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CFA – College Full of Adjuncts

By Lee Pikelny

In Bradley University’s Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, part-time faculty members, or adjuncts, have been called on to teach students various skills for different fields. Each department – Art, Communication, Interactive Media, Music and Theatre Arts – has its own set of adjuncts, with some being utilized differently than others. We’ll see how various staff members came to Bradley, look at the different courses they teach, and hear a student’s take on his experience with the part-time crew.

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The Art of Underage Drinking

By Evan Wixom

Bradley University is known for its academic strength, but is also known for something you probably won’t find in any publication: Bradley’s party scene. And the drinking. And the frats. Oh god, the frats. I attempt to delve into the underworld of drinking on campus, if it’s a problem and if Bradley is really any that much different than any other college. (more…)

Gargoyles, grotesques and Gothic guardians, oh my!

by Vickie Berkow

You can’t visit Europe without seeing one. They can be spotted up high, tucked away behind pillars and stained glass windows, peering down on the scene below. Gargoyles have been an integral part of Gothic architecture in European cathedrals since the medieval period, but they have also been found worldwide, dating back to ancient Egypt. So how did these creatures, particularly grotesques, make their way to Bradley University’s campus? Find out why the guardians are here, what impact they have made on Bradley’s culture and learn more about other gargoyles across the globe. (more…)

Success Lacking on the Hilltop in Bradley Athletics

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on May 9, 2013
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by Tim Lahey and Miles Himmel

Bradley Athletics have had a long tradition of winning in athletics, but are in a bit of a slump recently. In this article, the current state of the Athletic department is looked at and their goals to improve. In the video,  Athletic Director Dr. Michael Cross, talks about the future of Bradley sports. Kirk Wessler and Dave Reynolds of the Peoria Journal Star, sat down during this weeks podcast and gave their views on the past and what they think the future could hold. Examining the past four years, the women’s basketball team was the only team sport in the athletic department that boasted a .500 winning percentage or better.

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“Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism”

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on April 14, 2013
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By Samantha D’Anna

Sally Winn, Vice President of Feminists for Life, explains why she believes women deserve better than abortion in her presentation “Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism.”

 

Sally Winn visits Bradley Students; advocates pro-life feminism

By Jacob Terranova

Sally Winn, vice-president for feminists for life, came to Bradley to speak to students about pro-life feminism on Wednesday. Winn argues that feminism is inherently pro-life, and the illusion of choice is actually a disenfranchisement towards women. Check out my live tweets of the speech. 

Spring is Here: So What is the Best Part?

I run around Bradley University’s Quad trying to find out what is the best part about the summer! I even interview some people playing football.

Just A Lil Catch On BU Hilltop

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on April 9, 2013
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By: Christopher G. Morgan

To friends decided to go outside and enjoy the 70 degree weather that has finally evaded the Hilltop! With gloves in one hand and baseball in the other, these two friends are ready to play catch and make this day an epic one! Hanging out and playing a little catch, what could be better!

Spring is in the Air

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on April 8, 2013
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By: Miles Himmel
As customary with all Peorians, when there’s a modicum of sunlight after the winter month’s, they all come out of hibernation. That’s the case for Bradley senior, Kevin Paulson. Paulson decided to come out and play some basketball after class one day, after noticing the weather changing. After a major snow storm a week before, it was all sunshine and for Paulson a great time to get a tan as well as shoot some hoops.

Bradley Students Wag into Spring

Posted in Uncategorized by com360bu on April 8, 2013
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By Samantha D’Anna

Students and their dogs welcome the warm weather by spending time at the Laura Bradley Dog park near campus. Visit http://www.peoriaparks.org/bradley-dog-park for directions and more information about the dog park.

Music: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
I do not own the copyright to this song.

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