Sports

Ravens heating up as non-conference play continues

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor It was only nine days ago when the Ravens couldn’t find the back of the net. An uncharacteristic 1-2-1 start poised concerns for men’s soccer fans. An influx of goals and two shutouts later, the Ravens defeated AIB School of Business and Ottawa by a combined 7-0, proving the attack

Maur Hill plays host to BC baseball fall practices

By Michael French, Reporter While construction of the Asher Sports Complex continues in earnest, the Raven baseball team is practicing at Maur Hill-Mount Academy for the fall season. In what both coaches are calling a mutually beneficial situation, the Ravens have a facility to practice on a consistent basis and in return, Maur Hill will

Lady Raven cross country top HAAC preseason polls; men selected fourth

By Victor McDowell, Reporter The cross country program looks to improve on a solid finish last season. The Ravens return a strong nucleus of talent, while expecting some fresh faces to contribute. The HAAC preseason rankings place the Benedictine women first and the men fourth. In regards to the women, Lane recognizes they’re where they

The Raven offense threatens in Ottawa territory on Saturday. The Ravens lost 59-47. Photo courtesy of Laurence Rossi

Ravens drop home opener to Ottawa in historic fashion

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Twenty minutes following Benedictine’s 59-47 loss to No. 14 Ottawa, coach Larry Wilcox was back in his office jotting down notes and trying to make sense of it all. “Can you spell ugly?,” the Ravens’ longtime coach asked after Saturday’s home-opening defeat at Larry Wilcox Stadium. At this time, Wilcox

Blackbourn, Molinari move up in coaching ranks

Adam Burns, Sports Editor Kyle Blackbourn landed a new head coaching gig at Delta College last month. A two-year Benedictine men’s basketball graduate assistant, Blackbourn will now call the shots at the National Junior College Athletic Association school, based in Michigan. “The total goal was to be a college head coach,” Blackbourn told the Circuit

Ravens heating up as non-conference play continues

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor It was only nine days ago when the Ravens couldn’t find the back of the net. An uncharacteristic 1-2-1 start poised concerns for men’s soccer fans. An influx of goals and two shutouts later, the Ravens defeated AIB School of Business and Ottawa by a combined 7-0, proving the attack

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Rugby continues to thrive on traditions

By Rachel Lanz, Reporter Rugby has been the longest club sport on campus for a reason. Traditions. Kelsay Lang and Nick Mackenzie, senior captains, share their secrets about the fellowship of the rugby teams. “The bonds I have with my rugby team are much closer than any other bond. I think its because we depend

Softball finish one game away from national tournament qualification

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Benedictine softball has made strides under a new regime this season. The season came to a close coming one game shy of qualifying for the NAIA Opening Round of the national tournament. Head coach Dana Goss said that she feels it was a group effort that contributed to the showing at

Undefeated in the HAAC: BC volleyball continue to roll

Randy Speer, Reporter The Lady Ravens rolled into Marshall, Missouri on a 12-set win streak Tuesday night. The streak was snapped as Benedictine fell to Missouri Valley in the opening set, 29-27. They took over the rest of the way winning 25-12, 25-21 and 25-20. The first set was highly competitive as teams traded the

Shooting woes end Lady Ravens season

By Randy Speer, Guest Writer The fourth-seeded Benedictine women’s basketball season came to a close with a 77-71 loss to No. 5 Missouri Valley, 19-10, in the HAAC tournament Thursday night. “Our effort was there,” said Chad Folsom, Lady Raven head coach. “We played our hearts out. It’s tough when our shots just were not

Lady Ravens rolling non-conference opponents

Adam Burns, Sports Editor The Lady Ravens continue to roll with its most recent 1-0 victory against (RV) Ottawa on Tuesday. The non-conference schedule has been an easy task for the No. 24 Lady Raven soccer team. But the next few opponents will likely pose more of a challenge. Nearing the halfway mark of the

Loosbrock: “I’m not satisfied with second”

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Stephen Loosbrock put NAIA wrestling on notice at the national wrestling championships March 9. His runner-up finish at the 197-pound weight class sent a message that the Ravens have arrived in collegiate wrestling. “I definitely think it put us on the map as a team. Having someone in the finals (in

News

Community hosts Atchison Fall Clean-Up

By Mary Minicky, Reporter Twice a year, some 300 volunteers gather outside the Atchison Chamber of Commerce. They are given trash bags and gloves, and after a few hours, leave behind a sparkling clean Atchison. This Saturday is an opportunity for BC students to help out the town they call home for six months by

Junior bioloby major Bethany Manos enjoys BC's working wireless as she does her homework in her lounge on the fourth floor of Guadalupe Hall.

Wi-Fi: adding wireless points

By Lauren Williams, News/Features Editor Logging onto Blackboard, streaming Netflix and listening to Pandora just got easier. Benedictine College doubled its bandwidth capacity Thursday. The problems students had with wireless the first few days of classes should be over, said Randy Rowland IT director. Rowland said the campus-wide wireless failure was due to the unexpected

The Head and the Heart: BC’s Fundraising for the Future

By Maggie Doyle, Reporter As Benedictine College progresses through its 2020 campaign, students and faculty continue looking forward to campus developments on the horizon. “We are just coming off the heels of the Investing in Excellence Campaign, a $50 million campaign that raised $70 million, making it one of our most successful campaigns to date,”

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Abbot James reconsecrates Benedictine to Mary

By Katherine Hollcraft, Reporter On Monday, Sept. 8, the Nativity of Mary, Benedictine was reconsecrated to the Blessed Mother. This day marked the fifth anniversary of the Grotto’s consecration and the first anniversary of the college’s consecration to Mary. The ceremony began with Mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Marion Charboneau. Immediately following, there was

Opinion

Embracing the change

Returning students came back to an almost unrecognizable campus this fall. A totally renovated dining hall, two new buildings, a new clock tower and countless landscaping projects have transformed the campus. Students competed with construction workers on move-in day. The first week of school, numerous parking tickets were given out. Residents in Guadalupe Hall are

Ask the Catechist: Can organ donation be immoral?

Q: What is the Church’s stance on organ donation? I’ve heard that the church endorses it, but also that it’s potentially immoral at the same time. What gives? A: Great question! The Catechism gives a very succinct answer to this question, which will serve as a great starting point. It states, “Organ transplants are in

Embracing the change

Returning students came back to an almost unrecognizable campus this fall. A totally renovated dining hall, two new buildings, a new clock tower and countless landscaping projects have transformed the campus. Students competed with construction workers on move-in day. The first week of school, numerous parking tickets were given out. Residents in Guadalupe Hall are

Executive Rambling: SGA positions available

By Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President Hello, students! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Joey Jadlowski, and I will serve as your Student Body President for the 2014-2015 school year. By the time this article goes to print, we will have elected our freshman senators, and our Senate will have

“Big River” a bit hit

Directed by Theatre and Dance Department chair Scott Cox and featuring award-winning music by Roger Miller, the musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” tells the story of Huck, a young boy living in pre-Civil War Missouri, and Jim, a runaway slave heading North. Presented by Theatre Atchison and Benedictine College Department of Theatre

Seeking Adventure: BC students coming home

By Hannah Stine, Reporter In the past 90 days, I’ve traveled to two continents, nine countries and 16 cities. It’s been an exhilarating experience. So I’m a little disappointed to say my last passport stamp will come from the U.S. I’m excited to return to good ol’ America — where the burgers are bigger, Budweiser

Raven Life Up Close

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