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Editorial: Don’t freak out, be cautious

Read the article: Coronavirus impacts study abroad As the coronavirus continues to develop into a global pandemic and impact Bradley study abroad programs, The Scout wants to remind everyone to take your health and disease prevention seriously. However, there is no need to be alarmed,…

Editorial: Press and protest are not to blame

In pressuring the University Senate to pass all recommendations to eliminate a handful of degree programs, university president Gary Roberts referred to the amount of publicity, protest and push back as a “well-orchestrated and massive highly public lobbying campaign.” Such criticism is invalid and the…

Editorial: Lead the change you want to see

The proposal made last week to eliminate degrees offered in theater, among others, sparked a student protest. This has spiked campus discussion surrounding the topic. Regardless of whether their protest will preserve these degree programs, the idea of student activism is what Bradley needed. In…

Right actions, wrong message

Campus experienced five incidents of armed robbery since Dec. 3. After these incidents, there was major uproar from parents, students, staff and Peoria residents about the degree of safety on the Hilltop. The university, under pressure from these groups, responded quickly. University President Gary Roberts…

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…

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