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‘A Late Snow’ to promote self-discovery and equality

‘A Late Snow’ to promote self-discovery and equality

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Baker University Theatre Department will perform its production of "A Late Snow" by Jane Chambers this week. Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play revolves around five lesbian women who are stranded in a cabin. A wild twist is that the women...

Gallery features unique look at Baker Wetlands

Gallery features unique look at Baker Wetlands

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 19, 2017


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This month's Holt-Russell Gallery showing is centered around wetlands, as it interprets the art and abstract nature of wetlands in multiple states. “The art was supposed to examine the intricacies and the ecosystems within the wetlands,” Assistant Professor of Art and Manager of the Holt-Russell...

College Kitchen: Extreme Mac ‘n Cheese

College Kitchen: Extreme Mac ‘n Cheese

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 12, 2017


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What You Need: A box of small shell pasta Sugar Salt Mild Cheddar Cheese Cream Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Milk Butter Pot Measuring Cups and Spoons Directions: Pour four cups of milk into a large pot. Set the stove to a medium heat Empty the entire box of small shells pasta into the milk whi...

Director of Choral Ensembles will retire in May

Director of Choral Ensembles will retire in May

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 5, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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...