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Baker hosts psychology conference

Baker hosts psychology conference

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Baker University hosted the 2019 PERK Psychology Conference on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The PERK conference, which stands for Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas, was held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and at Baker University at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov....

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Popular Youtube creators Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star have collaborated to release a makeup collection inspired by Dawson and his content. Star’s company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics released the Shane Dawson Conspiracy collection earlier today. Website activity was so large at launch that Star's website...

PACE program to increase sexual assault awareness

PACE program to increase sexual assault awareness

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 29, 2019

Baker University has received a $300,000 government grant from the United States Department of Justice to implement a Prevention Awareness and Campus Education (PACE) project surrounding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking (SADDVS). The goals of this program are to reduce...

Baker students meet internet sensation Mason Ramsey

12-year-old country star Mason Ramsey strikes a pose with Sophomore Brendan Hulla at Wells Overlook Park. Hulla is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, one of the greek houses that won a social media contest to meet Ramsey. Hulla said that he and his friends like to strike this pose together in photos, so he was excited to have a celebrity take part in the inside joke.

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

“It’s all happened so fast, but it’s been amazing” Mason Ramsey said, describing his transition from performing in Walmart to going on a nationwide tour. Ramsey is currently touring the United States for his “How’s Your Girl & How’s Your Family Pt. 2” tour. The tour, which has stops...

Baker buys old Phi Mu building

Baker will be able to use the old Phi Mu building to create new memories for current and future staff, students and alumnae.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

For nearly 10 years, The Alumni Center has been a feature of Baker University. Now, it will become a permanent feature as Baker University enters a two-year lease-to-own agreement. Danielle Jones Rease, vice president of advancement for Baker University, said the university has been finalizing its’...

Campus fights chlamydia outbreak

Campus fights chlamydia outbreak

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 24, 2019

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are shown to be at their highest in college-aged individuals. In the case of the commonly-known disease chlamydia, this is especially true. At Baker University in particular, there has been a significant rise in cases of chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 1,06...

Campus struggles to maintain student facilities

Campus struggles to maintain student facilities

Story by Halle Morrell, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

If there is one thing that Baker University is most proud of, it would be its historical heritage. However, students are quick to amend that while the buildings should be historic, the amenities should not be. To help keep students up to date on the best ways to utilize student facility resources, university...

New Mattel dolls go against gender stereotypes

New Mattel dolls go against gender stereotypes

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Mattel, the creator of Barbie, is making big strides towards gender inclusivity with their new line of gender-neutral dolls. Total Equality Alliance President Jesse Gardner thinks the dolls are important because they give kids a way to express themselves. “I think the dolls are awesome because fo...

Vacant lot becomes a downtown attraction

Baldwin City will soon have our very own Lotatorium. The Baldwin City community got to voice their opinions about what they would like to see within the lotatorium. There goal is to have it complete by the end of 2019.

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Baldwin City will be developing the vacant lot on the 700 block of High Street, in between the Baldwin City Post Office and Lumberyard Art Center. The development, named the “Lotatorium”, will feature a variety of amenities for the citizens of Baldwin City to use. Baldwin City Councilman and Chair...

New bookstore, bar, coffee shop: The Nook, set to open

The Nook is located on the corner of 8th St. and Grove St. in downtown Baldwin City.

Story by Lily Stephens, Video Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 13 The Nook, a new bookstore, bar and coffee shop, held its soft opening. The shop is located in a recently renovated older building on the corner of High St. and Grove St. This new Baldwin City business is owned by Niki Manbeck, Manbeck also owns a publishing company and was looking for a way...

Career Services utilizes new job board platform

Career Services utilizes new job board platform

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Handshake is the new job board application used by the Career Services department at Baker University. This application is replacing College Central Network, which was the previous job posting application used on Baker’s campus. “We’ve always has some kind of place for students to look for jobs,”...

Sixteen Eleven Boutique brings style to Baldwin

Sixteen Eleven Boutique brings style to Baldwin

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Kristin Walters is an orthodontic assistant by day and an online boutique owner by night. In May of 2019, she launched Sixteen Eleven Boutique. The name “Sixteen Eleven” came from her parents’ home address. Walters prides herself on selling trendy clothes and accessories. She describes the style of ...