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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...

Quayle celebrates 500 year anniversary

Quayle celebrates 500 year anniversary

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

November 16, 2017


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Almost 500 years ago in Wittenberg, Germany Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-five Theses on a church. Following this occasion, Luther’s ideas regarding religion and the institution of the church forever altered western thought and changed the way people view religion and society. Baker University’s...

Theft becomes an issue on campus

Theft becomes an issue on campus

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 15, 2017


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Several Baker students have been experiencing car damage and break-ins this semester, specifically outside fraternity and sorority houses. The frequency of these break-ins is beginning to raise questions.  Sophomore Payton Ruder had his car broken into on Oct. 10. “They stole an amplifier, five pa...

Speech Choir builds public speakers

Speech Choir builds public speakers

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

November 12, 2017


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Dressed from head to toe in black attire and holding notebooks full of scripts are only two of the descriptions needed to portray the members of the Baker University Speech Choir. This unique group of students from all different majors is entering its 14th year on campus this fall. “Speech choir is...

Real house moms of Baker University

Real house moms of Baker University

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

October 29, 2017


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Here at Baker University, each sorority house has a house director who lives in the house and essentially runs it. These women are always in communication with the house corporation board and are responsible for the upkeep of the house. While each house mom has a different story and background, each ...

Spooky search: Baker hosting paranormal investigation

Spooky search: Baker hosting paranormal investigation

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

October 27, 2017


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An investigation is underway at Baker University. No crime was committed, no suspects are in custody and all people relevant to the case are dead. On Saturday, Oct. 28, two paranormal investigation groups, Earthbound Voices Paranormal (EVP) and C.R.E.E.P.Z Ghost Commandos are teaming up to search...

Baker Serves hosts Trunk or Treat

Baker Serves hosts Trunk or Treat

Story by Madison Nedved, BU Student Media

October 27, 2017


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Baker Serves is hosting Trunk or Treat on High Street in downtown Baldwin City this Halloween. The main idea behind Trunk or Treat is to give local children and families a safe place to trick or treat since Baldwin City’s homes are widely distributed and spread out. This event is especially accommodating...