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Inauguration brings in new era Dr. Livingstone officially initiated into Baylor family PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Dr. Linda A. Livingstone made history as she was officially inaugurated as Baylor’s first female president on Thursday. Livingstone is the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history as an institution. The inauguration ceremony held at the Ferrell Center was not only a time for the Baylor family to celebrate the university’s heritage, but also to reflect upon the future of Baylor as a significant Christian research university under Livingstone’s leadership. Several members of the community were also present at the inauguration ceremony, including Sen. Brian Birdwell, Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson and City of Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver. “As I look back over my life’s journey, I can see how God used my family, my education and my professional experiences to bring me to Baylor to rejoin the Baylor family at such a time as this,” Livingstone said. Livingstone rejoins the Baylor community after serving as dean of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and most recently dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business. “In retrospect, I realize how formative my combined experiences at Pepperdine and GW were to my development as a leader. I went into difficult situations at both institutions and sometimes wondered if I had actually made the right choice. Brad [Livingstone] always had faith, however, and many times told me that God was preparing me for something even more significant,” Livingstone said.
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BEAMING WITH JOY Dr. Linda Livingstone smiles as she addresses the crowd at the Baylor presidential inauguration. Livingstone spoke on her reasons for choosing to accept the offer to be president of the university and her vision for her next few years in office
When Livingstone received a call earlier this year informing her she had been selected as the 15th president of Baylor, she said she knew it was the moment God had been preparing her for all along. “I believe we are in a key moment of transition at the university,” Livingstone said. “As we commit ourselves to fulfill our transformative university mission, we have the opportunity to build a transformational legacy that will impact students for generations to come in even more significant ways than it has in past generations.”
While Livingstone recognized she was returning to the university at a difficult time, she said she accepted the call not in spite of institutional difficulties, but because of them. “Every crisis is an opportunity to learn and to rebuild and I truly believe that God wanted me to assume that task at this particular point in Baylor’s history,” Livingstone said. In her speech, Livingstone emphasized Baylor’s commitment to both the Christian faith and strong academics. At the beginning of her tenure as president, Livingstone initiated a plan to bring Baylor to the forefront as a “Tier One” research institution.
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Baylor bridges gaps in faith, education PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer In a world where some institutions of higher learning are trading religion for scholarship, four of Baylor’s most prolific researchers gathered to discuss the importance of upholding both, not only for Baylor, but for an impact that resounds beyond the parameters of campus. Faith and academia are not mutually exclusive, as Wednesday’s panelists emphasized at “Cultivating Human Flourishing: An Academic Symposium.” President Dr. Linda A. Livingstone and Interim Provost Michael McLendon hosted the symposium at Waco Hall, one of the final events before Livingstone’s inauguration ceremony on Thursday. The four faculty scholars included: Dr. Dawn Carlson, H.R. Gibson Chair of Organizational Development in Hankamer School of Business; Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, distinguished professor of religion; Dr. Byron Johnson, distinguished professor of the social sciences and founder of the Baylor Institute for Students of Religion (ISR); Dr. Dwayne Simmons, Cornelia Marschall Smith Endowed Professor and chair of the department of biology. “We aspire to be a top-tier research university while strengthening our commitment as a Christian institution, what better way to do that than to profile some of our own preeminent faculty who are doing significant research that is making a difference in the world,” Livingstone said. In the context of Baylor’s strengths as an institution committed to its faith tradition, McLendon said he believes it’s important to look forward and ask, “In 10 to 20 years’ time, what problems in our world do we want Baylor scholars and researchers to have contributed leading solutions?” Research Solutions: Crime and Religion Although representing a variety of disciplines, the panelists emphasized the importance of research for policymakers who seek to understand
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decisions that also conserve resources. Research Solutions: Work-Life Balance Carlson’s research explores the intersection between work and family life. She has published over 80 journal articles, the most recent one being featured in the scholarly journal Computers in Human Behavior. Carlson said she believes it’s important to set boundaries between work and family spheres so people can fully engage in each domain and, in turn, flourish as human beings. “My work helps define the work place conditions in which humans can flourish,” Carlson said. “My hope is that my research helps organizations set policies and create cultures that are supportive and family friendly. My hope is that my research helps individuals be better able to manage the competing demands of work and family and able to capitalize on the fact that they’re engaged in multiple domains. My hope is that my work helps people lead better lives and flourish no matter where they are.” Carlson’s work regarding work life balance testifies to the interdisciplinary nature of human flourishing. While it may be possible to succeed at work, it might seem that it comes at the cost of valued family time or vice versa. Carlson said she believes there is a better way for family and organizations to co-exist. Research Solutions: Sensory
The traditional running of the Baylor Line will be particularly special this Saturday as nearly 900 women, who were freshmen at Baylor from 1970 to 1994, will experience running the Baylor Line for the first time. The Baylor Line was founded in 1970 as a spirit organization for first-year male students. A year later, the Baylor Sidelines was created as a parallel organization for women. The Baylor Line eventually became a co-ed organization in 1994. All women participating in the ceremonial running have their own Baylor Line jerseys with their class years and chosen names. Before kickoff, the group of alumni will gather at the south end of McLane Stadium and will join the Baylor Line as they run onto the field to form a human tunnel and welcome football players to the field. The idea has been floating around for a number of years, but alumni have reached out to Baylor President Dr. Linda A. Livingstone recently, asking if the women who were not given the opportunity to run the Line while at Baylor could run this season, according to director of student activities Matt Burchett. The alumnae will run in advance of the first year students and in a different space. The first year students will line up in their typical ramp and alumnae will be in the end zone right in front of the berm. They plan to release the alumnae and then wait about a minute and a half before releasing the first year students. The alumnae will have the opportunity to pick up their jerseys Friday or Saturday at the Student Union Building (SUB). Free breakfast will be provided for them in the H-E-B tailgate zone at 9 a.m., including of Milo Biscuit Company and Common Grounds coffee. There will be a processional over to stadium from the breakfast. Burchett said if the regular Line is as big as it’s been in the past few weeks, there will be around 3,000 people on the field. Our hope all along is that we find opportunities for restoration and redemption for those who may have been prohibited from participating in the tradition, and I think that we’re discovering along the way that that has certainly been the case,” Burchett said. “There’s great enthusiasm.” Dr. Dawn Carlson is a Baylor graduate, a professor in the business school and is the H.R. Gibson Chair of Management Development in the Hankamer School of Business. She has a freshman pre-business daughter, Madeline, who she’ll get to run the line with this weekend. “When I saw the
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ON THE RISE Top researchers at Baylor speak on how the university encourages a healthy mix of faith and scientific discovery as it grows in academic standing
the facts on the ground. For example, Johnson’s expertise on the scientific study of religion gave him the opportunity to conduct a fiveyear study on faith-based ministries in the nation’s largest maximum-security prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Although known as one of the most violent and corrupt prisons in America, the Louisiana State Penitentiary is also home to an extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Since the establishment of the prison’s seminary in 1995, 29 inmate-led congregations have been formed. Johnson noted each congregation is complete with its own church staff and represents a variety of Christian denominations. “It’s one of the most ecumenical environments that you would ever see,” Johnson said. “Suicide, down. Violence, down. Assaults, down. Across the board. These inmate ministers now are being transferred to other prisons as missionaries.” While inmates who found God did better in treatment, Johnson said they ultimately found another component to be essential to the recovery process. “Inmates or offenders who find God and serve others in treatment, that’s the ticket to sobriety. Faith and service,” Johnson said. “We found that faith and service matters. And isn’t it special that in a place like Baylor, faith and service matters as well.” Johnson said he hopes his research allows policymakers to make informed
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Almost everyone can agree that self-care is an important addition to your daily routine. In the midst of the jam-packed life of a college student, it’s crucial to leave yourself a little bit of “me time” here and there throughout the day. However, self-care is not just bubble baths and mani-pedi’s, and it’s not just for people who may have a mental illness or condition. Practicing self-care is valuable to everyone, and while relaxing activities such as laying out in the sun or getting a facial are definitely beneficial, self-care can and often does consist of mundane, everyday tasks. Hannah Daisy, a mental health occupational therapist from London, created a hashtag to promote these “boring” self-care routines on her personal Instagram account, @makedaisychains. Daisy posts hand-drawn images that focus on daily actions such as doing the dishes, going grocery shopping or cooking a healthy meal. She explains that these tasks, while potentially tedious, are actually just as much self-care as taking a vacation or booking a massage. For those who deal with mental conditions such as depression or anxiety, sometimes completing these everyday activities can be incredibly difficult. Daisy said in an interview with The Mighty that she copes with endometriosis and mental illness, and that through her posts she hopes to connect with everyone, regardless of their mental status. “While everyone’s experiences are different and I don’t claim to understand what it’s like for everyone, I can certainly say I have found some everyday tasks really difficult,” Daisy said. “I really want people to recognize the importance of doing these tasks, and that they are achievements and that they are something kind you do for yourself.”
As college students, most days are filled with classes, clubs, friends and various other tasks that require your attention. It’s incredibly difficult to find time to take that bubble bath or light a candle and journal about your day. Sometimes, its just as hard to find time to unload the dishwasher or fold the clothes that have been sitting at the foot of your bed since last Tuesday. Recognizing that completing these little, “boring” actions are self-care is only half the battle; setting aside some time to get a few things done and just breathe has to become part of your everyday routine. Otherwise, your selfcare won’t have much of an effect. While Daisy brings attention to the simpler side of “me time,” this doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with wanting to get a massage or doing something else that may be relaxing to you. Taking care of yourself is something you get to define, because it wouldn’t be self-care if you weren’t focusing on yourself. If you have an extra five minutes in the morning before class, try picking up the clothes you tossed on the ground the night before or making your bed. If you’re on a study break and struggling to carry on, take a breath and do some stretches, or wipe down the kitchen even though it was definitely your roommate who forgot to clean up. Even an extra 10 minutes set aside toward your own self-care can make all the difference. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with a mental or physical condition, or just with rude friends and overbearing professors, consistent self-care is important to maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Taking care of yourself is not a “one and done” type of action, but rather, should be incorporated into each day. If you don’t take care of yourself, then who will?
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ABC’s newest TV drama, “The Good Doctor” has earned itself a top spot in weekly viewership since its September debut. But the show’s positive reception is more than just another success story. The drama, which centers around the life of a surgeon with autism, is unique in its character portrayal and frequent commentary about the social limitations that society imposes on those with the disability. As I watched the show for the first time, one scene in particular stood out to me. It involved the protagonist, Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) missing his bus stop on the way back from work. An expert on autism would tell you, an event like this could prove to be particularly distressing since individuals with this disability tend to be highly dependent on routine. True enough, Murphy panics and asks the bus driver to turn back around. The bus driver says no and tells Murphy to get off at the next stop. While the show is built off various situations like this, where individuals encounter Murphy and fail to understand him, there’s no denying that these characters point to a very real problem in education today. To put it quite simply, the science and psychology behind people with disabilities is not given enough time in the classroom. Growing up, most people have likely encountered a peer or classmate with a disability. While some disorders, such as Down syndrome, may be more physically noticeable than others, there appears to be a whole lot of discretion left up to individuals when it comes to identifying those with special needs that aren’t as physically obvious.
In Texas classrooms, students hardly learn what disorders like Asperger’s syndrome is until they get to a high school science class. This is way too late to learn about the nuances of the disability and even then, it separates the subject from the people who live with it. Identifying a disability is only half the problem when it comes to understanding people with special needs. People must consider what is appropriate behavior toward those with disabilities. Growing up, I have seen the scandalized whispers of other students as they watch a person with a disability become upset. Even worse, I would watch as people with disorders like autism and Down syndrome become isolated from the rest of the class as students made a point to ignore them and treat them differently. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) currently oversees standards set by the Department of Education when it comes to special education. But many of the laws and regulations placed by IDEA deal with how school officials should approach a disabled individual’s education. Not enough page space has been dedicated toward addressing how school officials can create an environment that reduces the likelihood of peer harassment. There is much debate among the special needs community as to what extent individuals should be expected to lead a “normal” life. Some argue that American society has not been designed with the disabled in mind and therefore, integration has its limitations. Others say that those with special needs are just that, individuals with a disability who should not be treated significantly different from everyone else. And while it’s not my place to say to which extent each side may be right, I do believe that those without disabilities can do a better job at supporting those with disabilities. Deidre is a senior journalism and political science double major from Katy.
College pals are forever CHRISTINA SOTO Broadcast Reporter In high school, your friends are the people you have multiple classes with, eat lunch with and do extracurricular activities with. For most, high school friends and relationships are created by the activities you do together. Your life is scheduled with school from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with designated lunch periods. Therefore, your friends are people you see and spend your day with. Although I still have great friendships from my high school, the friends I have made in college have been some of the best friendships I have ever had. I believe your friends in college are your lifelong friends because in these four years, you will learn a lot about yourself and what type of people you want to surround yourself with. Unlike high school, in college, you don’t always have classes with your best friends or have a scheduled lunch times that you can hang out with them. Developing friendships in college is difficult because often your schedules are not the same and planning is required in order to hang out. My best friends are not in my major, however, we still find time to see each other almost every day throughout the week.
Although this sounds frustrating, it really puts into perspective who your true friends are because they are the individuals who you continually seek out to plan hangouts with. In these last four years, I have learned so much about myself and have grown in every aspect of my life. While at Baylor I have grown in my faith, I have discovered my calling and have gained a stronger sense of independence. I am a completely different person than the girl who moved into Dawson Hall on that hot August day my freshman year. It is an inevitable that in college, people change and you learn more about yourself. In this way, you know who you want to surround yourself with better than your high school self. While at Baylor I have made friendships that I will know will last a lifetime. How do I know this? In college, you choose your friends; your friends are people who share your same core values and they are the people who make the effort to see you on a day-to-day basis. My friends are people who push me to be the best I can be, they are people that I admire and they are individuals who I know will love me unconditionally. I know they will be my lifelong friends because even with the business of our lives, we still make an effort to see each other and keep in touch. There is no doubt in my mind that once we graduate, we will remain friends. Christina is a senior journalism major from Miami, Fla.
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RESEARCH from Page 1 Overload and Hearing Simmons joined the Baylor faculty recently after conducting research at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright Scholar. Simmons was previously a professor in the department of integrative biology and physiology at UCLA and worked to increase diversity in biomedical undergraduate research through his work with several NIH-funded programs. Simmons’ said he has been fascinated with the brain as long as he could remember. His work now centers on how sensory systems respond when they are overloaded. His most recent research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms related to hearing loss in the brain and inner ear. “As a child, I was interested in the brain and how it perceived and saw all of these amazing inputs coming into it,” Simmons said. “As an adult, and as a scientist, we’ve been working on trying to make sure we understand this in a way in which we can actually help others, those who actually have or suffer from hearing loss from overload of sounds or those who suffer from damage to their spinal cords.” Research Solutions: Cultural Consequences of Scripture Interpretation Gaventa is one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, whose work particularly engages with the writings of Paul. She has published several books, including “Our Mother Saint Paul” and “When in Romans.” “The task of the Biblical scholar is very simple. It is to enhance our reading and our understanding of Scripture,” Gaventa said. “More generally, Biblical scholars help us to understand how religion contributes to human flourishing, contributes to our shared humanity.” Gaventa acknowledged that at times, religion has been twisted or distorted in unproductive ways. For example, Gaventa said the Bible could be read in a productive, enlightening way, or it could be read in ways that have harmful effects such as the justification of slavery or oppression of women. Gaventa said she sees her work as a Biblical scholar to counteract the harmful interpretations and lift up positive readings and constructive ways of thinking about Scripture. Research Meets The Classroom When students hear about high research activity at a university, a prevailing conception is a professor who is too busy for quality teaching, much less forming relationships with students. However, students at Baylor have a unique opportunity to come alongside and engage with faculty members in the work they are contributing to society. Carlson incorporates her passion for research in the classroom with her graduate students in the Hankamer School of Business. MBA students form relationships with community partners to analyze the organization’s use of human capital. Students conduct interviews, surveys and comparative analysis to collect data. At the end of the project, students share their findings and provide feedback on ways the organization can further human flourishing in the workplace. For Simmons, research in the sciences is fundamentally the best way to teach what science is all about. Simmons said he taught his first freshman class at Baylor last spring. At the beginning of the course, Simmons said he found that only about a third of the class had been engaged in any type of research. He said he met with each student one-on-one and tried to challenge them, asking, “What are you going to do? What contribution can you make in creating new knowledge that we didn’t already know?”
Johnson said students normally approached him first about collaborating with him in research endeavors. “In that way Baylor’s different, too,” Johnson said. “That [students] would take that initiative to come see you and see if they could get plugged into a project, that’s one way it happens ... whether it’s post-doctoral students, graduate students or undergrads, I think that the mentoring piece is huge. I was the beneficiary of mentoring and it changed my whole career.” The Baylor Difference Simmons said he’s worked at a number of secular
institutions and did well, but found there was something just different about coming to Baylor. “[Baylor] wanting to be not just a Christian institution, but to really set its goals very high and say, ‘We want to be top-tier. We want to be a really great research institution, and on top of that, to tenaciously hold onto teaching as a mission,’ Simmons said. “Bringing those two together, most institutions just say no, they really don’t go together. But here, we’re really trying to make them not only go together, but to raise them both up.” Simmons said he believes
that Baylor’s aspirations to be a quality research institution testify to the fact that it is possible to be both a faithful Christian and a strong academic. “What Baylor is doing is rethinking that and saying, we’re putting it back together again,” Simmons said. “We’re going to be an institution where one’s Christianity and faith are as important as the academic work you’re doing and we can do both together.” Gaventa, Carlson and Johnson all echoed Simmons’ reflection of Baylor as an institution where higher learning and faith can be embraced equally and openly.
When Johnson first received a job offer from Baylor, he said he asked himself, “Why would I want to come to Baylor? I’m in the Ivy Leagues.” Johnson said the desire to be a part of a great Christian university that aspired to be a great research university really touched him. Not only did Baylor’s toptier research aspirations attract Carlson to the university, she said she believed Baylor’s culture concerning work and family balance gave her confidence when she interviewed for the job as an expectant mother. Livingstone was a part of
the group r that hired Carlson to join the faculty. When Carlson saw that Livingstone was married, raising a child and doing well in her work, Carlson said she felt confident that she could achieve as a scholar, mother and family member at Baylor. “By creating this unique environment, it brings us to the table. It brings a Christian perspective to the table of decision-making and the table of policymaking, to the table of scholarship,” Carlson said. “We can have an impact on lots of people beyond simply the walls of Baylor because we’re creating such outstanding scholarship here.”
What’s Happening on Campus? Sundown Weekend Friday, Oct. 27 UBreak Pop Up Brunch Bar
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come by the Union Board Office on the first floor of the BDSC for free brunch and a cup of coffee, on us!
Food Truck Fridays
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Head to Fifth Street for a food truck feast outside the BDSC. All trucks accept cash or credit/debit card.
Sundown Sessions: Pirates of the Caribbean, Blacklight Bowling
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Join us in Barfield Drawing Room for showings of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Blacklight Bowling will take place all evening in the Baylor Gameroom.
Saturday, Oct. 28 Sundown Sessions: Halloween Dance, Blacklight Bowling
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Show off your best costume at the Sundown costume contest and be prepared to dance the night away in Barfield Drawing Room. Blacklight Bowling all night in the Baylor Gameroom.
Friday, Oct. 27 NASA’s Shane Kimbrough presents “Life on the International Space Station” 2:30 p.m. Hear Col. Shane Kimbrough, astronaut and space station scientist, share about his multiple ventures to space in Room B110 of the Baylor Sciences Building.
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 Fright Nights
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come prepared to be scared as the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and the Baylor Activities Council present FIJI Fright Nights Haunted House on Fountain Mall.
Monday, Oct. 30 Cherry Award Public Lecture: Dr. Heidi G. Elmendorf
Monday, Oct. 30 Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: What About Waco
7 p.m. The four-episode documentary about our city starts with the story behind the Waco Suspension Bridge and ends with the devastating 1953 Waco tornado and the rebuilding of the city as we know it today.
Monday, Oct. 30
Concert Choir and Bella Voce
7:30 p.m. The Concert Choir and the chamber choir of women’s voices, directed by Lynne Gackle, will take place in Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 31 World Cinema Series: Nosferatu: Eine Symponie des Grauens 6 p.m. Nosferatu: Symphony of Horror, released in Germany in 1922, is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Halloween feature will play in Bennett Auditorium, Draper Hall.
Tuesday, Oct. 31 Neighbor Nights: CSSA
6 p.m. Join the Baylor Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center for Neighbor Nights, a dinner event that brings different groups on campus together to share their cultural and religious experiences through stories and food.
Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween Organ Concert
7:30 p.m. Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of organ, and her students present this annual Halloween tradition in Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 Find Your Major Fair
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are undecided on a major or are questioning your career path, come meet professors and departmental staff representing all the programs Baylor has to offer in Barfield Drawing Room.
Thursday, Nov. 2 “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry”
3:30 p.m. An exclusive screening of the film that gives a look into the farming cycle and its evolution over time in Henry County, Kentucky. The screening and panel discussion will be hosted by Dr. Mikeal Parsons at the Waco Hippodrome Theater.
3:30 p.m. Cherry Award Finalist Heidi G. Elmendorf, PhD, will present “The Moral Relativism of Microbes: To Be or Not To Be Virulent” In Kayser Auditorium, Hankamer Academic Center.
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Dorms welcome trick-or-treaters for Treat Night
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CANDY Taylor Thomas, 3, reaches for candy from students at Kokernot Residential Hall during Treat Night on Wednesday evening.
HOLLY LUTTRELL Reporter Baylor residence halls across campus opened their doors to faculty members and their families for an evening of trick-or-treating during the annual Treat Night event. During Treat Night, Baylor professors and faculty members were allowed to bring their children or grandchildren to dress up in their Halloween costume and trick or treat in the residence halls. The event lasted from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and was held in first-year residential
communities across campus. It was hosted by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), who helped sponsor the event. “We fund events at residence halls that are meant to build community between multiple halls. We help them pay to make events happen,” Joseph Webster, RHA president, said. Each floor of a residence hall was allowed to pick their own theme for decorations. Finding Nemo, Alice in Wonderland, Hawaiian luau and a haunted house were among some of the family-friendly themes chosen to decorate the hallways. Children walked the halls in their costumes
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COSTUMES Caleb Quade, 2, is dressed as Mater from “Cars” at Brooks Residential Flats during Treat Night on Wednesday evening.
to get candy from students who waited eagerly by their doors for the trick-or-treaters. Some students in the residence halls even dressed up to get into the spirit of the event. “I believe [Treat Night] is important because of the community. I think it’s fun that families are able to come that are faculty, and it’s fun to meet them and see their family. It makes the Baylor community even more big and powerful,” San Antonio freshman Kat Villareal said. The candy given to the trick-or-treaters was supplied by the residents. While Treat Night is a chance for students to decorate the hall and welcome young new visitors, it is also a chance
to give back to Baylor professors and faculty members in a fun and festive way. “Professors and faculty do so much. For students to be able to give back is great. It’s a great idea, and it’s adorable,” San Antonio sophomore Laura Sprute said. RHA also set up donation spots around residence halls to benefit Caritas, a local philanthropy that gives food, clothing or home goods to those in need. Anyone who attended Treat Night could make monetary or canned good donations while the young trick or treaters wandered through the residence halls.
Baylor and UT clubs fight hunger by collecting food JULIA VERGARA Staff Writer Baylor and the University of Texas’ Circle-K International (CKI) chapters are competing with each other in the “UT vs Baylor Food Fight” to fight hunger. This week from Sunday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 28, Baylor CKI will be collecting food cans in several locations on campus and in Waco in support of their partner Students Team Up to Fight Hunger (STUFH). “We call it a ‘Food Fight’ because it’s meant to kind of center around the Baylor vs UT football game,” Baylor Circle-K President Hunter Dentino said. “So our sister club at UT is also hosting a food drive of their own and it’s kind of meant as a competition between the two.” Texas Oklahoma CKI
Hill Country Lt. Governor, representing UT, Hannah Varghese said that she wanted to help create a service project that would allow the two chapters to interact more while raising awareness of hunger in the local communities. Dentino said that Baylor CKI is going to see how much they can raise up until the football game and then all proceeds will be donated to the Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry in Waco. The University of Texas CKI will be donating all of their proceeds to the Central Texas Food Bank, Varghese said. The donation box locations on Baylor’s campus are Moody Library, the Bill Daniel Student Center, the Baylor Science Building, Waco Hall and the Sid Richardson Building. In Waco, the donation locations are Viteks Barbeque and The
Mattress Center. The suggested food items include peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit and whole grain cereal. CKI will also be accepting monetary donations on the “UT vs Baylor Food Fight” GoFundMe page. According to Dentino, this is the first year Baylor and UT are hosting this food drive, however, the hope is that the “UT vs Baylor Food Drive” will become an annual event. “We’re going to try to keep doing this with UT since it’s going to be a football game we’re going to have every single year,” Dentino said. The two CKI chapters are planning to host this food drive annually to try to collect as much food as possible leading up to the Baylor vs UT football game, Dentino said. “Not only will this fuel up UT and Baylor’s friendly
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rivalry before the game for a great cause, but this project allows everyone in our respective areas to get involved and learn more about what CKI does to help the community,” Varghese said.
According to website, CKI is the largest collegiate organization.” Dentino said that chapter conducts a different service
their “world’s service Baylor’s lot of projects
around the Baylor and Waco community. In the past, members of Baylor CKI have volunteered at the March of Dimes event, Steppin’ Out and the Humane Society of Central Texas.
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TAKING A STAND Alpha Chi Omega hosted a block party Wednesday night on the Burleson Quadrangle to inform others about domestic violence.
Conference, concert shed light on domestic violence COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter This week, Baylor and Waco took a stand against domestic violence through music and education. The Waco Family Abuse Center and the McLennan County Domestic Violence Response Team hosted the fifth annual oneday conference for domestic violence. The conference seeks to train and educate lawyers, social workers, counselors and other professionals who may encounter domestic violence through the course of their work. Micah Titterington, director of outreach and legal advocacy at the Waco Family Abuse Center, said college students should be able to distinguish between different types of relationships. “I think it’s very important for college students to be thinking about ‘what do healthy relationships look like’ and coming to a place of understanding that a healthy relationship is built on mutual respect and a sense of equality for each other and that any types of controlling behaviors that start to creep into a relationship is going to be unhealthy and perhaps abusive,” Titterington said. The conference featured Dr. Jeff Temple, director of behavior health and research at the University of Texas Medical Branch who is currently researching the risk and protective factors of teen dating violence. Temple is an advocate for healthy relationship curriculum to appear in the school system. “The main reason I want to prevent dating violence is because if we can prevent dating violence, we can prevent domestic violence,” Temple said during his keynote speech. On campus, Alpha Chi Omega debuted their ‘Block Party’ event, created to provide a more lighthearted opportunity to learn about domestic violence and to encourage more student participation. The concert featured Honest Men, an indie pop band formed by current and former Baylor students. “Any time an uncomfortable issue is talked about in a public forum it’s inspiring because it’s uncommon,” lead guitarist Brooks Whitehurst said. “And to have creative elements and just an atmosphere of community kind of opening up a conversation about something that’s uncomfortable is inspiring for a lot of reasons.” The event raised funds for the Waco Family Abuse Center. While listening to music, attendees played tailgate games, took pictures and enjoyed dinner from various food trucks. Denver junior Katie Galgano, Alpha Chi’s philanthropy chair, helped organize the event. “It’s also been amazing to watch as opportunities arise for members in the chapter to get involved just to see how they jump on that,” Galgano said. “It’s really encouraging to see the younger generation participate in that kind of thing. Especially because I think when you look in the 60s and stuff, college students were always leading the charge on everything and I think that kind of got lost.” Approximately one in four women and one in nine men have experienced intimate partner violence during their lifetime, according to the Center for Disease Control’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. Issues about unhealthy relationships have been increasingly appearing in headlines as celebrities speak out on social media. “When you don’t talk about it, you’re letting it continue,” Galgano said. “And so by staying silent we allow those fears to continue and manifest and allow those women, or could be men, to feel that shame and they shouldn’t feel shame.” Titterington said that social media can be a powerful tool. “I am even in this work, and yet I was surprised by the number of friends I had that have their own stories to share,” Titterington said. “Media can help us in opening up and sharing about this and helping us to actually see how widespread it is. On the other side if media outlets are not trained to understand dynamics of domestic violence it can actually…continue those myths and misconceptions.”
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce connected college students to local employers by hosting an internship fair to encourage students to stay in Waco after graduation. The fair took place from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Waco Convention Center and had a number of local companies offering internships for a variety of majors. Lexy Bishop, a research intern in the economic development department of the Greater Waco Chamber, said that when students see all the companies that are actually in Waco, it makes them more inclined to stay because they see companies they are interested in, or companies that are looking for skills they have. “I think a lot of them have been surprised as they’ve walked in the room that these companies do exist in Waco, which is basically our goal—getting the word out of what the Waco industries are,” Bishop said. Bishop said she thinks a lot of the students are thankful because they were able to easily find their majors being met because employers were offering a diverse variety at the fair. Allen sophomore Rebecca Suk said that when she first arrived, she was expecting to only look for hospital internships since she is studying to go into the medical field. However, as she spoke with different employers, she said she learned about different companies she could work at and different uses for her major. Cincinnati sophomore Andrea Springman said that it was neat to see that there are so many companies in Waco that are interested in hiring college students. “At Baylor, you feel like you’re in that bubble and you don’t see the companies that are here,” Springman said. Employers were excited to hear the Greater Waco Chamber was hosting this fair because it gave them the opportunity to interact with students very early on, Bishop said.
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OPPORTUNITIES Students and Waco citizens check out booths at the Waco Convention Center Thursday.
Michelle Ramirez, systems manager for the Heart O’ Texas Federal Credit Union, said that she had met with a lot of students at the fair. While some students were looking for paid internships, others were looking for college credit or just to gain experience over the summer. “Ultimately, you go to school to get your education and you’ve got to follow the jobs so it’s very important for Waco to put in the effort to make the students aware that there are jobs available here,” Ramirez said.
Get frightened at fright night MADISON FRASER Reporter The men of Phi Gamma Delta, otherwise known as “Fiji” are hosting their 14th annual Fright Night haunted house along with Baylor Student Activities on Fountain Mall. This three-night event will begin at 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 and will continue from 8 p.m. to midnight the following Friday and Saturday evenings. Proceeds earned will go towards a philanthropy chosen by the fraternity. “I look forward to Fright Night every fall semester,” Vail, Ariz. senior Courtney Ulrich said. “It’s a great way to get in the Halloween spirit and raise money for a special cause.” On Friday and Saturday nights, popular kid-friendly Halloween movies will be shown on the lawn of Fountain Mall while the guests make their way through the haunted house. Friday’s showing will be Hocus Pocus and Saturday will feature the original Ghostbusters. The fraternity asks that any children under the age of 13 be accompanied by an adult. This year the fraternity will be donating all proceeds raised toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “We started planning for this event back in August, and around that time is when Harvey hit,” South Lake junior Clark Parr said. “Many of our brothers are from Houston and we wanted to host a separate event benefitting this cause, but ultimately I decided having Fright Nights honor those affected was the best way. People in Houston are still greatly affected by the effects of this storm and we want to do all we can to help them.” Entry into the haunted house is free
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WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Phi Gamma Delta, “Fiji”, are hosting their annual fright night Thursday through Saturday evening on Fountain Mall where donations will be accepted for Hurricane Harvey relief.
of charge, but short-sleeve T-shirts will be for sale for $10 and long sleeves will sell for $15. While the event itself is free, the fraternity reminds everyone that donations are more than welcome and will benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. “We believe that Fright Night is a perfect way to show our love and support to our brothers and sisters in Houston while putting on an event that Baylor students have a great time
coming to and that we have a blast putting on,” Grimes, Iowa sophomore Jake Lowe said. According to Parr, Fright Night hopes to make as much as $12,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts that would support the rebuilding of homes, neighborhoods and businesses. “The hard work by Fiji does not go unnoticed and I cannot wait to see how spooky they make it this year,” Ulrich said.
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Her academic strategic plan includes several “StrongSecure-Strategic” objectives designed to advance Baylor’s Pro Futuris vision. “If any university is compelled to engage in research that offers solutions to complex problems and shapes ideas at the highest levels of the academy and society, it’s a Christian institution like Baylor,” Livingstone said. “When critics charge that our vision for achieving top tier Tier-One research status is impossible, I believe they underestimate the power of Baylor and the power of God.” Shelby Livingstone, daughter of Linda and Bradley Livingstone and Rice University senior, gave a heartwarming speech to introduce Livingstone. As her daughter, Shelby said she wanted to give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at Livingstone. Not Linda Livingstone the professor, the scholar, the dean, and now, the president of Baylor University, but the Linda Livingstone few get to personally know. The first attribute Shelby highlighted was Livingstone’s ability to embrace fun. When she was in middle school, Shelby said her family dressed up in matching Halloween costumes. The first year they were “The Flintstones,” with Livingstone as Wilma, and another year characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” Shelby said Livingstone was the Wicked Witch of the West, green face and all. “Looking back at these times I don’t think I appreciated how awesome it was that my mom was so carefree and didn’t take herself too seriously when it was time to have fun,” Shelby said. “She continuously instilled in me this idea that there is, of course, a time to work and when it is that time, work with all of your heart, doing nothing halfway. However, there is also a time for fun – to just let loose and simply enjoy your life.” Secondly, Shelby said Livingstone is fully committed to education and the betterment of those around her. Beginning when Shelby was in elementary school, she said her mom would sit with her and read before she went to sleep every night. They read books like Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights.” Livingstone’s consistency to read to Shelby, even after a full day of meetings, travel and work, testified to Livingstone’s love for education, Shelby said. Some nights after Shelby fell asleep, she said her mom would continue to read because she was so engrossed in the book. Shelby said her mom is 100 percent committed to family, which now includes the Baylor family. When Shelby tore her ACL last spring during volleyball practice, she said she was completely devastated. Shelby said her mom immediately came to Houston on a layover from Washington, D.C. to California for a work trip. Livingstone spent a couple days with Shelby to make sure she knew she was loved and supported. “The thing that’s crazy about this is that this behavior is not uncommon with my mom. This is the woman you get all the time, no matter the circumstances or what else is happening in her life. She is always ready to stop what she is doing to help those in her family,” Shelby said. “To our Baylor family, you guys are in store for some amazing things in the near future because my mom is not only strong and powerful, but also has such a huge heart for all of you.” Board of Regent chair Joel T. Allison said he believes Baylor’s best days are still to come.
announcement that they were going to do that, I just thought how blessed I was that it happened this year, when my daughter was a freshman,” Carlson said. “I interviewed for my job at Baylor when I was pregnant with this daughter.” Carlson said she’s very excited about the opportunity to get to run the Line, but that she didn’t feel like she was missing out on anything during her time at Baylor. “At the time when I was an undergrad and women weren’t allowed to run, it wasn’t a big thing that we didn’t get to run at that time ... we didn’t even want to,” Carlson said. “I mean, we wore dresses and pantyhose to the games. The only time you sat with the Line is if you had a date with someone in the Line and then they were all crazy. We just played a different role ... we didn’t even think that much of it. That was what the crazy freshman boys did.” Julie Covington and Jill Underwood are sisters running the line. Their dad, Dr. Red Covington, was the team doctor for the Baylor football team during the Grant Teaff era, he served on the Board of Regents and was a physician at the Baylor
Health Center. Julie Covington is assistant director of the Center for Ministry Effectiveness at Baylor and Underwood is a professor at Howard Payne University. Underwood said that she is looking forward to getting to run the line with her sister and with her Tri Delta sisters from her pledge class that have been talking about the opportunity on their alumnae Facebook page. “I grew up from the time I was five years old going to practices and games and stuff, so Baylor football was a big part of my life back then and a big part of my life now,” Underwood said. “I always saw it as a big support to the team, and I knew how much the students helped support the team. Both my daughters graduated in May, but my older one got to run as a freshman in 2012 and she just said what a blast it was, and I thought that looked like so much fun and I wished I could’ve done it.” Debbie Bryant Smith is running with her three college dorm mates. They are celebrating their 50th birthdays this year and said that running the line became a bucket list item for them when it was announced. They have not missed a year in 18 years
of having girls trips together. They go to spas all over the United States, so they named their jerseys MamaSpaBear1, MamaSpaBear2, MamaSpaBear3 and MamaSpaBear4. Dr. Lori Baker currently serves as vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development and associate professor of anthropology. She says her students love her nickname for the back of her jersey. It says “Bear Bones,” since she is a forensic anthropologist. “I am so very excited to run the Baylor Line on Saturday,” Baker said. “This is such a big deal for me. This have been on my bucket list for many years and I never imagined I would have the opportunity to actually get to do this. I feel like now I have the chance to be a part of something that is such an iconic tradition. It is clear to see with over 900 female alumnae taking part of this historic event, that we now feel included in a way that is extremely significant. I may just have my Baylor Line jersey framed and displayed in my office. I feel like this is a sign that our campus chooses to be inclusive of everyone.”
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COUPLES RETREAT 2.0 “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping,” about a couple who goes on a glamping retreat to put a spark back in their marriage, will premiere at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Austin Film Festival. Director, writer and Baylor alumnus Brandon Dickerson spoke with the Lariat about his own glamping experience and how that ultimately inspired him to write this romantic comedy.
Baylor alum brings ‘glamping’ to Austin Film Fest KRISTINA VALDEZ Arts & Life Editor Austin Film Festival: The Writer’s Festival began Thursday, welcoming writers, directors and filmmakers to share their art and stories until Sunday. Among the movies to be screened is Baylor alumnus Brandon Dickerson’s “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping.” “The work is fiction, but I have to say that Jack certainly connects with my own story in terms of ‘fish out of water’ story,” Dickerson said. “And, somebody who has to wrestle with where they find their identity and that’s kind of what Jack’s going through. It was easy to write that.” “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping” will be showing at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Austin Film Festival. Dickerson and the actors who play Amanda and
Jack, Amy Acker and David Arquette, will be speaking on a panel about the movie at 3 p.m. The movie is about husband Jack (David Arquette) and wife Amanda (Amy Acker) leaving for a private glamping (glamorous camping) trip to rekindle their love. But, after they are double-booked, rejected author Jack must learn how let go and dive into love, friendship and peace. Dickerson’s previous movies are “Sironia,” winning the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival in 2011, “Victor” and “A Single Frame.” A group of film and digital media major students from Baylor will be attending the film festival. Houston sophomore Brian McAughan said he is excited for his first time at the festival. “I want to go to the smaller
screening, lesser known ones, so I can learn about how to create something on a smaller budget,” McAughan said. San Antonio senior Jake Moore saw Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” opening night on Thursday. “I think it is important to go to film festivals like this because you get to see films that may not otherwise be seen at all,” Moore said. “Indie filmmakers are able to share their art.” Dickerson, originally from Southern California, graduated from Baylor in 1994 with a degree in English. Dickerson knew since he was 8 years old that he wanted to write and direct movies. “I saw a movie called ‘The Champ’ and it made me cry,” Dickerson said. “I went back two weeks later to see the same film and it made me, cry again. I couldn’t believe knowing what was
going to happen could still move me emotionally.” After he graduated from Baylor, he got a job at a church in Albuquerque, N.M., making videos for their organization with the 16-mm film camera they bought him. Dickerson also made a short film while he was a part of New York University’s intensive program. While in New Mexico, Dickerson began doing music videos for bands before leaving to work with a record label in the Bay Area. Dickerson has directed music videos for bands such as Switchfoot and Six Pence None the Richer. He has also been a part of projects with Disney and Pixar on their music video promotions, working on creative franchises like Narnia and Camp Rock. “My early start was music videos
then that turned into commercials, leading me into Hollywood,” Dickerson said. In 2010, Dickerson, his wife Kirsten and his children moved back to Waco. “We thought it was career-suicide, but that was when I wrote the film ‘Sironia,’” Dickerson said. “The interesting part of that story is that after a 15-year career getting record deals in Los Angeles, it wasn’t until I moved to Texas that I started writing feature films.” After moving to Austin and shooting “Victor,” Dickerson and his wife bought a “glamping” retreat in 2013. Glamping, shortened for “glamorous camping,” moved Dickerson and his family into trailers 30 minutes outside of Austin.
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Beatlemania64 to revive 60s rock classics on campus JENNIFER SMITH Reporter The Beatles’ tribute band, Beatlemania64, is performing at the Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center this Friday, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bealemania64 puts on a multi-media show that transports the audience to The Beatles’ touring years of 1962-1966, complete with English accents, matching suits and the exact instruments The Beatles used. Mark Nix, the John Lennon of the band, said Beatlemania64 formed from a string of pleasant coincidences. Eighteen years ago, Nix was playing a show in Palestine, Texas, when his band jokingly came out on stage as the fictitious Beatles’ band the “Mississippi Muddcatts.” The show was broadcast live on the radio, and a stranger from Shreveport, LA, heard them playing, ”Can’t Buy Me Love.” Nix said the man sought the band out and within six weeks of that performance, he had invested a million dollars into their show, and the rest was history. After touring around America for a few years, Beatlemania64 was rediscovered by Sid Bernstein, the man who originally discovered The Beatles. “I went to a tire shop and a guy that was working there recognized me. He told me he knew Sid Bernstein, and asked for our promo material. I just went along with it, playing devil’s advocate, and sent him our stuff,” Nix said. “A couple years went by and I got a random phone call one day from none other than Sid Bernstein himself.” Nix said he did not believe it and he thought it was a prank that one of the guys in the band was playing on him. This was an astounding moment for Nix because Bernstein is a music icon who also discovered The Rascals, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, along with managing Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and many more famous names and acts. “Sid told me he actually called because of the guy in the tire shop. He said he tried to get The Beatles back together for one last show before John Lennon died, but it never happened.” Nix said. “Sid told me he would never endorse a Beatles cover band until he heard us.” Bernstien followed the band’s progress for a few years before calling Nix, and he was so blown away by Beatlemania64’s sound that he gave the band his official endorsement.
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Bernstein and Nix formed a close friendship, and Nix said the two would spend time in John Lennon’s New York apartment talking about music and stories from The Beatles era. When Bernstein passed away in 2013, he left Nix the right to the original Beatlemania logo. However, the band’s luck with fate did not stop at Sid Bernstein. Travis McGuire, who plays George Harrison, was discovered by Nix almost 10 years before joining the band. In July 2007, McGuire played a show in Waco with his former Austin-based punk band, The Civilians. Nix happened to be among the audience, and asked McGuire if he would be interested in joining his band, then called, The Muddcatts. McGuire denied his offer. “I was too busy at the time and that was that, or so I thought ... seven years later in 2014, I got a surprise call from “Mark Mudcatt,” McGuire said. “He said, ‘hey bro,’ in his distinct southern drawl, ‘I’m in a pickle man, I need a George.’ They were under contract for a few shows and unfortunately the old George had split. I agreed, crash course learned over 30 Beatles songs in less than a month and I’ve been with the band ever since.” McGuire said his favorite part about the band is how much fun they have on the road. “Lots of laughs, pranks and crazy stories have happened in the last three years. One day I hope to write a book about it called, “You Can’t Do That — My Life as a Fake Beatle,” McGuire said. The Paul McCartney of the group, Spencer Clarke, also met the band by happenstance three years ago at a party in Austin. Clarke said he enjoys getting to portray one of the only living Beatles left, but it does not come without its challenges. “I usually rehearse alone for few hours, working on vocal parts and bass lines, I always like to be prepared. In my opinion, I have probably the most difficult Beatle to imitate. No pressure right?” Clarke said. “I’m also learning to play bass left-handed just like ‘Sir Paul,’ soon I’ll be able to transition from right to lefthanded.” This Friday, take a trip back to the 60’s while Beatlemania64 recreates the beloved music and legendary energy of The Beatles. Find tickets at http://beatlemania64live.com/ or at the door, and meet the band at the post-show party at the Dancing Bear Pub.
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National Pumpkin Day calls for re-creation of Gaines’ cheesecake BAILEY BRAMMER Editor-in-Chief Although a chilly autumn is practically a myth in Texas, we still have the opportunity to celebrate all things fall, whether that be through carving pumpkins with pals or ordering pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. If you’re searching for a Wacoan way to enjoy the change in seasons, look no further than the Queen of Magnolia herself, the lovely Joanna Gaines. In 2015, Gaines posted a recipe on her blog for “No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake” that was quick and simple. Two years later, on National Pumpkin Day, I’ve decided to try my hand at her seasonal treat while adding my own twist. The recipe initially called for: 10 graham crackers, crushed into crumbs 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup pure pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 large tub (12 oz.) whipped topping (Cool Whip) However, being that I’m all about fall, I decided to swap out a few ingredients for some that might be a bit more festive. Instead of the graham crackers, I bought a bag of ginger snaps to give the crust a bit more of that autumn-y feel. Also, I decided to make my own whipped cream instead of purchasing Cool Whip, just because it only takes a few extra minutes and is much tastier in my opinion. To start off, the recipe
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NO BAKE, NO PROBLEM Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer recreates Joanna Gaines’ 2015 “No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake” and adds her own spin to it.
asks you to “Crush graham crackers and mix with butter. Press onto the bottom of jar or serving glass.” Since I swapped my graham crackers for ginger snaps, I placed about 25 cookies or so in a plastic Ziplock baggie, and then double bagged it so that when I crushed the cookies, the bag wouldn’t rip. I used a kitchen hammer to smash the ginger snaps, but if you don’t have one of those, you can use a small sauce pan or something else that’s hard and flat. Next, Gaines directs us to “With a mixer, beat the cream
cheese until smooth, then add the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Mix it all together until it’s creamy.” I followed these instructions, but decided to add a touch of cinnamon, some cloves and a dash of nutmeg, just to continue to add to the festiveness. Also, when cooking with cream cheese, and especially when making cheesecake, it’s imperative that the cream cheese be room temperature. Leave it out for about 45 minutes to an hour before you begin your baking, or otherwise, the cream cheese
will stick to the sides of the bowl when you mix it, and your mixture will turn out lumpy. This is where my version of the cheesecake begins to differ a lot from Gaines’. She instructs us to next “Add half of the whipped topping or whipped cream and gently stir it together.” Since I made my own whipped cream, I poured my pumpkin mixture into a separate bowl and set it aside, and then combined one cup of heavy whipping cream, two tablespoons of sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla. This is a simple, easy version of homemade whipped cream that literally only takes two extra minutes. After you’ve combined your ingredients, beat the mixture for about two minutes, or until it starts to get fluffy and forms stiff peaks. While using an electric mixer for this would work better, you can also do this by hand. After completing the whipped cream, I spooned half of it into the pumpkin mixture and stirred it until they were fully incorporated. Finally, the recipe says “To assemble, spoon a layer of your pumpkin cheesecake mix over the cookies in each jar and top with whipped cream if desired.” I found that this dessert was best served if chilled for about 30 minutes rather than eaten right after its creation. Overall, our favorite home decorator’s recipe was indeed simple and delicious, and lent itself to whatever changes I came up with. While I certainly preferred my homemade whipped cream and ginger snap crust, it’s safe to say that I would definitely check out one of Gaines’ recipes again … even if I might make a few alterations.
GLAMPING from Page 8 “It’s the idea of unplugging, retreating and slow-living,” Dickerson said. “Life as a filmmaker is hectic, my wife owns a company called “Raven & Lily” and we have two children. We wanted simplicity and we radically downsized.” Motivated by hospitality, Dickerson opened up the acres he was living on, Green Acres, to others who desired to experience the glamping lifestyle. “It was liberating,” Dickerson said. “The tiny house part of our journey was really inspiring. We loved living simply.” It took Dickerson wrote “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping” while living at his glamping retreat, Green Acres.
“I was writing on set,” Dickerson said. “I was literally writing on location. I loved the opportunity to dwell in the environment where the film takes place. I was able to pour all my personal perspective into the story.” After a year of writing the script, Green Acres became a production set. Dickerson and his family moved out of their home for home to become a set. Dickerson slept in a couch in his office while his family rented an AirBNB. “After we finished filming, it closed the chapter on our living there,” Dickerson said. “We exposed our home in such a way that it didn’t feel like our home — it felt
like the world’s.” Dickerson said it was a natural transition to move out of his glamping retreat, but living on Green Acres was an invaluable decision. “The film would have never come about if it wasn’t for that experience,” Dickerson said. For the Austin Film Festival, Dickerson said he is looking forward to people enjoying themselves. “I have forgotten that I am supposed to be anxious,” Dickerson said. “I am more excited to share this film.”
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3 - 7 p.m. — Viewer discretion is advised for the 8th Annual Dark Mirror: Waco’s Horror Film Fest showing three films (listed below). The theme for the free day is comedy in horror. The location is the Michaelis Academic Center at 1400 College Drive. 3 p.m. - “Gremlins” (1984) 5 p.m. - “Evil Dead II” (1987) 7 p.m. - “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) 7:30 p.m. — Beatlemania ‘64, a tribute band, will play all The Beatles’ greatest hits at the Jones Concert Hall. Each bandmate takes on the persona of McCartney, Lennon, Harrison or Starr to bring the music of the 60s back to life. Tickets range from $20 to $50.
>>> Saturday, Oct. 28
9:30 a.m. — Halloween Fun Run will take place at Brazos Park East. Along with a 5K fun run that is $25 for adults, there will be a free festival with games and activities. Wearing a costume while running is encouraged. 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. — For its eighth year, Bankston’s Comics & Collectibles will throw a Halloween Comicfest with a costume contest, a “Stranger Things” marathon and hand out free Halloween-themed comics to anyone who attends. The location is 1312 s. Valley Mills Drive. 3 - 7 p.m. — For “A Celebration of Life with La Fiesta,” Cultivate 7twelve and La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina brought artists to create a traditional ofrenda to celebrate the holiday. Waco 52 will be sponsoring the event that combines Mexican food with traditional Dia De Los Muertos celebrations.
>>> Sunday, Oct. 29 Austin, TX — Baylor alumnus Brandon Dickerson will be screening his new movie, “Amanda & Jack Go Glamping,” at the Austin Film Festival at 8 p.m. You can buy a weekend pass at https://austinfilmfestival.com/product-category/ badges-and-film-passes/.
HIPPODROME HORRORFEST SHOWINGS: Today: “Casper” - Various times “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” Various times “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: “Casper” - Various times “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” Various times “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast 11:59 p.m. Go to http://wacohippodrometheatre.com/ for information.
Today’s Puzzles Across 1 Draw forth 6 Vitello __ parmigiana: ristorante offering 10 Map out 14 Jeans material 15 Porky Pig or Elmer Fudd 16 Hawaiian dance 17 *Degree earner’s celebration 20 “Life of Pi” author __ Martel 21 Cookie containers 22 Fields of study 23 Off base sans permission, in the mil. 25 Italian volcano 27 *Math student’s pad 31 Big galoots 35 Vermouth bottle name 36 Dazed and confused 38 “Lost” network 39 Pop’s pop ... or, divided into three parts, what the answers to starred clues have in common 42 Foe of Chiang 43 ‘40s coat-and-trousers outfit 45 Quickly looks over 47 Jazz legend James 48 *Lawn repair piece 51 Dick Tracy’s love __ Trueheart 53 Thin stream of smoke 54 Is __: likely will 57 Many a freshman 59 Triangle ratio 63 *More promising job, say 66 Crowd sound 67 Casting-off place 68 The John B, e.g. 69 Requests 70 Tarzan raisers 71 Coin with Lincoln
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Down 1 Like avant-garde art 2 Aloe __ 3 __ empty stomach 4 Snatches for ransom 5 Flightless Aussie bird 6 Number one Hun
7 Pork cut 8 Bit of unfinished business 9 Cape NNW of Cod 10 Exodus tyrant 11 Attract 12 Opposite of baja 13 Those opposed 18 Perched on 19 Searing utensil 24 Taylor and Fillmore, politically 26 Ensnare 27 Enjoy the field, as cattle do 28 Automaton 29 Neckwear for Fred in “ScoobyDoo” 30 Ship of 1492 32 Set one’s sights on 33 Swiss coin 34 Trudge through water
37 Hornets and yellow jackets 40 Persians on the floor 41 Local landing location 44 Ragged clothes 46 Time-release med 49 Takes an oath 50 Reasons to repent 52 Waiting time at the DMV, seemingly 54 Taj Mahal city 55 Golf instructors 56 Shipbuilding wood 58 Sport with swords 60 Cold War curtain material? 61 Bright sign 62 Catch sight of 64 UV index monitor: Abbr. 65 Sugar amt.
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STILL IN SEARCH OF A WIN Quarterback Seth Russell rushes past University of Texas defenders during last year’s 35-34 loss to the Longhorns on Oct. 31 in Austin. Russell threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 138 yards and a rushing touchdown. The Bears will take on the Longhorns at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Waco.
Bears look to claw past Longhorn defense COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer The Baylor Bears (0-7) face off against the Texas Longhorns (3-4) this weekend at McLane Stadium. Starting conference play with Baylor in last place and Texas in sixth, neither team is poised for a Big 12 championship without significant help from other conference teams. The Bears trail behind the Longhorns all-time in the rivalry series, 27-75-4. The Longhorns have won the last two games, but lost to the Bears four out of five times they played between 2010-2014. Both head coaches, Baylor’s Matt Rhule and Texas’ Tom Herman, are in inaugural seasons with their respective teams and are looking to capture a victory this weekend as the Longhorns travel to Waco. However, this will not be the first time the coaches have battled head-to-head. Rhule, while at Temple, faced Herman in 2015, losing in the American Athletic Conference
Championship 24-13. Rhule said Herman’s pedigree forces the Bears to focus on their own preparation and readiness. “Coach Beck [offensive coordinator] and coach Herman do a really good job. We faced coach Herman once when I was at Temple and he was at Houston. We have to just try to do the best that we can to get our guys ready to play,” Rhule said. “This week, for us, is much more about us and much less about them and the things that they do. We’ve just got to continue to get our guys ready on defense. When we’re not turning guys loose for big plays, we’ve played decent defense at times. When we’re turning guys loose, that’s more a factor of us than anybody else.” Rhule said in his Tuesday press conference that the Longhorns have the type of offense you have to prepare for and the team is focused on still “trying to eliminate big passing plays.” He is unsure if the Bears are prepared to try and take
specific elements out of the Longhorns game, such as planning for moving parts of Texas’ offense. Coach Rhule also drew attention to the threat the Longhorns present on both sides of the ball. Rhule said the Bears have faced strong defenses, but the Longhorns talent can be seen on the entire field. “We’ve faced a lot of really good defensive lines, but when you watch these guys, you see their defensive talent everywhere. They’ve got six-foot-one corners that can run. They’ve got real skill,” Rhule said. “They’ve recruited really well for a while, even since I played the University of Texas in 1996 as a player. They had great players then. They have done a great job and they have a great scheme. I don’t want to minimize what coach Orlando [defensive coordinator] does. He does a great job of taking away what you do.” Herman also acknowledged the challenge the Bears present.
Herman said that the Bears are an eager team close to a victory and his team is only competitive when they are playing a high brand of football. “This is a football team as hungry and as eager for a win as we are,” Herman said. “We’re not good enough. I told our team, ‘we’re not good enough to not play our A-game and beat anybody,’ but what we have shown is that we are good enough when we play our A-game on all the three sides of the ball. We’re good enough to beat anyone in the country.” This is also a special game because of the ceremonial running of the line that will take place. Freshman women from the years 19701994 will have the opportunity to run the Line. The Baylor Line was a tradition established at Baylor in 1970, but was not gender-inclusive until the year 1994. The Bears are looking to capture their first victory against the Longhorns at 11 a.m., Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco.
Quidditch team hoping to fly by the competition BRANSON HARDCASTLE Reporter Quidditch, the sport that originated from the Harry Potter movies, is flying high on Baylor’s campus. Quidditch was first introduced to the world in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling in 1997. The game has now been adapted to real life as different universities play each other. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by getting the quaffle, a ball about the size of a volleyball, through one of the opponents’ three goal hoops. Each time the quaffle passes through, the team gains 10 points. The only players who can score the goals are called chasers. Keepers try to keep the quaffle out of the hoop by blocking the chaser’s shots. Another ball used in quidditch is called a bludger. Bludgers are essentially dodgeballs that players called beaters can use to throw at players from the opposing team. If beaters hit other players with a bludger, then the player who was hit must touch their own goal before they can begin to play again. Beaters try to disrupt the game and cause havoc on the field to help the chasers score. The snitch is a major aspect to the game. The snitch is a player that enters the field at the 18th minute, dressed in all yellow with a tail attached to their shorts, the snitch must try to evade the players known as seekers. When the seeker pulls the snitches tail off, the game ends and the seekers team gains 30 points. The team with the highest score when the snitches tail is pulled, wins the game. Baylor began to play quidditch in 2011 when the Baylor Quidditch Association was founded. Since then, they have been providing the opportunity for students to play quidditch and learn more about the game. San Antonio sophomore Savannah Senger, risk management chair, believes the game has adapted to real life well, despite not being able to fly. “[Quidditch] came straight out of Harry Potter, but obviously without the flying. Sometimes the National Quidditch Association will switch the rules as they are still figuring it out,” Senger said. “Overall, it is adapting really well. They are trying to keep it as Harry Potter-ish as possible where people can look at the game and know that it is quidditch.” Kingfisher, Okla. junior captain Shane Soudek said that most people do not understand how physically and mentally demanding quidditch is.
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LET’S GET PHYSICAL Members of the Baylor Quidditch Association practice on Baylor’s practice fields to prepare for this season.
“Everyone is really surprised at first at how physical it really is, especially when we get to tournaments. In tournaments, it is full contact. People tackle you and fight for the ball on the ground,” Soudek said. “It is a combination of three sports that require you to be athletic such as lacrosse, rugby and dodgeball.” Baylor Quidditch plays in the Southwest region of U.S. Quidditch, which is the governing body for the sport of quidditch. The Southwest region includes teams such as the University
of Texas, Texas Tech and Texas State. Last year in the regional tournament, Baylor Quidditch finished in seventh place out of 20 teams. That placing was good enough to send them to the national tournament played in Kissimmee, Fla. Baylor Quidditch is hosting the annual Brooms on the Brazos tournament at 9 a.m. Nov. 4 at the BSB fields. Teams from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana universities will compete in the tournament.
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Davis overcomes challenges in career COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer Baylor senior center back Delanie Davis is finishing up her last year at Baylor as a journalism major with a focus in public relations with the goal of working for a sports public relations firm. Davis found her way to Baylor through her older sister Baylor soccer alumna defender Carlie Davis. As the younger sister, Davis said she felt she “followed in her footsteps,” as her older sister showed her first-hand what the program had to offer. Davis said her older sister served as a major pillar of influence and played a huge role her entire soccer career. “She’s like my inspiration and I looked up to her immensely,” Davis said. “So it was definitely cool to play with the same girls, play with the same coaches and just follow in her footsteps.” Davis initially started playing soccer when she was 5 years old. She played on the same club team during her entire time in high school, along with playing on her school’s varsity team. Davis ultimately committed to Baylor her sophomore year of high school to play center back. Davis transitioned to the mid-field position her freshman and sophomore years. However, injuries began to plague her during her second season. Having a recurring ankle injury, Davis became used to dealing with adversity when it came to overcoming obstacles. It is because of these experiences, Davis said, she has been able to step up to the challenge of returning to the field more consistently at center back. Davis said it has been a fun year being able to step into several roles this season on and off the field. “It’s been a super fun year this year, kind of just stepping in to whatever role I get to play,” Davis said. “I came into the season thinking that I was just going to do my best in whatever role I was in. At the beginning of the season, that was being a good teammate and cheering them on, and then a couple girls got hurt I had to step up and kind of just do my job and perform to the best of my abilities.” Baylor soccer head coach Paul Jobson said he feels Davis has always been a leader on the team in multiple facets because of her
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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY Senior center back Delanie Davis (left) hugs junior mid-fielder Julie James (right) during Faith and Family Day earlier this year.
belief in the team. “You know, I think here at the end, having some injuries, Delanie really has kind of stepped in and showing her veteran and leadership ability,” Jobson said. “She’s always been a leader on this team. Even early in the season, from the sidelines, she’s been a leader. I think the reason she’s able to step in right away and make an impact, is that she has total belief in her team and her teammates have belief in her and she knows our system, she knows what we’re doing.” Davis said she feels like her soccer career as a Bear has been a
roller coaster, but in the end, has helped shape her into the person she is today. Davis also said she feels like she is a completely different person than when she came in by growing in her faith, her relationships with people and her maturity as a person. Davis said that she has developed a lot of skills thanks to the soccer coaches and mentors that have helped her along the way. Davis is looking to help lead the Baylor Bears to a Big 12 championship as they close their regular season.
Lacrosse checks in for the upcoming season BRANSON HARDCASTLE Reporter Lacrosse is a physical, full contact sport where one uses a crosse, a pole with a net at the top, to throw the lacrosse ball, a solid rubber ball about the size of a tennis ball, in the goal. Each goal is worth one point and the team with the most points at the end of the game wins. At the start of each of the four quarters, the teams start in a face-off, where a member from each team fights for control of the ball. Whoever wins the face-off controls the ball and the teams immediately go into their offense or defense. Kansas City senior Brad Dickerson, president of the Baylor Lacrosse Club, said that the physical aspect of the sport is constant. The players wear chest protectors, helmets, gloves and some wear shoulder pads to protect themselves from hits. The players are able to stick check, a move used to knock the ball out of the opponent’s possession and body check. Body checking is allowed if the opponent has the ball or if they are within five yards of a loose ball. There can be multiple big hits in lacrosse, but most of the contact comes from fighting for loose balls, stick checks and body checks. Dickerson said that lacrosse can be described as a mix of hockey, basketball and soccer. “I would compare it to hockey because of the physical aspect and the fact that everyone has a stick. They are also two of the only sports that can go behind the goal,” Dickerson said. “I would also compare it to basketball. The offensive schemes are very similar. There is
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GETTING IN SHAPE Baylor lacrosse practices on the BSB fields to prepare for the Cowboy Cup tournament on Nov. 12 in Dallas.
a heavy emphasis on ball movement and the rotations are a lot alike. Conditioning wise, it is definitely on the level of soccer. There is a lot of running and you need to be in shape to play.”
Physicality plays a major part in lacrosse, but one’s mentality also plays a role in how players go about approaching the game according to Flowermound senior Trey Cambere, vice
president of the club. “The physical aspect can make people scared or timid going into certain plays. All in all after going to a couple of weeks of practice, the mental aspect of worrying about the physicality isn’t an issue,” Cambere said. “I go into every game with the mindset of wanting to have fun and win. We go out there to compete and play the best we can.” Not only is the game physically and mentally challenging, but it requires stamina. Cambere said possession changes a lot throughout the game which moves pretty quick. One aspect for new members to adjust to is this quickness. Cambere said that once new members figure out the speed and get in shape, lacrosse becomes a lot easier. The Baylor Lacrosse Club, which has been on campus for 43 years, plays Division 2 lacrosse in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. Within that association, there are different leagues; Baylor plays in the Lone Star Alliance Conference South Division. They play teams such as Incarnate Word, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and University of Texas San Antonio. Last year the club finished second in the Lone Star Alliance Conference South tournament to advance to the Lone Star Alliance Conference tournament. They lost to the eventual champions, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in the semi-final game. They weren’t able to advance to the national tournament last year, but this year they hope to reach that point. Baylor lacrosse will play in their first tournament of the season Nov. 12 at the Cowboy Cup in Dallas.
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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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