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Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Movie Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


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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


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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...

College Kitchen: Pizza Margherita

College Kitchen: Pizza Margherita

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

February 8, 2017


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No, a Pizza Margherita is not made from, nor does it have anything to do with margaritas. Comprised of simple ingredients, Pizza Margherita is a delicious alternative to the common pizzas we eat in American culture. According to Italy Magazine, the Pizza Margherita originated when a chef created a pizza that resembled the ...

DIY: Memory Jars

DIY: Memory Jars

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

February 6, 2017


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What You Need: Mason jar or flip top Jar Paints, stickers, anything you want to decorate with Paper and pen Friends Every year good and bad things happen. Last year, two friends and I bought jars from a store. For everything that happened in our lives, we wrote it on slips of paper and...

Ensemble prepares for jazz concert

Story by Ludwig Johanning

February 3, 2017


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The Baker Jazz Ensemble is preparing for a challenging semester as it hosts a concert with a renowned jazz vocalist. The ensemble will play with Kevin Mahogany on Nov. 21. Mahogany is a Baker University alumnus who is a well-known American jazz vocalist. Related Story Jazz musician shares ‘Bak...

Department of Music and Theatre spring lineup

Department of Music and Theatre spring lineup

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

February 3, 2017


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Band With six instrumental performances and activities scheduled during the semester, Director of Bands Frank Perez has been busy making preparations. For starters, the High School Honor Band Festival and Concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 9. With 223 high schoolers entered, Perez is unsure if thi...

New gallery exhibit captures the power of words

New gallery exhibit captures the power of words

January 31, 2017


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A new exhibit titled “Morphology: Commands and Promises” in the Holt-Russell Gallery sets out to convey the artistic power of text and communication. “Morphology is the study of word forms,” Director of the Holt-Russell Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art Russell Horton said. “What the...

Movie Review: A Dog’s Purpose

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A Dog’s Purpose<em>A Dog’s Purpose</em> hit theaters last weekend amid controversy, bringing in about $18.4 million, according to hit theaters last weekend amid controversy, bringing in about $18.4 million, according to IMDB. The movie stars Josh Gad as the voice...

Savaiinaea carries on Samoan culture

Savaiinaea carries on Samoan culture

Story by Kaysie Nielson

January 9, 2017


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From the western islands of Samoa to a small town in New Jersey, just 10 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, BU junior Niko Savaiinaea, a football player and wrestler, carries on his culture’s traditions. Specifically, a pre-war dance ritual which involves a war knife with the ends lit on fire. Fire...

Downtown café provides a cozy hangout

Downtown café provides a cozy hangout

Story by Emma Grossner

January 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Eighth Street is home to many Baldwin City essentials. The weathered and worn brick streets lead to several prominent restaurants where students are usually dining. Whether one is craving a classic Chinese buffet, warm chips and queso, or a fresh cinnamon roll from a newly opened bakery, there seems...