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Senior Column: First, but not the last

As a first generation college student, my biggest fear about college was college itself. For the most part, my academic experience was similar to the Lewis and Clark expedition to the western portion of the United States. Simply put, college seemed like uncharted territory for…

Poet laureate delivers postcard poems

Most see the postcard as nothing more than something you send on vacation, but Kevin Stein viewed it as an opportunity to push the boundaries of creativity. The Illinois Poet Laureate introduced the Postcard Poems Project, a series of poems shared on postcards over the…

SERVE sets record for volunteer attendance

The start of the academic year welcomed 229 Bradley student volunteers in the Peoria community, marking 2015 as the largest group of volunteers in SERVE’s history. The Welcome Week Service Project (WWSP) is a service event that connects students with various volunteer opportunities at the…

NSLS to receive Order of Sigma

Bradley’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success was awarded the Order of Sigma, one of the most prestigious awards recognizing undergraduate leaders in NSLS who have contributed to their campus and chapter on a national level. Sigma Alpha Pi, or NSLS, was…

Broadside brings BU authors to the stage

Broadside celebrated student writers of all genres during its spring open mic Tuesday in Lydia’s Lounge. The event highlighted students published in Broadside’s spring journal, which consisted of music, poetry and prose. Editor-in-Chief Maggie Cipriano said the journal is a literary arts collection that publishes…

Google Chrome plug-in rates professors

Have no fear. Excessive tabs be gone. Sophomore computer science major Alexander Castor created “RateMyBradley,” a new Google Chrome extension to the professor ranking site RateMyProfessors.com. RateMyProfessors.com allows students searching for classes to hand down judgments for professors in a virtual forum. However, Castor said…

Clash of the Tartans: Finalists compete

Three finalists for the Hilltop’s first tartan competition wait to discover which of their designs will become the official Bradley Tartan. A panel of judges selected Kelly Beal, Carolyn Stewart and Tamie Yost as finalists from a pool of six design submissions. Senior medical laboratory…

New athletic director introduced to campus

A new athletic director was introduced to campus and the Peoria community March 18 in the Owens Atrium of Renaissance Coliseum, just 20 days after Michael Cross announced he would be resigning upon the completion of the women’s Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament. Chris Reynolds…

MTV comedian weighs in on fat jokes

Comedian Nicole Byer joked about being drunk, sitting in fast food restaurant bathrooms eating a cheeseburger and fries and singing “Over the Rainbow” to make herself feel better; and that was only the beginning. The actress and comedian best known for her contributions to MTV’s…

Engineering trio wins competition

Judges were a(maze)d by the three Bradley engineering students. Bradley’s engineering team won first place in a maze-following robot competition Feb. 7 at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 4 Student Leadership Conference at the University of Wisconsin. Electrical and computer engineering students…

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