Even with finals week and Christmas rapidly approaching, average Baylor fans have one thing on their minds: football.
Campus has been abuzz ever since it was announced that ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live from the banks of the Brazos on Saturday for the first time.
In a recent video by a student organization at Texas Tech University, random students on campus took part in a survey about American history and pop culture. The results were disappointing and appalling. They were appalling because of the fact students didn’t know the answer to questions like “who is the vice president.” They were disappointing, not because respondents showed a lack of knowledge, but because of the lacking integrity by those who made the video.
While back home over Thanksgiving break, a local business owner told me that for the past 20 years African-Americans had committed all crimes in our area of East Texas.
For years, people within the Baylor community have made efforts to eradicate “the Baylor Bubble.” Events such as Steppin’ Out have connected students to the Waco community and started to chip away at any negative stigmas separating the two.
The College Football Playoff discussion is utter chaos. Never have I seen a season where there is as much dispute over who is better than the other within conferences than this season. Six teams – Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, TCU, Baylor and Florida State – are jockeying for just four spots in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
Everybody knows college can be stressful at times.
By the time most people graduate from college they either have experienced, or will soon go through, the process of renting their first home and eventually trying to get their security deposit back. Security and pet deposits are a way for property management companies to provide an in-house safety net against tenant-caused damages instead of relying on insurance companies to pay their part.
The holidays bring many good things that are acknowledged everywhere: dessert, decorations, celebrating with loved ones, and every other good thing you can think of. What we do not usually talk about are the stressful things that come with the holidays.
At Baylor, all freshmen are required to live on campus. The requirement to live on campus encourages students to be involved with others in their dorm. The dorms at Baylor also have problems, like a lack of space and particularly lack of space to study.