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Spring Fest kicks off with Todden’s last lecture

Spring Fest kicks off with Todden’s last lecture

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 20, 2017


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Over the next couple of weeks, the Baker University Student Activities Council will be holding Spring Fest. Instead of having Spring Fest all in one week as it has been in the past, this year it is spread out so that students can have more opportunities to attend the events. “Spring Fest is a celebration...

Study drug: a quick fix with harmful consequences

Study drug: a quick fix with harmful consequences

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

March 20, 2017


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Madison Armoneit lay still on the bathroom floor of her lecture hall. Her body had begun to shut down from days without sleep or food, her heart rate was dangerously slow, and her blood count was severely depleted. She woke up to her sorority sisters standing above her in fear and disbelief, completely...

Millennials are shifting away from traditional religion

Millennials are shifting away from traditional religion

Story by Rob Dawdy

March 20, 2017


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At the age of 13, I was confirmed into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I attended a private Lutheran high school, and now I go to a private Methodist college, which may seem surprising considering I've never really been religious. The questions of God and the afterlife just don't seem as important...

New Harlaxton sashes will appear at May graduation

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 8, 2017


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When graduating seniors walk across the Collins Center stage, wide arrays of regalia line their necks - from honor cords to medallions and stoles - graduates display their academic achievements and experiences. This year will feature a new sash only available to students who studied abroad at Harlaxton...

The reality of spring break

The reality of spring break

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

March 8, 2017


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(Transcript of audio) As a high school student I always wondered what it was like to go on spring break in college. Especially since MTV’s “Spring Break Special,” the shenanigans of South Padre Island, Texas, and movies like “Spring Breakers” reached the height of their popularity d...

Visiting biology professor will take full-time position

Visiting biology professor will take full-time position

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 4, 2017


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Visiting Professor of Biology Danielle Hemingson is no longer just a visitor on the BU campus. “I really have enjoyed teaching and being in the classroom,” Hemingson said. “I really like our lab experience a lot, but just being at Baker itself is like a small family community all in one little...

Cat naps: More than half of BU students regularly take naps

Cat naps: More than half of BU students regularly take naps

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


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If students needed a better reason to nap, they will soon have it with National Napping Day on March 13, the Monday of spring break. On a typical day, more Baker students are napping than the average percentage of adults napping in the United States. In an informal survey of 100 BU students, more...

Faculty Senate votes to eliminate art history major

Faculty Senate votes to eliminate art history major

Story by Krista Porter

March 1, 2017


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Faculty Senate has voted to eliminate the art history major and minor, although art history classes will still be offered. The decision, which was made at the Feb. 21 meeting, now goes forward for administrative approval. With only 25 art history graduates in the past 10 years, according to the 2015-16...

Academic path differs for pre-nursing students

Academic path differs for pre-nursing students

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

February 28, 2017


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For most Baker students, spending four years at the Baldwin City campus is a given; however, for pre-nursing students, it is a different story. Most of them will spend two years on the Baldwin City campus and then move to the Baker School of Nursing, which is in Topeka. “You need to make the most...

Rice Auditorium will get a facelift this year

Rice Auditorium will get a facelift this year

Story by Angela Bober and Sarah Baker

February 27, 2017


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Now that Baker University has received a $300,000 donation from the Sunderland Foundation specifically for the renovation of Rice Auditorium, specific planning is underway for the project. The three-phase renovation project will include improvements and upgrades to the seating, stage, storage areas,...

Panhellenic Board wins two awards at conference

Panhellenic Board wins two awards at conference

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

February 27, 2017


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Baker University's Panhellenic Board has won two awards from the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values. Assistant Director of Student Life Josh Doak recently attended the AFLV conference in Indianapolis along with five students: sorority members Caringtyn Julian, Taylor Swartzendruber and...

History professor has history with Baker

History professor has history with Baker

Story by Alex Fortuna

February 20, 2017


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In 1997, Baker University needed a temporary history teacher for the upcoming school year. That’s when a Baldwin City native, John Richards, who had attended Baker for a brief time as a student, brought his knowledge and love for history to Baker by agreeing to take the job. Almost 20 years have...