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“Ratched:” An insult to the iconic villain

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2020

“Ratched” is a drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and Evan Romansky for Netflix. The series serves as a prequel to the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest,” telling the origin story of the notorious villain of Mildred Ratched. The series stars Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon...

Baker University Theatre performs short plays about pandemic experiences

Freshman Sidney Alaimo (left) performs alongside Senior Rose Ulrich (right) in an emotional scene. Alaimo and Ulrich played child and parent, respectively, in the story

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

For the Baker University Theatre Department, a global pandemic does not deter from producing a play, and it even serves as a source of inspiration. From Sept. 23rd to the 26th, the theatre department will be performing “Together While Apart: Plays About a Pandemic.” The show consists of three sho...

Russ Horton’s artwork featured in Kansas City gallery

Horton's Oil on Linen work titled Wakarusa Pond 2020.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 20, 2020

Assistant Professor of Art Russell Horton’s work ‘paints’ a picture of Kansas scenery, but he doesn’t want it to completely ‘color’ your perceptions of the state. His latest art show, housed in the Hillard Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., seeks to present a side of Kansas some people may have...

Blurred Lines: The toxicity against actors and the characters they played

Blurred Lines: The toxicity against actors and the characters they played

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 12, 2020

"The Last of Us Part II" was the long-awaited follow up to Naughty Dog’s 2013 critical success "The Last of Us." While the game received normal criticism from reviewers, fans were merciless and determined to make their opinions heard about certain story choices the game took. These criticisms are a co...

“Love Island”: reality shows and COVID-19

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, entertainment productions have ceased filming due to health and safety risks. While traditional films and television programs have been able to resume filming, reality programs have a higher risk of resuming filming and must wait until proper safety precautions can be...

Popular YouTube creator, Jenna Marbles, leaves the platform

Jenna Marbles

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 28, 2020

On June 25, popular Youtuber Jenna Mourey, known as Jenna Marbles, uploaded a video titled “A Message.” Mourey announced that she will be moving on from her popular channel. Born in upstate New York, Mourey, now 33, currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her boyfriend and her four dogs. In...

Virtual concerts provide entertainment during COVID-19

Virtual concerts provide entertainment during COVID-19

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Many times people turn to music to help get through rough times and even can have a special song to remember special moments. That is also why getting the chance to see someone’s favorite artist in concert is such a big deal. However, with COVID-19 taking over the world, many artists have been canceling ...

Long awaited documentary “The Last Dance” airs

Long awaited documentary

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

May 8, 2020

Because of the cancellation of all athletic events due to COVID-19, there is a huge void in the world of live sports. Major events that people look forward to attending and watching on television in the spring and summer time, like March Madness, the NBA Finals and the 2020 Summer Olympics, have been...

AMC theaters to no longer play Universal films

AMC theaters to no longer play Universal films

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2020

Following the immense success that Universal has found through releasing films like “Trolls World Tour” in theatres, AMC theatres claims that it will no longer play films from Universal Studios. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, major film studios have been postponing major movie releases wh...

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Self-isolation has left many of us with a lot of time on our hands and there’s only so many times you can binge-watch “Friends” or “The Office” before you start looking for something new. Or, if you’re like me, you struggle to commit to a multi-season series because you get distracted half...

New streaming service offers unique experience

New streaming service offers unique experience

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus are some of the many streaming services currently available, with more being produced like Quibi. People tend to spend large amounts of money every year paying for subscriptions to streaming services. Quibi is among the newest streaming service to be introduced and...

Theatre department to perform ‘The Outsider’ through Facebook live

Theatre department to perform 'The Outsider' through Facebook live

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Baker University Theatre Department is still finding a way to bring the stage to life, despite the shift to online classes. Instead of a traditional performance, their production of “The Outsider” will be a live reading streamed online. Emily Kasprzak, assistant professor of theatre, said the...