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Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

(Left) Junior Emily chambers, freshman Talisa Stone and sophomore Brittney Wesley have qualified in their respective events for the NAIA Indoor/Outdoor National Championship. Among the accomplishments, Stone breaks a school record in high jump as a freshman.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Even though it is still early in the season for the Wildcats Track and Field teams, there have been a multitude of athletes that have already qualified to compete at the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships in Brookings, S. D. on March 5-7. Freshman, Talisa Stone, qualified in the Wildcats first...

Mungano hosts first-ever Privilege Walk at Baker

Students stand at the starting line for Mungano's Privilege Walk on Feb. 12.

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 16, 2020

On Feb. 12, Mungano hosted Baker's first-ever Privilege Walk to create awareness of the presence and lack of privileges in students' lives. News Editor Isabel Ashley spoke with history professor and Privilege Walk facilitator, Dr. Leonard Ortiz, Mungano President Myan Elrington, and students Jesse Gardner,...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball lose against Clarke University

Freshman Kobe Buffalomeat takes the ball underneath for two.

Story by Robin Madere, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

The Baker Wildcats basketball teams hosted the Clarke University Pride at home in the Collins Center on Feb. 8. The women began their game at noon, and the men followed with their own tip off at 2 p.m. The Wildcats fought for a home win, but ultimately fell to the Pride in both games.   In th...

‘Day of Giving’ offers volunteer opportunity

'Day of Giving' offers volunteer opportunity

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 9, 2020

"The third annual Day of Giving takes place on Baker’s Founder’s Day, Wednesday, February 12. The Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign, and this year all donations will go towards the Baker Fund. News editor Isabel Ashley met with Rachel Shuck, assistant director of development,...

Baker Cross Country dominates conference meet

Senior Adam Preston embraces coach Tim Byers after his 12th place finish. Preston left it all on the course and finished fourth on the team, earning him a spot on the men's national squad of seven runners.

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

An over the shoulder of Justin Toumberlin playing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Rocket League Fall Championship.

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 issues

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

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

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

Baldwin City will soon have our very own Lotatorium. The Baldwin City community got to voice their opinions about what they would like to see within the lotatorium. There goal is to have it complete by the end of 2019.

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...