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Retiring jazz director prepares for last concert

Retiring jazz director prepares for last concert

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

April 7, 2016


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This year's Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Concert, titled "The Blues Brothers Cruise Again" will be jazzing up April with many surprises, guest artists and quite a lot of jazz. The concert will feature the Baker Jazz Ensemble, its director J.D. Parr on saxophone, two alumni from the popular 10-piece Kansas...

Recital to highlight talented student musicians

April 7, 2016


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Each April, the Department of Music and Theatre hosts an Honors Recital which features some of Baker’s strongest and most talented instrumentalists and vocalists. To participate in the Honors Recital, a student does not have to be a music major, or even an upperclassman, but they need to perfor...

SpringFest entertains students

SpringFest entertains students

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2016


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Student Activities Council hosted a week of SpringFest events March 28 through April 1 to add a little entertainment and excitement to the spring semester. The first day of SAC’s SpringFest included Musician Cas Haley, who was the runner-up for season two of America’s Got Talent. He performed...

TV Review: Is ‘The Catch’ a con or a good catch?

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

March 30, 2016


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Trailers for ABC’s new show The Catch promised intrigue, action and a plot that thrills. After the pilot’s premiere Thursday night, it seems ABC means to keep those promises. From cast performance to plot twists, it may be ABC’s next big hit. From the producers of Scandal and Grey’s Anat...

New art studio revives local creativity

New art studio revives local creativity

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

March 22, 2016


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Nestled between Mr. Goodcents and JBC Liquor on Ames Street is a new art studio for everyone. “Revive is a studio that welcomes any artisan, even if they don’t believe they are an artist,” owner Veronica Powell said. Powell described Revive as “an eclectic little mix of handmade artisans.”...

Movie Review: Disney’s Zootopia

Movie Review: Disney’s Zootopia

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

March 15, 2016


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Disney’s 55th animated film, Zootopia, was released March 4. It is currently the No. 1 movie in America for the second week in a row, rocking the box office with more than $400 million revenue worldwide. Zootopia has been gaining popularity and earning critics’ praise for its clever handling of c...

DIY: Quick and Easy Body Scrub

DIY: Quick and Easy Body Scrub

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

March 8, 2016


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Ingredients: ¼ cup bedtime wash 2 cups sugar ¼ cup baby oil   Quick and Easy Body Scrub is true to its name. Only one step is needed. Combine all ingredients and stir until the mixture is the consistency of a body scrub. If the mixture is too runny for you, add more sugar. It...

College Kitchen: Breakfast Tortilla Bowls

College Kitchen: Breakfast Tortilla Bowls

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

March 8, 2016


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Ingredients Eggs Turkey or Ham Cheese Milk Tortilla Bowls Mug Plate Salt and Pepper Vegetables (optional) Whisk or Fork Step 1 Crack two eggs into the mug. Add a splash of milk. Scramble with fork or whisk. Step 2 Add turkey (or ham), cheese and any vegetable...

Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble go ‘Out of This World’

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

March 3, 2016


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The Music and Theatre Department is featuring a variety of concerts during the first few weeks of March. In addition to the choir concert on March 8, the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble will be performing in their concert, Out of This World, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in Rice Auditorium. Alongsid...

Students plan to take advantage of spring break

Students plan to take advantage of spring break

Story by Heidi Jo Hayden, Writer

March 2, 2016


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Midterms are a time dreaded by all students, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Spring break will be a chance for students to get away from Baldwin City to relieve the stress built up thus far in the semester. This year, spring break is from Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18. While...

Theater Production: Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Theater Production: Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

March 1, 2016


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The newest play to grace the Rice Auditorium stage will be The Tempest, a Shakespearean comedy with a little bit of everything. The recent award-winning theater students, and their director, are putting their all into this performance with only a few weeks of preparation. “It's been very stressfu...

Baker and Baldwin voices will join in concert

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

February 29, 2016


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Baker University voices will join with those of the community in "One Voice: A Baldwin Community Concert." The performance will be at 7 p.m. on March 8 in the Baldwin High School Performing Arts Center. “It’s a celebration of the town and the university,” Director of Choral Ensembles Cathy Crispino...