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Kottaras Handles the Distance by Andres Rodriguez

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

 

Life on the Road Second Nature to Kottaras
For Bradley student James Kottaras life away from home is nothing new to him. The game of baseball has taken Kottaras to various locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Starting at the age of fifteen he has participated in baseball tournaments against teams all over the world and learned to cope with the distance from his family. With his parents living in Toronto, Ontario, Kottaras’ birthplace, and a brother playing professional baseball family time is limited. The google map provided displays the locations Kottaras has been along with his family locations. A video interview exclusive with Kottaras captures his personal feelings on baseball, traveling, and the relationship with his family.

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African American Greek Membership Increasing Steadily

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

The stepping, calls and colors only scratch the surface of what African American Greek organizations are all about. There are currently eight on Bradley University’s campus and each organization is very big on community service and high scholastic achievement. Jesse Koch tells readers why these organizations are doing something that the other Greek councils can learn from. There is also a timeline to learn more about these organizations and video links to watch their stepping* and strolling*.

*definition terms are provided below

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Ben Clark – Is summer finally here?

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Bradley University students are finishing up the school year and getting ready for summer. Packing up to head home, they have many different plans and aspirations for the coming months.  Some will be interning, others working and some just spending time catching up on sleep and relaxing. Many students go home, but there will also be many sticking around the Peoria area. An interactive calendar of events showing what’s going on around Peoria this summer has also been created for anyone who will be staying in the area or just visiting at some point during the summer break.

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Lights, Camera, Popcorn!

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Lights, Camera, Popcorn!

We are in the midst of a popcorn crazed world. One may not know this, but anyone who has worked at a movie theater can help explain how popcorn can cause one to tightrope on the edge of insanity. For Ashley Jones, an employee at AMC Showplace 8 in Galesburg, IL, popcorn has become a everyday companion. Luckily, for her, she gets to witness the excessive amount of toppings one can add to the common movie treat.  Live video footage of what seasoning may be present at a theater, as well as inputs on what makes for the best popcorn, can be found in this post. A graph showing the severity of buttering ones popcorn only makes things better for the viewer when seeing how many calories are actually in a bag of popcorn. For those who did not catch the sarcasm in the phrase “makes things better,” I assure you it was there.

By Shawn Bates

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Inside look at Bradleypalooza by Bill Hopkins

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Over the weekend of May 1, 2011, Bradley University welcomed five musical acts of varying fame to its campus.  Through inclement weather, these acts, Fresh Valuez, Jared Bartman, Astonish, Na Palm and Free Sol, all took the stage in the Robert H, Michel Student Center in front fans.

In the print story, the focus was the general rundown of the concert.  Highlights, fan reaction and organizer’s point of view.  This gives insight to concert and everything that went into it.

The video just looks into one artist, Jared Bartman, and his  return to Bradley’s campus.

The online extra breaks down the concert’s performers.  It will contain links and visuals that will pique the viewer’s interest about bands they might listen to.

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(Markus Johnson Com 360 final project)

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Come springtime it’s Location, Location, Location for BU upperclassmen

My story covers the thought process behind why and where upperclassmen decide to live in the fall. Through analysis of the different housing options and interviews with Bradley students, my story examines this question from a few different angles. Whether that be on or off campus, my story delves into the differences and why people pick what they pick. (more…)

Bradley baseball’s “roller coaster” season

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

The Bradley baseball team has had its ups and downs this season. After a hot start at the beginning of the year that saw the Braves beat Big Ten opponents, Indiana, Purdue and Illinois Bradley has struggled in Missouri Valley Conference play in the latter part of the season. This blog diagrams the entire season as well as a recent game versus Southern Illinois.

By Alex Ross

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Job or no job, summer is here for Bradley students

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Summer is on in full swing for Bradley University students. And whether that means lounging in the sun, studying up for a summer class or working your tail off just to make a buck, Summer is here! In the print article we explore what it’s like to be a student who finally catches a break after working for three summers in a row. In the video, we talk to some kids on campus about where they’re planning on working, and finally, in the online extra we looks at some facts and figures about what kind of a boost to the work force summer time brings! All this and more past the link!

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Jake Forney Com 360 Final Project

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

Brimfield Community High School band and choir put on a fundraiser concert. They are trying to earn money to go to Florida this summer and perform at Disney World. There was a bake sale, furniture sale (that was made by the students), and a free concert where donations were welcomed.

by Jake Forney
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Kristin’s Final Multimedia Package

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 10, 2011

New Apartment Complex to Break a 40-year Bradley Tradition

For at least 40 years, Bradley University has had a policy in place that requires non-commuting freshmen and sophomores to reside in its residence halls, according to Bradley’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Alan Galsky. But now, for the first time in nearly half a century, underclassmen will have another option. Main Street Commons, an apartment complex being built down the street from the university, will be home to a select group of incoming Bradley freshmen next fall upon its grand opening in August 2011. The group of freshmen will serve as guinea pigs for a pilot program Galsky and the university want to try out. The purpose of the program is to find out whether the off-campus, upscale facility can replicate the living experience of a traditional, on-campus, dormitory-like situation.

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