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Reliving history straight from the books: Con. John Lewis visits campus

Reliving history straight from the books: Con. John Lewis visits campus

After former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died last December, world leaders mourned the loss of a champion for Civil Rights. Several United States Congress members made the trip to Africa, including Ill.’s Aaron Schock ’02 and John Lewis from Georgia’s 5th district. Lewis told Schock he had met Mandela before. Upon the meeting, Lewis expressed what an inspiration Mandela was through his fight for Civil Rights in South Africa. But when Lewis was done speaking, all Mandela said back was “No sir, it […]



SERVE teams up with greeks for service event

SERVE teams up with greeks for service event

This past weekend, SERVE and greek life teamed up for “All Greeks Give Back”, a special Service on Saturday event April 12.  Both greek and non-greek students volunteered their services in the Peoria and surrounding communities. A total of 335 students volunteered at 21 different locations. Some of the locations included tornado relief in Washington, refurbishing a house from 1918, staging an Easter egg hunt and working at a local animal shelter. This is the first time these organizations teamed up for a large-scale event, […]



Bradley announces new LAS dean

Bradley announces new LAS dean

After waiting for more than one year, Bradley will be welcoming a new dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on June 8. Christopher Jones, who accepted the position this month, currently serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Provost David Glassman said Jones has the experience and leadership skills to be a highly successful dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “He has an excellent understanding of the diverse nature of the academic […]



Baseball falls to Missouri State, sweeps Huskies

Baseball falls to Missouri State, sweeps Huskies

Following a week that featured splitting even in a series win at SIU-Carbondale and a loss at SIU-Evansville, the Braves squared off against Missouri State and Northern Illinois University. The result was considerably less than they hoped. Due to an incoming storm, there was a schedule change that occurred late April 11, which set the Braves into playing three games in two days. “It’s definitely a grind,”  said freshman third baseman Stephen Gaa. In that three-game series against Missouri State, the Braves won only one, […]



Softball drops two vs. Southern Illinois

Softball drops two vs. Southern Illinois

In a weekend that included a furious comeback, an ejection and Mother Nature toying with the schedule, there was also some softball played. Bradley’s softball team dropped two games to Southern Illinois April 12 and 13, taking the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before dropping the last two to the Salukis. The Braves were led in the circle by senior Madeline Lynch-Crumrine, who tossed a complete game three-hitter while striking out five. She gave up one earned run and walked six. On offense, Marina […]



Student flips for “American Ninja Warrior”

Student flips for “American Ninja Warrior”

8You might have seen him doing flips off trees, running up sloped walls or jumping over obstacles across campus, but soon, you can see him on NBC’s television show, “American Ninja Warrior”. Junior and interactive media major Drew Marinelli was one of more than 120 people to compete in the “Ninja Warrior” qualifying round in St. Louis earlier this week. Among his competitors were X-Games gold medalist Kevin Robinson and former Olympic gymnast Terin Humphrey. “Ninja Warrior”, a competition featuring Parkour and free-running activities, tests […]



Track faces busy schedule

Track faces busy schedule

Bradley’s men and women’s track teams took the short trip to Champaign Saturday for the Illinois Twilight.   Junior Kyela Specht had the fifth-best 400-meter time in program history during her first race in the event in her collegiate career. The Braves continued to improve as freshman Casey Kramer and senior Cassie Lohmeier both posted season-best times in their respective events. On the men’s side, freshman Caleb Beck finished well, placing second in the 5,000 meters. He has now become the 10th individual in school […]



Student attends UN commission

BY TORI MOSES for the Scout   One Bradley student stepped out and spoke up for the advancement of women. Sophomore industrial engineering major Sarah Handler provided a voice for youth at the two-week long 58th annual Commission of the Status of Women (CSW). The event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City began March 10, where Handler led a team of 20 young individuals as the SustainUS delegation leader. SustainUS is a non-profit, advocacy group. Handler said groups shared and evaluated experiences […]



Men’s basketball loses two players

After spending only one full year on the Hilltop, men’s basketball players Jordan Swopshire and Stefan Zecevic have been granted their release from the team. The freshman Swopshire averaged 1.3 points and 0.5 rebounds per game as a freshman while appearing in 26 out of the 32 games this past season. Swopshire will look to transfer to a four-year school. “It’s hard to leave because everyone from the teachers, students and coaches were so good to me,” Swopshire said. “I’m looking for a situation where I […]



Bradley golfer wins MVC golfer of the week

Junior Seth Trolia won the Bradley Invitational with a career-best second round 68, which fueled the men to a tie for third place overall. Trolia claimed medal honors for the second time this year. He said that he enjoyed playing the course and thought that it laid out well for him. “I hit the ball really well,” Trolia said.  “It was my best ball striking all season, and it gave me a lot of opportunities for birdies.” For his efforts, Triola was named MVC Golfer […]