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Health check-in opportunities offered to community

Health check-in opportunities offered to community

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 4, 2018


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Baker University and Baldwin City are hosting the 17th-annual Community Wellness Festival on April 7. The event will be held at the Collins Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University. “There are around 60 vendors at the ...

Advocate speaks to class about life as transgender

Advocate speaks to class about life as transgender

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

April 1, 2018


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Baker's Principles of Sociology and Social Inequality students had the opportunity to hear from Kinsey Institute global ambassador Jessica Lynn about her life as a transgender woman on March 19. Lynn, born Jeffrey Alan Butterworth, began her presentation by speaking about the statistics involving...

Greek Week unites Greek community

Greek Week unites Greek community

March 29, 2018


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The Greek community came together the week of March 19-23 for Greek Week. Activities included Letter Check-in, the Last Lecture by Molly Anderson, Greek Games, Greek Sing, Mr. BU and a Block Party. There was also a social media challenge and service opportunities throughout the week. Delta Delta D...

Louisville men’s basketball had victories revoked

Louisville men’s basketball had victories revoked

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

March 27, 2018


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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has ordered the University of Louisville to forfeit several men’s basketball victories, including the 2013 National Title and Final Four wins during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, for a grand total of 123 wins revoked. In addition, $600,000 in tournament...

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. ...