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Chili Peppers guitarist digs deep for latest album

Music has the ability to capture many emotions, including anger, frustration, happiness or despair. All good music does this by taking the listener on his or her own personal journey to the top of a mountain or into the pits of hell.  If you’re ready…

Summer Festival Preview: Manchester, TN

For a long four days in June, Nashville won’t be Tennessee’s premier city for musicianship and performance.  That distinction, the multi-stage music festival known as Bonnaroo , will belong to the city  of Manchester.  The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 11-14.…

Cost of illegal downloading is more than money

About 10 times more students were caught illegally downloading music last semester than have ever been caught in a previous semester at Bradley. As of now, students who have been caught sharing their music have been lucky and have only received warnings from the recording…

Letter to the Editor

Freedom of Choice Act will lead country in wrong direction Students may have noticed “What the FOCA?” fliers and T-shirts springing up this past week.  I am going to sum up what is known as the Freedom Of Choice Act, a bill President Obama has…

Celebrities’ spotlights too bright

Last week, America’s golden boy Michael Phelps took a dive in ratings when pictures of him taking hits from a bong surfaced on the Internet. There seemed to be a huge blowout about this incident, covered by every station from ABC to CNN to Comedy…

Phelps deserves less criticism

It was just a bong. I mean, really, we’ve all seen them, know what they are used for, and may have even used one ourselves. So why is the world in such an uproar about a 23-year-old being caught in a picture with one? Oh,…

Journalism on the verge of extinction

As an aspiring journalist, I’ve always pictured my future self working in the newsroom, covering the breaking stories of the day. Now, that future is becoming less and less of a possibility.  For those of you who have been playing too many video games over…

Women fall to Illinois State, rebound against Indiana State

The women’s basketball team lost its fourth conference game in a row last Friday as it fell to Illinois State in front of a packed house at Illinois Central College’s Lorene Ramsey Gymnasium. Senior Kristi Cirone led the way for the Missouri Valley Conference-leading Redbirds…

Braves let pair of Valley wins slip away

Going up against the two top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, the men’s basketball team lost back-to-back games in heartbreaking fashion. It started Saturday when the Braves (13-10 overall, 7-5 MVC) battled back at Redbird Arena, giving the team a chance to win late…

Inside the Athlete: Katie Nowak, Track and Field

Most athletes set goals to start their seasons. Some set goals that are easily attainable to help build their confidence, and others dream big hoping to leave their names in the record books. Junior runner Katie Nowak has accomplished both in the short amount of…

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