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Bradley donor gifts decline

Bradley’s endowment decreased 26 percent in the last six months of 2008, as donors’ wallets pinched and stocks plummeted. Vice President for Business Affairs Gary Anna said students shouldn’t see any immediate impact, but the drop has caused some belt-tightening and may cause more in…

Safety gets sized up a year after NIU

Last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University, during which six were killed and 22 were wounded. Since then, Bradley has taken measures meant to prevent a similar situation from happening here. “You are always looking for ways to…

Cult film “Office Space” celebrates 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Mike Judge’s famous film, “Office Space,” graced theaters and quickly became an American cult classic. The “Office Space” cast reunited in Austin, Texas, this month for the 10th anniversary of the film, according to Cinematical.com. Over 1,200 fans and cast…

Essential Albums: “OK Computer”

It is hard for me to get along with people who do not like Radiohead. There are plenty of bands and artists out there who I do not like for rather simple reasons. There are other artists I am perfectly fine with when people tell…

Mickey Rourke delivers in “The Wrestler”

“The Wrestler” does a lot with a little.  It is the kind of dark and gritty film that gets stuck between your teeth, almost making you shudder in its unrelenting realism. The movie is comparable to Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” in the American professional wrestling arena. It’s…

Stimulus plan will help U.S. despite concessions

It seems as though more has been accomplished in the first three weeks of President Barack Obama’s administration than former President George W. Bush did in the last eight months of his. But it’s hard to say whether the economic stimulus bill that passed in…

Student-athletes deserve more credit

Student-atlhete   That word is commonly thrown around for people who play sports in college. Notice the first word, student, comes before the second word, athlete. This is a fact many fans don’t consider. Stories are written day-in and day-out about how athletes perform on…

Why the Middle East hates the U.S.

All over the world, and especially in the Middle East, America is strongly disliked, even hated. Insurgents in Iraq and radicals elsewhere are never short of recruits to carry out violence against America. But why? What did we ever do to them? The average Middle…

Valentine’s Day an awful time for singles

A truly dreadful day is approaching. Singles Awareness Day aka Valentine’s Day, or as I like to refer to it, VD makes its annual round. If you’ve read my columns or know me, I’m sure you’ll be able to guess this little tidbit about me…

Braves extend losing streak to four

After a 4-0 start in the Missouri Valley Conference, the men’s basketball team has lost four straight and are now in a tie for fourth place in the conference.  Following their loss to the rival Redbirds and top-ranked Northern Iowa last week, the Braves couldn’t…

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