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Portfolio showcase offers interactive experiences

Interactive media majors will exhibit their work in the Peoria River Front Museum for their annual portfolio showcase May 3 with the theme “Routing: An Interactive Media Experience.” “[Moving to the museum] has been a really big step for our department,” said senior interactive media major Austin Thurmond. The showcase will feature new additions such as a kids area to engage people of all ages, said Thurmond. “For the children attending, there will be a green screen where they can capture a video of themselves […]



Students snap selfies to raise money

Whether it was #nofilter or #valencia, Bradley students took selfies last week as part of a fundraising competition. For Students Helping Students Week, Bradley Ambassadors encouraged Bradley students to participate in the Selfie Challenge and raise money for students in need of textbooks and other educational materials. “The purpose of the event was for students to take selfies with [professors, coaches and alumni] or in places on campus that are a result of alumni donations,” said adviser for the Bradley Ambassadors Philip Thompson. “We wanted […]



The Finals Frontier

If there’s one word in the English language that I hate more than “moist”, it would have to be “finals.” If there’s a word that I hate more than “finals,” it’d be “studying.” So goes the life of a college student. However, I’ve learned many things during my time within the higher education system, such as various ways to make studying slightly less… terrible. For starters, avoid all social media. Secondly, if you’re going to listen to music, be sure to listen the right kind. […]



SAO honors students, organizations

Student Activities will celebrate its annual Student Leader and Organization Recognition Reception 5 p.m. May 5 to honor Bradley’s outstanding students and campus organizations. The awards ceremony will acknowledge students of various colleges within the university and multiple student organizations who have demonstrated leadership on campus. The ceremony, however, provides more to the Bradley community and students than just awards. “I feel that the student awards offer validation for the hard work students are putting into campus,” Assistant Director of Student Activities Lauren Smetana said. […]



Albums and Academics: Essential Albums For Studying

Finals week is right around the corner and stress levels are high. There is a ton of work to be done and no time to do it. You’ve got three tests, two projects due, a presentation next week and only enough money for a grande iced macchiato (sorry venti). Luckily for you, there will always be some awesome music to help you through these stressful times. Check out these albums to get you through finals week. The Beach Boys : Pet Sounds “Wouldn’t it be […]



Police Reports: 5.2.14

• Officers saw a male non-student throw a small bag into a nearby garbage can by the Renaissance Coliseum at 8:30 p.m. April 24. The male then entered the Coliseum and was checked by security. The male’s eyes were bloodshot, and he smelled of marijuana. He eventually complied with officers to take a breathalyzer test. Police issued him an underage drinking ticket and disposed of the found marijuana. • Officers spotted a male student with a beer in his hand and an orange traffic cone […]



Player of the year Lemek thankful for family, friends

Children form the craziest dreams when they are young, and Bradley’s Danielle Lemek is well on her way to fulfilling her childhood dreams. Lemek’s dreams are to play on the LPGA Tour, and her résumé looks promising after just two years at Bradley.  She holds the record for most wins in a career at Bradley with six and the lowest 54-hole total with a 212. She also holds the Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship’s 54-hole record with a 212.  Lemek broke the MVC season stroke […]



Timeflies: After Hours

Good music is like a good slice of chocolate cake; it melts into your taste buds with every bite, forcing you to wonder how many times you can ingest it without growing tired of it or feeling guilty. Unfortunately, Timeflies’ sophomore-but-somehow-debut album makes me feel guilty. Timeflies is clearly following the popular trend set by Avicii , David Guetta and Calvin Harris since 2011. But where these producers got it right, Timeflies got it wrong. The key components that made Avicii’s “Hey Brother” and David […]



Uni./Main for Dummies

Uni./Main for Dummies

You’ve seen it. You’ve walked through it. You’ve cursed the traffic. Now, get the facts on what’s happening at the intersection of University Street and Main Street. 1. Starting May 12, “pedestrian scramble” periods will introduce a 30 second break in the traffic light rotation to allow pedestrians to cross either street directly or diagonally with all vehicle traffic at a standstill. 2. Both streets will be reduced from five lanes to three as they approach the intersection. One lane will be for left turns, […]



Men’s golf third in MVC tournament

Bradley’s men’s golf teed off at the Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship en route to its best finish since 1986. Bradley was projected to finish fifth in the tournament, but the Braves came out strong and finished third as a team with three of the five competitors finishing in the top 20. The team shot its best round in the MVC Tournament with a second round score of 291, despite having to finish the round the next morning due to lightning. “Once we got past […]