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SUDDEN DROP On Monday, sinkhole appeared on Herring Avenue in East Waco. Officials still do not know what exactly caused the incident , but will have to wait until the area dries before repairing it.

Sinkhole appears in East Waco road, poses road challenges JESSICA HUBBLE Staff Writer A 17-foot-deep sinkhole appeared on Herring Avenue in East Waco on Monday morning, closing the road between JJ Flewellen Road and Dan Rowe Street. The cause of the sinkhole is unknown as crews will have to wait for the area to dry out before repairing it. Larry Holze, director of municipal information, said the sinkhole will

take four to six weeks to repair. There is speculation that the sinkhole was caused by a 24-inch sewer line collapsing, but the ground is too wet to fully assess the area. The line is a feeder line that connects from Martin Luther Kind Boulevard. to the water treatment plant. Holze said the rain could be a cause, as well as river seepages because of the proximity of the line to the Brazos River. The line is in a low water area. “The cause is unknown right now and

something they will determine. Obviously we’ve had problems in that area before,” Holze said. The sinkhole also posed challenges to road navigation. “All westbound traffic for E. Herring is being diverted until repairs can be made,” wrote Waco Police Department Sgt. Patrick Swanton in an email to the Lariat. “Alternate routes are advised to avoid congestion this may cause.” Holze said only westbound traffic is cut off on Herring and eastbound traffic is still able to

get through the road because of a grassy median between eastbound and westbound lanes. There was no threat to homes or any other areas, and drinking water was not affected either because the line in the sinkhole is a sewer line, Holze said. There was no discharge of sewer water into public areas, Holze said. In July, a sinkhole appeared near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Herring Avenue. As a result, city officials warned residents about water pressure fluctuations due to the sinkhole.

Teal residents learn from mannequins JESSICA BABB Broadcast Managing Editor

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LEARNING TOOL Professors from the Louise Herrington School of Nursing bring simulation mannequins to students on Friday at Teal Residential College. The mannequins are used by the school to teach human-patient interactions and medical treatment.

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They talk, they bleed, they vomit and they have real needs just like any patient would. However, they aren’t your typical patients. Instead, they are simulation mannequins that are designed to teach students how to care for and diagnose real patients. On Friday, professors from the Louise Herrington School of Nursing hosted a simulation event for students at Teal Residential College to give students a chance to learn from mannequins. “We want to engage Teal Hall residents [who are studying] nursing, engineering, computer science, premed and biology, so we can all engage together,” said Kelly Rossler, an assistant professor at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. The mannequins are realistic simulators that mimic human-patient interactions and give students a chance to learn how to treat patients properly.

“Students can practice things on a mannequin that they would not otherwise be able to practice on a person,” Rossler said. “We are creating a safe and caring environment for students to start learning novice skills and putting theory content into practice.” While these simulation mannequins are typically used to teach nursing and medical students, both Rossler and Erin Killingsworth, a clinical assistant professor at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, emphasized the importance of also engaging students from other STEM majors in these simulations. In addition to practicing patient care, the mannequins also consist of engineering and computer science components with the wiring and programming it takes to make them life-like. “We are also showing them how the mechanical side works so that students in medical professions can all work together to learn how to provide care

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A $1 million donation from David and Amy Hunt is providing students in the Honors College with new opportunities to go on Christian mission trips abroad. “The generous gift immediately provides the opportunity to offer financial support to students who are participating in Honors College mission trips,” said Dr. Thomas Hibbs, Honors College Dean. “In the long run, it will provide with the support we need to design a highly complex model of mission work for our students. A model that will embed mission activity within academic coursework and encourage extended reflection before, during and after the trips

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HELPING OUT Baylor students travel abroad on a mission trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. A donation was made recently to provide Honors College students with the opportunity to serve abroad.

on the way mission activity can inform the lives and callings of our students, no matter what their

career path.” The fund will provide support for students participating in the

annual summer study abroad program, Baylor in Greece, led by Dr. Douglas Henry associate professor of philosophy in the Great Texts program. Henry said Baylor in Greece used to be a fairly conventional study abroad program, but this summer’s program will provide participating students with new opportunities to meet and serve with the Christians living in Greece. “Through a service-learning track in select courses taken while in Greece, our students will encourage and learn from missionaries and relief workers,” Henry said. “They will bring key books of biblical interpretation

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Media ethics lacking in Oakman coverage In almost every field of work, questions of ethics will arise. Baylor helps prepare students for the inevitable, tough decisions by offering a variety of ethics classes. From environmental to business to journalism ethics, these classes force students to explore situations from an ethicsbased standpoint. These situations occur outside of the classroom daily, and local journalists had to face a tough issue recently. The issue was whether or not it was acceptable to release former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman’s name prior to his arrest on sexual assault charges last week. Some bloggers and reporters apparently had no qualms with naming the former Baylor football player while investigations were still underway. The Lariat editorial board grappled with this, and ultimately decided it was unethical to name Oakman before formal charges were made. It should be noted that Oakman has not been found guilty in a court of law. This editorial in no way intends to weigh in on if he is innocent or not. This is a matter of media ethics, nothing more. At 5:04 p.m. on April 7, @AlexDunlapNFL broke the news of the investigation to the Twitter world. Less than an hour later, the Waco Tribune-Herald released a story about a prominent former Baylor football player being under investigation for sexual assault. The article stated, “The Tribune-Herald is not naming the athlete because he has not been arrested.” We commend the Waco Tribune for upholding a strong ethical standard. It is especially tempting to release names when everyone else already has. However, given that Oakman was not charged with anything at that point, it was unnecessary

and unfair of other media outlets to release his name. The lines get blurred as Oakman could potentially be classified as a public figure. In the media, public figures are more subject to scrutiny. Even in the case of libel, public figures have to prove that the erroneous statement was published purposefully to hurt them. Some argued that Oakman’s position as a potential NFL draft and former Baylor Bear makes him a public figure and justifies the early release of his name. While this argument has some merit, we find it unfair that recent college graduates can be considered public figures prior to becoming professional players. This is not a new phenomenon for college football players. Johnny Manziel was often in the public eye. However, as a college player, Manziel was also arrested and charged by the time reports were released. This year, media outlets published reports of Manziel being under investigation for domestic violence. This is not unethical as he is now officially an NFL player, which qualifies him as a public figure. The motivation to release Oakman’s name was clear: it was a big story developing. However, it is far better to avoid breaking a person than push for breaking a story. If the investigation would have come up void, Oakman would still have a stigma surrounding his name due to premature posting. This could have ruined the career of an innocent person. Though he has not been convicted, now that Oakman was arrested, the Lariat and the Waco Tribune have released his name. We would rather be wrong by leaving a name out than wrong by including it.



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LIESJE POWERS Staff Writer Facebook was a thing of the past for a solid four years of my life. Now, as a freshman in college, I realize that Facebook still holds a large amount of power in the social world. Where Instagram and Twitter are concerned, it is not uncommon for a student to be inactive or uninterested. There are still sprinklings of students who choose to not be a part of Facebook either, but they tend to be more of a rarity. The social world used to be dependent on Facebook, as it was one of the first successful social media in the 21st century. Now it competes with at least a dozen other social sites, each offering a chance to connect with others in a new way. Its widespread success may be linked purely to the fact that it has been around long enough for people to latch on indefinitely, but it also seems to be constantly evolving. The evolution that I have witnessed is not so much in the site itself, but in the way that people are beginning to utilize it. More often than not there are open and closed groups discussing real-world problems and politics, rather than birthday parties and puppy grooming. Baylor students are no strangers to Facebook groups. Students who want to be heard are finding more and more ways to reach out to others. It is no exception that nearly every club on campus has a Facebook page or group. Regardless of your involvement or interest,

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people are constantly trying to gain an audience. Even when scrolling through my feed, I am constantly seeing videos and statements that call for change. Thousands have shared, viewed and reacted videos that point out disasters and heartache happening across the world. Facebook is also continually used to share personal views. The number of antievery-presidential-candidate videos and statements that I scroll through daily is incredible. Those who previously didn’t express their political stance now have a voice and an entire network to share it with. Not everyone shares the views they agree with, but often the satisfaction of liking or commenting on a status can give those with less stable belief sets some ground to stand on. Facebook is also growing in marketing. Every retail store and local photographer now has a page that they avidly push, giving them the chance to have customers that might otherwise never seen or bought from them. With this comes more pressure to have a strong presence on social media, leading to other sites and advertising. Typically, it either stems from or leads to a Facebook page. As the technological generation ages, there may be a change in the social media standing, but currently, Facebook is a common tool for those who wish to connect with others. Social media is no longer a place to store excess photos from your most recent family gathering -although that is frequently a use of mine- it is now also a place where voices are being heard. The way people choose to interact continually turns to the internet, with Facebook as a gateway to change. Liesje Powers is a freshman journalism major from Hewitt. She is a staff writer for the Lariat.

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Guest Contributor I was a student at Baylor before I ever worked here. I still find myself caught in moments of cognizance that I work at Baylor when I’m in a meeting with leadership who listen to my voice and trust my ideas and experience as I introduce myself as Sarah McPherson, Title IX training and prevention specialist. It is because I was a student here that I now do this— working to prevent sexual assault and interpersonal violence in our Baylor community. I graduated undergrad in 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh, where I studied psychology and anthropology. People have always fascinated me, and I wanted to use my growing knowledge of humans to help them, to help us. My husband got stationed at Fort Hood, an hour or so southwest of Waco, so we moved to Central Texas. Two deployments, countless commuting miles on I-35, and two years of learning from and with the highestquality faculty and classmates later, I graduated from the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in May 2014. Afterward, I spent the next year-and-a-half doing sexual assault and violence prevention work at a community organization serving Waco and surrounding areas. During this time, my husband and I were also blessed with and are raising our now 1-year-old daughter, Eleanor. A big part of my job here is to connect with and learn from you, the students of Baylor University. I mean it when I say that meeting with you, chatting over coffee or while walking across campus, sitting down for an hour or a

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few minutes, is the best, most important, and most rewarding part of what I do. You are passionate. You are informed. You are caring and you are concerned. You are faithful and fiercely loyal. You love Baylor and want it to be better. You challenge me to be better every day. Maybe, if I’m doing my job well, I will challenge you as well; this is challenging work, and we all must be engaged. There is a lot of misunderstanding and certainly room for increased education about what Title IX is, what the Title IX department does, how we can serve and support you, and what we can all do to prevent acts of interpersonal violence and truly foster a community of respect and caring. We need to talk about this more, all of it—the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that lead to sexual violence; the elements of media and history that promote adherence to rigid gender stereotypes and perpetuate violence against women; the warning signs of abusive relationships; the prevalence and harm of victim-blaming; the fact that men are victimized and that violence occurs in all variety of relationships. This is a social justice issue, and like most, it is complex; it does not come with quick and easy remedies. I didn’t come to Baylor with all the answers, but I bring with me a passion for this work and for this community and an understanding that as we work to confront this complex issue, we will learn together. Chances are, at some point over the next year, you will be hearing from me, whether at an in-person training, a film screening and discussion in your residence hall, a one-onone meeting, sorority or club team visit, class presentation or email inbox. More importantly, I hope to hear from you. I invite you to be critical, to ask questions, to share your ideas, and to join me, along with your peers and mine, in working to keep our community healthy, aware and safe. Sarah McPherson is a Title IX training and prevention specialist for Baylor.

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Inquiry: Pentagon misleads lawmakers RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases in an effort to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change in how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct, an Associated Press investigation found. Internal government records that summarized the outcomes of dozens of cases portrayed civilian district attorneys and local police forces as less willing than senior military officers to punish sex offenders. The documents buttressed the Pentagon’s position that stripping commanders of their authority to decide which crimes go to trial — as the Senate legislation proposes — will mean fewer prosecution and fewer victims geting justice. But in a number of the cases, the steps taken by civilian authorities were described incorrectly or omitted, according to AP research and interviews. Other case descriptions were too imprecise to be verified. There also is nothing in the records that supports the primary reason the Pentagon told Congress about the cases in the first place: To cast top military brass as hard-nosed crime fighters who insisted on taking the cases to trial after civilian law enforcement said no. The records were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, which provided the documents exclusively to AP. The nonprofit group on Monday said it found no evidence that any case was prosecuted at a commander’s insistence. Former Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Paula Coughlin, “Someone at the a member of the group’s board of directors, called on Pentagon should be Congress to hold hearings held accountable.” on what she called “this latest deception.” Col. Don Christensen | Protect Military representatives Our Defenders President, defended the accuracy of former Air Force prosecutor the information sent to Congress. Previously, the more than 90 cases had been discussed publicly only as statistics underpinning the Pentagon’s objections to the Senate bill, the Military Justice Improvement Act. Three years ago, Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, then the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned a Senate panel that if approved, the bill would result in fewer sexual assault cases going to trial. Winnefeld retired from military service last year. In response to the AP’s reporting, Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Richard Osial described the information that Winnefeld provided the committee as a snapshot based on data that was supplied by the military services. “He had confidence to go with it,” Osial said. The consequences could be significant if lawmakers believe they were misinformed. A backlash may stoke additional support for the Senate bill that’s failed to pass largely because of the military’s strident opposition. Another vote on the legislation could come as early as June. The legislation aims to stop sexual assaults by stripping senior officers of their responsibilities to decide whether to prosecute sexual assault cases and giving that authority to seasoned military trial lawyers. Protect Our Defenders, a nonpartisan organization, supports the bill. “Someone at the Pentagon should be held accountable,” said retired Col. Don Christensen, the organization’s president and the former chief Air Force prosecutor. “Whether you agree or disagree with the policy, every senator — especially those who repeated the claim or based their vote on the claim — should be outraged.” Civilian prosecutors said it’s not unusual to transfer a sexual assault case to the military for investigation or prosecution, yet these referrals are routinely depicted as refusals, leaving the impression the charges would not have been pursued had military authorities not stepped in.

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FLEEING THE FLOODS Richard Lopez and Allie Hairford-Siemens hold the reins of three horses as they lead them from the back of truck through flood water along Cypress Rosehill Rd. in Cypress on Monday. The three horses were last removed from stalls at Cypress Equestrian Center. They are working on what to do with the more than 30 horses in a pasture. Houston has been inundated with water after 16 inches of rain fell in 24 hours, leaving four people dead and closing roads across the city.

Houston inundated after storm MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press HOUSTON — More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday evening in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing the closure of schools and knocking out power to thousands of residents who were urged to shelter in place. Four fatalities appeared to be weather related, authorities said. Sylvester Turner, mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city, told residents to stay home to fend off a weather system he called “stubborn.” More rain was projected over the next two to three days, although heavy downpours had subsided and only another half-inch was expected through Monday night, he said. Rain gauges in parts of Harris County, which includes most of Houston, showed water levels approaching 20 inches since late Sunday night, with slightly smaller amounts elsewhere in Southeast Texas as bayous and creeks overflowed their banks. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county’s chief administrator, said two bodies were found in a vehicle shown on traffic cameras driving around barricades and unsuccessfully attempt to navigate a flooded underpass. In addition, one person, believed a contractor with the city’s airport system, was found in a submerged vehicle not far from the airport. A second person, a truck driver, was

found dead in the cab of his rig after encountering high water on a freeway service road. Several shelters were established for people forced from their homes. At least 1,000 people taken from apartment complexes in the north part of the city and moved to a shopping mall were being ferried by city buses to a shelter, the mayor said. Emmett said thousands of homes in the county outside Houston were flooded, many for the first time. At least 450 high-water rescues were conducted, he said. One man on the city’s north side emerged from flood waters carrying an armadillo by its armored tail to safety. In another animal rescue, deputies from the Harris County Sheriff ’s Department livestock unit used boats to reach an estimated more than 70 horses trapped up their necks in water when their stables were flooded. About 1 million students got the day off, including the Houston Independent School District’s 215,000 students, Texas’ largest public school district. Most colleges and universities also closed because of the bad weather. Dozens of Houston subdivisions flooded. At least two interstates — I-10, the main east-west freeway, and I-45, the major north-south freeway — were under water near downtown. Other major freeways, plus some feeder roads leading to the highways, were blocked by high water. “I was trying to get to work,” Marcel

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Gwinn said as he was stranded for more than 90 minutes on an overpass in west Houston. “It kills me because my boss just told me that work’s closed for the day.” Immediately to the north of Houston in Montgomery County, more than 260 water rescued were carried out, county emergency management officials said. “When you get off the freeways and off the main thoroughfares, you could be in water 10 to 15 feet deep,” Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans said. “You do not want to trap yourself in these vehicles.” The storms were part of a wide weather system that left warnings and watches through Tuesday morning for Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler-Longview and as far east as Texarkana. Houston, at near sea level and known for its “gumbo” soft soil, is no stranger to flooding from torrential rains, tropical storms and hurricanes. Last Memorial Day, heavy rains caused severe flooding in the southwest parts of the city. Bayous that last year overflowed after 11 inches of rain quickly rose again, putting water in at least 200 homes, the mayor said. They appeared to be receding slightly by Monday evening. “A lot of rain coming in a very short period of time, there’s nothing you can do,” Turner said. “I regret anyone whose home is flooded again. There’s nothing I can say that’s going to ease your frustration. We certainly can’t control the weather.”


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SAVING THE EARTH The Baylor Sustainability Student Advisory Board will host its first Dr Pepper Hour event today to promote environmental awareness. This comes just in time for Earth Day, which is on Friday.

Group to use Dr Pepper Hour to push environmental initiative RACHEL LELAND Staff Writer This year, the Office of Sustainability is making extra strides to create a more environmentally-conscious community at Baylor. Today, the Baylor Sustainability Student Advisory Board will host its first Dr Pepper Hour. Last year, the Office of Sustainability hosted a similar reception, but organizers hope this year’s event will attract more attention to the organization since it will be at the weekly Baylor tradition. The event comes just in time for Earth Day, which is on Friday. “We hope that students will get an opportunity to hear a lot of ways they can get involved to take care of

God’s creation on campus,” said sustainability coordinator Smith Getterman. “We hope they will walk away better informed to help the Waco community.” The newly-appointed executives for the board spent considerable time reaching out to organizations in Waco to attend the event. “We are bringing in outside groups to Baylor, and we’ve reached out to Keep Waco Beautiful,” said board president Morgan Davis. “We are also reaching out to Sunbright, which is the recycling service that Baylor uses.” The organization also reached out to student clubs and organizations for their assistance in hosting the Dr Pepper Hour.

“We’re reaching out to different clubs to see if they would like to host a table,” Davis said. Altogether, eight student groups and eight non-student organizations have confirmed their attendance, Davis said. Since this is the first time the advisory board has hosted such an event, the organization created graphics for social media to better advertise their event. Davis said the board hopes to use the event as an opportunity to promote the Green Meeting certification program, which helps organizations monitor resource use, according to the Baylor Sustainability website. Student organizations that participate in becoming Green Meeting certified must

evaluate the sustainability of the organization by analyzing how much waste their group creates and how much energy it consumes. “We are also trying to make the Green Meeting Certification something that will hopefully be required of all clubs,” Davis said. Last semester, Davis said she spent multiple hours reaching out to student organizations in order to introduce the clubs to the program. Davis said she hopes clubs participating in Dr Pepper hour will become Green Meeting Certified and spread the word to other clubs. “We are working on our legacy and how we want campus to remember the board,” Davis said.


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Members of the Baylor Swing Dance Society perform on Friday at Fountian Mall as part of a line-up of activities that went until 2 a.m. for a Relay for Life event. All proceeds raised through fundraising throughout the night went toward supporting cancer research.

in the hospital setting,” Rossler said. “Even though we have our own programs of development…we can all learn together in a scenario to practice and have better patient outcomes.” The engineering and computer science aspects of these simulators are constantly being researched so the mannequins can be developed to meet the needs of hospitals and nurses who are using them to practice. “We are serving our community by being able to develop such high technology and innovation to be able to work safely in an educated setting,” Rossler said. Killingsworth said students were excited about the simulations and were eager to learn more from the mannequins. Corpus Christie junior Rose Johnson was one of the students who attended the simulation and said it was a good way to get students engaged in the industry. “It makes it more

of a reality for students deciding on their major and it’s great to get hands on experience and getting to see them up close,” Johnson said. Most importantly, bringing simulations like these to campus can help prepare students for their careers down the road. “This is absolutely what they are going to be doing when they are out in the healthcare professions,” Killingsworth said. “We can make sure they are ready to enter into the real -world setting and it gives them the confidence and skill set to reinforce their [career] decision.” Johnson said it felt like she was in a simulation lab and was able to ask as many questions as she wanted to become familiar and comfortable with the different aspects of the mannequins. “This is a safe learning environment, and we are in this together because we want [them] to be the best nurse practitioners [they] can be, and we want to help [them] on that journey,” Killingsworth said.

HONORS from Page 1 and theology to students at Greek Bible College. They will feed hungry refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and other lands of destitution and war. They will attend local churches, praying with and for Greek believers and blessing them in Christ as Paul, Silas and Timothy did so many centuries ago.” Douglas said 15 students will be participating in Baylor in Greece this summer. ten of them are honors students who will be receiving financial support from the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund. The Woodlands sophomore Morgan Frey is one of these students. “The only way that I am able to be a part of this trip is because of the funding that Baylor has so generously provided,” Frey said. “Through the Honors College Scholarship, the Glennis McCrary Goodrich Scholarship and then the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund, I have received the resources that I need to experience, learn and be changed by the world.” Henry said he often reminds his honors students of the biblical dictum, “to whom much has been given, much more will be required.” He said if God has provided a good education at Baylor, that education should then help edify the church and share the gospel. Without

proper funding, however, many students may have a hard time paying for such mission trips. “Traveling abroad is cost-prohibitive for many Baylor students with a longing to share Christ’s love with others,” Henry said. “Because of Dave and Amy Hunt’s own love of Christ, many of our students will have opportunity in perpetuity to exercise a great stewardship over their lives and talents and to fulfill, more easily, a calling they have heard from God.” Frey said she hopes to be transformed by the trip and to serve as an ambassador for Christ. “I desire to learn what it means to long after the Lord wholeheartedly and remain faithful in the midst of persecution, like many of the believers during the writings of Paul,” Frey said. “Along with my personal growth, the Lord is bringing refugees to Greece and opening up opportunities for the world to take part in bringing the gospel to the marginalized and hurting.” Frey also said she is excited to combine the serving aspects of Baylor in Greece with her academic learning. “I am excited to grow deeper in my walk with the Lord, be equipped to engage the issues around us after learning from historical and Biblical texts and understand the call on my life in a clearer way,” Frey said.


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characters tighten as Mowgli finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations. Mowgli faces deadly snakes, stampeding buffalo and a King Kong-sized orangutan with a fierce desire for the secrets of fire. All those dangers and, of course, the ferocious battle against Shere Khan himself, made the movie a true pleasure to watch. There was not a single dull moment, but comic relief and boyish intrepidity kept viewers from being exhausted by the movie’s thrills. One of the most notable and most necessary changes to the original film adaptation was the removal of racial stereotypes. The original film drew a horrible parallel between the monkey kingdom reigned over by King Louie and people of African descent. This rendering makes no such parallel. Although the song “I Wanna Be Like You” remained in the movie, the orangutan king, voiced by Christopher Walken, had more in common with a mob boss from a movie like “The Godfather” than anything else. The movie also set a new standard for CGI

depictions of the natural world. Animals looked and behaved like animals, down to the twitching of Shere Khan’s whiskers and the night-vision flash of Bagheera’s eyes. This film pulled out all the stops. Although I did find the frequent use of CGI for all the backgrounds and characters a little hard to get into at the beginning of the movie, it was so realistic that I soon became completely immersed in the adventure in a way that few CGI-heavy films are able to achieve. The movie was compelling and adventurous and has already wowed audiences, receiving a 94 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. There was a beautiful balance between friendship and the harsh reality of life in the jungle. It was also refreshing to find a reasonable balance between environmentalism and utter destruction of the natural world. While much of the movie is driven by the idea that man has no place in the jungle and Mowgli must learn to behave like a wolf in order to stay, it ends with the acceptance of Mowgli as he is. To deny his humanity would be to deny what gives him strength, even in the jungle. It was a beautiful retelling of the classic story, and I’m sure many will fall in love with it as they did with the first.

Today’s Puzzles Across 1 “Yeah, like that’s gonna happen” 5 “That’s clear now” 9 Honored with a big bash 14 New Jersey or California city 15 French champagne maker founded in Germany 16 Bakery lure 17 Maximum impact 19 Olympic racer since 2008 20 Staggering dizzily 21 Get dizzy 23 “__ out!” 25 Suffix with switch 26 DJ’s stack 27 Accessory for note-taking 31 __ Wiedersehen 33 Lang. of Florence 34 Close pal 40 Slush __ 41 JFK overseer 42 Food Network’s “Beat Bobby __” 43 Healthy, with “in” 47 IRS agent 48 Ukr. neighbor 49 Softball of a question 51 Little newt 54 Pokes fun at 57 Baseball : ump :: football : __ 58 Beach footwear 61 British elevators 65 What the suffix “phile” means 66 Achilles’ heel 68 Stood 69 Italian automaker since 1899 70 Melt fish 71 Tentative bite 72 Airing, as a sitcom 73 Safecracker Down 1 __ Romeo: sports car p. 1 2 Like lemons 3 Doing nothing

4 Office cabinet document holder 5 Texter’s “If you ask me” 6 Browse websites 7 Oscars host, e.g. 8 Mideast VIP 9 British Invasion nickname 10 Humorist Bombeck 11 Poisonous 12 Correct, as text 13 Game that drives home a point? 18 Envelope part 22 Pumpernickel buy 24 U.K. fliers 27 Annoy 28 Storage case for tiny scissors 29 “Death in Venice” author Thomas 30 Senseless 32 Six for you, six for me, e.g. 35 Posed

36 Bit of folklore 37 Giggly Muppet 38 Tandoori bread 39 Physics unit 44 On the house 45 Disney’s “__ and the Detectives” 46 Place for a hoop 50 Get bought up quickly 51 Key above D 52 Fauna’s partner 53 Records for later, in a way 55 Super, at the box office 56 Where rain falls mainly on the plain 59 Bothersome insect 60 Doc’s “Now!” 62 Santa’s access 63 Zesty flavor 64 Loot 67 Off-road transport, briefly



Tuesday, April 19, 2016 The Baylor Lariat

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SCOREBOARD >> No. 1 @BaylorAcroTumb 284.800, No. 4 Hawaii Pacific 278.310

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No. 1 Bears top Hawaii Pacific, face No. 2 Oregon in NCATA final MEGHAN MITCHELL Sports Writer The Baylor No. 1 acrobatic and tumbling claimed a spot in the NCATA championship after edging out No. 4 Hawaii Pacific Monday night at the Ferrell Center. “I always expect [Hawaii Pacific] to be close in the first half. Their strength is really acro and pyramid,” said head coach Felecia Mulkey. “I never take them lightly. We didn’t come in to today saying, ‘Oh, this one is a gimme.’ We try and not do that with any meet, but definitely not with [Hawaii Pacific] because they can take you down pretty easily. The Bears (9-0) defeated Hawaii Pacific (4-4) earlier this season but knew they were a very solid and clean team and were not going to let their guard down at all. “HP was really good at the acro portion, the pyramid portion; they are really clean, they are really pristine,” said junior Kiara Nowlin. “We knew it would be tight, and we knew we would have to put up a fight especially in those heats, but we did well.” The Bears, who continue to be undefeated this season, came out dominating from the start to take the compulsory event 38.85-38.60. Not to anyone’s surprise, the Sharks kept things close and took the acro round 29.60-29.55, but the Bears remained on top overall, 68.40068.200. The Bears were able to regain some momentum going into the half, taking pyramid event 29.80-29.60. With the crowd behind them and with a 98.200-97.800 lead, it was all downhill after taking the toss event 29.35-27.85 to extend their lead. In typical Bear fashion, they dominated in the tumbling event, 56.850-53.800, and Nowlin earned a perfect 10 in her six element pass once again. “That landing, I felt like, was better than yesterday’s landing, so I was really happy,” Nowlin said. “I have to do it again, one more time, but I was pretty happy with today’s pass.” Heading into the final event with the lead, Baylor ended the team event on a high note, taking the event 100.40-98.86 and winning the meet 284.800-278.310 to secure a spot in the championship. “I didn’t feel like it was our best team routine, but it wasn’t our worst,” Nowlin said. “We still have things to improve upon and coach calls it peaking, so hopefully we peak tomorrow, but I still feel like today’s team routine was solid.” The Bears face No. 2 Oregon, whom they’ve beaten two times this season, but even Nowlin knows that they can’t let their guard down.

Richard Hirst | Photo Editor

TWIST AND SHOUT Freshman top Ashley Echelberger flips during the No. 1 Bears’ acrobatics and tumbling meet with No. 4 Hawaii Pacific on Monday at the Ferrell Center. The Bears advanced to NCATA finals after a 284.800-278.310 win in the semifinals.

“We aren’t confortable at all, we can’t let our guard down. They are a very talented team, and it is one of those things where on any given day either team could win,” Nowlin said. “We know we have to bring our A-game as usual with them. We aren’t letting our guard down tomorrow with them at all.”

The Bears take on the Ducks at 7 p.m. today at the Ferrell Center. “We are going to go in competing out of respect. That’s how we’ve done it every day,” Mulkey said. “Oregon is a really good team. They are better than what they were at the beginning of the year, but so are we. It should be a fight to the end.”


Richard Hirst | Photo Editor

Junior Elizabeth Shank competes during the No. 3 Bears’ meet against No. 6 TCU in the quarterfinals of the 2016 NCEA National Championship in Waco on Friday. Baylor lost to the Horned Frogs by a tiebreaker decision after the meet finished with an 8-8 score.

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