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Senior Column: Just the beginning

Even after ordering my cap and gown and not signing up for classes next semester, writing this senior column might be the only thing that has made me realize I have barely a month left here on the Hilltop. After reflecting back on my time…

Editorial: Cross country paves the way

“This is the best team in school history.” Bradley cross country head coach Darren Gauson told The Scout he had the best team in school history this August. Last Friday, they became the first Bradley cross country team to qualify for the NCAA Championship. They…

One-on-one: Is Duke for real?

Duke is for real The real question here is not “Is Duke for real?” rather it’s will Duke go undefeated and win the National Championship? Let’s acknowledge Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett. First, on any other team in the country would be the best players…

One-on-one: Who is the most entertaining team in the NBA?

Golden State Warriors By: Matt Harrington The Warriors are still stacked this season and with the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, they look like the NBA’s most entertaining team from top to bottom. At point guard the Warriors have Steph Curry, arguably one of the greatest…

Column: That Red Sea girl

In high school, I was one of 753 in my graduating class. I wasn’t on a team, I wasn’t in any clubs, no one knew who I was; I was a number. Coming in to college, I prepared to get heavily involved to prevent high…

Beers with Bortles

“Jacksonville, Florida: the classiest city on earth.” The stadium reminded me of Detroit, as Kid Rock played throughout the stands. As I peered down at the tunnel, he appeared through the thick cloud of smoke emitted from the cheap cigarettes of fans. My hero, Blake…

Mapping the Valley: Men’s MVC Rankings

The Illinois Valley – Loyola, Illinois State, Bradley, Southern Illinois The fight for the Missouri Valley Conference top spot will be a fiery contest this year. Each one of these teams can exceed the expectations set for them, whether they are underdogs or not. Among…

Mapping the Valley: Women’s MVC Rankings

The Bonafide Bunch Drake, UNI, SIU, Missouri State Drake will likely three-peat as MVC champions. The Valley is improving, however, so they will not finish 18-0 this conference season like the previous two. The Bulldogs return the defending MVC Player of the Year in forward…

Column: Remembering Luke

His freshman year, Luke cemented a place in my heart by encouraging and financially providing (never take your college meal plan for granted) a steady diet of mozzarella sticks. Okay, and queso to dip them in. Last night, two of his brothers met us (me,…

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