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The Late Night Grille satisfies cravings

The Late Night Grille satisfies cravings

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

February 12, 2018


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The Late Night Grille, located inside the Long Student Center, is now open to the Baker community from 8-10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. The Grille options available for students to satisfy their nighttime cravings range from sandwiches and burgers to hot wings, onion rings and tater tots. Baker S...

Sophomore ‘snow swimmers’ go viral

Sophomore ‘snow swimmers’ go viral

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

February 12, 2018


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While snow in January is common, making a sport out of it is much more unique. Baker University sophomores Kwan Brooks, Fabien Franck-Love and Deverius Brown took playing in the snow to the next level. Across the country, videos of students “swimming” in the snow have become increasingly popular....

University defends recycling

University defends recycling

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

February 6, 2018


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Baker University provides recycling bins that are located around campus, allowing students to recycle various materials. Recently, rumors have been circulating that the recycling bins on campus are actually emptied into the trash and not recycled at all. Kathy Wilson, academic achievement coordinator,...

Comedian kicks off spring semester

Comedian kicks off spring semester

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

February 2, 2018


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To start off the spring semester, Baker’s Student Activities Council brought in comedian Morgan Jay to perform on Jan. 31 in Rice Auditorium. Free to all students and faculty, Jay entertained the audience with a mix of sexual humor and original songs. His quick gestures and guitar skills captured ...

Inside the minds of Baker tutors

Inside the minds of Baker tutors

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

January 24, 2018


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Student Academic Success (SAS) offers a range of educational services for students. One of the many opportunities SAS provides for Baker University is tutoring. Tutoring is offered for several classes including: accounting, quantitative analysis for business, chemistry, international studies, statisti...

Baker hosts 11th blood drive

Baker hosts 11th blood drive

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

December 21, 2017


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Baker University hosted its 11th blood drive on Nov. 29. Sponsored by the Red Cross and held in the Long Student Center, students and community members alike came together to donate their time and blood to save lives. This year the event was run by junior Michelle Henry who is a Red Cross/NAIA ambassador...

Day in the life: Fraternity and sorority chapter presidents

Day in the life: Fraternity and sorority chapter presidents

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2017


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With nearly 40 percent of the current student population involved, fraternity and sorority life is a vital piece of the Baker University puzzle, but these organizations do not run themselves. Beyond the numerous alumni and faculty members that have a hand in helping these chapters succeed, each has an a...

Harter competition attracts top scholars

Harter competition attracts top scholars

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

December 1, 2017


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When it comes to selecting an undergraduate university, cost often leads the way as a decision maker for high school seniors. Colleges and universities all around the nation work to provide scholarships for students to help offset the sticker price. Since the early ‘90s, Baker University has provided full-tu...

Vietnam veteran shares experiences with students

Vietnam veteran shares experiences with students

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

November 29, 2017


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Baker University hosted Vietnam War  veteran and former Baker student John Musgrave on Nov. 19 for a discussion about his experiences in and after the war. Leonard Ortiz, associate professor of history, led the discussion with Musgrave and afterward the audience was able to ask questions. Before the...

SAC encourages new student leaders

SAC encourages new student leaders

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

November 24, 2017


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Each semester, students receive emails and see fliers around campus about events they can go to that might reduce their stress, provide a laugh and help them meet new people. These events are put together and ran by the Student Activities Council (SAC), who meet every Thursday at 6:30 pm in the basement...

Schwerdt brings real-world experience to class

Schwerdt brings real-world experience to class

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2017


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It is no surprise that faculty members at Baker have widely diverse backgrounds. Instructor of Business and Economics Paulette Schwerdt is only one of these instructors with a particularly unique story about how she found her way into teaching nearly a decade ago. “When I finished my MBA, I thought I wante...

Baker encourages studying abroad

Baker encourages studying abroad

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

November 18, 2017


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A unique aspect of Baker University's academics is the overwhelming popularity and access to foreign studies. Baker is not only known for but also highly encourages studying abroad and even has relationships with Harlaxton College in England. Every semester, students embark on education experiences...