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Music as therapist

As a new academic year begins with all of its invaluable opportunities, there is another side of the coin that sits heavily on many students’ shoulders. Perhaps it does not creep up until the parents leave the dorm for the first night at school, or…

Coming back to Welcome Week

As Chance the Rapper says: “and we back”. Welcome Week 2018 has come and gone and campus is in full swing. While the week of long activities greeted wide-eyed freshman with new opportunities and friends, what about those who aren’t college rookies anymore? “Usually, I…

People you meet at music festivals

Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonaroo, oh my! In addition to overpriced food and underage drinking, these places all have something in common: the attendees. This year, my one-day Lollapalooza ticket granted me a day of music, excitement and some of the best people-watching I have ever experienced.…

Submerged in Peoria and learning

To freshmen and other Bradley students: This last weekend, I attended Peoria’s Irish Fest. The festival was bursting with energy and lively entertainment. My classmates and friends spoke to me afterwards about how they wish they had known about this event and how jealous they…

Four for fighting

When we were younger, summers used to be filled with freedom. We had friends, we had TV and we had the carelessness a child ought to have. Now, summers are filled with preparation.  With every plan for the future, along with every number being crunched,…

Marvel’s ‘Infinity War’ may meet its match

On the weekend of April 27th, the last before our finals here on the Hilltop, Bradley students raced to Peoria movie theaters for a record breaking experience.  By its third week of showings, Marvel’s latest blockbuster and fourth installment of the series, “Avenger’s: Infinity War,”…

In defense of Geisert

The words “cafeteria” or “dining hall” summon images of hair-netted lunch ladies slopping mysterious gray-ish brown lumps on your outheld lunch tray. Options typically include mystery meat or… mystery meat. Not at Geisert. At Bradley University, the mention of Geisert dining hall often brings about…

Hang in there

The car’s all packed up, you’re all cried out, and no matter how many hugs you’ve had, you’ll always need one more. Memories are flashing through your mind; you’d give anything for one more week,one more day.  Yes, saying goodbye to your parents is hard…

Your ‘Truman Show’

College is, for lack of a better word, a sh*tstorm. The emotional trauma, the moments of silliness and the passing characters that unfold over the course of four years are enough to make students return home with several scars on their backs and give everybody…