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Editorial: Successfully sweating the small stuff

The new changes at the beginning of this school year, both to Bradley’s physical campus and its branding efforts, are admirable steps meant to benefit the overall student experience. While these mostly cosmetic alterations are positive, some of the new or updated aspects of campus…

Editorial: Substitute classrooms come at an inconvenience

With the announcement in July that the new Business and Engineering Complex would not be completed by its original deadline, faculty and students were told classes originally scheduled in the new building would be relocated to new spaces. On Aug. 12, an email was sent…

Editorial: Presidential search is crucial to Bradley’s future

With Bradley University president Gary Roberts announcing his plan to retire next May, Bradley will launch a search for its 12th president this summer. This search is an important and influential one for Bradley’s long-term future. The next president will have a long list of…

Editorial: 2018-19 assessment

The Scout’s final edition of this academic year is our time to reflect. Our thumbs up and thumbs down is meant to commemorate the good and improve the shortcomings. From several Bradley teams and affiliated groups acquiring accolades and national recognition to the difficult times…

Editorial: Taking Earth Day one step further

Earth Day celebrations sprouted up across campus this week that The Scout hopes do not go to waste. BU Clean Up Crew, the Wellness Office and Dining Services’ efforts of handing out both reusable straws and totes gave students easy access to small steps individuals…

Editorial: Drinking and driving is a not a game

In today’s world, with services like Uber, Lyft and the Hilltop Safety Cruiser, drunk driving seems to not be as pervasive of an issue as it once was. However, this week Bradley’s campus had a serious reminder of just how real the subject is. This…

Editorial: ICC agreement could patch up holes in enrollment

On April 3, Bradley signed a formal transfer agreement with Illinois Central College. The Scout believes this choice will ultimately be beneficial for the university, and will help fill gaps in enrollment numbers. According to the Bradley University statistical profile, the university brought in 194…

Editorial: Voter turnout on the way up with room to improve

With voting completed for Student Body Officer elections, the voting turnout of 1,091 votes was the highest in the last three years. Last year, a total of 963 votes were cast; in a greater margin, only 536 votes were cast in 2017. The increase in…

Editorial: It’s our money and we want it now

Do you remember making the $100 deposit when you moved into the dorms? Well, neither did the university employee that was supposed to refund it to you.  Last Friday, students received a mass email notifying them that some did not receive a housing deposit refund…

Editorial: Not just a simple raise

By increasing the minimum wage, it might sound like students will end up with more cash in their pockets to save for tuition or a night at Crusen’s. Sounds like a great deal, right? However, this may not be beneficial for students. The higher minimum…

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