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Whitewashed history marginalizes diversity.
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Men’s basketball defeats UT in Austin.
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New Christian school study Students more likely to experience gender-based discrimination, less likely to experience sexual assault THOMAS MORAN Staff Writer
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CELEBRATION Baylor students congratulate students at Restoration Haven as practice for their Stompfest exhibition act ends Monday in the Estella Maxey public housing complex where Restoration Haven’s office is located.
Baylor students produce kids’ exhibition act JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer Through the Philanthropy and Public Service Program, a group of Baylor students have teamed up with children from Restoration Haven’s after-school care program to create their very own stomp-show. Restoration Haven is a community support organization that provides life skill classes, counseling, advocacy, tutoring, Bible study and planned community events for residents that live in the city’s urban areas. Students in Philanthropy and Public Service Program have been working with about 25 children — ages 5 to 15 — for the past two to three weeks, preparing for
their performance at Baylor’s Stompfest in April. Dr. Shirley Langston, a professor of Philanthropy and Public Service Program and founder and director of Restoration Haven, said this stomp show project is a win-win situation for both the Baylor students and the children. “The students in Restoration Haven will benefit because they’re being exposed to college life, which most of them have never seen — most of their parents probably have less than a high school diploma,” Langston said. “The Baylor students also benefit because they walk away with knowledge about a culture that they never understood before.” Langston said part of the curriculum for Philanthropy and Public Service
Program students is organizing and implementing a program — a big project. In the past, students in Philanthropy and Public Service Program have hosted events in the park with themes like Easter or November Fest. This year the students went for something completely different. Hurst sophomore Niki Mutz originally came up with the idea for the stomp show project and serves as its coordinator. Mutz said she is on the step team for Alpha Chi Omega and when she saw the children at Restoration Haven had dance experience, she realized what the next Philanthropy and Public Service Program project should be.
New research suggests students at faith-based universities and colleges are less likely to experience sexual assault, but more likely to experience gender-based discrimination than students attending private or public institutions. Ph.D candidate Neil Best at Geneva College surveyed 6,643 students at 38 schools across the United States. His findings indicate that 15 percent of students at Christian institutions, 21 percent of students at public institutions and 27 percent of students at private institutions reported having experienced sexual assault. On the other hand, 79 percent of students at Christian schools reported having experienced gender-based discrimination from faculty, compared to 72 and 75 percent of students at public and private schools, respectively. After noticing that Christian universities are often unrepresented in statistics that highlight similar issues on college campuses, Best felt compelled to complete a study that compared Christian schools to private and public schools. He said his daughters were also inspiration for the study. “I have three daughters and I want college to be safer for them and I thought this could be one way that I might be able to make college safer for them, if we better understand how this plays out and better prevent sexual assault and gender-based discrimination,” Best said. Upon reviewing the results, Best found that students who reported experiencing gender-based discrimination, were twice as likely to also report being a victim of sexual assault. However, he noted these results do not necessarily imply gender-based discrimination leads to higher rates of sexual assault. Rather, the data simply shows that there is some sort of link between the two. What that link may be is still unclear. Also referred to as “sanctified” or “benevolent” sexism, Best suggests that “ambivalent sexism” might be a cause for higher rates of gender-based discrimination on Christian campuses. “It’s the idea that women are in need of being protected,” Best said. “It says men exist to protect women and women should be protected. It sounds really positive
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History professor’s passion for travel affected generations CORRIE COLEMAN Reporter “There’s nothing better than a professor that can lecture for 50 minutes and captivate the whole room, and that was Dr. Vardaman,” Dr. David Chrisman, history professor and department chair at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, said. Professor Emeritus Dr. James Vardaman died on Jan. 31 at the age of 89. Vardaman taught history at Baylor for 33 years before retiring in 2000. He led study abroad trips to over 40 different countries, giving hundreds of students a chance to experience new cultures. He began the Baylor in the British Isles and Baylor in Maastricht programs. These programs continue to provide the opportunity to travel to hundreds of students each year. “I was just kind of spellbound by the way that he presented history,” Chrisman, a former student of Vardaman’s, said. Vol.118 No. 35
Chrisman also traveled on overseas trips with Vardaman, once through Baylor in the British Isles and again through an alumni trip to Russia. He recalled Vardaman singing folk songs with locals in Ireland as well as leading eight-hour walking tours of London. These are memories Chrisman said he will never forget. Today, Chrisman credits much of his passion for history to his time with Vardaman, both in class and traveling. “I enjoyed history more than anything else and a lot of it was because of him,” Chrisman said. “He was probably the greatest mind that I’ve ever been exposed to.” E.E. Dutch Schroeder, former Baylor baseball coach and longtime friend of Vardaman’s, said Vardaman was involved in many activities outside of his department. “He was highly involved in things that went on at Baylor, not just in his little corner of history,” Schroeder said. “He came to all of our games. He came early to the stand when
Photo Courtesy of Arts & Sciences Magazine SHARING KNOWLEDGE Dr. James Vardaman, Baylor history professor emeritus, poses in his home library in 2015.
there wasn’t anyone there yet ... I considered him a special friend.” Dr. James SoRelle, Baylor history professor, remembers Vardaman as a scholar and role model. He explained that Vardaman taught his colleagues as well as his students, recommending books and offering valuable insight. “He was interested in disseminating knowledge broadly, not just to his students,” SoRelle said. “I guess we were all his students in some ways.” SoRelle said even today, his work continues to impact the university. “His students loved him. He loved them and he loved Baylor
university,” SoRelle said. “There are so many legacies that he has left. Students aren’t going to forget them. They are going to continue to benefit from them.” SoRelle said Vardaman’s time starting and leading study abroad trips has greatly impacted Baylor. He believes that as he and his wife led overseas trips, the Vardamans gave hundreds of students the opportunity to have life-changing experiences. “For any university that aspires to these transformative educations, [study abroad] is part of it,” SoRelle said. “And that was one of his enormous contributions to the
university.” In a 2016 interview with the Baylor Line Foundation, Vardaman discussed the importance of studying abroad and experiencing new cultures. “When you go abroad, you encounter everything. And a great deal of it is very different,” Vardaman said. “You realize you have to see things differently.” Vardaman believed in the power of building relationships across cultural boundaries. “You get to know those people
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Whitewashed history marginalizes diversity “O, let America be America again — The land that never has been yet — And yet must be — the land where every man is free.” These words were written by one of the most influential poets and authors in American history, Langston Hughes. Hughes was not only brilliant and prolific, but also an advocate and a voice for equality during the civil rights era. He was not defined by the color of his skin, but his words changed the way people viewed an entire race. Hughes, along with so many other African-American inspirations, vocalized the need for recognition of African-American culture in the United States – and the need to avoid a whitewashing of historical events. Whitewashing is the act of ignoring, rewriting or simply removing the existence of race or ethnic differences in history. Whether by expunging race from history books or by bending art to represent a less-than-historically-accurate rendition of an event or place, whitewashing is much more prevalent in world culture than many would care to admit. Whitewashing is like taking a bleach pen to a colored T-shirt and expecting nobody to notice the massive spot left behind. Take, for instance, the whitewashing of characters in movies. In 2014, director Ridley Scott created a cheesy, actionfilled version of the biblical tale of Moses and the Israelites leaving Egypt. In an apparent lack of tact, Scott cast actor Christian Bale as Moses, an Egyptian man who, although portrayed in many artistic interpretations as white, most likely had a darker complexion. The fact that Scott willingly decided to cast a Welsh-English
actor as a Middle Eastern man is just one impressively offensive example of how little color means to Hollywood directors. Some may argue, as many others have for centuries, that artists have a license to portray their characters however they choose. Others claim that there is an increased sense of connectedness to art when the renditions of the subjects look more like the viewers of that art. Art history experts speculate that the use of white marble in the creation of ancient statues, such as in the sculptor Johann Joachim Winckelmann’s representation of “The Apollo of the Belvedere,” was more intentional than previously thought. Winckelmann was a Euro-centrist and intentionally re-created a bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo in white marble. This is now more widely recognized and accepted than the original bronze piece, and nobody can deny that Winckelmann’s purposeful choice of medium could impact people’s views of the god’s physical appearance. Perhaps the most incredibly obvious misrepresentation in art is the imagery revolving around Jesus. Jesus was born in Israel, grew up in Egypt and also most likely had a dark skin. However, by doing a brief Google Images search, one can find thousands of renditions of Jesus, and in the majority of these, he is pale-skinned and light-eyed. Artists throughout the centuries have systematically rebranded Jesus to appeal to white, Anglo-Saxon people so they could “better relate” to the religion. While it seems to have had an effect on the popularity of the religion, it is not only historically inaccurate but it also perpetuates the loss of cultural identity. Art is culture, and art has a great
influence on how humans see the world around them. Education does as well, and education touches the lives of children and helps form their minds. Recently, McGraw Hill Publishing instigated a social media uproar after a Texas student found pointed out a “carefully worded” box on an educational map, which claimed that Americans brought “workers” to America from Africa to work on plantations. Now, any adult with internet access or accurate knowledge of U.S. history knows these “workers” were actually slaves, unpaid and dehumanized, and the plantations on which these slaves worked were barely humane at best. However, for a high school student, especially a student in a low-income area with limited educational resources and a small social sphere, this may not be as straightforward as it may seem. Unfortunately, events in history are whitewashed much more than they should be. From the Native American massacres to systemic slavery and the cultural appropriation which still impacts society today, it seems like America, and in some cases the world, only wants to allow the white man’s view to be seen. Now this has changed substantially in the past few years, with the growth of movements such as Black Lives Matter and the continuation of support for cultural freedom, but America still has a long way to go. Whitewashing history is not only inaccurate, but it is harmful to society’s understanding of historical and cultural events. Every man is technically free, as Hughes dreamt of, but some still don’t understand why accurate representation and recognition of cultural identity is so important.
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Dabbling in multiple genres and bringing retro vibes to his live performances, Bruno Mars is easily the hottest artist in music right now. With nowhere to go but up, we may be looking at the next King of Pop. While artists like Justin Timberlake and Beyonce are considered living legends, it is Mars who has the most potential to take his career to new heights. After sweeping three main categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, Mars is on top of the industry. Mars has won 11 Grammy Awards, including three of the big four in 2018: Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, for multiple songs off “24K Magic.” Since 2016, Mars has been nominated for nine Grammys and has won all of them. You may be thinking, where can an artist like this go from here? How could he possibly top this? Yet Mars has consistently found new ways to reinvent himself as an artist and continue to up his game. Though we can’t know for sure what his next move will be, there is no question he will continue to amaze us. He began his career by relying on his smooth vocals, singing the hooks on hits like “Nothin’ On You” by B.o.B and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy. In 2010, Mars released his first studio album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the single “Just The Way You Are.” He followed that up with deeper, more meaningful lyrics on the 2012 album “Unorthodox Jukebox.” People everywhere were belting out the words to songs like “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” This record contains one of my favorite songs, “Natalie,” which stays on my Spotify playlists thanks to its catchy tune.
After sweeping three main categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards, Mars is on top of the industry.”
These two albums landed him the gig as the headlining performer at halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014. Mars brought the house down and put on the best halftime show of all time, showing off his vocal range, dancing ability and even delivering a rockstar drum solo. Though many thought Mars was peaking too soon, he took some time off to work on his next solo project while also appearing on the smash hit “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson, which was named 2015’s Song of the Summer. That success earned Mars the top spot on Forbes’ 2014 30 Under 30 list, thanks to his estimated $60 million in total earnings. He was also named one of Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. Mars showed even more of what he could do after dropping “24K Magic” in 2016. At first, the album’s title track “24K Magic” took off, becoming an instant party anthem. Then “That’s What I Like” hit the radio, quickly becoming a favorite song. Mars has taken a retro approach to his latest live performances, paying tribute to the television show “In Living Color” with colorful attire and replica sets. His dance breakdowns make the ladies swoon and leave the guys jealous of his slick style. Right now, Mars is in the prime of his career, enjoying global amounts of success. We are witnessing a legend in the making. It’s time to appreciate what this guy is doing, because nobody is cooler than Bruno Mars. Max Calderone is a junior communications major from Phoenix.
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Other options still open after recruitment RIDER FARRIS Reporter Following the conclusion of formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment each year, some organizations extend the opportunity of membership to students through continuous open bidding [COB] or continuous open recruitment [COR]. The alternative recruitment process allows sororities to increase their numbers if they do not fill a certain quota from the formal recruitment process in the weeks following formal recruitment. Dallas junior Emily Wagers, member of Alpha Delta Pi, was one of those women. She joined her organization in the weeks following traditional formal recruitment. “If you want to have all the options, you have to go through the full week of recruitment,” Wagers said. “But, if you don’t really care and you’re pretty set on one of the chapters that typically does COR/COB, then it’s just so much easier to go ahead and do that.” Wagers was reached out to by members of Alpha Delta Pi and asked to attend continuous open recruitment events during the first weeks of her second semester. She attended two events, or “rush dates,” where she got to meet students in Alpha Delta Pi and learn about their organization. Afterwards, Wagers received a bid. One difference between continuous open bidding and traditional formal recruitment is that there are fewer membership options. Not all sororities offer continuous open bidding recruitment every year. “COR is easier, but you don’t have all the options,” Wagers said. “You never really know which chapter is going to do it each year. It’s kind of a guessing game.” If a sorority meets its membership quota during formal recruitment, they will not hold continuous open
bidding events or extend any additional bids. To find out about continuous open bidding events and opportunities, it is best to seek information out from members of each sorority. Huntington Beach, Calif., junior Olivia De Salvo, member of Alpha Chi Omega, received her membership through traditional formal recruitment and agreed with Wagers that formal recruitment is more of an intense experience. However, De Salvo said that the continuous open bidding process is one that is more personal. “I think that [people who go through continuous open bidding] know the girls in the sorority better going through their recruitment,” De Salvo said. “Because I didn’t know anyone in Alpha Chi when I went through [formal recruitment].” “I don’t know if it was the girls in charge of what we were doing, but we felt very segregated from the formal recruitment girls, which was understandable,” Wagers said. “We were behind in initiation stuff and different things like that, but it was tough to get us in with the group for that first semester. But now, it doesn’t make a difference.” Continuous open bidding gives women who missed the formal recruitment deadline, decided to not participate in formal recruitment and those who may have dropped from formal recruitment another chance to find their home within Baylor’s Greek life community. The alternative to formal recruitment also allows women to join Greek organizations without having to wait until the next round of formal recruitment the following January. “I think it’s a great alternative,” De Salvo said. “I think there’s a lot of girls that maybe didn’t end up where they wanted to during formal recruitment and did the COB process and ended up in a great sorority and love it and made lots of friends.”
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FAMILY Alpha Delta Pi members Meredith Hopkins, Emily Wagers and Rachel Watson (top to bottom) pose for a photo.
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GET IN THE GAME Baylor students gathered Monday evening as intramural basketball playoff games commenced.
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Bear Briefs Tuesday Talks give advice on LinkedIn profiles The Office of Career & Professional Development is hosting a discussion on LinkedIn profiles for today’s Tuesday Talks event from 5 to 6 p.m. in 301 Marrs McLean Science Building. Richard McLemore, top corporate user and LinkedIn advocate, will be leading the discussion, sharing about his experience. The discussion will tell participants how LinkedIn can help you with finding a job in the future and how to brand yourself. After the workshop, there will be prize giveaways and pizza provided to everyone in attendance.
Baylor Concert Band performs winter program Baylor University Concert Band will perform its annual winter program at 3 p.m. Sunday in Jones Concert Hall. The ensemble will be directed by Steve Dailey, Baylor’s assistant director of bands. Two student conductors, Brianna Compton and Benjamin Alaniz, will also be conducting. The concert will feature five pieces ranging from Swiss composer Franco Cesarini’s Alpina Fanfare to American composer Samuel R. Hazo’s Ride. The concert is free and open to the public.
Active Minds spreads love letters Active Minds, national organization focused on spreading education and awareness of mental health issues that affect college students and reducing the stigma surrounding these issues, will be fighting negativity from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in D105 Baylor Sciences Building. To fight negativity and celebrate Valentine’s Day, the organization will be writing sticky notes to spread around the BSB and Moody Library that have positive affirmations and sayings on them. The meeting is open to anyone on campus.
University-wide Ash Wednesday celebration Baylor is hosting university-wide Ash Wednesday services at Elliston Chapel and the Bobo Spiritual Life Center. The services at Elliston Chapel will be at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. while the service at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center will be at 3:30 p.m. Ministers will be available to impose ashes from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Elliston Chapel. The services will offer a time of prayer, songs and reflection as Lent approaches. The services will also be bilingual to create a more open environment to everyone in the community. Leading the services will be University Chaplain Dr. Burt Burleson, Director of Chapel Dr. Ryan Richardson and Assistant Director of Worship and Chapel Carlos Colón.
Union Board brings back UBreak brunch bar The Union Board is hosting a pop up brunch bar from 10 a.m. to noon Friday on the Bill Daniel Student Center first floor. The free meal will be chicken and waffles.
Armstrong Browning Library hosts Notre Dame professor Therese Cory The Thomistic Institute at Baylor, Baylor philosophy Department and Honors College will host a lecture by Notre Dame Professor Therese Cory 4 p.m. Thursday in Cox Lecture Hall. Her lecture is titled “Masters, Parasites or Gardeners? Thomistic Reflections on Environmental Ethics.” The lecture is free and open to the public with a reception afterward. Mayborn Museum hosts engineering week Engineering week will be a weeklong event where Mayborn Museum Complex will demonstrate daily activities, celebrate engineering students and inspire future engineers to learn about the opportunities in their career. The event will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily from Feb. 19 - 23 in the Mayborn Museum Complex. It will launch information activities on Projectile Physics, 3-D Printing and Catapult Science throughout the week. Sundown Sessions brings arts, crafts to campus The Union Board is hosting the next Sundown Session from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the Bill Daniel Student Center Barfield Drawing Room and the Den. This session will offer crafts for participants to make that you can take home afterward.
STUDY from Page 1 and it’s got this chivalrous attitude and aspect to it but at it’s core, you’re talking about a gender imbalance between men and women.” Though at face value it appears to benefit women, ambivalent sexism implies an inequality between the sexes, Best said. This form of sexism is often perpetuated by some Christian tradition and might explain the heightened levels of genderbased discrimination on faith-based campuses. “That’s the type of attitude that you may see on faith-based campuses and you may experience as a student,” Best said. “If your theological perspective implies differences, it can
lead to a perspective of inequality.” Houston senior Jordan Strack said she was surprised that genderbased discrimination might be more prevalent on Christian campuses than schools with secular ideologies and argued that discrimination of any kind is fundamentally un-Christian. “I really hope it’s not a reflection of people saying that they’re Christian and going and discriminating based on sex,” Strack said. “I don’t think that’s Christianity. I don’t think discrimination based on anything is part of Christianity. I don’t think being rude or being biased against someone is what we’re called to do as Christians.”
Baylor’s campus may have preferable results to the averages reflected in the study. On Nov. 2, 2017, Baylor released its 2017 Social Climate Survey, which was focused on harassment, stalking, dating and sexual violence. According to the survey, 76 percent of respondents, all Baylor students, agreed that they feel safe from sexual harassment on campus and 77 percent reported feeling safe from sexual violence. Much lower than the faith-based institutions from Best’s study, only 31 percent reported having experienced sexist or genderbased harassment from faculty members.
Waco freshman Kerry Burkley said she feels that the inauguration of Dr. Linda Livingstone, Baylor’s first female president, was a huge step in the ongoing battle against genderbased discrimination and sexual harassment. “She is the first female president in Baylor’s history and Baylor has a long history,” Burkley said. “It’s definitely a huge thing for her to take a step forward and kind of use her role as president and being female in that position … Using her influence will definitely help.” All individuals in positions of authority have an obligation to be voices for positive change against
issues like sexual assault and genderbased discrimination and without such action, their power goes to waste, Burkley said. In her survey-release statement, Livingstone assured students and faculty of her persistent efforts to address the ongoing issue. “We remain steadfast in our aim to be a model for the prevention of and response to sexual violence,” Livingstone said. “My commitment to improve our campus culture and foster a caring Christian community is unwavering.” Best is currently working toward the completion and publication of his dissertation featuring his research.
VARDAMAN from Page 1 and you just think, ‘I couldn’t go to war with these guys,’” Vardaman said. “To know them, to talk with them, to see them, it gives you a feeling that you can never get by reading the newspaper or seeing it on TV. It says, ‘Let’s work real hard for peace.’”
Vardaman is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Vardaman, who is the associate dean for engaged learning at Baylor. “Both she and her husband are emblematic of Baylor’s mission,” SoRelle said. “Both of them have given their lives to the university.”
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STEPS TO SUCCESS McGregor freshman Hannah Garcia leads Restoration Haven students through their choreography Monday. They will be the exhibition act at Stompfest on April 6.
STOMP from Page 1 “Once I figured out that they know how to dance, I was like, ‘This has to happen; this is our final project,’” Mutz said. “So I reached out to... the Stompfest committee and I said, ‘Can I be your exhibition act for Stompfest this year?’ and they said, ‘Absolutely!’” After that, Langston’s Philanthropy and Public Service Program class started working on the project and broke into several committees such as fundraising, choreography and costumes. For the past few weeks, the students have been going to Restoration Haven’s after-school care program every Monday and Thursday to teach the children choreography. So far, they have already learned a fourth of the show. “These kids are talented,” Langston said. “Most of them can dance and do dance very well. It’s different when you’re just dancing on the street and in the park — you know, it’s different when you get on stage with the lights and everybody’s watching you and looking at you. I just really believe that this is so positive for them.” Mutz said this project has facilitated a bond between the college students and children of Restoration Haven. Not only are the children
receiving a positive experience with higher education, but they are also spending time with college students that genuinely care about them. Mutz said the children’s faces light up when the Philanthropy and Public Service Program students come to Restoration Haven to help them study for school or work on choreography. “For the kids, they need somebody to care about them because sometimes they don’t have that at home and they need that attention — And that’s really why we’re here,” Mutz said. In addition to working with the children on their Stompfest act, the Baylor students have also been raising money to give them costumes to perform in and transportation to the event, Langston said. Mutz said the fundraising committee has done an amazing job of getting the word out. They set up a GoFundMe account with an original goal of raising $500 and they have already reached $400. “Our original goal was about $500 — I would like to be ambitious and double that because why not? Because everything we raise above that will go straight back to Restoration Haven,” Mutz said.
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It’s a gateway to a more natural lifestyle – one that’s more sustainable, not only for individuals, but for the planet.”
STUDENT TURNED DJ Daniel Nzeakor’s love for piano turned into a gig as a DJ just this year. Read about his story on pg. 6
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BUNDLE UP Jill Boman, owner of Happy Stuff, battles the cold at the market Saturday. Jill founded Happy Stuff in 2011 when she decided to turn her hobby making all natural products into a career.
Happy Stuff meets Waco’s home, body and skin care needs MEREDITH WAGNER Arts & Life Editor When Jill Boman founded Happy Stuff, a small business dedicated to all natural home and body products, she did so not out of obligation, but of a love for the craft. Since 2011, Happy Stuff has been meeting Wacoans’ home, body and skin care needs using simple ingredients and recycled glass bottles – a hand-crafted arrangement unavailable at generic grocery stores. Boman said her profession emerged from a mere hobby – a personal need, rather – to create products that worked, that Boman felt she could trust and, most importantly, that were composed of as few chemicals and toxins as possible. “I started with deodorant. It was really because the natural deodorants in the store didn’t work,” Boman said. “I tried it, and I could not believe how well it worked. That was really the start.” As Boman’s children Hannah and Luke grew up and left for college, she said felt compelled to pursue something new of her own. “I had stayed home since they were born,” Boman said. “And I was just talking to David, my husband, kinda of thinking out loud – What am I going to do when I’m not a homeschool mom anymore?” This question prompted the possibility of turning her hobby into a career. In its youth,
Happy Stuff was a small stand that featured only two natural lip balms, a handful of deodorants and laundry soap. As time passed, Happy Stuff gradually increased its variety in inventory, which Boman credits to two key factors. “One is listening to my customers,” Boman said. As customers both loyal and irregular purchased her products and returned to the market the following weeks, they provided constructive feedback, often requesting specific items Boman had yet to create. When customers asked for something new, Boman said, “I would just figure out how to make it.” “Now, I have two tables packed full of skin care products, solid perfumes [and] miscellaneous items like tooth powder and hand sanitizer,” Boman said. The list goes on. Boman’s display of products, some labeled with her modern logo, others with hand-written notes on white stickers, stretch across the table in neat rows, organized atop mint green plates, adjacent to explanatory notecards. The second motivator Boman said helped expand her business was a personal challenge she bravely set out to accomplish. “A couple years ago, I made a crunchy commitment to myself – yes, a crunchy commitment – not to buy personal care items of any kind at the store,” Boman said. “If I couldn’t figure out how to make it, that was just too bad for me.”
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HAPPY FACE Hannah Boman said she loves giving customers advice about taking care of their skin. “We have a lot of customers who have being using our skin care products since we first started selling it, and we’ve watched their skin radically improve,” she said.
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HAPPY PITS Happy Stuff deodorants can be purchased both solid (left) and powdered (right). Using essential oils and chemical-free base ingredients, owner Jill has grealy expanded her selection in recent years.
From here, Boman’s line of products soared and expanded into what marketgoers experience of her booth today. She didn’t do it alone, though. Through thick and thin, she said her family stuck by her side. Boman’s husband is attending Chiropractic college in Dallas, where Boman lives during the week and commutes to and from for the farmers market every Saturday morning. Her son Luke now lives in Hawaii, and her daughter Hannah still lives in Waco. More than helping Boman at the market each Saturday, the market is a reason for her family to come together again. “Saturdays, it’s like family day,” Boman said. “We just like hanging out together.” Boman’s daughter Hannah, in addition to exclusively using her mother’s creations, has
supported Jill by attending the market each Saturday and engaging with customers as if they were her own. “We really like giving people advice on how to transition from using more conventional products to natural products,” Hannah said. In addition to spending time at the market with one another, Happy Stuff ’s booth has become a space where other market vendors and friends are always welcome. “It’s been a community hub, and there’s always random people just hanging out back here,” Hannah said. The Bomans’ conversations about Happy Stuff products often exceed that of a typical
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HAPPY LIPS In the beginning, Happy Stuff was a small stand that featured only two natural lip balms. Now, a colorful assortment of chapstics of various flavors and colors spread across her table.
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Limited Sing tickets still available online from Student Activities
All-University Sing tickets sell out almost immediately year after year. For those still trying to catch a performance, a limited number of tickets were available on the Student Activities website as of Monday night. Many of these tickets are for seats in the balcony. Though it will be difficult to find seats in pairs, those who are willing to sit next to strangers or simply want to attend alone still have a chance to go. Ticket availablity for week one is significantly less than week two. What few are left of the tickets can be purchased online from the Student Activites ticket office.
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PIANO MAN Dallas senior Daniel Nzeakor plays piano at the Student Union Building on Baylor’s campus. Nzeakor DJs at Scruffy Murphy’s every other Saturday night.
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When it comes to enjoying the weekend, the importance of a good playlist parallels the importance of good company. DJs face this task every night as they try to balance the requests and opinions of diverse crowds. Dallas senior Daniel Nzeakor sought this challenge with little to no prior experience under his belt. Nzeakor has been creating music since he was in middle school. Nzeakor picked up the double bass and began to write his own music shortly after. Nzeakor’s promising orchestral career was cut short in sixth grade when he left his double bass leaning against the wall in his room. Footsteps on the nearby stairs shook the wall, knocking his instrument over and breaking its neck. The loss kept Nzeakor from playing an instrument for four years, despite his talent. Nzeakor eventually attended boarding school at North Central Texas Academy and picked up the electric bass, but the piano quickly became his primary focus. He spent months trying to learn “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. He said its difficulty discouraged him but that his persistence soon paid off. “I wouldn’t talk to my teacher unless she was talking about the bass,” Nzeakor said. “One day, I sat at the piano in my residence hall and played the intro. I ran to school the next day and showed my teacher, and after that, I wanted to play piano all day, every day.” For Nzeakor, learning to play the piano opened the door to being a DJ. One night while studying in Moody Memorial Library during the second semester of his sophomore year, Nzeakor wandered to the music library on the third floor and found tiny pianos set at each computer. Excited about this new discovery, Nzeakor quickly got to work experimenting and teaching himself how to use Garage Band. The following
summer, Nzeakor spent three weeks creating music, working for 14 hours each day. He now owns his own equipment and is able to work from home, making higher quality sound at a faster rate. Waco junior Malik Simon lived in Allen Residence Hall with Nzeakor the following semester. Nzeakor’s music often caught Simon’s attention as he passed by Nzeakor’s room. The two soon began to bounce ideas off of one another. Because of Nzeakor’s responsibilities as a mentor in Baylor’s Leadership Living-Learning Center that year, he said the difficulty of finding time to collaborate taught him how to make effective use of his time. Simon said he was impressed by Nzeakor’s overall work ethic. “Daniel’s time management is the best thing about him,” Simon said. “At first, he had trouble collaborating with artists because of schedules or availability.” In the end, Simon said, “It’s made him even more efficient.” In December 2017, Nzeakor spoke to the manager of local bar Scruffy Murphy’s about being a DJ the following semester. He was offered the job, and Nzeakor returned from winter break one day early to purchase a sound board and begin practicing for his first show, which was Jan. 10. The performance was a success, and Nzeakor was offered to play twice each month as a regular. As a DJ, artist and producer, Nzeakor said he has appreciated this opportunity because he uses the crowd’s reactions as motivation to continue making music. “It’s like being a high school basketball player and working part-time for an NBA team,” Nzeakor said. “You see at the professional level what the goal is … and I see what gets people moving, so it’s like, what can I do to get myself to their level?” Nzeakor’s music is available on Apple Music under his alias Waviaveli. He will DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at Scruffy Murphy’s.
HAPPY from Page 5 products are often the first step in establishing an all-around healthier lifestyle, and that they are willing and excited to help customers every step of the way. “A lot of times, a person will notice, ‘Hey, that actually feels better than what I was doing before.’ That’s a baby step, and then they take another step, and pretty soon their entire life has been touched,” Boman said. “They start to clean out not just the refrigerator, but their medicine cabinet and their laundry liquid.” This is important, Boman said, because “it’s not just what you eat and how it’s grown. It’s what you put on your body.” Hannah said her and her mother would talk to women struggling with acne and advise customers not only about skin care products, but about how diet directly affects the complexion of one’s skin — an informal consultation, if you will, pointing to an all-around more natural resolution. “There is a connection between somebody
who wants to buy produce and somebody who wants to buy natural skin care products,” Boman said. Hannah added, “We have a lot of customers who have being using our skin care products since we first started selling it, and we’ve watched their skin radically improve. It’s fun to see how much more confident they get.” Ultimately, Boman said the farmer’s market is about making connections and bringing members of the community together. “The farmer’s market is like a wheel, and there’s all these spokes moving together,” Boman said. “It’s all a gateway to a more natural lifestyle – one that’s more sustainable, not only for [individuals], but for the planet.” The final and most important lesson the market naturally teaches, Boman said, is “realizing that it all matters.” Tune in next Tuesday to learn about our next Farmer’s Market Booth of the Week.
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Bears edge past Longhorns in double OT BEN EVERETT Sports Writer
FIGHTING TO GET TO THE TOP Baylor forward Mark Vital is blocked by Texas forward Mohamed Bamba as he tries to score during the first half of Monday night’s matchup between the Bears and the Longhorns. The Bears won 74-73.
Baylor men’s basketball defeated Texas 74-73 in double overtime Monday night in Austin to extend their win streak to four games. The Bears (16-10, 6-7) outlasted the Longhorns (1511, 5-8) behind a career high 26 points from senior forward Terry Maston. Baylor senior center Jo Lual-Acuil, Jr. scored on a put back dunk with eight seconds left to give the Bears the win. Baylor senior guard Manu Lecomte opened the game with a corner 3-pointer, and Lual-Acuil dunked it home on a put back one possession later to give Baylor a 5-2 lead at the 15:14 mark of the first half. Lual-Acuil drained a left shoulder hook shot and the Bears held the Longhorns to 1-for-12 shooting from the field in the first nine minutes of the game to propel them to a 9-4 lead with 11 minutes left in the first half. The Longhorns battled back with junior guard Eric Davis, Jr. sinking a 3-pointer and junior guard Kerwin Roach, Jr. picking off a Baylor pass and dunking on the other end to make it a 15-12 game with 7:54 remaining in the first half. Texas freshman center Mo Bamba slammed home backto-back alley-oop dunks to give Texas the lead, but the Bears came back with 3-pointers from Lecomte and junior guard Jake Lindsey to head into halftime with a 25-22 lead.
Snowboarders win gold for USA MAX CALDERONE Sports Writer After five days of competition, Team USA has picked up six medals including three gold, one silver and two bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Teenage snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim brought home her first Olympic gold medal for Team USA in the women’s halfpipe with a nearperfect score of 98.25. At just 17-years old, Kim has already won three X Games gold medals and was considered the heavy favorite to win her event in the Olympics. American Arielle Gold also medaled, placing third behind China’s Jiayu Liu to earn the bronze. Team USA’s Kelly Clark just missed the podium, finishing in fourth, over two full points behind teammate
gold. cork 1440 was the clincher, 17-year-old freestyle making Gerard the youngest snowboarder Red Gerard won male athlete to win a Winter the United States’ first medal Olympics gold medal since of the 2018 games in men’s 1928. slopestyle. He landed a score of U.S. freestyle snowboarder 87.16 on his third and final run Jamie Anderson also picked up to win gold. Canadians Max a gold medal win, defending Parrot and Mark her title in McMorris took women’s slopestyle silver and bronze. with a score of Gerard told 83.00. This is her reporters he didn’t second-career feel any pressure gold medal, after leading up to his winning the same last run, but that he event in Sochi, mostly just wanted Russia in 2014. to land a clean run Anderson placed before ending his ahead of Canada’s Olympic journey. Laurie Blouin and Gerard “It was more Finland’s Enni of I just wanted to Rukajarvi. land a run,” Gerard Among other told NBC. “It would have been results, Team USA’s Chris pretty crappy to fly all the way Mazdzer brought home a out here and not land three silver medal in men’s luge. runs.” He finished with a time of His backside triple three minutes and 10.728
GOING FOR GOLD Jamie Anderson, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after the women’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday.
seconds, just two hundredths of a second behind Austrian first-place finisher David Gleirscher. Germany’s Felix Loch, the favorite in the event, did not make the podium with a time of 3:10.968. Team USA also earned bronze in figure skating’s team event, thanks in part to strong contributions from Mirai Nagasu (ladies’ free skate), Adam Rippon (men’s free skate) and the brothersister duo of Maia and Alex Shibutani (short dance, free dance). Nagasu made history as the first American female skater to land a triple axel jump in the Olympics. She finished second in her category. Rippon placed third in the men’s free skate and the Shibutanis took second in the free dance. “I’ve really enjoyed watching the Olympics,” Cypress junior Jessica Bateman said. “My favorite so far has been the figure skating, especially the team events.” The team figure skating is made up of seven events - the men’s short program and free skate, ladies’ short program and free skate, pairs’ short program and free skate, and pairs’ free dance. Teams earn points based on their competitors rank in each category, with 10 points for a category win, nine for second, eight for third and so on. Canada won gold with 55 points, the delegation of Olympic Athletes from Russia took silver with 48 and Team USA won bronze with 44 points. Coming up next for Team USA will be snowboarder Shaun White competing in the men’s halfpipe. Later in this year’s games, other big-name American athletes will take center stage including skiers Lindsey Vonn, Gus Kenworthy and Mikaela Shifrin. The 2018 Winter Olympics continue through Feb. 25. Events can be watched on NBC’s family of networks.
The Bears held Texas to just two points in the first four minutes of the second half while Lindsey and Lual-Acuil each found lanes to the basket to increase the Baylor lead to 29-24 at the 16:27 mark of the second half. Maston scored eight straight points for the Bears with a series of post moves including faking out Bamba under the rim to give Baylor a 37-31 lead with 12 minutes left in the game. Bamba scored on an offensive rebound and Roach drove the lane in transition and converted as Texas roared back into the game, cutting the Baylor lead to 39-37 at the 9:50 mark of the second half. A 12-6 run capped off by a floater from Maston at the end of the shot clock propelled the Bears to a 51-43 lead with 4:08 left in the game. Maston was blocked by Bamba on a hook shot and subsequently shoved Bamba to receive a technical foul. Davis missed both free throws, but junior forward Dylan Osetkowski scored on the inside to make it a two point Baylor lead with less than two minutes left. Texas freshman guard Matt Coleman came in clutch for the Longhorns with a corner 3-pointer and a layup to cut the Baylor lead to 55-54 with 26 seconds left. Texas immediately fouled to put Lecomte at the line, but he only made one to put the Bears up 56-54. Coleman got to the line
on the next possession, tying the game at 56 with two free throws. With the shot clock off, Omot launched a deep 3-pointer at the end of regulation, which came up short. In overtime, Maston scored six straight for the Bears and Lecomte came up clutch with a jumper at the end of the shot clock to put Baylor up 64-60 with 44 seconds left. Coleman and Roach, Jr. each got to the free throw line, tying the game at 64 with three seconds left, giving Lecomte little time to get a shot off before double overtime. In double overtime, Davis, Jr. hit a corner 3-pointer to give Texas a 71-70 lead, but Maston answered with a jumper to give Baylor the one point lead with 1:30 left. Roach gave Texas the lead back with a driving layup, but Baylor responded as LualAcuil, Jr. scored on a put back dunk with eight seconds left. Roach, Jr. missed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to seal the win for the Bears. Coming into the game, the Bears sat outside of the NCAA Tournament field, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. According to the ESPN broadcast, the Bears had a 71 percent chance of making the tournament with a win over the Longhorns and a 41 percent chance with a loss. The Bears head home to face No. 7 Texas Tech at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ferrell Center.
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Baylor softball swept a weekend series with Northwestern State.The Lady Bears shut out the Lady Demons 8-0 on Friday behind junior pitcher Gia Rodoni’s third straight nohitter at Getterman Stadium. The Los Banos, Calif., native struck out 11 while walking one. On Saturday, Baylor won the opener 8-4 behind 12 hits, including three from senior outfielder Jessie Scroggins. Junior and Mississippi State transfer Regan Green made her Baylor debut in the circle, allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in six innings. No. 10 Baylor (3-0) now heads to Hattiesburg, Miss., to participate in the Black and Gold Invitational hosted by Southern Mississippi. The Lady Bears will take on McNeese State at 4 p.m. Friday.
The No. 3 women’s basketball team took down No. 24 TCU 83-63 Saturday night in the Ferrell Center. The victory marks the Lady Bears’ (23-1, 12-0) 20th consecutive win this season, and 23rd straight win over TCU (16-8,7-6). Junior center Kalani Brown led the team with 23 total points, along with sophomore forward Lauren Cox, who picked up a doubledouble with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Juicy Landrum was named Player of the Game and recorded 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Landrum had five of the Lady Bears’ seven three-pointers. The Lady Bears travel to Stillwater, Okla., to take on Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. today.
No. 16 Baylor women’s tennis team had a rough weekend, dropping two matches at home, 4-2 against Tulsa and 5-2 to the University of Central Florida. Against Tulsa, freshman Livia Kraus got Baylor on the board with a 6-2, 6-0 win. Sophomore Jessica Hinojosa also scored a singles point for the Lady Bears, winning in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. Women’s tennis will play a doubleheader this weekend, taking on Ole Miss at 1 p.m. Saturday and the University of Miami at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Equestrian Baylor equestrian team triumphed 10-7 over TCU Saturday at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. After a slow start in fences, the Lady Bears got it going in the reining event. Junior Western Abbi Demel, sophomore Western Georgia Smith and freshman Western Carly Salter helped to carry the event, where senior Western Charlotte Green forced a tie, which helped keep Baylor’s score up at 5-4 going into the flat and horsemanship events. Baylor also put together a strong effort in the flat event. Freshman hunt seat Rachael Davis, sophomore hunt seat Grace Thiel and sophomore hunt seat Madison Day were all catalysts for Baylor’s 3-1 lead, where senior hunt seat Brittney Mirkov forced a tie to prevent TCU from getting a point. Baylor equestrian will hit the road for its next meeting, taking on Texas A&M at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 in College Station.
Acrobatics & Tumbling
No. 12 Baylor men’s tennis picked up two wins over the weekend, defeating Purdue 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center. On Sunday, the Bears defeated the University of South Florida 4-0, remaining perfect at home this season. Men will participate in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships this weekend. The tournament will run Friday through Monday in Seattle.
The top ranked Acro & Tumbling team in the nation picked up a road win over the weekend. The Lady Bears knocked off No. 11 Concordia (Wis.) 276.940-230.845. Baylor won all four events, taking the compulsory heats 38.30-32.45, the acro heats 29.30-26.75 and the pyramid heats 29.45-28.25. After halftime, Baylor also took the toss and tumbling heats before winning 93.79-74.01 in the team event. For full recaps of last weekend’s events, visit baylorlarait.com.
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THE BIG WIN Senior forward Nuni Omot goes for the basket Saturday in Baylor’s 80-64 upset over then No. 10 Kansas.
Omot brings spark to Bears BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Sitting at 12-9 with a 2-6 conference record, Baylor men’s basketball hit the road to face Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners on Jan. 30. The Bears desperately needed a win, having lost three games in a row and seven of their last nine. The Sooners came away with the 98-96 win, but a new offensive threat emerged for Baylor in the loss — senior forward Nuni Omot. Omot, who had been averaging just six points per game in conference play, put up 23 points, hitting all six of his attempts from three-point range. Since the trip to Norman, the Bears have rattled off three straight wins with Omot averaging 13.3 points on 40 percent shooting from three off the bench in those games. Omot began the season in the starting lineup, starting the team’s first 15 games before being replaced by freshman forward Mark Vital. Baylor head coach Scott Drew said Omot has done great job handling his new role as a bench scorer. “Nobody is excited when their role changes, if you’re a starter going to the bench,” Drew told the Waco Tribune-Herald. “But at the same time it is what it is and how you handle it. He’s done a great job handling it. Nuni has been real critical and real important to our success.” Omot came to Baylor as a transfer from Indian Hills Community College in St. Paul, Minn. He became eligible for competition in the spring of 2017 with only 1.5 years of eligibility left to play for the Bears. Omot said sitting out for the 2016fall semester was tough because he knew he could
help the team. “Obviously, it was tough on me because I felt like I could be out there helping the team, although they were doing really well,” Omot said. “I wanted to play, and I love playing.” Omot played the final 25 games for the Bears as a junior in the 2016-17 season and contributed four points per game on 40 percent shooting from the field. As a senior, Omot sits at third on the team in scoring at 10.2 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point range. In the Bears’ upset of No. 10 Kansas on Saturday afternoon, Omot poured in 17 points as Baylor picked up its first signature win of the season. Omot said the players came together amidst their losing streak and decided to play for each other. “We got together and told ourselves that its going to be a fight but we got to do it for each other,” Omot said. “We’re starting to do it for each other, share the ball and look for everyone.” The Bears’ improved ball movement has opened up Omot’s shooting ability as the sixfeet-nine-inch forward has shot a scorching 12-for-21 from three-point range in the Bears’ last four games. Omot’s production has correlated with Baylor’s success this season, with the Bears going 8-3 when Omot scores in double figures and 7-7 when he does not. Baylor will need continued production from Omot down the stretch of the season as the Bears currently sit outside the projected NCAA Tournament field, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
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