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More women participate in spring recruitment this year than last

Sorority spring recruitment gained popularity this year because of an increase in the number of women allowed to be admitted into each chapter. Last year, Panhellenic Council voted to either add another chapter to Bradley’s greek life or increase the total of women accepted into…

Students suffer with stomach flu this season

A seasonal outbreak of the stomach flu has hit Bradley. Medical Director of Health Services Dr. Jessica Higgs said there have been many students calling in with the stomach flu, but it hasn’t been more than any other year. “This is a fairly normal amount…

Dance off not end to Easter Seals fundraising

Nine couples competed in eight dance categories to raise money last Friday. This year’s “Do You Want to Dance for Easter Seals?”competition featured a range of dancers from swing to hip-hop to tap dance. The event, that raised money for Easter Seals of Peoria, was…

Bradley honors black history with variety of events

President Barack Obama recently visited Illinois to help celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday in Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield. Students said they think President Obama’s achievements are a wonderful addition to the celebration of Black History Month.  “Even though the accomplishments of Barack Obama have changed…

“Lord of the Rings”trilogy scholar discusses J.R.R. Tolkien

Douglas Anderson didn’t know that his first reading of “The Lord of the Rings” when he was 13 years old would lead to his career as an expert on J.R.R. Tolkien. “I was visiting my older sister, and she gave me the Tolkien books to…

Professor talks of love, appreciation for movies

At first glance, you might think Steve Warner is just another college student in his faded wash jeans and polo T-shirt. However, this mild-mannered man is actually a Bradley professor. With an office that is “literally a closest, it is used for storage,” Warner is…

Stimulus package passes

Aspects of package may affect Bradley students The $787 billion economic stimulus bill, which President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday, includes a higher education tax credit aimed at helping families with children in college. Financial Assistance Director Dave Pardieck said the increased tax…

Bradley donor gifts decline

Bradley’s endowment decreased 26 percent in the last six months of 2008, as donors’ wallets pinched and stocks plummeted. Vice President for Business Affairs Gary Anna said students shouldn’t see any immediate impact, but the drop has caused some belt-tightening and may cause more in…

Safety gets sized up a year after NIU

Last Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University, during which six were killed and 22 were wounded. Since then, Bradley has taken measures meant to prevent a similar situation from happening here. “You are always looking for ways to…

Cult film “Office Space” celebrates 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Mike Judge’s famous film, “Office Space,” graced theaters and quickly became an American cult classic. The “Office Space” cast reunited in Austin, Texas, this month for the 10th anniversary of the film, according to Cinematical.com. Over 1,200 fans and cast…

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