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Biannual service event supports Waco community LIZZIE THOMAS Staff Writer While many students were picking up large trash residents can’t handle on their own with Keep Waco Beautiful or packing up the Art Center to move downtown Saturday, others helped individual residents. 2,100 volunteers served at almost 70 locations, the largest number of service sites in Steppin’ Out history, according to a Baylor press release. Steppin’ Out exposes students who are not already serving in the community to the value of those opportunities, but regardless of whether organizations retain their temporary volunteers, residents benefit from the biannual burst of help. Susan Barnes is a family friend of Maxine Crosby, the Waco resident a group of Baylor students helped for Steppin’ Out. Barnes became a part of the family’s life through Crosby’s grandchildren’s school 15 years ago. Saturday, Barnes delegated tasks and helped them figure out what needed to be done. “There’s a lot of junk and debris around ... The lady that lives here is 73 years old. She’s retired; she’s not able to get out and clean up herself,” Barnes said. The group of students and Crosby’s family members were working to clear Crosby’s lot of storm debris and overgrown brush. “The [Baylor students] came and cleared up different stuff that was in the backyard, lots of raking of leaves and lots of tree trimming,” Barnes said. “They just cleaned it up for her and made it a lot more presentable.” Emily Perkins, Crosby’s granddaughter, joined in the effort with the students and said the house and lot were in need of an overhaul and more man-hours than the family could provide. “They helped us bag up leaves, trash, other things that she doesn’t need,” Perkins said. “I’m just glad that they helped, because this is years of stuff — literally.” Though serving individual residents may not have the measurable impact or exciting progress that work with a local organization may provide, residents still appreciate the service. Belton senior Megan Taylor, executive director of Steppin’ Out, said in the press release that the relationships built while serving the community that hosts Baylor students are some of the most profound and valuable college experiences. “Our service event not only fosters a servant heart that is
Kick off your Sunday Shoez with Tri Delta
Jackson, Mo. senior Mason Turner (middle) and his fellow members of Kappa Sigma volunteer for Steppin’ Out in the Elm Mott community Saturday. Kappa Sigma was one of many organizations that volunteered during Steppin’ out, and the event had a total volunteer count of 2,100 working the sites.
explicitly visible beyond the Steppin’ Out event each semester but also grows Christian leadership in a unique way that is later
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translated world wide when our students graduate from Baylor,” Taylor said.
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MAYA BUTLER Students on campus dressed in their finest outfits and shoes for Delta Delta Delta sorority’s first “Sunday Shoez” semiformal at 7 p.m. Sunday in Russell Gymnasium. Multicolored balloons, decorative streamers and thumping beats transformed the gym into a space for dancing and social fun. An ice cream bar satisfied attendees’ sweet tooth while live cover band Overdrive sang popular tunes to the crowd. The new event replaced Tri Delta Gameday, a watch party and tailgate put on by the sorority in previous years. Houston senior and Tri Delta president Elaine Renberg explained why the sorority brainstormed a new on-campus event for the fall semester. “We wanted to create a new philanthropy event that met a need that we saw on our campus,” Renberg said. “We realized there’s no all-university semiformal that’s not a Western dance. [It’s] just a place to foster inclusivity and community and have a way for everyone to come together and enjoy a night at Baylor.” Nonprofit organization St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric center that researches treatment and cures for childhood cancers, serves as the sorority’s national philanthropy. According to the nonprofit’s webpage, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy for U.S. children. About 175,000 children ages 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer every year, with leukemia (a type of blood cancer) as the most common cancer afflicting children. One of the reasons Boerne senior Meredith Steward, philanthropy chair, decided to join Tri Delta was because of its national philanthropy. “My best friend passed away from a childhood cancer while I was going through rush,” Steward said. “That very next day, I went through the Tri Delta room, and they were talking about childhood cancer and what St. Jude does, and so I was just blown away. That really moved me to join Tri Delta because they’re just passionate about philanthropy.”
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Upon volunteering and witnessing the effects of homelessness on the Waco community, San Antonio junior Aleena Huerta decided she wanted to use her role at Baylor to make a difference. Huerta’s idea led to a campuswide blanket and jacket drive, organized through a partnership between Baylor’s Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and Latino Pre-Health Student Association (LPHSA). Huerta serves as the pre-dental chair for LPHSA. The drive accepts blankets and jackets for donation and lasts until Friday, with the groups distributing the donations at Street Ministries’ Thanksgiving meal to benefit Waco’s homeless population. The easiest way to donate is to reach out to Huerta, Grimes, Iowa junior Therese Riesberg or Austin junior Betty Mekonnen via Baylor email to set up a dropoff time. Huerta’s inspiration for the drive came when she realized the difficulty
that results from being homeless during times of particularly cold weather. “The idea for the drive came about a few weeks ago during my shift at the Meyer Center homeless shelter,” Huerta said. “A cold front had come in,
come into the shelter freezing cold, asking for any type of jacket or blanket to keep them warm, and most of them had been outside all day and even slept in that weather with nothing. Having to turn people away and not having anything to give was a terrible feeling. After this experience, I went to Walmart and bought as many blankets, hand warmers, socks and gloves as I could and drove around Waco handing them out.” Huerta appreciates the opportunity to reach out to the homeless population in Waco and hopes the drive will make a difference in people’s lives. “Before I went home for fall break, I posted in my community Facebook page asking if anyone had any items that they’d be willing to donate, used or unused, and came home from break with 60 blankets and 30 jackets,” Huerta said. “At this point it was a lot to hand out on my own so I contacted my friends who also have leadership roles in prehealth organizations and together we put together the drive.” Riesberg serves as vice president of AMWA and hopes Claire Boston |Multimedia Journalist the drive causes students to reflect on the role of homelessness in the and it was 35 to 40 degrees and rainy Waco community and how they can for several days. Multiple people had best help.
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Action over thoughts Gun violence demands focus on victims There have been 308 mass shootings in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. One of the most recent shootings claimed the lives of 13 California residents while they were out dancing at a country bar. Before that, 11 were killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue as they were worshiping. Before that, 10 at a high school in Texas. This editorial is constantly relevant, and that’s because gun violence is a near-constant issue. Each time people die due to gun violence, we see the same cycle: People hear reports of a shooting — immediately, they jump to social media to share their feelings about the incident. Then, as the issue is resolved and the media scuffle fades, victims are left to grieve with the prayers and well-wishings of thousands of anonymous faces on the internet. While sending hope and prayers is well and good, sending help and genuine, intentional care would be so much better. It seems that in the midst of tragedy, people are genuinely at a loss as to how to help those suffering. In our desensitization, and through a thick lens of social media, it seems only logical that we would send our thoughts through a tweet, a text or a post. However, we must think of the victims first — and more importantly, the victims’ families. Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to spread good in the world. However, grieving families need much more than words of affirmation during a difficult time, and sending thoughts and prayers on social media can seem like a cop-out when you could be offering tangible help to those in need. Reach out to those in the circle of trauma, those who were close to the family who may be suffering, too. Don’t spam them with messages, but rather simply offer real, physical help in whatever way they need. If you’re in the area, see if you can help the family
by getting groceries or by bringing warm meals. If you’re across the country, see if there is a monetary fund set up for the family and donate. Send money, send meals, send anything more than just 200 characters on a screen. Our hearts are often in the right place during a tragedy, but oftentimes it’s difficult for us to act on our feelings. Social media has connected us so closely, we often take on the emotional trauma of those we’re friends with — that has a wonderful effect in impassioning those in proximity, encouraging them to take action. Now, it’s time to start deciding how we are going to act to truly help those affected. Take the politics out of it — simply said, people are dying at an alarming rate, and we can stop it, we can help it. Whether you agree with gun control or not, it’s still the responsibility of our country to come together in crisis. That means being human first, and red or blue second. That means reaching out and lifting up those left behind, those mourning. That means working to actively find a reasonable compromise, one that will save thousands of lives in the future. You can tweet about it, you can text about it, but at the end of the day, do you really, truly care about the lives that have been lost? It’s far past time for this conversation. People shouldn’t have to “check in” on Facebook so their loved ones know they haven’t been killed or injured. People shouldn’t have to fear for their lives when they attend music festivals or bars or high school. But when tragedy strikes, as it inevitably will, hopefully we can say that we were humans first — that we took real, physical action to try and help those suffering, and that we feel we took victims and their families in our arms and not just our fleeting thoughts.
On our planet, there are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water. Of those gallons, less than 3 percent is fresh water that humans can drink, and about twothirds of that percentage are within glaciers and ice caps, according to WWF Global. Here in America and in many other industrialized nations around the world, we do not think about our water usage very much — you go to the sink, turn on the faucet and get a nice, cold, clean glass of water. It’s so easy and second nature for us that often we take our easy access clean water for granted. Just a few weeks ago, the city of Austin experienced a crisis in which the water coming out of the treatment facility was unsafe to drink. Due to the immense amounts of flooding the city and surrounding areas were experiencing, the water treatment facility was pulling in more water than it could filter, and thus silted and residue-filled waters were entering Austinites’ faucets. Plastic water bottles were selling out in grocery stores, and residents were having to boil their tap water before drinking or cooking with it. Officials were urging residents to reduce their water usage by about 15 to 20 percent to prevent the city from running out of water, according to an AustinAmerican Statesman article. “Austin water treatment plants can currently produce 105 million gallons of water per day. Current customer use is about 120 million gallons per day,” officials told the Statesman. “Water reservoir levels are reaching minimal levels.” For just over a week, Austinites were faced with the struggle of not having easy access to clean water — a struggle many around the world deal with daily. Today, 1 in 9 people live without access to safe drinking water, according to water.org, an organization that helps provide clean drinking water to people in need. This accounts for about 844 million people. This crisis affects women and children even more, as they are typically the ones who go collect the water for their families. When women are spending a majority of their day collecting water, this prevents them from pursuing a career outside of their traditional roles. Children are unable to attend school and gain an education if they are out fetching water for their families. It is easy to take for granted the ease we have to access clean water because often we just don’t think that much about it. We need to start thinking about water as a precious resource that is not by any means unlimited. The increasing global population means a greater demand for fresh water. Not only is it selfish of us to carelessly use our water, considering so many around the world do not have easy access to it, but it is also irresponsible, considering how little fresh water we really have access to on our planet. We need water to live. Our children will need water to live. All humans and living things need water to live. Let’s not abuse the right to clean drinking water, and let’s start focusing more on how can we can use what we have more wisely. Madison is a sophomore journalism major from Austin.
More diverse landscaping could protect Baylor from flooding within moments, there can be calfdeep puddles. Monocultures of shrubbery and grasses are not only harmful to Baylor’s environment, they are expensive. I won’t pretend I know more than the Facility Services team and all the people who work hard to keep Baylor ecologically friendly and energy efficient. However, the main characteristics of Baylor’s landscaping have not changed in a very long time — at least since I was a small child visiting campus. Baylor received a Green Star Honor Award for excellence in
LIZZIE THOMAS Staff Writer I’ve heard people joke more than a few times that a freshman rite of passage is tweeting about how much Baylor waters the sidewalks. We collectively suffer whenever there’s a sprinkle of rain because of the immediate flooding on campus. The river is so near and the drainage is so poor that
maintaining campus grounds from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) in the mid-size University and College Grounds category in January, according to a Baylor press release. However, I think we can do better. According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension, native plants can have a greater drought tolerance, which would require less water, leading the university to not fully saturate grass before rainfall, and would be more heat-tolerant. Though St. Augustine grass, which covers the majority of campus, is native to the region, the lack of
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drainage, reduce the amount of water Baylor needs to keep plants thriving and actually increase the visual appeal of campus. I encourage campus organizations to push for closer monitoring of and improvements to the landscaping. Groups could also push for Baylor Facility Services to do more research into diversifying and adding more native or waterconserving alternatives and elements to our already beautifully landscaped campus. There’s always room for improvement. Lizzie is a junior journalism major from Waco.
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Christian campuses shown to be politically neutral HARRY ROWE Staff Writer Conservative Christian campuses may be more politically tolerant and teach less politically slanted texts than secular universities, according to new research from doctor and sociologist Dr. George Yancey. Dr. Yancey led a discussion titled “Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities,” which was held by The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. Yancey is a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas and has several publications, some of which can be found in Baylor’s bookstore. Yancey and his research team worked through five separate sets of data, and according to him, all should provide a pretty solid case for the political tolerance at these universities. “You may or may not know, when we look at earlier colleges and universities, that they were not what we think of today as secular learning,” Yancey said. “In fact, many of the earliest colleges and universities were religious institutions.” Yancey recalled a quote from University of Pennsylvania professor of english and education Peter Conn. The quote was from a 2014 article found in The Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Great Accreditation Farce,” explaining that colleges and universities with religious requirements did not deserve to be accredited because of their religious bent. This type of environment, in Conn’s view, “systematically undermines” the most important aspect of higher education. Yancey stated that this perspective was what led him to do his research on tolerance at colleges and
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OPEN-MINDED OR IMPARTIAL Dr. George Yanceytravels to various educational institutions in the nation, asking everyone in attendance whether Christian campuses are more inclined to ignore political biases due to their faith. Yancey’s final answer in the discussion hosted by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion on Monday night was that a resounding number do not lean toward more or less tolerance, but are instead neutral.
universities. He wanted to see how colleges from The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) compare to “elite” institutions, which were classified as being an R1 doctoral university. An R1 university is part of the Carnegie classification system. and R1 schools are premier or “elite” research institutions, of which there are around 100, with new schools moving in and out every couple years. Yancey discussed his and his team’s five data sets that were collected for this research. They took a look at crowdpac data, data given to political candidates or political action committees; survey data on political and religious
issues; a deep examination on the textbooks these colleges use; and more. When looking at the types of textbooks used for political science classes at Christian universities and colleges, Yancey and his team coded, or analyzed, 1,576 political science books. Yancey said this was done by looking at the political orientation of the author, subject and publisher. They carefully went through book reviews, researched authors and publishers to find any hint of political partisanship. Yancey acknowledged that this isn’t perfect, which is why they were careful about assigning bias to a textbook.
Know your roots: AsianFest plants seeds of culture on the stage MAYA BUTLER Reporter A celebration of cultural identity brought students of various backgrounds together as organizations performed during the 14th annual AsianFest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Waco Hall. Asian Student Association is a multicultural organization in charge of putting on AsianFest every year, dedicates itself to promoting Asian culture on campus. “Know your roots” was this year’s theme. Houston senior Vivian Young, president of ASA, explained the reason for choosing a theme centered on knowing one’s roots. “It’s really important to recognize the culture that you have and the heritage that you have,” Young said. “Something that we’ve noticed, especially with the Asian community, is that they have a tendency to shun their background while growing up as an Asian-American here. So we decided we wanted to celebrate that more and embrace it.” Young went on to discuss the purpose of multicultural events such as AsianFest. “There are these two different goals: one of [them] making Asian students more at home at Baylor, and the other goal is spreading our cultural awareness to nonAsian students on campus, so
I think they kind of go hand in hand,” Young said. “Being able to bring together the community for at least one night throughout all these months of practice, even though it can be a bit stressful and hard sometimes — I feel at the end it’s very gratifying.” Eighteen multicultural student organizations performed on stage and entertained audiences with mashups of traditional and modern dances. Other universities traveled to be a part of the performance, including Texas Woman’s University ASA and University of Texas at Arlington ASA. The Baylor chapter of ASA showcased three acts: ASA Modern, a dance group; ASA Step, a step team; and ASA “Yellow,” a singing group that performed a Chinese rendition of “Yellow” by Coldplay. The idea to perform the popular song came from the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” in which the lyrics are sung in Chinese. A brief 15-minute intermission provided attendees with the opportunity to buy AsianFest T-shirts, priced at $15. On it, the words “Know your roots” appear above a picture of “The Great Wave,” a famous work of art by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Young explained the timeline of dates on the T-shirt that outlined parts of the wave. “You’ll see that there’s
distinct dates of importance of Asian-American events throughout history,” Young said. “We wanted to call attention to the progress that Asian-Americans have made in recent years.” Houston Baylor alum Annie Jin, a member of the Korean Student Association and the dance team J-Squared while at Baylor, returned to campus to see her friends perform. “Waco in general has a small Asian community,” Jin said. “I like coming back and supporting all my friends and watching what they’ve been working so hard on.” The show continued after the intermission with several more performances from Asian organizations, culminating in the final act of the night, ASA’s “Yellow.” Before singing, audiences heard through speakers what “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu wrote to the members of Coldplay to convince them to use their song in the movie. In the letter, Chu explained how the derogatory term “yellow” had represented a color of shame for him, but after listening to the band’s song, it ignited a feeling of pride over the beauty of the color. Now that this year’s AsianFest has officially ended, ASA and the Department of Multicultural Affairs will host the Asian Heritage Banquet Nov. 18 to celebrate Asian heritage and culture.
“Our attitude was, ‘if you’re not sure, say it’s not biased,’” Yancey said. “We’d rather err that way than attach a bias label to a book that wasn’t there, so we probably underestimated the number of books that had a slant, had a bent one way or the other.” Out of the three dimensions Yancey set for the task, he and his team found that 89.8 percent were coded as neutral, 8.8 percent were coded as progressive, and 1.4 percent were coded as conservative on at least one of the dimensions for all books. For the R1 doctoral universities, 0.6 percent of the textbooks were conservative, compared to 2.18 percent for
the other institutions, which Yancey noted as significantly different. Yancey discussed the various sets of data separately and briefly. One of the data sets that were measured were dis-invitations for speakers on college or university campuses. These were speakers that had either been uninvited by the university or did not get to speak due to protests. He found over 300 cases from the last decade. Out of the cases he found, five occurred on conservative protestant campuses while 143 cases occurred on Carnegie doctoral universities. In conclusion, Yancey found that conservative
Protestant universities are not politically intolerant and are not these “bastions of Christian conservatism” that Yancey said people typically think they are. Instead, Yancey argued his research found that these institutions seem to be more balanced than their secular counterparts. “There’s a lack of pressure, we argue, towards political conformity,” Yancey said. “There’s not as many speaker dis-invitations, there’s more balance in textbooks at in least political science, so we argue that there’s a lack of pressure for political conformity because the religious aspect is so important, it allows for political freedom.”
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VACCINES DID NOT CAUSE RACHEL’S AUTISM Thursday, November 15, 2018 BAYLOR SCIENCES BUILDING, ROOM B-110 3:30 P.M. Free and open to the public
Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and University Professor of Biology at Baylor University, will discuss his new book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism, which examines the science that refutes the concerns of the anti-vaccine movement –– and shares his very personal story of raising a now-adult daughter with autism.
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PRE-HEALTH from Page 1 “I hope Baylor students realize how much of an impact this drive will make on the homeless population of Waco,” Riesberg said. “Since it’s such a prominent population and the weather is starting to get colder, there’s more of a need than ever for a cause like this, and I hope people are able to see the difference they have the opportunity to make. Homeless people are presented with all kinds of difficulties each and every day, and it’s only amplified when it’s cold outside and they don’t have the means to stay warm.” Houston senior Giana Rodriguez serves as the founder and president of LPHSA and is glad the drive provided an opportunity for three pre-health groups on campus to partner up and make a difference in the community. “All these groups came together because of Aleena [Huerta] reaching out and wanting this to be as successful as possible,” Rodriguez said. “It was easy to say yes and come together for this great cause. I hope this becomes a tradition and that Baylor students continue to give with generosity and love.” Rodriguez said this year is LPHSA’s first as a charted campus organization, but the group already has over 100 members and hopes to provide academic opportunities for those involved, as well as a sense of diversity and the ability to form relationships through social events. “We mix medicine and Latino culture together by educating our students on how we can better help our Latino community once we’re practicing professionals and today as undergraduate students,” Rodriguez said. “We do service at Carnet Clinic, Fuzzy Friends, and have opportunities to shadow surgeries, doctors and go to elderly homes. We want to impact our Waco community and help it form us into better people and future professionals in medicine.”
Rodriguez hopes LPHSA continues to grow in the future and mentioned how more events and activities are planned for the upcoming semester. She said a good way to stay up to date with the group is to follow @lphsabaylor on social media. “Next semester, starting in January, we’ll be starting a huge fundraiser for used shoes that people don’t want anymore — our goal is to fill 100 bags with 25 pairs of shoes in each, and I definitely think we can do it,” Rodriguez said. “We’re also working on planning a dance-a-thon, a professor and student mixer and more, so definitely keep an eye out for us.” AMWA promotes equality in the pre-health field through various group events, and Riesberg said she hopes students will look out for an upcoming event for awareness for sexual abuse. “We’re a group of pre-health women and men geared toward promoting gender equality in the healthcare field, as well as empowering each other to reach our goals,” Riesberg said. “Look out for our big #MeToo event next semester — it’s next semester’s biggest meeting, and it’s all about awareness of sexual assault and abuse. Survivors will tell their stories, the counseling center will be there for support, and we’ll talk about this as an issue that needs attention.” Huerta sees the partnership of MAPS, AMWA and LPHSA as a positive step for the pre-health groups and hopes Baylor students take the time to offer a donation and consider how they can help end homelessness in Waco. “The homeless population seems to get overlooked a lot, but they are truly grateful for anything given to them, and I’ve met so many great people while working at the shelter,” Huerta said. “I hope the drive encourages Baylor students to spend some time focusing on giving to the homeless population here.”
SHOES from Page 1 Sorority members promoted the debut of Sunday Shoez the week before by selling $15 T-shirts. Students could buy tickets early for $7 or pay $10 the night of the dance. All proceeds earned from the dance went toward St. Jude and local nonprofit organization Mission Waco, with 40 percent going toward Mission Waco. The Baylor chapter of Tri Delta raised over $270,000 for St. Jude last year, making it the No. 1 fundraising chapter in the nation for the second year in a row. In addition, sorority members travel every fall and tour St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the chance to see firsthand where all their philanthropic efforts go.
Memphis, Tenn., sophomore Katherine Nesbitt has visited the children’s research hospital since it is located in her hometown. “To watch the kids … it’s witnessing a different kind of strength than what you would see on a TV commercial,” Nesbitt said. “These kids are fighters, the most incredible people — they’re half my size, and I look up to them.” Nesbitt attended Sunday Shoez because of her past visit to St. Jude. “I’m all about it,” Nesbitt said. “When I walked by their table and saw the pictures of the little kids, I was like, ‘I love it. I’m there.’”
USSA CCO encourages students to explore options in job decide if it’s a good fit for you,” Talley said. He feels so strongly about this tactic that he doesn’t see the Reporter harm in a student’s giving up a letter grade in a class if it means spending more time networking and researching where they According to Chris Talley, chief communications officer of would like to be after college. USAA –– a Fortune 100 company, a student can get experience “Never have I ever had one person ask me what my GPA was without even interning. Talley, a Baylor alumnus, gave advice to here — that’s not the profession we are in [communications]. students Thursday evening in Castellaw Communications Center. We’re not engineers and were not data scientists; those folks get The speech was hosted by Public Relations Student Society of recruited, [and] those recruiters come to campus and ask what America. their GPA is,” Talley said. Some advice Talley gave to the students was for them to take Dr. Marlene Neill, assistant professor for Baylor’s department advantage of “student privilege,” which is a student using their of journalism, public relations & new media, said students title to reach out to companies or a person for advice; block out pursuing a career in public relations really have to make some time to plan for life after Baylor; and leverage the Baylor family. tough decisions about how they Talley said most students balance their time because in know for the most part what the field of public relations it is they would like to do after critical that students complete college, and there are only a internships so they gain handful of those jobs out there experience in the field. that many of them would like “When I was a student, I had to have. to work about 15 to 20 hours “If you’re a student at per week and also complete Baylor University, you have an internship as part of the the privilege to call anyone, requirements for my capstone write anyone or text anyone course that last semester,” Neill in the country and say, ‘I am said. “Those short-time sacrifices a student studying journalism will pay off in the long term. So at Baylor University, and I’m yes, students should make time interested in X. Can I come in to get involved with professional and buy you a cup of coffee?’” organizations like PRSSA. Yes, Talley said. Liesje Powers | Multimedia Editor they need to make time for job He said chances are that ADVICE Chris Talley, CCO of USAA, gives advice to future searches and networking, and at person will say yes because public relations specialists looking for jobs the same time, do their best to a student is not asking for a keep up in their courses.” job, but instead asking for Since journalism students don’t get recruited as many someone’s opinion and advice, and that is a privilege that a business students do, Talley said the ball is reversed, and public student has only while in college. relations and communication students have to go out and recruit He told students to not only block time to study, but also block for themselves. time every day to focus on what they want to do after Baylor. “We have to create our own opportunities, and the great news is Talley recommended students spend at least 30 minutes to the profession of communications and the art of communications an hour each day planning their path after college. He said it does apply to every single thing in the country and the world. is a form of health, physical and mental security to devote that Whether that’s the church, a nonprofit, a corporation, PR agency, amount of time on your future because it can help prevent a a school within a school, everybody needs communications. So student from looking for a job after they have already graduated. there’s arguably one of the most available jobs in the world — New Braunfels junior Kaitlyn Anderson asked Talley what just doesn’t feel that way when you get started looking,” Talley it looks like for a student to devote time to networking and said. planning. A way for students to start connecting with professionals He advised students to have an idea of where they would like in the field of public relations is through joining PRSSA. The to live and what kind of work they are interested in. However, he Baylor chapter is still accepting membership applications said students should not be picky at first — they should take the through Thursday. work they can get. Talley said students should take advantage of their professors “Create opportunities and when you have the offer, then and friends’ family connections because they have parents,
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neighbors and friends from church who may be in the field or area of studies they are interested in pursuing. “When I was here we didn’t have LinkedIn, so I had a piece of paper, and I had names on the left, and if I made a connection through Dr. Sara Stone, I wrote down the names of the people I met through Dr. Stone and started my own manual version of LinkedIn, and that’s how you kept in touch,” Talley said. Talley said there’s nothing different in the art of communication or the profession of public relations today then there was been since the beginning — it’s just a little easier with the platform in place today.
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I’m just really glad that all of these people came out, and I’m surprised by the amount. So I’m really happy.”
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Pop-up shop ‘til you drop Buttoned Bears event unifies Waco community CAROLINE YABLON Reporter Buttoned Bears, a Waco lifestyle and fashion blog run by Baylor students, gathered students and Waco natives together at their fifth annual holiday pop-up shop Saturday afternoon at Pinewood Roasters. The pop-up was held on Pinewood’s deck, and every inch of the space was filled with people from the Waco community. The Buttoned Bears’ social media advertised the event for weeks leading up to the event, and student members of the blog publicized the pop-up on their personal accounts, as well. Peoria, Ill. senior Amanda Seaboch, Buttoned Bears editorin-chief, said the pop-up shop was created to branch out into the Waco community. She said there are so many creative Texasbased people, especially in Waco, many of whom are Baylor students or alumni. “This is a way that we can use our Baylor connections within Baylor to connect with Waco creatives or Texas creatives so that people can know what’s out there and get something that you really can’t get at Baylor,” Seaboch said. Seaboch said that Buttoned Bears really wanted to push for special goods at the pop-up so that recent grads, college students and families would be able to buy loved ones amazing gifts without having to spend too much money. There was a diverse body of Waco and Texas-based vendors at the pop-up shop. Established & Co. Apparel, Bittersweet, H & H Design Co., Second Time’s the Charm, Harper Neitzey Embroidery, Pretty on Paper and DotHope were among the businesses in attendance. Many of these local businesses were created by entrepreneurial Baylor students. The baked good company, Bittersweet, started by Houston junior Hanna Austin, sold out in about 45 minutes. Established & Co. Apparel is a “collegiate streetwear” clothing company that is officially licensed with Baylor and SMU, and was started by Baylor alumna Sarah Gardener. She said her business got started as a project in an entrepreneurship class and received funding through Baylor’s Accelerated Venture Program. Gardner designs all of her clothes, fueled by retro/vintage inspiration. A staple from her collection is the “Baylor University Bomber Jacket,” inspired by ’80s fashion. “The inspiration for the jacket actually came when I saw another student wearing one from the ’80s that he found at Goodwill, and so we just wanted to recreate it for Baylor students,” Gardener said.
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IT’S POPPIN’ Buttoned Bears, a Waco lifestyle and fashion blog run by Baylor students held their fifth-annual pop-up shop Saturday afternoon and Pinewood Roasters. Several business attended and sold their good including Bittersweet, DotHope and more.
Many of the vendors hand-make their items, like H and H Design Co. The owner, San Antonio sophomore Holly Higgins, makes custom handmade cards with watercolor and gold or black calligraphy, as well as custom snowflakes ornaments. She hand paints sorority letters, monograms, and sayings on her ornaments. Cards are $8 and ornaments are $10. The two-year-old business was inspired by Higgins’ mom. “I grew up in San Antonio and just always watching her and always grew up being very creative, but not knowing exactly what I wanted to do,” Higgins said. “In high school, I started doing calligraphy and really liked it and then came to Waco got involved with Cultivate 7twelve and started selling there, and now I am just going pop-up shop to pop-up shop.” Button Bears’ mission is to bring creative fashion and lifestyle content to the people of Waco and highlight the amazing and
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creative members of the community, Seaboch said. She said every Monday Buttoned Bears has a “So Hot Right Now” article, which features someone either in Waco or at Baylor that is doing something different. Whether it be through clothing, hobby, occupation or other element of lifestyle, the articles demonstrate there are countless creative individuals in the community, each of whom has a unique style. “It makes me really appreciative of how everyone has responded,” Seaboch said. “I think social media helped us a lot because we all had the Facebook group and people posting on other Instagram stories and what not and then just word of mouth. I’m just really glad that all of these people came out, and I’m surprised of the amount. So I’m really happy.” For more information on Buttoned Bears, visit buttonedbears. com.
What to do in
WACO Tuesday, Nov. 13
Black Blouse: Her mom’s closet
Gray Beanie: Thrifted
Black Wool Coat: Dirt Cheap
Patterned Pants: Thrifted
Faith and Reason Panel | 5-6:30 p.m. | Baylor Sciences Building, Room E125 | The Society of Physics will host Professors from the Physics Department, Engineering Department and Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, as they discuss the intermingling of faith and reason in the modern world. Birdtalker concert | 8 p.m. | Common Grounds | $15 tickets | The group will perform at the local coffee shop Tuesday night. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Open mic night | 8-9 p.m. | The Backyard Bar and Grill | The local restaurant and concert venue will hold their weekly open mic night. Slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 Black Sneakers: Converse
“I love getting to incorporate statement pieces with classic coats and fun beanies. Winter is when I get to bring out most of my favorite thrift finds.”
“I’m Still Here” Final Discussion | 5:30 p.m. | Bill Daniel Student Center, Houston Room | The Department of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a closing discussion of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” by Austin Channing Brown. All are encouraged to attend, weather or not they have read the book. All-University Thanksgiving Dinner and Fall Festival | 5 - 8 p.m. | Penland, East Village and Memorial Dining Halls | The annual meal has been moved to the dining halls due to anticipated inclement weather. Join the Baylor and Waco community in a free Thanksgiving celebration.
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Comic legend Stan Lee dies at 95 MOLLY ATCHISON Editor-in-Chief
Comic book visionary Stan Lee died Monday morning at CedarSinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 95, according to CNN. Lee, who was responsible for the revolution of Marvel Comics into the well-known franchise it is today, was a comic book writer, illustrator, editor and publisher who eventually branched into the film industry as his superheroes gained traction. Lee’s artistry spanned far beyond the pages, however. What made his career so stellar was his ability to reach his audience in a unique way. “Stan Lee made superheroes human. He gave them histories and flaws, yearnings and brokenness, and in the process, he made them truly interesting,” said Dr. Greg Garrett, a professor in the Baylor English department and resident creative writing expert. Lee began his work at Timely comics in 1939, but eventually
branched out and created his own entertainment companies. He was best known for his role in creating characters such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man, although he and his co-creators made many more heroes. While his heroes and their storylines were internationally beloved, and a million-dollar franchise was created from them, Lee struggled to see the purpose of his creations for a long time. One of his famous quotes, according to IMDb, explained this. “I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers,” Lee said. “And then I began to realize: Entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” Lee may not have felt that his career was life-altering, but many who followed his work — and who love his superheroes — beg to differ.
“He moved comics from singleissue stories to ongoing serials, that, again, looked like life,” Garrett said. “In doing so, he made it possible to tell stories about people with largerthan-life powers that everyone could identify with and made it possible for supermen — and women — to be fully grounded in reality.” Garrett also explained that Lee’s impact on the film world will last far beyond his time. “Since Stan Lee has been largely a symbolic figurehead in recent decades, I don’t think anything will change in the comics, gaming or movie stories where Marvel characters appear,” Garrett said. “Other storytellers have taken up his mantle, and he hasn’t been an important writer for many years. But he will be missed as a reminder of where Marvel came from, and his cameos in the films were always welcomed by True Believers, as Marvel fans used to be known. Few storytellers change the course of their industry. Stan Lee did that, and anyone who loves Spider-Man,
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MARVELOUS Former Marvel editor-in-chief Stan Lee died Monday. Some of his most iconic characters include Hulk, Spider-Man and the X-men.
Captain America, the X-Men, Black Widow or the Hulk should mourn his passing.” Fans are sure to feel the loss of Lee’s creativity in the Marvel universe, as well as his presence in Marvel films through his cameos. However, Lee’s legacy is much more than just his name on a credit screen or a title page — for many, he proved how creativity can inspire millions. Austin senior Brittany Wetmore considers herself a
huge Marvel fan, and has dived into Lee’s universe since she was little. “Stan Lee was influential not only in the film and comic industry, but he radically affected our culture,” Wetmore said. “He provided a different kind of universe that people could learn from. We grew from his stories and created our own. He was a legend who challenged us to think bigger than we thought we could. There will never be another Stan Lee.”
The Collegiate Cookbook: Harvest Cake Ingredients
• 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour • 2 tsp baking powder • ½ tsp cloves • ½ tsp all spice • ½ tsp ginger • ½ tsp cinnamon • ½ tsp nutmeg • 1 can sweetened condensed milk • 3 large eggs • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar • ¾ cups butter, room temp • Caramel dipping sauce • 4 large honey crisp baking apples • Cream cheese frosting
•Sift together flour, spices, and baking powder into a large bowl •Cream brown sugar and butter until the texture is light and fluffy •Beat the eggs one at a time into the brown sugar and butter mixture •Trade off between adding the flour mixture and the sweetened condensed milk in small amounts to the brown sugar mixture •Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the middle of the cake
•Level your cakes when cool to the touch •Using a large frosting tip, pipe a ring of cream cheese frosting around on the flat level side of your cake, this will act as your glue between cake layers •Layer the apples inside the ring of frosting and drizzle the apples with caramel sauce, do this for as many layers as you want for your cake •When the cake is assembled frost the layers and add the remaining apples to the top of the cake, drizzle the whole thing in even more caramel •Admire your work and enjoy
Apple Filling •Core, peel, and slice the apples •Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and saute the apples until golden brown •Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon
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BY: JIM TOOMEY
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Soccer Weekend Brief
Soccer takes down ACU 2-0 in first round matchup BEN EVERETT Sports Editor No. 2-seeded Baylor soccer took down Abilene Christian 2-0 on Saturday at Betty Lou Mays Field to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears got on the board in the 15th minute after a deflection found itself at the feet of freshman midfielder Giuliana Cunningham. Cunningham kicked it out to senior midfielder Julie James, who lasered a pass through two defenders where senior defender Sarah King netted her second goal of the season. The Bears led 1-0 at halftime, but took a 2-0 lead early in the second half. Sophomore midfielder Ally Henderson took the corner kick and found junior forward Camryn Wendlant for the header in the 47th minute. The goal was Wendlandt’s team-leading tenth of the season. Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said being at home was a huge advantage for the Bears. “It means a lot,” Jobson said. “Obviously, we appreciate everyone who was out tonight. It was a packed house, great environment for a college playoff game. We appreciate everybody being here and creating a great environment for us to compete. It’s great to be at home, we’ve had a lot of success here, they’ve earned the right to be here and the great thing is we move on and get to stay here another weekend.” With the win, the Bears moved to 11-0 on the season at home. King said it felt good to be able to come away with a win against a solid ACU team. “It’s so great to come out and get a win against a great Abilene Christian team,” King said. “They had a great season, but I think we came out, took care of business, and now we’re looking forward to our next game.” The Bears have outscored opponents 27-2 at home this season, pitching a shutout in all but two games on their home turf. Sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt recorded her 12th solo shutout of the season, passing Michelle Kloss for most in a single season in program history. Baylor is now 6-4-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 3-1-1 record under head coach Paul Jobson. The Bears advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time. The Bears will face No. 13-ranked Vanderbilt in the second round at 7 p.m. Friday at Betty Lou Mays Field.
Baylor Sports Schedule Women’s Basketball vs. Southern Thursday - 6 p.m. Ferrell Center
Men’s Basketball vs. Nicholls State Friday - 11 a.m. Ferrell Center
Volleyball vs. Texas Friday - 6 p.m. Norman, Okla.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS Baylor football head coach Matt Rhule argues with the referees in a game against Iowa State on Saturday in Ames, Iowa. During the game, Baylor was flagged for multiple unsportsmanlike penalties and had two players ejected, including sophomore quarterback Charlie Brewer. The Bears fell 28-14.
Frustrations pile up for Bears in tough road loss to Iowa State BEN EVERETT Sports Editor Baylor football drove all the way down to the Iowa State 13-yard line on its first possession of the Saturday game in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State responded with an 80-yard drive. The Bears’ offense came back on the field and had no trouble moving the ball once again on its second possession. Iowa State responded again. The difference? Iowa State scored two touchdowns and Baylor came away with zero points. Those missed opportunities piled up for the Bears in their 28-14 loss to the Cyclones. Down 14-0 in the second quarter, Baylor continued to move the ball, this time all the way to the end zone, or so it seemed. Sophomore quarterback Charlie Brewer connected with junior wide receiver Marques Jones at the Iowa State 1-yard line, and the Bears hurried to the line of scrimmage as Brewer took the snap and punched it in for the touchdown. The officials reviewed the previous play and ruled Jones dropped the ball and therefore it was an incompletion. The Bears ended up missing a field goal on the drive. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the whole sequence was emotionally draining. “We thought we scored a touchdown,” Rhule said. “I fist-pumped, our sideline is going nuts, I walk down the other way, only then to hear that they’re reviewing the play before. From an emotional standpoint, you’re battling on the road. We have to say, ‘What’s next?’ and battle through adversity, but I just didn’t think it was right that our kids had to go from here to here, our field
goal kicker thinks he’s kicking a PAT to all of a sudden kicking a field goal.” Baylor’s frustrations culminated in a
From an emotional standpoint, you’re battling on the road. We have to say, ‘What’s next?’ and battle through adversity.” MATT RHULE | HEAD COACH
physical altercation in the second half, which led to the ejection of senior defensive end Greg Roberts and both teams receiving unsportsmanlike penalties. Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell said the fight, which also saw Cyclone junior running back David Montgomery
ejected, was a bad situation for everyone involved. “It’s too much right now to have a response emotionally,” Campbell said. “I just think a very unfortunate situation, and I thought our kids for the most part kept really good poise but I don’t want any comment on it until I have an opportunity to see what transpired. I thought from the official standpoint, they did what they needed to do.” With the Bears down 28-14 in the fourth quarter, Brewer received an unsportsmanlike penalty for arguing a call. Since the whole team received an unsportsmanlike penalty earlier in the game, this counted as Brewer’s second, so he was ejected from the game. Rhule said not having Brewer at the end of the game was unfortunate, especially considering his ejection was not entirely his fault. “This was a case of us beating ourselves and not taking advantage of opportunities,” Rhule said, “most importantly in the red zone and playing at the end of the game without our quarterback because of the earlier decisions by someone else to get involved in a fight.” Sitting at five wins, the Bears are just one win away from bowl eligibility with two games left on the schedule. Baylor faces TCU at 11 a.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium to close out its home schedule. As the Bears finish out the season, Rhule said he does not want another game like the one in Ames. “That’s not the way we want to play,” Rhule said.
Soccer vs. Vanderbilt NCAA Tournament Second Round Friday - 7 p.m. Betty Lou Mays Field
Football vs. TCU Senior Day
Saturday - 11 a.m. McLane Stadium
Cross Country NCAA Championships Saturday Madison, Wis.
BREAKING TACKLES Baylor junior wide receiver Denzel Mims fights through a tackle on Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Mims caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter to cut the Iowa State lead to 13, but the Bears were unable to overcome missed opportunities in the 28-14 loss to the Cyclones.
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Bears pull away for win over Prairie View A&M ADAM GIBSON Sports Writer Baylor men’s basketball handed Prairie View A&M its first loss of the season after the Bears (2-1) pulled away late to secure a 91-80 victory Monday night at the Ferrell Center. Baylor head coach Scott Drew said the young team had some good possessions, but there were still moments that the team could not be consistent in its performance. “I think we play in spurts,” Drew said. “We can be really, really good, and we can be really, really bad. And that’s what you get with inexperience … But, we’re going to get better each and every day. We just want to get better with wins and that’s the most important thing.” Junior guard Devonte Bandoo got the scoring started just 16 seconds into the game for Baylor with a 3-point attempt. Prairie View A&M responded with a three from junior guard Darius Williams. Senior guard King McClure got himself on the scoring sheet scoring on his first attempt from behind the arc to which Williams responded again with yet another three-point shot. Through almost four minutes of play, Baylor had a double-digit lead of 14-7 while shooting 80 percent from the field, making four of its five shots and 75 percent from beyond the three-point line making, three of its four attempts. The Panthers found themselves in a scoring drought midway through the first half after only making one of their 12 field goal attempts, three of which were blocked, one by freshman forward Matthew Mayer and two by sophomore forward Tristan Clark. Clark said those blocks are beneficial to the team because not only does it keep the opponent from scoring, but it raises the energy in the arena. “When I block a shot, the crowd goes wild and it ignites my team,” Clark said. “I feel like when I get going on defense and block shots it creates easy buckets in transition.” The Panther defense then switched the tables on the Baylor offense, closing in on the lead with an 8-0 run. The Bears took an 11-point lead into half behind Bandoo and freshman guard Jared Butler who had 10 and 11 points, respectively. While they struggled from the line only making 12-of-18 free throws, the Bears were 53.8 percent from the field and behind the arc.
Butler also led in rebounds with four. Prairie View A&M headed into the locker room making 11-of-29 field goals for a shooting percentage of 37.9 led by senior forward Iwin Ellis with nine points. The teams had the same number of personal fouls with 13. Baylor held the lead for the entire first half. Coming back for the second half through just under five minutes in, the Panthers cut the Baylor lead from 11 to six with two threes. Just after halfway through the second half, Prairie View A&M had cut into the lead even more, making it a two-point game at 59-57. The Bears committed seven turnovers through 11 minutes, already more than they had in the entire first half. The Panthers only had three to give them 10 total on the day. Baylor started to pull away again after going on a 15-2 run, making all seven of its shot attempts over the span of 3:38, capitalized by a block from Clark, who ran the floor and slammed home a dunk off an assist from McClure for a 78-61 lead. Butler helped the team to increase its lead and said he wasn’t focused on doing everything himself, but instead was just doing everything he could to help the Bears succeed. “I wanted to win. I’m going to do whatever I think is best for our team to win. If I see a lane or if I see an opening, I just let my instincts take over,” Butler said. “I try to knock the shots down.” The Panthers never found a way to take over the lead with the final score 91-80. Baylor had four players in double digit scoring and Butler leading the team with 22 points. McClure lead the team in rebounds with eight. Senior guard Gary Blackston led the Panthers with 18 points as the team shot 45.9 percent from the field but were able to hit 50 percent from the arc. Clark finished the day with 17 total points, five blocks, seven rebounds and 4 assists through 27 minutes. After that type of game, Drew said that is something he expects to see from Clark every time he steps onto the court because he shows how good he can be in practice. “We want that every day because we see flashes of that and the big thing is keeping out of foul trouble and then being aggressive like that,” Drew said. The Bears hit the hardwood again at 11 a.m. Friday in the Ferrell Center as they take on (12) Nicholls State.
Jason Pedreros | Multimedia Journalist
LIKE MIKE Baylor junior guard Devonte Bandoo rises for the slam dunk in transition against Prairie View A&M on Monday at the Ferrell Center. Bandoo scored 16 points as the Bears defeated the Panthers 91-80 to notch their second straight win.
Jason Pedreros | Multimedia Journalist
OVER THE TOP Baylor junior forward Freddie Gillespie shoots over the Prairie View A&M defense on Monday at the Ferrell Center. The Bears defeated the Panthers 91-80 to move to 2-1 on the season. Baylor is back in action against Nicholls State at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferrell Center.
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FLY HIGH Baylor sophomore outside hitter Yossiana Pressley rises for the kill against Iowa State on Wednesday at the Ferrell Center. The Bears defeated Texas Tech 3-1 on Monday in Lubbock.
Volleyball beats Texas Tech, secures sixth straight victory FRANCESCA MAIETTA Reporter Baylor volleyball dominated Texas Tech in Lubbock on Monday night, running away with a 3-1 win to claim their sixth straight win. In the first set, the Bears took the lead but Texas Tech caught up to them and they tied at 10. Blocks by Baylor junior middle blocker Shelley Fanning, sophomore outside hitter Yossiana Pressley and sophomore setter Hannah Lockin put Baylor in the lead 15-12. Texas Tech called for a timeout at 22-19 with the Bears on top. A final team block had the Bears taking the first set 25-22. Freshman defensive specialist Shanel Bramschreiber opened the second set with an ace giving the Bears an advantage. A solo block by Pressley brought the score to a tie at 13. After Fanning slammed a kill the Bears took the lead by one point, 15-14. An overpass kill by junior outside hitter Gia Milana forced a Red Raider timeout. Texas Tech took the lead and the Bears faced set point. Baylor dropped set two 25-23 as
the Red Raiders tied up the match at one apiece. The Bears took the lead in the third set, and Pressley’s 10th kill of the match called for a Tech timeout at 10-5. The Bears notched their 10th block of the night as they took a 17-10 lead. The Red Raiders got an ace to pull within three, which called for a Baylor timeout. A Baylor block closed out the third set 25-20, which put the Bears back in the lead at 2-1. Bramschreiber hit a season-high of three aces to start off the fourth set which put the Bears in the lead 11-7. A kill by Fanning left Baylor with an 18-12 lead. Pressley collected yet another kill and the Red Raiders recorded multiple service errors as the Bears took the fourth set 25-17 to clinch the match at 3-1. Fourteen blocks and 32 combined kills from Fanning and Pressley attributed to the Bears’ victory. Baylor is now 6-0 in the second half of Big 12 Conference play and only trails Texas in the Big 12 standings. The Bears are set to face the Big 12-leading Longhorns at 6 p.m. Friday at the Ferrell Center.