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  • Garage fire extinguished Sunday - Peoria Journal StarGarage fire extinguished Sunday - Peoria Journal Star

    Garage fire extinguished SundayPeoria Journal StarPEORIA — Peoria Fire Department crews extinguished a heavy fire coming from the front corner of a two-stall, detached garage Sunday evening in the 2000 block of North California. The fire was contained to the exterior wall and attic area. There were ...and more »

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  • Peoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812 - Peoria Journal StarPeoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812 - Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria Journal StarPeoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812Peoria Journal StarBut Illinois schoolchildren studying the war could also learn about the burning of a settlement in their own territory, one set ablaze by their own countrymen: the village located where Peoria stands today, in a location that had been settled since the ...and more »

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  • Arson suspected in Peoria fire at two self-storage units - Peoria Journal StarArson suspected in Peoria fire at two self-storage units - Peoria Journal Star

    CIproud.comArson suspected in Peoria fire at two self-storage unitsPeoria Journal StarPEORIA — Arson was suspected in an early Sunday morning fire in which two self-storage units burned and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to the Peoria Fire Department. Battalion Chief Aldo Scott said 15 firefighters responded to ...Peoria Fire Department investigating storage facility fireCIproud.comall 2 news articles »

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  • Peoria Symphony Orchestra performs a special winter program - CIproud.comPeoria Symphony Orchestra performs a special winter program - CIproud.com

    CIproud.comPeoria Symphony Orchestra performs a special winter programCIproud.comPEORIA - Hundreds of people came out to watch the Peoria Symphony Orchestra perform at the Riverside Community Church in Downtown Peoria Saturday night. They performed Winter Dreams which featured several classic songs by many famous composers like ...

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  • Making Peoria a national arts destination - Peoria Journal StarMaking Peoria a national arts destination - Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria Journal StarMaking Peoria a national arts destinationPeoria Journal StarDAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Eileen and Doug Leunig, background, are often in the driver's seat when it comes to their vision of the importance of art in the community. Their infectious effort often spurs others, like Chuck Gabbert, foreground, to take ...

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  • EPCHS alums donate $1,300 to students in need programEPCHS alums donate $1,300 to students in need program

    A group of East Peoria Community High School alums has given back to its community through donations to a program for students in need. Moms Who Care, a program that started in 2009 at East Peoria Community High School, provides needy students with essentials like food, clothing, hygiene products and school supplies.

    Peoria News / 1 d. 5 h. 13 min. ago
  • Founding, and finding, Fort CrevecoeurFounding, and finding, Fort Crevecoeur

    Among the earliest written records of Illinois and Tazewell County history are found in the journals of the French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle , who is best known in Tazewell County for building a fort at the future location of Creve Coeur in January of 1680. The Pekin Public Library's Local History Room has resources that can help to bring that story to life.

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  • Andre Bohannon, former Peoria councilman, dies at 76 - Peoria Journal StarAndre Bohannon, former Peoria councilman, dies at 76 - Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria Journal StarAndre Bohannon, former Peoria councilman, dies at 76Peoria Journal StarPEORIA — Andre Bohannon, a Peoria City Councilman from 1993 to 1997, died Wednesday at Heartland Health Care Center. He was 76. After a long career in public service, one of his most powerful acts was to speak publicly about his recovery from a ...and more »

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  • Questions abound in firing of Dunlap schools superintendentQuestions abound in firing of Dunlap schools superintendent

    When the ball drops on 2017, Dunlap Community Unit School District 323 will be without a permanent superintendent, as well as two other staffers. Dr. Lisa Parker bid supporters farewell... The post Questions abound in firing of Dunlap schools superintendent appeared first on Chronicle Media.

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  • Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Dec. 15, 2017 - Peoria Journal StarUpcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Dec. 15, 2017 - Peoria Journal Star

    Upcoming entertainment events in the Peoria area: Dec. 15, 2017Peoria Journal StarItems for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at smckee@pjstar.com or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643. Peoria Civic Center. Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW ...

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  • Downtown Peoria commission learns about BU service projects - Peoria Journal StarDowntown Peoria commission learns about BU service projects - Peoria Journal Star

    Downtown Peoria commission learns about BU service projectsPeoria Journal StarPEORIA — The Downtown Advisory Commission learned Thursday that Bradley University students do more than simply take classes on the Hilltop. Meeting at WTVP-TV studios, 101 State Street, Bradley's public relations director Renee Charles said Bradley ...

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  • Peoria Speedway lands Summernationals opener - Peoria Journal StarPeoria Speedway lands Summernationals opener - Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria Speedway lands Summernationals openerPeoria Journal StarFor the first time in series history, the highly coveted opening race of the annual UMP Summernationals will be held at Peoria Speedway, as announced at the PRI show in Indianapolis last week. The series will race 28 races in 32 days in seven different ...

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  • Luciano: Through his essays and widow, Dan Fogelberg looks back at Peoria - Peoria Journal StarLuciano: Through his essays and widow, Dan Fogelberg looks back at Peoria - Peoria Journal Star

    Peoria Journal StarLuciano: Through his essays and widow, Dan Fogelberg looks back at PeoriaPeoria Journal StarThere are no Fogelbergs left in Peoria. Long a widow herself, his mother, Margaret, died two years ago. His siblings live out of state. Though Jean Fogelberg has no Peoria roots, her husband shared many memories of his boyhood home. And when he died ...and more »

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  • Longtime regional ‘Honor Flight’ organizer makes final landingLongtime regional ‘Honor Flight’ organizer makes final landing

    After helping veterans on 33 Honor Flights during the past seven years, John Dust remembers every trip as unique and humbling. “It was a life-changing experience,” Dust said of... The post Longtime regional ‘Honor Flight’ organizer makes final landing appeared first on Chronicle Media.

    Chronicle Media / 4 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • Peoria County News BriefsPeoria County News Briefs

    STATE New hotline to help opioid addicts, families Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a statewide hotline created to get immediate help to individuals and families affected by opioid... The post Peoria County News Briefs appeared first on Chronicle Media.

    Chronicle Media / 4 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • Peoria County Calendar of Events Dec. 13 – Dec. 17Peoria County Calendar of Events Dec. 13 – Dec. 17

    DEC.  14 Cirque Dreams Holidaze Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St., Bloomington $38-$73 Stage production of soaring acrobatics and illusions. For more... The post Peoria County Calendar of Events Dec. 13 – Dec. 17 appeared first on Chronicle Media.

    Chronicle Media / 5 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • 120 years after his death, Peoria sailor will be memorialized120 years after his death, Peoria sailor will be memorialized

    PEORIA - Nearly 120 years after his death in the Spanish-American War, a Peorian cut down in the thick of battle will be honored in his hometown. George Henry Ellis spent only a short time in the city after being born, by all accounts and historical records.

    Peoria News / 6 d. 1 h. 23 min. ago
  • Candidates file for 2018 Peoria County electionsCandidates file for 2018 Peoria County elections

      The following is a list of candidates who have filed for Peoria County offices in the 2018 election.  All offices are four-year terms except those otherwise specified.   ... The post Candidates file for 2018 Peoria County elections appeared first on Chronicle Media.

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  • State candidates in Tri-County region set for March primaryState candidates in Tri-County region set for March primary

      The following is a list of candidates who have filed to run in the March 2018 primary for state representatives and state senators from districts that serve voters across McLean,... The post State candidates in Tri-County region set for March primary appeared first on Chronicle Media.

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  • Marmion Men's Chorus sends Antonio Petrucci to All-State ConferenceMarmion Men's Chorus sends Antonio Petrucci to All-State Conference

    Antonio Petrucci, a junior at Marmion Academy in Aurora, will sing tenor at the All-State Illinois Music Education Association Conference Jan. 25-27 in Peoria. Marmion Academy junior Antonio Petrucci of St. Charles has been selected to sing tenor at the All-State Illinois Music Education Association Conference in Peoria.

    Peoria News / 8 d. 17 h. 27 min. ago
  • Bernard W. McIntyreBernard W. McIntyre

    This passage is to share with you the life of Bernard Walter McIntyre of Illinois, most recently in Sterling, but previously from Peoria, Dixon, and Rock Falls. Bernard, also known as "Bernerd", "Bernie", "Mac", "Bernie Mac", and even "Butch", was a very likable man.

    Peoria News / 8 d. 21 h. 32 min. ago
  • St. Boniface choir joins top ranks with ILMEA All-State Elementary selectionSt. Boniface choir joins top ranks with ILMEA All-State Elementary selection

    St. Boniface's fifth- and sixth-grade students are making quite a name for themselves throughout the state in the choir ranks. Six St. Boniface School fifth- and sixth-grade students have been named to the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Elementary Choirs.

    Peoria News / 9 d. 4 h. 1 min. ago
  • Holiday celebrations not an easy time for those with addictionsHoliday celebrations not an easy time for those with addictions

       During the next few weeks the calendar will overflow with celebrations.    Christmas dinners, weddings, reunions, corporate parties, New Year’s Eve festivities — events... The post Holiday celebrations not an easy time for those with addictions appeared first on Chronicle Media.

    Chronicle Media / 9 d. 13 h. 6 min. ago
  • Andy's Diner woven into Pekin's historyAndy's Diner woven into Pekin's history

    Threads that compose a fabric of Pekin's history are woven through a cozy family restaurant just north of downtown. They stretch as well into Peoria, where Andy Krakos opened three eateries in the early 1950's one on Main Street near Bradley University, another at Forrest Hill and Knoxville avenues, and a third on Farmington Road.

    Peoria News / 10 d. 0 h. 35 min. ago
  • Reasons for producing art as varied as mediums for Peoria area veteransReasons for producing art as varied as mediums for Peoria area veterans

    Veteran Randy Prunty and Michael Gilmore, a member of U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood's staff, look at an exhibit during last year's 22VA Veteran's Art Show at the Peoria Public Library. 22VA is a group of veteran artists that want to help other veterans express themselves through visual and creative arts.

    Peoria News / 10 d. 11 h. 26 min. ago
  • Regional Peoria art show provides outlet for veteransRegional Peoria art show provides outlet for veterans

    Finding art to be therapeutic during and after his 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Michael Ragan is encouraging other veterans to express themselves as artists through the 22VA “Sometimes... The post Regional Peoria art show provides outlet for veterans appeared first on Chronicle Media.

    Chronicle Media / 10 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • Peoria Heights man charged with murder in child's deathPeoria Heights man charged with murder in child's death

    A central Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the October death of a 16-month-old boy. Police on Tuesday arrested 34-year-old Joshua A. Rutledge of Peoria Heights.

    Peoria News / 11 d. 8 h. 10 min. ago
  • IL: CityLink's Proposed North Side Site Riles ResidentsIL: CityLink's Proposed North Side Site Riles Residents

    Dec. 06--PEORIA -- A meeting Tuesday about CityLink's proposed North Side Transfer Zone generated plenty of questions and answers, and frustration. "Do you even care about our concerns?" one woman asked officials from CityLink and TranSystems, a Kansas-City, Mo., based firm that has been consulting on the project.

    Peoria News / 11 d. 8 h. 10 min. ago
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    STATE State troopers release holiday traffic stats On-duty state troopers spent their Thanksgiving weekend handling nearly 10,000 incidents and issuing citations in more than half... The post Peoria County News Brief appeared first on Chronicle Media.

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  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic StateHyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State

    Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common.

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  • Vendor change delays Amtrak's new high-speed rail carsVendor change delays Amtrak's new high-speed rail cars

    PEORIA, Ill. - Plans to introduce new, high-speed rail passenger cars in Illinois are in motion, but a spokesperson for Amtrak says it could be two or three more years before they are in place.

    Peoria News / 12 d. 10 h. 47 min. ago
  • Peoria Calendar of Events Dec.  7 – Dec. 12Peoria Calendar of Events Dec. 7 – Dec. 12

    DEC.   7 Christmases Past Through Advertising Thursday, 7 p.m. Chillicothe Historical Society, 723 N. 4th St. Free In addition to the election of 2018 officers, there will be a program... The post Peoria Calendar of Events Dec. 7 – Dec. 12 appeared first on Chronicle Media.

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  • Over $900,000 raised in Giving Tuesday eventsOver $900,000 raised in Giving Tuesday events

    Bradley raised $916,458 from 1,714 donors this week as it took part in the international Giving Tuesday event. This is the third year Bradley has participated in Giving Tuesday, and to date the university has raised over $3 million for scholarships and individual departments across campus. Jocelyn McDowell, director of constituent relations, said the theme for this year’s event on campus was “#BTheDifference.” “This year we were focused more on general participation more than we were hammering in for the dollar,” McDowell said. “We wanted to highlight the Bradley community coming together as one.” To do this, McDowell said campus was invited to stop by the “Hub,” or the main call center for Bradley’s Giving Tuesday event. The Hub was set up in the Peplow Pavillion of the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. “It’s where the magic happens,” McDowell said. “As a way to really celebrate the campus community coming together, we invited [visitors]. We had them make [decorative coasters], they had the opportunity to play games, eat food and just partake in the day to see what it was all about … I know the Bradley Fund callers loved seeing people there. It meant a lot to them.” McDowell said the Hub gave donors, volunteers and community members a place to catch up with each other during one of the busiest times of the year. “It gave everyone an excuse to get up and take a break,” McDowell said. “There were a lot of [conversations] that wouldn’t normally happen – they were in person rather than over email. Getting those relationships back face-to-face was nice.” Bradley also hosted Student Giving Week the week of Nov. 13. The week-long event, which was first held in last year, is aimed at educating students on the power of financial gifts, as well as what money goes to when students donate to Bradley. This year 129 gifts totaling $456.22 were made during Student Giving Week. “Money donated during [Student Giving Week and Giving Tuesday] goes to our Endowed Scholarship Fund. That’s always our default,” McDowell said. “But donating [to a specific department] is more common. It gives [donors] the ability to make their gift more tangible, more meaningful. They can really see where their dollars are going. Then there are of course some who just want to give to the greater good, so they let the university give it to the area of greatest need.”

    The Bradley Scout / 15 d. 23 h. 6 min. ago more
  • Students get cultured: International Global Learning Community hosts ‘Life in Korea’Students get cultured: International Global Learning Community hosts ‘Life in Korea’

    Students converse in Korean with Jihyun Kim, assistant professor of international studies.Photo by Aamir Mitchell “Annyeong-ha-se-yo” means “hello” in Korean. Students and faculty gathered in the Heitz Hall Commuter Lounge last Wednesday to learn more about Korean culture. Titled “Life in Korea,” the event consisted of International Studies Assistant Professor Jihyun Kim teaching the attendees various common greetings in Korean. As a native of South Korea, Kim introduced differences in cultural norms while using a variety of phrases. Kim said her primary intention for the event was to promote cultural competence in a fun and engaging way. “We wanted to use this opportunity to introduce Bradley students to Korean culture,” Kim said. “It’s a very easy language to learn. Understanding different cultures of [various] countries, being kind to people who are different … I believe that this is something that can make a change in the way that we relate to each other whether it is to relate to people from other countries or other people in America.” Students of various backgrounds had the opportunity to try different phrases in Korean, practicing the language and engaging with one another. One student in attendance was Brittany Horton, who described the event as a success. Students converse in Korean with Jihyun Kim, assistant professor of international studies.Photo by Aamir Mitchell “It’s good to be able to meet other people who are interested in Korea as well,” Horton, a graduate student in the curriculum and instruction program, said. “[Its nice to see] when everyone realizes that there is so much more out there to learn. Being able to interact with people from different religious groups, cultural groups, racial, ethnic groups … socioeconomic backgrounds … just being more inclusive and accepting. I feel like this group has brought [it] up all together [this evening] with that interest.” According to the organizer of the event senior John Roop, the discussion was hosted by the International Global Learning Community, a student organization on campus. “The International Global Learning Community is comprised of students who have expressed interest in international affairs,” Roop, civil engineering major, said. “We have had other events in the past, one discussing culture and life in Germany. We’ve had the [Study] Abroad Office come to speak on some programs available at Bradley. This is still the pilot year for the club, so we are still trying to figure things out.” Towards the end of the event, attending students and faculty were served Korean green tea and Kimchi, a popular vegetable dish in Korea, as they learned to wish each other a happy new year in the language. Students who are interested in International Global Learning Community can contact Roop at jroop@mail.bradley.edu. Those wishing to explore a new culture can register for a study abroad trip by contacting the Study Abroad Office at (309) 677-2562, located in room 246 of Bradley Hall. Applications for May term must be submitted by Jan. 31.

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 2 min. ago more
  • Isn’t he ‘Lauv’-ly?Isn’t he ‘Lauv’-ly?

    Photo via www.idolator.com Indie pop singer Lauv is set to perform on campus at 8 p.m. Sunday in Michel Student Center Ballroom. The concert is hosted by the Activities Council of Bradley University, which began preparing for the concert over two months ago, according to Kelly Wrobel. “It all started when our middle agent had emailed us, and she said, ‘Hey, there is an upcoming artist … coming to campus, and if you’re interested, just let us know,’” Wrobel, who helped plan the concept, said. “It was only for this date [Dec. 3] because he was just, like we said, in the area.” Earlier this year, Lauv found success with his single “I Like Me Better” and recently finished touring as the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s Divide Tour in Asia. Additionally, Lauv has also written songs for various artists, including Demi Lovato and Charli XCX. “He just was opening for Ed Sheeran, and I think that is cool to have someone like that on campus,” Wrobel, a senior public relations major, said. “His music has over 2.5 million listens on Spotify. He wrote a song for Demi Lovato, so he has a really good track record. So I think that is really cool for us as a small school to have that opportunity here, and it is exclusive to Bradley students.” Currently, Lauv is performing at a variety of holiday shows and on college campuses. According to Wrobel, planning for the concert with only two and a half months notice is not typical. However, she and fellow event coordinator Sam Bondi, a senior English and public relations double major, were able to put together the show in time. “Primarily, [ACBU’s] events are planned a semester in advance,” Wrobel said. “So, it was just one of those opportunities when if you want this, you need to snatch it now, like there is no wait time. So we decided we had the funds, and we had the people who are willing to do it. So it was kind of crunch time, but also with his background, I don’t think it was extremely stressful to try and market.” The concert is free to Bradley students, something Wrobel said she hopes the Bradley community will capitalize on. “I am really hoping that people will take advantage of [Lauv’s concert at Bradley],” Wrobel said. “Since his prices are going up for his show, and he’s kind of blowing up. So I think that he is going to get pretty big in the next few months or year, and we can say, ‘Oh, he was on Bradley’s campus, and I got to see him for free.’” While the concert is free to Bradley students, it is closed to the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, and only 500 will be let into the Student Center Ballroom for the concert.

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 3 min. ago more
  • Holidays inspire giving spirit in studentsHolidays inspire giving spirit in students

    Assisting the Trewyn Middle School isn’t a new agenda for the Lewis J. Burger for Leadership and Public Service, and the partnership has continued to make a difference for children in need. In an upcoming project, “A Hand Up for the Holidays,” a service team of over 100 volunteers is collecting donations for new school uniforms, school supplies and clothing for more than 125 children this December. Trewyn school is currently located in the poorest district in Peoria and often struggles to meet the needs of students beyond the classroom. Ben Wright, assistant director of the LJB Center and head of the project described the need for support as overwhelmingly high. “Imagine wearing the outfit you’re in every single school day,” Wright said. “It’s going to be tattered and worn, crumpled and unclean. A lot of these kids only have one uniform. Some wear them from year to year, too.” While winter clothing drives are always helpful during this time of year, Wright said the need resides in unexpected and every day items like socks, underwear and food items. “There’s actually an overflow of hats and gloves from previous donations, so now we’re trying to focus on providing those basic needs they’re not getting at home,” Wright said. The center held a book drive for the school earlier this year called “Fall in Love with Reading.” Students were asked to donate not to the schools, but directly to the students. “At the library there, students can’t take books home,” Wright said. “The school is worried they won’t bring them back. We wanted them to have access to these resources at home too.” According to Wright, the Lewis J. Burger service will continue to foster its relationship with Trewyn schools, working to provide resources underprivileged children. To get involved with the upcoming service projects, email Wright at bewright2@fsmail.bradley.edu.  

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 4 min. ago more
  • Helping hurricane victims in the holiday spiritHelping hurricane victims in the holiday spirit

    Harvey. Irma. Jose. Maria. These were the storms that struck the southern United States and Caribbean islands this past fall. Though the storms subsided, the damage is still affecting millions of lives. Maria, the most recent of the major hurricanes, resulted in a death toll of 55 and approximately $95 billion in damage costs, according to CNN. One student, junior Jessica Caraos, took action to raise money to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. “It was the day after Halloween, and I was walking around campus listening to Christmas music, and the song popped up on my playlist,” Caraos, an early childhood education major, said. The song she heard on her playlist was the 1984 hit single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band-Aid. Band-Aid wrote the song to aid the victims of the 1983-1985 Ethiopian famine. Its famous chorus sings “Feed the world, let them know it’s Christmas time again.” Though the project stems from the love of a song, Caraos said she believes helping people is the best way to support the victims of Hurricane Maria. “I am a lover of all things Christmas but also a lover of helping out people when I have the ability to,” Caraos said. “I thought about the history of the song, and thought about how cool it would be if I could get different student organizations to participate in an effort to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria.” With sponsorship from Residence Hall Association, her passion for helping others and her Christmas spirit, Caraos was motivated to put the project together. She is editing and organizing the project by herself. “I will be filming the student organizations singing the different parts of the song, and compiling them into one video that flows together, where everyone is singing together,” Caraos said. “Filming will take place [Dec. 2 and 3] from 12 to 6 [p.m.], and I will be filming at different places around campus.” Caraos said she plans to complete the project by the week of Dec. 4, just in time for the holiday season. She is also planning a viewing party on campus that will present the final version of the project. Those attending are suggested to donate $2. “Once the video has been shown on campus, I plan on releasing the video on social media for people to share,” Caraos said. “All money that is collected from both the viewing party on campus and from social media fundraising will be donated to Hurricane Maria Victims through Red Cross.”

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 4 min. ago more
  • Brief: Students advised to renew New York Times subscriptionBrief: Students advised to renew New York Times subscription

    Bradley offers students free subscriptions annually to gain access to the New York Times online. Students can access to all news articles, blogs and other features of the site through their online accounts. Any students looking to sign up or renew their subscription from last year can go to nyt.bradley.edu for a full year of access.

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 4 min. ago
  • Menorahs, jingle bells and snow: Students celebrate Winter Break in their own styleMenorahs, jingle bells and snow: Students celebrate Winter Break in their own style

    When students finally get to trek home after a series of finals-induced heart attacks, not everyone’s trip includes jamming out to Michael Bublé. For some, break means sleeping and petting your dog. For others, break is a chance to celebrate holidays with family. Who needs Geisert’s salad bar, anyway, when students have plans like this?    Jared Vergotine, Jewish, freshman economics major   What are some misconceptions about Hanukkah? “One of the common misconceptions is that we get a present every day. That’s not the case … In my family, there’s usually the one major gift, and then pajamas and then something else that I want. There didn’t used to be gift giving on Hanukkah until it was given on Christmas, and then whoever the genius Jewish parent saw that and was like, ‘Ooh, assimilation.’ Props to them.”   What are some traditions that you celebrate? “It’s traditional to eat a lot of food that incorporates a lot of oil. So we eat latkes, jelly donuts called ‘sufganiyot,’ we play dreidel, have gelt [which are] chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil, [and go to] services. Usually, you go on the first night and whenever Shabbat service is that year.”     Haleemah Na’Allah, Muslim, freshman political science and philosophy double major   Are you planning on doing anything holiday related over winter break? “No. Our two holidays [called Eid] change what time [of the year] they are according to the Lunar Calendar. One fell in June, another around Labor Day. There is a big prayer at the beginning of the day. Afterwards, you have a huge brunch.We have a month called ‘Ramadan,’ and we fast for a month. Every day, we don’t eat from [dawn until sunset].”   Has the way you celebrate Eid changed throughout your life? “When I was younger I lived in Springfield, and we had this tradition where all the young kids would go around to all the adults, and we’d be like, ‘Happy Eid,’ and they’d give us all money. You’d come home with $50, and you thought that you were rich.”     Emily Banwart, Christian, senior elementary education major   What are some favorite childhood memories of the holidays? “My dad would [always] put up a huge wall of wrapping paper covering the door of whatever room had gifts in it. My parents always print out the meaning of Christmas, and we take turns reading different sections of the piece of paper. One year, when my youngest brother was smaller, after we read through the little sheet of paper we used him as a battering ram to go through the wall of wrapping paper.”   Do you have any traditions that you do with your family? “On Christmas morning we have a treasure hunt that can last anywhere from an hour to three. There are Christmas mornings where we don’t open up our presents until three or four in the afternoon just because it takes us so long, and the ending point is opening gifts.”  

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 5 min. ago more
  • Brief: Fall CommencementBrief: Fall Commencement

    Bradley sends off its graduating students on Dec. 16 in Renaissance Coliseum. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately noon. Parking will be available in the parking deck located at 900 N. Maplewood Ave. Students in the ceremony must pick up their caps and gowns in the Peplow Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. Tickets are not required for the event, and there is no limit to the number of guests who can attend.

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  • Brief: Library extends hours to accommodate finalsBrief: Library extends hours to accommodate finals

    The Cullom-Davis Library extended its hours of operation this week to give students a place to study during finals. The library will remain open 24 hours a day until Tuesday, Dec. 12. The library will also be serving coffee, tea and hot chocolate throughout finals week. The library staff recommends students bring their own cups for the beverages.

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  • Brief: Late Night BU’s winter wonderlandBrief: Late Night BU’s winter wonderland

    The final Late Night BU of the semester will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Markin Center. Beginning at 9 p.m., the event will feature an escape room, a scarf-crafting station and include a cookie decorating stand. Walking tacos and hot chocolate will be provided to attendees.

    The Bradley Scout / 16 d. 21 h. 5 min. ago