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Drunkorexia: A new trend on college campuses

Drunkorexia: A new trend on college campuses

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 22, 2018


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Drunkorexia is a term many college students are probably not familiar with. However, they might be familiar with the behavior that constitutes with being a drunkorexic. The definition of drunkorexia states that this issue involves both substance abuse and binge drinking among college-aged women and...

Sophomore advocates for violence awareness

Sophomore advocates for violence awareness

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

March 22, 2018


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A three-day event is planned for March 21-23 by sophomore Chloe Rodenbeek to bring awareness to different types of violence and how to identify false information. The conversation for an event like this began when Professor of Sociology Tim Buzzell had a class discussion during his criminology class...

Lockdown policy implemented for students’ safety

Lockdown policy implemented for students’ safety

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

March 20, 2018


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Due to recent events, it is important that students are aware of the university’s lockdown policy. Although Baker has a relatively low crime rate overall, particularly for crimes that would require a lockdown, students should be aware of what to do if a situation arises that causes the policy to be ...

Riley Swickard: A fitness journey

Riley Swickard: A fitness journey

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 20, 2018


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Female bodybuilding: A serious sport that is sometimes overshadowed by male bodybuilding, but sophomore Riley Swickard decided to take on this obscure world. Swickard began a fitness journey in 2015 that would lead her to perform in a bodybuilding show, find a passion for health and fitness, and to a crea...

iLead initiates cultural awareness conversations

iLead initiates cultural awareness conversations

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 19, 2018


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Fourteen Baker students recently had the chance to participate in a diversity and inclusion-based retreat known as iLead. This two-day event provided participants with the opportunity to discuss topics including privilege, social constraints and possible diversity and inclusion improvements at Baker. As one...

Quest taught with primary texts

Quest taught with primary texts

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

March 19, 2018


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“People of the Book” is the title of a Quest course that focuses on the analysis of primary texts. This course gives students an opportunity to read an author’s original work, rather than the author’s text cited in a textbook. The primary texts course came to Baker when Dr. Glenn Swogger, t...

Smile stones are hidden around campus

Smile stones are hidden around campus

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

March 6, 2018


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"Smile Stones" are a new trend on Baker's campus. They are painted stones hidden around campus for students to find. The first stones were painted and hidden around campus by an unknown individual. Each stone has a unique design, including a smiley face, a rainbow and a heart. The official Baker...

Powering through the sophomore slump

Powering through the sophomore slump

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

February 28, 2018


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The sophomore slump. Connected with exhaustion, low GPA’s and lack of motivation, it wreaks havoc on entire campuses. This year is no different, but there is hope in defeating the slump and making it to junior year. Sophomore Carrington Ream has had a rough experience with the slump this year. ...

Professor couple runs marathons together

Professor couple runs marathons together

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

February 21, 2018


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Ryan Gibb, assistant professor of international studies, and Keke Gibb, visiting assistant professor of biology, are one of the many professor couples on Bakers campus. However, what makes them unique is their dedication to running marathons all around the world. Keke began running at age 11 when cross coun...

Greek awards recognize FSL achievements

Greek awards recognize FSL achievements

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

February 21, 2018


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The 2017 Greek Awards were held on Feb. 11 in Rice Auditorium. The Greek Awards recognize fraternity and sorority chapters on campus for their accomplishments in various categories. The awards are usually held at the end of Baker’s Greek Week, but Assistant Director of Student Life Josh Doak decided to ...

Daryl Davis: Music, racism and the KKK

Daryl Davis: Music, racism and the KKK

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

February 17, 2018


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Not many black men can say they have attended Ku Klux Klan rallies as a guest of a member of the organization, but Daryl Davis can. At age 10, Davis had never heard the word “racism”. He had moved around to various foreign countries with his parents and had always been around children of other races...

Next step: Oxford

Next step: Oxford

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

February 17, 2018


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For many students, handling the challenges and work that come with a college education is hard enough, but for senior Brenda McCollum, schoolwork is just one of the many priorities she handles every day. In addition to majoring in history and international studies, and minoring in political studies ...