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Baker University has been founded on United States history, but five unique spots on campus have especially important stories to tell.

Baker University is founded in history

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

Every structure found on Baker University's campus holds some form of historical impact. However, there are some special buildings that have an even vaster importance. Some of these include Parmenter Hall,...

The amount of student debt is so debilitating that it's inhibiting our freedom to education. As of 2021, the average amount of student debt owed was 37,693 dollars and, due to inflation, that number only continues to rise.

The problems associated with student debt

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

As of 2021, the average amount of student debt owed is 37,693 dollars with the collective total for all student debt owed in the United States is 1.71 trillion dollars. This number will only continue...

Freshman Trinity Gilbert with her personalized Baker canvas that she created at the event.

SAC Study Break eases finals stress

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer May 20, 2021

Kaitlyn Powell started as Baker University's new Assistant Director of Student Activities on May 3.

Baker University welcomes Kaitlyn Powell as new Assistant Director of Student Activities

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Baker University welcomed Kaitlyn Powell to the Baker family on May 3. Powell is the newest addition to the student life team, fulfilling the role of Assistant Director of Student Activities. Starting...

Lady Dimistrescu (center) and her three daughters Daniela, Cassandra and Bela (Left-right) capture their victims and drink their blood.

“Resident Evil Village:” exquisitely crafted but light on horror

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 17, 2021

“Resident Evil Village” is the eighth official entry in the “Resident Evil” game series. Developed by Capcom, the game serves as a direct sequel to 2017’s highly revered “Resident Evil VII:...

With Baker's new concurrent credit opportunities, select high school students will now be able to earn college credits at a reduced rate.

Concurrent Credit Partnership prepares high school students for college

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

High school districts all across Kansas are joining in with Baker University to give high school students a taste of college academics. The Baker University Concurrent Credit Partnership (CCP) gives...

The Word with Max Dutton – May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021

In the final Word episode of the semester, we cover student opinions of the COVID vaccine, get a closer look at Shadow the "campus cat", cover the stories the staff writers did this week with the Baker...

Due to COVID-19, movie theaters are facing potential shut down. The Hollywood Theaters in Lawrence, Kan. has been shut down since the beginning of the pandemic.

Movie theaters look to reopen their doors

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

2020 proved a difficult year for the movie theater industry. Between quarantine and movie studios releasing movies via streaming platforms rather than on the big screen, there was an estimated loss of...

The new mural downtown is designed with Baker's student life in mind.

Baldwin City mural committee plans murals to promote tourism

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

In 2017, the Baldwin City mural committee was formed to help promote tourism and increase economic activity. A new mural depicting the history of Baker University is planned to be the latest addition to...

Junior Allie Petracek advocates for those with developmental disabilities. With direct advocate experience, Petracek has been able to understand the legal maneuvers used by Congress to make change.

Junior Allie Petracek advocates for those with developmental disabilities

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 11, 2021

Junior Allie Petracek from Overland Park, Kan. is an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Growing up, Petracek’s parents were very passionate about politics. “My mom really...

Following celebrity Colton Underwood publicly coming out, it becomes important to discuss celebrities and their ability to come out without being ridiculed.

Heteronormativity: still a very prevalent issue

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

On April 14th, former star of "The Bachelor," Colton Underwood, came out as gay during an interview on “Good Morning America”. In the interview, he confesses that he has known he’s been “different”...

PACE Project Coordinator Rachel Gadd-Nelson and STAAC Support Group Advocate AJ Gonzales listen to a student's account of their experience with self care at Empower.

Listen, Believe, Care: Baker tackles sexual assault

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, a time dedicated to raising awareness for and preventing the issue of sexual assault, harassment and abuse. In light of this, Baker Rallies Against...

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