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Posts published in February 2017

These shining women

Bradley’s theatre department premiered the play “These Shining Lives” last night to a full house. The show recounts the true story of a number of women who ingested large quantities of radium while employed at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa during the 1920s. Many…

‘Britney Ever After’: a cringe-worthy attempt

If you thought Lifetime’s depiction of singer Aaliyah was the worst biographical movie they could have ever done, think again. “Britney Ever After” is a Lifetime-produced, so-called “biopic” of iconic pop queen Britney Spears that aired last Sunday. Did I mention it was unauthorized by…

Respected alumnus passes at 93

An integral member of the Bradley community, alum Robert H. Michel, died Feb. 17 at the age of 93 in Arlington, Virginia. An email from university president Gary Roberts notified campus of Michel’s death hours after his passing. Since then, people across the nation have…

Invigorate your Peoria experience

When Bradley students talk about the city they live in for at least four years, the tone of the conversation is often negative. But that’s because many students don’t take advantage of all Peoria has to offer. Student Senate and the Smith Career Center are…

Safety Cruisin’

Other than my job here at The Scout, I work as a Safety Cruiser driver a few days a week. The Cruiser has been providing students and faculty with transport around campus since 2013. Plenty of people use the service each day, and it helps…

Women stay 7th in MVC

The Bradley women’s basketball team had an opportunity to jump into fourth place in the MVC standings with a win over Wichita State on Sunday afternoon. However, the Braves squandered that opportunity with a 76-69 loss, keeping them in seventh place. Wichita State shot 50…

Trump did what?!

On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump’s administration reversed protections allowing transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. In other words, the Trump administration just took a massive step backward. Using the bathroom is one of the most basic…

MLB: Stop with the changes

This past week, the MLB changed the intentional walks rule and how they’re addressed. Instead of having to throw four balls to pitch around a hitter, a manager will now simply signal to the umpire, and the batter will be able take his base without…