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Comedian Jenny Zegrino cracks up students

Comedian Jenny Zegrino cracks up students

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 19, 2018


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Comedian Jenny Zegrino visited Rice Auditorium on Feb. 15 to perform a set for students and was hosted by the Student Activities Council. Zegrino is originally from the Midwest, but has lived in New York and is now located in Los Angeles. She has been featured on the hit shows “@Midnight”, “Cona...

‘The Trojan Women’

‘The Trojan Women’

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

March 19, 2018


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The newest play to reach Rice Auditorium is Euripides’ “The Trojan Women.” Boasting extreme amounts of woman empowerment, the Ancient Greek tragedy explains the fall of the city of Troy and all that came with it. Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Heiman, the play’s director, chose “The Tro...

Faculty art show opens in Holt-Russell gallery

Faculty art show opens in Holt-Russell gallery

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

February 17, 2018


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The Holt-Russell Gallery opened on Feb. 1 with a reception celebrating faculty artwork. The faculty biennial exhibit features the work of different faculty members from around campus. Each artist took a different approach to show off their skills. “It was really exciting. We had a lot of students and facul...

Byers pursues musical passion with band

Byers pursues musical passion with band

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

February 14, 2018


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The proper “house show” requires a few key ingredients to make it 100 percent legitimate. 1. An unidentifiable scent that might be incense, you aren’t really sure, but you don’t hate it. 2. A gaggle of people that are definitely way cooler than you, preferably wearing a cool hat. 3. A mak...

Choral department performs 87th Annual Vespers

Choral department performs 87th Annual Vespers

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

December 21, 2017


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Baker hosted its 87th annual Vespers concert on December 3, which featured a variety of Christmas music, both traditional and secular, performed by the choir, the orchestra and a brass ensemble of the band. This was Choral Activities Director Ryan Olsen's first Vespers to put together at Baker. ...

“Thor: Ragnarok” exceeds expectations

“Thor: Ragnarok” exceeds expectations

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

December 7, 2017


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Marvel superhero movies have become a fixture of the movie-going experience and continue to delight and please audiences. From “Iron Man” to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” fans have been introduced to several storylines. However, Marvel’s recent release “Thor: Ragnarok” was an excellent addition to t...

Theatre Department nominated for festival

Theatre Department nominated for festival

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

November 29, 2017


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The Baker University Theatre Department recently put on "Rumors," a comedic show that followed six people attending a dinner party where something had gone horribly wrong before the dinner party began. This show joined only two others in Baker’s history to be considered to attend the regional Kennedy ...

Cheat Codes helps support fraternity’s philanthropy

Cheat Codes helps support fraternity’s philanthropy

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 26, 2017


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The Electronic Dance Music (EDM) group Cheat Codes played at the Lawrence nightclub The Cave on Nov. 16. The men of Delta Tau Delta planned the philanthropy event to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Students from Baker and the University of Kansas were invited to buy $15 ticket...

Theatre performs Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

Theatre performs Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

November 10, 2017


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The Baker University Theatre Department will be preforming its second production of the year, “Rumors” by Neil Simon this week. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee being performed on Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is free and reservations are not required. The play follows a g...

Former Dove model challenges women to redefine beauty

Former Dove model challenges women to redefine beauty

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2017


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Showing up to a photo shoot in her underwear was initially a nightmare for body-image enthusiast Stacy Nadeau, but once she became one of the six faces of Dove’s Real Beauty campaign in 2005, her life and purpose changed forever. She spoke to a group of young women about her journey at Baldwin High ...

Knowing Loud Noises: Murder, mystery and mastering the stage

Knowing Loud Noises: Murder, mystery and mastering the stage

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

November 6, 2017


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Baker University’s improvisation club, Loud Noises, hosted a Halloween themed show on the night of Halloween in the McKibbin Recital Hall. The “spooky” special was a murder mystery themed show that featured improv actors solving the mystery on stage ad lib. Junior Noah Taylor is a member of...