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By Daniel Hill Sports Editor After the Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys earlier in the day, the Texas Longhorns versus Baylor Bears contest shifted into a de facto Big 12 Championship game. The No. 9 Baylor Bears answered the bell and closed Floyd Casey Stadium out in style by thumping the Longhorns 30-10 […]
Baylor Alumni Association members around the globe can now vote without having to be present after amendments to BAA bylaws were made Saturday that allow for electronic, mail and proxy voting.
“This is a good idea to expand the number of members that can vote,” said BAA President George Cowden III before the decision was put to a vote during the meeting at the Paul W. Powell Chapel in Truett Seminary on Baylor’s campus.
Bryce Ashley Reed, the West paramedic who turned from town hero to arrestee after the explosion April 17, has begun his 21-month prison sentence for illegal firearm possession and obstruction of justice.
Reed pleaded guilty in October to both charges after his attorney, Jonathan Sibley, filed for an extension in the plea bargaining deadline with federal prosecutors. Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Walter Smith said Reed must serve 21 months for each charge concurrently. He will also have 3 years of supervised release when his sentence is complete.
While the game against the University of Texas at Austin marks the last football game at Floyd Casey Stadium, the ultimate fate of the facility remains undetermined.
“Simply put, we have no plans for it right now, whether we are going to tear it down or keep it.” said Brian Nicholson, associate vice president of facility, planning and construction. “Ultimately we aren’t going to keep it, we’re going to sell it. We just haven’t decided.”
When someone becomes the victim of a sexual assault, they are faced with some hard choices that are not easy to make. However, those decisions can have long-lasting impact. One of the major choices they have to make it whether to go to the hospital after the sexual assault.
When a victim of sexual assault goes to the hospital within 72-96 hours after the sexual assault has occurred, the collection of a rape kit by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can occur with the victims consent.
Greek life is one facet of the student body that is historically segregated.
In August, Baylor released a report that 34.3 percent of incoming freshmen were from minority groups, the highest percentage ever. However, behind the doors of many organizations, remnants of segregation still linger.
In the middle of a nation adjusting to a new set of social laws, church is meant to be a place where believers can come together to worship.
“Race is still a very powerful factor,” Dr. James SoRelle professor of African-American history said. “I don’t think we live in a post-racial world.”
Lecturer of sociology Dr. Christopher Pieper said deficits in diversity of churches, especially in the south, can be seen today.
Fifty years ago, Baylor’s campus was transformed as the Board of Trustees voted to integrate the student body. That same year, the first black student enrolled.
In discussions prior to the November 1963 vote, students expressed feelings about integrating. In a letter to the Lariat in 1957 one student wrote, “It is the place of Baylor as a Christian institution to take a lead in integration.” Another student said, “I think a Negro should stay with his people, and we should stay with ours.”
The growing secularization of the Christmas season has left some Christians wondering how they should celebrate.
According to a 2010 Gallup poll, 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, but only half of them describe the holiday as “strongly religious.” In the end, the poll concluded that although the holiday has religious roots, it is celebrated by nearly all Americans, including 80 percent of non-Christians.
South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
As head of state, the former boxer, lawyer and inmate lunched with the prosecutor who argued successfully for his incarceration.