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Short-lived band nailed artistic vision second time around

This Thanksgiving, cardigan-wearing indie geeks across the country were thankful for Jeff Mangum. The splintered genius behind the short-lived Neutral Milk Hotel put out this sophomore effort, “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea,” in early 1998 and promptly disappeared into the kudzu vines of Athens,…

Four-band concert rocks students at Civic Center

It started with gay porn on the drum-set and condoms on the microphones, and the pranks didn’t stop there. Wednesday’s OneRepublic concert, featuring Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound, seemed just as much like a bunch of friends joking around together on stage…

Alcohol Plan’s success may prevent tragedy

Last spring, the release of the Comprehensive Alcohol Action Plan found many students worried and displeased.   The Alcohol Plan is meant to deter underage abuse and misuse of alcohol by increasing sanctions for violating alcohol policy and offering alternatives to drinking. Although unpopular, the…

Rockers have opinions, too

With 2008 being such a politically charged year, everybody felt the need to pitch in their two pennies. Especially those big stupid musicians, right? The influx of politicized music in the past few years has divided many fans, even if they agree with the policies…

The tribulations of a commuter

I am one of the few who can call themselves a commuter here at Bradley. A title such as this may seem very prestigious and luxurious, but it comes with many important duties that must be fulfilled by every commuter here on campus. These duties…

Cashless board game teaches few lessons

Like most college students, time management is an integral part of my day. With work, school, this, that and the other thing, it’s often difficult to gather much time to just kick back, relax and watch TV. But after a commercial I recently saw, I’m…

Dunson’s 22 extinguishes Flames

After a first half in which the men’s basketball team committed 12 turnovers and shot 17.6 percent from the field, the Braves rallied back to win their home opener against Illinois-Chicago. Strong defense and efficient free-throw shooting kept Bradley in the game last Friday, and…

Women rebound from deficits to start 2-0 at home

A combined deficit of 20 points in the Braves’ first two games was not enough to put the women’s basketball team away. Bradley was down by eight at the half against Eastern Illinois and came out firing in the second half shooting more than 51…

Soccer eliminated from MVC tourney

The soccer team left its hopes of matching last year’s success on the field last Friday, falling to Creighton in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. A day after defeating tournament-host Evansville on penalty kicks to reach the semi-finals, the Braves were shutout by the NCAA…

Braves come back to put Bears in hibernation

Sam Black played her final home game in front of a legion of supporters and gave an unforgettable performance to lead the Braves past a shocked Bears team, 3-1. “The crowd really had a big part to do with it and being my last time…

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