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Stacks on stacks…Scholarships that is

Stacks on stacks…Scholarships that is

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under News

Today, among the various issues that younger generations face in the U.S., student loans and college affordability rank high on the list. Currently, 97 percent of Baker students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants, and 70 percent of students receive participation awards, acc...

Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Athletes are put through a great deal of physical and emotional stress. Though participation in collegiate athletics is meant to be enjoyable, and is for many people, a student-athlete’s personal well-being can be put at risk. Among the many Baker Dialogos presentations was one that aimed to identify...

Sandcastle design: Larger than life

Sandcastle design: Larger than life

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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Sandcastle building is on a whole other level for freshman Max Hovorka. The sandcastle building that this Baker student indulges in is not the average beach-side leisure sandcastle. Hovorka was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. Some of his best childhood memories were spent  around an hour away in ...

Student Senate sees active campaigning: Two students race for student body president

Student Senate sees active campaigning: Two students race for student body president

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


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For the first time in several years, two Baker students actively campaigned for the student body president position this April, reflecting a renewed enthusiasm for school politics. The candidates, junior Caroline Birt and sophomore Jasmine White, each took their own campaign approach. Birt stated that he...

Quest course influences student writing

Quest course influences student writing

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

May 7, 2019


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Most college courses would not consider books written in the comic style to be literature. However, Associate Professor of English Joanne Janssen incorporates this into her Quest 212 course. She said she made this decision so that students would be more excited about the assigned reading throughout th...

Student volunteers with special needs children through SOAR

Student volunteers with special needs children through SOAR

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Sophomore Tarren Bingham spends a portion of his free time volunteering with the special needs population through Special Opportunities Abilities and Relationships (SOAR) at Grace Church with campuses in Overland Park and Olathe. He became connected through his mother’s career as a special needs parap...

Letter to the editor: Facts missing on Day of Giving piece

Letter to the editor: Facts missing on Day of Giving piece

Story by Rachel Shuck

May 2, 2019


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April 16, 2018 Dear Editor, I am writing today in response to the latest staff editorial “Day of Giving faces mixed reviews.” As the staff member charged with planning this event, a Baker University graduate with a mass media degree, and the former editor-in-chief of the Baker Orange newspaper,...

Baker adds eSports team

Baker adds eSports team

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The athletic department announced the addition of an eSports team to enter Baker’s Fall 2019 sports roster. eSports is a relatively new, up-and-coming sport where athletes compete against each other in video games. It will be offered as a co-ed varsity scholarship-eligible sport just like any other...

Billionaire pledges to protect the environment

Billionaire pledges to protect the environment

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 17, 2019


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Hansjörg Wyss, an 83 year-old Wyoming resident born in Switzerland, pledged to protect 30 percent of Earth’s surfaces by the year 2030. Wyss made this pledge in November 2018, but it has recently been gaining large amounts of attention from media sources. Wyss plans to target the globe’s most dama...

Campus safety videos in the works

Campus safety videos in the works

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Baker University is producing its first-ever safety training videos created by students and featuring student actors. Student Senate kick-started the production in late January of this year. A team of students will be making three videos to demonstrate campus safety, including fire evacuation, tornad...

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 10, 2019


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Director of Career Services Susan Wade has been a part of the Baker community for 16 years. Wade will be retiring at the end of June and will be off campus several weeks prior to that. She said there were a variety of factors that influenced her decision, including friends, family, finances and energy. ...

Mungano hosts women’s panel

Mungano hosts women’s panel

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

March 19, 2019


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Mungano hosted a Women’s Panel on March 4. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy Russell, Instructor of Business and Economics Paulette Schwerdt, Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma and Associate Director of Admissions Delynia Brown regarding the pos...