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Retiring music director has left his mark on Baker

Retiring music director has left his mark on Baker

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

May 15, 2016


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At age 10, James Parr’s parents enrolled him in clarinet lessons after he expressed a passion for music and a strong desire to play. This passion has been a driving force behind Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Ensemble J.D. Parr’s 35 years at Baker University. Since the fall of 1981, Parr...

Movie Review: Mother’s Day

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

May 4, 2016


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Mother’s Day features several high-profile women, including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Brit Robertson. Other actors include Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant and a brief appearance of Shay Mitchell. Despite all of that star power, Mother’s Day was a box-office disappointment fo...

Graduating artists featured in senior exhibition

Graduating artists featured in senior exhibition

May 4, 2016


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Walk into the Holt-Russell Gallery during the month of May, and you can look to the left to see two large self-portraits that strikingly resemble the artists who drew them. The artists, seniors Kelsey Vollenweider and Kayla Kohn, have chosen pieces to display for their senior exhibition. The pieces...

Concert to feature premiere of ‘Tango, Nunca Más’

Concert to feature premiere of ‘Tango, Nunca Más’

Story by Bailey

May 2, 2016


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In preparation for Tuesday’s Baker Symphonic Winds Guest Artist Concert, the university has become the location of a week-long residency for Maestro Adrian Placenti and violinist Mariana Cañardo. After flying in from Buenos Aires, Placenti and Cañardo have already made one campus perfor...

College Kitchen: Caribbean Cooler Smoothie

College Kitchen: Caribbean Cooler Smoothie

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 27, 2016


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What you Need Strawberry Juice Orange Sherbet Fresh or Frozen Peaches Fresh or Frozen Strawberries Spoon or Ice Cream Scoop Ice Cup Blender Measuring Cup   Steps Measure 10 ounces of strawberry juice into the measuring cup, then pour it into the blender. Use the spoon or ice cream sco...

Movie Review: The Boss

Story by Heidi Jo Hayen, Writer

April 26, 2016


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There is a curse among popular comedic actors in Hollywood. Over time, it becomes obvious that of them tend to play the same role in every movie. Amy Schumer for example, typically plays the raunchy girl who tells it like it is, and everyone always seems to love her for it. It works for her. Melissa...

Binge watching may hinder happiness

Binge watching may hinder happiness

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

April 17, 2016


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What is the best way to relax on a day off? For some it is getting brunch and going on a walk or spending time outdoors. Others love to spend a day shopping or with friends. There is another type of person, though, who loves to spend 15 hours with Netflix to relax. Binge watching can be therapeutic...

Matthew Hamm makes acoustic debut at the Salt Mine

Matthew Hamm makes acoustic debut at the Salt Mine

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 14, 2016


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The Salt Mine in Baldwin City had many first-time visitors on Tuesday night, but these guests weren't there for the drink specials. Performing at the Salt Mine in his first live acoustic set was Baker student-athlete Matthew Hamm. The Salt Mine allowed entrance for minors for this event, and the audience...

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ to offer relief before finals

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’  to offer relief before finals

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

April 7, 2016


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The production will run April 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium and will conclude with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 1. The Baker University Department of Music and Theatre will present the farce “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” written by Marc Camoletti, during the last week of April....

Retiring jazz director prepares for last concert

Retiring jazz director prepares for last concert

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

April 7, 2016


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This year's Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Concert, titled "The Blues Brothers Cruise Again" will be jazzing up April with many surprises, guest artists and quite a lot of jazz. The concert will feature the Baker Jazz Ensemble, its director J.D. Parr on saxophone, two alumni from the popular 10-piece Kansas...

Recital to highlight talented student musicians

April 7, 2016


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Each April, the Department of Music and Theatre hosts an Honors Recital which features some of Baker’s strongest and most talented instrumentalists and vocalists. To participate in the Honors Recital, a student does not have to be a music major, or even an upperclassman, but they need to perfor...

SpringFest entertains students

SpringFest entertains students

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2016


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Student Activities Council hosted a week of SpringFest events March 28 through April 1 to add a little entertainment and excitement to the spring semester. The first day of SAC’s SpringFest included Musician Cas Haley, who was the runner-up for season two of America’s Got Talent. He performed...