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“13 Reasons Why” remains controversial

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 5, 2019

*Trigger warning* This article contains topics of sexual violence and suicide. Suicide, sexual assault, abortion, and mental illness are large areas of discussion in present-day society. These triggering...

Theatre performs 'Still Life with Iris'

Theatre performs ‘Still Life with Iris’

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The Baker University Theatre department will begin showing “Still Life with Iris” by Steven Dietz the morning of Sept. 26 through Saturday Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The...

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Taylor Swift’s “Lover” is refreshing for pop music

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer September 22, 2019

With her first album since 2017’s “reputation”, Taylor Swift uses the synth-pop sound that she debuted with “1989”, while using her signature elaborate and country-inspired lyrics that give her...

“Hustlers” dances to the top

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 17, 2019

“Hustlers” is written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and is inspired by a New York Magazine article written by Jessica Pressler. The film follows a group of former strip club employees who come together...

“It Chapter Two” fails to float

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 9, 2019

“It Chapter Two” is the finale of the “It” storyline and the sequel to the 2017 horror hit, “It.” The film is written By Gary Dauberman of “Annabelle: Creation” fame and directed by Andy...

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 6, 2019

K-12 is the directorial debut of American singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez. The film follows the character Crybaby (Martinez) as she and her friends battle the oppressive school system called “K-12.” The...

In the summer of 2016, Lela Hautau had the opportunity to travel to Tonga with her father. It was the first time he went back to visit in over 20 years. Hautau danced for the Royal Family and met the Queen of Tonga.

Senior shares cultural wealth through dance

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor May 7, 2019

Almost everyone on Baker’s campus knows senior Lela Hautau, a California girl with Tongan roots . Whether she is your resident advisor, sits next to you in choir, always says hello to you at Mungano...

Emily Kasprzak began teaching at Baker in the fall of 2018 and is currently teaching Musical Theater Dance and Costuming and Make Up

Theater professor preps students for the “real world”

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

It is not uncommon for recent college graduates to feel clueless on how to enter the professional world, especially those seeking careers in the arts. Assistant Theater Professor Emily Kasprzak decided...

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The “Game of Thrones” phenomenon

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor May 7, 2019

The Home Box Office television show, “Game of Thrones,” began as a somewhat smaller success compared to what it has become today. The story follows nine families fighting for control of the fictional...

“Avengers: Endgame” rises to the top

“Avengers: Endgame” rises to the top

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor May 7, 2019

“Avengers: Endgame” is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and is the finale of what is known as the “Infinity Saga.” The film was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and includes...

Glossier markets to new demographic

Glossier markets to new demographic

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

The New York-based beauty company Glossier has recently upgraded its status to unicorn: a privately owned start-up company that is valued over $1 billion. On March 19, Glossier released a statement on...

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