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Posts published in January 2017

FALL 2016 by the numbers

1,100: The size of the 2016-2017 freshmen class. Enrollment increased 18.4 percent from the 2015-2016 freshman class of 929 students. 212: The number of undergraduate seniors who earned their degrees in December 2016. 725: The number of wireless access points installed during Bradley’s campus-wide Wi-Fi…

Braves (sc)rambled by Loyola

The Bradley men’s basketball team suffered a pair of losses on the road this past week, dropping them to eighth place in the Missouri Valley Conference at 3-5. The Braves traveled to Chicago Wednesday night to face the Loyola Ramblers, who already handed Bradley a…

Women March across the country

“The President is not America. The cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America, and we are here to stay.” America Ferrera made this powerful statement in front of thousands as she delivered a speech at the Women’s March in Washington D.C.…

2017 Oscar Nominations

Remember last year’s Academy Awards? If you don’t, here’s a refresher: there was a fairly evident lack of diversity on the list of nominated movies and actors, prompting the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. I’m happy to say it doesn’t seem to be the case this year; nominees…

Track racing into the record books

The Bradley track and field team set several school records last weekend at the two-day Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana University. Highlighting day one of the meet, sophomore David Shadid broke his own school record in the 400m dash and an additional five Braves set…

Learning from my let-downs

This column is dedicated to my secret high school rival ­, the corrupt world that is higher education and my high school-era self-hatred. When I started my junior year at Wahlert Catholic High School, I couldn’t wait to apply to colleges. I was excited for…

One-on-One: Will Tiger Woods win another major?

Tiger’s Toast! BY JOSH NELSON There was a time when Tiger Woods was favored to win every major. Now, you’re lucky to see him play in a tournament. Woods, who was arguably the most dominant golfer to ever hit the links, has become a shell…

Words have power

Just before winter break, Bradley’s President Gary Roberts appeared on WMBD News and made a number of comments about a sexual assault that was reported on campus Dec. 8. These comments upset many students, faculty and staff – enough for them to take to social…