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Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

Maple Leaf Festival provides vendors the opportunity to sell their products and for companies to make connections with locals. The yearly festival has activities for the kids such as petting zoo and vendors for parents.

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Alex Fortuna

October 24, 2018

The 61st annual Maple Leaf Festival brings thousands of visitors looking to enjoy the many vendors that come and show off their goods. The Festival is always held on the third full weekend in October in hopes to capture the perfect blend of fall colors that cover a majority of Baldwin City. The weekend...

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Cole Briggs hits a putt for birdie on the 3rd hole. Briggs recorded an 80 during round one of the Baker Invitational at Eagle Bend golf course in Lawrence.

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018

The men's golf team entered their last tournament with a strong finish at the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats had great performances from Juniors Payton Ruder and Dawson Dykes helping the Wildcats finish 3rd at the Baker Invitational on Oct. 17-18. The Wildcats would post a team score of 629, falling...

Annual Zombie walk held in Lawrence

Dayton(left) and Brandon(right) Clevenger use their halloween outfits early this year at the annual Zombie Walk on Oct. 18 in Lawrence.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

October 24, 2018

The 12th annual Zombie walk was held this week in Lawrence. The walk encourages people to dress up as a zombie and walk or drag themselves down Massachusetts St. as onlookers admire some of the detailed costumes of those participating. The event is family friendly with many kids in costume walking with...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Freshman Don Hammers and the Wildcats stare down their rival, Benedictine College from inside an inflatable helmet as they enter Liston Stadium.

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...

Men’s soccer takes on University of Northwestern Ohio

Midfielders, Jordan Lake and Jordan Gomez-Nix discuss strategy after a water break in their matchup against No. 25 University of Northwestern Ohio.

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

September 5, 2018

The Baker Wildcats finished the Labor Day Classic with a matchup on Monday against the University of Northwestern Ohio at Liston Stadium. The Wildcats would fight their way to a 2-0 victory over UNOH ending the weekend with a 2-0 record. This moves the team to solid 5-0 start to the 2018-2019 season.     ...

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Senior Michael Riddle extends his leg over a hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles at the Heart meet. Riddle claimed seventh place in the 110 meter hurdles and and fourth in the 400 meter hurdles later the same day.

May 10, 2018

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

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Second baseman Hannah Flynn dives for an infield ground ball against Evangel University on April 17. The 'Cats split the doubleheader.

April 25, 2018

Softball continues winning trend against Grand View

Alexis Korte sends a pitch toward a Grand View batter. Korte was the starting pitcher for the second game and threw for four innings. Korte allowed Grand View's only three runs on the way to a 5-3 Baker victory.

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

March 29, 2018

Greek Week unites Greek community

Team Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Sigma (left) compete against team Delta Delta Delta and Sigma Phi Epsilon (right) in the flip cup challenge at Greek Games on March 20. Team ZTA and Kappa Sigma raced to a first place finish.

March 29, 2018

The Greek community came together the week of March 19-23 for Greek Week. Activities included Letter Check-in, the Last Lecture by Molly Anderson, Greek Games, Greek Sing, Mr. BU and a Block Party. There was also a social media challenge and service opportunities throughout the week. Delta Delta D...

‘The Trojan Women’ explores traditional female roles

Freshman Kristina Taylor plays Cassandra in the production of

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

March 27, 2018