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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...

133 Coffee creates a gathering place

133 Coffee creates a gathering place

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2019


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A gathering place and second home for Baker students and members of the community is what the owners of Baldwin’s newest coffee shop, 133 Coffee, aim to create. “We view coffee as a way to gather and bring people together,” Owner and Baldwin City local Maggie Swanson said. Swanson, 20, owns the qu...

Lawrence High School confiscates guns

Lawrence High School confiscates guns

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

March 19, 2019


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A gun was found in a bookbag at Lawrence High School on Feb. 12. This was the second time in less than a week that LHS administration found a pupil in possession of a firearm. USD 497 saw four other incidents involving weapons at school during the academic year, one of which involved the sale of fi...

Students question abbreviated snow day schedule

Students question abbreviated snow day schedule

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


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Baker’s campus has experienced a slew of winter weather and several cancellations this past semester. One of the most recent occurrences of inclement weather on the night of Feb. 19 left many students and faculty frustrated with the solution of a delayed and shortened schedule the following day. The...

University allots seniors eight tickets for May commencement

University allots seniors eight tickets for May commencement

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 18, 2019


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Baker University made an announcement on Feb. 12 that this year’s commencement ceremony will follow strict fire code regulations. In order to comply with these safety precautions, all May 2019 graduates are allowed only eight tickets each to distribute to family and friends who wish to attend the ceremon...

Rogers starts successful moving company

Rogers starts successful moving company

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

March 18, 2019


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Most students opt to spend their summers working, completing an internship or training for sports. But sophomore Chandler Rogers has spent his summers managing a fully licensed and insured moving company he created in 2016, Help-U-Move LLC. The company is based out of Topeka, Kansas, and serves a 100-...

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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More than 400 students are still texting in a group chat, raving about the empowering weekend they had together. Friendships were made between young adults who may never see each other again but created a bond from their similarities. This year, the 42nd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Go...

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Story by Jenna Black, Lily Stephens and Isabel Ashley, Editor, Multimedia/A&E Editor and Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


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Mungano, Baker’s student-run diversity organization and Student Activities Council partnered again to sponsor a diversity lecture by Free Hugs Project founder Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. on Feb. 5 in Rice Auditorium. Nwadike took the stage to present his message of peace to students in his iconic “Free Hugs” ...

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019


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Baker saw a change in the format of professor evaluations during the Fall 2018 semester. Previously, students had been required to fill out a paper evaluation form during class time for each course. Now, the University has switched to an online evaluation form completed by students at any time during ...

Sorority women attend Panhellenic Conference

Sorority women attend Panhellenic Conference

Story by Maya Hodson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Founded on May 24, 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference was created to gather Panhellenic women from Greek life communities across the country to be informed on new Panhellenic policies, practice for executive positions and learn new ways to promote Panhellenic spirit on campus. Panhellenic is...

University Instagram account hacked

University Instagram account hacked

Story by Sydney Boaz, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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To celebrate the ringing in of a new year, Baker University’s Instagram account surprised its followers with shocking pictures. As students began to report back to campus, the surprise posts gave the start of Interterm a light and comical tone. With one of the photos featuring a provocative image...

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia/A&E Editor

February 15, 2019


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While the Midwest was in the middle of a polar vortex, University Minister Reverend Kevin Hopkins was enjoying the summer temperatures at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. While that only means around 20 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it is much warmer than this month's 1-degree day. Since leaving...