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Baylor defends Garland email PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer In a Wednesday night court filing, Baylor said controversial emails revealed in a Title IX lawsuit were mischaracterized by the plaintiffs, 10 anonymous women. The filing was a response to last week’s discovery of offense emails from former Interim President Dr. David Garland, in which the plaintiffs’ lawyer said he was victim-blaming survivors of sexual assault. “The most remarkable thing about Plaintiffs’ discussion is the complete disconnect between their argument and the content of Dr. Garland’s actual email,” Baylor said in the filing. “They impose their own interpretation of the Bible and literally put words into Dr. Garland’s mouth that were never uttered.” The university declined further comment, stating that the filing communicated a strong case related to several key issues. An email conversation between Garland and Dr. Kevin Jackson, the vice president for student life, was revealed last week. The two briefly communicated about a rally of sexual assault survivors on campus in June 2016. Garland then went on to share about two radio programs he listened to on the way from Big 12 conference meetings. “I listened to ESPN rake the president [Ken Starr] over the coals — in my view — justifiably, for his blatantly obvious self-serving attempt to protect himself and his reputation,” Garland wrote. “I then listened to Fresh Air on NPR and the interview with the author of the confessional ‘Blackout,’ which added another perspective for me of what is going on in the heads of some women who may seem willingly to make themselves victims.” One of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, Waco attorney Jim Dunnam, said he couldn’t imagine anyone reading Garland’s email and not conclude it was victimblaming. In response, Baylor’s filing stated, “Garland’s email did not state that any sexual assault victim was “at fault” or that any such victim was assaulted ‘due to some use of alcohol for purposes of ‘adventure.’ Nor did it mention the ‘wrath’ of God, much less state that

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SERVING THROUGH CROCHETING The women of Lakeshore United Methodist Church work with Journey to the Streets ministry in making beds for the homeless around Waco. The beds are made of plastic bags and are cheap, water-proof, light and portable.

Hooked on serving Women transform plastic bags into beds for homeless COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter Lakeshore United Methodist Church joined Journey to the Streets ministry in an effort to make sure homeless people in Waco have a place to lay their heads at night. What do they have to offer? A cheap, water-proof, light-weight, portable bedroll crocheted out of plastic grocery sacks. Linda Moseley, a member of

the church, has been crocheting for over 50 years. “We are a mission,” Moseley said. “We are trying to get the churches in the central district involved, either making the ‘plarn,’ cutting the bags or crocheting. It’s a mission that the whole United Methodist Church in the central district can get involved in.” After hearing about the crocheting for the homeless project, Moseley joined a group of women

crocheting at the Empowerment House, a meeting place associated with Journey to the Streets ministry located in China Springs. In an effort to bring the project closer to Waco, Lakeshore opened its doors. The movement has since attracted women from 11 different Methodist churches in the area. “It feels good to serve,” Moseley said. “We’re not here for ourselves. We are here to serve others.” After collecting enough plastic

bags, the first step is to turn those bags into “plarn,” or plastic yarn. With a few simple folds and cuts, a plastic bag transforms into strips that can be tied together and rolled into what looks like a ball of yarn. From there, it’s just like crocheting with regular yarn. Once the bedrolls are made, a team of volunteers from Journey to the Streets takes the beds out

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Gaineses to close door on ‘Fixer Upper’ BROOKE HILL Staff Writer Chip and Joanna Gaines announced this Tuesday that season five will be the final season of their hit series “Fixer Upper.” For the past few years, tourists have flocked to Waco, eager to take pictures at the Magnolia Silos and buy home goods that have Joanna Gaines’ magical touch. Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver said that he doesn’t think Chip and Joanna are done with Waco yet.

“We’re going to continue to have residual benefits from the show running and re-runs for years to come,” Deaver said. “I think just the fact that the show shows Waco in such a positive light has been a really good thing. Of course the whole tourist industry that’s been driven up by the Magnolia Market I think will continue into the foreseeable future. I think they’ll have more things coming out and we’ll have more exciting stuff going on in Waco.” The announcement comes on the heels of an announcement that Target will begin to carry a line of Magnolia goods and furniture. The

Gaineses are also still working on restoring the Elite Cafe on the Waco traffic circle. They will call it Magnolia Table. Season five is set to air starting in November. “We’re really hopeful that our tourism will continue unabated because the show is ending but Magnolia is just getting started,” said Carla Pendergraft, director of marketing for the Waco Convention Center. “The new line at Target is going to keep Joanna at the front of everyone’s mind. There’s just a lot going on. From the fan’s

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Former actor, alum shares of redemption from addiction BROOKE HILL Staff Writer

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RECOVERY John Clint Mabry (right) poses with the cast of Superbad, a movie in which he acted in 2007. After a rough few years in and after college, with acting enhancing temptation, Mabry is the proud survivor of addiction.

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In an instant, Baylor alum John Clint Mabry’s life was flipped literally upside down in a car accident that would shape the rest of his life. It was his senior year of college, everything was going great, and Mabry felt invincible. He was on a full-ride scholarship as a videographer for the athletics department, he was a DJ for KWBU radio and was the social chair for Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He thought life couldn’t get any better. Coincidentally, it got worse. “We’re coming back from this magical spring break cruise and the unthinkable happens,” Mabry said. As Mabry and his friends were driving back to Waco, a tire blew out on the car he was in near Centerville on I-45. The car rolled 10 times. “When something that heavy happens to you ...

I thought I was going to die in those six or seven seconds of that car turning over and over and seeing my legs get crushed numerous times and not being able to do anything about it,” Mabry said. “I was conscious the whole time. It’s just absolutely terrifying when you tell yourself, ‘I’m going to die in this moment,’ and then the car comes to a complete stop and everything is quiet.” The accident resulted in Mabry losing his right leg. He had a year of surgeries following the amputation, while attempting to finish out his senior year. He eventually graduated after five years at Baylor. The accident introduced him to pain killers. When Mabry moved to Dallas for a job after graduation, more drugs were introduced. The combination of prescription pain killers, anxiety pills and Adderall began to send him into a frenzy of addiction, paired

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Deaf awareness allows for broader communication Deaf awareness is vital for the hearing community to recognize and learn about Deaf culture. Since September is National Deaf Awareness Month, we should take the time to learn how to be respectful of the importance of understanding all forms of communication. Take the word “Deaf,” for example. Capitalizing the word Deaf helps to distinguish and unify those who identify as culturally Deaf, while changing the mainstream opinion or common misconceptions about Deaf people. Those who identify as culturally Deaf do not use the term “disabled,” because of the connotation of being “less than.” By removing labels imposed upon the Deaf community by hearing people and defining their own label, they are also removing any stigma that might be attached. In the Deaf community you may also learn about “Deaf gain,” focusing on the things one gains in their deafness rather than focusing on their hearing loss. Gallaudet, a university designed to be barrierfree for Deaf and hard of hearing students, defines audism as, “the notion that one is superior based on one’s ability to hear or to behave in the manner of one who hears.” It is extremely pronounced in our society. Because of audism, the rights of Deaf individuals are regularly violated or ignored. In 2014 Cheylla Silva, a Deaf woman with a high-risk pregnancy, sued a hospital that refused to provide her an in-person interpreter. This is not equality. Without an on-site interpreter available, a person who uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate cannot receive the same level of care as a hearing individual. In situations such as Silva’s, accurate communication can mean life or death. Although many organizations boast diversity and multiculturalism, it is rare for organizations to provide sufficient cultural competency training for their staff. Even in places and situations where communication is critical, Deaf people are denied basic human rights. Just last week, Madgiel Sanchez, a Deaf man, was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer because he failed to follow the officer’s orders. The New York Times reported that neighbors who witnessed the event yelled to officers that Sanchez was Deaf and therefore unable to hear the commands, begging the

officer not to shoot. Within a minute of arriving, the officer fired his gun multiple times, killing Sanchez while he stood on his front porch. In this instance, being Deaf cost Sanchez his life. It is imperative for public servants to be trained in Deaf awareness so they are able to interact with the Deaf community easily and safely. ASL is a fully developed, natural language, which contains linguistic structures and processes that English does not. Unlike language systems where signs are invented for English words, ASL is a complete language with its own unique grammar, sentence structure and syntax. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) calls ASL the “backbone of the American Deaf culture.” At Baylor, ASL is still not accepted as a language credit for many majors. This is a form of audism. When students are discouraged from learning ASL, we are taught that learning ASL is not as useful or beneficial to us as learning other languages. Until ASL and Deaf culture are as accepted and celebrated as every other language and culture, the Deaf community will continue to be marginalized. As a Christian community at Baylor, we are called to spread the gospel. We should strive to spread the gospel to all communities, including the Deaf community. A study completed by Deaf Opportunity OutReach International (DOOR International) found that of the estimated 70 million Deaf people worldwide, less than 2 percent of them know Jesus Christ. Quality of life suffers without equal access. Unemployment rates within the Deaf community are nearly double the average rate in America. Deaf people are more likely to experience a medical misdiagnosis or wrongful arrest due to the lack of ability to effectively communicate. When public servants are trained in recognizing signs, communication and equality can be ensured in these instances. To those in the Deaf community, happy Deaf Awareness Month; we recognize you. To those in the hearing community, be aware of the Deaf community beyond this month. Fight against audism; learn and appreciate the Deaf culture. *The Associated Press Stylebook lowercases “deaf.” For the purposes of this editorial, we have chosen not to adhere to AP Style.

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BROADCAST REPORTERS Christina Soto Elisabeth Tharp Rylee Seavers



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STAFF WRITERS Brooke Hill Julia Vergara Phoebe Suy Savannah Cooper

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SPORTS WRITERS Ben Everett Collin Bryant

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISTS Baylee VerSteeg Jessica Hubble Will Barksdale AD REPRESENTATIVES Josh Whitney Evan Hurley Sheree Zou Quinn Stowell MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES Luke Kissick Tobé Ulokwem

This was written in response to, “Hecho En Waco needs to spice it up,” published Sept. 11. I read Ms. Valdez’s review of Waco’s newest restaurant, Hecho En Waco, and found myself disagreeing with the overall regard. Recently, a friend and I darkened the door of the new establishment and found the experience to be far more delightful than Ms. Valdez’s take. Granted, we visited at dinner, a more representative time slot for their offerings, and both the service and the quality of our meals were more than acceptable for both the price and the Waco market the new restaurant has entered. While some elements were merely acceptable-basic Tex-Mex was, as is to be expected, basic-beans and crispy tacos do not leave much room for creativity. Meanwhile, the prime offerings, such as the Queso Flameado and the Carne

Asada, were far superior to competitors in the Central Texas area. The grilled nopales, in particular, were an inspiration under the skirt steak, and one not readily available in fine dining Tex-Mex restaurants. And, although it is of little value to any audience who hasn’t sat at my father’s dinner table, the Carne Asada elicited a “Ratatouille” response from me, as their take on the dish best resembled my father’s own recipe. I hope that Ms. Valdez makes good on her word and revisits Hecho En Waco, takes friends or orders more dishes than a hurried morning allows. I hope she hasn’t written them off completely, so she can someday gain a more comprehensive picture of the restaurant’s offerings and giving her audience a more complete review. Daniel Ramirez, a Houston Baylor alum of the class of 1997


Create memories with children, its fulfilling CAMERON BOCANEGRA Reporter Between being one of five children in the family, working summer camps for the past three summers and studying education in college, I seem to think I understand children more than ever. Every summer morning, I tucked in a shirt, threw on a fanny pack and slipped in the back gate of the childcare center, ready to sing “Kidz Bop” with 30 children under the age of 10. I showed up and left whenever the sun did, although it never felt like a day wasted. It was not all crayons and field trips every day. There were moments when I did not understand why Josh threw a mud ball at Triston, why Ella stole every single person’s pink marker or why they all thought it was hilarious to pour out my full cups of coffee. For this, I understand why many people are not the biggest fan of children. Kids are a mess. They are scabby elbows, loose teeth, goofy haircuts and the question, “Where do babies come from?” They tell you things you do not specifically want to know about their parents’ relationship. They are always reflecting whatever they recently learned, heard or saw. Children often act as mirrors. Monkey sees and monkey does. Kids are brutally honest, blunt and never worry about the harsh doses of reality they are constantly throwing at

you. When they say something, they mean it. They mean every word in the moment from their head to their toes and their elbows to their nose. If you ask a child if they are OK, they will not lie. If you ask them what love is, they will simply explain what they have heard of it. These are the small and delicate lives that are being molded each day and I was privileged to be part of. In tiny moments, I impacted their lives and if I am lucky, they will remember something their frazzled camp counselor once said during a game of kickball or mouthed through the fish tanks in the aquarium. It may be, “Don’t kick your friends,” or “Be kind,” but I hope that if anything, it is something good. We will not all be in the position one day to work with or be parents of children, but there may come a time when you are asked to babysit or you are frantically handed a baby with no direction on how to hold up that child’s neck. What you will do is appreciate the small lives growing around you. If you get the chance to be around kids, take it. You were once rubbing your eyes raw from watching cartoons too late the night before and living so purely and honestly that when a grown up walked into your life, you listened because what else were you supposed to do? Those that raised us, even the ones who played minor roles, have impacted us all. We have that opportunity. Take it. Swaddle your aunt’s crying newborn and listen to what your youngest cousin has to say about the moon. Children are a gift, so accept it. Cameron is a senior secondary education and journalism major from Georgetown.

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Baylor Missions prepares fall break trip for Hurricane Harvey relief SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer

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Baylor awarded annual McNair Program grant PABLO GONZALES Assistant News Editor Baylor University has been given an annual grant of $232,265 to introduce the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Named after Ronald McNair, an astronaut who died during the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Mission, the program partners with universities to prepare minority students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The program is funded by the United States Department of Education and is one of eight TRIO programs. TRIO programs are federal programs that provide services to disadvantaged and underrepresented individuals. One of the more well-known programs is Upward Bound, a program that provides low-income students with resources and aid in preparing for and applying for college. Dr. Sinda K. Vanderpool, associate vice provost for academic enrollment management, said in a press release that this program will identify talented students and provide them with resources to enter academia. “The big-picture goal of the McNair Program is to build the pipeline for future members of the academy,” Vanderpool said. “It’s important for underrepresented students in college to see professors who share similar experiences and have similar backgrounds to

their own.” Students that are part of the McNair program will get a chance to work with faculty on research projects, prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and present at conferences. The grant Baylor received will allow for 25-30 students to enter the program. “I am very excited that the McNair Program is coming to Baylor,” Leander senior Parth Amin said. “Many multicultural students are the first in their families to go to college, let alone graduate school, so this is an excellent chance for multicultural students to advance their education.” A team of 10 people composed of faculty and students came together to write the grant for the McNair program over the course of the last school year. One of the members of the committee was Rachel Renbarger, a student in educational psychology, who was named a McNair Scholar during her time as an undergraduate at the University of Oklahoma. She currently serves as the graduate assistant of the Baylor in Maastricht program and said she would not be where she is without the McNair program. “There is a zero percent chance that I would be in graduate school without McNair,” Renbarger said. “Even if I by some chance I was accepted to graduate school, I don’t think that I would have lasted very long without McNair.” The McNair Program will take its first cohort in spring 2018. Interest meetings will begin this semester.

For fall break, Baylor Missions will be taking a group of students to Houston to offer relief to those in need. Jill Hatcher, project coordinator for Baylor Missions, said she is looking forward to the trip because it’s the start of an ongoing process. “My hope is that [the trip] will actually plant a seed for future work for us,” Hatcher said. “The recovery from the hurricane’s effects is an ongoing long-term process, so this trip will be that first step toward that direction.” Coppell sophomore Reid Zaworski, a member of the student leadership team of the student community, engagement and service team, has little experience with mission trips, but won’t let that stop him from going and encourages others to do the same. “I myself haven’t done a lot of work like this so I may be a little hesitant, but I know this is greater than just me,” Zaworski said. “Everything we do down there will impact a whole other person’s life positively and knowing that everything that we do there will make a difference in someone’s life, that will just push us all further to work harder down there.” A convoy of minivans will head for

South Baptist Church of Houston on the about being out of their skill level.” afternoon of Oct. 12. As a student leader, Zaworski said “We’ll stay in the same place, but we’re he is looking for volunteers from all going to go out to different places during backgrounds who are ready to work and the day and we’ll come back in the evening step out from what they know. and have time for reflection and sharing “Honestly, we just want each volunteer stories and eating a good meal,” Hatcher to be ready and hard working and know said. that whenevFor students er we go down who are there it will interested, but be something hesitant to probably unlike apply, Hatcher what people encourages have ever seen,” them to be Zaworski said. open to the Hatcher said quick trip that she knows that will leave long God will use lasting impacts whatever the on their view. group is able “I think this to offer and exwill be a great pand it. opportunity to “WhatevJILL HATCHER | take a quick trip er little bit you PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR down there. have, it’s God’s BAYLOR MISSIONS We’re not going job to take that to put anyone and multiply it,” in a place where Hatcher said. they’re out of The applicatheir comfort zone,” Hatcher said. “They tion deadline is Sunday and the trip will may be doing something they’ve never run from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15. Interested done before but they will have the skills students should fill out a form, review the needed to do it. They should not worry trip page and submit an application.

They may be doing something they’ve never done before but they will have the skills needed to do it.”

BEDS from Page 1 Streets takes the beds out on their Saturday pilgrimages to downtown Waco. For several years, Journey to the Streets has operated under the leadership of Phyllis Shows, bringing food to the homeless, and now, the team is happy to hand out the bedrolls as well. Gloria Helleson, a volunteer with Journey to the Streets, said that homeless people react with tears when they receive their very own bedroll. “They cling to it like it’s the first thing they ever had, [like] a child with a new toy,” Helleson described. “It’s the most humbling situation you can ever come across. There are really not words, it’s all heart.”

Helleson and Moseley both confirmed that the ministry could use more crocheters and people to do the “grunt work” of cutting plarn. But it seems that the women who have joined the group have been deeply committed, and have a good time while serving. They laugh out loud and enjoy fellowship while gathering together to crochet. The group has also included women who are homebound. Moseley explained that her 91-year-old landlord often has balls of plarn waiting for her whenever she returns from work. “We have one homebound lady who made three [beds] in three weeks,” Helleson said. “So this lady is my hero. She

is just so on fire to do this.” The beds are approximately 2 1/2 to 3 feet wide, and 6 feet long. A strap is included so that the bed can be rolled up and carried when not in use. It takes 500700 plastic bags and hours of crocheting to make one bedroll. Upon delivery, each bedroll has a note tied to it that reads in part: “Dear friend, may you be blessed in a special way with this free bedroll to help make your life a little more comfortable. May you know that many women and men work to make these mats to bless you because people really do care about you and your situation…”

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Guide Dogs for the Blind finds new home in Waco PABLO GONZALES Assistant News Editor Before guide dogs can lead the blind, they must learn how to do so. Guide dogs-intraining are coming to Waco and the Baylor campus to learn the basics of a service life. Guide Dogs for the Blind is a national nonprofit organization that pairs guide dogs with volunteers who train them to be service dogs. The organization was founded in 1942 and has since created a volunteer network of over 2,000 “puppy raisers” who raise and train guide dogs. The organization is based in San Rafael, Calif., and has chapters in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Texas. Amanda Schroeder, logistics strategist at Baylor Institutional Events, is a proud volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind. As a senior in high school, she raised and trained a golden retriever. “As a senior in high school, I raised a guide dog for my National Honor Society senior project,” Schroeder said. “I raised her from when she was eight weeks old to about when she was one-and-a-half yearsold. When you do this work, it is a long-term thing. You get to see the dog grow up and watch them graduate from training and meet the person they will work with.” Guide Dogs came to Texas in 2012. In fact, Texas has the most guide dog raisers in the United States, according to Schroeder. Schroeder has become involved with the Waco club, where most of the puppy-raisers are high school students. Schroeder hopes to get more Baylor students involved with raising guide dogs. “Baylor students bring a different variety of raiser,” Schroeder said. “They are offering these dogs a totally different lifestyle that is more similar to what they will be doing ultimately. It is great for the dogs to get the experience of being on campus and getting used to things like walking and being in a classroom.” Over the summer, Schroder worked with the Office of Access and Accommodation (OALA), and the Office of General Counsel to get approval for the dogs to be in campus buildings and classrooms. “We reached out to OALA early in the summer to let them know that they were interested in bringing guide dogs to campus,” Schroeder said. “They learned about our organization and they have approached the office of general counsel on our behalf. They have been super helpful and have been a great partner for us on campus.” Baylor students walk their dogs on campus every day. Many students have adopted dogs during their time at Baylor for the companionship and stress relief. However, some students adopt dogs and then give them away after they graduate because they can’t keep them at the next place they live, an issue that Guide Dogs for the Blind would help alleviate. In fact, Guide Dogs for the Blind provides the puppy raisers with training on how to train and raise the dogs. “I think having Guide Dogs for the Blind as an option to raise a dog is perfect for Baylor students,” Plano senior Kiran Jiwani said. “I know a lot of people that want a dog during college so they get one, but can’t take the dog with them after graduation so they abandon them. This is perfect for the people who want the companionship, but not the commitment.” Guide Dogs for the Blind offers an exchange program where puppy raisers can leave their dog with another family if they need to go out of town. The Waco club of Guide Dogs for the Blind is having its first interest meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Waco Public Library at 1717 Austin Ave.

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PUPPY LOVE Guide Dogs for the Blind will offer Baylor students the chance to train dogs in the basics of a life of service. An interest meeting for the club will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Waco Public Library at 1717 Austin Ave.

What’s Happening on Campus? Sundown Weekend Friday, Sept. 29 UBreak Pop Up Brunch Bar

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come by the Union Board Office on the first floor of the SUB for free brunch and a cup of coffee, on us!

Food Truck Fridays

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Head to Fifth Street for a food truck feast outside the SUB. All trucks accept cash or credit/debit card.

Sundown Sessions: Wonder Woman, Blacklight Bowling

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join us in Barfield Drawing Room for showings of Wonder Woman at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Blacklight Bowling will take place all evening in the Baylor Gameroom.

Saturday, Sept. 30 Sundown Sessions: Pottery, Blacklight Bowling

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Expand your artistic horizon by painting some pottery in Barfield Drawing Room and taking seeds home to grow. After you paint, stop by the Baylor Gameroom for some Blacklight Bowling.

Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 Church Music and the Reformation Colloquium

Friday, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to noon Students, faculty and staff are invited to Truett Seminary to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation through a variety of presentations, performances and an A Cappella Choir concert. All events are free with the exception of dinner. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Saturday, Sept. 30 Volleyball v. Oklahoma

2 p.m. The Baylor Women’s Volleyball Team will take on the University of Oklahoma Sooners in the Ferrell Center.

Monday, Oct. 2 Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: Losing Sight of Shore

7 p.m. This week’s film follows the extraordinary ninemonth long journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean over 8,000 miles from America to Australia.

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Dawson Wamble Lecture featuring Elijah Brown

3:30 p.m. Dr. Elijah Brown, executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, will be speaking on International Religious Freedom in an Age of Global Religious Revival in Miller Chapel, Tidwell Bible Building.

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Concert Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. The 19-member Concert Jazz Ensemble, led by Alex Parker, will perform in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Wednesday, Oct. 4 Missions Fair

9 a.m. to noon Join BU Missions outside Waco Hall to meet with representatives from over 25 international and domestic missions organizations and hear about ministry opportunities, potential internships, gap year programs, future careers and more!

Thursday, Oct. 5 Confessions of an Entrepreneur Lunch Speaker Series 12:30 p.m. Grab a free slice of pizza and hear from Summer Shine of Luna Juice about her journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur in Foster 143/144.

Thursday, Oct. 5 Graduate and Professional School Fair

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come to Barfield Drawing Room for a meet and greet with recruiters representing different schools and programs throughout the country.

Thursday, Oct. 5 Laura B. Jackson Lectureship in World Issues

7 p.m. George Walden, a British journalist and former diplomat, will be the keynote speaker for this Honors College lecture. Walden served as minister for higher education from 1985 to 1987. The lecture, Q&A and reception will take place in Armstrong Browning Library.

Thursday, Oct. 5 Baylor Opera Theatre presents “An Evening of Opera Scenes”

7:30 p.m. “An Evening of Opera Scenes” will include excerpts from nine operas and one musical. The show, conducted by Jeffery Peterson, will take place in Roxy Grove Hall located inside Waco Hall.

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October Movie Must-sees Baylor alumnus creates the ultimate Halloween movie series KRISTINA VALDEZ Arts and Life Editor Writer, actor and producer Zack Andrews brings the spirit of Halloween and haunted houses to homes and movie theaters with “The Houses October Built” and the recently released sequel, “The Houses October Built 2.” Andrews is a Baylor alumnus, graduating in 2001 with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in journalism — he also, at one point, managed the Arts and Life section of the Baylor Lariat.

Andrews Once moving past the restraining barriers he had set for his life, Andrews worked toward his career and the reason he moved to L.A. six months after graduating from college. “The temptation when you graduate from college is to set these ... glass ceilings for yourself,” Andrews said. “You say, ‘If I don’t do this, this and this by the time I am 30, I need to re-evaluate what I am doing in life.’ But when I turned 30, things didn’t happen the way that I wanted them to, but that didn’t matter. Thirty was just an arbitrary number, and once I approached that, I realized that I wasn’t going to set any hypothetical markers for myself.” He and his business partner, Bobby Roe, stubbornly wrote screenplays until they decided to develop their own movies that they had envisioned for years. “We were just going to write screenplays until we sold one,” Andrews said. “Eight to nine years later, we still haven’t sold one.”

When Andrews first came to Baylor, he thought he was going to by a psychologist. At Baylor, Andrews said his favorite psychology teacher was Dr. Jim H. Patton, but it was taking that one class with senior lecturer J. Brian Elliott that was most impactful. “He was so caring and he really made an effort to keep in touch,” Andrews said. “I think our relationship is much closer now than at Baylor. Brian does such a good job of keeping everybody in touch.” Elliott said that he keeps in contact with his former students because he genuinely cares for each one of them and he wants to see where life has taken each of them. “The greatest reward in teaching is simply being around the students – watching them grow, struggle, ponder, and hopefully, ultimately, thrive,” Elliott said. “As a professor, there’s not a greater joy than playing a small role in helping the students become the people they want to be and the people they feel called to be.” It wasn’t until his junior year that he found an interest in film while bouncing off movie ideas with high school writing buddy and longtime friend Bobby Roe, while he was in LA. “I would fly out to LA and he would fly out to Waco, and we would spend the weekends writing,” Andrews said. “When I graduated, I just knew that I had to get out to LA, so that’s what I did.” Andrews describes “The Houses October Built” and its sequel as Halloween adventure movies and love letters to the spirit of Halloween. “The Houses October Built” premiered Oct. 10, 2014, and the sequel came out Sept. 22. “Our recommended path for seeing this movie and enjoying this movie is go to your local haunted house and [then] go check out the film,” Andrews said. Growing up loving horror films such as “The Shining” and being influenced by writers like Stephen King, Andrews gifts his audience a

Print Managing Editor Trendy, affordable and absolutely adorable are the best words to describe the products sold at Anjelica Michelle, an online boutique run by one of Baylor’s recent class of 2016 graduates, Anjelica Michelle Rodriguez. From the start, Rodriguez has always had a passion for fashion. In high school, she worked in several boutiques in her hometown of Dallas, which piqued her interest in the subject of merchandise sales. She went on to study corporate communications at Baylor. During her last semester of college, she participated in the Baylor in New York program, jumpstarting her career in merchandising and giving her a taste of life in the Big Apple. Rodriquez said her experience in New York was one that inspired her to start her boutique. According to the website, Anjelica Michelle focuses on finding trendy and in-style clothing at affordable prices. These fashion-forward items are bought by Rodriguez from boutiques and other stores around the Dallas area.

To prepare for the launching of her website, Rodriguez focused for months on market research to discover what the newest trends in women’s fashion were, emphasizing on the style of college-age girls. “I try target girls on a budget,” Rodriguez said. “There are plenty of girls who want to have nice clothes without breaking the bank. I try to market specifically to them.” During her research, Rodriguez discovered that with the rise of social media and online shopping, it is now fashion bloggers who truly set the trends. Several bloggers inspired Rodriguez to specifically start her own website; some of those bloggers are Emily Ann Gemma, who runs a blog called The Sweetest Thing, based out of Tulsa, Okla., and Kaitlyn Coving, who runs Southern Curls and Pearls, based out of Charlotte, N.C. Both of these women have built their brands through RewardStyle, an online website that monetizes bloggers and their content. Rodriguez’s business is truly taking off in the Dallas

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treat that is no trick for the Halloween season. “It’s funny because Bobby and I went to high school together and during the Halloween season we would go to a horror film and then we would go to a Halloween haunted house,” Andrews said. “The Houses October Built” is about five friends who, while looking for the best haunted house, are stalked by ominous characters. Both movies combines authentic interviews from real people at haunted houses with the movie’s narrative. This type of filmmaking and directing blurs the line between reality and falsity, making the film increasingly frightening. “A big part of our process is being authentic, going to haunted houses and interviewing real people,” Andrews said. “We let our narrative weave through that while still being

so when one of my Zeta sisters opened a boutique with trendy and affordable clothing, there was no reason not to support her,” Grantham said.

While some professors may assist students in formatting resumes or building portfolios, few share with students the secret to dressing for an internship or job interview. Should your belt match your shoes? Should you always wear a blazer? The Office of Career and Professional Development (CPD) offers a variety of resources to Baylor students to prepare them to enter work force, including giving prospective interns and employees advice on what to wear to interviews. Adam Kaye, director of employer relations for CPD, said that it is always best to “dress to impress” when pursuing a potential job. “Employers expect you to dress up for an interview,” Kaye said. “If you want to make a good impression and show that you’re serious about being considered for a job or internship with a company, your attire needs to be reflection of that.” Kaye recommended that an interview-appropriate look for men typically includes a dress shirt, tie, slacks and a jacket with a matching belt and shoes. For women, Kaye said, there are a few more options, but pant suits or long skirt with a dressy top and jacket are best. However, today’s standards for interview attire have evolved since the introduction of John Malloy’s revolutionary novel “Dress for Success,” published in 1975. Dr. Rochelle Brunson, senior lecturer in the department of family and consumer sciences and division leader of apparel design and merchandising, said Molloy’s book was treated as a Bible for what to wear and what not to wear for years. Molloy presented the idea that women had to be clad in a navy or black suit with a cream or white colored blouse in order to be presentable in the workplace. “If people wanted to be successful, they thought they had to look like that,” Brunson said. “Going into the workplace, why did women wear a tie and a jacket and a button-down shirt? Because when women went into the workplace they thought they had to look like men. It’s all gone through a cycle and now women go, ‘We don’t have to look like men or be men. We can wear what we want to.’” While women may have more options today than they did in years past, Brunson cautions her female students about wearing skirts or dresses to interviews that may be too short, especially while sitting down. She recommends sitting down in a chair in front of a full-length mirror before meeting with a prospective employer to make sure an outfit fits appropriately. “I tell girls all the time, if you’re sitting there tugging the whole time, then the person interviewing you is distracted,” Brunson said. “You want to be comfortable because you’re

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as authentic as possible. From the feedback of fans, [having real people with a scripted narrative] is our unique angle.” Along with writing the screenplay, conducting interviews and acting in the film, Andrews produced both movies. Andrews described the experience of wearing many hats while filming. “As a producer, you are in charge of everything,” Andrews said. “A joke is that producers don’t do anything because they do everything. Every aspect of it is your project that you must make sure is that it starts and finishes. And I love that role — that is probably my favorite role in the process.” “The Houses October Built 2” is a continuation of the abruptly ended part 1.

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Baylor alumna built her online fashion boutique MOLLY ATCHISON

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STYLE VISIONARY Recent Baylor graduate Anjelica Rodriquez started her online boutique, Anjelica Michelle, to provide reasonably priced clothes for college-age students who love fashion while on a budget.

and Waco area with the success of her “pop-up shops” on Baylor and Southern Methodist University’s campuses. Marshall senior Catherine Grantham, an apparel

merchandising major who has been a supporter of Rodriguez’s products from the start, had plenty to say about Anjelica Michelle’s products. “I love shopping local and supporting small businesses,

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DRESS from Page 6 taking away from the interview if you’re tugging or pulling on your clothes. It’s something you don’t think about, but you need to be comfortable in whatever you’re wearing.” Brunson said certain fields such as design or the arts may allow for a bit more creativity and color when choosing a professional outfit, but overall, it is “better to be overdressed than underdressed.” Kaye and Brunson both said that for some companies and organizations, how you dress for the interview may be the most dressed-up you will ever have to be. However, you need to be hired and informed of the company’s dress code before assuming you can dress a bit less professionally. “Different careers and companies do have different definitions of what is professional and what is not when it comes to dress attire,” Kaye said. “One of the best

rules to keep in mind when starting a job is to observe what your manager chooses to wear. There’s a well-known saying: dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Along with hosting career fairs and resume-building workshops each semester, CPD held an event in early September called “Suit Up,” where Baylor students could visit JCPenney and purchase proper business attire for up to 70 percent off. Kaye said this event had more than 500 students in attendance, and that CPD plans to offer the same event in the spring semester. For students who may not have the means to obtain professional clothes for an interview or career fair, Kaye said CPD has a Career Closet that has a selection of gently-used clothing, donated by students and alumni, that anyone is welcome to browse and borrow from. Students can stay up to date on CPD

events and information by visiting their website or through the Handshake website, where students can apply for jobs and internships. Regardless of what job someone is seeking, Brunson hopes students know that even though their skills and experience are what will ultimately get them the job, their choice of clothing can aid them in making a lasting impression. “If you’re somebody that goes, ‘I don’t want the clothing to open the door; I want it to be me that gets the job,’ OK, but do you want the clothing to be the barrier that means you didn’t get your foot in the door?” Brunson said. “Putting that best foot forward can open doors. Once you get in the door, you still have to do the interview and you still have to do well. It’s not going to get you the job, but it’s going to get you in the door.”

What to do in Waco this weekend: >>> Today 7:30 p.m. — Baylor Theatre’s performance of “Crazy For You” will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall. Adapted from the Gershwin musical comedy “Girl Crazy,” the show will pack tap-dancing numbers and comedic takes in several scenes while the main character attempts to save the town and win the girl. This theater performance will be a re-occurring event until Oct. 8. Admission is $17 with a Baylor ID.

10 p.m. — Country music artist Mike Ryan will be performing live at The Backyard Bar & Grill. Day of admission is $20.

>>> Saturday, Sept. 30 9 a.m. — Local vendors will be bringing produce and goodies to the Waco Downtown Farmers Market at Fifth Street and Washington Avenue. This event is recurring and free, unless you decide to buy something.

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BOUTIQUE from Page 6 “[Anjelica] has an eye for fashion and when she shops at markets, she keeps an eye out for those pieces that college gals will love and won’t break the budget.” Rodriguez hopes to continue the success of her business, and is evaluating the best way to do so. “I think storefronts are going away; I want to have a ‘wearon-wheels’ mobile boutique,” Rodriquez said. “I think it’s more accessible for my customers.”

As of now, Rodriguez has all of her merchandise in her house on garment racks, which she says can get fairly crowded with the growing demand. “I started with about five different options and now I’m up to about 50 items total,” Rodriquez said. “I really think that when you want to do something, you have to just go for it. There’s never a convenient time to start your dream, but if you never start, you’ll never do it so start small then it will grow.”

7:30 p.m. — Baylor Theatre’s performance of “Crazy For You” will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall. . Admission is $17 with a Baylor ID.

Andrews gave advice for those aspiring to work in the film industry. “If you are going to make it, it just has to be your life,” Andrews said. “You have to sacrifice.”

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OCTOBER from Page 6 Andrews said his greatest reward is moments of completion and meeting fans during their press tour. “What is even more rewarding for this movie is knowing that people were waiting for this sequel,” Andrews said. “When they heard it was released, they were hitting me up on social media just talking about the first movie and how glad and excited they are that were making a second one.”

6 p.m. — The 4th Annual Waco Out of the Darkness Community 5K Walk will be bringing awareness to suicide prevention. The location for the walk is Brazos Park East. The walk ends at 9:30 p.m. Go online to https://afsp.donordrive. com/index.cfm? closes at noon on Saturday. This event is free.

8 p.m. — Chad Prather will be bringing his Star Spangled Banner Comedy Tour to the Waco Hippodrome. General admission is $22. Spend your Saturday night laughing in downtown Waco.

2 p.m. — Baylor Theatre’s performance of “Crazy For You” will be at 2 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall. Admission is $17 with a Baylor ID.

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ADDICTION from Page 1 with the alcohol consumption that had been ongoing throughout his college experience. From there, Mabry moved to San Diego to work on attaining a master’s degree in counseling. Upon his arrival, his cousin, actor Josh Henderson, asked Mabry to help him prepare for a role in which his character had lost a leg. Mabry was hired on set as a technical consultant, and that was the beginning of his acting career. Mabry appeared in “Superbad,” “NCIS” and “ER.” He went bowling at former NBA star Phil Jackson’s house and got to meet Peyton Manning and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson backstage at the ESPY’s. He says the pinnacle of his time in Hollywood was being at the Playboy mansion with Adam Sandler. The atmosphere did not help with his addiction. “There were times when my wife came home from work and I was passed out and she couldn’t wake me up,” Mabry said. Mabry and his wife moved to Nashville, where the full effects of his addiction came crashing down on him when lost his job. This is what caused him to realize that he needed help. “Addiction isn’t about the drugs themselves,” Mabry said. “It is about a disconnection from others. It’s about people being disconnected, which I believe is through technology and social media and through distractions of the world that we are more and more pulled apart from other people on a heart level. Are we ever really present in our lives anymore? We’re always trying to be somewhere else or someone else and we’re never really comfortable in our own skin. It’s just so easy for us to try to find something outside of ourselves to try to fill the void that we have inside.” Mabry said that the hardest battle is battling yourself. A huge advocate for analyzing childhood abuse, Mabry realized throughout his treatment that an experience in his childhood is what had given him a predisposition to use disorders. A therapist who resonated with him said that after so many traumatic experiences, drugs and alcohol were an almost natural response. The therapist likened his addiction to him being on fire and looking for the first extinguisher to put out the flames. “I thought addiction was people under the bridge, that it was somebody else’s problem,” Mabry said. “Addiction doesn’t care who you are. If somebody finds themselves with

a substance abuse issue, it’s OK. If you’re abusing drugs and alcohol, there’s probably a good reason you’re doing that. It’s probably not because you’re super happy and life is going great and you want to screw it up. It’s probably because you’re miserable and there’s something that you’re not handling and you’re scared to face.” The treatment that was the right fit for Mabry was Addiction Campuses. In addition to assisting him on the road to recovery, they hired him as director of public outreach and as the host of a podcast, High Sobriety. Recent guests on his show include members of the Grammywinning rock bands Korn and 3 Doors Down; Michael Lohan, Lindsay Lohan’s dad; as well as many leaders in the field of addiction and mental health. “Once I got myself out of the way, which I have to do every day in recovery ... what I did for staying sober yesterday isn’t going to keep me sober today,” Mabry said when asked why he began the podcast. “I still have to get up today and do the next right thing every single day or I’m just going to go backwards.” Baylor’s Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center is an on-campus resource where students can go to be in community with other students in recovery. September is national recovery month, so the BARC has hosted events such as moonlight yoga and bringing in Angel Paws to bring awareness to what they do. College students are more likely to binge drink and misuse prescription drugs, according to Senior Recovery Support Coordinator Lilly Ettinger. Alcohol and drugs are the No. 1 reason education gets interrupted, and when it’s interrupted there’s a less likely chance of finishing it. She encourages college students not to give up on their schooling in spite of their struggles. “For college students, their dreams are one of their biggest assets in recovery, not a liability,” Ettinger said. She emphasized that students are not alone in their struggles. There are resources available to them through the BARC and the counseling system to support them. “Being in recovery is one of the clearest examples of day to day, of what the resurrection of God means,” Ettinger said.

GAINESES from Page 1 perspective, it’s like if the show is ending, we’re sad about that, and we’ll have to come to Waco to get our fix. The fans are fans of Chip and Jo. They love the show, the show is a great outlet, but they’re mainly fans of them as a couple, and that’s why Magnolia has been so successful. I don’t even think it’s the merchandise, it’s just the design. From the moment you walk through the archway, you’re in an adult Disneyland. What you see, what you smell, what you experience has all been thought out really carefully and you can sense that when you walk in. It has a sense of balance and beauty.” The Gaineses are thankful for the experience the show has given them, but they are also excited to take a break to focus on family. “This has been an amazing adventure!” the Gaineses wrote in a post on their website. “We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire

on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.” “Fixer Upper” started as a pilot in 2013, with the couple renovating a home in the Castle Heights area. The couple’s “Fixer Upper” chapter now includes renovations to 80 houses. “On the heels of this morning’s news about our final season of Fixer Upper, we’d be remiss not to share the overwhelming sense of gratitude we feel for this city and this community,” the Gaineses said. “For more than two decades, we’ve been fortunate enough to call Waco

home. And while our time on Fixer Upper is coming to an end, our time in Waco is not. This is such a special place, and we can’t wait to see how this next chapter of our life unfolds.” HGTV wished the Gaines family the best in a post on its website titled “We Love Chip and Jo.” “We understand their decision to spend more time with their family,” the post states. “Like all of their fans, we want only the best for them and they know they will always have a home at HGTV.” The Gaineses reciprocated the love toward their network. “We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime,” the Gaineses wrote. “Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs! Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about.”

EMAIL from Page 1 sexual assault victims are ‘godless’ or ‘wicked’ or guilty of ‘sinful desires’ or ‘unnatural’ sexual desires.” Garland’s emails reference verses from the book of Romans, which he was writing a commentary on at the time. Baylor said Garland’s references to Scripture were not in connection with sexual assault but rather focused on the NPR program “Blackout.” Sarah Hepola authored “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget,” a memoir on her journey to overcoming alcoholism. Hepola spoke at Baylor last spring at an event titled “Drinking, Blackouts and Seeking Power Beyond the Bottle.” “At least half of sexual assaults among college students occur after the perpetrator, the victim or both consume alcohol,” Baylor said, citing Department of Justice research. The university also referenced The National Institutes of Health which, identifies college drinking as a “significant public health” problem. Baylor said Garland’s statements were made in context of “the impacts of alcohol as they relate to sexual violence” and were “an appropriate consideration and reflect[ing] the complexity of the issues.” Dunnam said he still believes it was victimblaming. “I am very surprised that they would stand behind any statement that called a young woman a willing victim,” Dunnam said. The filing then goes on to speak extensively regarding the ongoing discovery process. Last month, Dunnam told the Lariat that the plaintiffs were looking for background information Baylor possesses in electronic

form. Both parties have agreed to specific search terms or keywords to facilitate the process. Some keywords include the Plaintiffs’ names, the names of the assailants, “consent” and “victim blaming.” Baylor said in the filing that they are providing information to the plaintiffs on a rolling basis. Baylor has produced 43,800 pages of information to date. In the month of August alone, the process of ESI review and document production cost the university more than $120,000. In Wednesday’s filing, the university explicitly differentiates between relevant and responsive results from a keyword search. “Relevance focuses on whether the requested information pertains to a party’s claim or defense,” the filing stated. “Responsiveness, however, asks whether the requesting party actually requested the document.” While Baylor agreed to the request to use the search term “tart,” they stated in the response that catering menus with “apple tarts” retrieved by the search were nonresponsive. However, Dunnam said he believes the university wants to determine what they deem to be responsive or relevant. “We just want all relevant information, and Baylor has shown a practice of withholding relevant information so we think we should get it all and not allow them to screen it improperly,” Dunnam said. Going forward, Dunnam said they are still hopeful Baylor will provide transparency and provide all the information a jury needs to see. The trial is set for October 2018.


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Bears look to claw out first win of the season COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer Baylor football (0-4) travels this weekend to take on Kansas State (2-1) in its second conference game of the season. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said his team is looking to build off the progress the team has made over the past few weeks as they face yet another challenge this weekend. “We’re obviously excited to enter another game week going up against a great Kansas State team,” Rhule said. “We’re trying to build off of some of the things that happened over the past couple of weeks, some areas that we know we are improving in and some areas that we have to improve in.” Junior wide receiver Denzel Mims had a career game with 192 receiving yards, three touchdowns and a highlight sideline catch late in the game. Mims leads the team with 406 receiving yards, which is good for fourth in the Big 12. His performance helped him surpass junior wide receiver Chris Platt, who Rule said will be out for the rest of the season due to an injury sustained during the Oklahoma game. Rhule said Mims is finally stepping into his own as receiver, which will be beneficial due to Platt’s absence. “He’s made a bunch of big plays so far this year, but this is the first time we saw him go up and make receiver plays,” Rhule said. “That was really good for the quarterback to know, that if he had one-on-one he could go over there to Denzel and he’d make the play.” The Bears face a rested Kansas State team. The Wildcats are coming off a bye week after losing to Vanderbilt 14-7 two weeks ago. Kansas State will be opening up their conference play at home for the fifth time in school history. Rhule said the Wildcats bring a certain physicality to the way they play football. “They present challenges. The biggest thing is not what they do, it’s how they do it,” Rhule said. “They are just physical, and they’re going to run you over and knock you down and run you over and challenge your eyes. You get out

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of your gap or you do your own thing, and the quarterback pulls the ball and runs. They just challenge you with their physicality and their attention to detail.” The Wildcats hold an all-time 8-6 series lead over the Bears and snapped their four-game losing streak after winning 42-21 last season at McLane Stadium. They have also outscored their first two opponents this season 83-30 in the first half. The team is led by College Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder, who has been with the program for 26 years. With Synder at the helm, the Wildcats have been extremely successful to begin their seasons. The Wildcats are 66-9 in the month of September entering Saturday. Rhule said competing against someone like Snyder will only make him a better coach and give him better insight on how to grow his own

program. “We’re going to compete against each other, but really at the end of the day, having a chance to compete against Snyder makes me better, and makes me look at myself and how I do what I do,” Rhule said. “I think the way he runs his program is exactly the way I want to run this program, and any program I’m associated with. Doing things the right way on and off the field, and the way they play. It’ll be an honor to be out there with him, and I look forward to shaking his hand before and after the game.” Synder said in his weekly press conference that he can see the improvement Baylor has continually made each week. “They are an improved football team,” Snyder said. “I appreciate the fact that has been a continual thing for them game in and game out. They’re better in their second game than

they were in the first, they’re better in their third game than they were in their second, and so on down the road, and it came to fruition for them Saturday with Oklahoma.” Rhule believes that the Bears will have to be even more attuned to making these types of plays in down the stretch to beat the Wildcats. “Our team knows that we’ve had the ball with a chance to win in every game in the fourth quarter, and we haven’t come through yet,” Rhule said. “We know that this is exactly the type of team that they are, so we have got to get just a little bit tougher and pay a little more attention to detail this week a little bit better, and hope that that’ll be enough, especially with them coming off of a bye.” Baylor looks to capture its first victory against Kansas State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. The game will air on ESPN2.


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Ticket sales drop after slow start BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Gone are the days when Baylor football was an annual contender in the Big 12 Conference and captivating fans’ hearts with a lightning quick offense. Baylor is only a couple years removed from the Bears putting up historic numbers on the offensive side of the ball en route to nine-, 10- and 11win seasons. McLane Stadium, built in 2014 to house a maximum of 45,410 fans, blew away the capacity and averaged just over 46,000 in attendance in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 the number dropped, but only down to 45,838, which is still above capacity. While there have only been three home games this season, just 43,760 fans on average have shown up to cheer on the Bears, a 5 percent drop from last season. First year head coach Matt Rhule’s brand of Baylor football has yet to be

identified due to the massive rebuilding project he accepted. That process has taken a toll on attendance at home games. Ticket sales, seem fine for the time being, with Baylor holding a 97 percent retention rate for season ticket holders from the 2016 to 2017 season, according to Baylor Athletic Communications. Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) crowds averaged 43,106 fans per game in the 2016 season, so Baylor is still above average in that department. While Baylor is currently eighth in average attendance in the Big 12 Conference, ahead of only TCU and Kansas. When stadium capacity is taken into account, the Bears sit at fourth in the conference in percentage of the stadium filled per game this season at 97 percent. In the last week’s 49-41 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma, potentially the biggest home game of the season for the Bears, only 43,573 people were in attendance. Despite the lower numbers, Rhule

said the fans played a big part in the game. “I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank our crowd,” Rhule said. “I thought they were fantastic, inspiring and I think they showed our players just how valued they are.” Players noticed the fan support too. Senior linebacker Taylor Young said every detail matters in a game, including the energy the team gets from the crowd. “The crowd was great,” Young said. “We always preach every day in practice just every little detail, all the small details will end up coming together in the end. So just having that crowd out there was great.” Considering this is their worst start to a season since 1999, the Bears need all the support they can get in order to make this rebuilding process work. The next opportunity for fans to come cheer on the Bears is Oct. 21 against West Virginia as a part of homecoming weekend. The time has yet to be announced.


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NFL protests: Different generations, different views JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer The NFL has been receiving many mixed reactions and responses to the recent protests taking place during football games. Many athletes and athletic teams have been taking a knee or sitting while the national anthem plays, leading many people to accuse the athletes of disrespecting the U.S. and others to defend their right to peacefully protest. Kirk Wakefield, Edwin W. Streetman professor of retail marketing and executive Director of Baylor’s Center for Sports Sponsorship and Sales, has been watching how different generations respond to the protests and said millennials and older generations are responding differently. “When studying fan behavior, you can put two and two together,” Wakefield said. Wakefield said that season ticket holders tend to be married, in their 40s, with incomes over $100,000 and that people with these characteristics tend to be pretty conservative. “Backlash over NFL protests has not been good for the NFL because the season ticket holders, as you might guess, tend to see those actions as disrespectful,” Wakefield said. Wakefield said the younger millennials who feel like they have something to protest tend to see it differently. However, the younger generation does not make up the majority of season ticket holders. The protests have already had a negative impact on business, Wakefield said. DirecTV has even offered a refund of the NFL Network to those who do not wish to watch it anymore because of the protests. NFL ratings were down

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8 percent last year and continue to slide down each week of this season. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter several times to express his disapproval of the NFL protests. “If a player wants the privilege of making

millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump said in a tweet. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”

Following Trump’s tweets, even more athletes took part in the NFL protests. According to an AP article, only six athletes protested two weeks ago while most NFL players took part in it this past Sunday, locking arms with their teammates in a “show of solidarity.” Montgomery senior Jessica Green, president of the Baylor Democrats, said that she thinks there are two parts to the controversy with the NFL and the protests: a social protest that was headed by Colin Kaepernick when he first refused to stand for the anthem over a year ago and a separate reaction to Trump’s comments. “Trump has a long and complicated history of aggression with the NFL,” Green said. “So his comments criticizing the players and coaches elicited their own protest that supported Kaepernick’s social protest, but may not have had the same motivations.” Green said that as for the social protests, she believes a lot of Americans do not fully understand what it is being protested. She said it is important to understand that the protests are about more than the flag, anthem and football game—it’s about social inequality and police brutality. Wakefield said the NFL has a real challenge in turning this situation around in a positive and unifying way. He suggests the NFL could give the athletes a platform to speak their mind where there’s an open discussion rather than the protests, booing and conflicts that are taking place now. “If players want to have their say, that’s fine,” Wakefield said. “The NFL and owners should give them that opportunity someplace else that doesn’t cause division but causes common vision.”

SPORTS TAKE from Page 9 changes the scope of the issue. On Sunday, the NFL’s pre-game rituals looked different than usual, with almost every team taking some stance against President Trump’s words in solidarity and unison. Teams such as the Tennessee Titans, the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers (except left tackle Alejandro Villanueva) went so far to not come to the field for the National Anthem at all; many other teams simply took a kneeling position during the anthem. Villanueva, a former Army ranger, stood in front and away from his team while America’s song was being played. Villanueva later apologized in a press conference on Monday for his actions, saying he felt embarrassed for the fact he participated by himself.

“Every single time I see that picture of me, standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” Villanueva said. “Unfortunately, I threw my teammates under the bus unintentionally.” Coincidentally, on Monday, Villanueva’s NFL jersey became the highest-selling NFL jersey in the league. Throughout Sunday, the president continued to tweet and more and more players began kneeling. This protest has been met with very strong, opposing viewpoints across the board. It has unsurprisingly separated citizens on an issue that has flaws on both sides. Yes, unity is something this country should always strive to achieve. However, by only joining together now, for the broad scope of unity, the NFL has implied dealing specifically with

police brutality is too big a burden. In other words, no one in the NFL has a problem with someone trying to achieve unity, but when someone says they look to fix police brutality the issue becomes to touchy. Two weeks of all this controversy, Kaepernick is still jobless, the players are still going to lace it up on Sunday and the president will most likely continue with his remarks. No party in this issue is 100 percent correct. A group of people have decided to protest for something that is not technically against any rule. These same people are protesting a real issue that should be looking to be achieved. Therefore, if they are not bothering any rule set in place, then why can’t it be allowed?

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