sept. 2020. There are currently only two employees running the Counseling Center for...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana

Katelyn Vinci April 29, 2021

An open letter to the University of Southern Indiana We are asking administration and the campus community members to listen to survivors. While we have the federally regulated policies in place, students...

Ellie Kiesel, president of Students For Life, responds to Noelle Harrington, a freshman English major, in Carter Hall Wednesday. Harrington got up to speak after Kiesel opened the floor to attendees wanting to discuss the topic of abortion.

Students discuss abortion, women’s rights

Josh Meredith and Violet Thomas-Cummings April 29, 2021

Students for Life led a discussion on abortion in Carter Hall Wednesday after the opposing side withdrew from the public debate.  The Feminist Majority Alliance requested to postpone the debate till...

University officials announce budget increase at the town hall Tuesday. The university will have an operating budget of $48.2 million in 2022.

Budget increase allows employee raises, return to traveling

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 27, 2021

University officials announce an increase in state funding, travel returning and a plan for employee raises at town hall Tuesday. The state is allocating $48.2 million in 2022 and $51 million in 2023...

Letter to the Editor: Paige Schemanske

Ellie Kiesel April 27, 2021

Paige Schemanske had blonde hair, long blonde hair. She had blue eyes. She had a gait one could notice from 50 feet away. You may have known her as the girl who was always running, walking, or biking....

Paige Schemanske, sophomore nursing student, died Friday. Schemanske was a friend, RA and member of Students for Life.

Friends mourn nursing sophomore

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 26, 2021

Students are mourning the loss of one of their own last week. Paige Schemanske, sophomore nursing student, died Friday in Marion County, Indiana.  Schemanske, 20, of Carmel, Indiana, died from suicide,...

Anna Ardelean, junior political science major, elected Student Government Association president. Ardelean ran for president uncontested.

Ardelean elected SGA president

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 22, 2021

Students elect a new Student Government Association president.   Anna Ardelean, a junior political science major, won the majority of ballots cast. She ran for president unopposed. Ardelean will be...

Chase DeBruyn, SGA administrative vice president of environmental protection, and Josie Ault, president of Veg Club, hand out vegetarian deserts and reusable items Monday. Sodexo provided the vegetarian cookies and brownies.

SGA launches environmental week

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 19, 2021

Student Government Association kicks off Environmental Week Monday honoring the annual celebration of Earth Day. SGA partnered with student organizations to bring environmental awareness to campus....

2021 Student Government Association Executives and General Assembly. SGA opened online voting Monday for the 2021-2022 academic year.

SGA continues election with low competition

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 15, 2021

Students began voting in the Student Government Association election Monday.  The election will determine the SGA executive board and legislative branch for the 2021-2022 academic year. The legislative...

Nursing students Eleanor Conley and Maddison Fields prepare their vaccination stations Apr. 7. Conley said it was an honor to administer COVID vaccines to her fellow students.

Nursing students administer 1,420 first dose vaccines

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 13, 2021

1,420 people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the university vaccination clinic.  Nursing students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions administered the free Pfizer...

James Beeby, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, walks in red high-heels with other male students as part of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, April 11, 2017. This year, the annual event will be replaced with a silent demonstration in front of the David L. Rice Library.

Students to stand for survivors of sexual assault

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 12, 2021

Students for Gender Violence Awareness is hosting their first silent demonstration Wednesday outside the David L. Rice Library.  Participants will hold signs outside on the stairs starting at 1 p.m....

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