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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,…

Column: A true triple decker sandwich

When people change the course of history, they rarely know they are doing it. That was not the case for me when I created my triple decker peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When I took the first bite, I knew. Most days, I make myself…

Editorial: For the hearts broken this week

For the hearts broken this week, Sometimes life throws situations at us that make us ask, “Why?” Why would someone do this to themself? Why would someone do this to others? There is no doubt this past week at Bradley has been extremely difficult for…

Column: My mental battle

It comes in different shapes and forms. For me, it has been a huge monkey on my back. Some days I will look at my computer screen while doing homework and start thinking sporadically. Then, I start to shake. I close my eyes and tears…

Editorial: Bradley speaks out against discrimination

Since The Scout published an article regarding the ethnic discrimination allegation filed by Bradley student Abraham Barrantes against associate professor Bob Podlasek, we have received two letters to the editor from two academic departments. They are in support of Barrantes and for making a more…

One-on-one: Which NBA rookie will have the biggest impact?

Deandre Ayton – Phoenix Suns By Larry Larson Not only will Deandre Ayton have the largest physical impact of this year’s NBA draft class at 7-foot-1-inch and 250 pounds, but he will have the largest impact on his franchise, the Phoenix Suns, as well. As…

Bradley’s sportscasting tradition needs more applause

Last month, Ralph Lawler, the play-by-play commentator for the Los Angelos Clippers, announced that the 2018-19 NBA season would be his last behind the mic. Lawler, who had a successful 40-year career in broadcasting, spent time commentating with the Philadelphia 76ers before heading west to…

Column: The best time of the year

While many people argue that they enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, I am here to say one thing – fall is the best season, and it’s not even a close contest. One of the biggest advantages of fall is the holidays. Halloween and…

Implosions: A tale of heartbreak

It stings. I watched and felt years, maybe decades of my life come off over the course of a few days. Since April, I had an emotional investment in the New York Yankees. My great-grandfather saw Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig play. My dad watched…

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