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How to prepare for the suffering US job market, according to career services director

How to prepare for the suffering US job market, according to career services director

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 14, 2020

The recent COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have created a slew of consequences across the globe, including an unprecedented toll on the US economy and job market. In the past three weeks, over sixteen million Americans have filed unemployment claims, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has predicted a 32.1% une...

Local healthy lifestyle business hires Baker student workers

The founder of Mindfully Made, Carol Bahr, works on High Street in Antiques on the Prairie to create Elderberry preparation.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Mindfully Made is a company founded by Carol Bahr, whose passion is to make products that will help nourish the body both inside and out. One of her most popular products, Elderberry preparation, is known to have many healing properties. According to Bahr, Elderberry is a non-specific immune enhancer,...

Tri Delta receives house blueprints after 25 years

Junior Kaylee Smith, current president of the Baker University Delta Delta Delta sorority, holds up the original blueprints for the house. The blueprints were uncovered recently and are a memorable historical find for the members of the house.

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The Baker University archives hold the extensive history of Baker, the first university founded in the state of Kansas in 1858. This includes information from each historic building to the Greek houses found on campus. The sorority Delta Delta Delta located on 816 Fremont St. recently received the origi...

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Maya Hodison

March 22, 2020

Baker University will no longer be holding in-person classes on campus for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An email from President Dr. Lynne Murray was sent out on the afternoon of March 20 that explained to students what this means. “The decisions were incredibly...

NAIA announces spring sport cancellations


Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NAIA announced  that the remainder of the 2020 spring sports season has been canceled, effectively immediately. Previously, the Heart of America Athletic Conference made the decision to suspend competition through March 30. But the announcement from the NAI...

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Emma Howard

March 13, 2020

On the afternoon of  March 12 the Heart of America announced that effective immediately all winter championship events, and championships currently underway, are to be canceled. This affects many of the remaining spring sports' seasons including bowling, softball, baseball, dance and track and field. The...

What is Baker’s plan for COVID-19?

What is Baker's plan for COVID-19?

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States has generated many questions about how Baker University will handle the scheduling of classes after spring break. On March 12 President Lynne Murray, the Executive Cabinet and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy...

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Harlaxton College is located outside of Grantham, England. On March 11, the school held a forum where they announced that students must vacate the manor by March 18.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

In a March 11 forum held regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all students currently studying abroad at Harlaxton College learned they will be removed from the manor by March 18 and were highly recommended they return to their homes in the United States. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made...

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

This is the largest group of All-American dancers the Baker dance team has ever had in a single year in Baker history.

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will have competed in eight competitions by the end of the season. When asked about the team’s success, Coach...

Campus fights wave of sickness

With the Norovirus outbreak on campus, the Baker cafeteria has taken precaution by individualizing meals and utensils in hope of avoiding further contamination among students.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

March 8, 2020

With concerns of covid-19 increasing in the country, there are other illnesses that students at Baker University need to be aware of this season. With a confirmed case of norovirus and rising concerns over influenza, there are several preventative measures students should know to prevent the spread...

Democratic Primary sparks student opinion

The Democratic primary continues with Bernie Sanders leading the pact. Sanders sits at 45 delegates, ahead of Pete Buttigieg with 25.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The race for the Democratic Party’s Nomination for the 2020 Presidential Election will be almost over by the time Kansans have the chance to cast their ballots. Most of the delegates would have been selected and the field will have narrowed even further. But, even with the later date of the primaries...

Here’s what’s up with Baker’s WiFi

Here's what's up with Baker's WiFi

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 28, 2020

For this weekly news feature, news editor Isabel Ashley met with Stevie Walborn, director of information technology at Baker to learn more about the recent WiFi outages, as well as met with students to hear their opinions on the issue. ...