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Baker University has been founded on United States history, but five unique spots on campus have especially important stories to tell.

Baker University is founded in history

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Every structure found on Baker University's campus holds some form of historical impact. However, there are some special buildings that have an even vaster importance. Some of these include Parmenter Hall,...

Freshman Trinity Gilbert with her personalized Baker canvas that she created at the event.

SAC Study Break eases finals stress

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer May 20, 2021

Kaitlyn Powell started as Baker University's new Assistant Director of Student Activities on May 3.

Baker University welcomes Kaitlyn Powell as new Assistant Director of Student Activities

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Baker University welcomed Kaitlyn Powell to the Baker family on May 3. Powell is the newest addition to the student life team, fulfilling the role of Assistant Director of Student Activities. Starting...

With Baker's new concurrent credit opportunities, select high school students will now be able to earn college credits at a reduced rate.

Concurrent Credit Partnership prepares high school students for college

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

High school districts all across Kansas are joining in with Baker University to give high school students a taste of college academics. The Baker University Concurrent Credit Partnership (CCP) gives...

The Word with Max Dutton – May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

In the final Word episode of the semester, we cover student opinions of the COVID vaccine, get a closer look at Shadow the "campus cat", cover the stories the staff writers did this week with the Baker...

The new mural downtown is designed with Baker's student life in mind.

Baldwin City mural committee plans murals to promote tourism

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

In 2017, the Baldwin City mural committee was formed to help promote tourism and increase economic activity. A new mural depicting the history of Baker University is planned to be the latest addition to...

PACE Project Coordinator Rachel Gadd-Nelson and STAAC Support Group Advocate AJ Gonzales listen to a student's account of their experience with self care at Empower.

Listen, Believe, Care: Baker tackles sexual assault

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, a time dedicated to raising awareness for and preventing the issue of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. In light of this, Baker Rallies Against...

Baker University President Lynne Murray lights a candle at the event.

“A Night of Unity” highlights race and ethnicity issue awareness

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Baker University’s Total Equality Alliance (TEA), Mungano, Molcajete and Baker University President Lynne Murray’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion working group initiative teamed up with Baker’s...

Derek Chauvin receives a guilty verdict on murder charges, emphasizing the issues associated with police brutality.

Baker University community reflects on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

When Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, the nation erupted. Floyd pleaded for air underneath Chauvin’s knee, as he repeatedly...

Baker's newest student organization allows participants to build their own rockets and learn more about the subject.

Rocketry Club brings new opportunities to campus life

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

Baker University has added a new opportunity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students and those interested in such fields. The addition of the Rocketry Club will allow students to...

Physical Education major Patricia Moore (left) and Musical Education major Kara Smith (right) win the 2021 Teacher of Promise Award.

Students recognized as teachers of promise

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

Every year, the Kansas Department of Education invites every university with a teacher preparation program to choose two students to be awarded the “Teachers of Promise” award.  Students who receive...

The Word with Max Dutton – Apr. 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Welcome back to The Word. On this week’s episode, we cover Baker’s newly updated spectator policy, go through the Baker news rundown and end with the 2-Minute Drill.

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