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WATCHING OUT The Baylor Police Department has announced a new program that would make it safer to carry out online exchanges in person. Members of the Baylor community can now use the campus police department as a rendezvous point for Craigslist and other online sales. Red Oak sophomore Calle Coleman and Keller sophomore Grace Kim demonstrate how this would work.

Baylor Police Department unveils new system for secure online exchanges DANE CHRONISTER City Editor The Baylor Police Department is a system where members of the community can meet in the lobby of the police department to exchange items bought on sites like Craiglists, Baylor’s Free and For Sale Facebook page or other online sites. Robinson senior Daniel Rager was robbed and shot at on March 23 during a Craigslist transaction off campus. Rager met two men in Waco at Oakwood Park, near Oakwood Ave. and Ninth Street, to complete the transaction. Baylor Police Chief Brad Wigtil and his staff have made accommodations for students to no longer feel unsafe when doing deals like this where anything can happen. “We want to create a safe space for these internet transactions for faculty, staff and students. We encourage folks to do these transactions in the Baylor Police Department lobby,” Wigtil said. The lobby will be available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for all students, staff and faculty to come in and let the dispatcher know what they are doing and how long they will be meeting.

“Trust your instincts if things aren’t quiet right, then back out at any time, but meeting in a public place rather than not is a good safety measure,” Wigtil said. A student, then, can rely on one of the 46 staff members to keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary while the transaction is being made. “Waco Police Department and Robinson already have a system going on where people can meet under police surveillance, which I was informed of afterwards. But it’s something I would suggest for anyone who is doing any kind of online deal,” Rager said. After being a part of this ordeal, Rager suggests students make every possible means to be in a public place and have other people present. “If you don’t have a handgun on you, the police department is the best place to meet. Let the police know and they can keep an eye on it from the building, but take every precaution that you can,” Rager said. “If I would have known about it, this probably never would have happened, they probably never would have shown up.” Robinson’s Police Chief Rusty Smith has helped institute the internet purchase exchange location at the Robinson Police

Department and looks to help individuals in the community feel safe during these transactions as well. “This process is something that has just been instituted, but our public information officer has put the information on the City of Robinson and Police Department’s Facebook page,” Smith said. The Robinson Police Department’s video surveillance is down for now, Smith said, due to an electrical issue, but it is being worked on this week and he hopes to have it up and working again soon. The Robinson Police Department is located at 111 West Lyndale Drive, and Baylor’s Police Department is located at the Speight Plaza Parking Facility, 1521 S. 4th St. “We are wanting people to feel comfortable here,” Smith said. “You can never trust someone you have never met on an internet transaction and you don’t know their motives. Ladies who bring a male friend might dissuade someone from taking advantage of you, but no one should go alone, there is greater safety in numbers.” For further questions about the internet purchase exchange locations, call the Robinson Police Department at (254) 6620525 or Baylor Police at (254) 710-2211.

The press conference regarding the Title IX suit against Baylor University scheduled for yesterday was canceled due to severe weather in Dallas shutting down flights from California. Zalkin Law Firm, the San Diego based company representing sexual assault victim Jasmin Hernandez, posted the announcement on YouTube instead. Hernandez was assaulted by Tevin Elliott, former Baylor student and football player in 2012. Elliott was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000 in January of 2014 for two counts of sexual assault. Hernandez was accompanied by her attorney, Alex Zalkin, and answered questions from press present at the announcement. Zalkin was not available for comment. He did, however, provide a document announcing the suit, as well as a list of complaints on behalf of Hernandez. The defendants named were the Baylor University Board of Regents, head football coach Art Briles and athletic director Ian McCaw. The document identified both Briles and McCaw as having been in the

“I’m asking for accountability and, sort of, responsibility for things they are federally obligated to provide to their students.”

position to punish Elliott. “If this is what it takes to make Baylor accountable, of course it’s quite difficult, but it’s necessary,” Hernandez said in the video. In January, the university was accused of mishandling sexual assault cases in ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” report. In the report three alleged sexual assault victims, one of them being Hernandez (who went by Tanya in the report), spoke out and discussed how they were treated by university faculty and staff in regards to their sexual assault cases. “The complaint asks for unspecified monetary compensation for physical and emotional damages, past and future medical

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An ensemble featuring the Chancel Choir and St. Paul’s Singers will perform Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” at 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The choir will be directed by Shawn Cody Miller, Baylor graduate conductor of a cappella choir and chamber singers and associate director of music at St. Paul’s. It will include nearly 20 choir members. The instrumentalists include Baylor organ professor Dr. Isabelle Demers and a few

horn students. The string players consist of teachers and students of the Central Texas String Academy as well as harpist Katherine Kappelmann. The “Requiem in D minor, Op. 48,” is one of Faure’s best known works. It was created during his time as an organist at the L’eglise de la Madeleine in Paris. The composition was created for an annual mass and originally consisted of five movements, scored for only low strings and organ. The piece being performed on Sunday will include seven


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Missouri City Freshman Ford Hash and Argyle sophomore Emily Volk practice as part of the fencing club team Thursday night in Russell Gym. They practice in the gym from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night.

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Market Madness Better signage needed around Magnolia to prevent traffic dangers Magnolia Market, a newly opened furniture and lights were placed at a couple of the intersections in antique store by Chip and Joanna Gaines, also known the area. These signs have done some good and show as HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” couple, has sparked interest the city of Waco acknowledges the need of improved both in and out of Waco. An area that was previously traffic facilitation in the area. However, in some just run-down, old property was converted into one places, these signs are hard to see by being obscured of the best new tourist locations in Central Texas. by trees or being too far out of sight. The surrounding area of Magnolia, however, has The stop signs were a step in the right direction, perhaps felt the downside of this phenomenon in but the city of Waco may want to improve Waco. Although the area is small, the the visibility of stop signs and popularity and sheer mass of people incorporate traffic lights to ensure Drivers searching trying to get into Magnolia has put a better flow of traffic. Most of all, for parking and a significant strain on parking and traffic lights should be put in place in not knowing traffic in the couple of blocks affected the school zone areas for the safety by the area. of children. the area is a Specifically, the adjacent school, Concerning the parking, many dangerous Live Oak Classical School, and the Magnolia visitors have used just combination for school zone traffic area have been put about any parking available in the children who need in a predicament.With many of the area and some regard the elementary to cross. Magnolia visitors being tourists, it is school’s respective parking spots likely that they are oblivious to the as fair game too. Some of this issue school’s existence prior to arriving comes out of a lack of obvious on Sixth Street, where both are located. Because of signage for Magnolia’s own parking area. Even for this, tourists may be unaware of the need to look out visitors that want to find Magnolia’s parking, there for children crossing the street. Drivers searching isn’t much that tells them where to go. for parking and not knowing the area is dangerous There is no denying that Magnolia has brought combination for children who need to cross. a substantial increase of positive attention to Waco. The city of Waco should take the necessary Tourists have a history of being good for economies, measures to ensure these two things: (1) sufficient and Magnolia visitors are no different for Waco. traffic lights and signs; (2) adequate parking provided However, with great popularity comes great for the elementary school and Magnolia visitors and responsibility. The market and the city need to work making sure there is no overlap between the two. together to ensure that pedestrians stay safe in the Recently, four-way stop signs with flashing red middle of this newly-busy area.



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HUNTER HEWELL Staff Writer Baylor University has many time-honored traditions that students love and adore: the Baylor Line, Christmas on Fifth and All University Sing, however, perhaps no tradition is more anticipated than Diadeloso. Rather than tolerating the awkward senior skip day, Baylor cancels all classes for one day in the spring semester, providing fun games and entertainment on campus for students and faculty alike. This day has been declared Diadeloso or “Day of the Bear.” Diadeloso is a treasured tradition for obvious reasons. It provides students with a day off from classes right before finals, allowing them to relax and have some fun. It also alleviates a little stress during the most stressful time of the school year. However, the importance of Diadeloso goes far beyond the obvious reasons of fun and relaxation for students and faculty. Diadeloso is important because it is a part of Baylor’s identity. Every university has a tradition that is only associated with that university. These traditions make up the identity of those universities and are a large piece of what sets them apart. For example, Texas A&M has Midnight Yell, a pep rally in which Aggie Yell Leaders lead the student body in the school cheers and excite the crowd for an upcoming game. Cornell University has a tradition known as Dragon Day, in which architecture students build a dragon, and parade it across campus to battle a phoenix which is built by engineering students. Traditions such as these are unique to each school, and the students carry memories of

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Reporter Nothing is worse than the mid-semester slump, when projects are piling up and motivation is lower than ever. It may be tempting to put off your homework, neglect your personal projects and develop a debilitating caffeine addiction, but you don’t have to succumb to the apathy of April. There are a number of strategies you can use to rediscover your motivation. Though it takes time to develop new habits, you can use these tips and tricks to get you on the path to meeting all your goals. Start by breaking down your ultimate goal into a series of smaller, more achievable objectives. Perhaps your goal is to train to run the Bearathon next year, even though you’re an amateur runner. Start by aiming to run a mile without stopping, and focus exclusively on that goal at first. After that you could move on to running a 5K, then a 10K and so on until you’re ready for a halfmarathon. Starting with a large goal can be intimidating and discouraging when you realize how far you are from your ultimate objective. By focusing on one smaller goal at a time, you can stay on the path to reaching

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your final destination. As you meet each smaller goal you set, be sure to reward yourself as a way to stay positive about your achievements. These rewards can be as big or small as you’d like, depending on the type of goals you set. Several years ago, when I was writing my first novel, I would motivate myself to work by rewarding myself with an Internet break or a small snack after completing the day’s writing. Having something to look forward to after getting my work done helped me keep going for the day. Accountability is another key to selfmotivation. You don’t need to broadcast your goals to your entire social network, but telling a couple close friends or family members can make you accountable. If your goal is to film and edit a video every week, ask your best friend to check up on your progress during the week and encourage you to keep going. Having people who support you and your goals can help you find the motivation to stay on track. Finally, in the words of the inimitable Shia LaBeouf, just do it! The hardest part of any task is getting started. It’s daunting to stare at an empty Microsoft Word document, with its little vertical line judging you each time it blinks, but it’s much less intimidating once you’ve typed a single sentence. After you jump the first hurdle, it’s up to you to keep going and finish the rest of your race. Kalli Damschen is a senior English and journalism major from Layton, Utah. She is a reporter for the Lariat.

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them with pride. They allow the students to have an identity surrounding their school that goes beyond just the name of their university. Diadeloso has become a famous tradition for Baylor University, and it adds to Baylor’s identity. Many of my non-Baylor friends often ask me about Diadeloso. They usually say something along the lines of, “I’ve heard about that day that y’all get school off in the spring semester. It sounds awesome.” Quite a few times I’ve had friends who attend other universities ask if they could come to Diadeloso or say that they would like to try and come just to see what it is like. Once, I even saw an old friend from summer camp who attends a different school at Diadeloso with some of his friends who go to Baylor. Thus, Diadeloso is not only a fun tradition, but a tradition that has sparked interest of people all around, and has given us, as Baylor students, just one more thing to brag about. Baylor often has the reputation of being a stuffy, no-fun university due to some by-gone rules and incorrect rumors and opinions. However, through Diadeloso, Baylor proves that reputation to be a complete fabrication, and that we do, indeed, know how to have fun. Thus, Diadeloso has become a part of Baylor’s identity and has helped change the perception of our university to people who are on the outside looking in. Baylor’s identity is steeped in its Christian heritage and academic excellence. Those are both things to be proud of, and Diadeloso adds a unique tradition to Baylor that helps students forge memories that they carry forever. Diadeloso is not a college experience; it is a Baylor experience, and that is something that should make students and faculty alike proud. Although you could sum up what it means to be a Baylor Bear in many words, there are three that stand out: honor, integrity, and Diadeloso. Hunter Hewell is a senior journalism major from Seguin. He is a reporter for the Lariat.


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Baylor joins ‘Million Mile Month’ challenge MOLLY ATCHISON Assistant City Editor For the month of April, Baylor University is collaborating with more than 175 nationwide organizations to encourage healthy living and good exercise habits in what they call the “Million Mile Month.” Van Davis, assistant director of wellness at Baylor, is organizing a kickoff event at 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the Cub Trail behind the Baylor Sciences Building to begin the event. Special guest speakers will give a few encouraging words, and then everyone will have the option to walk one mile around the Cub Trail or to finish the full Bear Trail as a group. Davis is hoping that this challenge will foster healthy habits and regular exercise. “If people feel like they are working towards a goal that’s bigger than themselves, they’re more likely to want to exercise.” Davis said. The Million Mile Month challenge is a national campaign run annually by the health systems company, HealthCode. When people sign up for the challenge, they donate a certain amount of money to the challenge, and those donations help low income families join the movement for free. The challenge’s website states, “Million Mile Month challenges individuals and groups to join together as a global community to complete one million miles of physical activity during the month of

April and to engage in a huge cause: their health”. Davis and the Wellness staff are hoping that the Million Mile Month will encourage Baylor students to become proactive with their health. “It’s around the time that the motivation to follow through with New Year’s Resolutions begin to fade away. We hope that this challenge will remind people about their goals,” Davis said. To sign up for the Million Mile Month challenge, go to http:// and choose the “Bronze” registration option. During the registration process, there will be an “Edit Your Profile” page where Baylor participants can select “Baylor University” from the drop-down menu labeled “Select Your Organization.” This confirms that Baylor will earn points for every mile completed. One of the goals for Baylor is to be on the national leaderboards. Sign up and help Baylor join the nation’s top mile-earners. Columbus, Ohio, freshman Sarah Carr is planning on participating in the Million Mile Month. “Exercise keeps our bodies in form to allow us to live to the max. To really take advantage of what life offers, your body needs to be strong and stable, which comes from a balanced diet and good exercise. The Million Mile Month is good because it holds you accountable for your goals since you are plugged in to a community.” Carr said.

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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Several runners come in for the final stretch of the 2015 Bearathon half-marathon at McLane Stadium. This month, Baylor is encouraging students and faculty to participate in the Million Mile Month challenge. This nationwide challenge promotes healthy living by urging participants to exercise in order to help the community to travel one million miles by the end of the month.

Nuclear summit unites US with China, other allies MATTHEW PENNINGTON AND JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the face of mounting threats from North Korea, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged closer security ties among its chief allies in Asia and increased cooperation with strategic rival China to discourage Pyongyang from further advances in nuclear weapons. As world leaders gathered for a nuclear security summit, Obama first met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Together, they warned North Korea would face even tougher sanctions and more isolation if it provokes again with nuclear and missile tests. Then Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping and both called for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. China also agreed to implement in full the latest economic restrictions imposed by the U.N. Security Council against Pyongyang. More than 50 governments and international organizations are attending the two-day summit on preventing nuclear terrorism — the last in a series of global meetings Obama has championed on the issue. The risk posed by the Islamic State group tops this year’s agenda, but concerns about North Korea are also commanding focus. “Of great importance to both of us is North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, which threatens the security and stability of the region. President Xi and I are both committed to the

denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Obama said at the start of his meeting with Xi. “China and the U.S. have a responsibility to work together,” Xi said in his comments made to reporters through an interpreter. As for their “disputes and disagreements,” the Chinese leader said the two sides could “seek active solutions through dialogue and consultation.” North Korea’s fourth nuclear test in January, followed by a space launch in February, have heralded more convergence among often-fractious powers in East Asia — at least on the need to press the government of Kim Jong Un toward disarming. Japan and South Korea have persuasive reasons to get along. They both host U.S. forces and are both in range of North Korean missiles. But their relations have been plagued by historical differences that date back to Japan’s colonial occupation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century and its military’s use of sex slaves during World War II. But those tensions have eased some. Abe said North Korea’s nuclear and missile capability is a “direct and grave threat” to them all. “Should it choose to undertake yet another provocation, it is certain to find itself facing even tougher sanctions and isolation,” Park said of Pyongyang. Young leader Kim Jong Un has also alienated the North’s traditional benefactor and main trading partner, China. The U.S. has long urged Beijing to take a more forceful role in pressing North Korea, and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said after the Obama-Xi meeting that the two sides agreed the

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Athletics to tailor workouts based on genetic makeup JESSICA BABB Broadcast Managing Editor Before each game, student athletes at Baylor put in hours of work behind the scenes, training to be in top shape to improve their athletic performance on the field or on the court. Baylor University’s Athletic Performance department works side-by -side with all the athletes to help them maximize their workouts. However now, the Athletic Performance department has gone one step further and found a new way to improve an athlete’s training. Working with Athletigen, a sports genetics organization, the Athletic Performance department is working toward being able to tailor an athlete’s workout based on the genetic makeup of their DNA. “Our job is to help our athletes,” said Chris Ruf, the director of athletic performance. “They may have a goal to get to a certain place athletically in four or five years and that’s good to have a goal like that, but we need to take care of the everyday things. We need to train hard, train smart and make sure we are doing the most appropriate things for an athlete to help them get better.” The way it works is simple. DNA samples are collected from an athlete’s skin cells and saliva, which are then sent to Athletigen, where they are analyzed to identify different athletic factors in the athlete’s genetic makeup. So far, there have been about 10 to 15 different athletic factors that have been identified, including the ACTN3 gene, which is a gene known to predispose someone for being powerful. With this new breakthrough, trainers can also look at an athlete’s predisposition to injury from the collagen makeup in

their tendons and ligaments, nutritional factors, like how well their body responds to calorie restriction or calorie excess when it comes to weight gain or weight loss, and their sensitivity to different foods. In addition, this tool can also be used to predict how long an athlete might need to recover from an injury or come back from a break. “We are excited about this because we can now help athletes figure out a little bit more about what makes them tick athletically from a physical standpoint, a nutritional standpoint and even a mental standpoint,” Ruf said. “We can take some of these findings and apply that to [an athlete’s] training so we are training the right aspects of their physical make-up.” While training programs for athletes are typically differentiated more for each athlete during the off-season, workout plans are tailored for some athletes year-round. “In the case of someone coming off of an injury or someone like Shawn Oakman, where you are 6’8, or Laquan McGowan, where you are 6’8 and [weigh] 420 [pounds], you just kind of need your own individualized program,” said Andrew Althoff, the director of applied performance. When developing specialized training plans, Althoff said they take into consideration the athlete’s size, weight, body stature,and position. “Right now we are figuring out how everything correlates,” Ruf said. “This is very new, it’s very cutting edge and we are excited about the process, discovery and figuring out more about what makes the human body tick.” Ruf said they were focused on helping athletes meet the demanding needs of the different sports on campus to help them preform at their best and try to avoid injuries as much as possible. “Athletics takes a toll on their body, and if we can help them

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PERSONALIZED Baylor Athletics is focusing on tailoring workouts to each athlete’s genetic makeup.

through this to make better life style choices, that will impact their long-term,” Ruf said. While using DNA to tailor an athlete’s workout plan can impact athletic performance short-term, it can also significantly impact athletes in the long run. “One of the more exciting things is for when the athletes have this information, they now have information for life that they can use long after their athletic careers are done,” Ruf said. “Hopefully [it will allow them] to better manage their bodies nutritionally, physically and mentally so they can have better wellness, health and well-being as they get older.”

Professor speaks on preserving past using technology RACHEL LELAND Staff Writer Computer Science and Papyrology, the study of ancient texts written on papyrus, may not appear to intersect, but digital imaging technology offers benefits and collaboration opportunities for researchers in both fields. Baylor University hosted researcher Dr. Brent Seales who gave a lecture called “Digital Unwrapping: Homer, Herculaneum and the Scroll from Ein Gedi.” Dr. David Jeffrey, professor of literature and humanities, introduced the distinguished researcher, who has received $18 million in research grants from sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, U.S Army and Google. Seales is a professor and chairman of the department of computer science and director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments at the University of Kentucky. Seales was also a visiting scientist at Google in Paris from 2012-2013. Seales’ research program pertains to digital imaging and computer vison applied to the restoration of surgical technology, antiquities and data visualization. “We have a lot of students here interested in reading ancient and medieval texts,” said Jeffry, who specializes in medieval literature. Seales’ talk was about new methods for imaging and analysis used in reading ancient inscriptions, manuscripts and scrolls.

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PRESERVING HISTORY Dr. Brent Seales, professor and chairman of the department of computer science, speaks to students Thursday about emerging methods of imaging and analyzing ancient objects.

“He makes texts that were illegible legible, without unrolling the scrolls so as to damage them further,” guest lecturer Dr. Kevin Funderburk said. In 1977, archaeologists unearthed a 1,500-year-old scroll in Ein Gedi, an oasis in Israel near the Dead Sea. Part of the scroll is from the beginning of the Book of Leviticus and was written in

the late sixth century, making it the oldest scroll from the first five books of the Hebrew Bible to be found since the Dead Sea Scrolls. Unfortunately, the scroll was too charred and damaged for researchers to analyze the contents. The Israel Antiquity Authority made a 3D image scan of the Ein Gedi scroll and sent the scans to Seales who had developed a digital imaging software which allows users to virtually open the scroll and examine the contents. At 7 cm long, the scroll is extremely fragile and must be handled with extreme care. The software Seales uses layers of digital images over the original document, enhancing color and increasing resolution. Detailed manuscripts are incredibly valuable to researchers and scholars. Seales’ work can also prevent accidents which occur during the restoration of old documents and artifacts. In jest, Seales referred to an example of a Spanish painting restoration gone bad in one of his PowerPoint slides. In 2012, a Spanish woman attempted to restore a fresco painting of Christ from the 1930s. Her amateur attempt was met with shock and dismay by the art world. Digital imaging software can present artists with the original image and hopefully help make these types of mistakes less frequent. The lecture began at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and was held in Cox Lecture Hall of the Armstrong Browning Library. The event was hosted by the Department of Classics and Institute for the Studies of Religion.

REQUIEM from Page 1 movements and was completed in 1893. The version extended the amount of instrumentalists to a slightly larger string section and the addition of brass. Many consider the 1893 construction to be the final product that Faure intended, said Miller, but the piece was not given publishing rights until it was changed to accommodate a full orchestra in 1900. “It’s one of the top five standard requiems in Western music, and it’s accessible,” Miller said. “It’s simple because it strives to achieve that affect of being consoling and peaceful. Therefore it’s not really intense writing, which can make other requiems too challenging for a church choir to do.” The ensemble began practicing the “Requiem” in early February. In addition to rehearsing pieces for the service, the group would practice for about an hour every Sunday morning. Coppell senior Sarah Hernandez is looking

forward to the performance. “I’ve always been really excited to sing it ,and this is my first opportunity to work with the piece,” Hernandez said. “Personally, I like the Credo because that’s the apostle’s creed, and we hear it all the time in church— because I grew up Catholic and to be able to sing it and to put the creed that I know in Latin with the text [makes it] really cool to see what Faure does with that.” Miller feels that this piece is different from other requiems, not just in length, but also in meaning. “Many parts of the Requiem Mass that pulls from the Catholic liturgy are not very peaceful. For instance the ‘Dies Irae’ — ‘The Day of Wrath’ — is aggressive and is in most requiem settings. But Faure intentionally left out that movement and added in other movements to achieve the affects he wanted, which was one of more peace and not necessarily a day of judgment, but eternal rest,” Miller said.

LAWSUIT from Page 1 expenses for therapy and counseling, loss of educational opportunities, loss of potential earning capacity and punitive damages, “ the written statement read. In addition, Hernandez hopes for the suit to reach deeper and change the process of rape case handling as a whole. “I’m asking for accountability and, sort of, responsibility for things they are federally obligated to provide to their students,” Hernandez said. Tevin Elliott is not the

only former Baylor athlete convicted of sexual assault. Former defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of two counts of sexual assault in August 2015. “Individual incidents are deeply personal matters that do not benefit from our public statements. Even if a survivor chooses to speak or take other actions to support their healing, we must not publicly comment in a way that could compromise student confidentiality or inadvertently discourage future students from coming

forward,” assistant director of Media Communications Tonya Lewis wrote in a statement to the Lariat on Wednesday. Zalkin Law Firm specializes in sexual assault cases. Hernandez, who moved to Orange County after leaving Baylor, sought their services for the suit filed Wednesday. A press conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. announcing the suit was to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott on 101 Washington Ave.

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Student musicians face off in annual Battle of the Bands

>> Today Starting at 10 a.m. — First Friday in downtown Waco. 7 p.m. — Brazos Nights Concert Series presents Lee Fields and the Expressions with Brown out at Indian Spring Park. Free. 8 p.m. — Honest Men with Aspen at Common Grounds. $7.

>> Saturday 9 a.m. — Waco Downtown Farmers Market. Starting at 10 a.m.— Texas Food Truck Showdown at Heritage Square.

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COMING IN FIRST Sugar Land senior performs her country standards at Battle of the Bands Thursday night in the SUB Bowl. Pace took first in the Richard Hirst | Photo Editor

BRINGING HOME FIRST Sugar Land senior Alisha Pace took first with her country offerings at Battle of the Bands Thursday night in the Bill Daniel Student Center’s SUB Bowl.

JACQUELYN KELLAR Reporter Three competitors fought for the chance to perform at DiaDelOso last night at Union Board’s Battle of the Bands, hosted by Guerrilla Troupe. The winner, Sugar Land senior Alisha Pace, emerged holding a large silver trophy and smiling

from ear to ear. Pace took the stage first with her country act, followed by two competitors. Lagos, Nigeria, junior James Okoh took the prize for People’s Choice Award with his piano skills and smooth vocals, and Frisco sophomore Chris Cavalier pleased the crowd with his entertaining rap. Pace has been singing herself to sleep since the

crib, or so her mother says. The former actress’s passion for performing was reignited during her sales internship in Nashville last summer. She intends to pursue her lifelong singing dream for as long as possible after she graduates. “I believe God puts these passions within people so that they can share them,” Pace said. “We just wanted everyone here to be able to jam out, because we were having so much fun.” Each contestant performed a handful of his or her music, giving the audience a taste before the final voting. “I really enjoyed the whole setting of it all,” Nashville, Tenn., sophomore Savannah Koehn said. “It was really fun to watch because it was outside, there were food trucks and some really great singers.” As the winner of Battle of the Bands, Pace will perform some of her original music at DiaDelOso later this month.

Brazos Nights concert fest kicks off today JACQUELYN KELLAR Reporter

The city of Waco presents Brazos Nights, a free concert series, at 7 p.m. today at Indian Spring Park. 6:30 p.m. — Gateway Audience members will enjoy live to India at Waco Hall. entertainment, and a variety of Free. local fare will be available as well. Free Sudoku Puzzles by food vendors such as Papi Many Taco, Pokey O’s and Off the Cob 8 p.m. — Steve Moakler Gourmet Popcorn will be available at Common Grounds. to quench every hungry concertgoer’s appetite. $15 in advance, $20 day “The main goal is to get people Customize your own sudoku of. to downtown Waco and along the booklets on riverfront,” said Jonathan Cook, director of community promotions in Waco. “As a concert series, our


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goal is to provide the people of Waco with the chance to hear some music that they might not have been able to see if it weren’t for Brazos Nights.” Tonight’s performers will be Lee Fields and the Expressions and Brownout. Lee Fields has been performing for 45 years, and has recently seen a career resurgence and toured internationally. He has been called a “Little James Brown” for his physical and musical resemblance to the music icon. Brownout is an Austin-based band that will perform its album “Brownout Presents: Brown Sabbath,” a fresh take on Black Sabbath’s unique music.

The group has released a handful of original albums, but began covering other artists on different nights of the week. The most popular of these featured nights was by far “Brown Sabbath,” and the group was encouraged to record an album of the material. Ozzy Osbourne himself became a fan of the band’s Latin and psych rockinfused take on Black Sabbath. “We didn’t think any of these nights were going to take off. We were under the impression it was just for fun,” said Brownout bassist Greg Gonzalez. “It gave us an opportunity to learn some new music as well as showcase more versatility for our fans and give

them something new to enjoy.” Waco has enjoyed Brazos Nights since 1987. Despite the recent increase in local events, Cook said the concert series continues to draw in audience members from all over the city. Brazos Nights has featured talent from many different music genres over the years. Familiar names such as Dixie Chicks and Blake Shelton hit Brazos Nights before they made it big. This year, the series will continue once a month until July, with performances by Los Texmaniacs and Flaco Jimenez May 6, Shinyribs and The Old 97’s June 10 and Big Sam’s Funky Nation July 4.

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Schedule strengthened

Football schedules non-conference game with BYU for 2021 and 2022 MEGHAN MITCHELL Sports Writer Baylor’s “strength of schedule” was at the center of the Bears’ at-large bid for the College Football Playoff, and was hotly debated by pundits throughout the nation over the past two seasons. After announcing a game against Ole Miss that will take place in 2020, Baylor football continues to add strong, non-conference opponents to its distant schedules. On Thursday, Baylor signed a two-year home-and-home contract with Brigham Young University that will take place in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. “We are excited to set a home-and-home series with a tradition-rich, faith-based football program like BYU,” said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “This will be another strength of schedule enhancement and a high quality intersectional game that will be appealing to television and the fans of both programs.” The Bears last played the Cougars on the road in 1984, losing that matchup 47-13, but the previous yea,r the Bears beat the Cougars 40-36 in Waco. “We are excited to have Baylor on our schedule again,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “The last series between the two schools featured two legendary hall of fame coaches in LaVell Edwards and Grant Teaff. Baylor is an exceptional football program, and it’s great to see the two schools competing again.” With the Bears signing a top-20 recruiting class and head coach Art Briles leading the way, the program’s future looks to be in good hands and headed in the right direction. “I expected to just jump out there and be what we were when we finished against North Carolina [in the Russell Athletic Bowl], but what I expected and what I got are two different things,” Briles said. “Now we know what we are working with and how to deal with it.”

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SHINY FUTURE Baylor football scheduled a two-year home-and-home contract with Brigham Young University for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said BYU, a school independent of a conference, will be considered at the same strength of opponent as a Power Five conference team.


Spring football game re-scheduled; open to public at McLane Stadium MEGHAN MITCHELL Sports Writer The Bears will hold their annual spring game on at noon on Saturday at McLane Stadium. The event will be open to the public and will have several activities in which fans can participate. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 10 a.m. as tailgating kicks off in the north side of McLane Stadium. Face painting, inflatables and the opportunity to take a photo with the Russell Athletic Bowl trophy will be taking place on the South Plaza. “Just thankful and privileged to be able to be here and be ready to go,” said head coach Art Briles, who has led his team to two conference championships in the past five seasons. “I think we are

playing pretty fast, pretty fearless and very intelligently.” Junior quarterback Seth Russell is cleared to play after his season-ending neck injury. Briles said his team looks very good offensively, although there is still work to be done. “Offensively, still quite a little bit of work in progress,” Briles said. “I mean, especially with our O-line and a couple of our receivers. I think Seth will be released to do a little more now. We will have a lot of refining going on. It just takes a little bit for our offense to click together, but they will get there.” With Devin Chafin out for the spring season due to suspension, other Bear running backs will get to see valuable practice time under the spotlight. “I don’t know about this spring, but he’ll be back at some period. It’s his first

offense in over a four year period. He made a bad judgment like a lot of them do; he just picked the wrong time to do it,” Briles said. “We’ve got good running backs, but that is not the issue. It is about representing yourself, representing your family, the Baylor community and making wise decisions. He’s remorseful, but there, of course, are going to be some punishments to go along with the remorse.” This is a great opportunity for students, faculty and fans to come out and support the Bears and get a glimpse of what the future holds for the program moving forward before the regular season starts in the fall. The Bears open regular season play against Northwestern State on Sept. 3 at McLane Stadium.




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Baseball looks to win first Big 12 series BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor Baseball takes on Kansas this weekend in a three game series at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (11-13) are coming off a thrilling comeback win over UTSA on Tuesday night after taking two of three games in a series against Dallas Baptist over the weekend. “I think we’re in a pretty good place,” head coach Steve Rodriguez said. “And for us coaches, it is good to see guys fight and come back, and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that this year.” The Jayhawks (9-13) are also riding a two-game winning streak, having upset No. 16-ranked Missouri State and blowing out Benedictine College in two impressive home wins. Kansas, however, is struggling in road games as well as Big 12 conference games this season, holding 0-4 and 0-2 records respectively. The Bears currently hold a 1-2 record in conference after stealing a win from Texas Tech in a home series earlier in the year. “I think every win, especially in Big 12 play, is gonna be big for us,” Rodriguez said. “There’s nothing worse than putting yourself in a deficit than having to win every game down the stretch.” Baylor has shown consistency this season in both home and away games, holding an 8-9 home record while winning three of seven road games. “I think any time you’re playing at home, you should have the mindset that you’re going to win the game,” Rodriguez said. “I think it’s important to be able to win on the road, but you should win the majority of your games at home.” The Bears will look to junior OF Darryn Sheppard to provide a spark on offense just as he has done all season. Sheppard is having a career year so far, batting .329 while accumulating a team-high 3 HR and 23 RBI. “The first time I saw him, I knew he had some ability and some skills,” Rodriguez said of Sheppard. “We like to make sure he’s getting the most out of his ability and the best for this team.” Junior Daniel Castano will be taking the mound on Friday for Baylor, followed by junior Drew Tolson on Saturday and freshman Kyle Hill on Sunday.

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WATCH IT GO Junior catcher Matt Menard watches the ball after getting a hit against UTSA on Tuesday at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears are 1-2 in Big 12 conference play after losing games one and three against Texas Tech earlier in the season.

Castano (2-3) holds a season ERA of 4.34 while Tolson (2-1) and Hill (0-1) are currently at 5.00 and 5.54, respectively. The Bears’ pitching staff will need to contain Kansas’ Colby Wright, who is batting .344 on the

year but putting up an impressive .571 average in Big 12 play. “They’re gonna be aggressive,” Rodriguez said of the Jayhawks. “They’ve got some guys who can run, and they’ve got some big, tall

pitchers who can compete down in the zone.” After the series against Kansas, the Bears will play two midweek games at home against Wofford before hitting the road to face Oklahoma in a three game series.

Viewpoint: RG3 can still be great HUNTER HEWELL Reporter When Robert Griffin III threw a game-winning touchdown against the University of Oklahoma in November 2011, he transformed Baylor football. That one pass took Baylor from a program that mostly resided in the doldrums of the Big 12 to a program with constant mainstream media attention.

SPORTS TAKE Within the scope of one play, Griffin gained national attention for Baylor and himself. Some would say that his dramatic finish against the Sooners is what tipped the scale in his favor for the Heisman Trophy over Andrew Luck. Others would go even further and say that single play is what brought football to Baylor’s campus in the form of McLane Stadium.

No matter how you feel about Griffin’s famous pass against Oklahoma, there is no doubt that he, along with the help of head coach Art Briles, completely changed Baylor football for the good. Fast-forward to today, and Griffin has the same potential opportunity before him. After a stellar rookie season in the NFL, Griffin’s career has been plagued by injuries and off-the-field drama with the staff of the Washington Redskins. Despite his success with the Redskins during his rookie season, Griffin could not seem to replicate his earlier success and was eventually the third string quarterback during the 2015 season. However, even through some of the difficult times, Griffin has still shown he can be a top NFL quarterback. For example, in the final game of the 2014 season, he threw for 336 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for a touchdown.

It is flashes of brilliance like this chance to change that. Playing for a program that has that help him remain desirable to not had recent success is not a new some teams. Included in those teams are the concept to Griffin. In fact, rising above the odds Cleveland Browns, who acted on and finding a way to their desires and signed transform a culture is Griffin last week. the exact thing that made Many Baylor fans Griffin a star in the first groaned when the news place. Not only is this role broke that Griffin would be headed to Cleveland to familiar to Griffin, it is a role in which he excelled. play for the Browns. This is not only a Their complaints chance for Griffin to are not unwarranted revitalize his career, since the Browns have not yielded a successful it is a chance for him quarterback or team in a to revitalize an entire Griffin III very long time. program and community. Although this seems like a scary Although many highly-touted quarterbacks have gone to play for opportunity for Griffin to fade Cleveland, their careers almost never into obscurity, it is just as much an seemed to take off. opportunity for him to really become Playing quarterback for the a leader and carve out an NFL legacy. Griffin has the chance to help Cleveland Browns can sometimes seem like a sentencing to a career of bring a winning culture to a football mediocrity. team that is without one, just like he However, Robert Griffin III has a did to Baylor several years ago.

Despite this being a different scenario for Griffin than when he was an under-the-radar quarterback turned Heisman candidate, the principle remains the same. This is a chance for Griffin to remind the critics why he became a star while helping bring credibility to a program that seems to struggle finding some. It is unclear what the future holds for Griffin. Perhaps another lackluster season will occur for the Browns, and we will still be talking about Griffin’s pass against Oklahoma as the crowning jewel of his career. Or perhaps Griffin will help find a way to win in Cleveland and become the leader for the Browns that he was for Baylor. The opportunity for NFL greatness for Robert Griffin III is just as present now as it ever was. Whatever fate awaits Griffin in Cleveland, I wish him the best.

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