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Downtown café provides a cozy hangout

Downtown café provides a cozy hangout

Story by Emma Grossner

January 9, 2017

Eighth Street is home to many Baldwin City essentials. The weathered and worn brick streets lead to several prominent restaurants where students are usually dining. Whether one is craving a classic Chinese buffet, warm chips and queso, or a fresh cinnamon roll from a newly opened bakery, there seems...

New coffee shop opens on Ames Street

New coffee shop opens on Ames Street

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

December 19, 2016

A new local coffee shop is now open for both Baldwin City residents and Baker University students to meet, talk, study or just hang out. Perks Coffee House and Party Shop opened at 914 Ames Street in the last week of November. The owners hope it will be a place where all people who call Baldwin City...

Second season of ‘Fuller House’ continues the nostalgia

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

December 19, 2016

The “She-Wolf Pack” is back. On Dec. 9, Netflix released season 2 of the wildly-popular Fuller House. Season 2 picks up at the end of summer vacation. DJ has finally chosen between Matt and Steve. The season follows the Fuller, Tanner and Gibbler families through the first day of school, Hallow...

‘Heartless’ tells the untold story of the Red Queen

‘Heartless’ tells the untold story of the Red Queen

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

November 28, 2016

Marissa Meyer’s latest novel, Heartless, is a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland story. The book landed on bookshelves nationwide a little less than a month ago. Heartless tells the story of Catherine, aka the Red Queen, before she became the Red Queen we know her to b...

Vespers to bring festivity to finals week

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

November 28, 2016

The 86th Annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers program will take place at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, in Rice Auditorium. The hour-long performances are free to all students, faculty, staff and community members. “I am most looking forward to participating in what people tell me is one...

Marvel casts a spell on audiences with ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel casts a spell on audiences with ‘Doctor Strange’

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

November 22, 2016

Superhero movies are the new big thing. Iron Man, Thor and Captain America have starred in both individual and group films. Now Marvel is bringing the world of magic back once again in Doctor Strange. The film focuses on Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock), a once brilliant neurosurgeon, afte...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ continues the Harry Potter magic

‘Fantastic Beasts’ continues the Harry Potter magic

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

November 21, 2016

Upon hearing the news that J.K. Rowling was finished writing Harry Potter books – at least for now - many Potterheads’ (self-proclaimed huge HP fans) began to mourn the end of the series that had such an important role in their childhoods. But all hope was not lost. With the announcement of a Harry...

Locally owned bakery to open downtown

Locally owned bakery to open downtown

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

November 16, 2016

In a storefront on Eighth Street that had sat empty for several months, you can now catch glimpses of a woman with big brown hair and a bright smile running in and out the door. For 20 years, Lori Gardner was a hairdresser. Her life shifted when her family of four became a family of eight after adopting...

DIY: Dorm Hacks #2

DIY: Dorm Hacks #2

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

November 15, 2016

Personalized Clipboard The clipboards can be used for homework, hang up documents or to hang photos. Needed Supplies: Clipboard Paper Scissors Glue Directions: Glue down piece of paper of your choice. Scrapbook paper was used in this project. Trace around the clipboard...

Upcoming November events in BU arts

Upcoming November events in BU arts

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

November 9, 2016

Baker University Theater: 'The Journey of Everyman' Nov. 10-12 | 7:30 p.m. | Rice Auditorium Nov. 13 | 2 p.m. | Rice Auditorium The second and last Baker University theatrical production of the fall semester is entitled “The Journey of Everyman.” The play revolves around the character...

College Kitchen: Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Bars

College Kitchen: Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Bars

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

November 7, 2016

What you need: Butterscotch Chips Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix Vanilla Extract Apple Sauce Cup Baking Pan Non-stick cooking spray Paper Towels Directions Heat the oven to 400 F. Make Snickerdoodle cookie mix, following the packaging directions, except replace the Vegetable...

Quayle Bible exhibit features matriarchs from Genesis

Quayle Bible exhibit features matriarchs from Genesis

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

October 31, 2016

A new exhibit titled "More Than Matriarchs: Women in the Book of Genesis" is currently on display as a special exhibit of the Quayle Bible Collection in the Collins Library. The exhibit is open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through July 30, 2017. The exhibit is about important...