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Raven football players participate in combines

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Former Raven football players are working to take their talents to the professional level this spring. Cameron Fore and fellow Raven running back Kevon McGrew participated in the NFL Regional Combine in Indianapolis Mar. 29. Fore has been in contact with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs, who asked for

Baseball swept by Peru State after defeating division rival

By Michael French, Reporter After an impressive stretch against conference rival Baker University, the Ravens were swept in a four game series on the road by Peru State. The Ravens held Baker to an average of 4.25 runs per game while giving up an average of 13.25 runs against Peru State. “We weren’t as sharp

Raven football players participate in combines

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Former Raven football players are working to take their talents to the professional level this spring. Cameron Fore and fellow Raven running back Kevon McGrew participated in the NFL Regional Combine in Indianapolis Mar. 29. Fore has been in contact with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs, who asked for

Special bonds lead men’s basketball back to relevance

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor The final buzzer sounded on the Benedictine men’s basketball team in the second round last Friday night at Municipal Auditorium, prompting the official close to the season that put the Ravens back on the map. A successful 23-9 campaign was highlighted by firsts. This season, the Ravens captured its first

Greig scores first OKC goal, earns player of the week honors

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor It didn’t take long for Kyle Greig to get comfortable with his new club. Greig scored the first goal in Oklahoma City Energy FC history in the 12th minute of last Saturday night’s 2-0 regular season opener win at Orange County Blues FC in Irvine, Cali. The former Raven forward

Lady lax clinch playoff berth in first competitive season

Randy Speer, Guest Writer In its first full season, the Lady Raven lacrosse team clinched a playoff berth. They beat Kansas State 9-7 to secure its fourth win of the season and a spot in the Central Plains Women’s Lacrosse League tournament. The team traveled to Lawrence, Kan., to play Kansas University and Kansas State

Softball pitchers twirl gems in response to Goss’ challenge

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Raven softball may have found a turning point in their season. The team pulled out wins against No. 15 Park University (Mo.) and No. 13 St. Gregory’s (Okla.) Mar. 28-29. The need for the team’s ace pitcher to emerge may have been answered in Katie Ricklefs. As a sophomore, Ricklefs made

BC track and field to host HAAC championships

By Michael French, Reporter For the first time in four years, Benedictine students will be able to watch their track and field team compete on their own grounds. The HAAC Outdoor Championships will be hosted at the Laughlin Track at Larry Wilcox Stadium May 1-3. “Hosting this meet means a ton for everyone involved,” said

Improved season ends in semifinal loss

By Mike McFarland, Reporter The ride is over for the BC volleyball team after dropping their last game in three sets in the HAAC semifinals to No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene. The Ravens lost by two points in the first two sets and dropped the third by six points. Junior hitter Hannah Grazda led the team

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

Rematch of last season’s HAAC championship on tap for Saturday night

By Maddie Maher, Reporter It’s a repeat matchup for the Lady Ravens as they take on Graceland University for the HAAC Championship match Saturday night. Last year, Graceland came out on top with a 2-0 victory over Benedictine in Lamoni, Ia. This year, however, the No. 21 Ravens have the upper-hand as they clinched 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

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Students explore disdain of US Congress

By Michael G. Barilleaux, Guest Writer Benedictine College students’ views about Congress are strongly negative, regardless of whether their opinions are based on factual knowledge, according to student research presented April 9 at Discovery Day. Freshmen Madeleine Trull, Claudia O’Connell and Courtney Parker reported the findings of their comparison of public and BC student opinion

SGA to propose new off-campus age

By Catherine McDonough, Managing Online Editor Junior Brendan McGarry and the SGA Residence Life Committee are leading the effort to move automatic off-campus residence to those 23 and older. McGarry, the chairman of the committee, is putting together the draft per request of Sean Mulchahy, director of residence life. “The resolution will be presented to

BC annexes land, demolishes houses on Third Street

By Catherine McDonough, Managing Online Editor As students may have noticed, two houses were recently demolished on the southwest side of Cray-Seaberg Hall. The college now owns the land, recently annexed to campus. “The houses on Third (Street) were not very expensive,” said President Stephen Minnis. “That’s how we acquired the land.” “The [old] hospital

Students explore disdain of US Congress

By Michael G. Barilleaux, Guest Writer Benedictine College students’ views about Congress are strongly negative, regardless of whether their opinions are based on factual knowledge, according to student research presented April 9 at Discovery Day. Freshmen Madeleine Trull, Claudia O’Connell and Courtney Parker reported the findings of their comparison of public and BC student opinion

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Seeking Adventure: Abroad students encounter Morocco

By Hannah Stine, Reporter Three days. That’s all it took for me to fall in love. But not with a prince; I fell in love with a city. An enchanting city that can only be called Marrakesh. While Americans might yearn to spend their 21st birthday in Vegas reenacting “The Hangover,” I spent my birthday

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

Noah offers unique biblical perspective

By Molly Blaeser, Reporter The recent “Noah” movie, starring Russell Crowe, has garnered a lot of attention from religious organizations because of how director Darren Aronofsky interpreted the biblical story. In Aronofsky’s visual depiction, Noah, as the last of Seth’s line, is entrusted with protecting creation. He and his family are vegetarians, a stark contrast

Lessons from Africa

By Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President Hello, Benedictine students! For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Joey Jadlowski, and I am the newly elected Student Body President. I’ve been involved in SGA since my freshman year, and over the past few years I have noticed a strong amount of thanklessness around

“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: Abroad students encounter Morocco

By Hannah Stine, Reporter Three days. That’s all it took for me to fall in love. But not with a prince; I fell in love with a city. An enchanting city that can only be called Marrakesh. While Americans might yearn to spend their 21st birthday in Vegas reenacting “The Hangover,” I spent my birthday

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Students explore disdain of US Congress

By Michael G. Barilleaux, Guest Writer Benedictine College students’ views about Congress are strongly negative, regardless of whether their opinions are based on factual knowledge, according to student research presented April 9 at Discovery Day. Freshmen Madeleine Trull, Claudia O’Connell and Courtney Parker reported the findings of their comparison of public and BC student opinion

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Alum gives back to BC ministry

By Catherine McDonough, Managing Online Editor A recent BC graduate who fundraised her way into religious life is paying it forward to other students with the same calling. During her junior year at Benedictine, Megan Spelic, from Broomfield, Colo., found herself being called to religious life. “After figuring out that I wanted to enter, they

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Raven football players participate in combines

By Victor McDowell, Reporter Former Raven football players are working to take their talents to the professional level this spring. Cameron Fore and fellow Raven running back Kevon McGrew participated in the NFL Regional Combine in Indianapolis Mar. 29. Fore has been in contact with the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs, who asked for

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