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PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Cindy Fry was 6 years old when she sat on her dad’s lap and watched Apollo 11 land the first two humans on the moon. “Dad, I want to do that,” she remembers saying. Her father told her she could do whatever she wanted to do. The rest isn’t history, it’s today’s story of women seeking careers in fields like STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), the military and even ministry. Now a senior lecturer in Baylor’s computer science department, Fry said in the last couple of years she has seen more and more women enter the field. When Fry attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering, she said there were only a handful of women in a class of several hundred. Fry said she is delighted more women are discovering they have an aptitude in computer science and are persevering despite the discipline’s difficulties. “I think in our culture there are beginning to be a lot more positive female role models in TV or movies. When you see other women doing really incredible things, it makes you feel like it’s possible,” Fry said. In addition to computer science and engineering being hard disciplines, Fry said, there are some false stereotypes women in particular may face. Some of these stereotypes suggest only men are good at computer science, only men understand the hardware or all the males in class have the right answer. “It’s hearing things from guys but not hearing those same things from girls,” Fry said. “When I was in college and about to go take my first job, one of my mom’s friends who had been in business for a long time told me, ‘Cindy, you need to be careful. You need to make sure that you’re treated fairly.’” Fry’s first job was at NASA where she worked for the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Ala., as a project cost engineer and later as a senior project engineer and science operations director. Fry’s nine years at NASA gave her the opportunity to work on the Hubble Space Telescope before it launched. Fry also worked for the U.S. Navy as a scientific and technical intelligence officer. Throughout her career in
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Mayborn Museum brings murder mystery to campus JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer The Mayborn Museum is bringing a murder mystery to the Baylor campus, and it’s up to the college students to figure out who did it. The event, Mayhem at the Mayborn, will take place at the museum complex from 7 to 9 p.m. today. “Students can expect to have tons of fun working together and interacting with several characters to solve the murder mystery,” Bryant, Ark., senior and co-director of the event Katie Burgess said. Tomball junior, Cassidy Latham, co-director of the event said the museum will be a movie set and college students will serve as extras who have come to start filming their scenes. However, right before they start filming, the director was murdered and their job, as an extra, is to figure out who murdered the director and how they did it. “The characters are all real people,” Latham said. “You have to go up to them and ask them questions about where they were, if there’s anything fishy going on, how this person is related to this person and what could be the motive for this murder.” Vol.118 No. 13
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Not all women are homemakers, teachers or nurses — sometimes men are. Although few in number, some men are crossing stereotypical boundaries in the workforce and entering traditionally female dominated fields. What they don’t expect to find are closed communities and double standards. Michael LoSasso began his education at Baylor knowing he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, but was unsure of what direction to take. Originally a premedical biology major, LoSasso said he was hesitant about the timeline and costs associated with medical school. His stepmom, a nurse practitioner, suggested he keep an open mind and consider the field of nursing. “I was like well, no, I’ve never really thought about nursing. Why would I want to go into nursing?” LoSasso said. He said he believes the media portrays nursing as a predominantly female role, something he used to believe as well. “If you look at movies, like ‘Meet the Parents,’ the main character is a male nurse and the joke, he says, ‘Yeah, I’m a male nurse,’ and the family laughs. They’re like, ‘Oh wait, you’re serious,’” LoSasso said. LoSasso graduated from the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in 2015. As a male nurse,
Latham said that there will be seven characters all throughout the first floor of the museum. One of the characters, the detective, will speak nothing but the truth and will be announcing facts throughout the evening. “We wanted it to be very interactive,” Latham said. “We really wanted something that would engage a college student.” When a student figures out who they think did it, they will be able to put their name in a prize raffle, Latham said. Burgess said the prizes include an Amazon Echo Dot, an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet, a waterproof sports action camera, a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones and a portable speaker. Additionally, the first 40 people who arrive at the event will get a free voucher for Pokey O’s, Latham said. The event is free for Baylor students with their student I.D. Chick-fil-A nuggets will be provided as well as drinks, cookies, popcorn and other refreshments. “We couldn’t be more excited to share this event with Baylor students,” Burgess said. “Students can look for a surprise plot twist and lots of free food.”
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Don’t get too comfortable with your faith PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Baylor’s “Christian atmosphere” is both the reason I chose to attend this university and the reason I, at times, longed to leave. What does it say about us as Christians if the only thing connecting us to Christ is the Bible verse we quote on social media? If the mission trips we take turn into photo-ops? How can we educate students for worldwide leadership and service if our Christian commitment only goes as far as we are comfortable? When being a Christian becomes the norm, it’s natural we all grow comfortable, hiding layers of pain and brokenness beneath the façade of Proverbs 31:25 (She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future) or Philippians 4:13 (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me). I didn’t come to Baylor expecting sanctimonious crowds, but I also didn’t anticipate the negative effects of Christian culture. We sing praises to God in Chapel, all the while living our lives the way we personally desire in virtually every other aspect. We seek the kingdom of God after the rest of our earthly kingdoms have seemingly fallen into place. Although I’m nearing the end of my Baylor journey, I am beginning to see the university in the same way I see the church. Baylor will never be a perfect place because it is made up of people like you and me. The “Baylor bubble” is a real thing, and it is truly sad that at times it becomes a pseudo-world in which we have only enough of Christ to appease our superficial desires to be named with Him but not to suffer with Him. In Philippians 3:10 Paul writes, “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” In his commentary “Barnes’ Notes: On the Old Testament” theologian Albert Barnes said, “Many are willing to reign with Christ, but they would not be willing to suffer with him; many would be willing to wear a crown of glory like him, but not the crown of thorns; many would be willing to put on the robes of splendor which will be worn in heaven, but not the scarlet robe of contempt and mockery.” Throughout the gospels, Jesus encourages His disciples time and again to forsake everything to follow Him. Living for Christ in a Christian context often means we don’t have to give up much in order to follow Him. We don’t necessarily feel compelled to go out of our way to show Christ to others when it’s assumed the person sitting next to us knows Jesus. Some of the so-called struggles we face as Christians in America (and in the Bible Belt, at that) are nothing in comparison to the persecution millions of Christians face throughout the world. However, didn’t Jesus also say to whom much is given, much is to be required? Whether we realize it or not, each of us have been given so much, including the opportunity to be at the world’s largest Baptist university. Let’s be good stewards of the gospel that has been entrusted to us and quit playing it safe. Phoebe is a senior journalism major from Silsbee.
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We need to fight for global equity Although women’s rights have come a long way in the last 100 years, we still have a long way to go. Most men and women in America wake up, drink their coffee, kiss their spouses and children and head off to their respective careers or responsibilities. Women are able to drive to their jobs, their children’s schools or the grocery store on their own, and they certainly don’t have to ask a man for permission to leave their home. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, women were only just granted the right to drive on their own on Sept. 27. This will take effect beginning in June 2018. This, however, is not the biggest concern for Saudi women, as they are still unable to leave the house without the approval of a male relative and unable to work in the same room as a man. Unfortunately, a lack of basic rights for women is not uncommon in other countries as well. While American women are still fighting for equal pay, there are other women who are only recognized as “half a witness” in countries such as Yemen. Seventy years of American women’s cries to be included were answered when they were awarded the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. In Vatican City, however, women still do not have the right to do so. Women in other countries need our help in advocating for their rights, because in cases such as Vatican City, they don’t even have the chance to voice their own opinions through voting. Even more troubling is that in places such as Saudi Arabia and Morocco, women are punished for being raped, under the notion that since they were out of the house without a man’s permission, they are responsible for whatever happened to them. When American women are raped, sometimes the question is “How much did she have to drink?” or “What was she wearing?” When
Saudi Arabian women are raped, the question is, “Why were they disobeying their husbands and relatives in the first place?” Women should not be held accountable, and certainly should not be disciplined, for the choices of their assaulters, period. The world seems to think blaming the victims of these crimes is OK, but in places such as Morocco, this blame is equated to the women’s lack of rights, which can and should be righted. Although American women continue to fight for true equality, women in other countries are fighting for rights that we do not think twice of. These include rights such as driving or even leaving home, that we think of as normal, every day activities. The “I Need Feminism” project consists of photographs of women holding up signs that promote women’s rights. These signs say things such as “I need feminism because I’m tired of being called ‘one of the guys’ because I’m not a flirt,” or “I need feminism because my mom’s boyfriend said ‘Guys don’t like it when you don’t shave.’” While these signs have the right idea, the issues they discuss pale in comparison to some of the basic rights women in other countries lack. The women that participate in this feminism project could do far more for women of the world by using their freedom of speech to speak on rights that women in places such as Saudi Arabia cannot. Instead of focusing on what a man did or didn’t say to you, what about holding up a sign that says “I need feminism because in Nigeria, violence “by a husband for the purpose of correcting his wife” is legal.” While this project is just one example, countries all over the world all still have progress to make in women’s rights. This is not an American issue or a Saudi Arabian issue –– this is a global issue.
Mistakes are temporary, but school spirit is forever CASSIDY PATE Reporter From the moment my mother carried me into my first Baylor basketball game, I was hooked. Though I wasn’t even a year old, the institution called out to me. My father was the athletic trainer for the men’s basketball team at the time, so a trip to the Ferrell Center was a night on the town for my family. My Baylor onesie said it all: Baylor was my destiny. Nevertheless, throughout the years I had my doubts that Baylor would be my forever home. I mean, who could blame me when I was a grouchy toddler trying to nap in the bleachers of Floyd Casey Stadium? And do not get me started on those smelly basketball players who felt it necessary to high-five my shy little self after beating Kansas. How could I possibly be drawn to such a thing? Well, here I am, 20 years later, raving about the school that has never left my side. This may sound like an admissions letter, but I can guarantee that as a junior at Baylor University, concerns have become
more prevalent following my acceptance. Right now Baylor is reinventing itself after a few difficult situations, such as Title IX sexual assault issues and transitions in presidents. The Baylor that I grew up supporting has become a hot topic for all of the wrong reasons. Toward the end of my freshman year at Baylor, every headline gave the university a negative connotation. Me, being the optimistic girl that I have always been, believed all of the rumors to be simply rumors and that Baylor’s integrity would remain steadfast. To my dismay, however, the truth was released, and it was nothing but shameful. With this, my faith in my beloved university began to fade. I am not one to voice my personal opinion in public, but to say that I was disappointed was an understatement. While I knew the institution of Baylor would never be lost on me, I knew things would be different from that point on. As the sexual assault cases continued to pop up one by one, the news only shared the headlines that pulled Baylor down. I found myself doubting what I had always known. Baylor was a part of me, but how could I
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News MEN from Page 1 LoSasso said he experiences bias, some positive and some negative. Sometimes patients will assume LoSasso is their doctor or might assume he will provide a higher level of care because he is a male. He said others will even go as far as to say, ‘You’re so smart, you could be a doctor. Why don’t you become a doctor?” “That kind of upsets me. It’s demeaning to my field,” LoSasso said. “I don’t need to become a doctor. I don’t need to prove to anybody that I’m intelligent. I think the world is kind of starting to realize that nurses are just as respectable as the physician.” LoSasso said he tries to build up his male and female colleagues equally. One thing LoSasso said he didn’t expect in the nursing field was the lack of openness from his female colleagues. In LoSasso’s experience, female nurses tended to interact within their own social spheres outside of work, giving him few opportunities to form friendships beyond the hospital. “I do wish they were more open to having guys around and involving themselves. We’re all just different,” LoSasso said. LoSasso said the distinction between men and women in nursing school was even pronounced. The female students would typically stick together and Lossano said attempts to form friendships would often be misconstrued as romantic interest. LoSasso works a few 12hour shifts every week with several days off throughout the week, although not necessarily on a weekend. In addition to time constraints for socializing, out of the 15 employees in his inpatient trauma unit at Parkland Hospital, only two other men are young, single and have no children. Other men he works with are either doctors with their own social group or older men with families. “I make up for it by doing a lot of independent traveling. I try and focus on my family. I have a comfortable life; I just wish it was easier having more social interactions,” LoSasso said. For Dallas senior and university scholar major Alexander Patterson, the field of education comes with its own stereotypes for men. Patterson studies secondary education and interns at University High School in Waco where he teaches PreAP geography, world history and AP world history. Patterson said he always knew he wanted to teach, but his decision to go into secondary education was influenced by his personal experiences in high school. “To make a long story short, when I came out as gay in high school, I had some support by teachers, but I also had one teacher who pretty much tried to suspend me, get me kicked out of programs and said pretty much that being gay was a character fault,” Patterson said. “I really only had one or two teachers go to the fences for me, and I decided that I wanted to be one of those teachers for kids in formative age.” Patterson said elementary education typically has a larger majority of women than men in comparison to secondary education. The subject of social studies is the most male-dominated field in education, Patterson noted, but stereotypes exist nonetheless. For women, he said it seemed as though they were told to be more careful about dress code than men, who were typically told simply not to wear jeans. “Men have a lot more freedom in that sense, but there’s also the flip side where in training, talking, anything like that, men are typically viewed as — pardon my phrasing of this — but as more sexual predators...a man should never be in a classroom alone with a female student, doesn’t matter if the door’s
open, anything like that.” Patterson said if a female student needs a one-on-one talk, it is recommended to find a female teacher to join the conversation. Female teachers aren’t necessarily told likewise, but Patterson said he tends to err on the side of caution. “You shouldn’t have a group of all-female students hanging out with you after school with the door shut, but I mean that’s just a thing of keeping the door open and nine times out of 10, you’re going to be fine,” Patterson said. “There’s always that slight worry or risk, however you
want to call it, that people will misconstrue it if you’re a man compared to if you’re a woman.” Patterson said overall he doesn’t think this has impacted his interactions with his students. Furthermore, he said he doesn’t believe there is anything too heavily discriminating against men or women within the education field. “At the end of the day you’re dealing with children...things you say or they say can be misconstrued by the children, by other adults, even by yourself. So typically, conservative is better.”
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What’s Happening on Campus? Sundown Weekend Friday, Oct. 6 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: Losing Sight of Shore
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join us in Barfield Drawing Room for showings of Losing Sight of Shore at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7 Sundown Sessions: Virginia Man and Honest Men Concert
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fredericksburg’s Virginia Man will be the 9:30 p.m. opening act for Waco’s Honest Men at 11 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room.
Friday, Oct. 6
Mayhem at the Mayborn
7 p.m. A fun night of murder and mystery is in store at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Bring your student I.D. to play an interactive game of “whodunit.”
Friday, Oct. 6
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 and will take place in Roxy Grove Hall located inside Waco Hall.
Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8 Baylor Theatre presents: Crazy for You
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy the final weekend of the Baylor Theatre production, in Jones Theatre.
Saturday, Oct. 7 AmeriCASA 5K
8 a.m. Kappa Alpha Theta will host a 5K and silent auction to raise money for CASA, a program supporting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the U.S. court system. Registration and packet pickup will open at 6:30 a.m. on Fountain Mall.
Sunday, Oct. 8
Baylor Chamber Singers
3 p.m. This chamber choir of mixed voices will perform in the McLean Foyer of Meditation inside Armstrong Browning Library.
Monday, Oct. 9
McGee Endowed Lecture featuring Luke Bretherton
4 p.m. The professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School will present “People, Populism, and the Church in the Era of Trump” in Miller Chapel.
Monday, Oct. 9
Baylor Global Missions Kickoff
5:30 p.m. Visit the Bobo Spiritual Life Center to learn more about mission trip opportunities.
Monday, Oct. 9
Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: Resilience
7 p.m. This documentary film reveals findings about a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood and chronicles a movement determined to fight back.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
An Evening with Steven Poster
6 p.m. Poster, president of the International Cinematographers Guild, will present a film screening and discussion about the evolution of the craft of the cinematographer with new technologies in Castellaw Room 101.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m. This talented group of 19 jazz musicians will perform in Jones Concert Hall.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Summer Camp Fair
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come by Barfield Drawing Room in the BDSC to meet recruiters representing summer camps from all over the country.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Climate Change: Earth’s Past, Present and Future Symposium
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Mayborn Museum, Dr. Dan Peppe and other professors as we celebrate Earth Science Week. Visit maybornmuseum.com for a detailed schedule.
Thursday, Oct. 12
The Texas Collection presents award-winning author Tony Castro 3:30 p.m. Baylor alumnus Tony Castro will speak about “The Religion of Sports: From Michelangelo to Derek Jeter” in Kayser Auditorium inside the Hankamer Academic Center. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture at The Texas Collection.
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Frats and Srats Give Back Kappa Alpha Theta hosts fundraiser for kids in court system
Beta Theta Pi to hold movie night for Mission Waco MADISON FRASER Reporter
MADISON FRASER Reporter The women of Kappa Alpha Theta are closing out their week-long fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates, with their annual special event, CASA 5K. Each day this week, the sorority paired with a popular local business in a profit share. Eateries such as Pokey-O’s, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A, Freddy’s and Panera all participated in the profit share where, during select hours, a portion of the money earned went to Theta’s philanthropy. Throughout the week, alluniversity activities occurred on Fountain Mall. Monday, PokeyO’s ice cream sandwich food truck was parked from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Kappa Alpha Theta provided free coffee and cookies to students from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The following day, the sorority asked students to join them in writing letters to the children in the philanthropy. Thursday, free donuts were provided from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and today, students are asked to participate in finger painting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each of these events Court Appointed Special Advocates, are benefit the children who are apart of the program through financial aid or gifts for the children. “It is so awesome for Theta to provide the Baylor community with all of these treats and opportunities to benefit CASA,”
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said Baytown junior Janna Polvado. “It’s a wonderful organization, and Theta has done a great job at bringing awareness to them.” Court Appointed Special Advocates is a volunteer advocacy for abused or neglected children going through the court system in the United States. With a volunteer dedicated to their case, these children will have someone who knows them personally speaking up for their best interests and sticking by their side through everything. “Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, these kids are attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools,” said Weatherford senior Shailee Williams, Kappa Alpha Theta president. “It’s a heavy burden for a child to carry, and yet this is the reality for about 700,000 kids a
year.” To further benefit their philanthropy this week, the women will host their annual CASA 5K, which this year has the theme AmeriCASA, where everything from the All-American tailgate to the paint in the race will be colored red, white and blue. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 7 on Fountain Mall. A silent auction will follow, which will include baskets put together from local businesses. To register for the race, Theta has created a website http://baylorthetacasa5k.weebly. com/ for runners to pay the $25 registration fee before the event. If a runner chooses to register at the event, the fee is $30. The sorority has also created an option for those who are unable to run in the race, but wish to donate to the cause. Dubbed the “Couch Potato” option, those who wish can donate their race registration fee to Court Appointed Special
Advocates of McLennan and Hill counties. All money raised will go directly to the local Court Appointed Special Advocates chapter. “Theta’s hope is for our 5K to unite and educate others on CASA, raise money to support active and emerging volunteers, and to spark passion in others to one day become a CASA volunteer themselves,” Williams said. Last year’s race earned their philanthropy $10,000. This year, the sorority hopes to double that amount allowing for 20 children in the program to be helped for a year. “This event is a way for people to do their part in making these children’s lives better by supporting the people who directly work with them,” said Huntington senior Courtney Aten. “Any chance to help an organization that in turn helps those children should be taken.”
Beta Theta Pi will host “Beta Blockbuster,” a philanthropy event with Baylor student government, Baylor IFC and Campus Recreation at 7 p.m. Friday at the McLane Student Life Center. All proceeds from this event will go toward the fraternity’s philanthropy, Mission Waco. Many opportunities will be available for guests to support the philanthropy at the event. To tie in the theme of a “blockbuster” party, there will be a viewing of the classic film “Jaws” at the SLC pool where guests can watch the movie from provided pool floats in the water. For more of a kid-friendly showing, “The Princess Bride” will be shown on the outside lawn. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and movie showings will start at 7:15 p.m. A wristband for can be purchased $7 to provide admission and three tickets for the concession stand. A VIP wristband for can be purchased $10 which includes admission, three tickets for the concession stand as well as access to a queso fountain and pizza. “I’m really excited for this event because I get to support a great cause while watching Jaws on a floaty in the water and eating queso,” said Richardson senior Chandler Smith. Each semester, Beta Theta Pi supports a different philanthropy and this semester their actions will benefit Mission Waco, a community service organization. Through this organization, many volunteers participate in different sectors of community service, all of which work to make a Waco stronger community. “We have really enjoyed volunteering with them so far, and they have an incredible impact on the Waco community,” said Monument, Colo., senior, Joe Friedman.“We’re hoping to bring more awareness to their cause through this event.” Tickets and T-shirts can be purchased preceding the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Penland Crossroads as well as in the SLC.
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Female faculty at Baylor climb ranks, earn promotions PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Women face unique challenges in the world of academia, particularly when it comes to the path of becoming a full tenured professor. On Wednesday a panel of Baylor professors shared their journeys of being a spouse, mother, administrator, professor and scholar at “Women’s Paths to Full Professor: Promotion Successes.” “Nationally and at Baylor we have many women moving through the process of tenure track and promotion at all different levels and there are unique issues or challenges that sometimes are presented to the women population that might not impact the men in the same way,” said Dr. Robyn Driskell, chief of staff to President Linda Livingstone and vice president of board relations The “Women’s Paths” panel was facilitated by Driskell. Members of the panel included women who successfully navigated the path from associate to full professor: professor of English Dr. Sarah Ford, associate dean and professor of information systems Dr. Cindy Riemenschneider, professor of physics Dr. Lorin Matthews and professor and associate chair of theater arts Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard. “There’s a real value in hearing stories, hearing others’ narratives,” Driskell said. “So my hope today is by hearing their stories, you can take something away – a tip, a tidbit, that will work for me, that won’t work for me. We’re a support for each other as we’re all moving along similar paths.” As a scholar in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field, Riemenschneider said she felt very strongly about paying it forward for the women that influenced her in the information systems discipline. She said she hopes to return some of that influence and support to her female colleagues. “I was extremely intentional with networking with other women in particular and senior faculty when I went to different conferences for my discipline,” Riemenschneider said. “Building that network was extremely important and I was extremely intentional with the network I built.” Riemenschneider has led a women’s networking event for the last four years. While networking with colleagues within a discipline is an essential part of moving from associate to full professor, a couple of the panel members noted a department’s culture played a role in the promotion process. “I had a very supportive department culture and moreover, I had a colleague who came in the same year I did, but came in further along the tenure clock,” Toten Beard said. “We navigated together and that was really helpful.” On the other hand, Ford said she didn’t join the Baylor faculty with promotion in her sights, perhaps on account of her department’s culture. While Ford said she enjoyed her teaching and administrative roles, she still considered research to be something she did on the side. At the time, all the full professors in her department were men who were promoted before she came to Baylor. Because her department didn’t have promotion guidelines until this past year, she didn’t know what her colleagues had done to be promoted. “My particular field is Southern literature, and in the past decade there have been so many interesting innovations in my field and I simply wanted to be a part of that conversation. I wanted to contribute to that,” Ford said. Ford said she began to consider tenure more seriously when she saw colleagues at
other universities publishing their work at a different pace. After 11 years, Ford is a full professor nearing the end of her second book. She said she would encourage women interested in the promotion to full professor to take the time they need. “If you’re going to walk instead of sprint, you can eventually cross that line anyway. There is no gun to your head; there is no time limit,” Ford said. Matthews started at Baylor in 2000 as a lecturer and research scientist in a tenure track position, but she was not on a tenure track. In 2006,
she was hired into a tenure track position in the physics department and spent the next six years going through the tenure process. Matthews said last year there was only one female full professor in all of STEM which served as an impetus for her to promote herself early. “I had four children while I was on the tenure track. Actually, the twins were born before,” Matthews said. “It is possible to do that. It takes a little bit more structure of your time, but you can do it. Multiple of us have done it and you can do it.”
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Indie- pop band AJR looks forward to ACL festival KAITLYN DeHAVEN Design Editor Brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met make up the indie-pop band AJR, and they are slated to perform at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Austin’s Zilker Park during the Austin City Limits music festival. AJR recently released its new album “The Click” on June 9, and its single “Weak” was certified platinum, receiving more than 250 million streams on Spotify. Bassist and vocalist Adam Met spoke with the Lariat about where the trio’s sound originated from, their involvement with the It’s On Us campaign and what they’re most excited about for ACL.
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GETAWAY IN AUSTIN These photos were taken at last year’s Austin City Limits music festival on Sept. 30, 2016.
Baylor students share tips and tricks for best Austin City Limits experience JENNIFER SMITH Reporter Austin City Limits’ 15th annual two-weekend music festival will kick off today at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. ACL is a three-day festival dedicated to a variety of musical genres, located in the heart of the world’s live music capital. Three days spent among crowds in the Texas heat can be tricky. Baylor students weigh in about some tips and tricks to having a successful ACL experience. Washington senior Emily Guard will be attending her third ACL this year. She said the best part about music festivals is not only seeing your favorite bands, but also getting to discover new ones. “I’m kind of a music-dork, so for festivals I make spreadsheets
or schedules of the times of shows I want to see each day,” Guard said. “If you print your schedule out and put it in your bag, you’ll save your phone a lot of battery from constantly checking to see who’s playing and where you’re going.” The Official ACL Music Festival Mobile App for Android and iPhone helps festival-goers organize their schedule easily. In Guard’s experience, she said there are three things worth investing in for ACL: a CamelBak to store small items in while staying hydrated, a portable phone charger to avoid low battery and a buddy to stick with at all times. Dancing, singing and walking outside in the sun for three days can wear you out. Guard said the exhaustion is by far the hardest part about ACL. “I always try to make sure to
drinks lots of water, eat healthy meals and allow yourself to sleep in at least one of the mornings,” Guard said. “You also just have to get up and get going. You already paid the cost for three days, so you should make the most of it.” Arizona senior Kelly Beall said the most daunting part of the festival is trying to find a spot close enough to see the performers. “If you want to see an artist really badly, I would suggest getting to that stage at least an hour before they come on,” Beall said. “Waiting around is never fun, but in order to ensure a good spot, it’s just something you have to do. Use the extra time to rest.” Because the festival is so crowded, leaving can be a huge hassle, Beall warned. “Walk as far as you can away from the festival and then call
your UBER, Lyft or a taxi to pick you up. It’s total mayhem trying to drive close to Zilker during ACL,” Beall said. Houston senior Alex Dorris said his favorite part about ACL is attending with a large group of friends. Although going in a group is fun, he said using a group marker is the best way to find and keep track of your friends. “We always go with a group of 10 to 20 people and it can be easy to lose each other while you’re in the park,” Dorris said. “If you’re going to try to separate and relocate with your group, I highly recommend assigning a group leader to carry around a flag, balloons, or some kind of marker people can look for to find each other.” For the complete lineup and other information on ACL click here.
Why did you and your brothers first decide that you wanted to form a band? We grew up listening to a lot of the music from the 1950s and 1960s; the Beach Boys are actually our favorite band of all time, and we also listen to a lot of Peter, Paul and Mary. All of those groups had really interesting harmonies, and the Beach Boys in particular were brothers, so we kind of took after those classic, vinyl kind of bands that we grew up listening to. We started out street performing, and we took a microphone and a hat and put it out on the street. We started performing and then we started writing our own music. Just growing up on that music was really inspiring for us. What was the first song that you wrote? Honestly, I don’t remember. It might’ve been a song called “Law.” That was 10 or 11 years ago, and it never came out. At that point, we couldn’t afford a microphone, but we had a video camera so we filmed the recording of this song. We took out the video and just used the audio, and that was the best we could do. What is the band dynamic like, working with your brothers? The dynamic is great. Each of us have very different roles within the project. Ryan does a lot of the writing and he does all of the producing. He does a lot of work for other artists, too. Jack is the frontman on stage and he’s really good at coming up with melodies, and I do a lot of the behind-thescenes, kind of business side/management side of things. The dynamic is actually really strong because each of us have an expertise in something different so there’s no ego involved, there’s no stepping on each other’s toes because we each really respect each other and what we have to bring to the
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‘The Voice’ contestant, Baylor alumna shares journey as country music singer COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter More than just singing on a stage, making it in the music industry involves connections, budgeting, a team who believes in you and a little faith. Texas country music star and Baylor graduate Holly Tucker and her management team held a panel 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation to provide insight on the music industry. Holly Tucker, a Waco native, made it to the top 6 on Blake Shelton’s team in season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Since the reality show jump started her career four years ago, she has produced a full-length album, “Steel,” and is currently touring around Texas. Tucker is an independent artist who is not signed to a record label, bringing challenges to any budding artist. Luckily, Holly Tucker said she had a family who has rallied around her career, and her father Johnny Tucker and brother Shane Tucker work as her managers. “With the music business changing like it has changed, the model of the music business has always been based
on CD sales,” Johnny Tucker said. “And CD sales are down because most people are streaming and downloading and things like that … because of that, the labels in Nashville are not signing young artists and developing them early in their careers.” When it comes to managing an artist, Johnny Tucker said there can be a misconception about the duties of a manager and artist. “The misconception is that as the manager you’re just going to do everything, you’re going to be responsible for everything except for the music,” Johnny Tucker said. “But [in] this day and time, we’ve learned and Holly’s found that she has to be involved in every aspect of her career.” Holly Tucker emphasized the importance of authenticity and making sure that fans can really know the true artist. “Branding is definitely the biggest thing that goes into being an artist,” Holly Tucker said. “You have to know exactly who you are, and that’s what it starts with. You have to know what you’re about, what your story is.”
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When it comes to publicity, the Texas country music industry differs from mainstream country music. Since Texas country musicians focus more on small towns, Holly’s publicist has to get creative. One time, in a small town without a news station, Holly took over the town’s Instagram account for the day. As a result of this hard work, Holly Tucker was honored with multiple
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THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN Former “The Voice” contestant and Baylor alumna Holly Tucker and her management team to share the realities of entering into the music industry.
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OH BROTHER! Indie-pop band AJR will be performing from 5:15 - 6-15 p.m. Sunday during the Austin City Limits music festival. AJR is an all-brother band that started in 2005. They incorporate their love of artists like “The Beach Boys” into their own sound.
AJR from Page 6 project. What suggestions do you have for young musicians? Write as much as possible. The thing is, we don’t need another Justin Bieber, we don’t need another Miley Cyrus, we need the first of a bunch of new kinds of artists. So by writing, you get to kind of put your own perspective into your music. If you write 10 songs, 50 songs, then 100 songs, it’s like a muscle that you have to develop. Find a voice that’s unique that you aren’t hearing in the industry. Over the last five years, who do you consider to be key leaders or groundbreakers in the music industry? I would say Imagine Dragons. They started out touring in a van, and the fact that they were able to grow a touring base before they even attempted to go mainstream is really exciting. Macklemore is a great example of growing an enormous fan base in
his hometown and then expanding to the country. Then Chance the Rapper is also really inspiring because he did this whole thing without a label, and we’re an independent band and we kind of are following that same trajectory of maintaining everything ourselves. It’s really cool because we get to have a full vision of what we want, and we get to keep everything cohesive. What are the effects of digital distributions, such as streaming, on AJR? Streaming has only done positive things for our band. I know a lot of artists say that people don’t get paid enough for song-streaming, and that’s something that I agree with, but the industry has transitioned. Music itself is not the primary income for artists –– it’s touring, it’s merchandise, it’s all these other pieces that end up making money for artists. Streaming, I think, does an excellent job
of getting the music to a much wider audience much quicker than it used to, because you have no stake. If you purchase a song on iTunes, you put an investment into it, and you might listen to it a few times or you might listen to it more than that, but streaming actually takes into account every single time someone listens to the song, so it’s a better indicator of how popular a song is. AJR worked with the It’s On Us campaign. Can you describe your involvement with that? It’s On Us is a fantastic campaign, and it was started by Joe Biden. We actually went and performed at the White House back in January when President Barack Obama and Joe Biden were still there. It’s On Us is a campaign that reaches across the country to educate people on the fight against sexual violence. It’s such an important topic to us because most of our fans are in that college-age demographic, and it presents a real problem
on college campuses. [The It’s on Us campaign] asked us to be a part of the organization and when we go to colleges, sometimes we talk about this, and we also wrote a song called “It’s On Us,” and all the proceeds are donated to the organization to help spread awareness. What are you most excited for at ACL? We love festivals and the energy of festivals. Sometimes you’ll go on tour and you’ll be opening for another band or they’ll be opening for you, but in a festival, you get the energy of 10, 20, 30 bands and you get to meet fans that are open to all different kinds of music. Festivals, especially ACL, open up a realm for people to appreciate and learn about new music. *Bailey Brammer, Lariat Editor-in-Chief, contributed to this story.
THE VOICE from Page 6 awards from ETX Music Awards, including the 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year. Above all, faith has helped Holly Tucker’s career blossom. “There are some months and some quarters of the year when we’re just thinking to ourselves as a team like, ‘How
are we going to make this?’” Holly Tucker said. “ … and it always blows our mind because right when we think that we’re not going to be able to do something or we’re not going to be able to take this opportunity, our faith comes into play and God has literally taken care of us. Exactly
what we need, at exactly the right time.” Holly and her managing team were hosted by CMA EDU, an organization created to educate Baylor students about the realities of the music industry.
8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. — The 2017 Pruit Symposium “Singing the Sermon: When the Message and Music Matter” will be continuing this celebration of black gospel music with four speakers. Today’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephen Newby, associate professor of music at Seattle Pacific University, at 12;30 p.m. All speakers will be in the Armstrong Browning Library. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. — For the first Friday of every month, Waco business and restaurants offer extended hours and special deals. From live music to grand openings, First Friday is a perfect opener for a great weekend.
>>> Saturday, Oct. 7 5 p.m. — With free beverages and art to purchase, Thomas Leath Gallery on 2012 N. Valley Mills Drive will be having their grand opening. 12 p.m. — Animal Birth Control Clinic will be honoring man’s best friend with Dogtoberfest at the Waco Hippodrome. Owners are encouraged to bring their dogs and enjoy the pet-friendly activities.
>>> Sunday, Oct. 8 12 p.m. — The Texas/ Red Dirt music community is hosting “Texas Music Flood” all day at The Backyard Bar & Grill to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.
>>> Ongoing Oct. 5 - Nov. 12 — Danville Chadbourne: Retrospective Part IV is open at the Martin Museum of Art for free until Nov. 12. This exhibit of small wooden figures will fill up the gallery. Sept. 27 - Oct. 8— Baylor Theatre’s performance of “Crazy For You” will be at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall. Admission is $17 with a Baylor ID. Oct. 4 - Oct. 14 — 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.
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WOMEN from Page 1 computer science and engineering, Fry said she never experienced unfair treatment as a result of her gender. She attributes some of this to her father, who encouraged her in many ways. “Something else that my dad told me was, ‘Cindy, be the best engineer. If you’re a good engineer, nobody’s going to care about the color of your skin, your gender, your eye color, how tall you are, what clothes you wear, I mean anything. Because the world needs good people and in particular, NASA needs good engineers and good computer scientists. They need talent. They don’t care what the talent looks like, so if you act like a good engineer you’re going to be treated like a good engineer.’” Fry said her father’s advice still holds true today. Throughout the various roles she has played, Fry said she never made gender a subject of discussion. For her, the only subject of discussion was the quality of her work. “I know what I’m telling you about my own experience may not be true for other women in STEM fields, but for me it has been true,” Fry said. “I wish that were the case for all of us. The merit of our work is what got us where we are, not who you know. I guess some of that’s unrealistic, but still, if you’re doing good work, the world needs good work.” If any woman meets the requirements for the U.S. military and desires to serve their country, Honolulu senior Katie Zamora said she believes there should be nothing stopping her. If anything, Zamora said any fear or intimidation should be motivation for women to join and show off what they can bring to the table. Zamora comes from a military family. Because her dad is in the U.S. Air Force, Zamora had several homes throughout her upbringing. She has lived in Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Hawaii and Germany. “I think [a military career] started to really resonate with me when I became a junior or senior in high school,” Zamora said.”I think doing Junior ROTC in high school really had a strong effect on me. I had really good professors who really motivated me and pushed me to be better and to recognize my own leadership potential.”
Zamora said she started high school as a relatively quiet and reserved person, but Junior ROTC forced her to get out of her shell. Zamora said she was put into leadership positions her freshman year of high school, where she was responsible for accountability and making sure she knew where her classmates were. She recalled that the little responsibilities built upon one another throughout the four years of high school. It was during these transformative years in Junior ROTC that Zamora said she got to know one of the strongest and toughest women she’d ever met, Master Sgt. Van der Kaap. “She would see these qualities in you that you wouldn’t necessarily see in yourself and she was really my number one influence when I was in high school,” Zamora said. “She knew how important it was for women to step up because at the time she had come in, there weren’t very many women in the service. She was African-American as well, so it wasn’t a predominant thing back then.” Zamora said Van der Kaap took her under her wing and encouraged her to go to college to become an officer in the U.S. Air Force rather than enlisting right after high school. Van der Kaap motivated her to work on her confidence and physical fitness so she could be competitive going into ROTC at college, Zamora said. “In my yearbook [Van der Kaap] wrote ‘to lean in,’ which was this initiative started by Sheryl Sandberg. This was the first time I had heard about it,” Zamora said. “It was really about bringing women to the table and having them really involved in decision-making. So that was my master sergeant telling me, ‘Hey, when you come in, no matter what organization you’re a part of — especially if you come into the military where women are the minority — make sure you’re confident in yourself and in your decision-making to come in, join the table and lean in and actually participate in conversation.’” Zamora said that was just the push she needed, and one that has resonated with her ever since. “At the end of the day, we’re all still people. It doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman leading you or
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if you’re the one leading them, you need to treat everyone with the same amount of respect and make sure that they’re all in a good place and that they can perform to the best of their abilities,” Zamora said. Baylor’s Air Force ROTC program has been Zamora’s life for the past three years. Her class started with 60 freshmen in the fall of 2014. A few years later Zamora said there are only nine left. Two other members of Zamora’s class joined their sophomore year, bringing up the total to 11 individuals in the class of 2018. Of the 11, three are women. “All in all, joining the military, you can see that there are a lot less women, but over the years women have reached all these amazing landmarks, just being incredible leaders, reaching those high general ranks. When you see those [women], you know that walls are being broken,” Zamora said. For Brownwood Truett Theological Seminary student Brianna Childs, some walls have yet to be broken. Childs said she believes in some cultural contexts, women are given boundaries strictly defining what means to be a strong woman in church ministry.
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“I’ve seen Scripture interpreted, especially growing up in the Baptist tradition, that women just have certain roles that they are made to fulfill and that does not include head leadership, other than being a children’s minister, and even then, they often don’t get the title of pastor,” Childs said. For Childs, what makes ministry a male-dominated field is not necessarily the facts, figures or statistics. She said she believes it is male-dominated in that leadership roles are often reserved for men, leaving women without the chance to express their voice. “As I’ve gotten older and have been able to form my own opinions...I see just the calling of God and just following the Spirit wherever the Spirit leads is what makes you a strong woman,” Childs said. Childs mentioned the ministry of Lottie Moon, a Southern Baptist missionary who served in China for nearly 40 years. Childs said it was interesting how women like Moon were held on a pedestal of amazing women who took the gospel to the nations, yet was not able to preach in American pulpits because of her gender. Jesus is the one who broke
cultural boundaries, Childs said. In the story of the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus revealed Himself to a woman of a different culture who was looked down upon by the Jews. By ministering to her, Childs said the woman was able to be a missionary, pastor and preacher of the gospel of Christ. Childs said a characteristic she hopes to be a defining factor of her identity is creating an environment for empowerment for the people around her, especially for those who are told their worth is less or their calling isn’t what they believe it is. “I think the church is given this opportunity to be the place for women to have a voice around the world because culture often takes the voice away from women,” Childs said. “Whenever you look at the numbers of abuse and the numbers of trafficking and how women are oppressed for their gender within those things, the church has that opportunity to be the place for them to have a voice and for them to know that their worth is not found in those things that their culture tells them it is found in.”
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Freshman ready to prove skill on the court BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Chances are. you don’t know who Tristan Clark is, but you will soon enough. The only freshman listed on Baylor basketball’s roster is not a big-name recruit such as Isaiah Austin or Perry Jones III. The power forward from San Antonio was pegged to stay a little longer than those two did, but if he pans out, Clark could be next in the line of Baylor big men to come out of nowhere and produce at a high level. Players like Austin and Jones, top-ten level recruits, don’t come around very often for Baylor. Head basketball coach Scott Drew’s Bears are often built around mid-to low-level recruits who bide their time and develop their game before even seeing action on the Ferrell Center floor. Drew’s Baylor program has a knack for turning undervalued players entering college into NBA prospects when they leave. Quincy Acy was ranked the 149 power forward coming out of high school. In two weeks he will begin his sixth season in the NBA. Taurean Prince was a three-star recruit coming out of the San Antonio area who originally committed to Long Island University-Brooklyn. Last year he was picked 14th overall in the NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. The most recent example of creating NBA talent is current Dallas Maverick and 2016-2017 Karl Malone award winner Johnathan Motley. Motley came in as the 30th best power forward in the recruiting class, but weighing only 195 pounds cost him when battling on the low block. Three years later, Motley became the first consensus All-American in Baylor basketball history. Recruits like Clark take notice of the trend. He said it’s part of the reason he chose Baylor. “The development they have with players,” Clark said. “They can get undervalued players and turn them into potential pros, so I was intrigued by that.” Clark also said the proximity to home was a reason for picking Baylor. He played high school basketball at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, but didn’t grow up there. His easygoing nature reminds some of former Spurs star Tim Duncan, and his gentle, quiet attitude is eerily similar to that of current Spurs lead man Kawhi Leonard.
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BUILT FOR POWER True freshman power forward Tristan Clark comes to Baylor looking to prove his talent in every aspect of his game this season.
Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Leonard are all likely Hall-of-Famers that the Spurs seemingly pulled out of nowhere. However, these players took a few years to develop in the system, similar to Acy, Prince and Motley in Baylor’s. This is why Tristan Clark is an oddity in the Baylor basketball realm. Drew said Clark has the opportunity and expectation to play early on in his career due to Motley’s departure and his size, at 6 feet 9 inches tall and 240 pounds. “Normally freshmen come in at 225 or 220 or 215 and it takes time,” Drew said. “It’s kind of like football with the offensive and defensive line, you just need a couple years to put on strength. We’re blessed with Tristan that he already has a great frame. Because of that, he’s got a chance to be successful early on.” The last true freshmen big man to play over 20 minutes a game for the Bears was Austin during the 2012-2013 season, in which he played almost 30 minutes per contest. Motley,
as a redshirt freshman in 2014-2015, averaged 21.5 minutes per game. Clark has a chance to produce better numbers as a true freshman and said he isn’t afraid of the team’s expectations for him. “They push me a lot in practice,” Clark said. “They have high expectations for me. They expect me to play a lot and produce right away. I’m just going to take this challenge and develop from there and get better every day. I know I’m expected to contribute offensively, defensively, with rebounding and just pick up where J-Mot left off.” A true freshman getting big minutes isn’t the only thing out of the ordinary for Baylor basketball this year. The Bears are consistently ranked in the top 25 rankings to start the season. CBS Sports has Baylor at No. 18 while Bleacher Report has the Bears at No. 17 in their preseason rankings. Baylor hasn’t been in the preseason Top 20 since the 2012-2013 season. Clark said the expectations don’t matter to
him. “At the end of the day the rankings don’t really matter you just go out and play,” Clark said. “I don’t really focus on rankings and people’s opinions.” He can rebound, score inside, hit the midrange jumper and most importantly, make the right play. “I value my IQ a lot when I’m on the floor,” Clark said. “I make the right plays and the right passes and I’m a team player.” Clark may have been a 3-star recruit, but the Texas High School 6A Player of the Year is already showing flashes of a high-level player in practice, according to Drew. “He was 6A player of the year for a reason,” Drew said. “He’s someone that is very talented and he’s done well in practices thus far.” To some he may be a low-level recruit, but to Baylor, he’s the right guy.
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SPIKING THE COMPETITION Redshirt sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning tips the ball over defenders on Saturday’s win over Oklahoma at the Ferrell Center to extend home win streak to eight.
Baylor’s swimming club is looking to start its season off strong as practices have started in the McLane Student Life Center. Practice is four days a week and typically consists of drill work, sprints, long distance and kicking. Englewood, Colo., junior and head coach Hunt Holsomback usually makes the practice schedule for the club. Holsomback said he creates workouts that are challenging for members, but that everyone can still finish. He also said that he likes to push members to excel in their main events. Holsomback, who holds multiple
records in the swimming club, also sets up workouts consisting of weight training and cardio. These are not official practices for the swim club, but multiple members take part in them, Holsomback said. The club competes in the Southwest Swim League, against schools such as the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas State, Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech and Texas Christian University. All of the schools in the conference compete in the conference championship every year to see who will be crowned the Southwest Swim League Champion. This year the meet will be held April 21 at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.
Bears dominate ranked Cyclones BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor volleyball earned a 3-0 win over No. 20-ranked Iowa State on Wednesday at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Ia., 25-19, 25-20, 25-14. The Bears (14-4, 4-1) shut out the Cyclones (11-3, 2-2) in Ames for the first time since 2001. Despite senior preseason All-Big 12 outside hitter Katie Staiger converting just five kills on 24 attempts, the Bears came away with a dominant win. Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre said the team showed great poise winning on the road, despite an off night from arguably their best player. “Great maturity from us
tonight, great composure,” McGuyre said. “I felt like we were in control the entire night. For Katie to hit negative and for us to control the match is awesome. Last year if Katie hits negative we don’t win.” Sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning led the way for Baylor with 14 kills and two blocks while freshman setter Hannah Lockin contributed with 37 assists and 11 digs. McGuyre was impressed by Lockin’s play, saying she is playing as well as anyone despite being a freshman. “What a beautiful match from Hannah Lockin,” McGuyre said. “She’s one of the best setters
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DIVING DEEPER Members of Baylor’s club swimming team practice their freestyle stroke at a practice on Oct. 2 at the McLane Student Life Center in preparation of their first tournament on Nov. 18 at the University of North Texas.
Two years ago the club finished first overall, but last year they placed fourth. This year they hope to retake their crown as the Southwest Swim League Champions, but it is equally important for them to build camaraderie, Holsomback said. “We want to win the championship. We would also like to become a big family,” Holsomback said. “We really like watching people swim to get their best times and have fun while doing that. We really encourage each other to do our best.” Killeen junior and club president Maryssa Bradley said she believes the team can win the conference this year, but knows it will take some work. “This year we are more organized. We know we need to make practice challenging and push each other to improve,” Bradley said. “We also want to add more members to the team. Adding members and retaining old members is important for us.” Bradley said the club is more than just a club. It is a community. She said it feels like a big family that is welcoming, friendly and fun to be around. Encouraging others is important to both Holsomback and Bradley as well. She wants to see members improve while they have fun. Bradley also said that the club introduces members to people they typically wouldn’t see or talk to. “My favorite part [of the club] is getting know people that I wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise. It brings a lot of people together that are really different and you get really close to most of the people in the club,” Bradley said. The club has close to 20 members with varying levels of experience. Some members swam on a varsity team in high school while others have never swum competitively. They are still accepting new members and encourage others to come to practice and see how they like swimming. The club’s first meet is Nov. 18 at the University of North Texas. They club will participate in both individual events and relays.
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Soccer defender shows versatility on, off the field COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer Senior defender Precious Akanyirige is finishing up her season with Baylor soccer after playing almost every position on the field. Akanyirige is a Pre-Med biology major with aspirations to go to medical school after she graduates. The senior has been playing soccer since she was seven years old. While Akanyirige determined that soccer was the sport for her at an early age, she is also determined to pursue biology. Akanyirige said balancing being a biology student and being an athlete is difficult, but she’s determined to balance them out in order to achieve her goals. “It is a challenge. A lot of studying. It’s a huge time commitment with soccer and academics, but I have a goal in mind and I’m going to do what I have to do to get to my goal,” Akanyirige said. “So if I have to sacrifice some sleep or some hanging out with friends along the way, I have to do it.” Akanyirige said she decided to stick with the sport early on in her career, so she joined the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), a league that promoted her recruitment. “I just feel like soccer is one of those sports where most parents throw their kids in it. You either stick with it or play it for a few years and I happened to stick with it,” Akanyirige said. “As I got older my club joined the ECNL. It was a league created to recruit players.” Akanyirige participated in showcases and played in more tournaments later in high school with the idea of increasing her recruitment chances. She didn’t originally know about Baylor, but was guided by a high school mentor to reach out to the program. Baylor ultimately liked what they saw in her and recruited the
She started her Baylor career as center forward, got moved to defensive midfielder and back to center defender this year, where she said she is most comfortable. Akanyirige said the transitions were very challenging, but through support from her coach and dedication she made the adjustments. “It was definitely a little rough. I had never really played in the offense at all and I had played defense since I was like 10. I’m just super lucky to have the opportunity to play on this team and I was going to do whatever I could to contribute,” Akanyirige said. “I mean just being in that starting 11 is such a privilege that I wasn’t going to complain because I wasn’t in the ideal position and it took a lot of adjustment and a lot of coaching and support from my teammates.” After four years, Akanyirige feels the program has helped her grow not only as a player, but a person as well. She said being on the team has brought her out of her shell a lot more than she thought she could have. Akanyirige said she feels like an improved leader after being surrounded by a great staff. “This team has just pushed me to lead more and to speak up more,” Akanyirige said. “The Liesje Powers | Multimedia Editor people on Baylor soccer the staff, the players, TRANSITIONS Senior defender Precious Akanyirige fights off a West Virginia defender in the Sept. just people associated with Baylor athletics are 22 match against the Mountaineers at Betty-Lou Mays Field in Waco. just great people. They care about you as an athlete as well as a person.” California native. proving her versatility. Jobson said that Akanyirige will be missed in She played a defensive position almost “It’s probably easier to tell you what Precious more ways than one after she graduates. her entire life, but has shifted around several hasn’t done for our team. She has not played “She’s a kid that when she leaves her we are times since her arrival at Baylor, because of her goal keeper. Really everything included in that, going to miss her, not just her as a soccer player, versatility. she’s an incredible leader, she’s a captain,” Jobson Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said it said. “She really plays every role. She plays the but as a person and a leader,” Jobson said. Akanyirige looks to help lead the Lady Bears was easy to explain what Akanyirige had mom to some girls, she’s the motivator to some to a victory against Texas Tech at 7 p.m. today at accomplished in playing just about every girls, she’s the disciplinarian to some girls, the Betty Lou Mays Field. position while she’s been here at Baylor, further girl has 1,000 hats for this team.”
Volleyball from Page 9 in the country right now.” Iowa State was led by senior setter Monique Harris who recorded 17 assists and 10 digs, but junior outside hitter Jess Schaben was the only Cyclone to break double digit kills with 10. The Bears jumped out to a 15-10 lead at the media timeout in the first set and led 20-13 before Iowa State called a timeout to regroup. The Cyclones could not put together a comeback with Baylor taking the first set 25-19 behind five kills from Fanning.
Iowa State took a 6-5 lead early in the second set, but Baylor rallied to take a 15-13 lead at the media timeout. Fanning recorded back-to-back kills to give the Bears a 17-13 lead, forcing the Cyclones to call another timeout. The Cyclones closed the gap slightly, but Baylor pulled away and clinched the set at 25-20 when Harris served it long. In the third set, the Bears looked determined to close out the road win, taking a 15-7 lead into the media timeout. Junior outside hitter Aniah Philo closed out the set with an
ace as the Bears took the third set in dominant fashion. The win marks the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons that Baylor has won two straight matches in Ames having won a five-set thriller on the road last season. With this win, the Bears moved to 4-14 against ranked opponents under McGuyre. The Bears look to keep the momentum going against West Virginia at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
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