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ONE-ON-ONE: Which MVC team will make a surprising run in St. Louis?

Southern Illinois BY JONATHAN MICHEL On paper, Loyola Chicago, Northern Iowa and Bradley jump out as the teams most likely to contend for a Missouri Valley Conference tournament title. However, a viable contender lurks down in Carbondale. Southern Illinois was picked to finish dead last…

The defense came around for Bradley

The Braves won by three Wednesday night in Normal and, for that, they can thank their Missouri Valley Conference-leading field goal defense. In conference play, Bradley has allowed a 39.3 percent conversion, but at Illinois State the struggling Redbirds scored at a 34.5 percent clip.…

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…

Column: Getting through the troubles of interracial dating

College years are the ones where stuCollege years are the ones where students can possibly make lasting relationships and become a well-rounded person in culture. For some students, mixing both of those things will be a whole new type of course. I’ve been in an…

Will the XFL be successful?

Yes BY BRANDON YOUNAN The revamped XFL, the newest attempt at a spring football league, has has been brought to the national spotlight and that said spotlight will result in success. The season started the week after the Super Bowl, so it caters to the…

Editorial: Calling for cultural awareness

This past Sunday, students gathered to watch a spacecraft launch named after alumnus and first black astronaut, Robert Lawrence Jr. While the launch itself didn’t end up happening, the gathering itself gave the Bradley community the opportunity to celebrate Lawrence’s social and scientific achievements. In…

Childs’ return roars at Carver

The return of junior forward Elijah Childs is something Bradley men’s basketball fans have long awaited. In fact, he had missed 12 of the last 13 games for the Braves. When his name was the first announced at Carver Arena, the crowd exploded and drowned…

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…

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