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    Vessel: Baylor student’s life takes shape in unexpected ways

Vessel: Baylor student’s life takes shape in unexpected ways

Ali Fry was born in Louisville, Ky., to a mother who has what is most likely paranoid schizophrenia. The two spent approximately the first six years of her life in and out of homelessness. Although Ali loved her biological mother, she said their life together was chaotic.

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Dr. Jonathan Tran: Professor, Author, Refugee

    Dr. Jonathan Tran: Professor, Author, Refugee

Dr. Jonathan Tran, an associate professor of religion, and his family came to America in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War when he was a toddler. They left Vietnam in the midst of death and war.

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Who’s next?: Downtown barber trimming for almost 50 years

    Who’s next?: Downtown barber trimming for almost 50 years

Settled quietly along historic Austin Avenue, a small shop is nestled in a tall business building with no fancy decorations besides a painted red and white pole and a name: Tito’s Downtown Barbershop.

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Le voyage á Baylor

    Le voyage á Baylor

Sophomore men’s tennis player Maxime Tchoutakian not only experiences the common college problems, but also a language barrier, different customs, and a culture shock since arriving in Waco in January.

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Cafe offers more than coffee to community

    Cafe offers more than coffee to  community

Ordinarily, a waitress does not receive $1,137 in tips in one day. That’s one reason World Cup Café waitress Latrice Caulfield stood bewildered and baffled by the size of the extraordinary tip customers left her on Christmas Eve.

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Broadcast News


Baylor University Officially Constructing a Fountain on Fountain Mall

    Baylor University Officially Constructing a Fountain on Fountain Mall

Baylor alumnus, Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm’s $8 million donation will be used to dedicate a fountain in honor of his late parents, Clarence and Claudia Rosenbalm. This fountain will be constructed on Baylor’s Fountain Mall and Fifth Street. Baylor students give their opinion on the new addition to their campus.

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The Fight to End Cancer

    The Fight to End Cancer

Teams among the Waco community met on S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, across the street from Baylor’s McLane Stadium, to participate in Relay For Life. Relay For Life raises money to find the cure for cancer as well as allowing family members and friends to celebrate their loved ones who have survived cancer and those who have lost their lives in the battle against cancer.

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Dr. Jonathan Tran: Professor, Author, Refugee

    Dr. Jonathan Tran: Professor, Author, Refugee

Dr. Jonathan Tran, an associate professor of religion, and his family came to America in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War when he was a toddler. They left Vietnam in the midst of death and war.

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2 gunmen killed outside anti-Muslim rally in Garland

    2 gunmen killed outside anti-Muslim rally in Garland

Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.

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Head of the House

  Head of the House

Omari Head takes an interview as he takes most things in life — as an opportunity to compliment and lift other people up. Talking about himself is the last thing on his mind.

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Who’s next?: Downtown barber trimming for almost 50 years

  Who’s next?: Downtown barber trimming for almost 50 years

Settled quietly along historic Austin Avenue, a small shop is nestled in a tall business building with no fancy decorations besides a painted red and white pole and a name: Tito’s Downtown Barbershop.

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Arts and Entertainment


Vessel: Baylor student’s life takes shape in unexpected ways

    Vessel: Baylor student’s life takes shape in unexpected ways

Ali Fry was born in Louisville, Ky., to a mother who has what is most likely paranoid schizophrenia. The two spent approximately the first six years of her life in and out of homelessness. Although Ali loved her biological mother, she said their life together was chaotic.

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Little Italy, Big Flavor

    Little Italy, Big Flavor

As a young adult born and raised in Italy, owner Mary Baris, who dreamt of exploring countries, came to America and soon-after opened a restaurant in New York. But since NYC was too crowded for her taste, she soon found her way to Waco.

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Sports


Raising the Bar

    Raising the Bar

Native Wacoan Bilal Siddiq is a personal trainer, a Group X abs class instructor and a fitness model. On top of all these things, Siddiq still finds time for his degree in pre-med health science studies.

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Le voyage á Baylor

    Le voyage á Baylor

Sophomore men’s tennis player Maxime Tchoutakian not only experiences the common college problems, but also a language barrier, different customs, and a culture shock since arriving in Waco in January.

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Baseball hopes to finish 2015 strong

  Baseball hopes to finish 2015 strong

A number of issues hit Baylor baseball this season. This debilitated head coach Steve Smith from stopping the recent decline in form for the Bears.

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No. 17 softball preparing for postseason run

  No. 17 softball preparing for postseason run

Six games remain in the regular season for No. 17 Baylor softball, and the Bears are trying to make the final push in order to have a chance to host first and second rounds in Waco.

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Opinion


Lariat letters: We love that students love the libraries, says Dean Orr

“We love that our students love the libraries and we are working to provide the best resources and spaces available to promote and support student success,” wrote Dean Pattie Orr in response to the Lariat’s Friday editorial on 24-hour study spaces.

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Editorial: Baylor lacks 24-hour study spaces on campus

    Editorial: Baylor lacks 24-hour study spaces on campus

Last-minute panic hits. You need roughly one or two more hours to complete a project that you can only work on in the Hankamer School of Business’ computer labs. That’s

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