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Editorial: Year in Review

Thumbs up to Admissions and Enrollment Office

Bradley had a record-high number of application submissions for fall 2017. Freshman enrollment increased from a year ago, as well as transfer enrollment. We think this upward trend in enrollment increases campus spirit and improves the college experience offered by Bradley. We hope to see this trend continue in future years.

 Thumbs up to Bradley Athletics

The 2017-2018 school year was a good time to be a Bradley Athletics fan. The men’s basketball team had its most successful season in 10 years, while the men’s golf team qualified for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995. The soccer team improved its win total by nine games, and the men’s and women’s cross country teams collected conference titles.

It was refreshing to see Bradley Athletics compete at a higher level than in recent years. As students, we can support the continuing success of these teams by attending games, matches, meets and tournaments to show our school spirit.

Thumbs sideways to SABRC

The Student Activities Budget Review Committee revised their constitution recently, and this provides an opportunity to fix a controversial system. However, many members and former members have voiced concerns about funding from SABRC being political and biased.

We hope SABRC can use the opportunities provided by their new structure to remove any potential bias and fund student organizations fairly and as needed.

Thumbs down to University Administration

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February, thousands of high school students took part in school walkouts to protest gun violence. Many universities released statements saying punishments students receive for these walkouts will not be considered in admissions decisions. Bradley was not a trailblazer in publishing this statement and only did so after many other institutions did.

We hope Bradley administration does a better job in the future supporting students to speak their minds and fight for what they believe in.

Thumbs down to weather

The weather this spring in the Midwest has as been nothing short of horrendous. Snow came in April and nice spring weather did not emerge until last week.

Next year, we would like Mother Nature to be more kind to the Peoria area so we can enjoy time on Olin Quad.

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