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Editorial: Striving to improve needs to be done together

Enrollment and deficit issues have been a running theme on campus in the past year, and have been a heavy focus of university administrators. It started last fall when Bradley had a 243-student shortfall in enrollment in the fall semester of 2018. Consequentially, the university…

Editorial: Communicate with constituents

For Student Senate, a lack of communication between it and the student body is not beneficial. On Monday, Student Senate formally removed its director of administration, Isaiah Harlan, from office. It is the first time an officer was impeached and removed in recent years. In…

Editorial: Legal sports gambling needs a cautious eye

Soon, Illinoians will be able to feel the thrill of their favorite team not only winning a game, but also winning some spare cash themselves. Sports betting and its recent legalization in Illinois were topics of discussion at this year’s Charley Steiner Symposium. The legalization…

Student petition requires university action

This past week, a student’s online petition raised concerns about the lack of an emergency public address system in the Singles Complex. The petition, which started on Sunday, Oct. 27, has gathered the support of 119 online signatures, as of the time of publication. Installing…

Reminder: cannabis on campus is still a no-go

With 2019 winding down, anticipation for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois is starting to increase. However, the legalization comes with exceptions and is anticipated to face challenges when it comes to enforcement. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act legalizes the sale, regulation and…

Editorial: Failed promises, again

Bradley University has once again left students, faculty and staff with disappointment and unanswered questions. For the last year, Bradley has mishandled the logistics and communication in regards to its new Business and Engineering Convergence Center. The building is no small feat; a two-phased project…

Editorial: Amending Bradley pride

 This year, ACBU made some big changes to Homecoming Week. Overall, we see most of them as beneficial to students, faculty and alumni.  First of all, the Lighting of the “B” is no longer Monday night as a kickoff event. It’s now been moved from…

Editorial: Protesting a planet problem

This week’s national stories included a United Nations climate session and a 16-year-old Swedish girl. One would not expect these two to be related, but they were. Greta Thunberg was the biggest story out of a U.N. emergency summit to finalize the wording of a…

It’s time for the foggy conversation

It is not uncommon to see a student casually vaping on campus. Whether you catch someone taking a hit on the quad or see a puff of white fog float out of a hoodie sleeve in the library, the act has been normalized. But that…

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…

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