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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...

Emilia Clarke stars in Game of Thrones as Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, Daenerys Targaryen. This still from season six episode three titled Oathbreaker highlights Daenerys being escorted by the Dorthraki.

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...

Pet Sematary struggles to stay above ground

“Pet Sematary” struggles to stay above ground

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor April 17, 2019

“Pet Sematary” is a remake of the 1989 film of the same name which is based on a novel by Stephen King. The film currently holds a rotten score of 58 percent on rotten tomatoes. The film stars Jason...

Queer Eye promotes inclusivity for all

“Queer Eye” promotes inclusivity for all

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor April 15, 2019

“More than a makeover,” is the tagline for Netflix’s hit reality series, “Queer Eye.” It stars Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Jonathan Van Ness as the Fab Five. The...

Left to Right: Sophomores Isabel Ashley and Emory Rodda and senior Alyssa Glover absorb notes from Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Heiman. The play Agnes of God consists of only women and ran April 11-14.

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor April 15, 2019

“Agnes of God” is a play written by John Pielmeier and is notable for including a cast of only three female characters. It follows the story of a psychologist appointed to decide the insanity of a...

Survivor: The tribe continues to speak after 19 years

“Survivor”: The tribe continues to speak after 19 years

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor March 19, 2019

“The tribe has spoken.” These words have been repeatedly said by Jeff Probst for nearly 19 years. The reality adventure show, “Survivor,” has retained its popularity in its nearly two-decade run. On...

Don’t Panic! we are at the disco

Don’t Panic! we are at the disco

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor March 4, 2019

Since the age of 13, I have been a huge fan of Panic! at the Disco. I remember my older sister constantly blasting “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die” in the car, allowing me to memorize every track...

Ariana Grande faces controversies

Ariana Grande faces controversies

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor March 4, 2019

Ariana Grande has been a large part of the music industry for the past four or so years and has brought on her share of controversy. Grande constantly appears in the media for what many consider to be...

Karl Lagerfeld: The death of an icon

Karl Lagerfeld: The death of an icon

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor March 4, 2019

German fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, passed away on Feb. 19 at the age of 85. Lagerfeld was known for his role as the creative director at Chanel. Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany on what...

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