Lady Ravens survive a scare from Evangel

By Randy Speer, Reporter Benedictine had its hands full as a scrappy Evangel team took it to the wire, but the Lady Ravens escaped with a 76-71 victory. It appeared early that the Lady Ravens (15-6, 8-1 HAAC) were going run away with the game, taking an 18-9 lead with 14 minutes left in the

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

Schmitz: Victor transfers to Texas A&M

By Vic McDowell, Reporter Lindon Victor has transferred to Texas A&M University to continue his successful track and field career, Benedictine coach Darin Schmitz told the Circuit. Victor, a two-time All-American, set a NAIA record last season in the discus portion of the decathlon nationals with a 48.68-meter throw, finishing in the top three of the

David Stochlin (center) claimed the NAIA Rimington Trophy. File photo

Stochlin captures prestigious Rimington Award

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Benedictine offensive lineman David Stochlin awoke to some special news Wednesday morning. Stochlin was chosen as the 2014 NAIA Rimington Trophy winner, given to the top center in the country. “I heard about it today,” Stochlin said Wednesday afternoon. “I was just waking up and got a phone call from coach (George

No. 9 Ravens ousts No. 22 Evangel 88-80

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor For guys who tend to shoot 3-pointers, sometimes the ball goes through the hoop, and other times it doesn’t. Benedictine’s Jake Schannuth came up big from beyond the 3-point line on Saturday and provided the cataylst in helping the No. 9-ranked Ravens prevail 88-80 over No. 22 Evangel at Ralph

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


A New Look: Ralph Nolan Gymnasium features new scoreboards, video board

Randy Speer, Reporter Christmas has arrived a few days early for the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium and the teams that use it. Two new scoreboards and a video monitor have been installed in the facility. The installation took place Wednesday through Friday. The new scoreboards and video monitor are the third part of a 4-stage plan

Lady Ravens survive a scare from Evangel

By Randy Speer, Reporter Benedictine had its hands full as a scrappy Evangel team took it to the wire, but the Lady Ravens escaped with a 76-71 victory. It appeared early that the Lady Ravens (15-6, 8-1 HAAC) were going run away with the game, taking an 18-9 lead with 14 minutes left in the


Facts back up ‘Greatest of All Time’ claim

By Randy Speer, Reporter Very few teams can call themselves the greatest of all time. It’s an elusive title you have to earn, but also live by, day in and day out. The Lady Ravens soccer team, while falling short of a national title-has possibly cemented themselves as the best women’s soccer team Benedictine has

Benedictine wrestling is competing with highest ever ranking

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Coach Thomas Williams and his young Benedictine wrestling program garnered their first-ever ranking in the NAIA Top 20 Coaches’ preseason poll back in October. The Ravens (2-3) dropped out of the polls in the second installment after a 1-3 start. Since, the Ravens reclaimed top 20 honors at No. 17 and defeated


BC students perform on cruise

By Andrew Borgmann, Reporter The Benedictine Chamber Singers, Jazz Band and Brass Ensemble spent the last several days of their Christmas break traveling to tropical locations on a cruise. These students boarded the Carnival Liberty cruise ship on Jan. 3 in Cape Canaveral with three faculty members. They cruised through the Virgin Islands and Puerto

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 to host Ferguson panel on Martin Luther King Day

By Adam Burns, The Circuit What started out as a simple idea to have John Gaskin III speak to students about his recent experiences as a Ferguson activist turned into a panel discussion including people with exceptional knowledge on racial civil rights. Dr. Amy Posey, chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences and co-chair of the


French: “Reporting about the Lady Ravens soccer team has been an honor”

By Michael French, Reporter Last year as I was flying home for mid-winter break, I noticed something different. There were dozens of Sporting Kansas City jerseys around me. I knew Kansas City fans were coming into town to support their club against the Seattle Sounders. What I didn’t know was anything about soccer. But, after

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: Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want

By Joey Gruenwald, Student Government President In a Food Service Committee meeting for SGA a few weeks ago, our senators and representatives from Benedictine Dining were discussing a survey SGA created and its results. There were many constructive comments (positive and negative), and this survey provided a great springboard for dialogue between SGA and Benedictine

“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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