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Editors review new library furniture

Editors review new library furniture

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

Our Multimedia Editor, Lily Stephens, and Photo Editor, Jenna Black, reviewed the new library furniture located on the second floor of Collins Library. The library staff wants feedback from students on how they feel about the new furniture possibly being added permanently. Watch as they show the different...

NERDs program prepares students for college

NERDs program prepares students for college

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

June 27, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

The NERDs program at Baker University looks to flip the script on generic summer courses. Soon-to-be seniors in high school and incoming college freshmen can ease their transition while earning academic credit and learning leadership skills. What was once known as the Summer Bridge Program, first...

The online evolution of Baker University sports

The online evolution of Baker University sports

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

June 20, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

In the past few years, Baker University has significantly improved its online live streaming with sporting events so families, friends and even some former players can watch all of the action. For example, Kyle Pattrick, a Baker graduate who played on the baseball team, likes to watch the live streams...

Some BU students live gluten-free lives

Some BU students live gluten-free lives

Story by Brittney Diehm

June 20, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

During the summer of 2014, Baker University soccer player Katie Hibbeler had knee surgery. She returned to play soccer in the fall but continued to have knee problems. She was unable to play because of extreme pain. Hibbeler’s doctors prescribed her many different pain medicines, but nothing seemed...

Offseason underway for BU athletes

Offseason underway for BU athletes

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

June 6, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

A typical summer morning for baseball pitcher Gage Keisling starts with 30 minutes of yoga before a breakfast full of protein and nutrients that will last him through the day. After breakfast it’s off to the gym, where cardio, lifting and an abs workout are on the to-do list. Once he’s finished...

Baker student discusses extreme fear of ticks

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

June 6, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

Sometimes she can feel it on her arm, leg, back, neck and hair. She wants to dig a hole into her arm, trying to scratch it away, but it’s not really there. Junior Caylea Syler experiences anxiety when she thinks about a tiny parasite like a tick. “I try not to talk about them or encounter them...

Track teams ready for conference meet

Story by Levi, Writer

May 3, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

After hosting the second annual Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on Saturday at Liston Stadium, the BU track & field team is now preparing for the Heart of America Athletic Conference championships May 6-7 in Des Moines, Iowa. The men’s team will be going for a sixth straight outdoor conference title,...

Baseball clinches spot in conference tournament

Baseball clinches spot in conference tournament

Story by Chad

April 28, 2016


Filed under Multimedia

The Baker University baseball team has clinched a spot in the Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament after splitting a four-game series with Evangel University. “It’s good to be back after missing out on conference last year,” senior Gabe Greenbaum said. The Wildcats̵...

Gloria Atanmo returns to BU for book tour

Gloria Atanmo returns to BU for book tour

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia

Who knew that traveling around the world could bring a stable and fulfilling career? Baker alumna Gloria Atanmo visited Baker last week to share her recent adventures and celebrate the release of her book From Excuses to Excursions: How I Started Traveling the World. She spoke to a mass media class on...

Bernie Sanders’ visit to KC draws passionate crowd

Bernie Sanders’ visit to KC draws passionate crowd

Story by Madison Dispensa, Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, News

Kansas City "felt the Bern" on Wednesday at the Kansas City Convention Center. Arriving late to his own event, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared at 1:15 p.m., saying the delay was caused by thousands of supporters still trying to burst through the doors as the rally was beginning. Of...

Local church hosts Fish Fry Fridays during Lent

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, News

Annunciation Catholic Church has been organizing Fish Fry Fridays for approximately 15 years. They are held every other Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. The next two Fish Fries will be on March 11. Lent is a 40-day-long period before Easter when Catholics "are trying to focus on the facts that...

Karl Konzi helps define ‘swag’ on campus

Karl Konzi helps define ‘swag’ on campus

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Voices

Some students wake up and put on whatever is quickest or near the cleaner pile of clothes. Others wake up an hour early, find the perfect shirt, pants, shoes, jewelry, hairstyle or hat and go to class. These better-dressed students have what their peers call “swag.” Sophomore Karl Konzi may be...