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Baldwin City Fitness opens downtown

Baldwin City Fitness opens downtown

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

May 3, 2017


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A new fitness center has opened in Baldwin City. Baldwin City Fitness opened its doors on April 1. It is owned by Scott White, Jodi White and Sarah Moore. "I knew there was a demand for a gym since the Baldwin City Athletic Club closed last summer," Scott White said. Baldwin City Fitness is...

KNBU-FM will soon transition to online only

KNBU-FM will soon transition to online only

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 26, 2017


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On May 15, Baker University's radio station, 89.7 KNBU-FM, will no longer be on the air. Instead, it will only be available to be streamed online. The BakerRadio.org website will be constructed during the summer and should be fully functional when classes resume in the fall. When any radio station...

Coming fall 2017: a new academic misconduct policy

Coming fall 2017: a new academic misconduct policy

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

April 24, 2017


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A new academic misconduct policy will go into effect in the fall 2017 semester. The policy was introduced in 2016 and has been on a trial period this semester. The policy was approved by Faculty Senate. It will involve the use of sanction points on a scale from zero to three, based on the severity...

Dialogos aims to celebrate students’ achievements

Dialogos aims to celebrate students’ achievements

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 24, 2017


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With classes canceled for Wednesday, April 26, students will be free to attend Dialogos, formally known as Scholars Symposium, to support their classmates who will be presenting their academic projects to faculty.

Faculty Senate approves public health major

Faculty Senate approves public health major

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

April 17, 2017


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A new exercise science major dedicated to public health will be added to the fall 2017 catalog. With the new major's recent approval from Faculty Senate, a two-year development process is close to its end. Director of Exercise Science Chris Todden said the addition of a public health major to the...

SigEp to host two philanthropic events on May 6

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 12, 2017


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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to show the rescheduled date for these SigEp events. Baker University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will host the 16th annual Spiking Out and the third annual Shave a SigEp events on May 6. Spiking Out is an all-day volleyball tournament that raises m...

Hot or Not: Is Tinder ruining lives?

Hot or Not: Is Tinder ruining lives?

Story by Rhonda Applegate

April 12, 2017


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It's 10 p.m. on a Saturday. One Baker student lies in bed trying to make plans to go out. Left swipe. Right swipe. Left, again. Blythe Smith, a transgender and gender neutral student at Baker University, is not trying to make plans with an acquaintance. Smith is looking for a new connection, through...

BU baseball takes 1 of 3 in first series

BU baseball takes 1 of 3 in first series

Story by Kelsey Epperson

April 12, 2017


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A come-from-behind victory in the seventh inning gave the Baker University baseball team its first win of the season in the team's home-opening series last weekend against the University of Saint Mary. But first, the Wildcats opened up the 2009 season Friday in one nine-inning game resulting in a 7...

Alpha Chi Omega raises domestic violence awareness

Story by Courtney Colin

April 11, 2017


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Pastel-colored facts about domestic violence line the walkways around campus. The chalk fades a little every night, but the words continue to make an impact. "Somewhere in the U.S. a woman is raped every two minutes," one reads. "Every day, at least three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends...

Reality Check: Are textbook prices really on the rise?

Reality Check: Are textbook prices really on the rise?

Story by Jessica Georgie and Sarah Baker

April 7, 2017


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The world looks very different in 2017 than it did in 1977. For instance, in 1977, Apple Inc. was just taking off, Tom Brady was born and the average annual cost of college tuition was $4,080. Now, 40 years later, Apple Inc. is one of the largest technology companies in the world, Tom Brady has five...

Water Wars competition heats up

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 5, 2017


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Look out, Baker students. Squirts of water will soon be flying around campus as the annual Water Wars starts on April 5. Water Wars is a competition sponsored by the Chapel Ambassadors. It has been a campus tradition for many years. Students who sign up receive another participant's picture via email...

Social media platforms evolve with millennials’ usage

Social media platforms evolve with millennials’ usage

Story by Annie Hanson

April 3, 2017


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Scrolling through social media is a part of most millennials’ daily routine. Some millennials learned how to use social media just a few years after they learned how to brush their teeth. Senior Rebecca Simkins skims social media routinely. “I definitely get on it immediately when I get up...