Wacode hosts hackathon event | The Baylor Lariat

The second Wacode hackathon will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Blume Conference Center on Baylor’s campus. Organized by the Baylor student organization Computing for Compassion, Wacode is a 12-hour hackathon described by the Waco team as an “invention marathon.” Registration is still open for this event, which is bringing together nearly 100 students from 11 universities for a full day of competition. Contestants can participate as individuals or teams to brainstorm and

Gaming curriculum prepares students for digital careers | The Baylor Lariat

In a workforce that increasingly requires technological knowledge, the School of Engineering and Computer Science is preparing Baylor students with extensive digital skills and conducting substantial interdisciplinary research. For students interested in video game design, the school offers a specialization in video game development in collaboration with the film and digital media department. Dr. Matthew Fendt, lecturer of computer science, said a unique aspect to Baylor’s

Female engineers push past gender bias | The Baylor Lariat

Dr. Anne Spence, assistant chair and clinical associate professor of mechanical engineering at Baylor, helped forge a path for women in mechanical engineering when there were not many and continues to inspire undergraduates at Baylor. Spence began her work in the field at a very young age when she began accompanying her father, a professor of aerospace engineering, on flights. Spence said she recognizes her parents as major inspirations for her interest in engineering, as their support was

Local Waco churches maintain community through alternative digital worship options | The Baylor Lariat

Now weeks into stay-in-place orders from both the City of Waco and State of Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local Waco churches have implemented and adapted to this new online meeting reality. Churches all around the Waco area have taken different steps to continue to engage their communities in a time in which they cannot physically meet. First Woodway Baptist Church had already made some livestream content available prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Ronny

Expansive collection of music found in Crouch Fine Arts Library | The Baylor Lariat

The Crouch Fine Arts Library is full of musical and artistic resources for Baylor University students, faculty and staff. Tucked away in the corner of the third floor at Moody Memorial Library, the Crouch Fine Arts Library maintains an expansive collection of thousands of audio and video recordings, music scores, art books and multiple rare and historical special collections. Clayton Crenshaw, music liaison librarian and curator of the special collections, said one of the more extensive of

Practice physical distance, not social | The Baylor Lariat

In a press conference on March 20, the World Health Organization began to shift the dialogue and understanding behind their recommended isolation during this COVID-19 outbreak. During this press conference, the WHO began to exchange the “social distancing” terminology in favor of “physical distancing” in order to better clarify for physical and mental health purposes. Many have expressed concerns that social distancing implies a complete departure from social interaction, potentially causing

Help make the Lariat truly a student newspaper | The Baylor Lariat

As the semester comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the growth of our student publication, but also all the potential it still has. To truly be “news for the students by the students,” I believe both the news section and the opinion section of the Lariat needs more student voices to be representative of the student body. Student publications have the unique ability to publish young writers’ work and allow for a space for everyone

Journalist Alfredo Corchado speaks to Baylor students about journalism, culture, and Homelands

Encouraging a lecture hall full of Baylor University students, Alfredo Corchado shared his story of a collision of cultures between the United States, Mexico, and the border, and how it shaped him to be the writer he is today.Corchado, the award-winning journalist and Mexico City bureau chief at the Dallas Morning News met with students on Oct. 11 to discuss the new release of his book, “Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries & the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration.”The event was host