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Baker’s 89th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers concert

Baker’s 89th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers concert

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The 89th annual Candlelight Vespers performance will take place on December 8 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. This event serves as the introduction to the holiday season and sees the Baker University music and theater department come together to put on the event. Admission to this event is f...

Baldwin City invites many unique businesses to area

Baldwin City invites many unique businesses to area

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

December 3, 2019

The quaint town of Baldwin City, Kansas is known for its simple charm and lack of urban amenities. However, the past few months have brought many unique businesses into the area. From a coffee shop to a yoga studio to a bar/coffee shop/bookstore, Baldwin City continues to grow and prosper. Uniquely...

Summer travel gives students new opportunities

Summer travel gives students new opportunities

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

December 2, 2019

Baker University is known for its many unique travel opportunities. From study abroad to Interterm, students almost always have the opportunity to travel if they choose. One of the newest travel opportunities being offered by Baker is summer term travel. Throughout the month of May, Baker staff members...

“Living Undocumented”: Opening the door to immigration discussion

“Living Undocumented”: Opening the door to immigration discussion

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

"Living Undocumented" is Netflix’s newest documentary that focuses on the plight of undocumented immigrants living in America. The documentary not only features Hispanic immigrants, but also Israeli, Thai and African. One of the stories centered around a couple who were detained by ICE in a Kansas City...

University pushes for parking permits

University pushes for parking permits

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 26, 2019

While the Baker University campus is home to many great opportunities, the option to easily find a parking spot is not one of them. It is not uncommon for students and faculty to have to spend time searching the areas around campus in order to find a place to legally park their vehicle. In order to address...

Frozen 2: Elsa and Anna venture “Into the Unknown”

Frozen 2: Elsa and Anna venture “Into the Unknown”

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

The magical sisters Elsa and Anna returned to theaters in "Frozen 2" on Nov. 22. As a follow up to the 2013 film that has grossed over $1.2 billion globally, "Frozen 2" has a lot to live up to. The story follows Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sve...

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

Men’s soccer advances to the national tournament’s second round

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 24, 2019

The Baker University men’s soccer team used their home field advantage to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in Irvine, Calif. The Wildcats were selected to be a host site in the opening round of the NAIA Mens Soccer Playoffs hosting Eastern Oregon University and Tennessee Wesleyan. The Wildcats to...

Dr. Jean Johnson: Faculty Member

Dr. Jean Johnson: Faculty Member

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Dr. Jean Johnson is the professor of mathematics here at Baker University. Johnson grew up outside of Cleveland in northern Ohio, earning her undergraduate degree from Alogeenie College. After her time at Alogeenie, she got her doctorate degree from Iowa State University.   Johnson is clearly passionate ab...

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 23, 2019

Following the release of “Disney +” Netflix has announced a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon. This deal pertains to Nickelodeon and Netflix to produce and create new shows and movies based on old or original content. The New York Times reports that the partnership with Netflix is worth more than...

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

The Baker University Wildcats men’s cross-country team placed first at the Heart of America Conference Championship held in Fayette, MO. while the women's team took second place. The Wildcats were led by Greg Flores as he finished third place overall. Jackson Caldwell, Jacob Cofer and Adam Preston...

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Esports team looks to add new recruits

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Esports is rapidly growing in popularity. According to CNN, 380 million people worldwide are watching Esports this year. Additionally, by 2020, Esports broadcasts will be the second most popular sport for Americans to watch; second only to football. CNN states that more than 50 colleges have var...

Interterm offers new classes

Interterm offers new classes

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2019

As the Fall semester draws to a close it becomes time for Baker University students to sign up for Interterm classes. The upcoming 2020 Interterm experience offers a variety of classes for students to choose from—both on campus and abroad. While there are the usual trips to Amsterdam and Costa Rica,...