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NOVEMBER 3, 2017


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Houston heroes

Musical melody


Houston Astros come back from Harvey with a grand slam.

Women’s volleyball shut out TCU in three sets Wednesday.

What is Drew Holcomb most excited for this Saturday?

‘Do or ‘do not, there is no try

Baylor officials to be deposed PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer

Jessica Hubble | Multimedia Journalist

DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY Plano senior Matthew Deande gets a free haircut at the Lariat Fall Festival. Sports Clips gave free haircuts to every student who showed their student ID Thursday night.




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The toxic levels of lead in children’s blood levels in Flint, Mich., sparked outrage when discovered. Here in Waco, 17.6 percent of children in the 76707 zip code were found to have levels of lead higher than five micrograms per deciliter, which is the amount that is considered dangerous according to federal guidelines. “Most people don’t realize that lead is still an issue in our community, our surrounding states,” said Kelly Craine, public information specialist for the Waco-McLennan County district. “When we think of lead toxicity or lead poisoning, typically people

think of Flint, Michigan, and water. However, there are still issues with lead surrounding lead paint, specifically in homes, and it also ends up contaminating the ground around the homes.” Craine said that one problem with extracting lead is that the city doesn’t have the authority to go to someone’s home and ask to test their home for lead. They lack the opportunity or authority to tell people to correct the lead issue. The city also does not receive any information if someone is tested positive for elevated lead levels. The Department of State Health Services gets that information.

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Current and former Baylor administrators and regents will answer under oath regarding how the university handled sexual assault allegations, according to a Wednesday motion filed by 10 alleged sexual assault victims suing Baylor in a Title IX lawsuit. Deposition notices were sent to a variety of top administrators, including President’s Council members Dr. Reagan Ramsower, senior vice president and chief operating officer, and Dr. Kevin Jackson, vice president for student life. Deposition, or testifying under oath, is a part of the discovery or information-gathering process and is as evidence at the time of trial. This trial is set for October 2018. “We look forward to trying to get the documents so that we can be prepared to do those [depositions] in a thorough and efficient way,” Dunnam said. “Every day we get a step closer to the facts coming out that are true.” Former Title IX coordinator Patty Crawford and former Baylor student life case manager Sarah Ritter were also issued notices, according to the filing, along with associate director for judicial affairs David Murdock and former regents Richard Willis and Neal “Buddy” Jones. Current regents Ronald Murff and James Cary Gray will be summoned as well. Bethany McCraw, associate dean for student conduct administration and the custodian of the largest volume of documents in the Pepper Hamilton collection according to Baylor, was also sent a deposition notice. The motion states that other top level Baylor officials such as, former president Ken Starr, former athletic director Ian McCaw, former deputy athletics director Todd Patulski, former Baylor police chief Jim Doak and former vice president for constituent engagement Tommye Lou Davis were also requested. Former Title IX investigator Gabrielle Lyons is scheduled to be deposed yesterday in Chicago. Lyons is also suing the university in a separate lawsuit in which she alleges Baylor retaliated against her attempts to bring the school into Title IX compliance. Wednesday’s motion argues Baylor actively worked to avoid or delay Lyons’ deposition. According to the motion, Baylor knew since April that deposition of Lyons was a priority for the plaintiffs. Deposition dates were requested on April 25, the filing states, and subsequent communication with Lyons’ lawyer Rogge Dunn was “fruitless” as he did not contact the plaintiffs’ attorneys until the

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Developments in East Waco could lead to community growth COURTNEY SOSNOWSKI Reporter Driving through East Waco today, one might not think that it has much to offer. Old brick buildings, beautiful but abandoned, line the streets with nearly empty streets. However, Nancy Grayson, owner of Lula Jane’s and East Waco resident of 39 years, sees the evolution of East Waco coming soon. “What people don’t realize is that East Waco is very solid. It’s very tight,” Grayson said. “It’s hard to break in to the community if you’re not part of the community, because that’s decades and decades of families entrenched in a stable, intertwined community of their own. And it’s a wonderful community. I don’t know so much Vol.118 No. 21

that it has changed as that it has continued to evolve.” Originally from Georgia, Grayson’s first entrepreneurial step was founding Rapoport Academy. The school, which opened in 1998, was a result of Grayson’s conclusion that the East Waco students could get higher test scores if they had better resources. “My energies for East Waco are always about the people,” Grayson said. “It’s not about how can we develop. It’s about what do the folks in this community need and want. So people say ‘Oh, you came in to develop.’ No I didn’t. I came in to the meet the needs, to help meet the needs. I’m not the one meeting the

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Courtney Sosnowski | Reporter

REVIVING THE PAST Elm Avenue used to be the main street of a bustling East Waco. The next few years could see the development of the street.

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Grand-slam for Houston About two months ago, the city of Houston was underwater after being hit by Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that knocked the city off its foundation, literally and figuratively. Wednesday night, the city’s major league baseball team, the Houston Astros, won its first World Series title. Last week, the Astros won their first American League Series title, therefore making their first championship appearance in history. By coming out on top Houston won in more ways than one, as it showed us that one way a city can show its strength after disaster is through sports. Tragic events may knock a city down, but the city bounces back, motivating communities through sports. In 2001, the World Trade Center in New York City was hit by two planes hijacked by terrorists as part of a greater attack on the United States. Although many of us were too young to remember that day in great detail, we still remember the after-effects. We remember how broken the country felt and we remember the fear that had been instilled as the war on terror heightened. We remember how heartbroken the people of New York City were as they lost everything from loved ones to a physical symbol of the city. That fall, the New York Yankees won the American League Series, going on to play the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series and losing 4-3 by a walk-off hit in Game 7. The World Series had to be postponed after the 9/11 attacks, causing the series to go into the month of November. In the beginning of November 2001, the city came together in a way it hadn’t since before the attacks. Both baseball fans and those who couldn’t tell you how the sport was played if they tried all came together to cheer on the city. The Yankees served as a

symbolic light for New York in light of this tragic event. The series also took place in New York, serving as another morale booster in itself. Although the Yankees lost the title, the city of New York won an even greater sense of pride. In April 2013, two men set off bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds of others. Once again, the city came together through the sport of baseball to cheer on the Boston Red Sox through the whole season, and into the postseason, where Boston won the 2013 World Series. In order to show respect for the victims and love for the city, the team hung a jersey that said “Boston Strong” and had the 617 city area code printed on it. The players even came together as some of them grew beards as a form of unity, showing “Boston Strong” is stronger than anything else that tries to take the city down. On Wednesday night, it was Houston’s turn. With a strong start that made a statement, the team scored all five runs within the first two innings, and the Astros were able to hold off the Dodgers and claim their first title. The fact that even just a month ago, the city was still struggling in the aftermath of the storm, and now made an appearance in the post-season is inspiring in itself. Many cities say “We are stronger” after disasters, but actions speak louder than words, and sports are a prime way to act on this strength. Baseball may be just a game, but it is symbolic of rebounding, uniting a city, and bringing a positive story to a place that has been the brunt of so many depressing headlines lately. This is Houston. This is Texas. This is America. This is sports. This is fandom. This is pride. This is unity.

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Southern manners can No license, no car? get too uncomfortable Not always a problem JENNIFER SMITH Reporter In my lifetime I’ve lived in two states, Tennessee and Texas. I have an amazing father and two great brothers who were raised under southern standards. By “southern standards,” I’m referring to the values you can find in any old country song; raised in the church, taught to be polite and always expected to be a gentleman to women. And I respect that, I truly do. But as a 22-year-old woman, I’ve come to find out many men don’t know the fine line between being friendly and being too forward. Gestures such as holding the door open, saying “Ma’am” and “sir” to your elders or giving your seat up for a disabled or pregnant person are all very kind, thoughtful acts. However, referring to women as “baby,” “hun” or “sweetheart” and winking at them when they pass you, or slapping their butt after they take your order at a restaurant, is not OK. A few nights ago, my friends and I were piled onto the couch when one of them brought up her horrible day at work at a local diner. We got to talking, and those who also worked in the restaurant business shared cringe-worthy stories about the types of male customers they’ve encountered. Everyone seemed to know the type of person they were talking about –– inappropriately touchy and overly flirtatious. We started questioning their acts, asking ourselves, “Do they actually think that’s what ‘southern charm’ or manners are?”

This issue was brought to my attention again today while I was grocery shopping at H-E-B. I was scanning the pasta aisle for one of the 17 things I needed to find. As I was standing there, an older man, probably around 50, thought it was OK to place his hand on my lower back to “move” me as he said, “Excuse me, darlin’’.” Every girl knows what move I’m talking about; the creepy male stranger who thinks it’s acceptable to touch you on the lower back or hips as he’s passing, as if saying “excuse me” wouldn’t be enough prompting for someone to step aside on their own. This bothers me. This bothers me because not only would a man never touch another man in a grocery store, but if he did, I’m fairly certain it would not end well. Yet women are supposed to smile and accept it as “being polite.” It is not polite to treat someone like they are less than you. And it’s become clear to me that a man wouldn’t “suggest” another man move by touching their lower back because they see them as an equal. When I travel up north, especially to New York, I love to see the stark contrast of cultures. It can be refreshing to hear how boldly and freely women speak to men who are being inappropriate. However, it’s no secret that would cause a bit more of a scene in the southern states. I don’t expect this age-old issue to be resolved overnight, but let’s strive to teach our children, brothers and nephews the difference between being polite and being disrespectful and where those boundaries are drawn. And if you’re the “touchy” type described above, ask yourself how you would feel about a complete stranger uninvitingly touching your mom or sister or you in any given situation. Jennifer is a senior journalism major from Georgetown.

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MAGDALAYNA DRIVAS Reporter Like many other out-of-state students, I don’t have a car on campus. I don’t have a car at all. In fact, I don’t even have my driver’s license. People stand in shock when I tell them that I, at 20 years old, don’t know how to drive a car. They wonder how I can survive without a license and tell me that driving is really not that hard. People often assume I am either lazy, stupid or both to not have my license by now. I am not incapable of driving. I understand the rules of the road and in my limited practice, have proven to be a good driver. What people often forget is that driving a car is a privilege that not all are lucky enough to have. My parents could never find the time to teach me how to drive between working full-time jobs and running four busy kids around. The impending cost of college made driving lessons a luxury I could never afford in high school. Factoring in the cost of a car once I finally do get my license pushes driving further out of my reality. But I could just work to have the money for driving lessons and a car, couldn’t I? Having to mark on job applications that I do not have a reliable ride to work almost automatically removes me from consideration. Between class, studying and extracurriculars, the shifts I am available to

work are limited as it is. Freshman year I worked the graveyard shift as a fry cook at a fast food restaurant. I walked across the Interstate-35 pedestrian bridge by myself at 2 a.m. on school nights, avoiding cat callers on the street as I walked back to my dorm. Soon enough, I realized making minimum wage to save up for a car wasn’t worth sleepless nights smelling like hamburgers. Even if I could afford lessons, trying to get my license while halfway across the country from my hometown is practically impossible. I am not a Texas resident and cannot get a Texas driver’s license, and being in my home state for only four weeks out of the year gives me little time to learn how to drive while home. Besides, I hope to spend Christmas break with friends and family, not waiting for my number to be called at the Department of Motor Vehicles. I don’t mind not having a car. I know I will need one in the “real world” and I can’t get away with bumming rides from my friends forever. I am fortunate enough to have great roommates who will drive me to the grocery store and to doctor’s appointments when I need it. I enjoy the extra time to myself on my walks to class. I enjoy meeting new people on the bus. I definitely enjoy not having to pay for gas or monthly car payments. While life without a license is difficult, it is not impossible. The next time you’re behind the wheel of your car, be grateful; I hope to share that same privilege someday. Magdalayna is a junior journalism major from York, Pa.

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LAWSUIT from Page 1 afternoon of Oct. 31. Lawyers Chad Dunn and Jim Dunnam, representing the alleged victims, expressed discontent in the filing, stating deposition notices were issued four times between July 12 and Aug. 15, giving Baylor time to respond earlier than a few days before the scheduled deposition on Nov. 2. Additionally, the lawyers referred to Baylor’s privacy concerns under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as a “continu[al] throwing up of FERPA to conceal from Plaintiffs meaningful discovery.” The plaintiffs’ counsel alleges production of records is still possible without identification of nonparty students, the filing states. “This whole ordeal is simply more of Baylor’s continuing effort to prevent meaningful discovery in this case,” the filing states. “We, as representing Baylor students, we’re very conscious of student privacy and there’s no interest on our part to infringe on student privacy. We think the judge has put processes in place that protect student privacy,” Dunnam elaborated. As the process of deposition begins, the discovery of documents in the Pepper Hamilton collection continues, with some clarifications from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman. Pitman issued an order Monday outlining which words or phrases were permissible in the discovery of electronically stored information or ESI. Baylor is the custodian of thousands of documents provided to Pepper Hamilton as a part of their 2015 investigation of Baylor’s response to and compliance with Title IX. As attorney Jim Dunnam explained in August, his clients, the 10 women who allege the university mishandled their sexual reports, are seeking background information that supports the Baylor Board of Regents’ findings. In late August, both parties agreed to certain keywords to utilize when searching through the ESI, but some terms such as “alcohol,” “bury,” “she/s dress,” “she/s expect” and “drunk” remained in disagreement. Plaintiffs argued ESI materials containing the term “alcohol” were necessary because “[a] lcohol consumption was often used as an excuse to ignore or downplay reports of sexual assault,” the filing states. Words such as “drunk,” “incapacitated” and “intoxicated” also fell into a similar category, the plaintiffs asserted. On Monday Pitman denied plaintiff’s request for materials with these terms, ruling that requiring Baylor to produce all ESI materials containing such terms “would result in the production of a large quantity of irrelevant information.” In regard to the word “incapacitated” specifically, the court reached a different conclusion. “While the terms ‘alcohol,’ ‘drunk,’ ‘intoxicated’ and ‘wasted’ are likely to appear in a large volume of documents unrelated to this case, ‘incapacitated’ — which is often used to refer to an individual’s capacity, legal or otherwise, to consent to sexual activity — is likely to produce information relevant to Plaintiffs’ claims,” Pitman ruled. In addition to terms related to alcohol use, the plaintiffs are also seeking to discover materials containing terms related to former Title IX Coordinator Patty Crawford’s public statement in which she gave plaintiffs “reason to believe certain administrators destroyed and instructed other[s] to destroy evidence,” the filing states. Pitman ordered ESI materials containing “bury” and “hiding” to be discoverable, while “delete” is only discoverable if used in conjunction with “report” or “evidence.” Additionally,

ESI with the word “purge” is only discoverable if material does not also contain the terms “binge” or “eating.” As for terms related to women specifically, “she/s dress,” “she/s expect” and “she/s wearing,” Pitman ruled these terms were relevant to discussions regarding sexual assault. He said the “relatively low number of responsive materials” makes the benefit of making those documents discoverable greater than Baylor’s burden to produce them. Ultimately Dunnam said he believes they will be able to find the information they are looking for. “[Discovery] is an incremental process ... it

moves forward as fast as people want it to,” Dunnam said. In an Oct. 23 filing, Baylor said it was completing the processing of Pepper Hamilton documents from McCraw. Over 45,000 documents are associated with McCraw, the filing states, and 32,000 have been tagged as FERPA records. According to Baylor, McCraw’s records indicate at least 6,200 students’ records are subject to disclosure in the discovery process. The Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act is a federal privacy law. Eighteen-year-old students at postsecondary institutions are protected under FERPA, meaning education records,

disciplinary records and even class schedules are protected. Institutions must have written permission to disclose personally identifiable information to anyone other than the student in question. Disclosure exceptions include judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, given that institutions make a reasonable effort to notify parents or eligible students in advance so that they can seek protective action if desired. FERPA does not require protective actions be granted, Pitman noted in his Wednesday order, but students who objected to production of their records were reviewed in camera or in private. “Baylor University

continues to maintain our position of keeping discovery in this case focused on the claims of the plaintiffs who have sued and preventing the disclosure of non-party student records, such as confidential medical and counseling records,” the university said in regard to last week’s motion. “We will remain steadfast in protecting the privacy of thousands of our students who are not involved and who may have no knowledge of this legal matter.” As far as deposition and FERPA are concerned, Pitman also ruled on Wednesday that Lyons is prohibited from testifying to “any personally identifying information regarding non-party students

contained in FERPA records the Court has not yet reviewed.” While Pitman outline additional aspects of ESI discovery on Monday, the university is still seeking further clarifications in light of the institution’s federal privacy protection requirements. Baylor asked the court last week to clarify orders for psychotherapy and medical records. In the interim, the university said it is seeking a ruling from a higher court, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to answer some of these privacy questions. Baylor regent Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod serves on the court.

What’s Happening on Campus? Sundown Weekend Friday, Nov. 3 Sundown Sessions: The F8 of the Furious, Blacklight Bowling 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Film screenings at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room; Blacklight Bowling all night in the Baylor Gameroom.

Saturday, Nov. 4 Sundown Sessions: Blacklight Zumba and Yoga, Coffee & Canvas, Blacklight Bowling

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Exercise in style with Blacklight Zumba and Yoga in Barfield Drawing Room. Enjoy free coffee and canvas painting in the SUB Den and Blacklight Bowling in the Baylor Gameroom.

Friday, Nov. 3 East Meets West Dance Experience

5:15 p.m. The students of Christ University in Bangalore, India, and Baylor University Theatre present “East Meets West,” a showcase of Indian and American Dance in Jones Theatre, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Saturday, Nov. 4 Steppin’ Out

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historic day of service in the greater-Waco community is a chance to make an impact alongside old and new friends. Sign up at

Saturday, Nov. 4 Volleyball v. Iowa State

2 p.m. Come support the Lady Bears as they take on the Iowa State Cyclones at the Ferrell Center.

Monday, Nov. 6 Institute of Faith and Learning 20th Anniversary Lecture

3 p.m. Mark Schwehn of Valparaiso University will present “From Faith and Learning to Love and Understanding: The Recent Past and Promising Future of Church Related to Higher Education” in Barfield Drawing Room of the BDSC.

Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7 Know Your Number Workshop

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suzanne Stabile, co-author of “The Road Back to You,” will teach a two-day workshop that covers all nine different personality types at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center. Register at, dinner will be provided for both workshops.

Monday, Nov. 6 Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome: Bending the Arc

7 p.m. Learn about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global power battle for the right to health for all.

Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 12 This Random World

Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. This Steven Dietz play asks the question “How often do we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing?” The show will take place in Mabee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $17 with a valid Baylor ID.

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Waco Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. World-renowned opera star and four-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will perform in Waco Hall. Tickets start at $50 and are available for purchase at

Tuesday, Nov. 7 The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America

7:30 p.m. John Allison, retired president and CEO of BB&T Corporation and Cato Institute, will present this insightful look at culture in Foster Room 250.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Drumwright Family Lecture

4 p.m. A panel conversation discussing solution models for addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities will take place in Alexander Reading Room, Alexander Residence Hall.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Tony Connor Poetry Reading

5 p.m. Tony Connor, esteemed poet and professor at Wesleyan University, will read his work in the Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Hispanic Heritage Banquet

6 p.m. Join the Hispanic Student Association for dinner in Barfield Drawing Room. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the BDSC Ticket Office.

Thursday, Nov. 9 Concert Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. The 18-member Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform in Jones Concert Hall, McCrary Music Building.

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May FALL be with you The Baylor Lariat hosted their Fall Festival Thursday night on Fountain Mall. They had food, fall-themed games and a showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” H-E-B brought a food truck where they grilled hot dogs and had sausage wraps and other food items for festival goers and popcorn for the movie later. Games included pumpkin bowling, egg toss, corn hole, yard yhatzee, soccer darts, Oreo stacking, light saber wars and ring toss. Game winners won H-E-B gift cards. SportClips also gave away free haircuts to students, faculty and staff.

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LIGHT SABER WARS Conroe senior Kaden Bell and Grand Prairie freshman Janae Session have a light saber war on Fountain Mall during the Lariat’s Fall Festival. The festival was held Thursday night and included food, games and a showing of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens.”

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STRIKE Norfolk, VA.,senior Clay Tinkham gets a strike during pumpkin bowling.

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RING TOSS Dallas freshman Rahael Worku plays ring toss during Fall Festival. She got to take home a bottle of soda for landing a ring on the bottle. Jessica Hubble | Multimedia Journalist

DOUBLE STACK Humble senior Chelsy Torben stacks Oreos for one of the games during Fall Festival. The highest stack won an HEB gift card.

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CUTTING EDGE Plano senior Mathew Deande gets his hair cut by SportClips hair stylist Miranda Mize. Sports Clips gave away free haircuts to students, faculty and staff.


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Baylor professor makes Washington Irving society CAMERON BOCANEGRA Reporter After years of applying, The Washington Irving Society is finally an official non-profit organization in Texas. Baylor English professor Dr. Tracy Hoffman, is president of the new society and is still learning the ropes with the help of the American Literature Association (ALA) which focuses on supporting the study of American authors’ societies. Washington Irving (1783-1859), was an American short story writer known for his classic stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” Many accounts describe him as a reclusive man who never married or produced a lineage, so his memory is only resurrected by those who study him. “The great thing about studying someones’ life and work is you never learn everything there is to know,” Hoffman said. “Theres always more.” While earning her Ph.D. at Baylor, Hoffman began an independent study on Irving and wrote her dissertation on his work with a focus on gender. When she graduated, she connected with ALA and began gathering other scholars interested in Irving. “We host conferences in hopes that graduate students, Ph.D. students and scholars will donate their time to the study of Irving,” Hoffman said. “This is influence on a small scale so that people will be encouraged to give papers and do research. We are a platform that is a devotion to the academy and Irving. When you’re studying someone’s work and life, you

never stop learning.” The Washington Irving Society began going to regular conferences hosted by the ALA in 2009. A challenge for the Washington Irving Society in Texas is the location in relation to the Irving scholars who flock toward Irving’s home in New York. The recently elected vice-president as of May 2017, Sean Keck, an English professor at Emerson College, is working on their latest project for the ALA conference in San Francisco in May 2018. Every year, they produce panels for the ALA and send out a call for papers, an invitation to scholars who have done research on the topic. “We are taking a different approach this time, inspired by Irving’s Bracebridge dinner from his Christmas stories,” Keck said. “We’re looking at food culture connecting to Irving, especially with the history of particular foods, the politics of the kitchen, agricultural practices, cross-cultural food encounters, mealtime rituals, hunger and overconsumption.” While Keck works in Boston on the food panel for the next ALA conference, Hoffman is holding down the fort in Waco, working on a round table discussion. “Right now our expectations have to be reasonable,” Hoffman said. “If we keep having our annual meetings, we will grow.” Next steps for the officers include opening a checking account, filing with the IRS and electing a treasurer in 2018. The Washington Irving Society is not currently taking dues and is open to the student body for membership.

Courtesy of Dr. Tracy Hoffman

SOCIETY Knickerbocker, a ranch headquarters in Irving, is named after one of Irving’s characters Diedrich Knickerbocker.

Majors are hard to choose, still an important decision PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer Some students proudly wear their “I know where I’m going” T-shirts, but the truth of the matter is when they arrive on campus, not everyone does. Choosing a major is one of the biggest decisions a student will make early (or late) in their college career and for some, it might feel overwhelming, but the Find Your Major Fair can help. Factors such as personal preferences and talents all play a part in finding the right major, and when compounded upon by external factors such as family or finances, it’s no wonder students feel the pressure. Thousand Oaks, Calif. freshman Brittany Carty hasn’t declared a major yet but attended the Office of Career and Professional Development’s “Find Your Major” Fair in hopes of learning more about the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. “I’ve never really known what I wanted to do,” Carty said, “but we’re paying all this money for me to find out.” For students like Carty whose families are personally investing in their Baylor education, the university’s tuition rates exert a two-fold pressure for some students. Families set their own expectations in addition to a financial stake. For others, the reality of student loans comes with its own fears. Corona, Calif. freshman Erika Point said she felt pressure about choosing a major because all her life she had been set on political science. Point said she felt like changing her major would essentially be changing her life path. She attended the fair to learn about possible majors in the mathematics field. For Lubbock senior and pre-medical student Cheryl Aguas, her time at Baylor has largely been about pursuing her calling. Aguas said for her there are two sides to calling, passion and faith. “I love science. I go into an organic chemistry class and it’s like a worship service to me because I’m like, ‘Wow, Lord, you spoke this in a second,’” Aguas said. “Every night of studying is almost like a liturgy habit formation. I’ve seen my faith play out in that way.” “Whenever you find material that you like learning, not just because you’re making an easy A but because you’re challenging your mind and because it’s beautiful to you, I think that’s a good indicator of where you should be,” Aguas said. Amy Ames, assistant director of professional

development in the Office of Career and Professional Development, said she believes events like the major fair are important because they give students an opportunity to speak to faculty about career and graduate school options. For undecided students, Ames said she recommends doing some job shadowing and talking to professionals in a student’s field of interest. “It’s normal to have an undecided major,” Ames said. Simply because someone has officially declared a major doesn’t mean they don’t also experience doubts or uncertainty, Ames said. There are numerous options for Baylor students who are still considering what academic and career paths to take, Ames emphasized. While Ames said it’s important to take an individual’s academic strengths into consideration, she said knowing oneself is key. CPD offers Career Exploration to guide students in the process of choosing a major and career path. The process includes personality assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Focus 2, a self-guided online program. Mack Gingles, associate professor of Baylor’s department of art, said he encourages students interested in the arts to consider adding an art minor. Employers are looking for graduates with critical thinking skills, Gingles said, and studies in art equip students with the ability to solve problems.

“Art is complex and creativity is critical to the thinking process,” Gingles said. Gingles said he believes a lot of people are good at art but may not know it, perhaps because they were never encouraged in the discipline. For students considering the possibility of venturing into art at an academic level, Gingles recommends students take a few classes like Drawing I or Design I to introduce themselves to the fundamental concepts. While some students may express concerns about job prospects or pay, Gingles said he believes it’s all about how students insert themselves into the job market. “Not all artists are the same,” Gingles said. “We all have different dispositions.” There are a variety of avenues in the art field, ranging from commercial to fine art. Gingles said he believes fine art is more about questions while commercial is to some degree about a product. If a student can market themselves well in their respective specialty, Gingles said he believes it is possible to do quite well despite the uncertainty often associated with art majors. Contrary to some misconceptions, associate professor of physics and undergraduate program director Dr. Jeffrey Olafsen said he believes disciplines like physics can also be passiondriven. Olafsen said many of his students possess a passion for physics that was often born

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after crossing paths with a passionate physics teacher in high school; an experience similar to one Olafsen went though. He went on to double-major in physics and mathematics at the University of Southern Mississippi before earning his doctorate in physics from Duke University. “Physics is not what you do in a textbook, it’s what you do in the lab,” Olafsen said. While lab work is not necessarily a defining characteristic of STEM students, Olafsen said he considers it an integral factor in the discipline. Olafsen said he works extensively in mentoring undergraduate students in research. Olafsen has published several articles in conjunction with undergraduate researchers in premiere journals like Physical Review Letters. According to Olafsen,

one misconception about physics majors is a result of the popular sitcom “Big Bang Theory.” Physics majors have diverse interests, Olafsen said. Students in fields like STEM should consider a religion minor, according to department of religion senior lecturer Dr. Joe Coker. Coker said he believes adding religion courses could serve to balance between the hard and soft disciplines and round out a student’s education. While Dr. Derek Dodson, senior lecturer in religion, said students often associate a major in religion with vocational ministry, he said he believes that is not necessarily the case. Past religion majors at Baylor have gone on to medical or law school, Dodson noted. Coker said he believes exploring religion in an academic setting allows

students to develop their spirituality. “It’s not just an intense Bible study,” Coker said. For Dodson, courses like Christian Scriptures and Biblical Heritage allow students to think about faith and religion in ways they haven’t thought of before. Ames said she believes knowing oneself is integral when deciding a major. For Olafsen, passion is a driving force and for Gingles, following a passion can result in the skills employers are looking for. No matter what discipline, Dodson and Coker said they believed each individual should seek a wellrounded education. The path toward the “right” major is not always clear, if ever, but perhaps finding the intersection between passion, skill and wholeness is a step in the right direction.

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BU-THON to raise money for children’s hospital SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer Starting tonight, Russell Gym will be the temporary host of one of Baylor’s biggest dance parties throughout the year. From 6 p.m. Friday night to 2 a.m. Saturday morning, the BU Dance Marathon, BU-THON, will take place. Three years ago, For The Kids began on campus with the overall goal of fundraising year-round and donating all proceeds to their partner, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple. Their main event each year is the BU-THON, which has a goal of raising $20,000 for the children’s hospital, and consists of volunteers and dancers alike coming together to provide a night of fun for the children from Baylor Scott & White. From 60 participants to now over 150 participants, members of For The Kids have been so excited to see the growth of their organization as well as seeing where their funds manifesting into children’s lives. Tampa senior Deja Benjamin, president of For the Kids, has been working on fundraising efforts along with narrowing down the itinerary for the eight-hour dance party. She said she is excited about the marathon and hopes everyone enjoys themselves at the event.

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DANCE, DANCE Members of For the Kids dance with animal masks as a part of last year’s BUTHON to raise money for children from Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center.

“I’m looking forward to the dance marathon,” Benjamin said. “I hope everybody who comes to have a good time and I want the kids to enjoy the event too, filled with eight hours of dancing.” Washington, D.C. junior Amy Kumar, vice president of operations, handles the logistics of the event such as ordering food, getting event stuff ready and getting plates set making sure everything is set for the day of. She said she is looking forward to having a glow-in-the-dark

themed dance party that’s for a good cause. “They can expect a lot of fun, it’s going to be a great community,” Kumar said. “We’re having a glow-in-the-dark theme, we’re going to have glow sticks. Come expected to dance and meet the children to see where all their money is going toward. Our money is really affecting our partner hospital in Temple and being apart of the community is such a great feeling.” Outside of just an energetic environment,

Benjamin said she knows people can also expect the night to be heartfelt. “They can expect lots of music, lots of dancing, lots of fun and then also probably lots of emotion,” Benjamin said. “It gets kind of emotional after the families go up and talk about the hospital and talk about their family. It’s really nice actually to see at the end of the day who you’re helping and what your money is going to.” Kumar has been involved with For The Kids since it began, and said she has been amazed year after year by the willingness of Baylor students to participate. “At first it’s really hard to ask college students, ‘Hey can you spare your coffee and give five dollars,’ but most people are almost always willing to help out and it’s been really heartwarming to see our community grow,” Kumar said. All sign-ups for volunteers are filled, but registration for dancers is open leading up to the event. Registration is $15 and it come with a T-shirt and food throughout the night including Pokey-O’s, Chick-Fil-A and Raising Cane’s. “We just hope that everyone can come out to the event and just see we support For The Kids and support the hospital,” Benjamin said.

Baptists talk communism, religious persecution PHOEBE SUY Staff Writer It’s not expected that the world’s largest Baptist university would be reexamining communism, but that’s what happened when members of the Baylor community organized “Revisiting Red October,” an event commemorating the the centennial of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. “Revisiting Red October” was sponsored in part by Baylor’s Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society which exists “to preserve the resources and promote research on religion under Communism and totalitarian societies,” associate professor and Keston Center director Kathy Hillman said. The idea of commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution –– the dismantling of the Russian Imperial rule which gave rise to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was proposed by Dr. Michael Long, professor and interim chair of the department of modern languages and cultures. Long has studied Russian language for over 40 years and was an exchange student in the Soviet Union in 1981. Long said the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 formed a large part of his life experience. “It was a major event that impacted the 20th century, almost the entirety of the 20th century,” Long said. “The ramifications of those events are still at play. This year is the 100th anniversary of that event and I felt that it was basically our duty as scholars … to somehow mark that occasion on campus.” Long said he believes remembering the Bolshevik Revolution is important because students today did not live in a time when the Soviet Union had a major impact on geopolitics and war politics. He said the idea of “Revisiting Red October” was not to celebrate those events, but to reevaluate them and their impact on today’s world. Long said he believes events like the Bolshevik Revolution still have a hand in current politics, in modern Russian society and culture as well as the relationship between Russia and the United States. “The [totalitarian] system as it developed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was very brutal. Although the ideal that they started off with I believe had some merits, improving people’s lives, etc.,” Long said. “In order to achieve those goals, a lot of people suffered. There was a lack of freedom and people were imprisoned and people died because of their thoughts. Not necessarily because of their deeds but because of their thoughts.”

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Because students don’t have the experience of visiting a country with that type of totalitarian system, Long said he believes there is a possibility of it resurfacing. “I don’t think we should ever just simply close the history book and forget about these things,” Long said. “It’s always dangerous. If we don’t talk about it, if students don’t hear about it from us, where are they going to hear about it?” When Long studied in the city of Leningrad, known today as St. Petersburg, he said his study abroad group of 32 American students was often targeted by local Soviet citizens who were unhappy with the system. Long said Jews in particular, the only group allowed to immigrate from the Soviet Union, would seek their assistance in immigrating. For example, Long said when the students got back to the states, they might have been asked to post a letter to a relative that was already in Israel or in the United States. Kathy Hillman, associate professor and director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society, echoed Long’s sentiments, saying she believes the Bolshevik Revolution was a watershed event that enabled the rise of communism and power that Russia still maintains. Baylor’s Keston Center was established following the work of Michael Bordeaux, a British exchange student to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) who witnessed religious persecution. Bordeaux began the Keston Institute “to make known the needs of all religious believers and to uphold religious freedom in every case.” The Keston Center houses samizdat, a collection of materials published illegally without government sanction. Hillman said the samizdat contains anything from periodicals, editorials, art, copies of Scripture, teaching materials and banned books from authors like C.S. Lewis.

Today the mission of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society is to provide for research, preserve and disseminate information in the hopes of documenting and combating religious persecution, Hillman said. She noted religious persecution occurs in countries such as North Korea, Cuba, Afghanistan and China, but the collection primarily contains items from the USSR and former Soviet satellites. “My Baptist background gave me a passion for the religious aspect and heart of [the Keston] collection and combatting religious persecution,” Hillman said. Hillman previously served as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, which Baylor is affiliated with, as well as the President of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas. The persecution of Baptists in particular differs from other faith traditions because Baptists are not hierarchical, Hillman said. For example, Hillman said in other hierarchical religions, to neutralize the pastor would in turn serve to neutralize the

group. For Baptists, “everybody is a leader, everybody is a priest, everybody is responsible,” Hillman said. According to Hilllman, Baptists were some of the most active in combatting religious persecution, in creating samizdat and getting the word out about their suffering. Hillman said she believes documenting and continuing programs like Red October serve to remind people of what has happened and what could happen. Butte Falls, Ore., senior Micah Furlong attended some of the “Revisiting Red October” events and said one of his greatest takeaways was the “resilience of the human spirit to hold on to what they believe.” Furlong is leading an effort to bring the Wilberforce Initiative to Baylor campus. As religious freedom advocates, The Wilberforce Initiative works to “mobilize and equip partners, including Christians, activists and people of other faiths, to promote global protections and reforms through Advocacy, Capacity building and Technical

innovations (ACT).” “Persecution is happening to all faiths. If we don’t stand for all religious freedom for everyone, then we’re not standing up for religious freedom for anyone,” Furlong said. Furlong said he believes Christians in particular should give thought to what would happen if Christianity were the minority. How would we want to be treated? Furlong asked. He said he believes everyone and all faiths deserve religious freedom. In hopes of preventing future persecution, Hillman said she believes people of faith need to be knowledgeable and vigilant. Christians in particular should be involved in a church and do what they can, Hillman said. She said things like writing letters, providing funds and supporting refugees of religious persecution are steps Christians can take. “Revisiting Red October” was not welcomed by all. In fact, a Reddit thread contains 485 comments discussing the controversy. While some defended Baylor’s academic and religious pursuits, others

denigrated the university for what they perceived to be celebrating communism. Hillman said she received one phone call from a combative individual who berated her and did not give her an opportunity to speak. The caller said he believed the event’s poster celebrated communism. Hillman refuted, saying the poster’s imagery was about the workers, not the communists. The caller said he would not allow his daughter to attend Baylor anymore, Hillman said. Even more, he said the blood of his great grandmother and grandmother were on her hands, Hillman said. Another caller, a prospective Baylor mom, said hearing of the “Revisiting Red October” event caused her to reconsider whether she should send her son to Baylor. Hillman said the woman was very gracious and after examining the event’s webpage came to realize it was actually anti-communist. “We would not celebrate communism,” Hillman said. “That’s not who Baylor is.”

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EAST from Page 1 needs; I’m helping meet the needs.” Her latest investment in the community has been building cottages. Last year, Grayson started building on infill lots. So far, Grayson and her husband have built and sold three cottages. Each house is new, but built in the 1890s-1940s style fitting the East Waco charm. Each house comes with landscaping and curtains done by Grayson. Elise King, the assistant professor

of interior design and her husband recently bought property in East Waco. King said they were drawn to that area because of walkability, location and history. King, who specializes in architectural history, said she is drawn to the rich past of East Waco and thinks that it is important to preserve that character. “The older buildings help create what we might call a specific sense of place and that’s what makes living in

Waco different than living in Austin or Dallas or California,” King said. “We want to preserve those buildings so that it feels different; [so that] it has its own character of that area, even versus somewhere else in the city.” Several years back, Elm Avenue was not the safest part of town. It used to have several bars and became a hubbub of illegal activities such as drugs and prostitution, Grayson said. “On Friday and Saturday night

when I first came over and started the school, you couldn’t drive Elm [Avenue] at all on Friday or Saturday afternoons and evenings because the cars were four deep across the street and nobody could move. But there were lots of activities.” Grayson said that after she founded Rapoport, they worked hard to prevent activities that weren’t healthy for the community. Grayson said that when many of the bars closed, a lot of the crime declined.

As Waco continues to develop, East Waco will likely see more change. “I think East Waco will be a slower pace,” King said. “But that’s not a bad thing. Hopefully people will individually continue to work on projects and to put a lot of care into them and that’s what’s been occurring so far. So I really hope that that continues on that side of the river.”

LEAD from Page 1 Craine said that the city has two main goals: to work with the state to start receiving information so they can know who has lead in their blood and how they can help them, and to create an ordinance for the City of Waco that would give them the authority to remediate lead — whether that requires painting over it, changing out windows and door frames, or other remedies. Lead paint was banned in 1978 after it was found to cause various health problems. The main problem that lead causes brain defection in children. Craine said these effects like won’t be apparent for some time and could go misdiagnosed for years because effects include lower IQs, poor learning levels in school, acting out, not paying attention, not performing well in school, being more likely to get in trouble and having emotional issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have listed five micrograms per deciliter of blood of lead as cause for concern and recommendation for response. The state of Texas defines that level as 20 micrograms; 45 micrograms is considered lethal. Craine said she plans to talk with the City of Houston’s lead program Monday to understand how their program works, in hopes of creating something similar for Waco. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has grants that would help fix problems in homes. Craine said the city is able to apply for a grant, which would help to fix potential lead problems. “These are older homes, so the opportunity to get a grant to help people who may be low income to remove the lead from their home would be a wonderful opportunity,” Crain said. Waco Councilman John Kinnaird, who heads the health district board, says more data is necessary before moving forward in the process.

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“The data that we initially received a few months ago was fairly incomplete,” Kinnaird said. “The first step is to get more details, location-specific and robust data to really kind of understand the scope of the problem and understand where it is so that we can efficiently and as effectively as possible put our resources to

work to help remediate the problem of children being exposed to lead in the neighborhood.” Kinnaird said he hasn’t received many complaints from the community, but the few he has are generally concerned people who want to make sure they themselves aren’t at risk. “The response we’ve gotten from the

neighborhood has been one of interest and a little concern, and also appreciation that we are working toward finding a solution,” Kinnaird said. “Once we have data and can identify a specific household or area that has higher incidents of lead levels, the goal is to identify funding sources and remediation steps.”

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Neighborly Love Drew Holcomb speaks on band’s identity, upcoming performance KAITLYN DEHAVEN Design Editor Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have been to Common Grounds before, but the band is still pumped to be performing again at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Lariat sat down with lead singer Drew Holcomb to talk to him about the band, his life and his newest album, “Souvenir”. Q: When and how did you decide to go into music? I played guitar as a kid, and I loved music. It was one of my favorite things growing up. When I went off to college, I went and studied abroad in Scotland my junior year and that’s where I started writing songs for the first time. I came home from that and started playing in local bars around Knoxville and really started to think about how I might want to do that with my life. I graduated a year later and decided to try it. I did solo acts for quite a while and then met my band — some of them when I moved to Memphis and some of them when I moved to Nashville and we’ve been a band for 13 years now. Q: What does your songwriting process look like? It varies. Sometimes it’s lyrics first, sometimes it’s music first — now that I have a family, I have to set aside time to go work out music. It used to be a little easier when I had more time. I just try to keep an eye on the world and take inspiration from all sorts of things, whether it’s books, movies, or other songwriters or things that are on the news. Family is also always a good place to look to for inspiration. Q: Who and what are your day-to-day inspirations? Experiences, movies, they kind of come from anywhere. You could see someone walking down the street and imagine their life and try to write a song about it, or you could see a TV show or hear a phase that makes sense to you — there are all sorts of things that can stir up inspiration. The key is looking for them and writing them down, otherwise they’ll float away and be gone forever.

Q: What is your favorite song you’ve written and why? Probably “What Would I Do Without You” from the album “Good Light.” I think it’s one of those songs that just kind of surprised me; it came out of nowhere. I just like the metaphors in it and I like the way people have responded to it. It’s been a song I’m really proud of. Q: What do you think is the most unique aspect of your music? It has a good mixture of the three hometowns I’ve had over the years. It has some of the soul of Memphis, it has some of the songwriting and country of Nashville and some of the folk perspective of Knoxville; you take all the three of them and blend them all together. I lived in all three towns, so it gave me a unique philosophy on how to make music, how to record it and how to tour. It’s very much a Tennessee thing, just like you Texans have your own type of music, I think our music is very much Tennessee music. Q: How is the dynamic between your band members? We’re old friends, so it’s kind of like being on a road trip with your friends, but it’s like a tenyear road trip. We get along pretty well but we also give each other a lot of space. We have a lot of fun, we love making music together, but our favorite time is our time on stage on night. That’s why we do it and that’s what we really look forward to.

Q: How did it feel singing with your wife again in “Black and Blue?” She used to be in the band for eight years, so it felt like it was back to the old way of doing things. It’s always fun to have her come and sing a song or two on the record. It’s nostalgic for us and we really enjoy that. Q: What was it like to give your album to your bandmates to finish while you were in the hospital? It was very strange to let go of something like that and have the band take over. But again, they’re guys I know and we’ve been doing this for 13 years and I trust them. I was so sick that at the time I couldn’t think of anything else other than trying to get better. It was pretty freeing to hand over the reins to them and trust them with the whole thing. Q: If you were to give some advice to young musicians, what would those be? I would tell them to be more patient than I was. Don’t think that it has to happen quickly or it won’t happen at all. I wish I could go back and tell myself that. And then I would tell them

to focus on the song, because it’s the most important part. You can’t have a good career without having good songs that people can connect to. Q: How has it been in the past to perform at Common Grounds? We love it. It’s such a unique venue. Performing outside, you never know what you’re going to get. We’ve had shows that have been really cold and everyone’s all bundled up and that’s fun. It’s hard on the hands when you’re playing guitar, but fun. I love the venues that are right by campus, usually. There are a lot of college kids and that’s always a good time. College kids seem to have a little more energy. It’s always fun and we always look forward to it. Q: What are you looking forward to most for this show? We’ve been up in the north for the past few weeks and it’s been really cold. We’re just really excited to get down here and into the good weather. We’ve always had a good reception wherever we go in Texas and so we’re just looking forward to be back in Texas. It’s a great state with a lot of good music-loving people.

Q: What’s your favorite song to perform? Probably a song called “Here We Go.” It’s just a lot of fun. It’s one of those ones that the crowd seems to love, it’s a very high energy song and it’s kind of back and forth between me and the audience. If the show’s not feeling great we always pull that song out and it gets the train back on the tracks. Q: What sets your new album apart from the rest? I think musically speaking it’s more dynamic. it has more influences, more co-writing. I think it has a broader musical voice than the last two. I think that makes for a more complex, dynamic live show as well.

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COMMON GROUNDS TAKEOVER Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be performing at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Common Grounds.

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Teacher, colleagues, students collaborate on new film project JENNIFER SMITH Reporter Maverick Moore, a lecturer in the department of film and digital media professor, is working on his own short film with the help of Baylor colleagues, students and friends called “My Dinner With Werner”. Moore describes the film as a ridiculously wild and wacky comedy short film about a 1987 dinner date with an unsuspecting murder plot as the main dish. This story is based on real people and events, and inspired by the turbulent relationship between German filmmaker Werner Herzog and German actor Klaus Kinski. Herzog and Kinski were both notorious for their conflicting and neurotic personalities that pushed each other to hilarious extremes. However, they only made five films together because in 1987, their friendship was suddenly and permanently terminated. “I think Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski are some of the best characters ever written. Truly stranger than fiction. Both are madman artists that have gone to entertainingly extreme lengths for their film projects, especially when working together,” Moore said. Moore said he has always been captivated by Herzog and Kinski’s extreme artistry. For example, Herzog believed he had been reincarnated as the characters he would portray. Both Herzog and Kinski’s explosive friendship and creative works have been widely celebrated in film circles worldwide. “Their conflicting extreme idiosyncrasies as well as their polarizingly different personalities, Herzog with his hilariously non-romantic deadpan demeanor and Kinski with his loud, fiery, explosive personality, have historically put them on an exaggerated edge with one another,” Moore said. “In fact, both have sincerely plotted to kill one another at one point in their lives, which many argue has contributed to their art together but also led to their inevitable yet

mysterious downfall in 1987. I wanted to adapt these people into characters and exaggerate their personalities and “friendship” for comedy.” “My Dinner With Werner” was chosen as the “Crowdfunding Pick” on Film Shortage, one of the top online venues for finding and viewing short films. Moore said it’s an honor to be picked and it not only gives the film extra exposure, but also a stamp of coolness and legitimacy. “We’re currently in the tail-end of preproduction, which is the stage of filmmaking that involves preparing, planning and strategizing the hows, whats, and whens of a film shoot. At this stage, we have an excellent, award-winning cast and crew lined up for this movie, including many Baylor alums and students,” Moore said. “We’re now in the process of crowd-funding on Indiegogo to cover the remaining production expenses so that we can turn this fun, crazy story into a reality. We will be shooting the film in early January 2018.” The cast and crew are not only Baylor students; the project is also receiving help from professionals including award-winning actors Matthew Sanders and Andrew Perez. “The inclusion of nationwide industry professionals in the cast and crew is not only exciting for the film, but also for all the students working on it. The opportunity to work with professionals amplifies their real-world experience and gives them an invaluable set of knowledge and skills that provides them with better job opportunities during their time at Baylor and after they graduate,” Moore said. “As Stanley Kubrick once said, ‘The best education in film is to make one.’” Boerne senior Alayna Hudson is one of the many Baylor students working in production on this film. Hudson said her favorite part of the filmmaking process has been how educational it’s been. She said she’s learned so much about directing from simply watching Moore work, and she’s grateful for the hands-on experience.

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IN THE WORKS Prof. Maverick Moore is working on a comedy short film called MY DINNER WITH WERNER. Moore has included colleagues and students to help him with production.

“I think the thing that intrigues me the most about film, now that I’ve been in the FDM department for four years, is the incredible amount of details that go into making just one scene, let alone the whole film,” Hudson said. “Maverick is very thorough, so every single prop, word and action in every shot has been planned out to the T. While watching the short you would never know this, but that is what makes it so intriguing to me.” Just a few of the “details” Hudson is referring to in the filmmaking process includes location scouting, auditions, catering plans, prop searches, crowd-funding campaigns, promos, finding a reliable, hardworking crew, rehearsals, scheduling and much more goes into every project. Boerne senior Jake Moore, who is also working in production for “My Dinner With Mr. Werner”, agrees with Hudson how there’s more than meets the eye with filmmaking.

Moore’s excited to be a part of the crew and to have this kind of exposure. “This film is the most unique project I’ve ever been a part of. Maverick pulls together influences from tons of different filmmakers to create a hilarious story. He has an attention to detail that really brings the whole thing together,” Jake Moore said. “My favorite memory was probably when I first got to screen the Indiegogo trailer with the talking chicken. It’s hilarious and definitely worth watching if you have a chance.” Jake Moore said he loves film because it gives filmmakers an avenue to tell a unique story in different perspectives. To Jake Moore, filmmaking is a way to express abstract ideas and difficult feelings in a comprehensible way. The cast and crew are raising money for their film and have reached 68 percent of their goal.

Interior design majors give insight into their degree CASSIDY PATE Reporter Time management, aestheticism and a willingness to work are just a few characteristics of interior design majors. The interior design program falls under the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and is housed in the Goebel Building. Assistant professor of interior design Elise King said interior design is a multifaceted profession that applies technical and creative solutions to a structure. “My role in the design process of the students is to introduce them to the framework they’ll use in professional practice and shepherd them through it, using projects of increasing scale and complexity,” King said. El Paso senior Tessa McCune has been around interior design her whole life. Her uncle was a builder, so she would visit building sites to witness the progression. “I would say that interior design is creating spaces to be functional and aesthetically pleasing,” McCune said. Functionality should always come before the design and aesthetic aspect of interior design, McCune said. A place’s accessibility and logical flow from color theory, or how colors affect

people, and the way the designer arranges furniture can affect the way people work. McCune said projects begin with conceptualization, such as sketching or drawing, and collecting photographs from magazines and materials. From these inspirations, the student can then start sketching ideas and transition into McCune design development on the computer, wherein they do space planning, or how people will move in a designated area. The final steps include applying the materials that connect to the beginning inspiration. “When it turns out the way that you envisioned or more, that’s very rewarding and all those hours were worth it,” McCune said. However, McCune said she wishes she would have known how much time, (about 120 hours per week), majoring in interior design demanded. The time commitment shocked her

as a freshman. “I was around people in some of the hardest majors on campus, and I was still putting more hours in than they were, and it’s not that interior design is necessarily hard, it’s just time consuming and work intensive,” McCune said. Grapevine senior Morgan Mitford began looking at magazines’ floor plans and rearranging them in fourth grade, which sparked an interest in interior design that has not faltered since. Deciding which walls will be plumbing, building lighting plans, working with electrical systems all the way to picking out the paint and materials, Mitford said interior design is more all-encompassing than people realize. Mitford added that from housing and living to entertainment with hotels and restaurants, healthcare facilities, sustainability and working around people with disabilities, every step counts. “I think there’s a lot of good that can be done with it if you’re paying attention to those elements, which I think is a really kind of interesting way to look at how things are built and made to be all inclusive,” Mitford said. As they progress into higher-level courses, interior design students undergo a

transition from hands-on projects to computer programming software (CAD and Revit building software) that allows students to develop floor plans and elevation schedules. With the software only being accessible through Baylor computers, Mitford said many interior design majors become a bit secluded from other things. However, small, close-knit class size creates a laid-back atmosphere rather than a rigorous workplace. McCune and Mitford both said grades depend on specific classes. Lectures include the typical tests and quizzes while studio classes are more project-based, where students receive a rubric for the division of points for every item listed. Beyond the rubric, McCune and Mitford agreed that much of the grading process is based off of execution: creativity, whether codes were met and how well the student followed the professor or client’s instruction. “So I think if its something someone’s interested in, it is so much more than just picking out pretty looking stuff, and it’s a lot more to do with helping people, making things more functional for really anyone, whether you have a disability or you’re building a personal house,” Mitford said.

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What to do in Waco this weekend: >> Today 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. — The 55th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale continues. Thousands of books and DVDs from McLennan County libraries are selling from prices low as $1 at the Extraco Events Center. Entry is free. 5 - 9 p.m. — In Downtown Waco, local restaurants and business will be offering extended store hours and special deals for the monthly Waco First Fridays.

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DOWN BY THE CREEK Ericka Huddleston paints by the Waco Creek. The exhibit displaying the Dallas artist’s work will be open from Nov. 9 to Dec. 16 at The Art Center of Waco.

Dallas artist to bring life, vision to ‘Waco Creek’ in new art exhibit KARRY LIU Contributor

Dallas artist Erika Huddleston will be displaying her art at The Art Center of Waco from November 9 through December 16. The theme and title of the exhibit is “Waco Creek.” Waco Creek is a hidden beauty that runs through Waco, appearing and disappearing in the midst of concrete before eventually feeding into the Brazos River. Huddleston was drawn to the idea of water meeting city and decided to center her showcase on the urban waterway. “I like to capture things you can’t find on a map, that are true to the unseen.” Huddleston said. “They exist, but you just don’t see them.” Huddleston is known for painting nature in an urban settings. She immerses herself into the outdoors, settling into the grass and welcoming a few bugs onto her canvas. In pursuit of “Waco Creek,” she will be drawing along the stream from morning to dusk until the day of the exhibit. Where there is nature hidden in the nooks and crannies of a city, there is

Huddleston. “I like to paint things that change, deciduous change, marking the season,” Huddleston said. Those that reside in Waco or wander through Baylor’s campus may find the Dallas artist tucked away on the side of the creek. Local Wacoan Leah R. Magid was one of the few passerbys who decided to join the artist. “Her paintings, I feel, are a perfect representation of what it is like to see the world ‘in full color,’” Magid said. If there’s one thing to take away from “Waco Creek,” it’s Huddleston’s message within the flurry of colors in her paintings. “Here in Waco, we have nature,” Huddleston said. “It exists, and it’s beautiful. As Wacoans, we should preserve the nature and help it flourish so our city can become what it truly is — an urban nature paradise.” The importance of Waco Creek and all the waterways in Waco is Huddleston’s main emphasis. Therefore, as a unique feature, the exhibit will include maps of all the bodies of water in Waco displayed

with her paintings. “It’s exciting to have a Texas artist spend quality time here in Waco and learn about the things that make it a special place,” said Claire Sexton, program coordinator of The Art Center of Waco. Waco Creek is integrated into Waco history. Feeding into the Brazos River, it’s one of the contributing reasons why Waco is where it is. The presence of water naturally brings forth life. It’s a diamond in the rough — beautiful yet unnoticed in a city. Huddleston has enjoyed her time in Waco and hopes that the city will become more of a destination. A possible solution the artist suggested was utilizing Waco Creek as a Waco attraction. Emphasizing the natural setting of Waco could also benefit the environment. For example, installing more rain gardens would help clean the water better while also presenting a nature-esque aesthetic appeal. “I think it’s valuable to be around things that mark time, things that are more important than ourselves,” Huddleston said.

6 p.m. — Cultivate 7twelve, an organization supporting local arts, will be debuting its November feminine forums at 712 Austin Ave. Artists of the exhibit will be mingling while jazz players Chuck Jennings and Ed Taylor play for the crowd. 7 - 8 p.m. — Pop artist Jon Sung and indie artist Rachael Price will perform separate sets at Dichotomy Coffee & spirits for free.

>> Saturday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. — The 55th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale continues. 5 - 8 p.m. — “Ekphrasis : An Exploration of the Mind Body Soul,” the month-long display of artwork from Sixth to Eighth Street, will bring awareness to mental health challenges. The opening will be at 719 Austin Ave. 8 p.m. — Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to perform at Common Grounds. Tickets begin at $10. Read our exclusive interview with lead singer, Drew Holcomb, on page B1.

>> Sunday, Nov. 5 1 - 4 p.m. — Until Nov. 22, “The Way Things Were: Texas Settlers and Their Buildings, 1860s–1930s” exhibition will be exploring cultural heritage and how modern attitudes to the past will influence future generations. Tickets are $5 at 814 S. 4th St.

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Bears to battle Jayhawks in Kansas Baylor looks for first win, deals with major injuries COLLIN BRYANT Sports Writer

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LOOKING FOR A WIN Baylor defenders tackle Texas running back Daniel Young to the ground in a game against University of Texas on Saturday at McLane Stadium. The Bears lost 38-7 and will attempt to get their first win Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

The Baylor Bears (0-8) have yet to secure a victory this season, will be looking for their first win against the Kansas Jayhawks (1-7), who sit one spot above them in last place in the Big 12. The Bears will continue playing with a slighty banged up team, after suffering a 38-7 loss last week to the Texas Longhorns. Baylor head coach Matt Rhule said the team was “pretty beat up,” leading Rhule to cancel Monday morning practice with hopes of letting the team recover a bit more. Rhule said he has plans on playing “whoever is healthy” this week. Only seven players have started every game for the Bears: sophomore offensive lineman Sam Tecklenburg, junior offensive lineman Blake Blackmar, junior Pat Lawrence,

sophomore wide receiver Denzel Mims, junior defensive tackle Ira Lewis, junior linebacker Taylor Young and sophomore linebacker Clay Johnston. However, that number is slated to decrease this week as Johnston is probably out for the rest of the year with a sprain in the middle of his foot, according to Rhule. The loss of Johnston only adds to the woes of seasoned players also out for the upcoming game. Rhule said several of the players who have had to step into bigger roles this season are questionable or out for this upcoming game. “[Tresten] Ebner would be questionable for the game, Pooh Stricklin is out for the game, and probably out for the rest of the season, [John] Lovett would be questionable for the game, Tony Nicholson, right


Soccer stuns Texas with overtime goal, advances to Big 12 Semifinals NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor Baylor soccer needed a big win to increase its postseason chances, and that is exactly what the Bears got in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament Wednesday afternoon. Trailing 1-0 with two minutes to play in the second half, junior defender Sarah King found junior forward Lauren Piercy on a cross in the box and Piercy delivered a strike from six yards out to tie the game at 1. After losing four of its five games this season on golden goals in overtime, including 1-0 to Texas on Oct. 20, Baylor returned the favor. Senior midfielder Aline De Lima found junior midfielder Julie James at the top of the box and connected for the game-winner from eight yards out past a dive from Texas sophomore goalkeeper Nicole Curry and the fifth-seeded Bears knocked off the fourth seeded Longhorns 2-1. Baylor head coach Paul Jobson said the team never gave up when they fell behind and that confidence helped them pull it out. “I think we showed that never-say-die mentality. We pushed through to get that tying goal and then the game-winner,” Jobson said. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team’s effort and I’m just excited we get to keep playing.”

Baylor was the offensive aggressor out of the gate. The Bears outshot the Longhorns 8-5 in the first half and wasted little time getting going. In the second minute, freshman center midfielder Ally Henderson had a look at the goal but missed it wide right. De Lima and sophomore forward Raegan Padgett had opportunities in the 13th and 20th minutes, but De Lima missed high and Padgett missed it wide right. After Texas managed its first shot on goal in the 32nd minute, Baylor upped the pressure on Curry with a header shot from James in the 33rd minute, two shots from Piercy and one from junior midfielder Kennedy Brown over the last 13 minutes. However, Curry was up to the challenge, making the save on all four shots and sending the scoreless game to halftime. In the second half, it was Texas’ turn to up the intensity on freshman goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt. The Longhorns got three shots on goal in the first 15 minutes of the half, but Wandt made the save on all three. Wandt made another save in the 70th minute, but less than two minutes later, Wandt made her only mistake of the game. After freshman midfielder Haley Berg put

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CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIGHT Baylor junior defender Sarah King keeps the ball away from a Texas defender. Baylor defeated Texas 2-1 in overtime in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday.

Volleyball flattens Horned Frogs to continue nine set winning streak BEN EVERETT Sports Writer Baylor volleyball defeated TCU in three sets Wednesday at the Ferrell Center, 25-20, 25-14, 25-18. The Bears (19-5, 9-2) got a game-high 17 kills from freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley to take down the Horned Frogs (10-12, 2-8). Baylor has now won nine sets and lost zero in three matches since losing to Kansas. The Bears rested senior outside hitter Katie Staiger for the third straight game to prevent her from possible injury. Staiger is Baylor’s all-time leader in kills and ranks first in the Big 12 in kills per set this season. Pressley, who has moved over to Staiger’s left side position, said she feels she is obligated to step up in her absence.

“I’m playing in her position,” Pressley said. “I feel like I have to step up and even though I’m a freshman I feel like I have to play like I’m a senior.” Baylor jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first set as TCU gave up three points in errors and called a timeout to regroup. TCU battled back, taking a 10-9 lead after forcing the Bears into four attacking errors. During a long rally, senior libero Jana Brusek picked up three crucial digs to keep the ball alive, as the Bears eventually won the point to go up 19-16 on the Horned Frogs. Pressley notched her fifth kill of the set to clinch the first set of the match for Baylor as the Bears won 25-20. Leading 3-2 early in the second set, Baylor went on an 8-0 run to make it 11-2 and prompt the Horned Frogs to call a timeout.

Volleyball Schedule Saturday Baylor vs. Iowa State 2 p.m. at Ferrell Center Nov. 11 Baylor at Kansas 12 p.m. in Lawrence, Kan. Nov. 15 Baylor vs. Kansas State 6 p.m. at Ferrell Center

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TC-WHO? Red shirt sophomore Shelly Fanning hits the ball over the net in Wednesday’s matchup with TCU. The Bears won in three sets.

The Bears continued dominating the second set, leading by as many as 12 points en route to a 25-14 win. Pressley picked up six more kills in the second set to bring

her total to 11 for the match as the Bears looked to finish off the win. With their backs against the

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Nov. 19 Baylor at West Virgina 1 p.m. in Morgantown, W.Va. Nov. 25 Baylor vs. University of Texas 2 p.m. at Ferrell Center

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NATHAN KEIL Sports Editor In preparation for Baylor’s matchup with Kansas on Saturday, the Lariat spoke with Sean Collins, assistant sports editor for The University Daily Kansan. Collins said that like Baylor, Kansas has had a difficult time settling on a quarterback this season and that the game will come down to which quarterback can settle find their offensive rhythm. Q: Zach Smith has been Baylor’s quarterback for most of the season, but now he is injured and freshmen Charlie Brewer will start on Saturday. How is Kansas preparing for Baylor’s offense when Brewer’s SEAN sample size has been so small? COLLINS A: The Jayhawks defense is going to have their best chance at a successful game on Saturday. Since [head coach David] Beaty and the defense won’t have much to look at as far as the Baylor QB situation goes, it will be up to the defensive line to put pressure on the freshman. Looking at the reads Baylor like to run is a

good option, but if the Jayhawks want to be successful, [defensive tackle] Daniel Wise has to be getting to Brewer. Q: The Jayhawks battled all the way down to the wire against Kansas State last Saturday. How does competing at that high of a level and pushing your in-state rival help Kansas as it prepares for Baylor this weekend? A: The Jayhawks know they have talent on the team. That’s never been out of the question, but Kansas needs to be putting points on the board. This means going for it on fourth downs when applicable and being aggressive. [Wide receiver] Steven Sims Jr. is coming off a good gain against the Wildcats and the Jayhawks should look to feed him the ball. Q: The Big 12 is full of high-profile quarterbacks, but it seems like little is known about Peyton Bender. What are the keys for his success and what should Baylor fans know about him? A: David Beaty likes Bender and believes him to be crucial for the “air raid” offense the Jayhawks try to run. However, there is no telling whether Bender starts or not. There is a good chance Carter Stanley is under center on Saturday after throwing for 400 yards against K-State. The Jayhawks have juggled quarterbacks all season and that makes it difficult for them to have any sort of offensive momentum from game to game.

Q: Baylor’s offense at times has been explosive this season, scoring quickly and on deep passing routes. How does the Kansas defense prepare for Baylor’s quick strike offense? A: Jayhawks need to get to the quarterback and make plays. Baylor liked to launch the ball downfield and this means safety Mike Lee needs to be a vocal leader on Saturday. Lee can be a playmaker for the Jayhawks, but in the past the corners have struggled against teams that throw the ball. Q: What are the keys to the game? How does Kansas win? How does Baylor win? A: Kansas keys: Daniel Wise needs to get to the quarterback, and whoever starts Stanley/Bender need to get going early. Feeding Sims will put the Bears on their heels.15-20 touches for [running back] Khalil Herbert. Offense has been a struggle for the Jayhawks and this is the best chance at a victory. Baylor keys: Give Charlie Brewer a chance to get comfortable. Baylor has the wide receivers. Let Brewer sling the ball against the Kansas corners, double team Daniel Wise. Teams have been doing it all season and it has halted the Jayhawks from getting to the QB. Get Kansas in fourth down situations. Beaty has made questionable decisions on fourth down that have been costly. Baylor (0-8, 0-5) will take on Kansas (1-7, 0-5) at 11 a.m. at KU Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

Truett flag football ministers through intramurals SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer From the outside looking in, Monday nights this intramural season have been a time for recreational and competitive flag football games, but for a certain group, it’s been time for putting their faith and student outreach into action. Three years ago, George W. Truett Theological Seminary assembled a flag football team of sports ministry students. With the exception of a some players moving away or graduating, that core group still remains. Gavin Daniels, captain of the team, plays center. He’s in his third year at Truett as a sports ministry student and in his second year as a student manager of Baylor softball. Daniels said he looks forward to playing because it gives the team a chance to minister to students and build connections for later on. “Most teams we play against are pretty open to us and we just start conversation by asking what year they’re in or their major. It’s fun because it’s an opportunity for us to minister to

SOCCER from Page B5 one in the box, Wandt ran out to try to corral it, but junior midfielder Katie Glenn beat Wandt to the spot and knocked it in to put Texas in front 1-0. For the next 17 minutes, Texas controlled the pace and possession of the game, limiting Baylor to just one shot that was blocked in the box, but the Bears took advantage of the one shot they did get in the 88th minute as Piercy tied and sent the game into overtime. The two teams were even in shots at 17 apiece with Texas holding the advantage in saves 7-5 and corners 4-3. Baylor (11-5-2) will have another opportunity to boost its postseason resume when it takes on the top-seeded Oklahoma State Cowgirls (15-2-2) at 4:30 p.m. today in the Big 12 Tournament semifinal.

the students on campus,” Daniels said. “We’re in our own little bubble in Truett and so it’s nice to be able to come and be a part of campus and be a witness to some of the students here and hopefully have some sort of an impact. Sometimes when we play intramurals we’ve had some of the guys say, ‘Hey, we’re coming to Truett next year,’ so that’s been kind of cool to build those connections.” Faith and sports institute student Aaron Everic is their quarterback, and he’s been with the team since the beginning. Everic has been able to grow closer and create relationships while furthering inside jokes with his teammates. “It’s our third year playing and it’s been fun to create relationships and have this be a bond of guys that have moved away or have graduated and then welcome in some of the first years and some guys we didn’t get to play with last year and create new relationships,” Everic said. “There’s been a lot of development, inside jokes and camaraderie and a lot of development in the

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A POINT OF POSITIVITY Members of the Church Fathers flag football team plays the Sigma Chi fraternity in an intramural game Monday night at the intramural fields in Waco.

I think we showed that never-saydie mentality. We pushed through to get that tying goal and then the game-winner.” PAUL JOBSON | HEAD COACH

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WORKING HARD Freshman outside hitter Yossiana Pressley goes for a kill against the TCU block Wednesday at the Ferrell Center in Waco. Pressley finished with 17 kills.

wall, TCU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third set as Baylor head coach Ryan McGuyre called a timeout to regroup the Bears. Trailing 8-3, Baylor bounced back with a 7-0 run to take a 10-8 lead in the early stages of the third set. The Bears pulled ahead 20-16 behind five kills by junior outside hitter Aniah Philo. Pressley smashed home five more kills as the Bears took the third set 25-18 and winning the match 3-0. Philo finished with nine kills and 12 digs and

sophomore middle hitter Shelly Fanning also contributed nine kills for the Bears. McGuyre said the key to the Bears’ three game win streak is the culture of working hard. “We’re working hard because we don’t want the season to end,” McGuyre said. “These last couple of practices have been so good because we’re really grinding and working hard. The culture has been really great.” No. 24 Baylor faces No. 19 Iowa State at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

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Morris shares Voice of Bears experience

you want to work at ESPN, you can’t expect your first job to be at ESPN. You’ve got to get a job, work your way up and learn every step of the way,” Morris said. “Look for connections that you have, use connections along the way and really be willing to work and do the best job at every spot, every place along the way whatever that happens to be.” Game days for Morris are long, starting with a stadium arrival four hours prior to kick off. After setting up and preparing for the game ahead, the broadcast begins two hours before kickoff and goes through an entire game, followed by post-game coverage and interviews with coaches and players that ends around an hour and a half to two hours after the game ends. Morris’ preparation for game days are all-encompassing and he uses every moment he can to ensure a good broadcast. “As much time as I have, I want to use every minute that I have available to prepare,” Morris said. “Looking at the game notes, ours and theirs, hearing from the coaches, talking to players, reading information online, scour all those over the course of the week.”

Morris’ great amount of preparation translates into how prepared he is for any scenario, and Smith witnessed that firsthand. “Something else about John that stands out is how unflappable he is,” Smith said. “Game days and broadcasts can be chaotic sometimes, with a lot of moving parts, but John always remains calm. He has an easygoing nature that I think has an impact on everyone working around him, and helps him stay cool under pressure.” Over the course of his 30-year career broadcasting for Baylor athletics, Morris has been a part of some special moments. Some of Morris’ favorite moments date all the way back to 1989 with a 50-7 win over University of Texas in Austin, to beating Texas A&M in overtime in 2004, to watching Robert Griffin III win the Heisman trophy in 2011. In his free time, Morris enjoys watching sports, but doesn’t have a favorite despite growing up in basketball-heavy Kentucky. “Whatever’s in season is what I like the best. Right now I’m all football—it’s great, the crowds, one game a week, all the buildup. There’s nothing better than football, especially in the state of Texas and at Baylor,” Morris said. Not only does Morris get to interact with athletes and coaches, but also with other key people in athletics, including the Baylor mascots. When the Baylor family grew this season with the addition of Marigold, a female bear mascot, Morris said he thinks it’s a great idea to help Bruiser’s busy schedule. “Marigold is a friend of Bruiser, I had to ask our spirit and tradition folks and they said just friends,” Morris said. “I think it’s great to add another one. It’s kind of like Mickey and Minnie Mouse.” Like athletes, every game Morris has a ritual so he is constantly reminded of the incredible moments his job allows him to see from the front row. “There’s a time every game especially big games, more so in basketball when it’s confined in a building, I take my headphones off and I look around and soak it up,” Morris said. “Just to make myself aware of wow this is really cool, this is a great atmosphere, it’s fun to be a part of it. I do that every game just so I will really appreciate the whole scene and appreciate the position there.” The next time you can hear Morris is Saturday for Baylor volleyball’s home game against Iowa State. You can also find Morris on 1660 ESPN radio with his show titled The John Morris Show.

Over the years the team has been named This Is How We Truett, Sintimidation and now The Church Fathers. Everic said their name this year is based off of their progression through adulthood. “Last year just about every single one of us got hurt,

decided we needed to go with something more appropriate.” Daniels said that this team strives to be a point of positivity for people each game. “We just try to be some sort of a positive point of that day especially when we’re out

SAVANNAH COOPER Staff Writer Whether it’s tied in the fourth quarter at McLane Stadium or a playoff-deciding game in the Ferrell Center, there’s one voice who’s at the forefront of it all to deliver each and every play. John Morris, better known as the “Voice of the Bears,” is Baylor’s assistant athletic director for broadcasting. The Louisville, Ken., native was raised by fellow Baylor Alums and decided to attend Baylor. The class of 1980 alum never left Waco. “I’m really blessed and I don’t take it for granted either,” Morris said. “I really am fortunate that I get to do all the sports I get to do. I really appreciate that opportunity.” Morris followed in the footsteps of legendary long-time voice of the Baylor athletics Frank Fallon, but wasn’t intimidated because of the great amount of respect he has for him. “It could be intimidating if I let it be, because I have so much respect for him,” Morris said. “To me, Frank will always be the voice of the Baylor Bears. I’m just kind of the caretaker of this position right now and there will be somebody who follows me.” While shadowing Fallon for several years, Morris learned many lessons from him that he now carries with him during each broadcast he delivers. “I learned just how to be professional in every setting and every scenario no matter how the game is going. If you’re winning or losing, you’ve still got to do a first-class broadcast and be classy about it too,” Morris said. “Frank was really good about doing a neutral broadcast by not saying ‘we’ and ‘they’. It is a Baylor broadcast, but it’s also for anybody else. We want other people to listen also.” Derek Smith, host of Chalk Talk, shadowed Morris during his early stages at Baylor and he remembers two things in particular that stood out about Morris. “Two things that really stand out with John are his professionalism and the way he treats people. John puts in a lot of hard work behind the scenes preparing for a great broadcast, and it really shows when he’s on the air,” Smith said. “When you listen to him, he calls a great game, he’s informative, and you can tell he’s for Baylor, but in a way that’s very professional—he’s not a “homer;” you can simply tell by his voice how much he cares.” For those who are interested in entering the sports media field, Morris pointed out how you have to work your way up. “Be prepared to work your way up, you can’t just get a job. If

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BRINGING SPORTS TO LIFE John Morris, known as the“Voice of the Baylor Bears”, is Baylor’s assistant athletic director of broadcasting and calls the game almost all Baylor sports.

FLAG FOOTBALL from Page B6 ways we interact not only with ourselves, but in the ways we interact with the referees and the teams we’re playing on the field and their fans.” Such inside jokes include their team rally stick that stays in Daniel’s backpack every game.

“Our first year playing for my birthday, as a Star Wars nerd, all my friends got me a lightsaber and I decided to bring it to games,” Daniels said. “This has been our rally stick throughout the last three years and it sits in my backpack every game.”

whether it was pulled muscles or blown knees, but we’re all graduate students so we always assume we’re the oldest team by average out here,” Everic said. “So this year we felt with our third year we’re really starting to get up there against the 18-year-olds so we

here late at night and we might be tired it’s just good to have that moment and just stop and take a minute to get to know somebody,” Daniels said. The Church Fathers finished their season 2-2 with a 26-6 win but did not qualify for the playoffs.

各国の毎年の労働は、当初はそれが毎年消費する 生活の必需品と簡便さを提供するファンドであり、 その労働の即時生産であるか、他国からの生産で 購入されたものである。それゆえに、 この生産物、 またはそれと一緒に購入されるものは、それを消 費する人の数に比例して、あるいはそれに比例し ているので、国は、そのために必要とされるすべて の必需品および手仕事それは機会を持っています 。 しかし、 この割合は、各国において2つの異なる状 況によって規制されなければならない。まずその 技能、器用さ、そしてその労働が一般的に適用さ れる判断である。第二に、有用な労働に雇用され ている人の数とそのように雇用されていない人の 数に比例する。特定の国の土壌、気候、または地域 の範囲が何であれ、その特定の状況では、その年 間供給の豊富さや不足は、その2つの状況に依存 しなければならない。 この供給の豊富さや不十分 McClinton Auditorium さも、後者の場合よりも、 Paul L. Foster前者の方が後者の方がよ Campus for り重要なようです。 Business野蛮なハンターや漁業者の中 and Innovation でも、働くことができるすべての人は、多かれ少な Baylor University かれ有用な労働に雇われており、 人生の必需品や 便利さ、自分自身、彼の家族や部族は、年を取って Waco, Texas 、年をとったり、年を取ったり、狩りや釣りをするの に苦労したりします。 しかし、そのような国々は、単 なる欲望から、頻繁に減少し、あるいは少なくとも 、自分自身を減らし、時には直接的に破壊し、時に は幼児、老人、およびそれらを捨てる必要性がある MODERN LANGUAGES と考えるように、 非常に貧しい人々です。残酷な病 & CULTURES 気に苦しんで、飢えによって滅びる、野生の獣に食 べさせられる。文明国と繁栄国の間では、逆に多く の人々は全く労働しないが、その多くは10倍の生 産物を消費し、労働者の大部分よりも100倍の労 働力を消費する。 しかし、社会全体の労働生産は 非常に大きいので、すべてが豊富に供給されるこ とが多く、労働者は最低でも最悪の秩序であって も、倹約的で勤勉であれば、 必需品や催し物人生 の あらゆる野 蛮 人 が 得ることよりも可 能で す。

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Water polo finishes fourth at championship BRANSON HARDCASTLE Reporter Baylor men’s water polo concluded its season finishing in fourth-place over the weekend at the Texas Division Championship at Rice University. Going into the tournament, Baylor was 4-4 and ranked sixth in the Texas Division of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The tournament consisted of 12 teams, including Texas A&M, University of Texas, Rice University and Texas Tech University. The club’s first game was against No. 3 Texas A&M B team. They met earlier in the season in a tournament at Texas Tech University which Texas A&M B won 9-6. Houston senior set player and club president Will Havens said the rematch against Texas A&M B was one of the most important games of the season for the club. “This was the most pivotal game we had all season. It was the first game of the tournament and we knew if we won this game, the lowest we could get in the tournament was fourth place,” Havens said. “We knew we had to win that game. We put all of our effort into that game.” Baylor played one of their best games, according to Havens. The team moved the ball well and was able to control the game at points to stand strong against Texas A&M B. With 30 seconds left in the game, Baylor was down 9-8. Havens managed to get the ball in the middle of the defense and fired a bullet into the back of the goal to even the game at 9 scores a piece. Neither team was able to score again in regulation, pushing the game to overtime. The game went into two overtimes with neither team managing a goal. After both overtimes, the game went to golden goal or a sudden death overtime period in which the first team to score wins the game. Havens caught the ball again in the middle of the defense and managed to score in the early parts of golden goal to get the win for Baylor. Baylor’s next game was against No. 2 Texas A&M A team. This game was a duel of defenses. Neither team’s offense was able to find a groove because of the strong defensive play. In the end, Texas A&M A proved to be too much for Baylor and won the

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NOT STRONG ENOUGH Baylor men’s water polo captain Matthew Ryan looks to take a shot during a team practice in the Student Life Center at Baylor. The Bears finished fourth in the Texas Division Championship over the weekend.

game 4-1. Baylor then took on No. 4 Rice University in the third and fourth place game. The Bears played hard against Rice, but fell short again, losing 7-4. This resulted in a fourth-place finish for the tournament. San Diego, Calif., senior captain Matt Ryan said the club could have played better against Rice, but that fatigue may have played a role.

“We were pretty tired by the time we played Rice. I felt like we could have put on a better showing against them but we got down early in the game and that made it tough to come back,” Ryan said. “We started to make a comeback but because of the first quarter we couldn’t climb all the way back.” Baylor finished the season with a 5-6 overall record and did not advance to the National Collegiate Club Championship.

FOOTBALL from Page B5 Kansas University Fun Facts Nickname: Jayhawks Mascots: Big Jay, Baby Jay Location: Lawrence, Kan. 2016 Record: 2-10 Head Coach: David Beaty

now, I don’t know,” Rhule said. “So we’ll see if Tony can do anything, but right now I’d say Tony is questionable for the game as well.” Except for Johnston, Baylor’s injuries continue to pile up the offensive side of the ball. Injuries to starting players and even second string players have continued to yield a much younger Baylor cast. As the season has gone on, Baylor has played up to 17 true freshmen at points throughout the game. Where the Baylor offense is lacking in depth, the Jayhawks equally are lacking on the defensive side of the ball. Kansas senior offensive lineman Zach Hannon is questionable for the game, along with sophomore defensive lineman Dorance Armstrong Jr., who has an ankle injury. The absence of Armstrong may give freshman quarterback Charlie Brewer a bit of a reprieve as

the Bears struggled to move the ball last week, producing under 250 total yards of offense. The Jayhawks will also be without linebackers freshman Dru Prox and freshman Denzel Feaster, along with senior cornerback Derrick Neal and junior defensive tackle Isi Holani. Kansas head coach David Beaty said the Jayhawks have to deal with the injuries sustained this season and that it makes things more difficult. “We’ve got people that are dressed up in our uniforms, and we have to train those guys and they have to be just as effective as the guy that was there before him,” Beaty said. “We’ll continue to work and look at our personnel. But is it a little bit more challenging? Absolutely. Absolutely it’s a little more challenging.” The Bears will look to rely on players such

as sophomore wide receiver Blake Lynch, who played his first game on the offensive side of the ball. Lynch, who was questionable going into play “because he was sick,” played both sides of the ball against Texas and was responsible for the biggest offensive play of the game, catching a 52-yard pass from Brewer in the second quarter. Along with players who had a receiving touchdown in the first five games of the season, Mims ranks fifth in the Big 12 with 727 receiving yards and third in the Big 12 with seven touchdowns. Rhule said “people are trying to take him away” because of his potential threat down field. Both teams will be looking to battle it out at 11 a.m. this Saturday at KU Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.

Thank you! While those words seem inadequate to express our immense gratitude, they are from our hearts. Our family was moved by the support and good wishes of the faculty, staff and students throughout the Inauguration week events. We will cherish the memories and the celebration with friends old and new, and we commit to faithfully building upon the 172-year history of this great academic institution as we walk with you into Baylor’s bright future. Sincerely,

Linda, Brad and Shelby Livingstone

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