Are Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Back Together?

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Travis Scott celebrated his birthday over the weekend. Photo Credit: TMZ Amber Syed - Scene Editor Travis Scott celebrated his 29th birthday last weekend with close friends, a performance, and some even closer friends. Kylie Jenner flew from California to Miami for her Baby Daddy’s birthday. According to People, a source said both Jenner and … Continue reading Are Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Back Together?

Men’s Lacrosse Advances to NCAA Tournament

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The men’s lacrosse team will advance to the NCAA tournament after winning the conference championship. Photo credit: Ross Dettman Tim Folliard – Sports Editor In a hard-fought game, the men’s lacrosse team defeated rival Aurora 10-8 to win the NACC Championship. This sends them to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in the team’s seventh full … Continue reading Men’s Lacrosse Advances to NCAA Tournament

Softball Enters Postseason After Winning 13 In a Row

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Softball defeated Dubuque 2-1 in their regular season finale. It was their 13th victory in a row. Photo courtesy: benueagles.com Michael Bates - Sports Writer Playing the University of Dubuque, softball was able to pull out a hard fought victory, 2-1. Ava Kneeper and Ashley Fisher both had a run a piece for the Eagles. … Continue reading Softball Enters Postseason After Winning 13 In a Row

The School of Education Will Report to the Provost

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Photo credit: Pixabay Anna Fisher – News Editor While the merged College of Science and Health will exist as of June 1, the School of Education (SOE) won’t be part of this combination. And the SOE won’t be part of any other college, either. Instead, the School of Education will report directly to Provost Ken … Continue reading The School of Education Will Report to the Provost

Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun Had an Immediate Connection

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Amber Syed - Scene Editor Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne in their music video for "Flames" “Flames” singers Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun have supposedly been dating since February on Mod Sun’s birthday where they were both photographed together and have been very public with their relationship. On Friday, both artists released a visual of … Continue reading Avril Lavigne and Mod Sun Had an Immediate Connection

Wellness Wednesday: Grief and Loss

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Photo Credit: Fox Valley Hands of Hope Angela Plys - Staff Writer Benedictine University virtually hosted its Wellness Wednesday: Grief and Loss event about the topics of grief, loss, bereavement, and how to cope, on April 21. The event was led by Liz Sodaro, a licensed professional counselor and interim assistant director at the Counseling … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Grief and Loss

Men’s Volleyball Falls in NCAA Championship

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Michael Bates - Sports Writer This weekend, the men’s volleyball team had their hands full in the NCAA Men’s Volleyball tournament. On Friday, they defeated the Knights of Southern Virginia University. They would win 3 sets to 2. Chase Olsen had 13 kills along with Nathan Klimisch and Martin Radomski each having 9. These stats … Continue reading Men’s Volleyball Falls in NCAA Championship

Platten is Expecting Her Second Baby

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Rachel Platten's Instagram photo announcing her second baby. Photo Credit: Instagram.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter, announced on Tuesday April 20 that she is pregnant. This will be her second child with husband, Kevin Lazan. On an Instagram post of herself in a mirror selfie she wrote, “Here’s the other half … Continue reading Platten is Expecting Her Second Baby

Eagles Racking Up Wins and Awards

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Baseball, Softball and Men's Lacrosse have put together lengthy win streaks. Men's Volleyball has two All-Americans along with NACC Coach of the Year. Photo Credit Benedictine Athletics Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Chase Olson and Jacob Grygo of the men’s volleyball team were named second team AVCA All-Americans. In addition, Olson was named NACC Defensive … Continue reading Eagles Racking Up Wins and Awards

Derek Chauvin Trial: What Happened and Why

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George Floyd's Brother, Philonese Floyd, wipes his eyes during a press conference on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Associated Press Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill, May 25, 2020. In March, the month-long trial for Derek Chauvin began. Chauvin was a police officer … Continue reading Derek Chauvin Trial: What Happened and Why

Benedictine University’s 14th Annual Faith and Reason Symposium

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Photo Credit: ben.edu Angela Plys - Staff Writer Jesus Cortez - Staff Writer Benedictine University virtually held its 14th annual Faith and Reason Symposium with the theme of The World of Women on April 9. The event was hosted in three parts: A faculty panel, a keynote speaker and an alumni panel. The faculty panel … Continue reading Benedictine University’s 14th Annual Faith and Reason Symposium

BenU Emphasizes Importance of the Vaccine

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Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Photos Sara Molina - Staff Writer Director of Alumni, Dr. Jon-Pierre Bradley, hosted “Discussing the Facts and Dispelling Untruths About the COVID-19 Vaccine” on April 8 via Zoom.  The panel’s guest speakers included students, staff, and alumni who have experience with the COVID vaccine. The panel began with an introduction of … Continue reading BenU Emphasizes Importance of the Vaccine

Men’s Volleyball Continues Their Historic Season

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Photo Credit: benueagles.com Joey Spahn - Editor-in-Chief Earlier this week, the Men’s volleyball team was selected with an at-large bid to play in the Division III NCAA tournament. In the programs 7th season this will be the first time they have been selected to play in the tournament. In a twitter video released by @BenUMensVB, … Continue reading Men’s Volleyball Continues Their Historic Season

NACC Championship Recap

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Men's volleyball lost in the NACC Championship to Dominican after defeating Aurora in the semifinals. (Photo Courtest: Steve Woltman) Michael Bates - Sports Writer On Thursday, the Benedictine men’s volleyball team defeated Aurora University in three straight sets. Mike LeGros had an outstanding game, with 31 assists and 2 aces. Along with that, Jacob Grygo … Continue reading NACC Championship Recap

Eagles Beginning to Heat Up

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Football lost a close game, men's volleyball won their regular season conference championship and other teams put together winning streaks over the past week. Photo courtesy of Steve Woltmann and Tim Calderwood. Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Finishing the conference regular season 11-0, the men’s volleyball team secured their third consecutive conference championship. Currently ranked … Continue reading Eagles Beginning to Heat Up

BenU Takes Part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Photo Credit: activeminds.org Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer April 2021 marks the 20th official anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the fourth year hosted at Benedictine University. This is a time to spread awareness, send messages about violence prevention, and show support to survivors. Each year, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) … Continue reading BenU Takes Part in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Demi Lovato Spreads Awareness about Mental Health With Her Own Experiences

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Demi Lovato in her new music video for "Dancing with the Devil." Photo Credit: dailypostusa.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Demi Lovato released her new album “Dancing with the Devil” on April 2. The album contains 25 songs and this is her first new album since “Tell me you Love me” from 2017. Lovato also … Continue reading Demi Lovato Spreads Awareness about Mental Health With Her Own Experiences

University Plans for Fall 2021

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Photo Credit: ben.edu Sanampreet Kaur Bhullar-Staff Writer Earlier last week, President Charles W. Gregory announced the return to campus experiences for the Fall 2021 semester. Due to declining positivity rates and rates of vaccine administrations, the university will provide a safe and robust experience for students returning to the on-campus experience. According to an email … Continue reading University Plans for Fall 2021

Heidkamp Gets 600th Win as Softball Coach

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After beating Lakeland University, Head Coach Hedikamp earned her 600th career win. Photo Credit: Benedictine Athletics Kevin Gallagher - Sports Writer Softball head coach Kate Heidkamp got her 600th win as the eagles beat Lakeland in the second game of the doubleheader.  Hedikamp has been coaching the Eagles since 1998 and is the program’s all-time … Continue reading Heidkamp Gets 600th Win as Softball Coach

BenU Sports In Full Bloom During Spring Break

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Football was able to come from behind to win their home opener. Photo Credit: Kathy Karagiannis Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Your classes may have had a break, but Benedictine athletics was put into hyperdrive. For the first time all year, spectators were permitted at outdoor home games. Student-athletes are allowed up to four guests … Continue reading BenU Sports In Full Bloom During Spring Break

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s House was Broken Into

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Mendes with his Mercedes SUV. Photo Credit: tmz.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Intruders broke into Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s house in Los Angeles. on March 28. Both Mendes and Cabello were both in the house when the intruders broke in through the window. According to TMZ, Los Angeles Police were called and rushed … Continue reading Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s House was Broken Into

Club Sports Program Launches this Fall

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Photo Credit: ben.edu Anna Fisher - News Editor Benedictine is starting the Club Sports Program Fall 2021 and students are invited to join. New activities include eSports, Cricket, and Dance Team. In addition, Cheerleading and Pep Band, which already have a robust history at BenU, will be part of the Club Sports Program. “Our hope … Continue reading Club Sports Program Launches this Fall

Benedictine Ranks in the Top 50 for Best Online Master’s in Nutrition

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Photo Credit: Intelligent.com Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer Benedictine University was ranked 42 out of 50 for the Best Online Master’s in Nutrition Degree Programs by Intelligent, a trusted source for degree ranking, Mar. 9, 2021. This ranking is conducted through 206 colleges and universities that are evaluated on curriculum quality, cost, flexibility, faculty, graduation … Continue reading Benedictine Ranks in the Top 50 for Best Online Master’s in Nutrition

Women’s Basketball Falls in NACC Final, Other Sports Continue to Compete

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Senior Allison Michalski scored 16 points in the NACC Championship game. Photo Credit: Kathy Karagiannis Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Six Benedictine sports teams competed this week. While women’s soccer began their season, the women’s basketball season came to an end. March will be the busiest month for Benedictine athletics, with nearly all sports having … Continue reading Women’s Basketball Falls in NACC Final, Other Sports Continue to Compete

Benedictine Becomes a Vaccine Clinic Site

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Photo Credit: Upsplash.com Anna Fisher - News Editor Benedictine started giving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to community members today in Goodwin. Students interested in receiving the vaccine should complete this survey form. “It is my pleasure to inform you that Benedictine University will be hosting Metro Infectious Disease Consultants (MIDC) on our campus to ensure … Continue reading Benedictine Becomes a Vaccine Clinic Site

Helpful Ways to Prepare for Exams

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Photo Credit: Anne Marie Smith Sara Molina - Staff Writer ACE Center’s Writing Learning Specialist, Anne Marie Smith, held a Study Skills Workshop via zoom last Tuesday and Wednesday. The workshop focused on exam preparation. Smith explained that preparing for the exam begins before class. Remember to complete assignments, read the assigned text, and be … Continue reading Helpful Ways to Prepare for Exams

What Holds Clubs Together as the Pandemic Drags on?

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Photo Credit: Unsplash Anna Fisher - News Editor Atop academics, work, and trying to preserve mental health, students in clubs are struggling to maintain their communities. How can clubs flourish when everything is on Zoom? However, a few student organizations are soldiering through with different strategies. “I know it’s really hard to be motivated right … Continue reading What Holds Clubs Together as the Pandemic Drags on?

BenU Releases Information on Campus Security Authorities

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Photo Credit: Unspalsh Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer Benedictine University recently sent out a campus wide email detailing information regarding Campus Security Authorities. This email was released under the Clery Act, a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. CSAs are those who have been specified by Benedictine … Continue reading BenU Releases Information on Campus Security Authorities

Women’s Basketball to Play for NACC Championship, More Sports Begin Competition

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After beating Aurora, the women's basketball team is advancing to the conference championship. Photo Credit: benueagles.com Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Women’s basketball was able to secure the South division crown this week with wins over Concordia Chicago and Aurora. They were able to stave off an Aurora comeback with crucial buckets from Allison Michalski … Continue reading Women’s Basketball to Play for NACC Championship, More Sports Begin Competition

Benedictine Holds its Annual Teach-In Virtually

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Anna Fisher - News Editor Benedictine University held the fifth annual Teach-In on Social Justice with the theme of Antiracism, Public Health, and the Common Good. This was the first Teach-In to be virtual and many sessions had a theme molded around the pandemic. “I was not only haunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but what … Continue reading Benedictine Holds its Annual Teach-In Virtually

Provost Announces Merge of COS and COEHS for Next Year

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Photo Credit: Pixabay Anna Fisher - News Editor The College of Science and the College of Education and Health Services will merge June 2021, Provost Ken Newbold announced yesterday in an email to faculty and staff. It is uncertain what this restructuring will mean for current students. The combined colleges will become and be called … Continue reading Provost Announces Merge of COS and COEHS for Next Year

Mesa Invests $2 Million In Benedictine University

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Photo Credit: azcentral.com Kaitlyn Estopare - Staff Writer The city of Mesa Arizona is increasing their investment in Benedictine University’s downtown Mesa campus by $2.15 million. With this investment the City Council of Mesa agreed to allow Benedictine to use a city-owned building for their upcoming expansion.           $1.7 million of the investment will be … Continue reading Mesa Invests $2 Million In Benedictine University

Men’s Lacrosse Wins Season Opener

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Men’s Lacrosse won their first contest back after a 345-day hiatus. (Photo credit: Leanne Siewart ) Mason Sobiesk - Sports Writer The men’s lacrosse team started their season off strong with a 15-9 victory over Alma on Friday. The game was played indoors at the Canlan Sportsplex in Barrington as the recent weather conditions has … Continue reading Men’s Lacrosse Wins Season Opener