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Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Within the school year, two shiny new buildings have been unveiled by the university. There’s the Fuquay Welcome Center that was released last fall, and recently, the Screaming Eagles Arena, which opened at the beginning of this month. Both buildings took a considerable amount of time to construct,...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under News

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community, I am going to act,” President Ron Rochon said at a Student Government Association meeting ...

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Melodramatic Megans: The Welcome Center fails to welcome

Megan Miller and Megan Thorne

September 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was 2016, the sun was shining and there was a beautiful spacious area outside the Performance Center. It was filled with trees, squirrels and benches where we used to spend the days relaxing and drinking smoothies. And now, there is a giant slab of concrete and no more squirrels or smoothies. I...

Students demand parking

Students demand parking

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 14, 2017


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Tian Moore-Denk said she usually arrives on campus at least 30 minutes early just to find a parking spot. “One thing that I don't like is that they have a whole section of the parking lot blocked off for the construction,” The freshman sociology major said. “If you don't come between 7 ...

Fuquays honored at Founder’s Day

Fuquays honored at Founder’s Day

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 13, 2017


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Dan Fuquay approached the podium dawning his Jerry Garcia tie, welcomed by students, faculty and alumni who will receive similar hospitality from the facility that will bear his name. The university Alumni Association awarded Fuquay, along with his wife, Janet, the Honorary Alumni Award, an honor given to o...

Presidential Pursuit

Presidential Pursuit

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017


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The university Board of Trustees will begin their search for the next President of USI within the coming weeks. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said the Board will be forming a search committee within the next couple weeks to begin their search President Linda Bennett’s re...

Welcome Center goes overbudget

Welcome Center goes overbudget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 23, 2017


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Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is underway after bids ran over $700,000 over budget. “Construction is good in our area,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “When construction is good, the bids go up. There is a lot more demand for contractors and construction workers.”...

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...

‘Expect more than just a tour’

‘Expect more than just a tour’

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under News

Last Thursday, the university broke ground on the Fuquay Welcome Center. The groundbreaking ceremony started off with Jeffrey Knight, chair of the board of trustees, talking about how lively the university is right now. He told a story of almost being ran over by a student on a skateboard, and then h...

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