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Nick Goodman: His City Council campaign

Nick Goodman: His City Council campaign

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

November 20, 2019

When Residence Director Nicholas Goodman applied to run for City Council of Baldwin City in Jan. 2019, no one else had applied, so he decided to rise to the occasion. Right as the deadline was approaching in May 2019, six other people applied. With only three spots open, this made his competition insta...

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Esports is rapidly growing in popularity. According to CNN, 380 million people worldwide are watching Esports this year. Additionally, by 2020, Esports broadcasts will be the second most popular sport for Americans to watch; second only to football. CNN states that more than 50 colleges have var...

Interterm offers new classes

Interterm offers new classes

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2019

As the Fall semester draws to a close it becomes time for Baker University students to sign up for Interterm classes. The upcoming 2020 Interterm experience offers a variety of classes for students to choose from—both on campus and abroad. While there are the usual trips to Amsterdam and Costa Rica,...

Disney releases new streaming service, “Disney+”

Disney releases new streaming service, “Disney+”

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 12, Disney released its much-anticipated streaming service; Disney+. Not only will Disney+ include popular originals such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Pinocchio," and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," but it will also include more recent live-action films and new Disney original movies and shows. Since Disney own...

Administration adopts chatbot to improve retention

Administration adopts chatbot to improve retention

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Claudia and Caroline Recchi are Italian sisters who, while living in New York in 2018, invented a resourceful mechanism with college students in mind. Edsights uses “research-backed chats to engage and help students over text message,” according to the official Edsights website. In doing so, it collects...

Registration frustration upsets students

Registration frustration upsets students

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 28, Baker students received an email from the registrar’s office in regard to students enrolling early. According to the all campus email from Ruth Miller, only honors students and senior level students who have accrued more than 98 credit hours were supposed to enroll on the first day of registration,...

Baker hosts psychology conference

Baker hosts psychology conference

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Baker University hosted the 2019 PERK Psychology Conference on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The PERK conference, which stands for Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas, was held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and at Baker University at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov....

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Popular Youtube creators Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star have collaborated to release a makeup collection inspired by Dawson and his content. Star’s company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics released the Shane Dawson Conspiracy collection earlier today. Website activity was so large at launch that Star's website...

PACE program to increase sexual assault awareness

PACE program to increase sexual assault awareness

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 29, 2019

Baker University has received a $300,000 government grant from the United States Department of Justice to implement a Prevention Awareness and Campus Education (PACE) project surrounding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking (SADDVS). The goals of this program are to reduce...

Baker students meet internet sensation Mason Ramsey

Baker students meet internet sensation Mason Ramsey

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

“It’s all happened so fast, but it’s been amazing” Mason Ramsey said, describing his transition from performing in Walmart to going on a nationwide tour. Ramsey is currently touring the United States for his “How’s Your Girl & How’s Your Family Pt. 2” tour. The tour, which has stops...

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

For nearly 10 years, The Alumni Center has been a feature of Baker University. Now, it will become a permanent feature as Baker University enters a two-year lease-to-own agreement. Danielle Jones Rease, vice president of advancement for Baker University, said the university has been finalizing its’...

Campus fights chlamydia outbreak

Campus fights chlamydia outbreak

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2019

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are shown to be at their highest in college-aged individuals. In the case of the commonly-known disease chlamydia, this is especially true. At Baker University in particular, there has been a significant rise in cases of chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 1,06...