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Baker students help Hurricane Harvey victims

Baker students help Hurricane Harvey victims

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

September 17, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, dropping a record 50 inches of rain in some parts of Texas. According to CNN, this massive storm left 30,000 people in need of shelter and claimed at least 60 lives. Since Baker University is located in the Midwest, the affect and the detriment...

Luke Miltz: Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

Luke Miltz: Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 14, 2017


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Admissions counselor Luke Miltz returns to Baker University after graduating in the spring of 2017. During his time at Baker, he was involved in Zeta Chi fraternity and was student body president among other leadership positions. Now in the admissions office, Miltz will remain a familiar face on campu...

Baker expands undergraduate programs

Baker expands undergraduate programs

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Editor

September 13, 2017


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Baker University is broadening its options for students with the addition of public health and recreation majors. In addition, the Exercise Science and Public Health program partnered with Cleveland University-Kansas City to launch the 3+3 model, which allows exercise science students to graduate from B...

Baker’s “no gun” policy aims to protect

Baker’s “no gun” policy aims to protect

Story by Aradaisia Walker and Brenna Thompson

September 12, 2017


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In July, Kansas passed legislation that allows possession of a gun on university territory. According to Kansas state law, students or faculty who have obtained their conceal and carry license have the right to maneuver campus grounds with their weapon on them. This law applies to all state schools i...

Welcome to historic Baldwin City

Welcome to historic Baldwin City

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 11, 2017


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Ever felt like walking through Baldwin City was like walking in the past, each building bringing its own unique charm? That feeling is not without reason as Baldwin City is home to several historic buildings that have changed over the years. The downtown Baldwin City area did not always look as picturesque...

Campus rankings may not be legit

Campus rankings may not be legit

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2017


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In recent years, it seems as if Baker University has won every award except for one that distinguishes it as “The Best University Ever.” Students believe this and promote it in every way possible because these national honors help to strengthen our case. What ultimately lies behind the validity of the...

One Baker, One Goal: A day of giving

One Baker, One Goal: A day of giving

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 8, 2017


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On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Baker will host an inaugural 24-hour online day of giving. Baker University is “hoping to engage current students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in one whole day of giving back to Baker,” Development Officer Rachel Shuck said. Shuck and the development team have b...

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 6, 2017


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About halfway down eighth street is the Baker University Alumni Center. This building housed the Baker campus’ Phi Mu Zeta Alpha Chapter until 2011. “Phi Mu was super nice. We had all kinds of members,” Cheryl McCrary, director of admissions said. “We had athletes, we had musicians. I was the firs...

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 5, 2017


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Just as the Baker campus is undergoing building renovations, current Student Senate officers are sporting a few new changes to their student-run organization this academic year. In order to create a more inclusive and involved program, Student Senate officers and their faculty advisor, Josh Doak, are...

Record set for highest enrollment

Record set for highest enrollment

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

September 4, 2017


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This semester, Baker University welcomed its largest group of new students in its recorded history, with the number reaching 309. This number was made up of 257 first-time freshmen and 52 new transfer students. New strategies have been put in place within admissions and marketing to encourage higher n...

Alpha Chi Omega awarded National Council Trophy

Alpha Chi Omega awarded National Council Trophy

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2017


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The Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Baker University recently received the highest honor from its national organization: the National Council Trophy. It is one of only three chapters to be recognized with the award for its 2016 efforts and accomplishments. “It’s a priceless feeling to be...

Price and Payne receive honors

Price and Payne receive honors

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

August 20, 2017


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The Baker Athletics department has been recognized within the Heart of America Athletic Conference for its accomplishments. Sports Information Director Tyler Price was selected as the David Fillmore Sports Information Director of the Year. Head Dance Coach Lynsey Payne was named the 2016-17 Heart of...