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Student dies after lawn mower accident

Sophomore television arts major Frank Licka died Tuesday, June 17 after a riding lawn mower accident at his work. Licka was mowing grass for the Frankfort Square Park District before bystanders found him collapsed next to the lawn mower Tuesday afternoon. He was transported to Franciscan St. James hospital in Olympia Fields. An autopsy determined his death was caused by multiple injuries suffered in a lawn mower accident. Tinley Park police said it was unclear whether the lawn mower tipped or rolled over, but they […]



University to make significant budget cuts

In an email sent to Bradley faculty and staff on Tuesday, University President Joanne Glasser announced that the campus community could expect significant budget cuts during the upcoming school year. According to Glasser, the need for these cuts may be largely attributed to the smaller than anticipated incoming freshman class. In early May, 970 freshmen had paid their deposits for Fall 2014 enrollment – 110 fewer than expected. The size of the class causes more than a $2 million negative financial effect on current operating […]



Softball wins record-setting thirteenth MVC game

Softball wins record-setting thirteenth MVC game

If it feels like Bradley’s softball team just played its home opener a few weeks ago, that’d be because they did. The team opened its 2014 home schedule with a series win over the Loyola Ramblers April 4 and 5. Exactly three weeks later, the team’s seniors said goodbye to their home fans with a three-game set against the Northern Iowa Panthers at Laura Bradley Park. The series started with a pitcher’s duel. Bradley dropped the first game in the series 2-1 after UNI’s Jamie […]



Music impresses, attendance disappoints

Music impresses, attendance disappoints

The Orwells, Plain White T’s and The Fray brought a show to the Hilltop worthy of a throwback Thursday performance on a Wednesday evening. The Orwells set the tone right from the start with their hard rock sound and Kings of Leon-inspired stage presence. With oddly colored hair and beautiful bass lines, this band clearly deserved attention. The Plain White T’s were less than impressive. Although their stage presence was more audience friendly, frankly their sounds were as lame as junior high. With the exception […]



Humans of West Main

Every person has a story. Photographer Brandon Stanton knows this fact all too well. While his name may not sound familiar to the average person, his work might. Stanton’s photo project “Humans of New York” has gained national attention over the past four years after he set out to snap pictures of 10,000 natives of the state. These photos, paired with quotes from the subjects in them, have been published in his book, which has become a New York Times best seller. This idea of […]



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 […]



OITNB is the New Black

Generally, I’m not one to jump on any television show bandwagon. Waiting a week (or sometimes more) for a show’s newest episode is not something that I like to do, seeing as I am terribly impatient and appreciate some instant gratification. I never thought I’d be interested in a show that is not already cancelled, but somehow Netflix reeled me in. If you haven’t  heard about this show already, you need to get out from under your rock and find, borrow or hijack an account […]



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. […]