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133 Coffee creates a gathering place

133 Coffee creates a gathering place

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A gathering place and second home for Baker students and members of the community is what the owners of Baldwin’s newest coffee shop, 133 Coffee, aim to create. “We view coffee as a way to gather and bring people together,” Owner and Baldwin City local Maggie Swanson said. Swanson, 20, owns the qu...

The first and second life of Osborne Chapel

The first and second life of Osborne Chapel

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I rolled out of bed on a foggy spring morning at Harlaxton College located right outside Grantham, England. I decided the night prior to go visit the small village of Sproxton where Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel used to sit before it was moved brick by brick officially to Baldwin City, KS on Oct....

Lawrence High School confiscates guns

Lawrence High School confiscates guns

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

A gun was found in a bookbag at Lawrence High School on Feb. 12. This was the second time in less than a week that LHS administration found a pupil in possession of a firearm. USD 497 saw four other incidents involving weapons at school during the academic year, one of which involved the sale of fi...

Lovvorn becomes Baker’s first back-to-back wrestling national champion

Lovvorn becomes Baker’s first back-to-back wrestling national champion

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Junior Lucas Lovvorn won, for the second year in a row, the NAIA wrestling national championship on March 3. Lovvorn is Baker’s first ever two-time national champion and first undefeated wrestler, with a 38-0 record. Lovvorn was named NWCA NAIA wrestler of the year. The 174-pound championship match ...

University allots seniors eight tickets for May commencement

University allots seniors eight tickets for May commencement

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Baker University made an announcement on Feb. 12 that this year’s commencement ceremony will follow strict fire code regulations. In order to comply with these safety precautions, all May 2019 graduates are allowed only eight tickets each to distribute to family and friends who wish to attend the ceremon...

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I vividly remember the first test I took my freshman year at St. Olaf College. Before class began, my peers and I were buzzing with nervous energy, spewing chemistry facts at each other as if we would forget in a matter of minutes. When the professor arrived, we were told to put all electronic devices ...

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The indoor track and field team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota Feb. 28-March 1 where they competed in the 54th annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Junior Moses Watson became Baker’s third ever track national champion in the 3,000-meter race walk while also capturing the school...

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

More than 400 students are still texting in a group chat, raving about the empowering weekend they had together. Friendships were made between young adults who may never see each other again but created a bond from their similarities. This year, the 42nd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Go...

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Story by Jenna Black, Lily Stephens and Isabel Ashley, Editor, Multimedia/A&E Editor and Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Mungano, Baker’s student-run diversity organization and Student Activities Council partnered again to sponsor a diversity lecture by Free Hugs Project founder Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. on Feb. 5 in Rice Auditorium. Nwadike took the stage to present his message of peace to students in his iconic “Free Hugs” ...

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Baker saw a change in the format of professor evaluations during the Fall 2018 semester. Previously, students had been required to fill out a paper evaluation form during class time for each course. Now, the University has switched to an online evaluation form completed by students at any time during ...

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Head Football Coach Mike Grossner will no longer serve as the leader of the Baker football program. President Lynne Murray and the athletic department announced the termination of Grossner on Jan. 22. Murray states the reasoning behind Grossner’s notice of termination is due to “violations of the Univer...

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia/A&E Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

While the Midwest was in the middle of a polar vortex, University Minister Reverend Kevin Hopkins was enjoying the summer temperatures at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. While that only means around 20 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it is much warmer than this month's 1-degree day. Since leaving...