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A special kind of superhero

A special kind of superhero

May 4, 2006


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Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... OK, no. He looks nothing like a bird or a plane. And, with an orange polo and khaki shorts instead of a cape, he probably can't fly. But Baldwin City resident Ande Parks is very familiar with those who can. In fact, Parks has spent the last 20-p...

Infomercials entertaining

Story by Trenton Keim

May 4, 2006


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I love infomercials. I say this with pride, as not only do they aid with my insomnia, but they also are masters in marketing. They allow an individual a chance to see new and questionable products available for purchase, enabling the economy and nation we live in to keep truckin'. The great thing a...

Roman celebration planned by BVLLA

May 4, 2006


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The Baker University Lifeless Language Association will be hosting a Circus Maximus event Saturday in the Collins Center parking lot. The events will begin with a chariot race using Radio Flyer wagons at 1 p.m. Other events include a foot race at 2 p.m. and a gladitorial fight at 3 p.m. Teams of fou...

Drama queens (and kings)

Drama queens (and kings)

May 4, 2006


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Five students were scheduled to join Alpha Psi Omega, Baker University's honorary theater society, Thursday to complete the society's initiation week. Sophomore Ashley Pike said she was extremely honored to receive a bid for initiation. "I'm excited to be involved," Pike said. "It's great to be i...

Students to enroll in BU summer school

Story by Kyle Ferrell

May 4, 2006


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While some Baker University students kick up their feet and relax this summer, many will be continuing their education for a couple of months as they enroll in a number of summer school courses. Director of Records Ruth Miller said she still expects many more students to enroll. "There are currently...

Jacob Lawrence to present art show at BU during Baldwin civil war event

Story by Lesley Gill

May 4, 2006


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This summer Baker University's Holt/Russell Gallery will be home to an exhibit by artist Jacob Lawrence. The exhibit consists of Lawrence's "The John Brown Series" which are 22 prints organized by the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Professor of Art Walt Bail...

Baldwin course bought by city

Baldwin course bought by city

May 4, 2006


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In this sleepy little town, in a sleepy part of the country, there is a place far too few people know about. A place that better resembles a plot of undeveloped land, where even the most untalented of athletes can venture to on a sunny day. Around a corner, on a street down an alley, tucked in bet...

Concerns about recruitment

Concerns about recruitment

May 4, 2006


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Panhellenic met Monday as a "full council" to discuss recruitment, said Director of Student Activities Shelby Coxon. "Two or three times a year, we get together," Coxon said. "Each chapter sends their adviser, president, Panhellenic representative and recruitment chairs." Coxon said the full meet...

Academic, charitable awards go to greeks

May 4, 2006


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The Greek Man and Woman of the year were named during the greek awards April 27 at the end of Greek Week . Senior Ashley Jones, of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, was named greek woman of the year, and senior Ryan Kuhn, of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, was named greek man of the year. "I was really fl...

Golf play ends for ‘Cats, community

May 4, 2006


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The Baker University men's golf team finished out the season last weekend with a fourth-place finish in the conference and Region V tournaments. The men competed in the conference tournament on April 27 and 28 in St. Peter's, Mo. Coach Karen Exon said they didn't do as well as she thought they could ha...

Term scores to be given

May 4, 2006


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In the near future, Baker University professors may be required to submit midterm grades to not only freshmen, but to all students. Junior Ryan Boyer, the only student representative on the Academic Standards and Enrollment Committee, said the committee discussed the topic of this new requirement and co...

Placement exam given at BU

Placement exam given at BU

Story by Trenton Keim

May 4, 2006


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Students enrolling in Baker University's foreign language programs during the next school year will be specifically placed in certain classes thanks to placement exams for the foreign language classes. Students in foreign language classes took the placement exams, called WebCAPE. The exam is calibr...