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Ingrid Michelson’s “Songs for the Season”

Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season/

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

December 10, 2018

Ingrid Michaelson has long been due for her own full-length Christmas album. In 2017 she released “Snowfall,” a Christmas EP. The EP had a classic Ingrid Michaelson feel with lofty high notes, powerful phrasing and original lyrics. With “Songs of the Season” she has taken a more mainstream ap...

“The Polar Express”: A Baldwin City holiday experience

The train conductor walks up and down the aisle of the train while a narration of “The Polar Express” story book is played over a speaker.

Story by Lily Stephens, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

If you have been enjoying your Friday evening at El Patron with your family and then looked over to spot a gaggle of pajama-clad children, you may be experiencing something called the “Polar Express effect.” After much anticipation, the train has finally pulled into the station, and people inside...

Baker symphonic band brings new life to winter concert

Frank Perez, director of bands, conducted the concert. Perez lent the baton to his conducting student junior Marget Hempleman for “The Spirit of Christmas.”

Story by Megan Stover, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2018

The Baker University Music Department introduced a new element to the winter concert performed on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Band Director Frank Perez explained that “The Night Before Christmas” was read while that band played accompanying music. “Because [Baker University] is all about education and broa...

Top Five ‘Role Playing Game’ videogames

Top Five 'Role Playing Game' videogames

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018

Since the invention of Atari in 1972, video games have skyrocketed into a multi-billion-dollar industry. In fact, the industry as a whole is projected to reach $138 billion in revenue at the end of this year. But there is one sector in the game industry that draws players from all around to experi...

‘A Million Little Things’ has decent plot, relies too much on drama

'A Million Little Things' has decent plot, relies too much on drama

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018

ABC’s new drama “A Million Little Things” is a decent blend of story, plot development and emotions, to which viewers can relate. The show brings suicide into the forefront of the plot when Jon (Ron Livingston) commits suicide, leaving his friends and family to ask how such a thing could have...

“A Star is (truly) Born”

Story by Will Hanson, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018

“A Star is Born,” the fourth remake of a classic story is one all fans should see because of its moving soundtrack and amazing acting. In 2016, news broke that another “A Star is Born” remake was beginning production with Bradley Cooper set to direct, write, and star alongside pop singer Lady G...

Real Life or Fantasy: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Real Life or Fantasy: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” hits theaters today. But, there are a few things people need to know before seeing the movie. While the film focuses primarily on Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), whose real name was Farrokh Bulsara, the story is about the formation of Queen and its music, and ends with its now-le...

A&E Editor offers guide to late night talk shows

A&E Editor offers guide to late night talk shows

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

After the local news signs off for the night, the wonderful world of late-night television emerges. However, people who are new to the late-night scene, or even seasoned veterans, may not know every show’s unique programming and style. The Tonight Show  Host: Jimmy Fallon Network: NBC Time: Week...

‘Beyond a Text’: New exhibit documents creation of the book

'Beyond a Text': New exhibit documents creation of the book

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018

The Quayle Bible Collection’s new exhibit entitled “Beyond a Text: The Life of Scripture Outside of the Words” showcases the Bible’s role in creation of the physical book. Since the exhibit focuses on the book itself, many of the display cases show the evolution of writing from cuneiform table...

Local artist displays sculptures in new show

Holt-Russel Gallery hosts Mark Cowardin's art work. Cowardin titled the exhibit,

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018

The Holt-Russell Gallery opens a new show Thursday Sept. 27 entitled “On the Bright Side” featuring sculptures from artist Mark Cowardin. The gallery is located on the second floor of Parmenter Hall. Cowardin, whose main discipline is sculpting, focuses on the relationship between man and nature and how...

Theatre performs ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Freshman McKenzie Kuhlmann plays character Aunt Spiker during a scene in

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 15, 2018

The Theatre Department performed “James and the Giant Peach” for its first production of the year. The play opened Thursday Sept. 27 at 7:30 with performances the following Friday and Saturday. There was also a matinee performed at 2 on Sunday. Based of the book by the same title, “James and...

‘The Nun’ falls short of expectations

'The Nun' falls short of expectations

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018

The next installment of the extended “Conjuring” universe, “The Nun,” explores the background of Valak a character introduced in the second "Conjuring" movie. Although the movie was held together through a loosely structured plot, the overall visuals and suspense make it one worth watching. “The...