Lacrosse to compete as varsity sport in 2015-2016

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Benedictine lacrosse has been added to the varsity sports lineup, effective in spring of 2016, the college announced Thursday morning. The athletic department has begun a coaching search for both men’s and women’s teams. “We have observed the growth of lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport in our region and nationally,” Charlie

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 ranked No. 21 after strong NAIA showing

By Victor McDowell, Reporter The Lady Ravens cross country team was voted into the top 25 poll after their impressive showing at the NAIA Preview Oct. 11. The eighth place finish out of 32 teams vaulted them to No. 21 in the latest polls. At the site of the upcoming NAIA Nationals race, the Ravens

Larry Wilcox claimed his 250th career win, passing Lou Holtz on the all-time wins list. Photo by Lauren Williams

Harmyk to Haack connection lead Ravens to Wilcox’s historic win

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Larry Wilcox’s climb up the career win ladder passed a name familiar with most football fans. Following Bendictine’s 49-6 romp over visiting Peru State at Larry Wilcox Stadium, the longtime Ravens coach added career victory No. 250. In the process, he passed former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz for 22nd

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 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

Lacrosse to compete as varsity sport in 2015-2016

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Benedictine lacrosse has been added to the varsity sports lineup, effective in spring of 2016, the college announced Thursday morning. The athletic department has begun a coaching search for both men’s and women’s teams. “We have observed the growth of lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport in our region and nationally,” Charlie

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

Peru State volleyball earns nail-biting win over Lady Ravens

By Randy Speer, Reporter For the few people that managed to wander into the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium for Tuesday night’s volleyball matchup against Peru State, they were treated with a spectacular game. Two sets played to extra points and plenty of rallies were held together by tremendous efforts on both sides. The Peru State Bobcats

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

HIGHLIGHT: Liz Enna goes coast to coast

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Junior back Liz Enna has shown the ability to play on the attack, but she takes to a whole new level. The highlight reel goal happened in the 51st minute of Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Central Methodist in the NAIA Game of the Week. It was her second goal 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


Laundry To Go, Please

By Rachel Lanz, Reporter Seniors Emily Kendrick, Taylor Vinnage and Christian Thao launched a student-run laundry service last week. “We are targeting lazy freshmen, but anybody can do it,” Vinnage said. “We recognized a need on campus and thought it would be successful,” Kendrick said. “We also thought back when we were freshmen what would

Family weeked hosts new chapel dedication

By Mary Minicky, Reporter The dedication of the St. Juan Diego Chapel will be at 5:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 3 in Guadalupe Hall. It will be followed by the unveiling of the Our Lady of Guadalupe statue. Last year, St. Michael’s Chapel was the first in 60 years to be built in a residence hall.

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,”

Street clean up targets flag

By Hannah Stine, Reporter Messersmith: it’s ‘interesting’ For the LGBT community, the equality flag is a symbol of acceptance and safety for those of different sexual orientations. “When I got [to campus] and I saw the window [of the Row House], I immediately wanted to hang the flag,” said senior Jallen Messersmith. He says the


SGA: Not so social media

Joey Jadlowski, Student Government President There’s a common trend among our generation to be active on social media websites. Facebook, Twitter and other sites are excellent tools for instantly keeping in touch with people on the other side of the world. Connecting to friends and family across the globe is a great thing, and it

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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