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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 […]



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 […]



New all-women cheer squad, Kaboom! tryouts

In what has been claimed as a school lacking in spirit, Bradley is searching for students to rise above and bring spirit to the Hilltop. The athletic department approved a women’s cheerleading squad and will host its tryouts and Kaboom! tryouts April 25 through April 27, with a free open gym April 24 for students to work on stunting skills prior to tryouts. Bradley Cheer and Mascots Coach Ryan Hinnen said they are looking for the same qualities within students for both the mascot and […]



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 […]



SBO elections close, Vaughn wins sec. of finance

SBO elections close, Vaughn wins sec. of finance

Following a relatively uneventful student body officer campaign season, 10 percent of the students made their choice and elected four new SBOs for the next academic year.   With three of the four uncontested races, sophomore Jason Blumenthal, sophomore Sarah Handler, junior Hunter Vaughn and freshman Olga Krapivner were announced as the new SBOs April 9. Blumenthal was elected president with 358 out of 592 votes cast. “I feel it’s the start of a good year for the student body,” Blumenthal said. “I’m really excited […]



Hunker down: Braves snap losing skid with wins in Southern Illinois

Hunker down: Braves snap losing skid with wins in Southern Illinois

Coming off a loss to the University of Iowa at Dozer Park, the Bradley baseball team looked to rebound in a three-game series against Southern Illinois University. And that’s exactly what it did. In the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Braves recovered by taking two of three in the series against the Salukis, winning their games on Friday and by scores of 7-4 and 7-2 respectively. However, they failed to sweep the series, as they dropped the second game Saturday with SIU. “We […]



BU finds asst. greek director

After former Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Jesse Koch’s departure in June 2013, the Bradley greek community was left fraternizing on Fredonia without a figurehead. However, Wednesday brought exciting news. Nancy Schwartz, current graduate assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life at George Mason University, will join Bradley’s greeks June 9. “We brought four candidates to campus,” said Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Nathan Thomas. “Those four rose from a very competitive pool, not only on paper but through the phone interview process. […]