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Through the lens of Evan Temchin

While the campus may seem empty, Evan Temchin, the newly hired university photographer, is busy getting acquainted. Though the sidewalks once filled with bustling students and staff are empty, it is still Temchin’s responsibility to make certain the office of Marketing and Communications receive visual…

Leading the ladies

Before submitting her application to be on the Panhellenic Council, Alyssa Schmidts never even thought about running for president, let alone actually receiving the position. But, after some encouragement from her friends, she thought, “Why not try?” “I definitely felt like I was taking a…

The art of mathematical teaching

Tony Bedenikovic is impacting students one math problem at a time. “My favorite part is being in the classroom and talking about cool ideas, trying to explain them in an accessible way,” Bedenikovic said. “There are so many good interactions back and forth with the…

Building a better future

Her first international trip from Ghana to the United States was to come to Bradley University. Coming to a new country with no immediate family nearby can be quite challenging, but Eugenia Akurang, a sophomore civil engineering major, believes this is all the more frustrating…

Avellino’s final bow

A lot of hard work paid off for a Bradley performer. Jordan Avellino, a fifth-year vocal performance major from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, has been preparing for her senior recital since her junior year. She gave her last recital in the Dingeldine Music Center on Saturday. Avellino…

Heather McCord at your service

On Bradley’s campus, Heather McCord is known as the assistant dean for budget and administration for the Foster College of Business. But beyond Bradley, her passion for volunteering and leading others has spread across Peoria.  McCord also serves as the president of the board of…

The dancing queen

Most know the tune of the hit song “The Git Up,” but few can properly do the dance to go with the song. Even fewer can perform it as well as Bradley’s homecoming queen Lexi Petrella. At the homecoming pageant, Petrella, a senior nursing major,…

Amateur drawer to book illustrator

There are countless paths at Bradley one can take to further their passions, and sophomore Keelan Rodgers recently found an opportunity to advance his art career in an unlikely place: an assignment from his COM 103 instructor. An animation major with a passion for drawing,…

Houser makes scientific strides

By coming up with medical solutions, Jennifer Houser, a senior biomedical major is wasting no time getting started with her career. After seeing there was a crisis in drug resistance, Houser began an 18-month long project that started her freshman year. The project consisted of…

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