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Baker choir hires new director

Baker choir hires new director

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last Spring, Cathy Crispino made the decision to retire from being Baker's choir director. As a result, Baker was able to launch a search for someone to take over the choral responsibilities. Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, Trilla Lyerla, said that the opening for the job as the new...

Mural brings beauty to Baldwin City

Mural brings beauty to Baldwin City

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

September 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Celebrations were in order this summer with the completion of the Baldwin City mural. The residents of Baldwin City expressed excitement over the bright painting. City Community Development Director Ed Courton said the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce brought forth the idea of a community mural in ...

Studio to stage: Student artists prepare for the semester’s final showcase

Studio to stage: Student artists prepare for the semester’s final showcase

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Student artwork is also displayed this month at the Lumberyard Art Center in downtown Baldwin City. A variety of pieces and media are featured from the following students: Erynne Jamison Kyndall Williams Trinity Richardson Kaycee Bauer Cooper Allen Amelia Hoelting Asail Aljmeeli Judy...

DIY: Pineapple Canvas

DIY: Pineapple Canvas

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Supplies Needed: Canvas Acrylic Paint Sponge Brush Painters tape Scissors/Exacto Knife Pineapple Template How to Make It: Step 1: Pick your template (it can be any image that you want as long as it can be cut out) Step 2: Using your exacto knife or scissors cut out the ...

College Kitchen: Better Boxed Brownies

College Kitchen: Better Boxed Brownies

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What you need: Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie mix Egg Applesauce Vanilla Water Powdered Sugar White Chocolate Chips Flour Sprinkles Bowls Mixing Spoon Measure spoons Nonstick spray Better Boxed Brownies Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine Brownie mix wit...

DIY: Pop Tart Box to Pencil Box

DIY: Pop Tart Box to Pencil Box

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What You Need: Pop Tart Box Scissors Paper (Plain or colored) Markers, Colored Pencils, or Pictures Tape Glue (Optional) Pop Tart Box to Pencil Box Cut the flaps off the top of the Pop Tart box with the scissors. Wrap the paper around the sides of the box. Cut the paper ...

Does pineapple belong at the pizza party?

Does pineapple belong at the pizza party?

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

April 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Transcription Gimme Pizza Song Lily Stephens: Earlier this year, an Arizona pizza chef declined to top a delivery order pizza with pineapple. Not only did he decline to do so, he also gave the customer cash back and wrote an apology on the box that ended up going viral on Twitter. It read: Cou...

‘A Late Snow’ to promote self-discovery and equality

‘A Late Snow’ to promote self-discovery and equality

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Baker University Theatre Department will perform its production of "A Late Snow" by Jane Chambers this week. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play revolves around five lesbian women who are stranded in a cabin. A wild twist is that the women...

Gallery features unique look at Baker Wetlands

Gallery features unique look at Baker Wetlands

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This month's Holt-Russell Gallery showing is centered around wetlands, as it interprets the art and abstract nature of wetlands in multiple states. “The art was supposed to examine the intricacies and the ecosystems within the wetlands,” Assistant Professor of Art and Manager of the Holt-Russell...

College Kitchen: Extreme Mac ‘n Cheese

College Kitchen: Extreme Mac ‘n Cheese

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What You Need: A box of small shell pasta Sugar Salt Mild Cheddar Cheese Cream Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Milk Butter Pot Measuring Cups and Spoons Directions: Pour four cups of milk into a large pot. Set the stove to a medium heat Empty the entire box of small shells pasta into the milk whi...

Director of Choral Ensembles will retire in May

Director of Choral Ensembles will retire in May

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After four years at Baker University, Director of Choral Ensembles Cathy Crispino will be retiring at the end of the semester. Prior to her teaching at Baker, she taught in public schools for 32 years and was involved with the Kansas City Symphony chorus. “I had retired from public school and had...

DIY: Picture Frame Tray

DIY: Picture Frame Tray

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A simple way to upcycle an old picture frame into something of use is to make it into a decorative tray. I made this one to hold items for a silent auction, but these trays have many uses, from dining table centerpieces to bathroom candle stands. What you need: Picture frame (preferably an old...