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USIs first Archie the Eagle mascot stands on display beside the first ISUE mascot March 12 in the David L. Rice Library.

Archibald T. Eagle: Flying back to the past

Aracely Chavez, News Editor April 24, 2024

Archibald T. Eagle, also known as Archie, has been USI’s mascot since the 1970s. A 1979 article by The Shield Vol. 8, No. 6, reported that members of the student government, The Shield and the student...

Birds fly by as the moon eclipses the sun at 2:03 p.m. March 8 on the north side of Evansville, Indiana.

Glasses up to the past in 2017

Peyton Peters and Aracely Chavez April 24, 2024

The April 8 total solar eclipse was a historical event for those in the line of totality, including the Evansville community and those within it, such as USI. Prior to this eclipse, another significant...

Triniti Ralston, freshman guard, guards a Western Illinois University player Thursday in the Screaming Eagles Arena. (Photo by Peyton Peters)

Analysis: Screaming Eagles Arena hosts Media and Communications Night, featuring enthusiastic white-out crowd

Will Kessinger, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The Screaming Eagles Arena was an enthusiastic crowd of cosmic proportions on Thursday night. It was Media and Communications Night, where communication and media faculty, students and alumni reunited...

Graduates pose for a photo after the 2023 Lavender Graduation ceremony Thursday in the Griffin Center.

Gallery: Gender and sexuality resources hosts first Lavender Graduation

Emalee Jones and Alyssa DeWig May 2, 2023

  Gender and sexuality resources hosted the university's first Lavender Graduation to honor LGBTQ+ students who are graduating in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. The ceremony was held Thursday in...

Students have expressed their frustrations about false fire alarms across campus over the past year.

Students express frustration over false fire alarms

Bryce West, Assistant News Editor April 27, 2023

Students have expressed their frustrations about false fire alarms across campus over the past year. Although false fire alarms have been going off across all of campus, most of the alarms have been affecting...

Adrianna Garcia, 2023-2024 president of the Student Government Association, smiles after her inauguration Wednesday in Carter Hall. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Garcia elected 2023-2024 SGA president in contested race

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor April 27, 2023

The Student Government Association inaugurated a new president, executive board and general assembly Wednesday evening in Carter Hall. Adrianna Garcia, 2022-2023 administrative vice president of the...

Aracely Chavez, staff writer of The Shield, holds up a copy of Unmasked: The Story of How COVID-19 Affected the University of Southern Indiana at the Unmasking USI event Monday on The Quad.

Gallery: Unmasking USI marks first event hosted by APB, SGA, The Shield

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 26, 2023

Unmasking USI was the first event hosted by the Activities Programming Board, the Student Government Association and The Shield. This event featured the release of The Shield's 56-page magazine Unmasked:...

Editor-in-Chief Shelby Clark has served as Editor-in-Chief since May 2021. (Photo courtesy of USI Photography and Multimedia)

Letter from Editor: Embrace the Change

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2023

Change. This word has been the driving force of my life for the last two years.  When I became editor-in-chief of The Shield in May of 2021, I had a staff of four people and was the youngest editor-in-chief...

Brady Bowling, graduate pitcher, throws a pitch to Parker Stroh, junior catcher, Tuesday in the game against McKendree University at the USI Baseball Field.

Gallery: Men’s baseball win against Mckendree University 17-7

Emalee Jones, Managing Editor April 26, 2023

The men's basketball team went up against McKendree University Tuesday at the USI Baseball Field. USI won 17-7.

Evan Kahre, senior outfielder, waits for a pitch Wednesday in the game against Oakland City University at the USI Baseball Field.

How DI has changed USI

Eric Reynolds and Bryce West April 25, 2023

The university’s first year of NCAA Division I athletics is coming to an end. Students, student-athletes and athletic administration report higher student attendance at sporting events, more school spirit...

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