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Carol Dugat stars as Sojourner Truth in Mission Waco’s MLK play, “A Woman Called Truth,” held on Monday at Jubilee Theatre.
Mission Waco addresses racial tension with play Program, panel focus on past and future, honor MLK By Elizabeth Arnold Reporter
Over 200 people of all ages, colors and backgrounds gathered Monday at the Jubilee Theatre for Mission Waco’s production of “A Woman Called Truth: The Story of Sojourner Truth.” The production was a part of a day long celebration addressing racial history and tensions of Waco. “The play has a lot of parallels to what’s going on now in the world,” said Khira Hailey, program director for the Jubilee Theater. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, everybody has a voice.” Hailey chose the play to emphasize social justice and remind viewers of a lesser-known figure in the abolition and civil rights histories. “Even the young whites and blacks forget their history,” said Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco. “This is our history and we don’t need to live in it, but we’ve got to remember it so we don’t go back.” Following the production, members of the community stayed for
lunch and a discussion on racial issues in the Waco area. Nearly 150 volunteer groups and individuals also spent the afternoon serving at 13 project sites around the community. During the discussion, members from the audience were encouraged to share their stories of racial tension and their hopes for community growth. Topics included interracial marriage, the rewriting of history in textbooks and racial representation. One man delivered a spoken-word poem. “When you talk about love and unity one of the elements of love and unity is the ability to deal with truth,” said Dr. Stephen Reid, a George W. Truett Theological Seminary professor who led the discussion. “Unless we can be truthful about our history, it’s going to be hard to get to that place of love and unity.” Al Pollard, 73, attended the play and discussion after marching SEE
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WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the “shadow of crisis” has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation’s wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class — an agenda more likely to antagonize the new Republican majority than win its approval. In a shift from State of the Union tradition, Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress was less a laundry list of new proposals and more an attempt to sell a story of national economic revival. He appealed for “better politics” in Washington and pledged to work with Republicans, even while touting bread-andbutter Democratic economic proposals and vowing to veto GOP efforts to dismantle his signature achievements. “We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix,” Obama said. “And if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things, it will earn my veto.” Obama’s address marked the first time in his presidency that he stood before a Republicancontrolled Congress. Yet the shift in the political landscape has also been accompanied by a burst of economic growth and hiring, as well as a slight increase in Obama’s once sagging approval ratings. With the economy on more solid footing, the president sought to move away from
the l a focus on austerity and deficitand reduction. Instead, he called forDirec increasing the capital gains ratetypica on couples making more thaneffort $500,000 annually, to 28 percent.anima The president’s tax plan wouldand n also require estates to pay capital “It gains taxes on securities at the timefor fa they’re inherited and slap a fee ontheir the roughly 100 U.S. financial firmsreduc with assets of more than $50 billion. Th Much of the $320 billion insix-pe new taxes and fees would be usedselect for measures aimed at helping the middle class, including a $500 tax credit for some families with two spouses working, expansion of the child care tax credit and a $60 billion program to make community college free. “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well?” Obama asked. “Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?” With an eye on a swirl of foreign policy challenges, Obama also asked Congress to pass a new authorization for military action against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, as well as for legislation to boost U.S. defenses against cyber attacks.
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Gov. Greg Abbott makes his entrance Tuesday through ceremonial swords to be sworn in as the first new governor of Texas in 14 years. See Page 5.
Dr. Edwin Trevathan, dean of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University has been appointed executive vice-president and provost by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. His appointment will become effective on June 1. This comes after the resignation of Dr. Elizabeth Davis in March of last year, who accepted a position at Furman University as president. Following Davis’ resignation, Starr appointed a provost search
committee who led a global effort Like Davis, Trevathan grew up to recommend a new provost for on a university campus and said the university. his decision to enter academia was “Dr. Trevathan brings a direct result of his childhood. outstanding credentials and After obtaining a bachelor’s genuine enthusiasm degree in chemistry in for Baylor’s unique 1977 from Lipscomb mission and the University, Trevathan community vision of went on to obtain a Pro Futuris,” Starr said dual degree in medicine in a press release. and a master’s in public As the chief health from Emory academic officer, University, possibly the Trevathan would first in the country to be responsible for do so. leading university He completed efforts for academic residencies and postTrevathan advancement. doctoral fellowships at
Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Yale University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Trevathan said he has always combined his career with community work, citing his childhood once again, as the chief reason for this characteristic. Trevathan said one thing he’s most excited about is interacting with the Waco community as the provost. “One thing that attracted me SEE
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Philanthropy lab donates $100,000 to Central Texas groups By Elizabeth Arnold Reporter
Eight Waco nonprofit organizations are starting the new year thousands of dollars richer after Baylor’s inaugural “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course distributed $100,000 to those select organizations through a semester-long process. The course was offered as part of the Philanthropy Lab, a program of the Fort Worth-based private foundation Once Vol.117 No. 1
Upon a Time. The program works with universities across the country to teach students the value of philanthropy giving by providing them real money to give. Baylor is the 14th school in the program, joining Harvard, Yale, Stanford and others. “It’s not every day you get a chance to work with $100,000,” said North Richland Hills junior Madison Young, who took the fall class and is serving as a senior advisor for the spring philanthropy class. “It was something you wanted to be doing. There was not only an academic obligation but
also a moral obligation.” The class began with a list of 70 different local nonprofits. After nearly four months of research, phone calls, board meetings and site visits, the class agreed on the eight to receive grants: Waco Habitat for Humanity, Waco Family Health Center, Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas, Talitha Koum Institute, Animal Birth Control Clinic, Compassion Ministries and Act Locally Waco. Each organization received a different amount
of money depending on the specific project the grant funds. Talitha Koum, for example, received a grant for $7,000, to be used towards the training and implementation of brain mapping, a new approach to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the ChildTrauma Academy. The program is intended to identify areas of a child’s brain that have not been adequately developed and then, through appropriate therapy methods, nurture those areas into
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recovery. “In a child from deep, deep poverty, there is almost nothing sequential in their life,” said Susan Cowley, covenant partner and cofounder of Talitha Koum Institute. “There’s almost nothing in their life they can count on. The system fails them and they fail it.” Cowley said the brain-mapping program will allow Talitha Koum to more specifically meet the needs of the children enrolled in their program. SEE
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Lariat Letters Provide more options for required religion courses I wish to provide some perspective from a Baylor student with regard to the subject of the religion courses required at Baylor. As I’m sure you are aware, Baylor University requires every student to take and complete two religion courses in order to receive a diploma from the university. These, along with the two required semesters of Chapel, are a staple in Baylor’s curriculum. However, I and numerous other students feel that these courses are either not relevant enough for the university to require every student to partake in them or that Baylor does
not offer enough alternatives to taking these two specific courses. While not completely voiding the religion courses, I would like to see more options for students when it comes to what religion or religions they would care to learn more about. I feel like doing such would create less of a disinterest for the courses and make students excited to learn about such subjects. — Weatherford sophomore Reid Blackwell Communications major
Wayward-spraying sprinklers need straightening When current Baylor students were asked what some of the most noticeable errors on campus that struck as most prominent were, among the topics presented was poor placement of our campus sprinklers. Although winter has been upon us, many have still noticed how our campus sprinklers tend to miss the grass in many locations, or more specifically, be placed at the very edge to where 80 percent of the water douses the surrounding sidewalks rather than the grass. Many students have complained about how their tuition helps “water the
sidewalk,” and even in some cases, during severe storms. We are all well aware as a student body of Baylor’s vast efforts to maintain a crystal clean and shimmering campus that we can all be proud of, but how much is too much? Awareness of just how much water really is being wasted is necessary as we go forward as a university, to make our campus just as environmentally efficient as it is beautiful. — Katy freshman Cassandra Rodriguez Journalism major
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Dallas junior Dane Chronister wanted a constant reminder of what Jesus Christ did for him. People frequently ask him what the tattoo means, which gives Chronister the opportunity to share his faith.
I wear my story on my arm Many people have been raised to believe that tattoos or ink have a negative connotation when it comes to being a Christian. In 1 Corinthians 6:19 Christ says, “Do you not know your body is your temple?” For years, I was dead-set against ink because of the moral stigmas that I had against decorating your “temple” with different shapes or designs that people find artistically pleasing. I got a tattoo on Jan. 2. I did not do it for aesthetic beauty or so that others would tell me it looked cool, but I did it as a reminder – a note that is jotted down in ink – to remind me every day why I am on this earth. My tattoo would be like a note on my arm, a sort of compass to direct me in the way I am supposed to live my life. I decided months before I actually got the tattoo that I wanted every stain to be significant. The letters all stand for something different and each has something to do with my faith. The letter “A”- Stands for my constant Awareness of God in my life. The letter “D” – Represents my Dependence on Christ in every situation knowing that only He can get me through any obstacle I face. The letter “S” – Is for Sacrifice. It means to sacrifice and serve for others like Christ did for us. The letter “H” – Is Humility. Reminding me to stay humble in everything that I do and to profess my only way to heaven is through Him. The two arrows are meant to represent Hebrews 4:12, which signifies the double-
edged sword that is God’s piercing word in the hearts of sinners. The broken arrow points toward the ground signifies peace and reminds me that instead of feeling anger or wanting war to love thy neighbor and find forgiveness when in the face of resentment. The reason I got it near my veins is because of the simple fact that my blood runs through my veins because of Christ. He alone breathed life into me that I may live for His glory. I must now remind myself every day what I live for and why I am here. The arrows as a whole symbolize this verse in Psalm 127: “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” Because of my love for children and the fact that I am helping lead the children’s worship program at Highland Baptist Church, this verse was a pleasant depiction of that. And finally, the arrows are pointing down my arm so that they instruct me as the hands and feet of God, to reach out and help others and spread God's piercing message across all nations. Even though tattoos are not always seen in the most positive light, I now know where I stand. I have seen the way people inquire about mine and it almost always gives me a chance to share both my testimony and my walk. Unlike a piercing or some other form of body art, my ink has a purpose and that soul purpose is to share God with others. Dane Chronister is a junior journalism major from Dallas. He is a reporter and regular columnist for the Lariat.
It seems as though a student’s work load gets heavier each semester – each day, if we’re honest. With classes, work, homework, group projects, sleep and an attempt at holding a social life, it’s difficult to fit exercise in a “normal” hour range. And while Moody Memorial Library – a place for cognitive development – is open through the wee hours of each day, the McLane Student Life Center – a place for bodily development – does not offer equal hours of operation to Baylor students. Students should be concerned about health. Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and can often be prevented or corrected with regular exercise. By offering 24-hour use of the SLC to students and faculty, the university would show an initiative to put health as a priority and it would help fit students’ schedules. Currently, Moody offers students unlimited access to study areas. The book depositories and research sections close at 1 a.m. every morning. The common locations – Allbritton Foyer, the Garden Level Study Commons,
Prichard Quiet Study Commons and elevator lobbies – are always accessible. The SLC, in contrast, provides students with only 18 hours of use. That’s 25 percent less time to access its facilities. If a student has a job with late hours, like waiting tables, then he or she is not afforded the same opportunity to utilize the SLC as someone whose hours are less demanding or more flexible. The students who are not able to access the SLC at a time that accommodates their schedule either have to pay membership at a local gym or not have access on campus. Access to the SLC – and the option to bring guests at an additional fee – is included in a Baylor student’s tuition. Why keep students from something they are already paying for just because their schedules are full? The purpose of the SLC is to provide an exercise facility to Baylor students, but it is not completely serving that purpose with its current hours. The entire facility would not need to remain in operation during the extended hours. For instance, the rock wall, racquetball and basketball courts, pool and upper levels could all be closed off, while keeping only a minimum staff to operate the weight room and entrance.
Unbridled access to the SLC could keep students from proper amounts of sleep, but it is not the university’s job to exclude members of the community who do not have a “normal” schedule. Honestly, who is really getting the “recommended” amount? While an increase in hours of operation would require Baylor to staff the facility at night, the graveyard shift would not need to be as extensive as the day shift. By only keeping the weight room open at night, staffing could be minimized to only a supervising staff member in the weight room and a desk clerk at the SLC’s entrance. Additionally, later hours could bring opportunity to students who need to work while in school but do not have feasible hours because of their course load and additional obligations. Night shift work is something some will choose to do in the post-graduate work force.Why not make that an available possibility now? With the advent of 24-hour access gyms, it makes sense to offer this possibility to the Baylor community. Allowing students continuous access to an exercise facility could help to improve overall health of the Baylor community.
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Oil prices drop: good or bad? causing a decrease in foreign demand. Because production did not slow down when foreign The recent drop in gas prices demand decreased, there became has caused quite a stir within eco- an abundance of the commodity, nomic circles. causing prices to drop. While many economists are Although this has put money busy analyzing the impact this into the pockets of many conwill have on the sumers, it is economy, one important to thing is certain be aware of the —consumers dangers of deflaare certainly tion. Especially happy. The exdeflation for a tra money that commodity that consumers have brings a lot of been able to revenue for the spend, which state of Texas. Federal Reserve First, workChair woman ers in the oil Janet Yellen field can expect said resembles a to see a decrease tax break, have in the demand had a tremenfor their labor, Reubin Turner dous impact on meaning shorter several sectors hours and layof the economy, offs for some. especially the retail industry. More importantly, both Texas What exactly caused this and my native state of Oklahoma sharp drop in gas prices? Con- will face budget cuts as a result of trary to popular belief, it was the decreased revenue from fallnot the president (nor is he to be ing oil prices. blamed for high gas prices). This These cuts will likely be seen, is simply an application of the unfortunately, in areas of public laws of supply and demand. education. As production slows For the past few years, the down and becomes on par with production of oil, especially in demand, prices will start to rise America, has been relatively again, meaning higher gas prices, high. We would expect this, how- but more money for the state of ever, considering demand has Texas. been relatively high as well. One It seems economics proves important factor that changed, that age-old saying that you can’t however, was an economic down- have your cake and eat it too. turn in Europe this past year, By Reubin Turner City Editor
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Waco resident, Tommy Jones, pushes a shopping chart full of pipes in front of the East Waco Library on Elm Street. The street has been the focus an effort by a group of Baylor business students and Dr. Marlene Reed, a senior lecturer, to renovate one of Waco’s once busy economic centers.
Business students and faculty set out to revitalize surrounding Waco community By Rachel Leland Staff Writer
Though only two miles away from campus, few Baylor students have visited the street that once stood as Waco’s cultural and economic heart. Those who have visited find Elm Street bears more resemblance to a ghost town than the bustling economic center it once was. Now, over 60 years since the community was devastated by a tornado in 1953 that claimed hundreds of businesses, a specialized team of Baylor business students led by Dr. Marlene Reed, a senior lecturer, have set themselves to the task of revitalizing the community. Composed of a group of handselected senior business majors, the class organized itself into seven teams, which will home in on specific community needs the project would require, such as damage assessment and commu-
nity engagement. The students met with a local councilman and business owners to better understand the changes and solutions developing on Elm Street, and what development would bring for home and business owners in the area. The team researched the community’s reaction to the development of previous buildings in the area, such as McLane Stadium. “We wanted to make sure the people already in the community didn’t feel left out of the picture,” said Coppell senior Elizabeth Starr. One of the group’s chief concerns was that renovations could potentially introduce gentrification to the community. Most of the homeowners in the area are low-income and might not be able to afford the higher property taxes that new businesses would bring. “That’s an area where the city can step in and do certain things like rent control,” said Alamo, Ca-
lif., senior Michael Summers. Aside from rising property taxes, many homes could face demolition if they have already been marked by the city. The residential development team found that inexpensive housing could be provided for current residents if they introduced “container homes.” Stylish and affordable, container homes are refurbished shipping containers that cost approximately $52,000 to buy and transform into a house. Though these homes could be made for little money, the entire development of Elm Street would be much more costly. Much of the infrastructure is old and decrepit. Pipes must be replaced and sidewalks repaved. Fortunately, the students discovered that the city of Waco actually has Tax Increment Financing funds, which are public finances reserved for building infrastructure, particularly in poor communities.
“We kind of realized that it wasn’t the lack of funding that was holding everything back,” said senior Clayton Morris. The students found the city was eager to contribute the TIF money to developing East Waco, but that it had not begun the process of determining where the money could best be used. Those who the teams presented before were impressed by the amount of in-depth research the students undertook. “Baylor brings not only professorial expertise, but the passion, inspiration and brilliance of students like these amazing members of the business school,” said Megan Henderson, executive director of the Waco Downtown Development Corp., who worked closely with the teams. Though the students will graduate in May, Reed intends to continue connecting the skills and resources of her students with needs in East Waco in years to come.
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Spit in your soup might not be unintentional By Amanda Yarger Reporter
A Baylor professor’s study is gaining national attention for finding that 6 percent of food service industry employees contaminate food and engage in other deviant workplace behaviors. Dr. Emily Hunter, assistant professor in management, said the causes behind these attitudes vary. “We perceive deviance or bad things at work happening because of a few bad apples, but the research shows it’s all a part of a circumstance or situation,” Hunter said. She said often, an employee can inappropriately react to a situation. Hunter co-authored an internationally recognized tenyear study focusing on workplace deviance. Workplace deviance is any behavior that may negatively impact the establishment atmosphere. A survey of approximately 400 service industry participants found a majority of servers have engaged in deviant behavior. Almost eighty percent talked poorly of a customer, while 72 percent lied to a customer. Approximately 43 percent argued with a customer and 6 percent contaminated food. As of May 2013, over 3 million Americans were working in the food service industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Known for its fast-paced atmosphere, the service industry’s environment provides many stressors that can affect employees’ interactions with customers, Hunter said. Some servers, however,
have the natural tendency to become agitated. Employees who have the inclination to be angry may have a difficult time controlling that anger. Inability to hide that anger could lead to direct conflict with a customer through a passive-aggressive attitude. Employees may ignore customers or offer fewer services because they feel the risk of punishment from their company is low. “The majority of bad behaviors are those less likely to have consequences,” Hunter said. “They’re less likely to get fired for ignoring a customer or talki n g about a customer behind their Hunter back. E v e n arguing with a customer is not as bad as contaminating food or stealing a tip.” Fraudulent tipping and food contamination represent two of the worst offenses recorded in the study. Eleven percent of Hunter’s survey participants admitted to adding a tip to a customer’s bill. Often a server may act defensive in response to customer’s attitude without a full consideration of the complaint by the customer, causing a situation to escalate. Robinson junior Coleman Swoveland bartends and serves at Torchy’s Tacos. He admits he ignores a customer
who acts rude. “I’m more likely to not upsell or save them money,” Swoveland said. “I wait until they leave and then I’ll make a comment about them.” A business can use different methods to help ease the frustration employees may experience at work, including allowing servers to give small discounts or take periodic rest breaks. Edinbury freshman Elvia Cardenas, a server at Pizza Hut, said her supervisors allow employees to stop service to patrons who are rude or disruptive. “We have a policy that if a customer is rude, we actually tell them, ‘I’m sorry, but let me speak with the manager,’” Cardenas said. “Then we go and get the manager and tell them they’re being rude.” Instead of reacting defensively, Hunter suggests allowing servers to offer small incentives to the customer in exchange for the complaint. “Allowing employees to offer small discounts or reparations to try as a first step to help a customer feel satisfied when they leave, you may never need the supervisor,” she said. Other methods employees may use include emotionally distancing themselves from the customer. The customer can also do their part to not provide additional stress for the server. Interactions can become “tit for tat” between the customer and server, Hunter said. “By being impatient or demanding, the server may want to get back at them,” she said.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, left, with daughter Audrey, center, and wife, Cecilia, waves during an inauguration parade, Tuesday in Austin.
Abbott becomes first new Texas governor since 2000 By Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno Associated Press
AUSTIN — Republican Greg Abbott was sworn in Tuesday as Texas’ first new governor in more than 14 years, though he’s expected to keep the state’s conservative focus as he concentrates on border security, education and economic issues. Abbott was inaugurated in a ceremony on the Capitol steps that also featured new Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. That kicked off daylong festivities that organizers raised more than $4.5 million to stage, which include
a parade through Austin, a barbeque with four tons of beef brisket, a ball and a concert featuring Lady Antebellum. The 57-year-old Abbott succeeds Rick Perry, who took office December 2000 and says he’ll announce an expected second presidential run perhaps as early as May or June. Perry, who took over after George W. Bush was elected president, was the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Politics in the nation’s second most-populous state aren’t expected to change much under Abbott, who says he’ll be as strongly conservative
as Perry. But Abbott, a former state attorney general and Texas Supreme Court justice, brings a lawyerly mentality different from his predecessor’s political cowboy persona. Abbot has said his top priorities are securing the Texas-Mexico border, bolstering transportation and water infrastructure, improving education and encouraging job growth through state-directed economic development programs. He’s largely avoided hot-button conservative issues raised by the tea party-backed Patrick and other top Republicans, including immigration and school vouchers.
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Fresh food van distributes veggies to Wacoans in need By Dane Chronister Reporter
Attendees at Saturday’s Waco Downtown Farmers Market witnessed the ribbon cutting ceremony for World Hunger Relief ’s newest venture – the Veggie Van. The World Hunger Relief Veggie Van recently launched a mobile shop of locally grown vegetables harvested at the World Hunger Relief farm north of Waco. These vegetables are gathered, sold and distributed throughout Waco in order to provide for those who do not have access to fresh produce. The USDA classifies various parts of Waco as food deserts, or urban environments with limited access to affordable fresh foods. The World Hunger Relief administration joined in countless community meetings in order to figure out ways the organization could help people affected by this. According to the World Hunger Relief website, nearly 58,000 people in Waco live in food deserts, which is 46.5 percent of the total population. “The idea of having a mobile market has been on our minds for probably a decade,” said Matt Hess, executive director of World Hunger Relief. Both the Cooper Foundation and the Waco Foundation are sup-
porting the Veggie Van program with the help of donations for the efforts. The van involves numerous volunteers who pitch in to help the system function. “We will have one guy who is going to be on the van on a regular basis and then we will rotate all of our interns so they get experience,” Hess said.
Please visit worldhungerrelief.org to find out more about the Veggie Van and volunteer opportunities. “With the farm, there are 10 to 12 people working in the garden any day… and nine interns who work with the van for 13 months at the farm. It’s a full-time position where they are getting experience,” Hess said. Aurora, Colo., senior Darcy Groom is a Baylor student who works with World Hunger Relief. She is in charge of the grant process and the van’s collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. SNAP is a licensed government program that offers Americans fi-
nancial assistance to buy groceries. In the future, World Hunger Relief might partner with SNAP to give Veggie Van customers the best price for their purchases. “My biggest hope [for the Veggie Van] is that it is received very well by the community and it brings awareness,” Groom said. “And that other organizations realize how to find a more sustainable system and see the Waco economy grow from there.” Hess said many volunteers worked around Waco as part of the Martin Luther King holiday. “A day like yesterday was really rewarding, to see hundreds of people working out in the gardens, it’s a large part of what we are doing,” Hess said. As of right now, the van is relying on churches, neighborhood buzz and social media to get the word out to Waco. The Veggie Van will operate from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the corner of Church and Elm streets, in hopes of helping anyone in need of healthy foods and vegetables in the area. “We have had some good response to our volunteer needs, but what the Baylor students need to know is there are volunteer opportunities available,” Hess said. “We hope to help people make the healthy and easy choice.”
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World Hunger Relief’s Veggie Van debuts at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market Saturday. The van was created with the purpose of providing access to affordable produce in areas of the city where access to these resources is scarce for low-income Wacoans.
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The Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe, specializing in ice cream sandwiches and other baked goods, partners with What About Wednesdays, which features American cuisine, in a building in Hewitt. Both businesses were formerly food trucks.
Two Waco food trucks merge in single permanent location By Allie Matherne Reporter
Two Waco food truck staples have joined to create a new business endeavor. The Vanilla Bean airstream trailer from the Waco Downtown Farmers Market and downtown Waco is now housed in a new, permanent location in Hewitt, along with the former food truck What About Wednesdays. The joint business is located at 201 North Hewitt Drive. Becky Chollett, owner of the Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe, said the opportunity to move and create a permanent store arose through a partnership with What About Wednesdays, another food truck in the downtown Waco area. Chollett said Juan Villarreal, owner of What
About Wednesdays, has extensive restaurant experience and offered to unite the two food trucks in one location. Chollett said the restaurants have been able to challenge each other to expand their repertoire while remaining loyal to what they enjoy. The Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe serves predominantly desserts, while its partner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options. “It’s a unique concept,” Chollett said. “Because we don’t encroach on each other and it makes us both more versatile and marketable.” The merger has enabled him to focus on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, Villarreal said. Knowing that Chollett “puts out a great product for great people,” makes handling
his own products easier, he said. “We complement each other well,” Villarreal said. Though the location change has shifted its customer base, the merger has facilitated a broader range of customers. Each food truck had its own loyal patrons and now each business has the opportunity to introduce the other to their respective customers. Now that they are open later and have a more traditional kitchen, the restaurants are also able to cultivate a more creative business experience. Chollett said she is excited about the change and the opportunity to get to know her new customers better. “I want Baylor students to feel like they can come in, sit down and enjoy their sweet treat,” Chollett said.
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Tasty treats with a twist
Man earns beard of the year title, cash
By Kim Ode Star Tribune (TNS)
Makes 12. Note: These are best eaten on the same day, but the dough may be mixed the night before and refrigerated. Remove dough from refrigerator at least 30 minutes before shaping pretzels. This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.
By Sara Bauknecht Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS)
PITTSBURGH – This is home to the American Mustache Institute, and former Mustached American of the Year titleholder Adam Causgrove of Mount Washington. Now he’s in good company. Conor Barrett, 25, of Point Breeze, Pa., is the Wahl Man of the Year for best facial hair in the nation. He was one of 12 finalists who went “face-to-face” for the title. “I found out about a month ago, and I had to keep it a secret,” he says. “Now it’s a bit of a relief that I can tell people. So far, it’s been pretty wild.” The public had the chance to vote for its favorite face of hair on Facebook, and that pick made up
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Conor Barrett, 25, of Point Breeze is the Wahl Man of the Year for best facial hair.
40 percent of the score. The rest was based on a review by a judging panel, which ranked finalists on general enthusiasm for facial hair, media readiness and potential brand ambassadorship for Wahl, which makes facial grooming products. Wahl visited places its research deemed to be the “Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America” and brought along a mobile bar-
bershop to scout men with the best beards and mustaches. Barrett’s full, burly beard earned him the name of Wahl Man of Pittsburgh and got him in the running for the grand prize. And the grand prize is (drum roll) ... $1,000, a national advertisement spot for Wahl grooming products and all the bragging rights and glory that go along with being Wahl Man of the Year.
Netflix to stream ‘Interview’ By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (TNS)
LOS ANGELES – Sony Pictures’ controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to Netflix. The Los Gatos, Calif., streaming video company said that the film, thought to be at the center of the devastating cyberattack against Sony, will be available to stream for subscribers in the U.S. and Canada starting Saturday. The film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, satirizes an assas-
sination plot against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Netflix’s Chief Executive Reed Hastings and Chief Financial Officer David Wells made the announcement in a Tuesday letter to shareholders coinciding with the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report. The movie hits the streaming service one month after the film launched through online services including Google Play and YouTube Movies. The film has since expanded to multiple digital services and cable
and satellite video on-demand services, and has collected about $40 million in gross revenue from those platforms as of Sunday. The movie also had a limited theatrical release through independent cinemas and has grossed about $6 million in ticket sales. Originally planned for a wide theatrical release on Christmas Day, Sony Pictures pursued the unusual release strategy after major theater chains dropped the film in the face of threats from hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace.
1/3 cup baking soda 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons or 1 package instant yeast 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons room temperature butter, cut in 8 pieces 1 cup warm water 8 cups water (2 quarts) 1 tablespoon barley malt syrup or brown sugar 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tablespoon water Coarse salt for sprinkling Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spread baking soda on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, yeast, brown sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in butter, then make a well in the center and add the water. Mix until the dough comes together in a shaggy mass. Using your hands, gather dough together and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for several minutes until it is no longer sticky. Cover with plastic, and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Turn dough out onto your
work surface and cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into an 18-inch rope and set aside. If the dough seems sticky, flour your hands (not the counter) and roll. Repeat with remaining pieces. Place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets and generously spray or oil well. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and place racks on bottom and upper third of oven. With each rope of dough, form a U shape and make a twist about 3 inches from the ends. Fold the twisted portion backwards along center of U to form a pretzel shape, then gently press ends onto the dough to seal. Transfer to the baking sheet. After all are shaped, cover each pan with a clean towel and let rest for 20 minutes. While the pretzels are resting, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil, then add barley malt syrup or brown sugar, and the baking soda. Mixture will froth. Stir to dissolve, then reduce heat to a simmer. Carefully place three pretzels at a time, top side down, into the water. After 30 seconds, turn pretzels over. After another 30 seconds, lift with a slotted spoon or spatula, tapping to shed excess water, and return to oiled parchment paper. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Brush each pretzel with egg yolk mixture, trying to drip as little as possible onto the parchment, then sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake for 7 minutes, then switch pans’ position on racks and bake for another 7 minutes. Transfer pretzels to wire racks. Serve immediately, or keep uncovered at room temperature for up to 12 hours. Rewarm in a 250-degree oven, if desired.
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Taylor Young breaks conventions for Baylor football By Shehan Jeyarajah Sports Editor
Freshman linebacker Taylor Young sits in the interview room after Baylor’s 38-27 win over Kansas State with a grin across his face and a Big 12 Championship hat on his head. After he finishes here, he can go home. He can go to his mirror, where he has his goals written in marker. He can mark through “Win a Big 12 Championship.” Within the next few weeks, Young will also be able to cross out “Be a Freshman All-American,” from Athlon, and “Win Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year,” from the Associated Press. Young came out of nowhere for most Baylor fans in 2014, but that doesn’t bother him one bit. “This is exactly how I want it,” Young said, sitting in that postgame media room with his sly smile. “Proving everybody wrong.” *** Taylor Young was never supposed to be here. He was an All-American for Texas powerhouse DeSoto High School, he cleaned up state defensive awards as a stud linebacker, including winning defensive player of the year for the highest level of Texas football. It didn’t matter. The phone didn’t ring. “I always thought eventually my play would get me to where I needed to be,” Young said. “But it was really tough. At times, I thought I was just going to be done with football after high school.” Despite being one of the most productive players in Young Texas high school football, the freshman linebacker was deemed “undersized” to play at the highest level of college football. At a generous 5-foot-10, Young was rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com. “I kept trying to tell every recruiter who came through here about Taylor Young because I knew what he could do,” former DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis said. “I saw it every day. I knew what kind of player he was.” Even though Mathis knew what kind of player Young was, college programs did not follow. He got some attention from schools in the Mid-American Conference, but only was recruited heavily by Louisiana-Monroe from the Sun Belt Conference.
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Freshman weakside linebacker Taylor Young runs from the Michigan State offense after an interception during Baylor’s 42-41 loss in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1. Despite being rated a two-star prospect out of high school, the DeSoto native was named a Freshman All-American and Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the AP.
“It wasn’t good enough; I wanted to However, with only a week to go until reach the pinnacle,” Young said. “I want to National Signing Day, Young didn’t hold be great. That’s everything.” a Baylor offer. Young went to Mathis and Young had his eye told him that whatevon one of the fastester it took, he wanted growing programs in to be at Baylor. “I kept trying to tell every college football: the “I was busting my recruiter who came here Baylor Bears. [butt] trying to find about Taylor Young “My dad always him a place to go, but said eventually this he told me that if he because I knew what he school would be the had to, he would go could do. I saw it every program in Texas,” down to a junior colday.” Young said. I thought lege and try to work to myself, they have his way back up. He Claude Mathis | Former DeSoto coach something to prove, didn’t want to be anyI have something to where else right now,” prove, why not go to Mathis said. Baylor, you know what I mean?” With signing day rapidly approaching, Baylor had a fine season in 2012, fin- Young decided not to sign anywhere. ishing 8-5 with a win in the Bridgepoint *** Holiday Bowl, but fielded one of the worst It was Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, and Nadefenses in the nation. Young saw the situ- tional Signing Day was only two days away. ation and thought he had the potential to Young sat in class, but his mind was be an impact player. elsewhere. He thought about all the work
he put in to be one of the best high school football players in the nation. He thought about how some of his teammates were preparing to sign offers with such schools as Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Air Force. He thought about how, just based off of two inches, he would have to start from the bottom and fight his way back. But then, Young was called to the principal’s office, where he was met by Mathis and an awaiting phone call. On the other end was a familiar West Texas twang: that of Baylor head coach Art Briles. After a short conversation with Briles, a new, gruff voice took over on the other end. “Well, I guess everything worked out,” the voice of Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett said. “We’ve got a scholarship for you.” It turns out, throughout the process, Bennett already had one eye on DeSoto and the diminutive linebacker. “I liked him. I liked his makeup,” de-
fensive coordinator Phil Bennett said in a later interview. “I just kept watching and I was like, you know, am I going to let two inches decide whether I take this kid? If he was 5-foot-11, 6-foot, I’d take him. Eddie Lackey didn’t give you the numbers you wanted, but he was a heck of a player.” For Young, it was nothing short of a dream realized. “It was one of the happiest days of my life,” Young said. “I committed on the spot.” DeSoto’s former head coach has a twinge of what can only be described as paternal pride in his voice when he recalls the experience. “I knew this was there the whole time,” Mathis said. “I’m just glad Coach Bennett believed in me and believed in us and that he and Coach Norwood and Coach Briles were getting a player that Coach Mathis believed he could play.” *** The gamble has more than paid off for Baylor’s defense. Young crossed out almost every football-related goal off his mirror, and then some. Halfway through the season, Young pushed out sophomore Aiavion Edwards at starting linebacker, a player with a year of experience and offers from Oklahoma, TCU and Stanford out of high school. Despite starting only half the season, he finished second on the team with 92 tackles, first among linebackers with 4.0 sacks, second among linebackers with 8.5 tackles for loss and tied for third on the team with two forced fumbles. Baylor ended up losing the game, but Young was named Defensive MVP of the Cotton Bowl after leading the way with 15 tackles and an interception that would have been a pick-six if not called back thanks to a block in the back. “He’s got instincts,” Bennett said. “He’s got things you don’t coach. He has the ability to be a playmaker, and we saw that throughout the year. When he gets his knowledge to a high level, that playmaking will go to another level.” Young is only one player, but Baylor football has made a living off of finding these diamonds in the rough. Despite never fielding a top 20 recruiting class, the Bears have finished off their season as Big 12 Champions and in a marquee bowl game two years in a row. With his performance, Young has virtually locked up a starting spot on Baylor’s defense for his remaining three years of eligibility at weakside linebacker. “Who is better than you???” the last line on Young’s mirror reads. With plenty of Baylor football left to play, the answer could soon be “no one.”
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WEDNESDAY | JANUARY 21, 2015
Power Five conferences vote to raise athletic scholarships By Ralph Russo Associated Press
OXON HILL, Md. — Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a thirdand-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom. On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college athletics: the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference. The future of the NCAA, bigtime college sports and the definition of the term student-athlete is now in their hands. Their first order of business came Saturday when the so-called Big Five used its newly granted autonomy to pass NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship Cliff Owen | Associated Press by several thousand dollars to cover Jim Delany, Big Ten Commissioner, speaks with reporters at the NCAA’s Autonothe federally determined actual cost my Business Session on Saturday during the NCAA Convention in Oxon Hill, Md. of attendance. Swofford said. “I’ve never attended a ball player Ty Darlington said. “That It’s not pay for play, but athletes will now get a bigger cut of the billions convention where the primary focus may seem ludicrous to some people of dollars generated by college sports. of most of what was being discussed but I think it’s important because “You can’t miss the significance was about the student-athlete and the we’re the ones that are going through the experience.” of the day,” SEC Executive Associ- student-athletes’ experiences.” And for the first time in NCAA The new structure requires apate Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “The five conferences showed the Division I history student-athletes proval from three of the five conferability to use this opportunity in a were involved in the voting process, ences and 60 percent of the schools to making up 15 of the 80 total delegates. pass legislation. A proposal can also meaningful and positive way.” Legislative autonomy for the Big They provided some of the most spir- be passed with a simple majority of Five was voted in last year and this ited debate during the discussion fo- schools if four of the five conferences year’s NCAA convention was its first rum when a proposal to guarantee approve. four-year scholarships that cannot be The cost of attendance proposal chance to use it. The group of 65 schools can pass revoked because of athletic perfor- passed with overwhelming support, legislation on its own, without the mance was introduced. That proposal by a 79-1 margin, drawing a smattersupport of the schools in the other 27 passed, but five athletes voted against ing of anticlimactic applause from the it. delegates. It will go into effect Aug. 1. Division I conferences. “We literally walked in here with a By the same margin, the schools “It’s historic, first of all, in that vote that was equal to the president of also passed a resolution to “modernthese 65 schools are in a room by themselves with the ability to pass the school, that was equal to the com- ize the collegiate model.” The only legislation. That’s never happened pliance director, that was equal to the school to vote against both measures before,” ACC Commissioner John guy with 17 degrees,” Oklahoma foot- was Boston College.
“I never assumed that it was just, check a box,” said Sankey, who has been one of the leading architects of the new NCAA governance structure. “When I woke up this morning I said, ‘I wonder what’s going to happen?’” Also passed was a proposal that requires all schools have a written concussion protocol approved by a concussion safety protocol committee. The move toward autonomy began after a proposal to add a $2,000 stipend to the value of a scholarship to help cover the cost of attendance for athletes was shot down in 2011 by schools concerned they could not afford it and it would create a recruiting advantage for those that could. Now those schools can’t stand in the way on certain issues, though the legislation passed Saturday allows any school to opt in — or out. The exact value of cost of attendance will vary from school to school. Currently, an athletic scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room and board, books and fees. The new scholarships will cover the cost of additional expenses, up to the full amount a traditional student might spend annually. Some outside the Big Five fear the cost of attendance increase is a step in the wrong direction for college athletics. Monmouth University President Paul Brown called it “a slippery slope that is not only wrong, but also financially unsustainable for many institutions, including my own,” in a recent editorial for NJ.com and The StarLedger. Those in the room Saturday pledged to keep Division I together and think beyond their own best interests, but they are clearly shaping the future of college sports
CFB Playoff result proved its success Sports TAke By Cody Soto Sports Writer
With the crowning of the Ohio State Buckeyes as the 2014 NCAA national champions on Jan. 12 in Arlington, the college football season has officially come to an end. The No. 4 seed was the final team to receive a bid in the inaugural college football playoff after knocking off both No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon to claim the brand new national championship trophy. There was plenty of controversy on whether or not the Buckeyes deserved the final spot in the college football semifinals, but head coach Urban Meyer and his team was able to silence any doubt with a 42-20 win over Oregon in the title game. Were the other three teams the correct teams to include as well? Yes. However, did a Big 12 team deserve to make the playoff as well? Yes. The four-team playoff system excluded several quality teams who were all national title contenders. No. 5 Baylor was the first team out, and the adversity the team overcame to capture its second Big 12 title makes them stand out. Soto However, the Bears didn’t have a convincing enough resume following the team’s 38-27 win over Kansas State in their final regular season game. No. 6 TCU was left out to dry after dropping three spots even after the Horned Frogs smashed Iowa State 55-3 on Dec. 6. Head coach Gary Patterson and the team embarrassed No. 9 Mississippi 42-3 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1, proving they deserved a spot as well. However, the Big 12 conference’s decision to not name an outright champion hurt both Baylor and TCU in the long run. Baylor and TCU play a high caliber of football, and for both teams to not be included in the first college playoff shows there weren’t enough spots in the postseason system. It’s been a crazy ride for all college football spectators, fans and analysts, but the end of the season leaves great anticipation for August to come around quickly. Many people may not want to admit it, but the college football playoff worked. The champion was a team that deserved to win, and that’s the reason for the new system. End of story.
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Volleyball welcomes Ryan McGuyre as coach By Cody Soto Sports Writer
Whether it was for a recruiting trip or just to visit the Lone Star State, Ryan McGuyre had never spent a long period of time in Texas prior to this year. McGuyre will now make his mark on Baylor volleyball as the ninth head coach in program history after his hire on Dec. 24, 2014. “The transition has been very, very fast. It was a great Christmas present for all of us,” McGuyre said. “I am so blessed and excited to be here at Baylor University because it fits so closely to who I am personally and what I want to do and accomplish with this team.” McGuyre has coached at the collegiate level for both men and women since 1999 and will enter the 2015 season with a .729 winning percentage in his 16-year tenure. He is an eight time NAIA national championship coach and a NCCAA national championship coach at California Baptist. “Baylor University and our volleyball program will be blessed by the appointment of Ryan McGuyre,” director of athletics Ian McCaw said. “Ryan is a truly exceptional coach, recruiter, leader and mission fit. We look forward to him building a championship program at Baylor.” Prior to accepting the head
coaching position at Baylor, McGuyre served as associate head coach at Florida State and helped guide the team to a 30-3 record in 2014. The Seminoles advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament before dropping a 3-1 decision to national runner-up Brigham Young University. “If there’s one thing I take great pride in it’s that the teams that I’ve coached have finished strong,” McGuyre said. “They’ve played their best of volleyball at the end of the year.” After obtaining a degree from Biola University in 1998, McGuyre returned to his alma mater as head coach for three years before heading to California Baptist University. From 2002 to 2011, he split time as a head coach for both the men and women’s teams and garnered AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year for his efforts. His time spent with the men’s team provided him with some helpful insights for coaching women’s volleyball. The power of the men can be seen in the higher levels of women’s volleyball, he said. “If you look at the Final Four of the women’s game, it really is the same level of the men’s game with the power, speed and attacking,” McGuyre said. “It’s really taught me the blocking schemes, how to train hitters, how to use the block, and to pick up the hole. The speed
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Baylor volleyball coach Ryan McGuyre addresses the press during his first press conference on Jan. 14. McGuyre was hired on Dec. 24 to replace Jim Barnes.
and the power of the game at the highest level is how you win championships.” Although the new coach has seen game film on Baylor, he wants to evaluate the level of performance of each athlete in person. McGuyre has had limited time so far, but already sees the connection
between the players. That relationship will help guide his team to McGuyre’s goal. “This team already loves one another. They’re really close,” McGuyre said. “I want this to be the greatest volleyball experience ever for these ladies. For a lot of them, it’s going to be winning champion-
ships and overcoming and finding that source of strength in themselves from above that’s going to help them not only be successful in life but also on the court.” The level of competition in the Big 12 conference should not worry the Bears, McGuyre said. The excitement each season brings will
need to stay with Baylor if they are going to make a run for an NCAA appearance in 2015. “Pleasure should always supersede the pressure of a match, and when we’re able to do that even in the difficult trials, then we’re using the best part of ourselves to break out of those things,” McGuyre said. “There’s nothing better than seeing the girls enjoying themselves amongst the competition.” With another season of Baylor volleyball in the distance, McGuyre will have plenty of time to find the perfect lineup for his team. His philosophy: the best athlete will play. “My goal is to put the six best athletes on the court and build on their strengths and move from within that,” McGuyre said. “We will rise to our standards and fall to the ones that we tolerate. We’ll build and let leaders lead. It’s a hands-on approach, and it will allow those leaders to be emotionally invested in this program as well.” McGuyre replaces former Baylor volleyball coach Jim Barnes, who left the program after 11 seasons at the helm. Barnes left Baylor as the winningest coach in program history, and took the Bears to two NCAA Tournaments and its first Sweet 16 appearance in program history. He exited Waco with a final record of 181-170.
No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis upsets No. 5 Georgia By Cody Soto Sports Writer
No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis kicked off its spring season with a big 4-3 upset over No. 5 Georgia Sunday afternoon at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. "I am really proud of the way the girls fought today,” head coach Joey Scrivano said. “They showed a lot of heart and spirit. They have put in a lot of work and it is paying off." The Lady Bears started out the meet in doubles competition, and senior Ema Burgic and sophomore Blair Shankle topped Georgia’s
Lauren Henning and Ellen Perez with a 6-1 win. That would be the only doubles match that Baylor would take over the Lady Bulldogs. Freshmen Kelley Anderson and Leolia JeanJean fell 6-2 to Georgia’s Caroline Brinson and Hannah King on court three, and Georgia’s Silvia Garcia and Kennedy Shaffer took a close 7-5 win over juniors Rachael James-Baker and Kiah Generette. With the wins on courts two and three, Georgia took a 1-0 lead over Baylor heading into singles play. The Lady Bears had to win four out of six singles matches in order to win the meet, and with Gener-
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ette taking down Perez 6-1, 6-2, the battle had begun. Anderson fell to King 6-1, 7-5, and Georgia had taken a 2-1 lead in the match. Burgic defeated Herring 6-2, 6-3 to tie up the match, and Shankle’s 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win on court three gave Baylor its first lead of the match. James-Baker dropped a 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) decision to Georgia’s Caroline Brinson, and all eyes looked to the Montpellier, France freshman on court four. JeanJean and her opponent Shaffer finished off the meet in a thrilling fashion and went to two tiebreaker sets, but JeanJean pre-
vailed for a 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 win to give the match to the Lady Bears. “She is an incredible competitor,” Scrivano said. “She is a warrior and got to show that pretty quickly. Now it is just a matter of adding more tools to her game, but the fight and spirit is there. That as a coach is what you want to build off of.” The Lady Bears (1-0) will host Virginia in the team’s second home match on Saturday night at 6 p.m. All matches will be played at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. Admission is free to the event.
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Sophomore Blair Shankle, ranked No. 49 in the nation, returns the ball in her match against Georgia’s national No. 83 Silvia Garcia.
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most to Baylor was the extremely unique relationship that the community and Baylor seem to have,” Trevathan said. After meeting with city officials last week, Trevathan said the two entities seem to understand each other’s missions. His love for the community also played a role in his decision to go into teaching, Trevathan said. “He has a passion for students,” said Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media communications. And although Trevathan has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and taught at a medical school, he said the career transitions he has made
understanding of other races he was never taught. “I didn’t hate black people,” Dorrell said, “I just had no part of their culture.” According to Dorrell, Mission Waco seeks not only unity between races but also between economic classes. “This is not just a black and white issue for us. Any racial or ethnic barriers are wrong, and so the divide between rich and poor is just as big as the black and white.” This is the tenth year Mission Waco has celebrated the holiday with efforts to further promote reconciliation, and the fourth year the celebration has been a day long affair. According to Dorrell, the numbers have continued to grow every year. “I have seen significant change,” Dorrell said. “At the same time, there are so many ways it has not changed. The fact we have to say black and white churches to me is a problem. Biblically, foundationally, it’s just wrong to be divided.” The play will run again Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday at 3 p.m. Adult admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
The unfortunately ugly duckling A bird is mired in oil on the Louisiana coast. Lawyers representing the federal government were in a New Orleans courtroom Tuesday, outlining their case for adding some $13.7 billion in penalties to costs already incurred by BP after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
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throughout his career haven’t been as drastic as they might appear. “It seems that I’ve always found my way into teaching,” Trevathan said. He said he’s never gone longer than nine months without teaching, and some of the times he taught he did not get paid for it. When asked if he would teach in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Trevathan said he had no immediate plans to do so, and that he first needed to learn in depth about the position of the provost.
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in Waco’s annual peace march Monday morning. In the early 1960s Pollard marched with Dr. King during a peace demonstration at Tennessee State University, where Pollard was a student. To him, Monday’s celebration was a time to reflect. “It’s a day of remembrance, to keep the dream alive,” Pollard said. “We still have an awful long ways to go but I’m optimistic that things will improve as we go along.” Since founding Mission Waco with his wife, Janet, in 1991, Dorrell has made racial reconciliation a priority for the ministry. Today the staff of 60 is purposely multicultural. “I think Jimmy’s always been proactive trying to bring races together,” said Mary Evans. Evans, 44, first met Dorrell as a teenager in the Dorrell’s north Waco neighborhood. Evans, after living in Houston and California, now teaches math at Brazos High School. Dorrell’s passion for racial reconciliation began during his undergraduate work at Baylor. Coming from the racially divided of Conroe, Dorrell served as a youth director and sought to teach his students an
the low-income areas of Lacy Lakeview and Bellmead. According to Executive Director Carrie Kuehl, because larger dogs typically have more puppies, the grant’s efforts will reduce the overflow in local animal shelters. The clinic offers spaying and neutering free of charge. “It’s really important to reduce barriers for families that need to spay or neuter their dogs,” Kuehl said, “and reducing cost reduces one of those barriers.” The class of 30 was divided into five six-person teams, each responsible for selecting at least one organization in
a given nonprofit sub-sector. Sections included health and human wellness, education and mentoring, arts and others. Each team distributed one grant, though some voluntarily chose to double their workload and write a grant for two different organizations. Prairie Village, Kan., junior Jack Steadman was a part of one such team. “Waco is crying out for people who are going to lay their lives down for them,” Steadman said. “I’d encourage people philanthropy isn’t just something that starts when you graduate. We really can change lives now, especially carrying the cross of Christ.” Students and nonprofit executives alike
found the collaboration process rewarding and look forward to future partnership. Each organization selected for a grant last semester is eligible for the program again. “We’re hoping it’s just a start,” said Rachel Salazar, outreach coordinator for Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas. “We’re hoping it opens up more grant opportunities. It’s helping us keep the program going.” Dr. Andy Hogue, lecturer in political science and director of Civic Education and Community Service Program, teaches the philanthropy course. Hogue said he is pleased with the semester’s success and hopes to make the course a permanent part of the curriculum.
“Philanthropy is not a series of transactions but transformations,” Hogue said. “If we can do that and nothing else I’ll be thrilled.” The Philanthropy Lab approached Baylor in the fall of 2013 asking if the university would like to apply for the program. Baylor officially announced the partnership in February of last year. Since then, Hogue has been able to collaborate with other universities involved and design a program for the Baylor and Waco communities. Of the 14 different programs, Baylor’s is the only course that works solely with local organizations. “We developed something that worked uniquely well for us,” Hogue said. “We
decided to build this on strong, durable partnerships.” The class taught students to study philanthropy, do philanthropy and, ultimately, become lifelong philanthropic citizens. “There was a deep sense of understanding that philanthropy isn’t something old rich guys do but something that is for all of us,” Hogue said. This semester’s philanthropy class was capped at only 22 students, after Hogue and the fall class found 30 to be too large a class size. Students must apply directly with Hogue in order to join the course, and each semester he has had to turn people away.
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