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The color in cosmetics: fifty shades of brown

The color in cosmetics: fifty shades of brown

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

April 3, 2017


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The African American community takes up nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population and according to the U.S Census Bureau, by the mid 2040s, the majority of the population will be minorities. The makeup industry, however, struggles to produce enough products that cater to skin tones of women of color. According...

Big Event to inspire students to volunteer in Baldwin City

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 29, 2017


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Baker students will have the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in the Big Event on April 22. The Big Event is a day of volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, Midland Railway, Rainbow Experience Preschool, Homespun Hill Farm, Worden United Methodist Church and United Way of...

Interterm to include summer travel options

Interterm to include summer travel options

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

March 29, 2017


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Baker students will soon have the option to enroll in a summer travel interterm, and freshmen will no longer be required to take an interterm in their first year at Baker. Faculty Senate has approved these changes, which will now be submitted for administrative approval. For the past two years, Faculty...

TEA brings gender-inclusive restrooms to BU’s campus

TEA brings gender-inclusive restrooms to BU’s campus

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

March 27, 2017


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Director of Diversity and Inclusion Teresa Clounch, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Nicholaus Pumphrey and senior Brittney Harmon placed gender-inclusive restroom signs over the specific gender signs of several single-stalled restrooms around Baker’s campus in early March. With the backing...

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...