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‘Nixon’s Nixon’: a political play for a political year

‘Nixon’s Nixon’: a political play for a political year

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first theatrical production this semester is a satire about one of the United States’ most scandalous presidents. Nixon’s Nixon, written by Russell Lees, is a two-man play about a conversation between President Richard Nixon and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on the eve of Nixon’s resignat...

Why you should be watching NBC’s ‘This Is Us’

Why you should be watching NBC’s ‘This Is Us’

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

NBC’s newest and hottest show is a wonderfully real reflection of humanity that the network television industry has been needing for years. Try to think of a TV show that contains an overweight female who is not the butt of jokes? What about one that does not glamorize the acting industry? It is h...

DIY: Galaxy Jars

DIY: Galaxy Jars

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What you need: Mason Jar (with lid) Water Bottle of liquid glue, like of the Elmers brand Glitter (variety of colors, wet or dry) Stick, knife or spoon to stir with Instructions Heat some water to boiling point. Remove lids from the mason jar and fill the jar three quarters of the w...

DIY: Dorm Hacks

DIY: Dorm Hacks

Story by Abigaile Roorda and Sarah Baker

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

These following dorm room hacks can help spruce up your dorm room and help you organize your college life so when you set through your door you enter your very own sanctuary. MARQUEE LIGHTS What you need: Black foam board or cardboard Hot glue gun Strand of lights Scissors Pen...

Bridget is 12 years late and with child

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you are looking for a romantic comedy that will keep you laughing the entire time, then this is the movie for you. Bridget Jones’s Baby is the latest and third installment in the British romantic comedy series based off of the books by Helen Fielding. The Bridget Jones series starts off with...

College Kitchen: Lemon poppy seed muffin in a mug

College Kitchen: Lemon poppy seed muffin in a mug

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mug Cake Recipe Ingredients & Needed Supplies: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 ½ tablespoons sugar ¼ teaspoon baking powder 3 tablespoons milk; needs to be at room temperature 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons salted butter; melted ...

Department of Music and Theatre fall lineup

Department of Music and Theatre fall lineup

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Baker University Department of Music and Theatre has plenty in store for this fall, from a two-person play about President Nixon to the annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers and the addition of a drumline. Choir Opening the Baker choirs’ busy fall schedule is a Choir Music Learning Day on ...

Common reading book promotes ‘no impact’ lifestyle

Common reading book promotes ‘no impact’ lifestyle

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Salon 101 students are required to read No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavan as the new common reading book of 2016. According to Dean of Students Cassy Bailey, ...

College Kitchen: No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snackies

College Kitchen: No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Snackies

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

August 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What You Need: Creamy Peanut Butter (If you are allergic, Nutella can be substituted.) Nestle Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Morsels 1 packet of Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Medium-sized bowl Spoon Plate   Process Put 3 large spoonfuls of creamy peanut butter (or Nutella) into the bowl. Microwave the bowl of peanut butter for ...

Broadway at Baker bringing theater classic to stage

Broadway at Baker bringing theater classic to stage

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

July 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Broadway at Baker is once again breathing life into Baker University's quiet Rice Auditorium this summer with two theatrical productions and a group of area teens. Over the years, Executive Director of Music Theatre Kansas City Cary Danielson-Pandzik has directed 47 Broadway at Baker productions and...

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek: Beyond’

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek: Beyond’

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

July 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Star Trek: Beyond went beyond expectations. The third film in any series often does not feel up to par with the rest, but this movie could very well be the best of the trilogy thus far. Star Trek: Beyond opened July 22 and has been well received by critics and audiences alike. Rotten Tomatoes, a t...

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

May 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Bryan Singer’s fourth and latest X-Men movie is a worthy triennial installment to the franchise, albeit less spectacular than its predecessors. X-Men: Apocalypse, the triennial film in the rebooted X-Men franchise, is set in 1983 and showcases recurring characters, as well as some new ones, inc...