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The famous Tapingo

The famous Tapingo

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently USI brought a new stop-and-go app called Tapingo to campus. Tapingo is an app where you can order food or drinks in advance from the convenience of your own phone, helping you get to the good stuff faster and skip those long lines. I recently began using it, only because I saw so many...

Our brother, Canada

Our brother, Canada

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last week, David Haines came to the university to speak about the refugee and immigration problem around the world. I was humbled to meet the man himself and have the opportunity to listen to his speech. I was delighted we shared some similar views about the Obama Administration, but I realized...

Understanding a misunderstanding

Staff Editorial
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

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. The ad was deemed appropriate by The Shield, otherwise it would not have ran in its current form....

Dispense with the fence

Dispense with the fence

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s 8:45 a.m., and I’m doing what I usually do—taking a moment to stare at the students depicted on the fence around the yet-to-be Fuquay Welcome Center. I walk up to the image of two young men, frozen mid-conversation, and I say, “So, like, why are you still here?” Hopefully no one...

Shuttle shortcoming

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Not every college student owns a car. While this is not an earth-shattering revelation, it is quite surprising how much the university seems to assume every college student owns a car. This observation stems from the convenience of the university busing system. The University of Southern...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

GALLERY: USI Men’s Basketball defeats Missouri S&T 86-78

Jordan Auker, Photographer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team beat Missouri University of Science and Technology Thursday evening 86-78 at the PAC.

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Former Super Bowl winner speaks to student athletes

Former Super Bowl winner speaks to student athletes

Sarah Loesch
April 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

Antwaan Randle El worked his entire life to find balance in athletics, education and his personal life. "Whatever you did yesterday is not enough," Randle El said. "You have to push forward today and push forward tomorrow." Randle El, who played on the Pittsburgh Steelers team that won a Super Bo...

Snow storms prompts university to close campus Monday, open late Tuesday

James Vaughn
February 16, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATE 5:45 a.m. Tuesday: Classes that begin prior to 10 a.m. are canceled. UPDATE 5:37 a.m. Tuesday: The university will reopen and classes will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Rave Alert that went out just after 5 a.m. UPDATE 10:21 a.m.: Burger King, SubConnection, The Loft, Sweet Spot and the ...

Silver anniversary team includes two former Eagles

Silver anniversary team includes two former Eagles

Sarah Loesch
January 20, 2015
Filed under Sports

Two former USI women's basketball players were announced as members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2015 Silver Anniversary Team. Chris May, the executive director for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, said the honor comes out of recognition for the players' outstanding performance as se...

Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington

Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington

Paola Marizan
November 20, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATED 12:02 p.m. Nov. 25 Provost Ronald Rochon has applied for chancellor at the University of Washington - Tacoma.  Rochon, who has served as Provost at USI since 2010, was scheduled to interview for the chancellor position Monday. He is the fourth of five interviews for the position. Eac...

University remains open despite area closings, reported slide-offs

James Vaughn
November 17, 2014
Filed under Breaking News

The university announced just after 6 a.m. Monday morning that it is open and operating under normal conditions after the area's first winter storm of the season rolled through the Tri-State overnight. Nearly four inches of snow had fallen on campus by 5 a.m. At least three slide-offs on t...

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