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Decimating Slavery

As an undergraduate at Baylor, Victor Boutros ’98 had his eyes opened to the idea of something larger than self. “I began to dream more seriously about how my skills could be used to serve others,” Baylor’s 2015 Young Alumnus of the Year said. “That was a huge launching pad.” That orientation was in place …

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The Last Continent: Exploring Antarctica on the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton’s Endurance Voyage

The ship’s horn blew. The anchors lifted. And we set sail from the southernmost tip of Argentina—the port town of Ushuaia, which explorers long ago deemed the end of the world. “You think we’ll make it through the Drake?” I asked the Irishman standing next to me on the ship’s bow. We both eyed the …

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Leave What’s Lost Behind: Colony House fans hungry for new album

I just want Mickey D’s.  Brothers-turned-bandmates Caleb and Will Chapman aren’t exempt from feeling “hangry” – even if they are onstage in front of a packed audience at Common Grounds. Nashville-based indie/rock band Colony House has come a long way since their first show outside Tennessee. Caleb and Will reminisce when half a decade ago, …

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More Than Stripes: Student Foundation Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Baylor didn’t need 400,000 roaring fans. It just needed 13 students. A few things happened in 1969. Apollo 11 sent Neil Armstrong to the moon. Almost half a million concert groupies sang their hearts out at Woodstock in New York. And more relevantly, Kent State University students rioted the Vietnam War, resulting in unrest on …

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EFTYCHIA: How Linda Carol Trotter Found A Big, Fat, Greek Family

She boarded the plane headed for Greece, anxious to meet her mother for the first time. For the last half century, she had believed, with good reason, that her mother died during childbirth. But after investigating her heritage, she uncovered a widespread scandal that made her question everything she knew about her origin. Linda Carol …

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Legacy in the Making: Gameday through an alumnus lens

[envira-gallery id=”9503″] Maybe it was meeting his roommate’s ex-girlfriend, who would later be his wife. Or maybe it was his slew of campus jobs – from Penland cafeteria aid to business school teaching assistant. Or maybe it was finally having a kid start and finish at his favorite school. But Alumnus Todd Bragg (’84) loves Baylor. …

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