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    Men and women’s tennis win Big 12 championship

Men and women’s tennis win Big 12 championship

The faces change, but the headlines stay the same for Baylor tennis. The men and women hoisted two Big 12 championship trophies last weekend as both teams ended the regular season as conference champions for the third consecutive year.

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Professor studies appeal, risk of using tanning beds

    Professor studies appeal, risk of using tanning beds

Most people would not be surprised to hear that UV ray exposure can lead to skin cancer, and skin cancer accounts for nearly half of United States cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. So why is tanning still so popular? Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, answers this question in his research of social psychological aspects of appearance.

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Moped theft strikes at University Parks

    Moped theft strikes  at University Parks

Two mopeds valued between $1,500 and $20,000 were stolen from University Parks Apartments last week at 2201 S. University Parks Drive. According to the Baylor Fire and Crime log, both cases are still active.

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Editorial: NCAA needs schooling in supporting education

    Editorial: NCAA needs schooling in supporting education

The NCAA has long been a controversial organization, often seen as a group solely focused on limiting the opportunities of student-athletes. However, the organization has been able to stay in the good graces of the public eye by boasting its educational results.

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Students strut for green cause

    Students strut for green cause

Uproar Records, Baylor’s student–run record label, is combining fashion and sustainability with its event, Project Greenway. This free event will include performances from Uproar artists Luke Hicks and Trannie Stevens, as well as a fashion show of “green” outfits.

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In the running for…

    In the running for…

Meet the 2015 Student Body Officer candidates!

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Caritas goes extra mile to fight food insecurity

    Caritas goes extra mile to fight food insecurity

Baylor Lariat Reports on the issue of food insecurity in the Waco food desert and what Caritas is doing to help.

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Softball drops series to No. 5 Oklahoma 2-1

    Softball drops series to No. 5 Oklahoma 2-1

No. 17 Baylor softball could not pull together one more win over No. 5 Oklahoma following a shutout on Thursday, and the team lost the final two matchups last weekend in Norman, Okla., for the 2-1 Oklahoma series win.

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Construction blocks off Fifth Street

    Construction blocks off Fifth Street

The fences outlining the construction of the future fountain site are up on Fifth Street, one of the most highly-trafficked areas on campus, and students will need to find routes around them for the rest of the semester.

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Records reveal Dallas officers remain on job despite multiple case offenses

  Records reveal Dallas officers remain on job despite multiple case offenses

DALLAS — Records show that about 160 officers in Dallas, one of the country’s largest police departments, remain on the job despite being punished for a variety of offenses, some serious such as theft, excessive force and lying.

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Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

  Death penalty debate starts in Boston Marathon bombing trial

BOSTON — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.

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Arts and Entertainment


Brown opens eyes

    Brown opens eyes

ATLANTA — Bobby Brown’s lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer’s daughter has “opened her eyes” nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.

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It isn’t rocket science with thesis comic

    It isn’t rocket science with thesis comic

MADISON, Wis. — Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book.

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Sports


Baylor baseball drops series to Oklahoma State

    Baylor baseball drops series to Oklahoma State

The Bears came close to claiming their first away Big 12 conference series after winning game two against Oklahoma State, but the No. 17 Cowboys crushed the Bears 7-1 in the series rubber match to claim a 2-1 series victory on Monday.

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Equestrian falls in national semis

    Equestrian falls in national semis

Baylor equestrian’s chance at its second national championship were nixed Saturday after the three-seed South Carolina Gamecocks thwarted Baylor 10-6 in semifinals of the NCEA national championship at the Extraco Events Center in Waco.

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Baylor faces Oklahoma State Cowboys

  Baylor faces Oklahoma State Cowboys

Baylor baseball’s reputation on the road has not been great this season. Baylor has yet to win a conference game, much less a series away from Baylor Ballpark this year.

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Baylor opens equestrian nationals today

  Baylor opens equestrian nationals today

Two-seed Baylor faces 10-seed Oklahoma State after the Cowgirls defeated the seven-seed TCU Horned Frogs 13-3 in the NCEA national championship on Thursday at the Extraco Events Center in Waco. The Bears are searching for their second national championship in program history.

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Opinion


Viewpoint: Don’t ignore your history

    Viewpoint: Don’t ignore your history

Ben Affleck, Oscar-winning actor and future Batman, is yet another victim of Wikileaks. A set of private emails between between Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton and “Finding Your Roots” host Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed a controversial request by Affleck.

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Viewpoint: Include productivity in summer activities

    Viewpoint: Include productivity in summer activities

School might be over by then but we should still set goals for ourselves on our days off.

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