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Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down semester review

Thumb up: Student Senate Throughout the semester, Student Senate has taken steps toward becoming a more transparent and representative organization. Student Senate has been pushing for pass/fail this entire semester. Despite facing push back from the university, they’ve been consistent in their demand for the…

Editorial: Pass/fail needs more than a yes/no answer

Last Thursday, university provost Walter Zakahi sent an email to all students announcing that the university will not be implementing a pass/fail option this semester. After months of the student body pushing for the grading system through campus discourse, a change.org petition, Student Senate presentations,…

Editorial: Entering the age of social media activism

Although the full data isn’t completely out yet, statistics cited by National Geographic show that young American voter turnout during this election will likely surpass that of the record-setting 2008 election. Though the data won’t be solidified for a while, social media may have been…

Editorial: Establishing an effective discourse establishes a democracy

Throughout the fall semester, despite the inability to meet in-person, the Bradley community and student organizations have compiled a notable push to host events related to this year’s 2020 presidential election. On Oct. 20, Bradley’s Black Alumni Alliance (BUBAA) in partnership with several other organizations…

Editorial: Spring break should not be eliminated entirely

Although the news of spring break’s elimination was announced on Oct. 9, the conversations on the possible repercussions have not stopped.  As students, we have felt the impact of not having a fall break, and our staff believes the toll on mental health that took…

Editorial: With holidays in the mix, it’s time to change habits

As the semester progresses from the university enforced two-week quarantine, the number of positive cases has been very low. However, with the holiday season coming and the winter months following along, there are a lot of opportunities for cases to rise. All it took for…

Editorial: Replacing Columbus, does it need to be a statue?

The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees voted 4-2 on Sept. 23 to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus in Laura Bradley Park. In the last week, the statue has been removed. It’s one of many Columbus statues to come down in the United States…

Editorial: Spring semester planning could give students more schedule control

University president Stephen Standifird announced plans for the 2021 spring semester on Wednesday and while it may feel disappointing that hybrid model classes will continue, they’re also necessary given the current state of our world. Unless a vaccine or herd immunity is achieved, social distancing…

Editorial: It’s time for a new homecoming tradition

Every year, more schools are doing away with traditional homecoming kings and queens, instead opting to recognize students in other, more meaningful ways. Awarding gender-based titles can come across as insensitive and exclusive in today’s social climate, especially considering many students here at Bradley identify…

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