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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...

College Kitchen: S’mores Cups

College Kitchen: S’mores Cups

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

March 20, 2017


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Ingredients: 1 - 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs (You can crush them in a plastic bag to prevent making a mess.) A handful of chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s chocolate chips/candy bars.) 10 big marshmallows for each cup (You can also use a small layer of the smaller ones, like I did.) ...

2017 common book to feature PDF availability

2017 common book to feature PDF availability

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 8, 2017


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The common reading book for fall 2017 Salon classes will be Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben. “I think students will have the common experience of everybody reading the same book, as well as a greater understanding of how energy is produced,” Dean of ...

College Kitchen: How to Scramble Eggs Like a Pro

College Kitchen: How to Scramble Eggs Like a Pro

Story by Tyler Cawley

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Weekends are made for breakfast. With no class to prevent you from getting the most important meal of the day, Saturday and Sunday provide the perfect opportunity to refuel after a night on the town. Often, breakfast in a college apartment means a bowl of cereal or a couple of Pop-Tarts, but eggs provide...

‘Ernest in Love’: Spring musical is a community effort

‘Ernest in Love’: Spring musical is a community effort

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

March 2, 2017


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The cast and crew of Baker University's spring musical production have been busy rehearsing the witty antics of Ernest in Love for the Rice Auditorium stage. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. "The show is a great comedy and has plenty of humor...

Campus art exhibit depicts ‘Santa Fe Real’

Campus art exhibit depicts ‘Santa Fe Real’

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

March 1, 2017


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The Holt-Russell Gallery is hosting the Santa Fe Real exhibit, which features work from three realist painters: Christopher Benson, Sheila Miles and Kathryn Stedham. Assistant Professor of Art Russell Horton, who also serves as the Holt-Russell Gallery Director, selected these three artists for a va...

Modern obsessions: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Modern obsessions: What’s your guilty pleasure?

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

February 27, 2017


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A college is a place for building character, discovering passions and ... developing addictions? Besides classes and studies, most students at Baker could come up with a list of habits and hobbies, such as the time they spend cooking, playing video games or driving to a favorite restaurant. However,...

Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

February 21, 2017


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Valentine’s Day was made a little more intense by the return of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the highly anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty Shades Darker picks up not long after the end of the first film. Anastasia (Dakota Johnson, Beastly) is still reeling from leaving...

College Kitchen: Funfetti Cake Dip

College Kitchen: Funfetti Cake Dip

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Easy to whip up in a flash with delicious Funfetti, this dip is perfect for sports parties and any family get together! Ingredients: ½ container of Cool Whip 1 box of Pillsbury’s Funfetti cake mix 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt Frosted animal crackers - or - Teddy Graham’s flavor of y...

To the Mine: Local bar unites ‘daytimers’ and students

To the Mine: Local bar unites ‘daytimers’ and students

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

February 15, 2017


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Baldwin City is home to college students, professors, commuters, blue-collar workers and one particularly popular drinking establishment. The Salt Mine at 301 Ames Street is a small haven where students and townspeople unite to consume alcohol, play pool and act as disc jockeys for the night. "It...

DIY: Hair accessories from old jewelry

DIY: Hair accessories from old jewelry

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

All you need to make your own hair accessories are hot glue, plain barrette or pin and literally anything. In my case, I used some of my grandma's old jewelry - most of which was broken, mismatched or not fit to be worn as it was intended, so I am not breaking up really valuable pieces here! I just...