Derek Chauvin Trial: What We Know So Far

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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 We Know So Far

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men’s Basketball Splits with Conference Rival Aurora

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The Benedictine men's basketball team won and lost a game against conference foe Aurora University this weekend. Photo courtesy of benueagles.com Tim Folliard - Sports Editor The men’s basketball team was able to defeat Aurora on Friday, but lost on Saturday in a close game. Benedictine is now 5-2 on the year and are first … Continue reading Men’s Basketball Splits with Conference Rival Aurora

Campus Ministry Offers Free Meal Kits for Lent

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Photo Credit: BenU campus ministry Jesus Cortez - Staff Writer Campus Ministry is offering free dining services to students, staff, and faculty each Friday during Lent. While the kits are free, the spots are limited. So, sign up as soon as possible if interested. “It’s cool because you learn about another country and you get … Continue reading Campus Ministry Offers Free Meal Kits for Lent

Black History Month at BenU

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Photo Credit: nbcnews.com Sanampreet Kaur Bhullar - Staff Writer This month, we celebrate Black History and the powerful figures that have helped implement change into our society. Black History Month is celebrated annually every February. It marks a time where we can celebrate African Americans' accomplishments by recognizing the events and notable figures of the … Continue reading Black History Month at BenU

Coronavirus Vaccine: Is It Safe?

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Sowghandhi Umashankar - Guest Writer Many students are probably concerned about the safety of the COVID vaccine. This vaccine works differently than other vaccines such as the influenza vaccine. Should students get the COVID vaccine or not? The answer depends on how safe the vaccine is. Currently, the coronavirus vaccine is being given to healthcare … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine: Is It Safe?

Taylor Swift Re-Records Her Fearless Album

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Photo Credit: Yahoo.com Amber Syed - Scene Editor Taylor Swift announced last week, that she re-recorded and extended her 2008 album, Fearless. She released her first song “Love Story”  (Taylor’s Version) from her new album on Friday at midnight. According to the Atlantic, this new version of “Love Story” is now dedicated as a love … Continue reading Taylor Swift Re-Records Her Fearless Album

Benedictine Welcomes New Interim Police Chief

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Sajina Jacob - Staff Writer Benedictine University is happy to welcome Debra Vanderploeg as our Interim Chief of Police. Chief Vanderploeg began her career in 1994 as a community service officer in Wood Dale. She worked for a time in Glen Ellyn and attended the Police Training Institute in Champaign, and in 2002, she left … Continue reading Benedictine Welcomes New Interim Police Chief

Black Student Union Reflects on the Election

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Photo Credit: Black Student Union (BSU) Sara Molina - Staff Writer Black Student Union hosted their first ‘Hot Topics’ of the year with the topic: “Post-Election Thoughts” on February 4, via Zoom. The event allowed students to come talk and listen to others about the outcome and what it means for them.  Students expressed the … Continue reading Black Student Union Reflects on the Election

Spring Graduation Ceremony Virtual…Again

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Photo Credit: Unslpash Anna Fisher - News Editor The undergraduate and graduate Commencement Ceremonies for the Lisle and Mesa campuses will be held virtually on May 15, President Charles Gregory announced in an email last week. “From the donning of the Cap and Gown to the ceremonial tune of Pomp and Circumstance, we have all grown … Continue reading Spring Graduation Ceremony Virtual…Again

Bucs and Chiefs Square Off in Super Bowl LV

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The Chiefs beat the Buccaneers earlier this season 27-24. The Super Bowl will be Mahomes and Brady's 5th matchup of their careers. Photo Credit: USA Today Tim Folliard - Sports Editor Super Bowl Sunday is finally here. The Buccaneers are facing the Chiefs in one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. On a … Continue reading Bucs and Chiefs Square Off in Super Bowl LV