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Power to females

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More women should be in positions of power, leadership.

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Ghosts of WACO past Paranormal activity is alive and well Baylee VerSteeg | Multimedia Journalist

PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer When someone hears an unexplained noise or sights an ominus shadow, some people might ignore it, but others would think twice. According to Becky Nagel, lead investigator for the Central Texas Paranormal Society, spirits

still reside in Waco. The Central Texas Paranormal Society is a Christian group of paranormal investigators based in Waco. The group investigates claims throughout the region from Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio using lights, electronic gadgets and equipment, ghost boxes and dowsing rods. “Our main goal is homes, to get people to

feel comfortable in their own homes,” Nagel said. “To help people understand so they’re not afraid. Satan created all the bad stuff. He’s the one that created fear and anxiety and all that horrible stuff we have. [Our goal is] just to get people to not be afraid of what’s going on.” The group defines paranormal as any “phenomena outside the range of normal

experience or scientific explanation or that indicates phenomena understood to be outside of science’s currently ability to explain or measure.” When it comes to the faith aspect of her work, Nagel said she believes God gives people


Baylor music students aid high school affected by Harvey COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter

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ACROSS THE GLOBE Tutu Adeyeni came 6, 592 miles from her hometown in Nigeria to study at Baylor. Although she gets homesick sometimes and doesn’t know where her future will take her, she is excited to see what comes her way.

Nigerian student embraces change 6,592 miles from home SARAH BARRIENTOS Reporter Many students feel homesick at some point during their college career, but for Lagos, Nigeria, senior Tutu Adeyeni, the pain is especially real. Adeyeni’s home isn’t just a city away — it is a continent away. Adeyeni came to America because she received a scholarship from the Nigerian government. “I chose Baylor because it was a Christian school,” Adeyeni said. “The weather was kind of similar to Nigeria, so I thought I could survive here.” However, Adeyeni soon learned that the similarities between Waco and Lagos ended with the weather. Adeyeni described Nigeria as a collectivist Vol.118 No. 20

society, which means that almost everything is done as a group. “You think of family first,” Adeyeni said “You aren’t going to act up on your own. You have to think, ‘Will this disgrace the family?’” In contrast, she described America as a much more individualist society, one that allows each person to bear their own burden. “Everyone is to themselves,” Adeteni said. “People even live far away from their immediate family. In Nigeria, you don’t live that far away from your grandma. In fact, she’s probably living with you.” However, even though it’s different, Adeyeni said she doesn’t think individualism is all bad. “It’s a good thing to be able to know what you want to do, and to do it for yourself,”

Adeyeni said. While she said she can see the benefits of individualism, Adeyeni said she hasn’t completely assimilated to all of the American ways. Adeyeni recalled one memory of hearing some other students refer to their parents by their first names. “I wouldn’t dare,” Adeyeni said. Adeyeni said that her time in America has changed her. During her first three years at Baylor, she did not visit home. Her first time returning to Lagos was over Christmas break last year, and she said readjusting to life in Lagos was tough. She said her family commented on her changing accent and called her American. Adeyeni said the most

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Baylor University Music Educators Association students decided to aid a Houston area high school following the devastating flooding of Hurricane Harvey. Through “Project Sunshine,” a name chosen to combat all the rain and clouds Houston has recently received, the accosiation is collecting funds for music students at Kingwood High School. “The music programs in any public schools in Texas are going to have probably the least amount of funding out of everything which is unfortunate,” said College Station senior Kelsey Kipp, the president of the group. “With a choir classroom … you have sheet music and your voice and it’s pretty easy to put that together. But whenever it comes to band and orchestra, you have instruments and like the biggest thing they lost in the flooding was instruments.” Kingwood High School received 5 feet of water on its campus, and the water sat in the building for several days. As a result, the students have relocated about 30 minutes away to Summer Creek High School for the 20172018 school year. Tyler Morrison, the assistant band director, said in a Facebook post that some instruments were taken to a repair shop and that a portion of the sheet music was saved. Evidently, the equipment left will still make marching season possible for the band this year. Baylor University Music Educators Association has raised funds through a letter writing initiative. Baylor students can write a note to a Kingwood student, and when they do, they also donate $1. The organization will match the donations up to $500, and has also encouraged other organizations and faculty to contribute funds. The group wanted to write personal notes in order to show the camaraderie

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In a world of yes, learn how to say no JESSICA HUBBLE Multimedia Journalist

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Power to the she If there were more women in powerful positions, the world would be a better place for everyone. In Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In For Graduates,” Sandberg recounted when a guest at her book party asked 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee how American women could help those who experienced mass rapes and other war horrors. “More women in power,” Gbowee said. Last Thursday, Dr. Linda Livingstone was inaugurated as the 15th president of Baylor University. She is the first female president in 172 years of Baylor’s history, and one of the few female university presidents across the country. According to a recent national survey from the American Council on Education, only 30 percent of university presidents are female. If they weren’t already looking up to the president, women at Baylor have another role to aspire to with Livingstone’s inauguration. Fifty-eight percent of students who go to Baylor are female. With more women in powerful positions, they can empathize and make changes that their male counterparts may not think of, in addition to adding a diverse outlook and smart ideas. Our classmates, our sisters and our friends deserve an equal voice in all levels of society. To empathize means to suffer with. A powerful female knows what it is like to overcome being underestimated and being discriminated against. Powerful females

know the reality of workplace harassment, discrimination and sexism. These issues are alive and well because this world is still a male-dominated, patriarchal society. More females in powerful positions means more females advocating for the disbandment of these issues. For example, in the U.S. population, there are 157 million females compared to the 151.8 million males. But only 21 women serve among the 100 members of the Senate and only 84 women out of 435 representatives serve in the House of Representatives. The difference is appalling. But the political leaders who are female are fighting for women’s rights. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was one of the senators who fought for the ultimately unsuccessful Equal Rights Amendment in 2015. “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu,” Warren said, speaking about the importance of having more females in politics at a fundraiser in 2014. Warren was also one of the several senators to introduce the Schedules that Work Act in the Senate and House in 2015. The act would put limits on unreliable work scheduling practices that directly affect women who care for children. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, voted for the Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act in 2015, seeking enhancements in law enforcement training to better support victims.

“Today marks an important step to combat the spread of human and sex trafficking,” Ernst said. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights crisis happening across the country.” Thursday, Ernst tweeted Iowa’s ranking of No. 28 in the U.S. of human trafficking cases and her bi-partisan work to address the issue. But, the need for powerful women expand beyond politics. According to Fortune 500, only 6.4 percent of the U.S.’s biggest companies are run by women. Sandberg said, while working at Google in 2004, that she didn’t know the dire need for pregnant women to have designated parking spaces until she had to fast-walk across the parking lot with an extended belly. A man couldn’t live through that experience to know of its importance. If there were pockets of female leaders across the country, working as the CEO of Ford Motors or the manager of your local Kroger, the strength of females would be easily recognizable. The world would be better because there would be someone in power knowing the importance of having pregnancy leave, daycare at work and strict punishments for workplace sexual harassments. Not only that, but there would be someone in power who is smart and can add a voice that males cannot add. With more women in powerful positions, we can take one step closer to true equality.

As a people-pleaser, it is second nature to say yes. It is so easy I eventually forget what I’ve said yes to and the next thing I know, I’m buried up to my eyeballs in things to do. Why is it so hard to say no? I want to please everyone, I want everyone to like me and I feel like if I say no I’ll be letting someone down. The reality is, not everyone will like me, and that’s OK. The other reality is that I need to take care of myself before I try and help others. Saying no won’t let them down and it doesn’t keep me from being a team player. It comes down to prioritizing and doing what fits in my set of values and goals. A 2012 study in the Journal of Consumer Research found that saying “I can’t” or “I don’t” instead of no is easier for people. The researchers also found it helpful to come up with go-to phrases to tell people or to rehearse what you want to say in your head. We live in a “yes” world and culture. As a society, we are afraid if we say no, then we will be missing out on something. In reality, we are just going to burn ourselves out and stress ourselves out, which can lead to a slew of other problems such as physical illness or psychological issues. In a 1987 study by the University of Indiana, it was found that stress can cause gastrointestinal problems, cold and sinus infections, headaches and migraines, high blood pressure and increased anxiety. When I learned to start telling people no, I found myself excelling in other things and with my relationships. I have more time to dedicate to what mattered to me: school, work and family. I’m no longer bogged down by other tasks for other people that were not helping me toward my goals. No, that is not selfish of me. To make myself accessible to others I have to be in good health and have time for what they’re asking me to do. Stress is a major cause of illness. By saying no to tasks or events that I don’t need to do or want to do, I can make time for myself, my priorities and people I want to spend time with. I have also found that the more you say yes, the more people are going to ask of you. There has to be a point where you say no for the sake of your own sanity and workload. People should respect your boundaries and other time commitments. Try saying no every once in a while and you might be surprised at the result. Jessica is a senior journalism major from Arlington.


Education extends beyond classroom, graduation MEREDITH WAGNER Social Media Editor The human experience is full of absurd paradoxes. We are often unknowingly selfcontradictory, and our education today is no exception. I wanted to go to the flea market on Sunday morning to purchase nopales and mangoes and to practice my Spanish with local vendors. What did I do instead? I watched an assigned short film and read an assigned short story, both due the next day, neither of which I feel helped my growth as a Spanish speaker. I would have been better served to practice the language in a realworld setting. The pressure to make good grades kept me at home. On more than one occasion, I have felt that my education inhibited me from learning. This

is not to say that the university or the education system has failed me, or that it should be blamed as a whole. I am thankful for the opportunity to grow as a writer, an artist and a scholar in an academic setting under the supervision of people who know far more than I do. Still, I am frustrated by the common notion that my grades are a thorough reflection of my intelligence, my creativity or my motivation. They are not. In Guatemala, I learned that sometimes my words do not carry any weight, that body language and intentionality are sufficient when words are stripped of their meaning. In India, I learned from a wise monk that acceptance among all religions is the only path to a peaceful world, that wars fought over the specificities of texts and traditions will only lead us further away from our collective goals as a species. In the Grand Canyon, I learned that we all share a moral responsibility to treat the earth with as much respect as we can conjure, that without the preservation of natural beauty, we will be incomplete. (Also, that you should bring

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enough toilet paper for the entirety of your journey, unless mentally prepared for creative alternatives.) Currently, I am learning to nourish my body by preparing my own food, to prioritize wholesome experiences above material possession and to ground my heart and soul in something beyond human comprehension. None of these lessons are being learned in school, but rather, in moments of vulnerability and exploration unrestricted by time. Much of my anxiety about school stems from the notion that I must be a perfect professional by the time I graduate. I often succumb to the force of societal pressures to fit a predetermined mold, one that is widely accepted as productive and efficient. This diminishes the prospect that we should make beautiful things for the sake of living in a beautiful world. As the early nineteenth-century slogan went, “Art for art’s sake.” Our work should be an expression of our fluid existence and a reflection of our love and purpose on earth. Instead, students are wired to believe that

their grades are a determining factor for the rest of their lives. Perhaps, in a sense, they are. However, it is equally likely that the perfect student will leave college ill-equipped to navigate a world of constant change. There are lessons to be learned at every turn of the corner, and they are not limited to classroom walls. I will continue to succeed in school, because I am here and because I want to. School is so important in a world as confusing as our own. Still, as education becomes increasingly quantified, the freedom to move and grow outside of an institution cannot be lost. To round your character, to find your niche and to fully experience life in general may come at the cost of a less-than grade or educational experience, and that is OK. The classroom may grant us opportunities to learn, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the individual to fill in the cracks of modern education elsewhere. Meredith is a junior journalism major from Omaha, Neb.

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NASA astronaut shares space stories BROOKE HILL Staff Writer Gasps were heard around the room as students were presented with a photo of Waco from 400 kilometers above the Earth. The paw shape of the Baylor Sciences Building and the McLane Student Life Center were clearly visible all the way from outer space. Friday afternoon, NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough shared his stories about being commander of the International Space Station for six months this past year. Kimbrough’s daughter, Kaitlyn Kimbrough, is a sophomore at Baylor. Kimbrough showed students a 14-minute video containing highlights from his mission, including clips of them working out, attempting to eat Jell-O, researching and even the arrival of a package from the NFL containing a football jersey from every team with the name “NASA” on the backs of the jerseys to ensure that they’d be fully equipped to root for whichever team ended up in the Super Bowl. Kimbrough said that one of the most humbling things about being in space is being able to see Earth from a perspective that not many get the chance to see. “When you look back on planet earth from space, it’s very serene ... it looks so peaceful from that perspective,” Kimbrough said. “You don’t see borders, you don’t see wars, you don’t see just the stress of daily life that I know is going on down here in everybody’s life, so [it’s] just a cool perspective to have. Wow, if we could ever get that way back down on Earth the same way we see it from space, this world would be a much better place.” Kimbrough mentioned NASA’s push to get to Mars in the near future and emphasized that the younger generation will be the one inventing the technology necessary to make that dream come true. “We’re gonna get there,” Kimbrough said. “That’s what’s exciting ... we’ve got to get your generation fired up about stuff




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SPACE AGE DAD NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough, father of Clear Lake sophomore Kaitlyn Kimbrough, holds up a Baylor flag he had with him in the International Space Station.

like this. You guys are way brighter than we ever were. We need your brains, we need your smarts, we need your intelligence to help us get to a place like Mars, which is really really challenging.” Kimbrough even took the time to do a videoconference with Baylor students and professors last year from the International Space Station. “It was a morale booster for me just to kind of get to interact with the youth and feel the energy in the room,” Kimbrough said. “We had great questions and answers and I just shared with them what I was going through for real, so they got to see me floating around and upside down and that was completely normal to me, but it was kind of cool to them. It’s just neat anytime you can connect with college students and potentially inspire them to do something they didn’t think they could do.” Following his presentation, Kimbrough took questions from students for a little over half an hour. Kimbrough stayed to sign autographs and take pictures once the

presentation was over. “You know when the largest room in the BSB is full on a Friday, it’s something special,” said Dallas sophomore Savannah Bass. “It’s cool that he’s saying not that someone could, but that someone will go to Mars, from our generation.” Kimbrough will be presented at the Baylor vs. Texas football game Saturday. Kimbrough was selected by NASA in 2004 and completed his first spaceflight in 2008, where he spent almost 16 days on the mission to expand the crew living quarters to accommodate a six-member crew. During the mission, he performed two spacewalks. Kimbrough earned a Master of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before being selected as an astronaut, Kimbrough joined NASA in 2000 as a Flight Simulation Engineer on the Shuttle Training Aircraft. Kimbrough flew on the Expedition 49/50 mission, where he performed four spacewalks, and has now logged in a total of 189 days in space, according to the NASA website.

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Baylor in Budapest application now online CHRISTINA MUNOZ Contributor The application for the Baylor in Budapest study abroad program is now available online for students. The program director, senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, Maxey Parrish, said next summer will be the third time Baylor offers students the chance to pursue their studies in Hungary. “Culturally, there’s so much to learn,” Parrish said. “I think it’s important for young people to experience a different culture because they’re going to live in a world that has international influences.” Lisa Asher, an academic adviser for the College of Arts and Sciences, shares a similar view. Asher said she supports studying abroad because she says she believes it “makes classes more meaningful,” since it allows students to relate their course material to a different culture. Students who have attended this trip recommend the program as well. Irvine, Calif., senior Maddie Gusikoski, who attended the program this past

Baylor in Budapest Estimated Program Cost: $4,800 Cost Includes: Flight, housing, meals and other related costs Dates: May 24 to July 1 Application Deadline: March 1 summer, strongly encourages students to apply. “I loved Baylor in Budapest. I think it’s such an amazing opportunity for journalism majors because your assignments during the trip are based on your experiences in Budapest … I definitely stretched as a writer,” Gusikoski said. “Baylor in Budapest is a once in a lifetime experience that caused me to grow in a way I couldn’t have ever imagined.” Although this program appeals primarily to journalism majors, Parrish said the program is open to those pursuing other degrees as well.

“We can come up with a way to customize what a student wants to do for just about anything that the student may want to study,” Parrish said. “As long as it’s related to journalism, then it shouldn’t be a problem.” Around 12 students get accepted for the program each year, and Parrish said he admires the personal aspect of this study abroad opportunity. “The fewer students there are, the more personal of an experience it is … over there. [Teaching] is very flexible and personal. I can work with students individually to customize their needs so they can get a lot out of it,” Parrish said. Some of the courses offered are Magazine and Feature Writing, as well as Writing and Editing for Online Media. Special Studies is also available as an alternative course option and nonjournalism majors may take Writing for Media Markets. Students will take these classes together at Corvinus University of Budapest. The application can be downloaded at The Baylor in Budapest option is listed under the program search results.

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GRANADOS Christine Granados is a reporter at the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and teaches writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She recently wrote “Fight Like a Man & Other Stories We Tell Our Children.”

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GARZA Cynthia Leonor Garza has worked for the Houston Chronicle and the Fort Worth StarTelegram. She recently wrote “Lucía the Luchadora,” inspired by her daughter’s love for her Hello Kitty cape.

Two journalists to share their careers with students TATUM HANSON Contributor From the fast paced newsroom environment to the creativity of fiction writing, Cynthia Leonor Garza and Christine Granados have proven that good writing is not exclusive to one genre. These women have paved successful careers in journalism and are now conquering the field of fiction writing. Garza and Granandos will be speaking during the “Journalists Writing Fiction” lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in room 301 of the Marrs McLean Science Building. Both Garza and Granandos will be sharing their recently released fiction and taking questions from students. Garza will be lecturing on the impact of journalistic writing on different genres and sharing abut her personal work and life in Nairobi, Kenya. Granados will be reading a short story from her recently published book, “Fight Like A Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children,” and discussing how her journalism skills of observing, note taking and interviewing helped her to write the fiction story.

For an informal setting, Garza and Granandos will be mingling with students around free coffee and pastries at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Castellaw Communications Building lounge. “At the heart of any genre of writing is a good story,” Garza said. Garza is a graduate of Rice University and has a Master’s in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Garza previously worked as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has also written commentaries on NPR and essays for The Atlantic. Most recently, Garza has engaged herself in writing children’s books. “Lucía the Luchadora” is her most recent release and was inspired by her daughter strutting her Hello-Kitty cape with the confidence of a superhero, a combination that, according to Garza, is lacking in our world. “I think what all writers have in common is that we are all trying to make some sense of the world through the stories we tell,” Garza said.

Though “Lucía the Luchadora” features a strong female lead, Garza does not believe its message is exclusive to the empowerment of young women. Her desire is for any child, male or female, to be inspired after reading the story of the young girl who prevailed in spite of gender stereotypes.

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Granados found her love for writing as a young girl in the Chihuahua Desert of El Paso, Texas. She remembers feeling incapable of being a writer because of her Mexican-American ethnicity and lack of familial education. Yet her

parents’ devotion to reading the daily newspaper instilled a value of writing into Granados. The Hispanic surnames at the end of articles in her local paper served as a tangible goal and piece of hope to fuel her dreams. Like Garza, Granados began her career as a journalist. In college, her job at the El Paso Times, the very publication she admired as a child, helped her pay her way through school. She states that her time in the newsroom has given her the skills and structure she needs to succeed in fiction writing. “I learned that journalism because of its principles and ethics limited the type of stories I wanted to tell,” Granados said. “I found that fiction was a better place for me to express the important truths of life.” Granados is now a reporter at the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post and teaches writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her most recent work includes “Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children,” a compilation of fiction stories about life in El Paso.

Schedule of Events Coffee Hour with Journalists: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Castellaw Communications Center, Lounge The Bundle Magazine is hosting a free coffee hour with light refreshments for students and faculty to mingle with Garza and Granados. “Journalist Writing Fiction” Lecture 5 p.m. Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 301 Both Garza and Granados will be reading their recently released pieces of fiction as well as answering questions from students. Students are encouraged to ask questions journalism, writing books and career advice. Questions will be taken at the end of the lecture.

Halloween Organ Concert promises night of spooky fun CASSIDY PATE Reporter A night of haunting melodies, costumes and surprises will bring out the inner trick-or-treater of those in attendance of the organ department’s 27th annual Halloween Organ Concert. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. today in the Jones Concert Hall. When you see the lifesized coffin, you are in the right place. It is free, open to the public and costumes are not just permitted but encouraged. The first of nine selections will be “Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565,” by Johann Sebastian Bach. However, the department is putting their own spin on it. Eight organ students alongside special guests Ainara Arvesu Barajas and associate professor of organ Dr. Isabelle Demers will be tag teaming by sliding onto the organ bench for its individual parts throughout the course of the fugue. Demers said this would be more fun for the audience than the performers because it is terrifying for organists to transition in the middle of a

piece. Baylor’s School of Music describes its program as being a place for musicians who have a determination for pursuing new frontiers and who are not afraid to challenge musical conventions, which is what the first piece of this event aims to do. Demers and the students strategically selected the rest of the program at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Music that sounds ominous without being directly connected to Halloween, transcriptions, or rewrites, of excerpts from The Planets by Gustav Holst and more have been in rehearsal ever since. “[It’s a] little bit of everything; some things that are scary and some things that are just funny essentially,” Demers said. Demers gave the audience a hint that one of the selections would make them jump about 2 feet in the air at the beginning and ends with the player’s full arms pushing down every key on the organ, which makes the hall shake. The specific name of the piece remained a secret,

so a surprise is in store for those in attendance. If anyone in the audience is used to the organ being only a church instrument, then Demers said you would hopefully never hear selections like these anywhere else. This program has been formulated to give the audience a new perspective on the organ as an instrument itself. The organ can do more than just play hymns, and this concert is set to showcase everything the organ can do. Cypress sophomore Jared Cook said he has always had a passion for music and did not want it to remain just a hobby, so he decided to major in organ studies. This will be his second year performing in the Halloween concert, and he said it should be the best one yet, because this year’s will incorporate more fun and audiencefriendly pieces. “It’s good for families, there’s gonna be lots of music that people recognize,” Cook said. “It’s just going be a lot of fun [and] definitely not boring.”

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What to do in Waco this week: >>> Today Happy Halloween or Dia de los Muertos! 6 - 9 p.m. — With live music, food and face painting, Carver Park Baptist Church will be having an All Saints Carnival. Admission is free. 6 p.m. — Ghost stories and town hauntings will be shared on Waco Walks: Slightly Spooky Halloween Walk. The walk will start on Fourth and Jackson street. The 2.5 -mile walk around the downtown area is free. Liesje Powers | Multimedia editor

BOOKS GALORE The Friend’s of the Library’s 55th Annual Book Sale will be open from Nov. 2 - 5 at the Extraco Events Center.

Annual library blowout sale unveils thousands of books, DVDs for locals JENNIFER SMITH Reporter The Friends of the Waco-McLennan County Library are hosting their 55th Annual Book Sale blow out this Thursday through Sunday. The sale will take place at the Extraco Events Center, in the Creative Arts and General Exhibits Building. There will be 110,000 sorted Books, CDs, DVDs and over 80 categories of miscellaneous items that are waiting to be found. Jessica Emmett has worked at the McLennan County Library for two years and said the book sale is one of the most anticipated annual events for the library. Originally, the sale took place inside the public library, but after so many successful years it outgrew the space and moved to the Extraco for more room. “The sale is put on by Friends of the Library, which is our support group,” Emmett said. “All the money they raise goes toward funding library projects. So they’ve helped fund things like our new upstairs desk, and also programs that we will have in the future. It really helps us do those extra things to improve the library, that usually wouldn’t be in our budget.” The sale not only includes the McLennan County Library’s books, but also donations that have come in from the community. Emmett said anyone is encouraged to donate, and the library takes donations all year long. She said the best place to take donations is the West Waco Library at 5301 Bosque Blvd. where the Friends of the Library have space to keep them. “They display over 100,000 items every year like books, DVDs, puzzles, vinyl records, all kinds of things. Anything that is donated and could be entertaining to someone will be put out at the book sale,” Emmett said.

She said this massive blowout sale is like heaven for book lovers. “The book sale is always very crowded. The first day there’s always a big ‘Black Friday-type’ rush with a line out the door. Once they are let in, people usually go pretty crazy just searching through all the stuff and picking out the items they want,” Emmett said. Alisha Bell has been working at the McLennan County Library for 13 years, and currently works at the new upstairs front help desk which was paid for by last year’s book sale. Bell said she is thankful for all the Friends of the Library contributes. “The Friends are great to us; they contribute back to us the money they make. They paid for our new desk, and they cover summer programs for children. They sometimes provide breakfast and other helpful things for us,” Bell said. “The desk is far more spacious than what we had before; it’s so nice to be able to easily move around and work back here now.” Bell said she has worked the book sale for at least five years and last year was the first time she got to experience the event as a customer. “It’s a very busy place. People get so excited and focused on the different hidden gems they find,” Bell said. “It can get overwhelming, but it’s so fun. As the days go on it slows down a bit. Sunday’s are pretty relaxing, but most of the tables have been picked over by then.” She said she has never heard of anyone leaving the book sale disappointed. “People get really into it. I’ve seen people leave the sale with four or five huge H-E-B paper sacks full of books and movies. I’ve even seen people leave with full grocery carts. It’s like Christmas morning for them,” Bell said. On any given day at the McLennan

7 p.m. — Waco Hippodrome will be celebrating “The King,” Michael Jackson, for a “Halloween Thriller Spectacular.” Tickets are $20. 7:30 p.m. — Baylor’s organ department will be performing its 27th annual Halloween Organ Concert. Admission is free.

>>> Wednesday, Nov. 1 8 p.m. — The Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill continues its Waco Wednesdays, celebrating local talent.


>>> Thursday, Nov. 2

Location: Extraco Events Center

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. — There will be over 110,000 books, DVDs and CDs to buy at the Friends of the Library’s 55th annual book sale. Admission is $10 for Thursday. Be prepared for large crowds and arms filled with new loot perfect for a book shelf.

Thursday, Nov. 2 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is $10.

>>> Ongoing

Friday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov. 2 - 5 — The Friends of the Library’s 55th annual Book Sale continues Friday and Saturday. Admission is free the last two days of this book sale extravaganza.

Prices: Hardbacks $2 Paperbacks $1 DVDs $3 or as priced


County Library, you can find kids roaming the children’s section with their parents, locals occupying the free computers and students enjoying the quiet space for studying. Emily Hicks is among the Waco residents who utilize the library’s atmosphere. “I live right down the street from the library, so it’s a very convenient place to hang out and study. It’s always quiet and peaceful so it’s a great place to concentrate, plus there’s free WiFi, so what else could you need?” Hicks said.

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HELPING HANDS The Baylor Symphony Orchestra served the Waco community by holding a fundraising concert to celebrate Meals on Wheels Waco’s 50th birthday.

Orchestra funds Meals on Wheels BROOKE HILL Staff Writer The Baylor Symphony Orchestra proved there’s more than one way to serve, by providing the gift of their music. In early October, the group held a fundraising concert to celebrate Meals on Wheels Waco’s 50th birthday: that means 50 years of serving homebound individuals in Central Texas, bringing them meals, arranging transportation to their medical appointments, and organizing events and meals at senior centers. The orchestra is directed by Stephen Heyde, the Mary Franks Thompson professor of orchestral activities and conductor-inresidence at Baylor. Heyde titled the evening “There Is More to a Symphony than Just Beethoven” in an effort to show students and attendees alike that orchestras aren’t just about playing old classical music. Meals on Wheels approached the orchestra because the symphony had done a concert for them years ago to raise money for a new kitchen. They had seen Fortune 500 companies having events such as this, and suggested the idea to Heyde. For this particular concert, the first half was played with the orchestra members in the audience. Each audience member had an orchestra student seated next to them, which gave them a unique experience in which they were able to fully witness the complexities of the orchestra. “Orchestras are almost a metaphor for business organizations because there’s organization there that goes on — people are taking directions from a leader but there are subleaders throughout the organization. But it also requires people to listen to each other, to respond to each other when it’s their turn, to take the lead when it’s their turn to be supportive,” Heyde said. Heyde was more than willing to organize this concert for them. A special guest appearance was made by rock violinist

Deni Bonet, a former student of Heyde’s, for the second half of the concert. She has toured and recorded with many notable performers including Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Richard Barone and Robyn Hitchcock. Bonet brought a drummer and guitarist to play along with the symphony orchestra. Bonet premiered orchestral versions of several of her recordings. “I feel pretty strongly that I’m going to do anything that I can for Meals On Wheels because I know how important that organization is,” Heyde said. “Sometimes seniors actually get malnourished because they don’t eat well. They’re not capable of going to the grocery store, or if they can, sometimes they just don’t cook for themselves. So Meals On Wheels is very important, one for the nourishment that they provide older folks, but two for the fact that at least once a day they’ll get somebody knocking on their door that they can trust and that they can have interaction with. It’s that human contact that’s important, as well as the food.” Meals on Wheels was thrilledwith the event and expressed gratitude for the other Baylor Bears who came together to make the fundraising night possible: the Hankamer School of Business, which provided the concert’s beautiful setting; the Aramark employees who catered the evening’s meal; the Baylor School of Music’s sound specialists who made the night run smoothly; and the students who shuttled older guests from the parking garage to the Foster Campus, according to BaylorProud. “The Baylor Symphony Orchestra performance for the 50th Anniversary of Meals on Wheels Waco was incredible,” said Lilly Bellinger, associate director for Meals on Wheels Waco. “Allowing the audience to sit among the musicians, to have Dr. Heyde weave the history of the agency with the music made our anniversary cake delicious, adding Demi Bonet as a special performer was icing on the cake. Our gratitude to Baylor students, staff, and facilities is beyond words.”

PABLO GONZALES Reporter For many, Halloween is a time for fun and expression through embracing a costume that expresses your personality in a creative way. For others, Halloween is concerning because the costumes people choose may be culturally insensitive. Baylor has made its commitment to cultural sensitivity and inclusion very clear. Last year, Dr. Kevin Jackson, the vice president of student life and former student body president Lindsey Bacque sent an email to Baylor students, faculty and staff encouraging those who celebrate Halloween to wear costumes that are respectful to others, but also to celebrate Halloween in a way that is fun and accepting of Baylor’s diversity. A national campaign slogan was created by Ohio University students to spread awareness of the importance of cultural sensitivity when choosing a Halloween costume. “My culture is not a costume” was coined by students to show that their cultural identity should not be reduced to a costume. Houston senior and president of the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students Maya Fontenot said cultural sensitivity is not about walking on eggshells or being politically correct; it is about understanding that someone’s cultural identity is sacred and not something that you can just throw on. “It is easy to just wear a costume and not understand the cultural significance behind it,” Fontenot said. “When you wear articles of clothing that are sacred to another group of people but don’t understand it, you aren’t being respectful of them. This isn’t just about being politically correct; it is about respecting others.” Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, dean for student development and special assistant to the president on diversity, wants students to consider their intent and the impact of their costume choices. Think about choosing a character rather than depicting a stereotypical aspect of a cultural group. “Students should ask how their costume is going to impact their fellow students,” Palacios said. “Ask yourself, ‘If we are in a Christian environment, then why would I want to create something that will separate me from my Baylor family?’ Be self-aware on how your costume will impact others.”

NIGERIA from Page 1 challenging part of going back to Lagos was when she had to return to Waco — 6,592 miles away from home. In her four years at Baylor, Adeyeni made it a priority to be involved on campus. She is an active

member of the Korean Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, leads a small Bible study group and has spent her spring breaks for the past three years in the Rio Grande Valley doing missions

work with her church. Adeyeni said she’s made many lifelong friends during her time at the university, and her friends agree and say that they love spending time with her. “Tutu is probably one of the

sweetest people I know. Anytime I see her, her smiles and hugs brighten up my day,” Spring junior Michelle Vo said. “Whenever [Adeyeni] is around, there’s always laughter!” Chongqing, China senior Annie Zhang said.

AID from Page 1 of the music community. Kipp said that for many students, band is their home away from home. “Our hope here is to raise awareness and also to say, ‘We know you’re hurting, your program has been devastated and we care,’” Dr. Michele Henry, the accosiation’s faculty sponsor said. Several Texas fine arts organizations have created a website to help Harvey victims get their programs running as soon as possible. Currently, 34 band programs in the Houston area have

unfilled requests for instruments, equipment and music. This does not include schools that have already been helped. “The expenses are really vast,” Henry said. “If you think about, particularly in instrumental music programs, the cost of individual instruments can be tens of thousands of dollars.” Project Sunshine will continue accepting contributions through the end of this week.

PARANORMAL from Page 1 free will, which for Nagel explains why spirits come back to visit certain locations. She said she believes that while there is a pearly gate in heaven, there isn’t a fence. God is perfect, Nagel said, and he lets spirits come and go as they please. “Every single time we ask the spirit why they’re in a house or a building, it doesn’t make a difference where we’re at ... every time we ask the spirit, it’s always the same thing: They have good memories. And they go back to these good memories,” Nagel said. Every home and every spirit is different, Nagel said. She recounted the story of one home in particular where there was a spirit of an 8-year-old girl who had been molested her entire life. Nagel said the girl hadn’t crossed over yet because the two spirits waiting to guide her into heaven were male. Nagel said the girl wouldn’t talk to any of the men in their group, but when the women went in, she would be talking and they would at times catch her shadow. “She hadn’t crossed over and she wanted to go to heaven. She just wouldn’t go with them because they were male and she was afraid of them. Eventually we helped her find the light and she did cross over,” Nagel said. Nagel said the Central Texas Paranormal Society has investigated all of the historical homes in Waco and, according to their investigations, they are all haunted. Nagel specifically mentioned the East Terrace House, once home to Tennessee entrepreneur John Wesley Mann, one of the men Nagel said helped start Waco. According to Nagel, some of the home’s tour guides said objects would be moved when they came in the morning and some of the home’s night security guards even said they would see a woman on the balcony. “They call[ed] us in to investigate it and it was 100 percent without a doubt [haunted],” Nagel said. While some of the staff thought it was the ghost of the original Mrs. Mann, Nagel said she had strong reason to believe it was the wife of one of his sons. Although Nagel couldn’t recall the woman’s name, she said the spirit said it through the ghost box. CTPS’ investigation opened up more history about the home

that was not previously known, Nagel said. Two other fabled hauntings in Waco are in Cameron Park. The tale of Lindsey Hollow Road is documented as early as 1920 in the Waco Daily Times-Herald. The nearly 100 year-old story from the Texas Collection tells the legend of a man named Lindsay who had knowledge of a group of horse thieves near the Brazos and Tehuacana bottoms who “kept the whole country in terror.” The story goes that as Lindsay was riding out through the hollow toward his cabin, “masked men rode up behind him and called him to halt.” Lindsay turned quickly and spurred his horse up the ravine. His body was found the next day riddled with bullet holes, the story says. Ever since, there have been rumored sightings in the hollow. Perhaps the more famous of the two accounts is the story of the ill-fated couple who haunt Lovers’ Leap. In 1960, the Houston Chronicle Magazine documented the popular legend of Wah-Wah-Tee, young daughter of a Hueco chief. According to legend, Wah-Wah-Tee was gathering flowers to weave a garland on the banks of the Brazos when she met a young Apache man. Although the Hueco and Apache tribes were enemies, the Apache man fell in love with Wah-Wah-Tee’s beauty and charm, the Chronicle wrote, and soon she fell in love with him, too. The two lovers planned a secret rendezvous that was foiled when her father and other leaders caught them. The legend goes that they jumped off the cliff and into the Bosque together. While CTPS works to investigate paranormal claims, Nagel noted the group first tries to eliminate all possible explanations or solutions beginning with electricity. Things like sleeping next to a radio could have a number of effects ranging from giving people nightmares to making them physically ill. Whether it is a natural occurrence or a supernatural event, Nagel emphasized that the only thing to fear is fear itself. “God didn’t create fear,” Nagel said. “It’s your home. You need to be comfortable in your home. Taking back your house is the main thing we want to do.”

Although this is her final semester at Baylor, Adeyeni says she’s not completely sure what her next step will be. Adeyeni isn’t worried, and with a smile she said, “I’ll go with God.”


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Longhorn defense suffocates Bears COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer Baylor (0-8) fell to Texas (4-4) this past weekend 38-7 at McLane Stadium, having a hard time getting anything started on offense, while Texas was thriving with their back up quarterback. The Bears only produced 249 total offensive yards. Both freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer and sophomore quarterback Zach Smith took snaps throughout the game. Smith started the game, passing for 37 yards, while completing only four of 11 with one interception and no touchdowns. Brewer passed for 181 yards, completing 17 of 27 with no interceptions and no touchdowns. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said there was a plan and preparation to play both quarterbacks, but that it did not culminate the way the team was hoping it would. “Yeah, we thought we’d play Zach the first drive and do some more traditional things. We wanted to try to make some throws down the field that his arm can make, and then we thought the second series we’d come out in sort of the three-back option stuff with Charlie,” Rhule said. “Charlie kind of got dinged up pretty quickly, and that sort of took us out of maybe him running quite as much... they were both pretty beat up.” Brewer, who almost led the Bears to a comeback victory last week against West Virginia, said the team really wants to win. “It’s always frustrating to lose. We’re doing too much of it. We’ve got to find a way to win,” Brewer said. “You know, it stinks, but this is a team game. It’s not about me. I feel for all the other guys in the locker room. Everyone is a little disappointed. We just need to find a way.” Brewer’s biggest highlight against the Longhorns’ defense came on a 52-yard pass to sophomore Blake Lynch. Lynch, who has been playing cornerback all season, played on the offensive side of the ball for the first time this season. Brewer’s play set up Baylor’s one and only touchdown that came from freshman running back John Lovett. The Longhorns found success on offense. Texas backup quarterback sophomore Shane

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OFFENSIVE STRUGGLES Freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer throws a pass under pressure in Saturdays 38-7 loss at McLane Stadium in Waco.

Buechele, started in place of freshman Sam Ehlinger, who was out with an injury. Buechele passed for 256 yards with one touchdown. Buechele also had one interception, but completed 27 of 34 passes. Buechele’s passing performance marked his 12th 200-yard passing game, tying him with former Texas quarterback Vince Young for 6th on the all-time Longhorn list. Texas head coach Tom Herman said he was pleased with Buechele’s play and the offensive staff for keeping him prepared. “Was really excited and happy and proud for him to have not played for as many weeks as he hadn’t and stayed engaged, and credit to [offensive coordinator] Tim Beck and the

offensive staff and Shane, as well, for staying engaged and being there when his teammates needed him,” Herman said. “You know, I’m sure he’d like to have that pick back. It was the right read, just poorly underthrown. But other than that, there were still some rusty moments I saw out there, but when he’s in a rhythm and seeing the defense really well, he performed well for us.” The Longhorns also did a lot of damage in the run game. Texas ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Baylor sophomore cornerback Grayland Arnold was a bright spot for the Bears’ defense, recording the Bears’ second interception of the season.

Arnold said the team has to focus on not being discouraged and needs to continue to practice hard. “We know, okay, we’ve got to practice, and don’t get discouraged and don’t let the little things get to you,” Arnold said. “Like let’s just come out here and keep practicing. We’re going to practice each day like it’s a game and go hard every week.” Rhule felt like there was not much good the team could take away from the game but that the truth is always somewhere in between. The Bears are hoping to capture their first victory this week at the Kansas Jayhawks (1-7), at 11 a.m. Saturday at KU Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

Bears sweep Sooners with powerful attack NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor For the second consecutive match, Baylor volleyball was without its All-American senior outside hitter Katie Staiger. And for the second consecutive match, it didn’t matter. No. 24 Baylor won its second straight match in straight sets, cruising past Oklahoma 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 Saturday in Norman, Okla. Junior outside hitter Ashley Fritcher filled in for Staiger again. But it was Baylor’s balanced attack that hit .297, led by freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley’s 20 kills, that helped send the Bears home with a win. Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre said the strong offensive play from Pressley in the absence of Staiger was the key for the sweep. “I’m glad we could go on the road and get a sweep. Oklahoma is a great team and makes good adjustments,” McGuyre said. “They obviously adjusted when we rested Katie (Staiger). After her first couple of swings, Yossi (Pressley) got really dialed in. I felt like she was unstoppable. Fun night for her. Our middles both did well. We were able to throw the ball to the outside and get them one blocker because they drew so much attention. Good team volleyball today.” Oklahoma got off to a good start in the first set, jumping out to a 10-7 lead against Baylor on a kill from junior setter Morgan Miller. However, Baylor slowly began to chip away. After a kill from Pressley put the Bears in front 19-18, Baylor ended the first set on a 6-1 run on

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A DISAPPOINTING END Houston senior Jorge Mario Aranda kicks the ball to his team as the Baylor men’s club soccer team practices corner kicks Thursday at the intramural fields.

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STRONG OFFENSE Redshirt senior outside hitter Katie Staiger spikes the ball against an Oklahoma defender in a September matchup at the Ferrell Center. Staiger was out for the match Saturday in Norman, Okla. where the Bears swept the Sooners in straight sets.

a flurry of kills, including one more from Pressley, two from sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning and one from freshman setter Hannah Lockin. The Sooners started strong again in the second, jumping out to a 5-1 lead and forcing McGuyre to call a timeout. Following the timeout, Baylor used an 11-5 run to gain a 12-10 advantage and force the Sooners to call a timeout. After two straight kills from Oklahoma, senior middle hitter Camryn Freiberg’s kill gave the Bears the lead once again, and they would not relinquish it en route to a 2522 win. Freiberg’s third kill off the set from Lockin closed the set.

Pressley started the third set with a kill and Baylor never looked back as the Bears closed out the Sooners 25-17 in the third. Fanning’s seventh kill of the match gave Baylor the win. Junior outside hitter Aniah Philo came in second on the team with eight kills while adding 10 digs. Fanning converted seven kills in 17 attacks without committing an error and Freiberg converted five of her nine attacks. Lockin had three kills, six digs and 35 assists while senior libero Jana Brusek led the team with 13 digs. No. 24 Baylor (18-5, 8-2) returns home to host TCU at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferrell Center.

BRANSON HARDCASTLE Reporter Baylor men’s club soccer team’s season came to an end over the weekend at the NIRSA Region IV South Soccer Tournament at the University of Texas. Baylor played three games Saturday before being knocked out of the tournament. The first two games of the tournament were pool play and only the top two teams from each pool advanced to the single elimination tournament. In its first game of the day, the club played Lone Star College- North Harris. Baylor took the lead early in the game as San Antonio junior Nico Pantanini scored off of a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Lone Star fought back and scored a goal of its own, but Chicago sophomore striker Chris Metcalf scored a header in the 68th minute to seal the game for Baylor. “Scott [Simigian] set [the goal] up perfectly. I was wide open in the box for a header and I knew we needed the goal when the ball came to me,” Metcalf said. “I knew I had to finish it so did.” In its next game against Tulane, Baylor showed its defensive prowess, not allowing a goal out of the seven shots on goal. The club

won the game 1-0, with the lone goal coming from Coppell senior Horacio Gaitan Robles in the 12th minute. After defeating Lone Stare CollegeNorth Harris and Tulane, Baylor moved into the single elimination bracket to face Southern Methodist University. This was a rematch as Baylor traveled to Dallas earlier in the year and lost to SMU 1-0. Coppell sophomore midfielder Scott Simigian said the club knew it was going to be tough to play against SMU again. “It was our third game of the day so our legs were a little tired. SMU had beat us in the regular season and they are tough. SMU had only played two games so their legs weren’t as tired,” Simigian said. “We knew we were going to have to work hard and fight to win the game.” SMU scored early in the game to take the lead, but in the 30th minute, Coppell senior striker and co-captain Collin McAden scored on a free kick to tie the game. The game stayed close, as both teams were fighting for control of the ball and fighting to own the time of possession. The teams went into halftime tied 1-1. The second half was similar to the first as

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Taking a shot at the NCAA Tournament Bears take on the Longhorns in the Big 12 Conference Championship BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor soccer faces No. 8-ranked and No. 4-seeded Texas in the Big 12 Conference Championship at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. The Bears (10-5-2, 4-4-1) earned the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament after an upand-down season that saw Baylor drop four overtime games. All four teams that the Bears lost to in conference play sit above them in the Big 12 standings. Head coach Paul Jobson said that because the team is full of veterans, they have not been fazed by the close losses. “We’re a veteran team; we understand that’s the way it works sometimes,” Jobson said. “I think if we were a younger team, we would’ve been broken weeks ago.” One of those overtime losses came on Oct.

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SECOND CHANCE Baylor senior midfielder Aline De Lima battles for the ball against a Texas defender. The Bears will meet the Longhorns in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

20 to Texas. In that game, the Bears out-shot the Longhorns 20-9, despite losing 1-0 in overtime. Freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt said the team is looking forward to a second chance at taking down Texas. “I think second chance is a good word for it,” Wandt said. “I think when we played them the first time we got a lot of shots on goal and our defense was strong, so I think if we put one

away and stay strong on defense we can come out with a win.” A win against Texas would help the Bears in terms of Ratings Percentage Index. RPI is a stat used by the NCAA Selection Committee to determine the teams that make the postseason. Jobson said a win against Texas, a team they feel they are better than, could help their NCAA Tournament chances.

“We felt like last time we played them we were the better team; we just didn’t come away with the result,” Jobson said. “So to have an opportunity to go after them again is nice. But secondly, it’s a great RPI builder. If we can come out with a win, it’s going to help our RPI and help our chances of making the NCAA Tournament.” The Bears look toward their All-Big 12 midfielders, junior Julie James and senior Aline De Lima, to lead them on offense. De Lima leads the team with four goals and three assists, while James has two goals and two assists on the season. The Baylor defense has only given up nine goals this season and is headed by senior defender Precious Akanyirige, who earned AllBig 12 First Team honors with James and De Lima. The Longhorns are led by a young duo in sophomore forward Cyera Hintzen and freshman midfielder Haley Berg. Hintzen has seven goals and five assists while Big 12 Freshman of the Year Berg has five goals and two assists. Jobson said the team’s final goal is to make it through the tournament and win and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament so that they are not subject to a committee’s rankings. “Our goal is to win the tournament,” Jobson said. “If we do that, we take care of our own destiny and don’t have to worry about a committee, so that’s ultimately what we’d like to do.” If the Bears win, they will play either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State on Friday in Kansas City.

Cross country finishes lower than expected BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Big 12 Championship Saturday in Round Rock where the women took fifth place overall, while the men finished sixth. The women finished behind Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas and West Virginia, despite two Bears picking up All-Big 12 honors. Sophomore Anna West came in second place in the 6,000-meter race with a 20:06.08 time, while junior Lindsey Bradley clocked in a 20:09.05 time to take third. Head coach Todd Harbour said the performances by West and Bradley were very impressive. “Anna and Lindsey were outstanding,” Harbour said. “For Anna, it was by far the best race she’s had in her collegiate career. It was a

huge breakthrough for her. Lindsey had battled strep throat all week, so it was a huge performance for her just coming off of that. Those two girls were amazing. Both of them had an outstanding day.” Meanwhile, sophomore Gabby Satterlee came in 27th place, freshman Brooke Gilmore finished in 32nd and freshman Sarah Antrich took 60th. Harbour said the team did not place as high as he wanted them to, but it was still a good performance. “It was a good day all around, but not quite good enough team wise,” Harbour said. “We hope to get a little higher finish. Overall, they did a great job. I’m proud of them.” The men’s team only finished ahead of Kansas, Oklahoma and TCU, but sophomore Devin Meyrer earned his first career conference honors, finishing in 12th place in the 8,000-meter race. With a 24:22.8 time, Meyrer

became the first male Baylor runner to earn all-conference honors since Bo Price in 2004. Senior Eric Anderson took home 34th place, sophomore TJ Sugg came in 46th, senior Matt Parham finished in 53rd and graduate student Jordan West came in at 54th, as the Bears scored five runners. Assistant coach Jon Capron said the team expected to finish better than sixth place. “We’re a little disappointed with the results,” Capron said. “We thought we could have been a little higher, but I’m not disappointed in our effort. We wanted to do a little better. We thought we had a chance at fourth, but K-State and Texas Tech ran pretty well.” The Bears will compete next at the NCAA South Central Championship on Nov. 10 in College Station.

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COMING UP SHORT Sophomore Gabby Satterlee competes in the Bear Twilight Invitational on Sept. 1. Satterlee finished 27th in the Big 12 Championship Saturday in Round Rock.

CLUB SOCCER from Page 9 both teams struggled to gain an edge over the other until SMU scored in the 65th minute to take a 2-1 lead. SMU had all of the momentum as the game continued, but Montgomery senior forward and co-captain Major Johnson managed to score off a header with only

five minutes left in the game to tie it at 2-2. At the end of regulation, the game was tied 2-2. They added extra time and the game went to sudden death, which means whoever scored the next goal would win the game. Neither team was able to gain

an advantage as the extra time expired. The game then went to a penalty shootout. The teams were trading scores in the penalty kicks until Baylor’s ninth shot missed. The game all came down to SMU’s penalty kick. The player struck the ball and it found the back

of the net, ending Baylor’s season. Atlanta sophomore forward Matt Craig said the SMU game was one of the best games the club has played all year. “SMU was a great game. We went down to them twice

and we fought back to tie it two times. They are a really good team and it showed,” Craig said. “We had to keep our stamina up since we played three games. Going into extra time and penalty kicks with them showed that we are a tough team. Even though

we lost, it was a great overall game.” The club ended the season with an overall record of 2-24. Baylor missed qualifying for the NIRSA Championship Series in Arizona by two games.

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