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Undergraduate chemistry researchers working towards practical solutions

The pandemic has created a new and dangerous environment, especially for immuno-compromised individuals. The need for immune-response drugs — which ensure that viruses are attacked instead of healthy tissues  — has increased as well. In the Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Bradley chemistry research professor…

Senior column: Fighting writer’s block

The hardest thing to write is the first sentence. In journalism, we place a lot of pressure on the first sentence; it’s the lead (or lede), after all. It must grab the reader’s attention, while also informing them of the most important details. Similar criteria…

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for spring 2022

With the end of the semester on the horizon, The Scout is closing the semester with a look back at the positives and the negatives of the past 16 weeks. Here is The Scout’s spring 2022 edition of “Thumbs up, thumbs down.” Lower credit requirement…

The 2022 official #BESPY awards

The BESPYs are back! The Scout sports section ran eight polls on its @ScoutSportsDesk Twitter account to determine which Bradley teams, coaches and student-athletes the public thought deserved each illustrious BESPY for the 2021-22 academic year. Each poll received an average of 296 votes. Team…

One on One: Cubs or Cardinals?

Go Cubs Go By: Angeline Schmelzer Although I live in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago and should be a White Sox fan, I bleed Cubby Blue. Maybe it’s the ivy, the history of Wrigley Field or the fact that I learned the seventh-inning stretch and…

Saying hi to history in Bradley Theatre’s production of ‘The Revolutionists’

When we think of plays or musicals that involve the French Revolution, our minds might go straight to “Les Misérables,” but that’s not to discount newer works like the female-led comedy “The Revolutionists,” which is the latest stage production of Bradley’s theater department. Written by…

What happens at Disney, stays at Disney

The ongoing political and cultural clashes over gender, sex and education have proceeded in a similar manner as any other hot-button issue. In Florida, a law was recently passed to prohibit any teaching of gender identity or orientation to children in grade three and below…

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