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‘Bama Bound: BCWS clinch Round of 16 berth for first time

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor The final siren sounded as members of the Benedictine women’s soccer team rushed the field Saturday afternoon at the BC Soccer Complex. The Lady Ravens celebrated a 4-0 NAIA Opening Round win over Concordia (Neb.), propelling them to its first-ever trip to the Round of 16. No. 9 Benedictine (19-1)

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

Women’s cross country team to compete in national race Saturday

By Victor McDowell, Reporter After coming off of their first team title since 2003, the women’s cross country team is headed to the NAIA National Championships Saturday at Rim Rock Farm. The Lady Ravens have competed with some of the best the NAIA has to offer, while also doing battle with NCAA talent along the

Ravens earn season finale win over Culver-Stockton

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor It took a full four quarters for Benedictine to put away visiting Culver-Stockton. Despite freezing temperatures and four first-half interceptions, the Ravens came out on top, 29-19, in the season finale Saturday at Larry Wilcox Stadium. The Benedictine game plan was apparent out of the gate — throw the ball

Coach Ryan Moody instructs sophomore Jake Schannuth during the home-opening win against Park. Schannuth is filling in nicely at the starting forward spot. Photo by Hannah Pinkerton

Schannuth adjusting to starting role

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor After redshirting freshman year and seeing minimum time last season, Jake Schannuth has found himself in a new role—starting forward. Schannuth said he understood sitting as an underclassmen. “It was pretty tough on me, to be honest,” Schannuth said. “This program’s all about the process and how you fit in.

Ravens suffer 1-0 loss to Grand View

By Randy Speer, Reporter Future HAAC opponent Grand View visited Benedictine Saturday night in a matchup that featured a 3-3-1 Ravens squad and a 6-1-1 Vikings team, ranked 9th nationally. The match played out evenly through the first 45 minutes as Grand View racked up 13 shots and keeper Taylor Vinnage stonewalled them. Early in

EKL extend offers to St. James, Mill Valley

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor The Eastern Kansas League has offered St. James Academy and Mill Valley High places in its league for the 2016-17 school year, according to a Circuit source. Mike Hubka, EKL spokesman and Bishop Miege athletic director, said the decision to add the two schools was a unanimous decision between current

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

Volleyball roller-coaster ends in HAAC opening round

By Randy Speer, Reporter The emotional Raven roller-coaster finally ground to a halt against Graceland in Saturday’s HAAC opening round in Lamoni, Iowa. The Yellow Jackets returned the favor of a sweep with one of their own. The Ravens toppled Graceland in its conference home opener in straight sets. But Benedictine faced a different Graceland

Lady Ravens split home classic, set to travel to Leavenworth

By Randy Speer, Reporter The Lady Ravens split their first two home games during the AmericInn Classic on Nov. 7-8. The Lady Ravens secured its first victory of the season, a 61-59 victory over St. Gregory’s, after losing its season opener to a respected Friends University program back on Nov. 4. “We played much better

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‘Bama Bound: BCWS clinch Round of 16 berth for first time

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor The final siren sounded as members of the Benedictine women’s soccer team rushed the field Saturday afternoon at the BC Soccer Complex. The Lady Ravens celebrated a 4-0 NAIA Opening Round win over Concordia (Neb.), propelling them to its first-ever trip to the Round of 16. No. 9 Benedictine (19-1)

Wrestling drops final home dual during recent funk

By Victor McDowell, Reporter After losing two of three matches at the HAAC quad matches, the Ravens competed at home against the Truman State Bulldogs. BC wrestling [1-4] fell 26-17 to the NCAA Division II program in the final home dual of the season. Last weekend at the HAAC Duals, the Ravens lone victory came

News

Accomplished pianist to perform monday evening

By Mary Minicky, Reporter Pianist Robert Fleitz will perform at 7:30 on Monday, Nov. 24th in the O’Malley McAllister Auditorium. The concert is being sponsored by the Music Department and the Arts and Convocation Committee. “The ideal musician we would bring would be somebody that through their arts is involved in a mission that is

Tobacco-free by 2015

By Lauren Williams, News/Features Editor Tobacco is getting the boot at Benedictine College. Starting July 2015, using any tobacco product–including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco–will be banned on campus. The decision to go tobacco-free comes after two years of research, board meetings and student opinion surveys. “We didn’t want to rush into anything that would cause

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,”

Benedictine alumnus appointed to Ferguson commission

By Randy Speer, Reporter Benedictine alumnus Pat Sly (‘72), a St. Louis area business leader, has been sworn into the Ferguson Commission on Nov. 18, according to the Benedictine College press release. The group is tasked with creating change in Ferguson, Missouri. This stems from the shooting death of Michael Brown and the unrest that

Opinion

SGA: Look up, Ravens!

When looking at society today, we see everyone walking around with iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMessaging and sending everything to iCloud. Are you noticing a theme here? “I.” The technology we surround ourselves with has caused our society to become more self-centered overall. This isn’t very difficult to see. At the grocery store, at the mall

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

The Circuit Editorial

By Molly Blaeser, Managing Print Editor You may have noticed you can no longer read a USA Today or Kansas City Star newspaper during lunch in the John Paul II Student Center or Haverty Center. SGA dropped its Raven Readership program over the summer. The reason SGA gave makes sense: less than 10 percent of

Executive Rambling: Change comes to SGA

By Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President Benedictine College Student Government Association has experienced many exciting changes in the last year. We made changes to be a mission-driven organization. Our mission is to uphold the dignity of each student and promote the general welfare of the student body through representation, communication and Christ-like servant leadership. Our

“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

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