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Irwin Hall residents were evacuated late Monday night as the Baldwin City volunteer Fire Department responded to the call. A seizure was reported around the time and location of the evacuation. It is unknown whether or not the two incidents are related.

Series of fire alarms lead to several evacuations

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor September 8, 2021

Over the course of the long weekend, Baker University residence halls faced a series of unrelated fire alarm evacuations. On Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, students were evacuated for various amounts...

Baker implements new academic advising process

Baker implements new academic advising process

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer September 8, 2021

The Fall 2021 semester marks the implementation of a new academic advising process at Baker University. Interested faculty members can be trained to serve as academic advisors for students. Most freshmen...

The common spaces and suites of Irwin Hall were renovated over the summer, receiving new carpet, paint, and furniture.

Irwin Hall undergoes summer renovations

Story by Hunter Finerty and Kinsley Alley September 7, 2021

  This summer, while many students and faculty enjoyed their summers away from campus, a major renovation project was underway at Irwin Hall. Completed in just three weeks, the renovation included...

Baker University is doing their part in slowing the spread of the pandemic by offering free Covid-19 vaccinations.

Baker University hosts more COVID-19 vaccination clinics, with the rise of the delta variant

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer August 26, 2021

Baker University has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to offer students and Baldwin City residents the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free. Shortly after the COVID-19...

Bill Bridges and Dale Knepper of Bubba & The Boys Barbeque prepare a pulled pork sandwich for a customer. Bridges and Knepper have competed at a variety of locations around the Baldwin City area including Paola, Gardner, Olathe, Lansing and more.

Baldwin City hosts Smoke on the Bricks

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor August 23, 2021

Smoke on the Bricks is the annual barbeque competition sponsored by Rice Precision in Baldwin City. This year was the third year for the event. Teams set up food trucks and tents as early as 9 a.m. on...

Baker University has been founded on United States history, but five unique spots on campus have especially important stories to tell.

Baker University is founded in history

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Every structure found on Baker University's campus holds some form of historical impact. However, there are some special buildings that have an even vaster importance. Some of these include Parmenter Hall,...

Freshman Trinity Gilbert with her personalized Baker canvas that she created at the event.

SAC Study Break eases finals stress

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer May 20, 2021

Kaitlyn Powell started as Baker Universitys new Assistant Director of Student Activities on May 3.

Baker University welcomes Kaitlyn Powell as new Assistant Director of Student Activities

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Baker University welcomed Kaitlyn Powell to the Baker family on May 3. Powell is the newest addition to the student life team, fulfilling the role of Assistant Director of Student Activities. Starting...

With Bakers new concurrent credit opportunities, select high school students will now be able to earn college credits at a reduced rate.

Concurrent Credit Partnership prepares high school students for college

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

High school districts all across Kansas are joining in with Baker University to give high school students a taste of college academics. The Baker University Concurrent Credit Partnership (CCP) gives...

The Word with Max Dutton – May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

In the final Word episode of the semester, we cover student opinions of the COVID vaccine, get a closer look at Shadow the "campus cat", cover the stories the staff writers did this week with the Baker...

The new mural downtown is designed with Bakers student life in mind.

Baldwin City mural committee plans murals to promote tourism

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

In 2017, the Baldwin City mural committee was formed to help promote tourism and increase economic activity. A new mural depicting the history of Baker University is planned to be the latest addition to...

PACE Project Coordinator Rachel Gadd-Nelson and STAAC Support Group Advocate AJ Gonzales listen to a students account of their experience with self care at Empower.

Listen, Believe, Care: Baker tackles sexual assault

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, a time dedicated to raising awareness for and preventing the issue of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. In light of this, Baker Rallies Against...

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