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Arts & Life | p. 6 Scrumptious eats The Texas State fair offers a variety of fried food for visitors.
Waco has a lot of history, but it’s time to face the present.
Sports | p. 9
Hoping for a win
For the first time since 1969, Baylor football is 0-5.
Students affected by mass shooting in Vegas
Parts of Title IX lawsuit dismissed by judge
Bullets began to rain down just Jason Aldean sang the first few words to his hit song “When She Says Baby” on Sunday night in Las Vegas. This deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history resulted in 59 deaths and 527 injuries as of Monday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. There are 32 students at Baylor with Las Vegas listed as their hometown in Baylor’s directory. Early Monday morning, Baylor tweeted “Please join us in praying for all those who lost loved ones or were otherwise affected by last night’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas.” Henderson, Nev., junior Emmie Weddell was born and raised in the city of Las Vegas. Her family flew home just hours before the shooting took place, and the airport is just a few minutes away from where the concert was taking place. “I think they were shocked that it happened so close and in such a close time proximity as well, and that it’s even possible for something so large scale and so destructive to occur so close to our home,” Weddell said. “It’s just shocking. I had a friend from high school — she and her brother were at the concert, and they had to climb a fence to get away from the area of the shooting. They got a little bruised, and got separated for a little while, and they’re both OK, but just the fact that they had to go through something like
Over 30 female Baylor students and faculty attended the event.
A U.S. District Court dismissed parts of former Baylor student Dolores Lozano’s lawsuit against the university Thursday evening, denying her Title IX, negligence and gross negligence claims but allowing her to amend the claims for negligent hiring, retention and supervision. Lozano filed a Title IX lawsuit against Baylor in October 2016, in which she accused the university of failing to identify and eliminate a hostile environment after she was allegedly physically assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin. The original lawsuit claimed Title IX violations and gross negligence. “Baylor is pleased that the Court has granted the University’s motion to dismiss relating to the plaintiff’s initial allegations under Title IX and of negligence and gross negligence,” the university said in a statement. “We look forward to aggressively responding to the remaining allegation of negligent hiring and training once formally filed by the plaintiff.” Florida attorney Ricky Patel, who represents Lozano, was not available for comment Friday. The court agreed with Baylor that Lozano’s Title IX and negligence claims were subject to Texas’ two-year statute of limitations. Lozano’s claims occurred no later than the spring of 2014 and she reported the alleged assault to school officials more than two years before she sued, the university argued. According to Judge Pitman, federal law states that the limitation period begins “the moment the plaintiff becomes aware that he has suffered an injury or has sufficient information to know that he has been injured.” Lozano’s complaint alleged she was assaulted multiple times by Chafin, whom she was romantically involved with at the time. The first instance of alleged assault took place in March 2014 following a verbal argument after which Lozano said Chafin began to raise his voice and threaten her. He then slapped, kicked and slammed Lozano against the wall, the lawsuit alleges, and proceeded to strangle her until she began to lose consciousness. Lozano said she suffered physical injuries from the assault, including severe bruising and abrasions. Lozano reported the assault to Baylor assistant football coach Jeff Lebby shortly afterward. Lebby said he would speak to Chafin, but the suit alleges “no known further reasonable action was taken by Lebby and no report was filed regarding the incident.” According to Lozano, the assault was then reported to then acrobat and tumbling head coach LaPrise HarrisWilliams. At the time, Lozano was the manager of the team and HarrisWilliams was her supervisor. HarrisWilliams reported the incident to her superior, associate athletics director Nancy Post. The complaint states Post told Harris-Williams that “being involved with incidents like Lozano’s were not [Harris-Williams’] responsibility.” Post was not willing to help Lozano, the suit alleges, so Harris-Williams turned to Baylor sports chaplain Wes Yeary. Lozano said Yeary gave her literature “to assist her in her spiritual
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SAFETY There has been fluctuation in thefts over the past week. Students should ensure that they are locking up their valuables or taking them with them when they leave.
Lock and Key Vehicle thefts, burglaries increase JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer Baylor sent out a safety notification on Thursday informing the community that there has been an increase in vehicle thefts, burglary of motor vehicles and residential burglaries. While there has been a significant increase in these crimes over the last week, the numbers are on par with last month and last year. According to the Baylor Department of Public Safety crime logs, from Sept. 18 to
Sept. 25 there were 16 cases of theft, eight cases of motor vehicle burglaries and three cases of stolen vehicles. The week before, from Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, there were only eight cases of theft, zero cases of motor vehicle burglaries and one case of a stolen vehicle. However, when compared to the month prior, the crime numbers fall into the same range. From Sept. 1 to Sept. 25, there have been 30 cases of theft, 13 of motor vehicle burglaries and three of stolen
vehicles. In August, there were 34 cases of theft, six of motor vehicle burglaries and seven stolen vehicle cases. The numbers from last year in September 2016 are about the same. The crime log documents all the crimes that occur on campus and immediately adjacent to campus, Baylor said in an email. Out of the theft cases from this September, 21 of them occurred on campus, only two of the motor vehicle
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Baylor Women and Gender Studies hosts salary negotiation workshop MONICA RODRIGUEZ Reporter Baylor Women and Gender Studies hosted a Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on the fifth floor of Cashion on Thursday. The workshop is specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market and helps them learn valuable skills such as negotiating salary, improving budget and negotiation skills and ultimately improving their lifelong earning potential. The event was promoted by the American Association for University Women whose research shows that women one year out of college are paid only 80 percent of what their male counterparts receive. Robin Bellerby, host of the workshop, works in the architecture field and said she noticed she was not getting paid the same amount as her coworkers starting a couple of years ago. She went to her boss and asked him if he would look at her salary compared to others. The very next day, her boss informed her that she was getting a 30 percent increase in her salary. Vol.118 No. 12
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EQUALITY Speaker Robin Bellerby, the host of the workshop, takes a question during her talk about Salary Negotiations for Women workshop.
“It’s reality, unfortunately, that women have to even fight for the right to have the same opportunities as men in the job market,” Bellerby
said. “It’s important for ladies to use every resource they can to understand their worth in the job market.”
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Waco should not be defined by historical moments Much like any city, Waco has a long, rich history. It has been shaped by the actions of people in and around the city, and is continually growing and changing. History may impact a city greatly, but that alone does not define it. However, when outsiders look in on Waco, only a few things come to mind-typically, David Koresh or Chip and Joanna Gaines. Although these are part of our city’s history, Waco should not be anchored by a few headlines. For example, the downtown area is going through a major update and efforts are being made to clean up the greater Waco area. This highlights the upward movement the city is taking. In 1934, the Branch Davidians were founded, a sect of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. After a power struggle in the late 1980s, Koresh became the leader of the Branch Davidians. In 1993, the Branch Davidian
compound was under siege. A two-hour shootout took place once the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) showed up with a search warrant for illegal weapons, followed by a 51-day standoff. The siege ended with a fire that burned down the entire complex and an unconfirmed number of deaths. As the saying goes, “bad new spreads fast and far,” as was the case with the Branch Davidians. Even though the compound was 11 miles outside Waco in Mt. Carmel, the video of their complex burning was shown nationwide, causing many to associate it with Waco. This event will be thrown into the spotlight again with the release of the six-part documentary titled “Waco” in January 2018. Naming the documentary “Waco” further stresses the label of our city as being known as “where the Branch Davidian standoff took place.” The re-hashing of
Visit the nation’s capital COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter I spent 10 weeks of my summer in Washington, D.C., and it changed my life. Granted, I want to work in politics after I graduate, but I think that D.C. has something to offer all Americans. Traveling anywhere will expand your mind and help you to remember history, but some destinations have more to offer than others. I think D.C. can positively affect the way Americans remember current and past events. Not long after our nation’s birth, the founders chose Washington as the nation’s capital. Most important decisions in our nation’s history have happened within the hallowed halls of the White House, Capitol building and Supreme Court building. When you stand inside these ornate buildings, you cannot help but remember that history is real. Now back at Baylor, I better remember facts from textbooks and lectures because I am able to connect these things to real places. As a professor describes President Abraham Lincoln’s time in the House of Representatives before he ran for president, I recall standing on top of the plaque in the Old House Chamber which marks the spot where President Lincoln sat. As I learn about the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court decision, I can feel the cold stare of Justice Roger B. Taney’s bust from the old Supreme Court chamber deep in the oldest part of the Capitol building where he heard the oral arguments
that slaves should be counted as citizens, but handed down an opinion that said the opposite. Memory is a funny thing. I could remember either of those facts without having visited D.C., but history always seems more interesting when there is a connection to today’s world, and D.C. is that meeting place. D.C. is not all about history. It is about the present and the future. Americans are blessed to have an open government. If you plan your trip right, you can get a closer look at each of the three branches of the U.S. government. At the Capitol, you can sit in the gallery to watch representatives and senators discuss bills and vote on them. At the Supreme Court, you can listen to a lecture about the legal system from the courtroom. Or, if you are lucky, you can even hear an argument. And, if you book it far enough in advance, you can tour the White House and have the opportunity to ask a Secret Service agent what the first family is like. If you time your trip right, you might see the media clustered outside of a building trying to catch a politician for an interview. You may witness Americans protesting or celebrating the latest headline in the news. The exciting thing about D.C. is that there is always something important going on. You may just get a chance to see it happen yourself. As you stand in these rooms, you realize many of them are not as fancy as you might imagine. Something about breathing the same air as them reminds you that they are Americans too. If you want to better appreciate, better remember and better love the nation you call home, spend some time in D.C. Courtney is a junior university scholar major from Heath.
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a painful part of Waco’s history may be difficult, but should not rattle the Waco we are now. A more recent headline in the news has been the announcement that the popular HGTV series “Fixer Upper” is ending. Magnolia Market brings a new audience to the city and increases tourism. Waco has been in the spotlight for Magnolia’s presence, even in the few years since its establishment in October 2015. Magnolia is a happy location for people to visit, allowing for a change in the negative narrative of Waco. However, Waco is not defined by this popular tourist destination either. Waco is a growing city, expected to see a 22.4 percent population increase by 2040, according to a recent economic report from The Perryman Group. This shows that people are choosing to raise families in Waco, and the city has more to offer than a mass death site or well-kept lawn.
Waco has been working to better the community and city in many ways. The Riverfront Project, headed by the Greater Waco Chamber, is working to upgrade the Riverwalk with retail, hotels and entertainment to impact the downtown area. This should encourage more visitors in Waco and increase citizen pride. Other organizations like Prosper Waco and Mission Waco are hard at work to better the lives of those in lesser financial situations. These improvements will take time to make their way into Waco’s history, but should be recognized for what they are in the present. Waco is defined by the change we make every day. The steps toward a bigger, better and stronger city have begun, showing that Waco is not chained down by the past, whether positive or negative. Waco is a unique city, moving forward without boundaries.
Video games need girls MAGDALAYNA DRIVAS Reporter
Growing up, I wanted to be just like my brother. When he got a Game Boy for Christmas, I made sure I got one too. Hours would pass by as we battled each other in “Mario Kart” and traded Pokemon. But once we started playing more advanced games, I immediately felt left out, as nearly all major role-playing games are dominated by male characters. If nearly half of all video game players are female, why is the entire gender excluded from most games? The infamous excuse that female characters are “extra production work” is untrue. Incorporating females into a game only takes an extra day or two. With modern game design technology, there is no reason why female and male representation should be held at different standards. The argument that female combatants aren’t believable to male players is also invalid. Female characters are as believable to players as games make them out to be. When women aren’t hypersexualized and have equal skill sets as men, players have no problem embracing them. Female combatants exist in real life, so it should not be an issue for developers to include them in their games. Including a female sidekick in games is not enough. More often than not, a female companion character serves as a damsel in
distress, not an equal player in the story. A prime example is Ashley Graham in “Resident Evil 4,” who is a helpless girl the player must protect, who cannot even use a ladder without a man’s help. Studios should model female companions after characters like Ellie in “The Last of Us” and Evie Frye in “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” who fight side by side on equal footing with their male counterparts. With the video game industry being one of America’s fastest-growing economic sectors, it is important to portray men and women as equals. Not only does adding female characters promote gender equality, but women also add diversity to game storylines. The plot of a male soldier’s struggles while at war is stale and overdone. The unexplored realm of female storylines provides an endless supply of fresh, new game ideas. The 2013 reboot of “Tomb Raider” tells the story of Lara Croft, who overcomes adversity in an empowering action-adventure tale, an important character for girls to see. Progress has certainly been made in recent years. Many series, including “Call of Duty,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “FIFA” are becoming more inclusive and incorporating playable females in their latest releases. Decades full of male-centric games will take more than a quick fix to undo, but this is a step in the right direction. Game developers create worlds where characters can carry infinite numbers of weapons, survive deadly wounds and travel across continents within seconds. So why is it so hard to believe a female hero can exist? Magdalayna is a junior journalism major from York, Pa.
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Student organization hosts annual service day event to honor Ghandi HOLLY LUTTRELL
Reporter Volunteers went to work at organizations around Waco on Saturday morning for the Indian Subcontinental Student Association’s (ISSA) annual Be the Change day. Be the Change day is also hosted by Delta Epsilon Psi and Delta Kappa Delta, a South Asian fraternity and sorority, respectively. The event was created and named in honor of the teachings of Mahatma Ghandi. “It was his vision to be the change you wish to see in the world,” said Flower Mound sophomore Alek Virani, ISSA service chair. “So it’s really cool because he was like a huge figure in not just India, but in the world. He’s made a big impact on a lot of social activities and peace and helping out. What we want to do is help out our community, and we chose Waco.” Participants in the event met at 8 a.m. to have breakfast and receive their assignments before being sent out to volunteer in the city. Volunteers reported to local organizations to help with any tasks that needed to be completed. Throughout the morning, some volunteers helped clean the Habitat for Humanity store as they prepare for an event this week. One group helped build a prayer garden for Mission Waco, while other workers helped clean and repair exhibits at the Cameron Park Zoo. Groups applied fresh paint to worn-down buildings and picked up trash around the city. Volunteers with Be the Change day focused on dedicating their morning to serving their local community. “The reason we do the event itself is to honor [Mahatma Ghandi] and his service,” said Carrollton senior Zaayan Tharwani, ISSA president. “Being the Indian Subcontinental Student Association, kind
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of embracing that side of culture and social activism as well, just to honor him is not only done here at Baylor, it’s slowly become more of a national thing.” The organization continued its day of service after helping at the Waco organizations in the morning. When the groups finished their work and returned to campus, they shared a lunch and worked together to create “busy books” for children in Texas hospitals. “What it is is construction paper and coloring books and activities that go toward all these kids in the ER who don’t have much to do while they’re there. It’s a really awesome thing that we are creating and I hope these kids will enjoy it,” Virani said. ISSA is working to make its Be
the Change event a prominent part of Baylor’s service efforts. Along with the hosting other organizations, invitations to participate were extended to several groups on campus. The Vietnamese Student Association, NAACP and the Lead Living-Learning Center were among the organizations that attended. “It’s an ISSA event, but we really try to make it more of a campus wide thing,” said Tharwani. “We’re a little bit of a smaller organization compared to others, so we’re just trying to get the whole tradition of Be the Change to become bigger and bigger.” The Be the Change event was open to any student who wanted to help honor Mahatma Ghandi’s legacy of activism by serving communities in Waco and beyond.
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Medical Mentors aid pre-health students MAGDALAYNA DRIVAS Reporter Midterms are quickly approaching, leaving many students feeling lost and overwhelmed. For pre-health students, there is a student support system to make tackling tests a little easier. Medical Mentors provides a forum for pre-health upperclassmen to foster the success of all pre-health students through workshops, guest speakers and one-onone mentoring. Marshall, Minn., senior Kayla Murphy is co-president of Medical Mentors and has been mentoring students for over a year. Murphy said this semester the program is hosting around 30 workshops in addition to individual mentoring. “We do workshops and panels about different topics related to pre-health. Some might be about internships, how to write a medical school personal statement or how to do your resume specifically for pre-health internships,” Murphy said. “We’re pretty much an extension of the pre-health office.” More than 50 students currently serve as Medical Mentors. Murphy said the program is highly selective, with each mentor needing a nomination and a successful interview. “Students get nominated to be in Medical Mentors based on their academic achievements or their participation in a
pre-health organization and then we do an interview process,” Murphy said. “All of the students are vetted so they’re reliable mentors that know the information well that they’re sharing with other students.” While students who are struggling academically should see their professors, Murphy said meeting with a Medical Mentor in addition allows students to create peer relationships within their field of study. “We like to provide that student perspective,” Murphy said. “We can support you in maybe a more personal way than a professor, who can still support you in a personal way, but in more of a laid-back environment and a relationship with a peer.” Murphy said the Medical Mentors program benefits not only freshmen but
upperclass pre-health students as well. “We get a lot of freshmen that come and just want advice on how to study. Some of the older students might meet with a mentor if they want advice on the medical school application process,” Murphy said. “We like to reach out to the different populations in pre-health.” Bellaire senior Danielle Shahin is applying to medical schools and said the skills she learned from Medical Mentors gave her the confidence she needed to succeed in the real world. “I wanted to practice with someone who had gone through it before,” Shahin said. “When I finally did my pre-health interview, it went really well. Now I have medical school interviews where I’m using the same tips my mentor gave me for my pre-health interview.” Murphy suggests that any student who wants study tips, encouragement or simply just another student to talk to to meet with a mentor. “If they’re feeling discouraged at all or they want some advice on study tips, or they just want to hear another student’s experience ... I think it’s motivating to see somebody who’s gone through it,” Murphy said. “Meeting with a mentor who is applying to medical school and doing interviews or has already gotten accepted, I think that’s really encouraging for students.”
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Police Blotter Crime records of the past week on campus, according to the Baylor Crime and Fire Log.
Sunday, Sept. 30 Offense: Alcohol - Public Intoxication by a Minor Time: Between 1:56 a.m. and 2:08 a.m. Location: Martin Hall located at 1101 S. 5th Street
Saturday, Sept. 29 Offense: Theft Time: Between midnight on Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. on this date. Location: Martin Hall located at 1101 S. 5th Street
Thursday Sept. 28 Offense: Criminal Mischief Time: Between 4:25 p.m. and 4:33 p.m. Location: Penland Hall located at 1110 S. 5th Street
Wednesday, Sept. 27 Offense: Theft Time: Between 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 8 a.m. Location: Martin Hall (Bike Rack) located at 1101 S. 5th Street Offense: Theft, Time: Prior to 1:20 a.m. Location: Penland Hall located at 1110 S. 5th Street
Monday, Sept. 25 Offense: Burglary of Motor Vehicle Time: 4:53 p.m. Location: 1400 S. 12th St. Offense: Assault Family Violence Time: Between 5:57 p.m. and 6:17 p.m. Location: Parking Lot #14 located at 722 Baylor Ave Offense: Theft Time: Between 8 a.m. on Aug. 27 and noon on Aug. 31 Location: Marrs McLean Gymnasium located at 1312 S. 5th Street
Sunday, Sept. 24 Offense: Burglary of Motor Vehicle Time: 6:41 p.m. Location: 1326 S. 11th Street Offense: Burglary of Motor Vehicle Time: 5:49 p.m. Location: 1300 S. 11th Street
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The Clothesline of Mission Waco thrift store sells clothes to support addiction recovery COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter The Clothesline of Mission Waco is not typical thrift store. In addiction to scoring unique clothes for cheap prices, shoppers can get even more bang for their buck because each dollar funds Mission Waco’s addiction recovery center. The Clothesline, located at 1817 Franklin Ave., recently instituted “Wild Card Wednesday” and “Flash sale Friday” in hopes of increasing sales and awareness of the store and its mission. On Wednesday’s, a customer chooses a card which reveals the percent of discount for their purchase. On Fridays, the volunteers select certain items — one week skirts, the next perhaps jeans — to sell for $2 or $3. In addition to supporting the mission by shopping, Baylor students can donate clothes. “We always can use donations,” said Michelle Felkner, store manager. “We ask that it something that can be used. Not with the something-is-better-thannothing theory. We want the people who show up back there to leave with some sort of dignity as far as the clothes that they are getting.”
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SHOPPING WITH A CAUSE The Clothesline of Mission Waco offers clothing on a budget, and proceeds go to fund Mission Waco’s addiction recovery program.
The Clothesline sells primarily women’s clothing, and has options for people of all incomes. While shopping, a Baylor student may find a game day outfit, a perfectly oversized sweater, a new sundress or some new jewelry. The proceeds help sponsor addiction recovery treatment for men who cannot afford to pay for it. Currently, Mission Waco has one residential treatment home, “Manna House,” where men can stay for several months depending on the program they need. The women’s
equivalent “House of Dignity” lacks the funds to be opened. Felkner first worked with Mission Waco at the House of Dignity when it was open in the early 2000s. When it shut down from lack of funding, she applied for her position at The Clothesline. “When the women’s house was open we used to have the women come over here and they would volunteer to help pay for their treatment and now some of the men come over two days a week
to volunteer in the warehouse,” Felkner said. In addition to volunteer employees from around Waco, the Clothesline has Baylor students who help organize the clothes and run the cash register. Allen senior Angel Pi works at the Clothesline as part of the work-study program at Baylor. “I like talking to customers,” Pi said. “Their lives are just different than ours and how we live in the Baylor Bubble.” The Clothesline also has a voucher center. As people transition out of homelessness and attempt to get back on their feet, they can shop for furniture or other items by using a voucher received from Mission Waco’s Meyer center. In the past, the voucher center was a place for Baylor students’ excess furniture and items that could not be sold when they left Waco. “A long time ago, when the school year would end for Baylor you would see U-Haul trucks pulling in here, but I guess the word kind of got lost,” Felkner said. Donations can be made during store hours, or dropped off at the back warehouse between 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday.
7-Eleven aggravated robbery suspect arrested JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer Waco police on Sunday arrested a suspect in the robbery of the 7-Eleven near campus. Mack Johnson, 53, was booked into McLennan County Jail and charged with aggravated robbery, evading on foot and criminal mischief. At around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, a man entered the 7-Eleven located at 701 S. University Parks Drive wearing a mask and acting as if he had a gun, Sgt. Patrick Swanton of Waco
Police Department said. officers spotted the suspect in Swanton said the man went the parking lot of Premier ER, behind the register Swanton said. The and demanded suspect ran and money from the jumped a fence clerk, then took into the Abbey two packs of Glen Apartment cigarettes. Baylor complex where Police officers officers were able entered the store to arrest him after while the robbery a short foot chase. was taking place, The two clerks which caused the inside 7-Eleven man to retreat out during the Johnson the back door. robbery were not Waco police harmed during the
incident, Swanton said. Johnson is being held in lieu of $52,500 bail, according to McLennan County Jail. Aggravated robbery is a felony of the first degree and carries a punishment of five to 99 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. This robbery takes place less than three weeks after another robbery that occurred at the exact same location. Similarly, the robber approached the counter and demanded that the clerk give
him cash from the register, then ordered the clerk to give him a pack of cigarettes. He kept grabbing at his waist as if he had one, but did not display one. It is not known whether the robbery was related to two others that happened in the same week at the 7-Eleven at 701 S. University Parks Dr. and the Dollar General at 205 East Waco Dr. Swanton said it has not been confirmed that Johnson was involved in the previous aggravated robberies.
LAS VEGAS from Page 1 that is scarring.” Weddell emphasized that the tragedy took on a whole new meaning when it occurred in a place that she knew and loved. “With a shooting of this magnitude, it’s hard to imagine what it feels like until it happens to your home...your heart breaks, but it’s just a different emotion when people you know and love are affected by it so directly,” Weddell said. Bloomington, Ill., junior Nick Miller had a friend who was shot at the concert. His friend lives in Los Angeles, so he noticed that she was at a concert from her Instagram and Snapchat stories Sunday night and didn’t think anything of it. When he woke up Monday morning and heard the news, he realized that she might’ve been at the concert. “It was pictures of the concert and then afterwards it was a picture of her and her boyfriend in the hospital with bullet hole wounds,” Miller said. “From my knowledge, they were right around where the dude started opening fire... they fell to the floor and her boyfriend covered her and took a couple shots in his arm to shield her. She said it was the most horrifying thing she’s ever experienced, because as the bullets were going off, in the silence they were laying next to all these dead bodies and other people that were bleeding out.” Her boyfriend had surgery to remove the bullets. Both his friend and her boyfriend are relatively OK. “It’s just crazy because something like that could really happen anywhere and it sucks if you’re there when something like that happens, and there’s no way to predict when or where,” Miller said. Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media relations and crisis communications said Baylor is praying for those who have suffered from this tragedy. “Our hearts are shattered at the senseless violence that has claimed the lives of so many
innocent people,” Fogleman said “Our deepest prayers are with those have lost loved ones or have family or friends who have been injured.” Fogleman said there are resources available to any students who were affected by the tragedy in any way. “Baylor is a caring community of faith, and our mission calls for us to walk alongside our students during difficult and trying times,” Fogleman said. “We have many resources for students who are in need of support or just someone to talk to or pray with, including our counseling center and spiritual life staff, faculty and staff, community leaders and resident chaplains. As our pastoral staff reminds us, we really aren’t made to bear our burdens alone. We all need someone to listen along the way.” Videos of the Route 91 Harvest Festival show Aldean pausing when the gunshots first fired, but he kept performing for 10-20 seconds after shots were fired. Suddenly, he darts off stage and the music stops. Shouts were heard of “Get down!” and “Take cover!” SWAT teams using explosives stormed the gunman’s hotel room in the gold-colored glass skyscraper and found he had killed himself. The attacker, Stephen Craig Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree from Mesquite, Nev., had 16 rifles and a handgun with him in the hotel room, according to the Associated Press. In a statement on his Instagram, Aldean wrote “Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still don’t know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that me and my crew are safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night.” President Trump ordered that the American flag at the White House and at all public buildings across the nation be flown at half-staff.
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Eat your way through State Fair of Texas Bailey Brammer | Editor-in-Chief
BAILEY BRAMMER Editor-in-Chief As a native Arizonian, my expectations of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas definitely included a wide variety of all things fried and suspiciously rickety metal rides. I was not, however, prepared for the theme-park experience that is only offered to those who attend this truly Texassized state fair. There was certainly all sorts of food and attractions, but I was surprised to find a multitude of shopping booths that sold everything from hot sauce to handmade soaps, a petting zoo with farm animals as well as zebras and a giraffe, an enormous car show and a few museums offering a glimpse into Texas’ wellpreserved history. While I enjoyed these additions to my traditional state fair expectations, I drove up to Dallas for one reason and one reason Only—to eat my body weight in crispy, crunchy fair food. Fletcher’s Corny Dogs No state fair is complete without a classic corn dog, and Texas wouldn’t be Texas if it didn’t offer a few dozen options for this fair food staple. Their most famous corn dogs, however, are
none other than Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, which have been sold at the State Fair of Texas since 1942. Lines at one of the few Fletcher’s stands can stretch as far as two or three stands over. Luckily, these sausages on a stick were the first on my list to try, so I only waited in line for five minutes instead of 20. After covering my corn dog with ketchup and mustard, the first bite was everything I could have hoped for: The crispy, golden batter cooked to perfection gave way to a smoky, warm hot dog. I was reminded of my first trip to the Arizona State Fair and the corn dog I had that night. The crunch of the corn dog mixed with nostalgia brought made me hungry for more of the State Fair of Texas’ offerings. Deep Fried Sweet Tea Building off of the deliciousness of the corn dog, I was ready to try something a bit more ... “out there.” Various stands boasted fried sodas and soups, and my curiosity got the better of me as my next order was deep fried sweet tea. From the outside, the fried sweet tea looked a bit like a McDonald’s apple pie and was even complete with a caramel drizzle. Not sure what to expect, I bite into it for a small taste, and I was greeted by the heat of freshly-fried dessert
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DEEP FRIED SWEET TEA Read about how the State Fair of Texas makes this unusual fair food.
mixed with the cold, almost slimy texture of the sweet tea. The gooeyness of the tea intrigued me and I went for a second bite, only to decide that this type of fair food was probably not for me. The woman behind the counter at the stand said that they make their deep fried sweet tea by freezing the tea in small amounts, and then battering the frozen bits in graham cracker batter before frying it and glazing it with caramel. This frozen-then-fried method gives this dessert its differing temperatures, and while I wouldn’t recommend it, it was a flavor I won’t forget anytime soon. Deep Fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Looking for a way to get rid of the slippery feeling the sweet tea gave my tongue, I decided to try the fried version of my favorite candy: the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It was served with vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce. The Reese’s itself was encased in a pie-doughlike crust, and upon cutting the treat open, a flood of chocolate and peanut butter oozed onto the ice cream. While I enjoyed this dessert more than the sweet tea, I felt as if the crust could have been dusted in some sort of sugar or cinnamon to help bring out more of the peanut butter flavor. My only other complaint was that the
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DEEP FRIED REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP State Fair of Texas improves this candy favorite with batter and ice cream.
Few can fall in love with ‘Mother!’ KRISTINA VALDEZ Arts and Life Editor American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky released “Mother!” the shocking psychological horror film, to the masses on Sept. 15. Aronofsky, known for his work on “Black Swan” and “Noah,” served up actresses and actors Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer to be devoured by criticism and praise from both mainstream movie-goers and film critics. The feedback has ranged from absolute hatred to adorning praise. It was estimated that “Mother!” would be the most hated movie of 2017 by the Verge, a slap in the face to Paramount Studios after the major release of “It.” A.O. Scott of the New York Times said that “Mother!” had him belly-laughing at what he said should have been a divine comedy. It is not surprising the level of pushback that “Mother!” received. It was so brilliantly
shocking and horrifically absurd that I couldn’t stop trying to solve the intricate puzzle the plot laid out on screen. While A.O. Scott laughed, I cried. I loved the movie. The simple movie description is a wife’s (Jennifer Lawrence) peaceful home is threatened when unwelcome guests, Man and Woman, (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer) stay in their home at the strange hospitable request of the Husband (Javier Bardem). Names do not identify the characters, other than Lawrence’s character, who comes to be known as “Mother.” Lawrence’s character is attentive, loving and hardworking from the very beginning. She is rebuilding the entire house from a fire while her husband begrudgingly writes to no avail. He suffers immensely from writer’s block while she methodically paints the house. The giant, unfinished house is isolated in an eerie paradise.
The sounds of Lawrence painting the wall and other singular sounds tensed my shoulders, waiting for an inevitable turn in the movie. But, when Lawrence placed her hand on the wall of the house and closed her eyes and envisioned a beating heart, red and pulsing within the wall, I was hooked. To get past thinking that the movie is just ridiculous, you need to walk in the theater expecting to unravel the dramatic allegory. I came in with a giant popcorn and wide eyes. Aronofsky spoke with Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Gay on Sept. 30 about his newest film and the reactions so far. “It’s a pretzel,” Aronofsky said. “You can eat it from many different ways. It’s still delicious.” Here is how I ate my pretzel and, indeed, it was delicious. “Mother” was an attack against religion, Christianity and the nature of humanity. Fundamental moments of the
REVIEW movie alluded straight to the Bible. From original sin to the passion of Christ, we felt the love and anger of God through Mother (Lawrence) who is just as appalled as we are by the guests who become intruders in her home. The Garden of Eden is a forbidden study upstairs that Mother desperately tries to keep Woman out of. We meet Cain and Abel, and shortly, bid a farewell to Abel. Abel’s blood seeps into the floor of the house, original sin taints the house and unravels Mother’s world. Husband is the nature of man, selfish and blind. He repeatedly calls Mother his inspiration and goddess, but he abandons her love and affection for the praise of his house guests. At one point, Mother calls the mess left by the house guests an apocalypse, and it soon becomes one.
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REVIEW size of the morsel was slightly small for $4, and perhaps the vendor could have included two of the peanut butter cups instead of just one. Deep Fried Spaghetti and Meatballs The final stop on my fried food adventure had to be a whole meal rolled into one crispy bite. There were plenty of other foods that were covered in bacon or smothered in gravy, or both, but I chose to try fried spaghetti and meatballs. The dish resembled a giant breaded meatball covered in sauce and parmesan cheese. When I stuck my fork into the ball, noodles and flecks of meat spilled out. While not entirely awful, I probably would not order this again, simply because it reminded me too much of a soggy, re-heated spaghetti casserole with no real flavor. The State Fair of Texas is open from Sept. 29 to Oct. 22 at Fair Park in Dallas. While I’ve come to the conclusion that frying something does not always make it taste better, you should experience the fair’s many offerings for yourself. Check out the rides, shops and car show while your are munching on some of the famous fried foods.
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DEEP FRIED SPAGETTI AND MEATBALLS State Fair of Texas puts an entire dinner into one ball.
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What to do in Waco this weekend: >>> Today 7:30 p.m. — October brings fall festivities and jazz concerts. Baylor’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will be performing their first concert of the fall semester in the Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The concert will be free. Courtesy Photo
ALBUM REVIEW The album, “Hell on Earth,” came out exclusively on iTunes Sept. 29 from actor and director John Malkovich, director and photographer Sandro and producer and composer Eric Alexandrakis. The album takes a look at humanity’s relationship with technology.
Actor’s eerie new album forces much needed reflection on human technology KAITLYN DEHAVEN Design Editor A collection of great minds, skills and talents came together for the new album, “Hell on Earth” [Mono Version], which features an apocalyptic, electro-ambientsci-fi-cinema composition. Director/photographer Sandro, actor/ director John Malkovich and producer/ composer Eric Alexandrakis collaborated to create this captivating masterpiece, which was designed to grip its listener and give them something to think about. The album is based on the idea that humanity has been completely annihilated while being distracted by their mobile devices. The album begs the question, “Did technology trick us into control via distraction, or were we controlling technology?” It draws the listener in and causes them to look into their own lives and think about how much they use and need technology. Throughout the album, Malkovich speaks the words of Aristotle and Plato, all of which reflect the main idea of destruction and of synthetic objects controlling human nature. The album overall was riveting, and at first it caught me off-guard. The album begins with the crumbling of humanity’s foundation. The composers give the listeners imagery by providing the sounds of buildings collapsing, stones falling, windows smashing and people screaming.
My attention was caught immediately and I was drawn in, wondering what would happen next. As the album continues, the listener is taken deeper into the destruction, where the flames of ruin crackle and a low, spooky tone starts to envelop the sounds of annihilation. The low, ominous tone made me feel as if someone was about to attack me. My thoughts were correct; I wasn’t safe. The technology is creeping up on the listener, as digital sounds start to sneak into the music, giving the sense that the technology is the one taking over humanity, and that the controller has now become the controlled. The first quote uttered in the album is one by Aristotle: “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” When I got to this point in the album, I stopped the album for a moment to ponder the meaning of this. The reason this is the first quote in the piece is because we, as a society, are beginning to lose sight of ourselves. We are starting to forget some of the things most basic to man, such as how to hold a conversation with someone we don’t know, or how to give our undivided attention to a friend as they talk to us, instead of always feeling the underlying urge to check our phone. The second quote in this album was also from Aristotle: “Hope is a waking dream.” I really enjoyed the placement of this second quote because it contrasted
REVIEW the last quote by telling the listener never to give up hope. We can control the technology, we must learn how to control ourselves, and we will also control our technology in the process. The album continues in this same way, with the beat picking up and more quotes being said from time to time. One of the most prominent moments for me was the quote by Aristotle that says, “He who is to be a good ruler must has first been ruled,” which I also thought tied nicely in with the theme of technology ruling our minds. The record begins to wrap up with a track called “Repurification,” in which running water flows and the sounds of purity give the listener a break to process what they have just heard. The album ends with a seven-minute call to arms , a beginning of the end, where we can finally reflect on the steps we must take in order to become a more functioning society, a society not ruled by the things we create. Overall, the album was mesmerizing and it gave me time to pause and think in depth about what I spent my time doing. Technology is taking over the world and it’s slightly alarming, and I’m glad this album opened up that conversation and allowed me to think about its consequences. The album, “Hell on Earth,” came out exclusively on iTunes Sept. 29.
house as Mother stumbles through heartbroken and in labor. After an unspeakable act of violence, she screams that the house guests are murderers and spits at Husband’s suggestion to forgive the people. Mother destroys the
4 p.m. — As a part of Baylor’s School of Music’s Lyceum Series, Jeffers Engelhardt, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music at Amherst College, will be speaking about his experience with intersections of music and religion. This lecture will be in the Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library. 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. 8:30 p.m. — The Hunter Rea Band will be performing live at Common Grounds. Listen to this country rock band for free on hump day.
>>> Thursday, Oct. 5 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. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. — The Heart o’ Texas Fair & Rodeo opens Thursday for guest to have a sneakpeak at all the attractions offered this year. The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be open from Thursday to October 14. Fair admission is $5 and carnival rides are $2. The fair is located at 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710. 11:15 a.m. — The 2017 Pruit Symposium “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter” will be celebrating black gospel music with a two-day event. The keynote speaker for Thursday will be Melvin Butler, associate professor of musicology at University of Miami. 10 a.m. — Danville Chadbourne: Retrospective Part IV opens at the Martin Museum of Art for free until Nov. 12. This exhibit of small wooden figures will fill up the gallery.
MOTHER from Page 6 From the quiet, tranquil beginning, the house of Mother becomes bombarded with cultic feigns pining for a look at Husband while she is pregnant with a child. They tear the house apart. False prophets, wars and crimes against humanity ravage the
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house with fire, screaming at Husband that he only loved her because she loved him so much. During this whirlwind of painful scenes, I cried. I felt the anger and hypocrisy that Aronofsky portrayed. But, the end begins again with the love and ultimate
forgiveness of Mother. It was a giant stretch to take the vileness of man head on, but it worked. However, I wouldn’t see it again—I wouldn’t need to. “Mother!” is the type of movie need only to be seen once and it will stick with you forever.
7 p.m. — Rock musicians Vanessa Silberman and Carissa Johnson will be playing separate sets for free at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits. They are touring through Waco as part of their “Cardinal and Crow Tour.”
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3 Newton’s motion trio 4 Color of raw silk 5 Professors’ talks 6 Boot the ball 7 “Parlez-__ français?” 8 Manuscript fixer 9 Make another recording of 10 Promo on the tube 11 *Grand scheme of things 12 From China, say 13 Tirades 18 Pre-college, briefly 22 Simba’s playmate 24 Defunct Ford division, for short 27 Baby whale 28 Sports shoe brand 29 *It may be rational, in math 30 Sculptor’s subject 32 Data to be processed 35 Band tour booking
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Sigma Chi hosts ‘Derby Days’ to support philanthropy MADISON FRASER Reporter The men of Sigma Chi hosted their annual philanthropy competition “Derby Days” this week, with the participation of the sororities of Baylor University. This is the second year that Sigma Chi has hosted the competition, which raises funds for their philanthropy, the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Through multiple events and competitions the fraternities raised $26,000, which was $6,000 above their goal. Two men of Sigma Chi paired up to coach each team that participated, which consisted of one of the eight sororities on campus. Sororities were encouraged to raise money and participate in events not only to benefit Sigma Chi’s philanthropy, but also their chapter’s philanthropy. At the closing ceremonies the first place organization, Alpha Chi Omega, received $1,500. The runner up, Pi Beta Phi, took home $750, and the third place recipient, Alpha Delta Pi, was awarded $500. “I love seeing the competitive nature of other organizations while still having fun for a great cause,” Agoura Hills, Calif., senior Megan Wilson said. “I have participated for
the past two years in Derby Days and fight very hard for my organization’s philanthropy as well as Sigma Chi’s. In the end, everything is for a great cause.” Opening ceremonies began Sept. 26, when the fraternity kicked off their four-day event with a banner-judging competition and a video presentation of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The following day, at Baylor’s oncampus marina, the sororities battled in a tournament of corn hole, sand volleyball and canoe races. A variety of competitive events happened over the following days including T-shirt sales, online money donations, coin drop challenges, a flag football tournament at McLane Stadium and the competition concluded with a dodge ball tournament. The women of Alpha Chi Omega took home first place at the closing ceremonies on Friday and received $1,500 for their philanthropy, the Waco Family Abuse Center. Pi Beta Phi won $750 for their philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve, and the women of Alpha Delta Pi took home $500 for the Ronald McDonald Foundation. Through these events, the men were able to raise enough money for their philanthropy, which promotes
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PLAYING FOR CHARITY Kendall Levin throws the ball just before losing her flag to Kappa Kappa Gamma. Sigma Chi hosted its four-day philanthropy event “Derby Days” last week. Over the course of the event, the fraternity raised $26,000 for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
the research for a cure and treatment of cancer. “Derby Days is a special event to us because of how much we are
able to help the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the philanthropies of the sororities on campus,” Conway, Ark., junior Patrick Nabholz said. “It’s fun
LAWSUIT from Page 1 self-worth and preservation.” Lozano stated she was assaulted a second time by Chafin in April 2014 outside of Scruffy Murphy’s, where Chafin slammed Lozano’s arm against a vehicle. Lozano said she reported the assault to Baylor’s oncampus health clinic to address her physical injury and was referred to the counseling center. “After being physically assaulted on two separate occasions and receiving no support or guidance from [Baylor], [Lozano] fell into a state of hopelessness and despair which began to affect her studies,” the lawsuit stated. She alleges Chafin assaulted her a third time in the same month in which she reached out again to Williams and Yeary. According to Baylor, Lozano’s claims were time-barred and did not invoke Title IX because they were non-sexual assaults. They further stated the new claims alleging negligent hiring, retention and supervision did not constitute a viable claim under Texas law. In Thursday’s ruling, the court stated each of Baylor’s arguments regarding the university’s motion to dismiss were appropriate. “Because her arguments rely exclusively on when she learned of Baylor’s obligations under Title IX, the court cannot find that Plaintiff’s heightened-risk claims accrued late enough to bring her action within the applicable statute of limitations,” the order stated. The court further ruled Lozano’s heightened-risk claims did not apply under
THEFTfrom Page 1 the doctrine of fraudulent concealment. This doctrine requires plaintiffs to prove that defendants “actually knew a wrong occurred, had a fixed purpose to conceal the wrong and did conceal the wrong.” The court order noted that the Plaintiff never alleged any facts or attempted to suggest Baylor “deceitfully concealed its wrongdoing.” “The doctrine of fraudulent concealment, however, requires [Lozano] to show that [Baylor] did in fact conceal the wrong in question — that is, that she was in fact deceived into thinking that she was not injured by Baylor’s response to her reports of sexual assault,” the court said in the order. “As Plaintiff has not made any allegations or argument on that point, the Court must conclude that she is not entitled to the protection of the fraudulent concealment doctrine.” While the court concluded Lozano’s Title IX claims exceeded the statute of limitations, it also said Lozano’s negligence and gross negligence claims were not necessarily timebarred. The court concluded Baylor “could not be held responsible for the first or second assaults.” However, the court said it was conceivable that given the proximity, recency, frequency, similarity and publicity, the third assault was “foreseeable by Baylor.” “The Court, though troubled by Plaintiff’s allegations and injuries, cannot conclude that Baylor owed Plaintiff a general duty under Texas negligence law,” the ruling stated. The ruling discusses the rule regarding special relationships such as those between
employer and employee or parent and child, in which there exists a duty on actors to control third person conduct. Lozano’s lawsuit argued such a special relationship exists between Baylor and its students, but the court disagreed. According to Judge Pitman, intermediate Texas courts have declined to define a special relationship between private university and adult students. Citing a 2003 ruling in Freeman v. Busch, the court said “no special relationship exists between a college and its own students because a college is not an insurer of the safety of its students.” “Because the Court is bound to follow state negligence law, it concludes that Baylor had no duty to Plaintiff and therefore cannot be held liable for either negligence or gross negligence,” the court ruled. Lozano’s lawsuit alleges Baylor breached its duty as an employer to “adequately hire, train, and supervise employees,” specifically Post, Yeary and Lebby, concerning Title IX policies and procedures. Lozano alleges Baylor failed to “properly hire, train and retain officers, staff and faculty as to proper methods to deal with reports of assaults, investigate same and accommodate victims accordingly.” In doing so, Lozano said Baylor failed to comply with federal and state law and in turn caused her to suffer damages as a direct result. The court granted Lozano’s motion to amend her claim for negligent hiring, retention and supervision. The amended complaint must be filed by Oct. 13, 2017.
SALARY from Page 1 Dinner was provided at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation began at 6 p.m. During the following two hours, each participant was given a booklet filled with different activities, examples and tips to follow along with. Hands-on exercises were also performed with each of the four “Negotiation Steps.” Attendees were encouraged to interact with each other and share their
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thoughts, fears and ideas on how to better themselves when it comes to succeeding in the workforce. “The workshop altogether was very encouraging and informative,” Danbury, Conn., junior Brianna Sullivan said. “It’s important for women to learn these skills and know that it’s OK to speak up about salary and how valuable we can be in the workforce.”
Lisa Shaver, director of gender studies and associate professor in the English department, encouraged students to consider picking up a minor in women and gender studies if they enjoy discussing issues and dialogue regarding women’s rights and issues in society. Shaver also invited attendees to become a part of the American Association for University Women (AAUW) student group
on campus which is being formed in the near future. The group will encourage the empowerment of women in the Baylor community through education, philanthropy, advocacy and research. The Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop opportunity will be held again for Baylor students at a later date in Spring 2018.
burglaries occurred on campus and none of the stolen vehicle cases occurred on campus. The majority of the motor vehicle burglary and stolen vehicle incidents happened off campus. Prosper sophomore Michael Pendley said his house was broken into in February while he and his roommates were sleeping. The suspects took guns and Pendley’s car. “They broke in early Sunday morning,” Pendley said. “The suspects were caught one week later when my car was spotted on the street while they were in another house robbery.” Calabasas, Calif., senior Laura Sullivan said that she had her purse stolen out of her car while it was parked in her driveway. She said that there was a device found on the bottom of her car that was able to unlock her car without damaging it. Coppell sophomore Summer Maccubbin has also experienced vehicle theft issues. However, instead of taking her purse or wallet, the suspect stole both of the side view mirrors off of her car. She called Waco PD to see if they could do anything about it and they tested the vehicle for fingerprints, but they said that the thief was wearing gloves, Maccubbin said. “A new sideview mirror costs like $400 to replace,” Maccubbin said. “But at least they didn’t take anything.” The Baylor Police Department (BUPD) offered crime prevention suggestions in the safety notification. To prevent against vehicle thefts, BUPD said not to leave keys in a vehicle, always lock vehicles and place mopeds in a secure place such as a garage or backyard. To prevent against motor vehicle burglaries, BUPD said to always lock vehicles and close windows and place valuable items in the trunk or take them with you. To avoid residential burglaries, one should always lock their doors and windows, close blinds or curtains and leave a light or other electronics on to give the appearance that someone is home. Students should not post on social media when they will be absent from their residence for an extended amount of time, BUPD said. If an emergency situation or suspicious activity occurs, immediately call BUPD at 254-710-2222 or 911, Baylor said in the email.
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Bears off to worst start in 48 years BAILEY BRAMMER Editor-in-Chief Baylor fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1969 on Saturday with a 33-20 loss to Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. The Bears struggled in the first half, putting up one field goal and 80 total yards, only 10 of which were rushing yards, but came back in the second half to hold the Wildcats (3-1) to a scoreless third quarter. Although senior Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz was only seven for 17 passing the football for 119 yards, he led his team in rushing with 95 yards. In total, Kansas State had 225 total rushing yards compared to Baylor’s 84 yards. It was this strong run game and a defense that had nine tackles-for-loss, three of which were made by senior defensive tackle Will Geary, that kept Baylor from bouncing back in the second half. Additionally, Baylor’s special teams had a hard time finding their balance, which resulted in a blocked field goal in the second quarter and only one punt return for three yards for the Bears compared to Kansas State’s two punt returns for a total of 45 yards. “I am extremely disappointed in today’s result,” said Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. “For the fifth straight game we had the ball in the fourth quarter with a chance to take the lead ... There are areas getting better, but at the end of the day there are five, six, seven or eight plays that are preventing us from winning. We have not been able to make those plays.” Despite the loss, sophomore quarterback Zach Smith threw for 291 yards and connected with six different receivers, favoring sophomore wide receivers Pooh Stricklin and Denzel Mims. Stricklin finished with nine catches for 102 yards while Mims had seven catches for 127 yards. “When you don’t get wins, it is always going to be a little frustrating,” Mims said. “But we just have to come to practice every day and keep working until we can make those plays to win the game.” In the first quarter, the Wildcats scored an early touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Ertz
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LOSING STREAK Quarterback Zach Smith threw for 291 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss against the Wildcats at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas.
to sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Zuber to put Kansas State in the lead at 7-0. Baylor could not follow through to match the Wildcats’ score, despite a five-for-five completion streak from Smith. Sophomore place kicker Connor Martin, who took over for junior punter Drew Galitz, put the Bears on the scoreboard with a 38-yard field goal. Galitz was ruled out for the game after a knee injury on his first kick. The start of the second quarter saw Kansas State senior kicker Matthew McCrane increase the Wildcats’ lead to 10-3 with a 37-yard field goal. After a punt from Martin to the Kansas State 3-yard line, Wildcats junior defensive back
D.J. Reed caught and then fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Baylor’s sophomore cornerback Marques Jones on the Wildcats’ 14-yard-line. The Bears attempted to build off this momentum, but a seven-yard sack by Kansas State senior defensive end Davis Clark and a blocked field goal by sophomore defensive end Reggie Walker kept Baylor from scoring. Kansas State continued to beat down the Bears with a second touchdown by junior fullback Winston Dimel and a second field goal by McCrane, bringing the score to 20-3 at the end of the first half. The Bears received the ball to start the second half, and Geary sacked Smith for the second time of the game for a six-yard loss. On
a fourth down, Martin faked a punt and rushed for 16 yards and a first down. Baylor failed again to grab a touchdown, but settled with a 27-yard field goal by Martin, bringing the score to 20-6. On the Bears’ second possession of the second half, an explosive 74-yard touchdown by freshman running back John Lovett put Baylor back in the game with a score of 20-13. Lovett’s run was the longest for Baylor this season. “We made the plays that we knew we needed to make,” Lovett said. “We said that this game was going to go in to the fourth quarter, but we needed to win the third quarter. We won the third quarter, but came up short in the fourth
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ROCK ON Jonah Tuska reaches for a handhold as he scales the SLC rock wall during the Rock Climbing Club practice on Monday night at the McLane Student Life Center in Waco. Jessica Hubble | Multimedia Journalist
Baylor softball ready to face loaded schedule NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor Baylor softball shocked No. 2 seed University of Arizona last year in the Super Regionals to advance to the College World Series. After announcing its 2018 slate on Monday, the Bears will have a challenging hill to climb if they want to make a repeat trip this season. Baylor’s schedule features 21 games against teams who made the NCAA Tournament in 2017, including four national seeds and both teams that competed in the World Series Championship Series. Not only will the schedule feature some of the
nation’s elite programs in Florida, LSU, Alabama and Big 12 rival and back-toback College World Series champion Oklahoma, the schedule will send the Bears to both coasts and keep them on the road most of the year as they will only play 18 games at Getterman Stadium. Baylor head coach Glenn Moore, who tallied his 800th career win in 2017, said the challenging schedule is important because not only does it force his team to elevate their play throughout the year, but it also helps prepare them for conference
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Rock climbing club prepared to rock the competition BRANSON HARDCASTLE Sports Reporter The Baylor rock climbing team has begun practicing in the Student Life Center and is looking to start their season off strong. The rock climbing club is a competitive team that travels to Texas tournaments, regional tournaments and a national tournament to compete against other schools. The rock climbing club competes in the Collegiate Climbing Series, which is a branch of USA Climbing, a national body that governs rock climbing for sport. The club competes in two competitions: bouldering and sport climb. Bouldering is essentially a climb without a rope and the routes are usually about 13 feet high. Sport climb uses a rope and is on a much taller wall, such as the ROCK located in the Student Life Center, which stands at 53 feet. Fairfield, Conn., junior, Pierce Halsted, secretary and assistant strength coach for the club, said each wall has its own challenges and that there are
different levels of difficulties to face as your skill level improves. For bouldering, the scale ranges from V0-V16 with V0 being the easiest route up the bouldering wall and V16 being the hardest. The sport climbing scale starts at 5.1 and ends at 5.15c. The ROCK’s highest difficulty is a 5.13 which is challenging, even for skilled climbers. Scores at competitions are graded based on the difficulty of the climb and how many times you fall or use a different path during the climb. During the competition, each competitor climbs five separate routes. At the end of the competition, the judges will add up all five scores to decide the winner. Team scores are determined at the end of the competition as well by adding each member’s score together. Competitors have the chance to place both as a team and in an individual event. Most of the competitions for the rock climbing club are in the spring semester. The majority of their time in the fall is spent preparing for the competitions. Their practice schedule consists of two
practices a week. Mondays are focused on climbing, where they get in pairs and climb both the bouldering wall and the ROCK. Wednesdays are primarily workout days. Halsted and outdoor adventure coordinator Daniel Ezell design rock climbing specific workouts for the club for Wednesday practices. Greenville, S.C. senior and co-captain Faith Russell said the rock climbing club is much more than a club. It is a community. “I really love rock climbing and it’s great to get to make friends with people who also share that interest. It is honestly a really laid-back club, but it is just a really great community,” Russell said. “By the end of the year you really get to know people and you work through things together.” Hobbs, NM. sophomore Lathan Romero said he believes the community of the club is a direct reflection of the club’s leadership.
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SOFTBALL from Page 9 play and for a chance to not only make the tournament but also to host it. “Each year our challenge is to put together a schedule that will do three things – one, make us better; two, prepare us for Big 12 play; and three, give us a chance to host the first round of the NCAA Tournament,” Moore said in a press release. “This schedule will accomplish all three of those goals.” Baylor opens its season with a three-game series at home against Northwestern State on Feb. 9 and 10. After that they head to Hattiesburg, Miss. for the Southern Miss Tournament Feb 16-18. In the tournament, Baylor could face McNeese State and No. 16 seed Alabama. The Bears will host the Baylor Invitational against Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian and Jackson State Feb 23-25 before returning to Fullerton, Calif. to participate in the Judi Garman Classic on March 2-4. Baylor will face Iowa, Michigan, the University of North CarolinaCharlotte and national runner-up Florida. Last year in the Judi Garman Classic, Baylor earned victories over Washington, Michigan, UCLA and Arizona State, all teams that made the NCAA Tournament. After a date with Long Beach State, Baylor will fly to the East Coast to participate in the Liberty University Tournament March 9-11. There the Bears will face Liberty, Delaware and Ohio University. After a two-game home set with Texas State on March 14 and North Texas on March 20, Baylor will head to Baton Rouge, La. to participate in the LSU tournament where it will face three more 2017 tournament teams, North Dakota State, BYU and LSU. Baylor will then open Big 12 play with two time defending national champion Oklahoma March 29-31 at Getterman Stadium. Baylor has a split series with Texas, playing in Austin on April 17 before hosting the Longhorns May 5 and 6. The Bears will also make the trip to Stillwater, Okla. on April 13-15 to take on Oklahoma State. Texas and Oklahoma State both made the NCAA tournament in 2017. Baylor will host Kansas April 20-22 and will make road trips to Texas Tech and Iowa State in conference in April as well as trips to Houston and Abilene Christian in April. The Bears will a host a two-game set with McNeese State on April 10 and 11. This series will serve as a homecoming for former volunteer assistant coach Dani Price, who is now the recruiting coordinator for McNeese State. Baylor has a full fall schedule to help it prepare for the spring. The Bears will take on McLennan Community College at 5 p.m. Thursday, before playing a doubleheader with Texas A&M Commerce at 2 p.m. Saturday. Baylor will take on MCC again on Oct. 18 before wrapping up the fall slate against LSU in the Woodlands on Oct. 21.
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“It is a great group of people to be around. They push you to do your best, but they understand that rock climbing is a hobby for most of us,” Romero said. “Everyone is so accepting and that starts with the captains and seeps down to the rest of us.” The rock climbing club will be competing in their first competition Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the BTHO Gravity Bouldering Competition at Texas A&M.
Bears block Sooners’ comeback NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor Baylor volleyball has found its winning touch again. Baylor bounced back from a three-set loss to Texas on Wednesday to knock off Oklahoma in four sets 25-10, 19-25, 2514, 25-23 at the Ferrell Center. Redshirt senior outside hitter Katie Staiger led the way with 26 kills,12 digs, three blocks and came up with big plays for the Bears when they needed them most. Staiger said it was the passing skills and creativity of freshman setter Hannah Lockin that helped fuel Staiger’s success. “Hannah was setting tempo really well,” Staiger said. “Seeing the block better and knowing that there was openings over there and being able to put the ball away.” Baylor came out tall and swinging in the first set as the Bears jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, finding success with the block, scoring seven points in the net. Following kills by Lockin, back-toback kills from Staiger and another block from redshirt middle hitter Shelly Fanning pushed the Bears lead to 13-3, forcing a second Oklahoma timeout. Oklahoma tried to fight back into the opening set, cutting the lead to 18-9, but six points off Lockin gave Baylor a set point at 24-9. Two points later, freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley closed the door on the first set with a bullet kill down the center of the court. In the second set, Oklahoma blitzed Baylor on its way to a 25-19 second set win. The Sooners hit at a 20 percent clip compared to a -25 percent clip in the first set. Oklahoma also took advantage of 12 Baylor errors while serving two aces. After trailing by as much as nine at 189, Baylor was able to trim the lead to five at 21-16 on two kills from junior outside hitter Aniah Philo and one from junior outside hitter Ashley Fritcher, but the hope for a comeback ended when Staiger’s attack was blocked, giving the Sooners the set. Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre said Baylor was never afraid of Oklahoma’s pace on the attack and so it was all the more disappointing the Bears gave so many points away. “Tonight we struggled because we had a couple of hitters that were giving away points and sometimes you got to do that [look for Staiger to attack],” McGuyre said. “I felt like Oklahoma wasn’t going to hit it hard back at us, so it was discouraging how many points we gave away.” In the third Baylor went right back to its style from the opening set, using a 5-1 run to open the set and a 6-2 run down the
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STUFFING THE COMPETITION Redshirt senior outside hitter Katie Staiger spikes the ball against Oklahoma on Wednesday in the Ferrell Center. Staiger finished with a match-high 26 kills.
stretch to take the set 25-14. The Bears overwhelmed the Sooners with their attack, connecting on 19 kills on 38 swings with just four errors in the third. Staiger led the charge, tallying 11 kills in 16 swings, while Philo added four. The fourth set went back and forth with neither team able to build a lead larger than one or two points. With the set tied at 22, Staiger delivered her 26th kill of the match. Fanning then added two more kills, including a tip just over the fingers of the Oklahoma block to take the set 25-23. Philo had another good match for Baylor, falling one kill shy of her career high, as she finished with 13 kills and 12 digs. Fanning added nine kills in the middle for Baylor. Senior libero Jana Brusek anchored the defense with a match-high 17 digs. Baylor showed off its depth, playing 11 players to help weather the storm of the second set, including redshirt sophomore
FOOTBALL from Page 9 quarter. We have a lot of work to do.” Kansas State and Baylor traded off possessions once more in the third quarter before a fumble by the Bears was recovered by Wildcat sophomore defensive end Kyle Ball in what could have been a game-defining turnover. Blasting into the final quarter, Ertz rushed for 15 yards to nail down another touchdown for Kansas State, giving the Wildcats a 27-13 lead. Baylor quickly answered the Wildcats’ scoring drive with a pass from Smith to Mims for a 70-yard Bears touchdown and a score of 27-20. In each of Baylor’s five games this season, Mims has recorded a 20+ yard touchdown. Ertz and the Wildcats continued their run game, but instead of securing their lead with another touchdown, they upped the
score to 30-20 with a 49-yard field goal by McCrane. The Bears tried again to catch up to the Wildcats, but Martin fumbled the ball on a punt and the fumble was recovered by Kansas State. McCrane hit another field goal from 23 yards, making the score 33-20. With less than five minutes left in the game, Geary sacked Smith again for a six-yard loss, and then Smith threw his first and only interception of the game to junior defensive back Kendall Adams, giving Kansas State back the ball with 2:44 left in the game, and securing a Wildcat victory. The Bears have a bye-week next Saturday, but will pick back up at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
middle hitter Jaelyn Jackson, who saw her first minutes of the season. Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Thomas and Fritcher combined for four kills and gave McGuyre key minutes with the absence of redshirt senior middle hitter Tola Itiola and the struggles of a few other Baylor hitters. Baylor (13-4, 3-1) now heads to Ames, Iowa, for midweek showdown with No. 18 Iowa State (11-2, 2-1). The two teams split their meetings last year, with Baylor winning in five sets on Oct. 19 in Ames and Iowa State winning in five sets on Nov. 23 at the Ferrell Center. McGuyre said that to beat a very good Iowa State team, Baylor has to have a completely clean match. “We need to bring it all,” McGuyre said. “We need to pack our defense with our digs. We definitely need to bring our blocking with us to Ames and we have to bring our service game.” The Bears will meet the Cyclones at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ames, Iowa.
Published on Oct 17, 2017