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Entrepreneur, Bradley grad and now a candidate for Peoria mayor: Andres Diaz is running with his community in mind

Andres Diaz describes himself as a big dreamer. Three weeks ago, he declared his candidacy for mayor of Peoria. In the first week, he said the campaign received over $1,000 in donations. “For a local guy with no endorsements from elected officials or anything else,…

Braves on the fence: Seniors decide on extra year of eligibility

Student-athletes at the end of their senior year often find themselves having to decide between continuing their athletic career or transitioning to life away from sports. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, senior spring athletes find themselves making a similar decision: come back for another year or…

HOTH: A presidential problem-solver

Bradley President Stephen Standifird will likely be remembered as the president who took over during a pandemic; the president who guided administration through back-to-school procedures during his first month in office. “If I would have known what I’d be walking into before I agreed to…

Bradley coaches gear up for a coronavirus-impacted fall season

The 2020 NCAA fall sports season is currently slated to proceed as scheduled across the country, though what it will look like is largely fluid as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The overarching theme of the season-to-be? It will be far from what anybody…

One-on-One Online or In-Person

Online  BY JOSSIE WARD This spring, Bradley students had the opportunity to experience online schooling for all that it is. Like any form of education, it had its ups and downs.  Some of the highlights of online schooling include increased open note assignments and a…

Reynolds named president of DI-AAA ADA

Chris Reynolds, Bradley Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, already has a lot on his plate, but his list of positions outside of the halls of Renaissance Coliseum just got a bit longer.    On June 18, Reynolds was named president of the Division I-AAA Athletics…

Concerts in the corona age

Nearly every music festival and concert scheduled this summer has been canceled, including the “Hella Mega Tour” headlined by Fall Out Boy, Green Day and Weezer; Kesha’s “High Road” tour; Hangout Musical Festival; and, most recently, Riot Fest. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many…

Four replacements for Confederate statues

In the current political climate, it’s no surprise that we are once again hearing calls for the removal of Confederate monuments. Recently, many of these monuments have been beheaded, covered in paint and/or thrown into harbors. It’s clear that these statues are unwanted by the…

Editorial: What does it take to change things around here?

President Stephen Standifird’s June 2 statement to students, which was titled “Bradley University statement regarding racial tensions and violence” was 264 words long, excluding the introduction and signature. The follow-up apology to the statement, issued three days later after students and alumni took to social…

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