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Will Hanson

Will Hanson

February 25, 2019

Will Hanson is a sophomore from Leawood, Kansas. He is a Mass Media major and is a member of the Zeta Chi fraternity. He has a passion for film, writing, and traveling.

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 ...

Interterms from here to there

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

Interterm is a time between the fall and spring semesters for students to have a few weeks to take an on-campus course, go on a travel interterm course or extend their Christmas break to relax at home. Each Baker student is required to complete at least two Interterm courses though they are welcome t...

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Women’s basketball continues strong tradition with new coach

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

The women’s basketball team is off to a 10-1 start under the new direction of first-year Head Coach Justin Rees. The ‘Cats are ranked No. 23 in the first NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll. The strengths of the squad rely on the highly experienced seniors according to Rees. The ...

Ingrid Michelson’s “Songs for the Season”

Ingrid Michelson’s “Songs for the Season”

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

December 10, 2018

Ingrid Michaelson has long been due for her own full-length Christmas album. In 2017 she released “Snowfall,” a Christmas EP. The EP had a classic Ingrid Michaelson feel with lofty high notes, powerful phrasing and original lyrics. With “Songs of the Season” she has taken a more mainstream ap...

“The Polar Express”: A Baldwin City holiday experience

“The Polar Express”: A Baldwin City holiday experience

Story by Lily Stephens, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

If you have been enjoying your Friday evening at El Patron with your family and then looked over to spot a gaggle of pajama-clad children, you may be experiencing something called the “Polar Express effect.” After much anticipation, the train has finally pulled into the station, and people inside...

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

December 10, 2018

By the end of the century, the United States could face thousands of deaths, billions of lost dollars and an increased number of deadly weather patterns. This is not a post-apocalyptic fantasy on TV, nor is it pure speculation into the future. This is the reality the United States faces if the fail...

Women’s soccer wins with two last minute goals

Women’s soccer wins with two last minute goals

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 25, 2018

The Women's soccer team were able to secure the win against Mount Mercy University on Oct. 2o at Liston stadium. The Wildcats trailed 1-0 late in the game, but goals by Maria Jose-Echeverry  and Jenna Lattimer in the last ten minutes of regulation was enough to get the Cats' sixth win this season....

Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Alex Fortuna

October 24, 2018

The 61st annual Maple Leaf Festival brings thousands of visitors looking to enjoy the many vendors that come and show off their goods. The Festival is always held on the third full weekend in October in hopes to capture the perfect blend of fall colors that cover a majority of Baldwin City. The weekend...

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Men’s golf finishes 3rd at Baker Invitational

Story by Alex Fortuna, Photo Editor

October 24, 2018

The men's golf team entered their last tournament with a strong finish at the Baker Invitational. The Wildcats had great performances from Juniors Payton Ruder and Dawson Dykes helping the Wildcats finish 3rd at the Baker Invitational on Oct. 17-18. The Wildcats would post a team score of 629, falling...

Annual Zombie walk held in Lawrence

Annual Zombie walk held in Lawrence

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

October 24, 2018

The 12th annual Zombie walk was held this week in Lawrence. The walk encourages people to dress up as a zombie and walk or drag themselves down Massachusetts St. as onlookers admire some of the detailed costumes of those participating. The event is family friendly with many kids in costume walking with...

Baker 360° takes over SPGS

Baker 360° takes over SPGS

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

October 17, 2018

The Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) is experiencing a new form of learning this year through the Baker 360° Program. This program was piloted last year and has now fully launched at the SPGS campus after collecting data from students and researching various publi...