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Volleyball prepares for season despite cancellation

September 24, 2020

Everyone knew that the upcoming sports season would not be the same as it has been in years past.  Last semester, spring sports were canceled following the campus-wide shutdown, and conditions this...

It’s okay to relax

It’s okay to relax
September 14, 2020

Everyone is wound up so tightly and we’re not even halfway through the semester. There are a lot of things to worry about: homework, classes, jobs, and COVID-19, but everyone has to relax eventually,...

Recruitment during a pandemic

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September 14, 2020

Fall is considered a major recruitment season for the many sororities and fraternities at USI. Now, much of this recruitment process and other such aspects of greek life must be conducted virtually. Last...

Mask policy for ‘greater good’

Mask policy for 'greater good'
September 14, 2020

Students are okay with the mask policy on campus, and except for a few people here and there, most would still be willing to wear masks without the policy. Most students I’ve spoken to aren’t willing...

You must keep breathing

You must keep breathing
September 11, 2020

Shoulders are things that can fall to the ground, right? Saying the word ‘free’ forces you to smile, correct? This podcast forces you to relax...at first, anyway. I’m not going to lie- I tried...

The Freshman 15 can go both ways

Mpho Mashabe (left), a graduate student studying public administration, stirs ingredients for the dish, jollof rice, that will be representing Ghana as Kow Pik Yok (right), a freshman English teaching major, prepares her food, bak kut teh, for Malaysia Thursday in The Loft’s kitchen.  Both dishes will be served at the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall.
September 9, 2020

The freshman 15 was a joke between my dad and me before I came to college; usually going in only one way: up. I didn’t realize that it could also go in the other direction as well. I didn’t even think...

E-Sports during a semester of COVID-19

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 
September 9, 2020

Many student organizations and sports teams have either had to readjust their plans for the fall semester or temporarily postpone them due to COVID-19. One organization that’s been doing fairly well...

Trustees approve housing, meal increases fourth year in a row

Trustees approve housing, meal increases fourth year in a row
September 3, 2020

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved housing and meal plan increases for the next school year during their Zoom meeting this morning. Housing rates increased by 2.5%. Last year, housing increased...

How has James the bus driver been since March?

James Putnam on the bus.
September 3, 2020

One of the most well known and beloved staff members at USI is bus driver James Putnam. James has been driving with the Metropolitan Evansville Transit System for just short of twenty-five years and has...

Every vote counts

Voting booths at Hermosa Beach City Hall during California Primary
September 3, 2020

The 2020 election is one of the most anticipated elections in years and information about each candidate is at the fingertip of everyone in the country. It’s easy to learn about the candidates running...

Drive safely on the roundabout

September 3, 2020

A bus hit a car while driving out of the roundabout yesterday. The roundabout has a history of accidents and fender benders and Tuesday was no exception. Here is how to drive safely on the roundabout to...

Campus Store will be taken over by Barnes and Noble

USI bookstore located in University Center East.
September 3, 2020

The university signed over the Campus Store to Barnes and Noble College the week before classes started. The employees were told on Aug. 21 just before the store opened.  “We were only one of two...

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