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Student discounts are worth checking out

Student discounts are worth checking out

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Life is expensive. This is even more true for college students. I don’t know how many times my bank account has stopped me from doing something that I wanted to do. The price tag attached to every decision is a defining factor that cannot be ignored. But, there is an answer to the ever-present financial...

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Universities across the nation have begun to trade in customary general education requirements with reformed and condensed versions. In doing so, humanities departments have suffered severe consequences. In the case of Baker, the Quest program has eliminated the obligation to take humanities courses by ...

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Dialogos is a day meant to celebrate student scholarships so students can present information, make a poster or even do an art project. Dialogos will be on Wednesday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With classes canceled for the day, students are free to present their work and attend each others'...

ParMentors program remains strong

ParMentors program remains strong

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1988, former first lady of Baker University Carolyn Lambert established a program of chosen students to both participate in important university events and generate connections with alumni. In memory of Parmenter Hall, the group was named ParMentors. Lambert, Former Assistant Dean of Students Nancy Richard and ...

Midnight Sun: movie review

Midnight Sun: movie review

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"Midnight Sun" a romantic drama movie, hit theaters on March 23, grossing $7.7 million by Easter Sunday. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 18 percent, however, audience members rated it at 49 percent. The movie is based on a Japanese film of the same name. The film follows Katie (Bella Thorne), a hou...

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

On March 11 clocks in the United States were set forward an hour, marking the beginning of daylight savings time. Although Americans are familiar with the twice-a-year tradition, the history and reasoning behind the time change may not be common knowledge. Daylight savings time was first introduced...

Modern movement inspires students

Modern movement inspires students

Story by Lexi Loya and Nathalia Barr

April 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Gun violence. It's an important topic in our country right now and has been for a long time. There have already been several school shootings in the beginning months of 2018, with the most devastating attack happening at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Seventeen...

The ‘Pink Tax’ should end

The ‘Pink Tax’ should end

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Whenever I think about shopping, I rarely ever think about the tax that will be added to the final ticket price. My main concern is finding all of the items that are on my shopping list. Since I am a female, most items I get are for personal care such as razors, face masks and tampons. These items,...

Dodging performs at Lawrence’s Jazzhaus

Dodging performs at Lawrence’s Jazzhaus

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

In the dimly lit Jazzhaus on Lawrence's Massachusetts Street, Dodging took to the stage on March 23. This was Dodging's second show at the Jazzhaus, and their set was followed by local Lawrence cover band Shrimply Pibbles. Lead singer and guitarist Tre Byers led the band in their typical set, with the...

Love, Simon: movie review

Love, Simon: movie review

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Every year, springtime guarantees the lineup of light-hearted romantic comedies debuting in movie theaters across America. This year is no different, however, one of these movies stands out from the rest. Love, Simon, adapted from the book Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, hits all the hallmarks of a...

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On March 17, 2017, the New York Times and The Observer reported on how Cambridge Analytica, a political data analysis firm, collected personal information on more than 50 million Facebook users. The information was gathered through an app developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a professor at Cambridge University...

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Baker Wetlands is one of the remarkable natural spots found in Kansas. In just a short visit, I was able to see the diverse natural beauty this nature preservation landmark has to offer. A flock of birds resting in one of the swales which I’m fairly sure were Franklin Gulls, based on a brochure, bi...