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Professor accused of ethnic discrimination

A Bradley student is alleging Bob Podlasek, associate professor of mechanical engineering, ethnically discriminated him. On Oct. 10, Abraham Barrantes, a senior criminology major, came forward to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion with a discrimination allegation against Podlasek. The university has confirmed they are…

Sheriff candidates debate on campus

With election day quickly approaching, local candidates are busy campaigning to secure their votes. Two Peoria county sheriff candidates, incumbent Peoria county sheriff Brian Asbell and Bartonville Chief of Police Brian Fengel, visited Bradley to debate on Wednesday evening.  Soon after their opening statements, both…

Soccer can’t find conference win

The Bradley soccer team was denied their first conference win yet again on Oct. 13 at Shea Stadium as the Braves fell 0-2 to Valparaiso. The loss moves the team to an 0-4 record in MVC play. The Braves could not initiate any offense, putting…

A farm of family tradition

A local farm just outside Peoria is entertaining guests with an extensive array of activities and growing wide varieties of fall produce. Ackerman Family Farms, located in Morton, is a destination for anyone looking to pick a pumpkin or enjoy family-friendly fun. The place is…

Police report: 2018-10-19

At approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, BUPD officers noticed a suspicious car parked in the Geisert parking lot. Upon investigation, they found an employee and a non-affiliated individual smoking cannabis. They took 14.0 grams of cannabis from the car back to the BUPD station…

Golf wraps up fall season

The Bradley men’s and women’s golf teams finished their respective fall seasons last week as the women took second place at the Missouri Valley Conference Preview and the men’s team rebounded and finished sixth at the Dayton Flyer Invitational. The women had a successful showing…

Boccardo builds better leaders

“Overachievers,” as expected, filled the seats of the Michel Student Center ballroom on Oct. 17. The ballroom was rarely without laughter from the over 300 attendees throughout motivational speaker Lindsay Boccardo’s hour-long presentation at both 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. titled “High Achiever Land.” The…

Bradley to bring poverty simulation to campus

The Lewis J. Burger Center for Leadership and Service is partnering with Heart of Illinois United Way to sponsor a poverty simulation on Oct. 19. Ben Wright, assistant director of leadership and service, participated in a poverty simulation at Dream Center Peoria. He said that…

Editorial: Speak up for change

We all know the saying “If you see something, say something.” But it is never easy when you are the one involved in the situation, and it is even harder to speak up to against people in a higher position. Abraham Barrantes, senior criminal justice…

Column: The best time of the year

While many people argue that they enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, I am here to say one thing – fall is the best season, and it’s not even a close contest. One of the biggest advantages of fall is the holidays. Halloween and…

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