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Social media movement around sexual harassment, assault gains momentum MONICA RODRIGUEZ Reporter Within the past week, social media has become riddled with hashtags followed by the words “Me too.” Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted #MeToo last Sunday, followed by a note encouraging women who have

been sexually harassed or assaulted to post the hashtag on social media platforms to raise awareness of the magnitude of those who have also experienced some form of assault. As of yesterday, her tweet has been shared over 25,000 times, has around 53,000 likes and has half a million replies from men and women

of all ages. Some of the responders included several more female celebrities, including actresses Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis and Emmy Rossum, as well as British singer Lily Allen. Actor Terry Crews also detailed his experience of being sexually assaulted and voiced his support for

the movement. Dallas junior Emma Donaldson said that Twitter was a great place to start the movement since the platform is worldwide, therefore showing just how large scale the problem of sexual violence really is. “I think that talking about these subjects is really important because

the more people that bring it up, the more support and less stigma there is attached to it,” Donaldson said. Part of the reason for the growth of the social media campaign, which started originally in 2006, is as a result of a scandal involving

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Baylor regents confident in accreditation standards review PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer

or cyclists below. The new 0.6-mile portion completes a 5.5 mile loop of riverwalk, Williams said. City leaders are meeting with the Texas Department of Transportation on Monday to finalize details and get the approval for the opening. The vision for this plan has been ongoing for many years now, predating the opening of McLane Stadium, although it will indeed serve as a way to connect fans from one side of I-35 to the other. “It’s not just about game day,” Balk

Baylor faces several investigations and lawsuits stemming from the Pepper Hamilton report, one of which will soon be resolved. After Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, President Linda Livingstone announced that the university feels good about the recent review stating Baylor was in compliance with accreditation standards. In Fall 2015, Pepper Hamilton law firm conducted an independent review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX. The report in turn raised additional questions concerning Baylor’s compliance with accreditation principles, as Baylor’s accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), reported. SACSCOC placed a warning sanction on Baylor in February of this year. SACSCOC specifically cited administrative control of athletics and campus safety and security as areas of potential concern, and sent a special committee to Baylor on a four-day visit in early October to conduct “a thorough review of student services, athletics and the overall institutional environment.” The committee found that Baylor “operated with integrity” and “responded to all requests with clarity and truthfulness.” The committee also verified that Baylor had, in fact, implemented all 105 of Pepper Hamilton’s recommendations. Livingstone said the committee spent several days on campus and met with over 100 university staff members. The report specifically named key campus partners such as Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety, Health Services Center, Title IX Office, Counseling Center, Division of Student Life and the Division of Academic Affairs, saying that Baylor had “streamlined processes and systems to engage the entire university community.”



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CHANGE IS COMING On November 18th, the expansion of the Riverwalk on the Brazos River is set to open. The new part will be 0.6 miles and will make the loop of the riverwalk 5.5 miles in total.

East Riverwalk forecasts early opening BROOKE HILL Staff Writer The expansion of Waco’s Riverwalk on the Brazos River is now expected to be open for Baylor’s final home game against Iowa State on Nov. 18. The $5.7 million project is more than 200 days ahead of schedule, according to Tom Balk, the senior park planner. The extension completes a riverwalk connection between Brazos Park East and McLane Stadium. “The contractors left room in their schedule to account for the possibility

of heavy rain and flooding, which we’ve been fortunate enough to not experience much of this year. It’s been a problem in years past,” said John Williams, Waco’s Parks & Recreation director. “The way that it’s being constructed, it’s possible that even in the future some of this area would be underwater if heavy flooding was to occur. So the absence of bad weather is really what got the project so far ahead of schedule.” An 80-foot canopy covers the riverwalk as it crosses under an active railroad bridge to prevent trains from pushing rocks or debris onto pedestrians

50-year reunion brings Baylor community together again SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer Picture Baylor without McLane Stadium, Ferrell Center or Fountain Mall, but with a 11 p.m. curfew for students and formal attire for game days. That was what life on Baylor’s campus was like 50 years ago for the class of 1967. Friday afternoon in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, nearly 70 Baylor Bears came back to campus for their 50-year class reunion. “We’re the class from heaven, we’re the class of 1967,” The proud class of 1967 Vol.118 No. 18

proclaimed without any shyness in their voice, expressing their pride for Baylor decades later. Belton native Pam Dial Taylor, Baylor homecoming queen and former president of the Central Texas Baylor Club, said that despite the school having gone through a lot in 50 years, she believes the Baylor spirit is still alive and well. “We’ve been through many things in our lifetimes in these 50 years, but people who love Baylor University and our Bears in their heart are never going to say anything except we keep on going, we look to the future and we know

that that Baylor spirit can not die; it just doesn’t,” Taylor said. Among the Bears were married couples, former roommates, teammates and all other types of students in between. Some who came hadn’t seen each other in 50 years, while others had reunited beforehand. Four years ago, at a Waco music festival, former Collins dormitory roommates Mary Bowlin Lightfoot and Alice Meador Smith reunited. They remember where on campus they were when President John F.

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DECADES OF FRIENDSHIP Dianne Livesay, a member of the Class of ‘67, listens to her tablemate prior to the reunion dinner at the Barfield Ballroom on Friday.

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We’ve been hurt too #UsToo You may have seen a common theme on social media last week. Women all over the world posted “Me too” on their various platforms to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault. The movement, which was started in 2006 by a woman named Tarana Burke, gained viral momentum when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Oct. 15, “Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” We are here to say: Us too. Members of this board have been sexually harassed and assaulted. Unfortunately, when you have more than five women in a room, more than likely at least one of them could say “Me too.” Our timelines have been littered with posts stating, “Me too.” Some including more details and others with no explanation other than the two words - they didn’t need any explanation because people who saw the post knew. We must remember that for every “Me too” there is a harasser or an assailant. We must remember that not every victim shared their story. Another post that went viral last week said, “Remember, you only

hear the stories we can bear to tell you.” We have seen a response to the “Me too” movement. Although not prevalent enough, the response was “I have.” Some men posted on their social media, “I have. If all of the men who have been complicit or guilty of sexual harassment or assault wrote ‘I have’ as their status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” We are here to say, we have. Members of this board have witnessed sexual harassment and seen the signs of assault and have at times failed to take appropriate action. We must do better. We will be better. We need you to, too. The “Me too” movement is compelling and we support empowering survivors in every and any way they choose to empower themselves, but victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault are not and have never been the problem. Therefore they cannot, nor should they be expected to solve the problem alone. We must step up and speak out against sexual assault, whether we join “Me too” or not. We are also here to remind you that you shouldn’t need a hashtag to get a “sense of the magnitude of the problem.” You shouldn’t only care about the sexual assault epidemic once you see that people

in your circle have been harassed and assaulted. Survivors do not owe you their stories and it is not their responsibility to educate you. We are here to say that there is never a right or wrong time to talk about your story. Survivors should share whatever they want, whenever they want with whomever they want. There is no shame in keeping your trauma private until you are ready to talk. There is no shame in talking openly about your trauma. Every trauma is different and everyone heals differently. Sexual assault is something that happens more than most people care to admit. More than likely there are people in your life who have been assaulted. There are also assailants in your life. Call out your friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances when you see them contribute to rape culture. If every woman we know has a story about being cat called, then everyone should have a story about witnessing a cat call. Don’t let harassment get played off as “boys will be boys” or a “compliment.” Stand up when it is taboo to be the lone voice of opposition. Speak up when it is uncomfortable. There shouldn’t be this many me too’s, and we know that there are so many more. #UsToo


When is the right time to grow up? MONICA RODRIGUEZ Reporter When I first started college, I was ready to enter the real world. I thought the horrible seven-hour school days, immature boys and having to follow everyone else’s rules were all in the past. I was ready to set my own schedule and be in charge of my own future. Little did I know how hard the transition would actually be. While I’ve always considered myself way too mature for my own age, borderline grandma-like sometimes, if I’m being honest, I found myself being sucked into the typical college lifestyle. Grocery shopping and running other errands by myself on busy Sunday mornings proved to be more annoying than liberating. Going out during the week instead of just the weekend became the norm. I thought paying bills, scheduling my

own doctor’s appointments and looking for internships or job experience were still way too “adult” for me to deal with. Now that I’m almost three-fourths done with college, I’m finding myself trying to play catchup with all these grown-up responsibilities. Phrases like “career fair”, “resume” and “look at my LinkedIn profile” have started becoming a part of daily conversations. I look for business-casual clothing every time I go shopping. Filling out and highlighting my agenda is one of my favorite past-times and I have a mini panic attack if I can’t check my email for more than an hour or two. While I expected all of these things to eventually happen, as getting older is obviously inevitable, what I didn’t expect was the internal tug of war of always switching between two different personas: the more serious adult and the normal college kid. There is a stigma that comes along with becoming an upperclassman that you have to suddenly have your life all planned out for the next four years. If you aren’t engaged by senior year or you don’t have a job the second after you walk across the graduation stage, then that

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means that you must have done something wrong. What we forget is that growing up shouldn’t prevent you from giving up your youth. If you need to take a year to travel the world and figure life out before spending the next couple of years behind a desk every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then do it. I believe the happiest people are those who are able to keep a sense of joy and liveliness at any stage of life. Society often makes us feel like we have to put kid things behind us and focus on the future. Yes, growing up does come with responsibilities, but why does that have to mean the loss of enjoying childish habits? My point is that you shouldn’t have to pick and choose a certain life path. We will never be too old to go on spontaneous road trips, watch Disney movies or make impulsive choices. So, to all the adults out there who don’t consider themselves real adults yet, don’t feel like you have to let go of your inner child just yet. You have a whole lifetime ahead of you. Monica is a junior journalism major from Austin.

Being a woman is easy. All you have to do is follow a few simple rules that your mother teaches you, starting as early as you can walk. Every lesson plays out with ease. If you suddenly have to make the infamous midnight drive to Walgreens for a box of tampons, make sure to park under a light, hold your keys out to defend rather than attack, just in case you need a weapon, and then check your backseat before you drive off. Text a friend that you got back to the car. You are on your way home safely. While driving, keep an eye out for the same headlights trailing you for more than a few miles. Never take the same route home two days in a row. What if that man whose stare lingered too long in the parking lot has already decided you are the prize of a lifetime? To calm that nagging thought, take four rights and then resume your route. There is a pink-handled pepper spray in the glove compartment and one in your purse. You have never used them. You pray you never will. Finally you are home. You are safe, except you still have to make it to the front door. Slide out of the car and walk on the opposite side of the sidewalk to avoid the ominous figure ahead. Pretend to take a call. Whatever you do, do not make eye contact, because that would of course, insinuate you want their attention, right? That would basically be asking for it. Once inside, you triple lock the front door behind you and before you can go to bed, check every crevice large enough to fit a small child. Check every window. Lock every lock. Relax and try to feel safe, even though you can’t, because this is how you exist. After all, you are so vulnerable, being a woman, that you are such a seemingly easy target under all circumstances. Because everyone has told us bad people exist and they are capable of terrible things. We have been told men are often our assailants. We have seen enough headlines to know someone will hurt, steal, rape or kill us if we are not careful enough. The burden of being a careful woman is about survival. The conversation is always focused on warnings and advice about staying safe and being aware of your surroundings. In our current society, it is necessary. But what if we flirted with the incredible idea that our culture is validating our fears and anxiety? Violence against women is normalized. Women receive warning after warning, because we are raised to assume that down the line, someone will try to hurt you simply because you are a woman, although you will never deserve it. Embedding this in our society tells the masses that we recognize women as targets. It tells people that assault is normal and that all we can do is wave our small fists, put up a fight and try to protect ourselves better the next time when we apparently put ourselves in a risky situation. We are telling people that it is almost expected to happen, and that all women can arm themselves with is behavioral modifications and the lonely, far-fetched idea of feeling safe. We cannot fight this by saying our new-age feminism and bravery is bigger than a man lurking in the dark with a stern threat rehearsed to use. Change starts when we continuously remind everyone across the sexes that assault is the choice of the assailant and it cannot be normalized. It cannot be reasoned or justified by what a woman was wearing or what time of the night it was. It does not begin with the victims, but it ends with them. With all of the glass ceilings and challenges women already face, our biggest is the fact that embedded sexism is not out of our control. We can tell the officer who gave us the suspicious bruises, testify against the assailant, report who followed us home or be the most radical feminist in Texas, but women have to be careful for a reason, and we need to re-think that mentality. Cameron is a senior secondary education and journalism major from Georgetown.

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt Alpha Chi Omega hosts weeklong event to raise awareness for domestic violence


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event will go to the Waco Family Abuse Center. “It’s a philanthropy that really focuses on empowering individuals, especially women since they are the highest demographic to be affected by domestic violence, it’s all about empowering them and giving them a voice and being advocates for them, and I think that is so special,” President of Alpha Chi Omega Grace Bregard said. “It also affects so many people, no one knows the scope of it.” One in four college-age women will experience some sort of domestic violence, according to the One in Four website. “That’s insane,” Bregard said. “It’s crazy. It’s in our daily lives, it’s something we can help our friends with, something that if we’re educated on we can empower each other, raise each other up and just try to make the world a better place one person at a time in your local proximity, and that’s something really unique about it that I just love.” Members of Alpha Chi donate two dinners a week to the Waco Family Abuse

Center and send volunteers every Friday. They also put on events, like a Halloween party this year or giving out Easter baskets last year. Alpha Chi Omega philanthropy chair Katie Galgano said she is passionate about human rights in general. “I believe that a fundamental human right is the right to safety. Obviously if you’re being violated or hurt ... you’re not being able to have that fundamental right,” Galgano said. “I really want to fight and advocate for the people who have to go through that and just help raise awareness that this is a problem because I think its something that not a lot of people talk about or necessarily even want to think about, which kind of just allows it to continue because no one wants to discuss it. Which makes sense, it’s a very sensitive topic...Getting to educate others on my passions and try and be a part of a revolution to try to change the culture around us and change the way people think about it, it’s very special.”

to keep going upstream all the way to the Lake Waco dam, according to Balk. In the future, the goal is to reach the Waco Mammoth Site, and later complete the few miles left between there and the Lake Waco dam. Balk said that the trail will provide citizens with a way to enjoy the water and the views without having to worry about traffic or cars.

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RIVERWALK from Page 1 said. “It’s been a long-standing goal for the city to have a continuous riverwalk around the downtown portion of Lake Waco there. This is a critical chunk that helps us complete the loop downtown. We’ve already got a big project continuing upstream past Brazos Park East. That’s been a desire and a vision for Waco that’s probably 20 years old.” The long-range vision is


BROOKE HILL Doughnuts, candy and being the voice for the one in four college women who will experience domestic violence is what Alpha Chi Omega’s “Fight Against Fear Week” is all about. Alpha Chi will have a booth on fountain mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. yesterday through Wednesday in honor of domestic violence awareness month. Monday’s theme is “Do-nut let love hurt” with free Shipley’s doughnuts, Tuesday’s theme is “These hands don’t hurt” while asking students to take the pledge against domestic violence, and Wednesday’s theme is “Your boo shouldn’t scare you,” where they’ll be handing out Halloween candy while the girls are dressed as ghosts. The main event of the week will be a block party on from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Burleson Quad, featuring a concert by Thomas Csorba and Honest Men, who have agreed to take the pledge themselves. Other activities include a henna station, s’mores station, cotton candy station, food trucks, giant Jenga and cornhole. Admission to the event itself is free, but wristbands being sold for $10 will get you closer to the stage, popcorn, cotton candy and a henna tattoo. The profits from the


“I think the main value that these trails really have for Waco and the enjoyment of the Brazos River is that it gets people off surface streets. It gets people off sidewalks and puts them closer to the water,” Balk said. “It also keeps them separated from traffic so it’s safer, so you can jog, push strollers, ride your bike, whatever and not really have to worry about street crossings.

It’s a safe environment for really enjoying the trails. The other nice thing about it is that in this particular segment of the trail it puts you out over the water. It offers some views and opportunities that aren’t available on the older portions of the trail that are all built on land.” Balk said they should have a more definitive schedule within a week.

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Police Blotter Crime records of the past week on campus, according to the Baylor Crime and Fire Log.

Sunday, Oct. 22 Offense: Alcohol Minor Consuming x2 Time: 2:52 a.m. Location: 5th Street Garage located at 1201 S. 5th Street

Saturday, Oct. 21 Offense: Alcohol Public Intoxication Time: 4:50 p.m. Location: McLane Stadium located at 1001 Martin Luther King Blvd Offense: Burglary of Habitation Time: 4:59 a.m. Location: 1915 S. 15th Street Offense: Burglary of Motor Vehicle Time: Noon Location: S. 12th St/Wood Ave.

Friday, Oct. 20 Offense: Theft Time: 11 a.m. Location: Brooks Flats located at 1200 S. 7th Street Offense: Narcotics Possession Time: 8:31 p.m. Location: University Parks Apartments located at 2201 S. University Parks Drive

Friday, Oct. 19 Offense: Trespass Time: 3:50 a.m. Location: McLane Stadium located at 1001 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Offense: Criminal Mischief Time: 8:39 p.m. Location: 2020 S. 10th Street

Thursday, Oct. 18

Offense: Theft Time: Between 12:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Location: Kokernot Hall (Bike Rack) located at the 1110 S. 7th Street

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Chalk Talk host reflects on state of BU football SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer Baylor athletics has many traditions, and one of them takes place at the Bill Daniel Student Center every Thursday before a home football game. This seven-year tradition has grown and found its place on campus and its host, Derek Smith, has been there to help such efforts. The Indiana native came to Baylor as a graduate student in communications who had an interest in sportscasting. Outside of hosting Chalk Talk, Smith’s full time job is writing for various publications including Baylor Magazine and the Baylor Proud blog. Shortly after his arrival at Baylor, Smith took advantage of any opportunity he was given. “I came to Baylor as a student to get involved and I’ve been lucky that opportunities have come my way,” Smith said. “I’ve done whatever has been able to come my way and Chalk Talk has been apart of that these last few years.” Some opportunities that have come his way have included working with John Morris, the Voice of the Bears and being the public announcer for Baylor softball. In 2010, Chalk Talk was created, and Smith was selected as the host and has been ever since. The 30-minute event takes place in the SUB Den with two athletes, free pizza and rows of chairs for students to sit in. Before the event, there’s an opportunity for student questions to be heard so the event is conversational. Smith saw Chalk Talk as a way for students and athletes

to connect in a unique setting. “It was just a way to try to connect students with the football team, a chance to allow football players to see some of the student support and allow some of the students to get to see some of the football players in a different setting,” Smith said. “It gets students excited for the game on the weekend and hopefully be a student-friendly environment where players and students can interact and just be more up close.” With the laid-back environment of Chalk Talk, Smith gets to see athletes’ true personalities shine through without having to worry about saying the right things. “I think it’s just fun for the players to be able to talk about the game in a relax setting and show off a little of their personalities,” Smith said. “It’s also fun for students to interact with them in a way that’s casual, it’s just fun for everyone.” In addition to football, Chalk Talk also brings in basketball players. Due to their busy schedule and traveling, they aren’t hosted every week, but instead are a bit sporadic to align with player availability and home games. Going from football to basketball requires are a lot of changes, but Smith keeps his hosting of Chalk Talk the same using basic conversational tactics. “In both cases you’re trying to allow them to show off their personalities and their sense of humor, so the basics stay the same. The only difference is the questions I’m asking for each sport,” Smith said. Smith said it’s no secret

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CHAT WITH THE TEAM Host of Chalk Talk Derek Smith speaks with Baylor football players on Thursday before their homecoming game in the SUB Den.

that this 0-7 season has been rough on the Bears. Despite the record, which players are disappointed in, Smith has seen the players stay positive and acknowledge that they’re working toward a much bigger goal. “What I’ve seen so far are players who I know are disappointed because the record is what it is, but I feel a conviction among them that they’re working toward something, that they’re building toward something that’s going to be good and it’s taking a little bit of time right now, but I think they know they have to put in the hard work now for it to bear results later,” Smith said. “It’s a new system, new coaches and when everything clicks they think it’s going to be something good.” Smith said he was pleased to see the uplifted spirits of athletes because their energy makes or breaks Chalk Talk. “I’ve been pleased to see that they haven’t been down,” Smith said. “Chalk Talk would

be pretty bad if the players were down and the fans were down, but it’s been upbeat.” After seven years of hosting, Smith enjoys seeing year after year the athletes act like the young men they are. “One thing I’ve always enjoyed seeing is the players having this chance for them to let their hair down a little bit

and not be so serious and have fun,” Smith said. “At Chalk Talk you get to see them as the college students that they are.” If you’re in need of lunch plans on Thursday’s with a home football game the upcoming Saturday, then swing by the SUB Den for some pizza and a chat with Smith and the Bears.

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BU history professor recognized for book on Christian history Stubenrauch came across plates that said, “Prepare to Meet thy God.” Dr. Joseph “I got interested Stubenrauch, in this plate because associate professor of it was pretty grim, history, was awarded but it’s also a the 2017 Frank S. consumer object,” and Elizabeth D. Stubenrauch said. Brewer Book Prize “When I encountered for his book, “The these narratives Evangelical Age from historians of Ingenuity in on consumerism Industrial Britain.” as providing an This award alternative to religion Stubenrauch is given by the or pushing aside American Society religion, I thought of Church History, maybe for some a scholarly community that people, but what about religious is dedicated to studying the knick-knacks like these and the history of Christianity and how ways that evangelicals are good at it relates to culture in all time reaching mass audiences through periods, locations and contexts. them?” According to its website, the For Stubenrauch, the most American Society of Church enjoyable part about getting his History is one of the oldest and book published has been the most distinguished historical response he’s gotten from those societies in the U.S. who have read the book or those According to the American he has presented to. Society of Church History, “It’s been fun in that I think Stubenrauch received the prize for that what I have found often outstanding research in church surprises people but in an history by a first-time author. His interesting way,” Stubenrauch book explores the development said. “They will inevitably of modern Christianity during bring up their experiences in 19th century Britain and how it remembering that their Mom relates to evangelicalism. might have had that stuff on the Stubenrauch has taught at wall or I had to grow up reading Baylor for six years and primarily these stories, so it’s interesting teaches courses in British and seeing how people connect to it.” world history, as well as graduate Dr. Barry Hankins, professor courses in cultural history. and chair of the history Stubenrauch’s first experience department, said in a press with this topic was as a high release that he was very proud school student working at a that Stubenrauch received this Christian bookstore. He noticed award. the home decor in the bookstore “We’re pleased but not with Scripture on it. From wall surprised that Dr. Stubenrauch hangings to door signs, he saw has won the Brewer Prize. His how Christians were expressing outstanding book and the award their faith in a tangible way. recognizing it signal that he is Later on, while reading on one of the top young scholars in consumerism and homeware a field of study he will help shape goods in 19th century Britain, for decades to come.”

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RARE GIFTS Brazos County gifted Baylor University with 19th century documents that belonged to Judge R.E.B. Baylor over homecoming weekend.

Rare Judge Baylor documents gifted to university over homecoming PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Rare 19th century documents belonging to Baylor’s namesake and co-founder Judge Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor were officially presented to the university over homecoming weekend as a gift from Brazos County. Brazos County district clerk Marc Hamlin oversaw the preservation of the historic law documents, which was made possible through a grant from the State Bar of Texas. Board of Regents member and U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge the Hon. Jennifer Elrod and retired judge of the 11th District Court in Harris County the Hon. Mark Davidson were integral in securing funds for the project, an approximately $7,000 undertaking. Judge Baylor converted to Christianity in 1839 at the age of 46 and moved to Texas shortly afterward to spread the Gospel and continue his career in law. Judge Baylor was the third district judge in the Republic of Texas, and according to his biography,

Baylor’s been around for over 150 years so that’s a lot of things and decisions that happened.”

LEANNA BARCELONA | UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST preached one of the first sermons offered in Waco. “It’s said that Judge Baylor had a Bible in one saddlebag and a law book in the other saddlebag,” Hamlin said. Judge Baylor’s law documents contain civil and criminal proceedings and allegations against elected officials. Hamlin said seeing Judge Baylor’s signature was particularly significant to him personally as a district clerk. He said signatures are almost like the “holy grail” of an order signed by a judge.

Hamlin said most counties, like Brazos County, have gone paperless with law documents. Because most people are electronically signing documents, Hamlin said he believes the pen-to-paper aspect is going away and will be something future generations won’t have to look back on. University archivist Leanna Barcelona said that looking at documents and materials with historical value not only inform people about where the university came from, but help them understand where it’s going. “There’s just good research value and it’s also good to understand your history,” Barcelona said. “Baylor’s been around for over 150 years, so that’s a lot of things and decisions that happened. Having those kinds of materials here is really important.” Baylor received a copy of the twovolumes of law documents, while the originals will remain in the Brazos County Courthouse on account of jurisdiction.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the premier North American th commemoration of the 500 anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

The 2017 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture “The Bible and the Reformation” Wednesday, October 25 – Friday, October 27, 2017 How has it been remembered? What are its legacies? What of its great moments and characters have we ignored or undervalued? What remains to be discovered?

All sessions are free and open to Baylor faculty, staff, and students.

For more information and the full schedule: Confirmed speakers include: Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University Randall Zachman, University of Notre Dame Bruce Gordon, Yale Divinity School Johanna Rahner, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary Beth Allison Barr, Baylor University Iain Provan, Regent College Tamara Lewis, Southern Methodist University Godwin Makabi, Anglican Church of Nigeria Ralph Wood, Baylor University


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TOUCHDOWN Woodlands sophomore and member of the Baylor All Girls Cheer leading spirit squad Morgan Young performs a back tuck after a touchdown Saturday against West Virginia.

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TRADITIONS Bruiser and Marigold celebrate as fireworks explode over Fountain Mall after the Extravaganza on Fountain Mall. The Traditions Rally featured a speech by head football coach Matt Rhule and performances by the spirit squads Friday night.

SCHOOL SPIRIT The dance team performs a routine on stage before the bonfire begins during Extravaganza on Thursday night..

Homecoming unites, past and present

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PERFECT SPIRAL Sophomore quarterback Zach Smith throws the ball down field during the homecoming football game against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Smith has 1,421 passing yards for the season.

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HERITAGE Katy senior Lucila Beuses along with the Hispanic Student Association participated in the Baylor homecoming parade by displaying a variety of flags. The Parade was held Saturday morning and went through downtown Waco onto campus.

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ALL SMILES President Dr. Linda Livingstone and first gentleman Brad Livingstone greet the crowd during the homecoming parade Saturday morning.

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QUEEN Flower Mound senior Kaylee King was crowned Baylor Homecoming Queen by 2016 Baylor Homecoming Queen Rockwall graduate student Anabel Burke.

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SIC’ EM Members of the Baylor color guard do a Sic’Em at the end of “That Good Old Baylor Line”.


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LUNA(R) ECLIPSE Irving sophomore and Lariat arts and life editor Kristina Valdez and Houston sophomore Adrianna Geegan pose together at the last year’s Mala Luna music festival. Mala Luna is a two-day music festival dedicated to showcasing popular hip-hop and R&B artists. This year, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Future and Migos will be headlining from Oct. 28 to Oct. 29 in San Antonio.

Mala Luna Music Festival to hit San Antonio KAITLYN DEHAVEN Design Editor This weekend the second annual Mala Luna Music Festival will rock San Antonio, bringing popular artists from around the world such as Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Future and Migos. The festival will start at noon Saturday and Sunday and will take place at the Nelson Wolff Stadium in San Antonio. Festival guests can look forward to several R&B and hip-hop artists taking the main stage, a variety of merchandise from vendors and food offered by various vendors such as Newk’s, Wholly Cow, Kona Ice and more. The festival will also provide options for vegetarians and vegans. Colin Rinehart, PR representative for Giant Noise, the public relations firm working the festival, said the festival brings more than just music to the city by contributing merchants, art and food vendors from around the San Antonio area. “The festival will pay homage to the local culture and the communities’ anuual Diá de los Muertos celebration through a highly curated selection of stellar music acts, along with multiple live art installations and numerous local food vendors and merchants,” Rinehart said. In addition, the festival will provide free water to ensure guests do not become dehydrated while listening to their favorite bands. Visitors are encouraged to bring an empty water bottle to fill up at one of the hydration stations. For Mala Luna’s first festival, tickets sold out, and the venue was packed. There were about

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30,000 visitors in attendance throughout the course of the weekend. Now the festival is changing its location in order to accommodate the high turnout. The festival’s venue, Nelson Wolf Stadium, will be larger, guaranteeing an overall better experience for all guests and will feature a second main stage. Houston sophomore Adrianna Geegan said one of her favorite parts of the festival was the nighttime portion, when all the best acts played and she could have a good time with her friends. “Being there at night was so much more fun than being there in the day,” Geegan said. “There were a lot more people there, all my friends were there and by that time, we had gotten to the front so we really could see everything up close.” Geegan said the festival was an experience she will always remember and although she can’t attend this year, she wishes she could go again. “It’s a really great experience to go with your friends,” Geegan said. “If you love music festivals or seeing a lot of artists at once, I would definitely recommend going. Cross it off your bucket list.” One-day general admission tickets are $79 and two-day tickets are priced at $119. In addition, there are VIP two-day packages being offered from $209 to $399. All tickets are on sale now and can be found at www. Guests and potential festival-goers can also keep up with the latest updates by following “@malalunafest” on their social media platforms.

Life on the

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION A free lecture by NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough

October 27 at 2:30 p.m. Baylor Sciences Building, B-110

Sponsored by the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and CASPER

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‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ cast expects successful Hippodrome shows JENNIFER SMITH

What to do in Waco this week: >>> Today

Reporter The Waco Hippodrome is hosting an ongoing Halloween event, the Hippodrome Horrorfest, starting today and ending on Oct. 31. The Horrorfest kicked off last Friday with the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” and will conclude on Oct. 31 with a “Michael Jackson Halloween Thriller Spectacular.” During the week of the Hippodrome Horrorfest, you can catch classic Halloween movie such as “Casper” and “Frankenstein,” along with a live shadow-cast performance of the famous movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” on Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets are on sale now for each event. The Hippodrome’s events coordinator, Carina Yebra, said this year’s response to the event has been greater than anything they could have ever imagined. “I think it’s a great opportunity to expose movies that people probably wouldn’t watch throughout the year, old and new,” Yebra said. “October is a fun month for everyone, but between the movies, Rocky Horror and the Michael Jackson impersonator, the Hippodrome definitely does it big.” This is the Hippodrome’s third year in a row to perform “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Melanie Studer is shadowing the character of Janet Weiss, a young, naive newlywed who gets lost with her husband, Brad Majors. The couple ends up at the mysterious castle of Dr. FrankN-Furter, a transvestite alien from the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. This is Studer’s first time performing “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” and she said she could not be more excited to play Janet. “Janet is this innocent girl who gets engaged and then, throughout the movie, becomes awakened to her sexuality and being different,” Studer said. “She realizes she doesn’t necessarily want to be living in the box she created, and she wants to go outside of that.” The movie was created in 1975 and has gained a large fan base ever since. “My dad actually saw the


7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — Together, Baylor University’s Women and Men’s Choir will be performing in the Jones Concert Hall for free.

>>> Wednesday, Oct. 25 6 - 8 p.m. — For their annual Halloween carnival, South Waco Community Center will be bringing free food, carnival games and trick-or-treating for their South Waco Halloween Carnival. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — Enjoy watching 14 percussionists play under Baylor associate professor of percussion Todd Meehan during the free Baylor Percussion Group Concert. 8 p.m. — The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill brings in live Waco talent every Wednesday for their Waco Wednesdays at The Backyard.

>>> Thursday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. — Audrey Oliver performs live at Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits.

>>> 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.


show in 1985 and he’s loved it since then. I’ve asked him before why he and so many others like it so much, and I think it just gave people an excuse to embrace differences and be strange,” Studer said. “Audience participation is almost required because it’s so encouraged, so it makes people feel like they’re a part of it.” Studer majored in theater at Baylor and regularly performs at the Waco Civic Theatre. This is her first time performing in Rocky Horror, but she said this show is especially intriguing. “The movie obviously has a cult following and I think people enjoy that it’s weird and they don’t fully understand it. But they go along with it and embrace it for what it is,

just like the characters in the movie,” Studer said. Erin Shephard plays the lead role of Dr. Frank-NFurter, the crowd’s favorite transvestite villain. Shephard is also a regular performer at the Waco Civic Theatre and will be performing Rocky Horror for the first time. She said she admires the movie for the stellar cast of characters and awesome music to rock out to. “Everyone loves a villain, especially when he’s brought to life by an actor as incredible as Tim Curry,” Shephard said. “He’s smart, funny, has an amazing wardrobe and he has that glam-rock swagger.” Shepard said it is difficult to pick her favorite song to

perform because of all the amazing music in the show. “Well, although ‘Sweet Transvestite’ is a fantastic opening number, and I love to prance around, I think the reprise of ‘I Can Make You a Man’ might be my favorite because it’s a little funnier, and I love to be a goofball,” Shephard said. Shephard is also a photographer for Lone Star Pin-Up, and she shot the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” cast photos. Get into the Halloween spirit with movies and live shows at the Hippodrome Horrorfest by going to http://

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The committee also interviewed several student groups on campus, including the Title IX Student Advisory Council and Baylor’s It’s On Us chapter, student regents, Chamber of Commerce members and community leaders from Campus Living and Learning. The committee reported staff was competent and well-trained to address Title IX reports, and that students were involved in supporting the awareness of Title IX and the steps necessary to make a report. The committee’s report is strictly preliminary. The final decision will be determined the first week of December. “We’re stronger now because of what we’ve gone through in this particular situation. We’ve been, I think, very self-reflective as an institution,” Livingstone said. “We have learned some very painful lessons as an institution, and so because of that we are a much better and stronger institution than we were before and we will continue to learn both from those incidents and anything that comes after that.” While Livingstone said she is pleased with the university’s progress in structurally implementing Pepper Hamilton’s 105 recommendations, she emphasized that Baylor will continue to learn from its experiences and the experiences of other institutions to ensure Baylor is keeping up with best practices and learning new things along the way. “This is an issue that I don’t think you’re ever completely done dealing with, because it is an ongoing issue and we have to make sure we stay really on top of it and ensure that we’re doing the best we can for our students,” Livingstone said. “We will continue to make progress even beyond what we’ve already done.” Baylor remains under investigation by entities such as the Big 12 Conference, the NCAA, the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education. Livingstone reiterated that Baylor will continue to cooperate with these institutions and organizations and provide them with the information they need. “While we still have lawsuits and investigations, we will continue to work cooperatively. Most importantly, we want to take care of our students,” Board of Regents chairman Joel T. Allison said. Livingstone and Allison emphasized increased collaboration and engagement between regents and Baylor’s senior administrators. Two new councils were created to foster these relationships, the President’s Council and the University Council. Formerly known as the Executive Council, the President’s Council consists of Livingstone’s direct reports. Livingstone said some of the structure and membership of this

Kennedy was shot, as well as when they were switchboard workers connecting each incoming call to its desired room. When visiting Collins, a community leader showed them their old room and it immediately brought back fond memories. Lightfoot said she is excited that everyone is back together. “It’s great coming back. We were roommates and we have reconnected and it’s fun to just come back and be together,” Lightfoot said. “It’s a family. It’s really family.” Smith said she had serious nostalgia coming back to campus again. “It was so deja-vu. It was the chiming of the bells — it just brought you back,” Smith said. Diane Baker Cole and J.L. Cole met while working on the same college council for Seventh and James Baptist Church, and this past June they celebrated their 50-year wedding anniversary. Coming back and reuniting with old classmates brought back good memories on campus. Diane Cole remembers how the same campus size made everyone involved in campus life. “We have some great memories of Baylor. Back in the ’60s there were some fun things going on; it wasn’t as big so everyone was a lot closer,” Diane Cole said. “Everyone was involved in campus life.” Some of J.L. Cole’s best Baylor experiences happened in the old Brooks Hall. “My favorite memory revolved around freshman year around Brooks Hall, they’ve since torned it down — no air conditioning. But it housed the ROTC program,” J.L. Cole said. “It was a very active building without a lot of great friendships. Good old 416 Brooks.” Baylor’s campus life today doesn’t consist of curfews and suits and ties, but the Baylor spirit is still strong. Even 50 years later, the Baylor family and its spirit is as strong as ever thanks to this class of 1967.

council has been shifted. Members now include Interim Provost Michael McLendon, senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer Reagan Ramsower, vice president for student life Kevin Jackson and vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Mack Rhoades IV. Ramsower will transition out of his role and return to Hankamer School of Business as a full professor at the end of May 2018. Livingstone said a search process will soon begin for a chief business officer, a position created to transition away from the chief operating officer role. She also said the university will soon be receiving feedback from faculty as the process of looking for a permanent provost begins. The newly formed University Council includes the President’s Council as well as deans and vice provosts. “One of the things I’ve been working on as a new president is building out the leadership capacity within the institution,” Livingstone said. “The academic leadership of the university will be much more engaged with the administrative leadership as we move the university forward.” Livingstone said the board members and deans shared a dinner together Wednesday night that included “unbelievably rich” breakout discussions between President’s Council members, regents and deans. The board had never done that with the deans, Livingstone said, and everyone was able to learn from one another. “We’re really working hard with the board to focus on how we engage them in discussion and engage them in strategic conversations more than just presenting material to them,” Livingstone said. “It’s a shift in culture on the board.” Allison said the three-day Board of Regents meetings included “very good dialogue” and “good engagement.” “[President Livingstone’s] done a great job hitting the ground running,” Allison said. “She has really taken a hold of the reins of the university and [is] demonstrating tremendous leadership.” While Allison said he was pleased with the meetings, he said they can always find ways to improve and will continue seeking feedback in order to continue exhibiting good governance. “Everyone wants Baylor to be positive and be what it has always been — that shining light on a hill as a Christian university,” Allison said. “We have a unique opportunity in this world today to really stand out as a true, Christian university that is committed to academic excellence by integrating Christian commitment within a caring community.”

#METOO from Page 1 film executive and producer, Harvey Weinstein. On Oct. 5, the New York Times published a lengthy article detailing several years of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Weinstein. The story included the accounts of various women in the film industry who had kept quiet about their interactions with Weinstein for decades. Weinstein has been fired since the scandal broke, but just do one Twitter search and it’s evident that the topic and the movement is still highly trending in various areas, including Waco and the Baylor community as well. Montgomery senior, Mohammed Shafiq said he was in awe of how many people had updated their statuses’ with #MeToo. “I’ll admit that the #MeToo campaign really opened my eyes to how big of an issue

sexual harassment is for women,” Shafiq said. “It’s devastatingly sad.”

People really need to break the silence and end the violence.”


While Baylor continues to stress its open-door policy to helping those who have been a victim of sexual assault and harassment as a result of its own recent scandals coming to light, the Baylor Counseling Center has expanded its

services in order to offer assistance to those victims who choose to come forward. In a news update posted by Baylor in April 2017, Liz Noble, Baylor’s advocate for students and counselor at the center, said the Baylor staff has been “receptive and eager to help students in need” and willing to help those who need to navigate their way through various legal processes. Although the road to tackling the stigmas of victim shaming and serial sexual predation are still lined with monumental hurdles, the #MeToo movement continues to allow more people to truly understand the severity of the issues. “These subjects shouldn’t need to be labeled ‘taboo’ anymore,” Donaldson said. “People really need to break the silence to end the violence.”

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TRADITION (Top) Andy Pittman, member of the class of ‘67, shows of his slime cap from his freshman year at the alumni reunion on Friday evening. (Bottom) Karen Bell, a member of the Class of ‘67, listens to her tablemate prior to the reunion dinner.


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Men’s basketball plays for greater cause BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor men’s basketball lost to the University of Houston 81-78 Saturday afternoon at the Ferrell Center. The Bears hosted the Cougars in an exhibition game to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. Texas Farm Bureau Insurance matched the amount of money raised from ticket sales, resulting in proceeds exceeding $20,000. Baylor head coach Scott Drew said the scrimmage was put together to raise relief money and give back to the Houston community. “That’s outstanding and that’s why we did this scrimmage,” Drew said. “I know it meant a lot to our players and staff to give back to all the people that have suffered from Hurricane Harvey.” Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson said he appreciates the Baylor’s willingness to help out hurricane victims. “It was good for both teams,” Sampson said. “Our program has been heavily involved with the hurricane relief effort. We’ve been able to help a lot of people. I really appreciate Scott [Drew] allowing us to come up here and do this.” As for the game, the Cougars came out firing, jumping out to a 9-0 lead behind two baskets from senior guard Rob Gray, while the Bears missed their first three shots from the field. Almost four minutes into the game, Baylor senior guard Manu Lecomte found senior forward Terry Maston for a mid-range jumper to put the Bears on the board and make it a 9-2 game. The Bears picked up the intensity on both ends of the floor, putting together a 10-3 run fueled by back-to-back threes from Lecomte to cut the Houston lead to 14-12 and forcing the Cougars to call a timeout with 13 minutes remaining in the half. Baylor senior center Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. came up with his first basket of the game on a drop

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GIVING BACK Junior guard Jake Lindsey looks for an open man in Baylor’s exhibition game against Houston on Oct. 21 at the Ferrell Center. The Bears fell to the Cougars 81-78.

step move to the basket, tying the game at 17 apiece with 11 minutes left in the half. The Bears took their first lead of the game on a made free throw by junior guard Jake Lindsey and Baylor extended the lead with a three from Lecomte and two made free throws from LualAcuil to take a 26-23 lead with eight minutes remaining in the first half. Lual-Acuil knocked down 3-of-4 free throws late in the first half to tie the game at 36 going into halftime. At the break, Lecomte led the Bears with nine points while Gray had 11 for the Cougars. Baylor jumped out to a 43-39 lead in the second half behind a three from junior guard King McClure and a jumper from Maston, but

Houston responded with a 5-0 run to take the lead three minutes into the second half. Lecomte’s fourth three-pointer of the afternoon gave Baylor a 48-47 lead, but the Cougars attacked the rim with Lual-Acuil. on the bench to take a 52-48 lead with 13 minutes left in the game. Lual-Acuil came back into the game and scored back-to-back buckets off of feeds from freshman forward Mark Vital to tie the game at 52 apiece with 12 minutes to go in the game. A runner from junior guard Corey Davis Jr. put the Cougars up 61-58, but a Maston layup and two free throws from McClure gave the Bears a one point lead with seven minutes remaining.

A three-pointer from Houston sophomore guard Armoni Brooks gave the Cougars a fivepoint lead, but Maston responded with a deep ball of his own to make it a 68-66 Houston lead with three minutes left. Houston senior forward Devin Davis acted as the closer for the Cougars, hitting two jumpers and taking Lual-Acuil off the dribble for a reverse layup to give Houston a 74-70 lead with 30 seconds left. The Bears fouled to keep the game going as Gray knocked down 5-of-6 from the line to keep Houston’s lead at four with 20 seconds remaining.


Bears fall to Longhorns after overtime goal BEN EVERETT Sports Writer The Bears and the Longhorns fought through 90 minutes of regulation with no score before junior midfielder Katie Glenn knocked in the golden goal with three minutes left in overtime to give Texas the win on Friday night. The Bears (10-4-2, 4-3-1) outshot the Longhorns (13-1-2, 5-12) 20 to nine while also getting six shots on goal to Texas’ three. Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said he felt the score did not reflect how the team played, but the better team does not always get the win. “I really felt like we were the better team tonight,” Jobson said. “But the team that puts the ball in the back of the net is the team that wins the game.” The Bears came close to scoring in the 13th minute when junior defender Sarah King launched a backwards shot toward the goal, but Texas sophomore goalkeeper Nicole Curry was there to recover and keep the game scoreless. In the 19th minute, Texas junior midfielder Amber Stearns received a yellow card for her foul on Baylor senior midfielder Aline De Lima, but De Lima could not convert the penalty kick.

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HEARTBREAK Sophomore forward Camyrn Wendlandt defends against Texas junior midfielder Kayra Dollas in Friday nights loss to the University of Texas in Waco.


Freshman midfielder Ally Henderson got a clean look at the goal in the 24th minute, but Curry came up with the save once again. Texas sophomore forward Cyera Hintzen took the Longhorns’ first shot of the game in the 26th minute, but the ball sailed wide left. Hintzen got another look at the goal in the 34th minute but failed to convert again, this time missing wide right as the game remained knotted at zero. Hintzen received a penalty kick off of a Baylor foul in the 40th minute, but freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt came up with the save to make it a 0-0 game at the half. At the break, the Bears led with 10 shots and two shots on goal while the Longhorns only had four shots and one shot on goal. In the 48th minute, junior forward Lauren Piercy broke away from the defense and whipped a pass to junior midfielder Kennedy Brown, but Brown’s shot scraped the top of the goal and sailed out of bounds. De Lima had the goal in her sights in the 63rd minute after a pass from Piercy made it a one-on-one matchup between her

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BAILEY BRAMMER Editor-in-Chief Baylor football fell to No. 23 West Virginia University 38-36 Saturday at McLane Stadium during its homecoming game. Despite the loss, the Bears (0-7, 0-4) came back from a 25-point deficit at the end of the third quarter to give the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1) a challenge in the fourth quarter. Baylor had an opportunity to tie the game at 38 and send it into overtime, but a failed two-point conversion ended the Bears’ hopes for their first win. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said that while he was impressed with his team’s performance in the fourth quarter, their efforts were ultimately too late to secure a win. “We, unfortunately, let the game get too far away before mounting that comeback,” Rhule said. “I was proud of their effort, proud of their ability to rally. I was proud of the defense. I think basically having a shutout in the fourth quarter, so a lot of young guys stepped up, a lot of new guys stepped up, and for that, I’m proud of them. We’ll continue to try to work with them.” Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer took over for sophomore quarterback Zach Smith at the start of the fourth quarter and racked up 109 passing yards, two touchdowns and 48 rushing yards. Rhule said the switch was because Smith had come down with the stomach flu and wasn’t feeling well prior to the game. He added that Brewer brings the ability to run and move to the game and definitely proved his potential in the fourth quarter. Freshman running back Trestan Ebner also stepped up against the Mountaineers, recording 163 total yards and three touchdowns, one rushing and two receiving.

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CONTINUING TO FIGHT Sophomore quarterback Zach Smith hands the ball off to running back Jamycal Hasty in Saturday’s 38-36 loss to the Mountaineers.

Ebner said it was a big deal to have so many freshmen from the same recruiting class perform so well and that the Bears are going to continue to work toward a win. “We’re just always trying to build this program,” Ebner said. “We’re going to keep going up. We’re going to keep going up the next week, the week after that, off-season, the year after that, the year after that. As long as Coach

Rhule’s here, we’re going to keep going up. The man knows what he’s doing, and we’re 100 percent behind him.” Along with the offense’s 23 points and 13 first downs in the fourth quarter, the defense held West Virginia to zero points and one first down, as well as forcing two punts and recovering an onside kick. Freshman defensive tackle James Lynch had the Bears’ only sack of the night for a

loss of 10 yards. Despite being shut down in the fourth quarter, West Virginia put up 375 total passing yards and 118 rushing yards, along with five touchdown passes by junior quarterback Will Grier. West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said he recognizes Baylor’s attempts at a comeback win because the Mountaineers were in a similar situation last week when they fought back from an 18-point deficit to beat Texas Tech 46-35. “We know how that feels because it happened a week ago. We were on the positive end of both,” Holgorsen said. “So we got a good comeback, and we prevented a good comeback. So give Coach Rhule credit and Baylor credit for believing. At the end of the third quarter, they weren’t in a very good spot, and they came out in the fourth quarter and played great and scored a lot of points on us.” Although the Bears struggled in the first half, putting up only a pair of field goals, their strong second-half performance has the team excited to take on the University of Texas on Saturday. Rhule said he especially wants a win for the seniors who have stuck with the program through all its ups and downs. “I really hurt for our seniors,” Rhule said. “And I’m proud of them and proud to know them. Hopefully we can send them out on the right note. All I want to see is down the stretch I want to make sure we honor our seniors who are out there fighting with us. Send them off on the right note and continue to build momentum for the guys on the football team where they learn how to win.” The Bears will face off with the Longhorns at 11 a.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium.

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Lecomte knocked down a step-back three-pointer with one second remaining to make it a 79-78 game, but Gray knocked down two more from the foul line to ice the game as Houston won 81-78. Lual-Acuil finished with 18 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while Lecomte contributed 17 points and 10 assists on 5-for-10 shooting from three point range. Gray picked up a double-double for the Cougars, finishing with 25 points and 11 assists while going 10-for-14 from the free throw line. Drew said the Bears now have a basis to see what areas of the game they need to improve in order to get ready for the season. “Playing in scrimmages this early shows us what we need to work on,” Drew said. “Playing against high quality competition and a well coached team allows us to know what areas we need to get better.” The Bears open their season against Central Arkansas at noon on Nov. 10 in the Ferrell Center.

and the goalkeeper, but she was called offsides to nullify the play. Sophomore forward Halee Sowinski got a breakaway opportunity in the 75th minute, but could not convert with two defenders on her as Curry got the save for the Longhorns. Sophomore forward Reagan Padgett’s shot on goal in the 86th minute clipped off of a Texas defender and Curry was able to come up with the save as the two teams headed into overtime scoreless. Texas got the win on a golden goal from Glenn in the 97th minute to end the game. Baylor junior midfielder Julie James said the loss hurts, but they need to move on. “It’s always tough not to get the result, especially when you fight as hard as we did,” James said. “It hurts. There’s no sugar coating it. But we’ll get back out there and we have a game next Friday so we’ll keep moving forward.” Baylor completed the home slate of its season, finishing 6-2-0 at Betty Lou Mays Field. The Bears look to bounce back as they face TCU at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Fort Worth.

Other Inuguration Events T U ESDAY, OC TOBER 24, 2 017

Dr Pepper Hour 3:00 p.m. Various locations

The Inauguration of President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. T H U R SDAY, OC TOBER 26, 2 017 3:00 p.m. Ferrell Center Reception immediately following

(Classes on the Waco campus will be suspended from 2:00-4:45 p.m. so students can attend. Classes that begin at 4:45 p.m. or later will proceed as scheduled.)

Served in commemorative Inauguration glasses in Barfield Drawing Room and on the sixth floor of Clifton Robinson Tower.

Family Dinner with the Livingstones 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Livingstone and First Gent Brad Livingstone host this student-only event near Allbritton House at Third Street and Speight. Enjoy a free meal from food truck vendors, student performances and photos with the President and First Gent.

W EDN ESDAY, OC TOBER 2 5, 2 017

Cultivating Human Flourishing: An Academic Symposium 3:00 p.m. Waco Hall

Dr. Livingstone and Interim Provost Michael K. McLendon will explore the crossroads of human flourishing with four leading Baylor scholars: • Dawn S. Carlson, PhD, The H.R. Gibson Chair of Management Development, Hankamer School of Business • Beverly Roberts Gaventa, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Religion, College of Arts & Sciences • Byron R. Johnson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion • Dwayne D. Simmons, PhD, The Cornelia Marschall Smith Endowed Professor and chair of the department of biology, College of Arts & Sciences

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