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Baker adds eSports team

Baker adds eSports team

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2019

The athletic department announced the addition of an eSports team to enter Baker’s Fall 2019 sports roster. eSports is a relatively new, up-and-coming sport where athletes compete against each other in video games. It will be offered as a co-ed varsity scholarship-eligible sport just like any other...

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 15, 2019

Baker University is well known for its football team and several star players. For most, the journey ends after senior year. However, graduates Logan Brettell, Clarence Clark and Quanzee Johnson are continuing their football career in the United Kingdom (UK). The British American Football Association i...

Campus safety videos in the works

Campus safety videos in the works

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Baker University is producing its first-ever safety training videos created by students and featuring student actors. Student Senate kick-started the production in late January of this year. A team of students will be making three videos to demonstrate campus safety, including fire evacuation, tornad...

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2019

“Agnes of God” is a play written by John Pielmeier and is notable for including a cast of only three female characters. It follows the story of a psychologist appointed to decide the insanity of a young nun accused of causing the death of a newborn baby. The psychologist must then question both t...

Latest college cost: Bribes

Latest college cost: Bribes

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Being wealthy, famous and having connections can score people opportunities that others may have to work incredibly hard on their own to attain. The University of Southern California (USC), the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Yale University and Stanford University are among the presti...

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Story by Editorial Staff

April 10, 2019

As students, we all pay to go to Baker in one way or another, whether that be through time, talent or money. On April 4, Baker had their second annual Day of Giving. During the Day of Giving, the Office of Development contacted alumni to get donations for the University capital campaign that aims to ...

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Director of Career Services Susan Wade has been a part of the Baker community for 16 years. Wade will be retiring at the end of June and will be off campus several weeks prior to that. She said there were a variety of factors that influenced her decision, including friends, family, finances and energy. ...

133 Coffee creates a gathering place

133 Coffee creates a gathering place

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...