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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…

Editorial: A new campus motto: be proactive

This two-week quarantine is giving the university administration and students a chance to step back and re-evaluate the approach to this semester.  There is no doubt the university has put thoughtful plans in place to mitigate the spread of the disease. Contact tracing efforts, while…

Editorial: Save your semester by thinking about others

By now, everyone has heard “stay 6 feet apart,” “wear a mask” and “wash your hands,” but living through a pandemic is about more than just social distancing and a piece of fabric. We, as students, have to be responsible, hold each other accountable and…

Editorial: What does it take to change things around here?

President Stephen Standifird’s June 2 statement to students, which was titled “Bradley University statement regarding racial tensions and violence” was 264 words long, excluding the introduction and signature. The follow-up apology to the statement, issued three days later after students and alumni took to social…

Editorial: Bradley is facing a serious financial struggle

People who are familiar with the world of higher education know that there has been looming stress about enrollment among colleges and universities across the nation, even before the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bradley projected a $9 million operational deficit before the pandemic. Shortly after the university…

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