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Baker’s bats bite: From freshman to ‘Batgirl’

Baker’s bats bite: From freshman to ‘Batgirl’

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 21, 2017


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Freshman Jesse Gardner left her Salon class on Aug. 30 to find herself in an unusual position. With no time to think and her own emotions running high, she quickly realized she had two options: save a life or walk away. “I got out of my class early in the morning,” Gardner said. “I saw everyone...

Rice nears completion

Rice nears completion

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 20, 2017


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Rice Auditorium has been under construction since the end of July, receiving new upgrades for the school year. The building has not been renovated since 1993, and some crucial parts were still original to the building, which was constructed in 1955. One major change is the addition of new seating....

Dorm infractions actually a common occurrence

Dorm infractions actually a common occurrence

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2017


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On average, 20 to 25 infraction reports take place each week within the New Living Center, according to Ian Calkins, the senior resident assistant. From noise complaints to illegal substance usage, the residence life staff advises students to recognize the role they play within the greater community. “Be...

Homecoming brings friendly competition

Homecoming brings friendly competition

September 18, 2017


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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...