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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...

Registration frustration upsets students

Registration frustration upsets students

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 28, Baker students received an email from the registrar’s office in regard to students enrolling early. According to the all campus email from Ruth Miller, only honors students and senior level students who have accrued more than 98 credit hours were supposed to enroll on the first day of registration,...

What are you going to be for Halloween?

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Story by Lily Stephens, Video Editor

October 31, 2019

Baker students are ready to celebrate Halloween 2019. Whether you dress up for a party, Baldwin City's Hometown Halloween or just because you want to take advantage of the opportunity to wear a superhero cape to the library, costumes are a big part of the celebration on campus. Still not quite sure what...

Sea turtles and straws: A tale of selective empathy

Sea turtles and straws: A tale of selective empathy

Story by Lily Stephens, Video Editor

October 23, 2019

This summer I was waiting for a friend to meet me for dinner in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle. As a freshly minted 21 year old, I decided to wait for her in the restaurant's bar. I sat down, ordered a drink, got comfortable and then noticed something I had never seen before, people at the bar were using me...

The problem with “Tall Girl”

The problem with “Tall Girl”

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2019

“Tall Girl” is a Netflix original movie following a girl in high school with insecurities about her height. The film stars Ava Michelle of “Dance Moms” fame in the lead role and is directed by Nzingha Stewart. “Tall Girl” serves as Michelle’s first large acting role, where she stars ...

Vacant lot becomes a downtown attraction

Vacant lot becomes a downtown attraction

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Baldwin City will be developing the vacant lot on the 700 block of High Street, in between the Baldwin City Post Office and Lumberyard Art Center. The development, named the “Lotatorium”, will feature a variety of amenities for the citizens of Baldwin City to use. Baldwin City Councilman and Chair...

New bookstore, bar, coffee shop: The Nook, set to open

New bookstore, bar, coffee shop: The Nook, set to open

Story by Lily Stephens, Video Editor

October 8, 2019

On Sept. 13 The Nook, a new bookstore, bar and coffee shop, held its soft opening. The shop is located in a recently renovated older building on the corner of High St. and Grove St. This new Baldwin City business is owned by Niki Manbeck, Manbeck also owns a publishing company and was looking for a way...

Homecoming Week wraps up

Homecoming Week wraps up

Story by Baker Orange Photographers

October 6, 2019

Dr. Sara Crump: Faculty Member

Dr. Sara Crump: Faculty Member

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

If you’re a student a Baker University, odds are you have or will have to take PY111, General Psychology. Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Sara Crump might just end up being your professor.   Crump started teaching at Baker 13 years ago, earning the adoration of her fellow Baker faculty not too long after.  “Dr. Crump is an incredi...

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Martinez introduces new album through feature length film

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 6, 2019

K-12 is the directorial debut of American singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez. The film follows the character Crybaby (Martinez) as she and her friends battle the oppressive school system called “K-12.” The film is written by, directed by, and stars Martinez in the lead role. The story and themes...

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Story by Editoral Staff

February 15, 2019

Students bundled up in their thickest winter jackets in order to repel the polar vortex elements this month. Temperatures in Baldwin City dropped to -3 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 30. The wind was not forgiving either as the blustering gusts added to the already-below-freezing conditions. Classes were ...