Letters to the Editor

SBO Presidential Candidate calls student body to action

Dear editors and the student body,   I write this acknowledging the fact that not a single student is formally running against me for the student body president position. I would like to respond to a few of the questions that were posed in the opinion section printed in the March 28 issue of The Scout. First, I would like to state that I am upset that I am the only candidate formally running for this position; I am a huge advocate for democracy and […]



Choices of few means less money for us

Bradley University is in trouble. Our esteemed “best value” college experience is in jeopardy of being crushed by the poor fiscal decision-making of a few. I’m speaking, of course, about the recent awareness of how money is being misspent by the university’s administrative offices and has been over the past few years. For example, the combined salaries of University President Joanne Glasser and men’s basketball Coach Geno Ford total more than $1 million. These numbers have only increased year after year, and coincidentally, so has […]



Students missing from b-ball games

I’m so very disappointed at the lack of students at the Bradley home basketball games the past few years, but this year is the worst ever. Yes, we’ve not had a great winning year, but don’t students realize that their attendance and cheering for the team helps so very much? We’ve had just one game this year where the student section was packed, and they really had the crowd going. Sunday afternoon we counted about 15 students [at the men’s basketball game versus the University of […]



Additional spring concert fees unfair

Each semester, every Bradley undergraduate enrolled in more than nine credit hours is required to pay an $85 student activity fee, totaling $170 annually per student. This fund, totaling more than $850,000, is then distributed towards various events for the student body to enjoy, including Late Night BU, campus movie showings and the spring concert. In previous years, Bradley hosted both a fall and spring musical performance with the chief interest being student enjoyment.  Acts included Lupe Fiasco and Weezer, and tickets never cost more […]



“Greek Wars” does not reflect chapters accurately

To whom it may concern,   Let me begin by acknowledging that theft and vandalism are serious issues, and by no means do I condone these actions. As a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, I have dealt with theft and vandalism of our property as well as dealing on a grander scale with these issues as Interfraternal Council (IFC) Vice President. Keeping all that in mind, I believe the presentation of a center-spread entitled “Greek Wars” was completely unnecessary and detrimental to the greek community […]



A kind call to action for Bradley students

We hear it all the time: “don’t go down the hill” or “don’t walk alone.” We even read about the profiles of the people who are trying to mug people on campus. It seems like Bradley’s student population is being set up to have a racially charged attitude about its surroundings. Things happen, and we can’t change them. What we can do, however, is not hide from the reality of the surrounding world. What I’m calling Bradley students to do is to go out and […]



An Open Letter to President Zack Shaw

Dear Sir, I am astounded to hear of your involvement in the events that took place around 2 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Fredonia Ave. Especially given that it is so soon into the start of your career as president of the student body. The incident to which I am referring to is your run-in with the university police this past weekend. It is public knowledge that you were issued a citation for disorderly conduct. The question that must be facing you now, […]



Former student body president says “thank you”

Does a year go by fast or what? I can’t believe it’s time for a new set of Student Body Officers. On behalf of myself, Bailey Miller, Rose Wurster and Dashawn Cason, we want to again say thank you to everyone that put us into our positions and to those that came to student senate with their issues. Being able to serve as your SBOs this past school year was a pleasure and honor. Representing the entire student body is not always the easiest thing […]



Words from a graduating senior

“You’re dismissed.” These are the words my orthodontist gives to his patients when they’re done with their yearly retainer checkups and no longer need to visit him.  Over this past Spring Break, I received these words.  It was a strange feeling not having to schedule an appointment a year in advance.  “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton was still on the radio in his office, but it was “yesterday’s favorites” instead of “today’s hits.” It did not seem like long ago when I first got […]



Moratorium restricts freedom of college

As a senior, I have heard for almost four years how Bradley is attempting to decrease the use of alcohol by students. New policies and incentives have been enforced every year: Late Night BU, Task Force, mandatory need to register parties, and now this moratorium. But a vital point regarding this moratorium: it’s only related to greek life. It seems that the near 10,000 philanthropy hours, thousands of dollars donated to charity and some of the highest GPAs on campus are often forgotten. Yes, we […]