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Dr. Jackie Dillon began teaching in the science department at Baker University in the fall of 2021.

Jackie Dillon: alumna to professor

Story by Marissa Schimke, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Dr. Jackie Dillon, an alumna of Baker University, is one of the newest editions to the science department. Dillon is excited to be a part of the Baker community again, but this time as a professor. Before...

Along with the rise of social movements over the past year, social media platforms have started to replace actually works of activism.

“Slacktivism:” The issue with performative activism

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer August 31, 2021

The year 2020 was the year of resilience, as people became a part of major movements around the world. In addition to the greatest health challenge the world has seen in decades, protests and marches became...

Queer baiting is an increasingly popular topic of conversation, and is problematic for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Queerbaiting: Why does it matter?

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 30, 2021

Back in June, Billie Eilish posted a photo of her surrounded by women and tagged with the caption: “I love girls.” Three simple words were enough to spark a debate among her fans and her detractors. Some...

The amount of student debt is so debilitating that it's inhibiting our freedom to education. As of 2021, the average amount of student debt owed was 37,693 dollars and, due to inflation, that number only continues to rise.

The problems associated with student debt

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

As of 2021, the average amount of student debt owed is 37,693 dollars with the collective total for all student debt owed in the United States is 1.71 trillion dollars. This number will only continue...

Junior Allie Petracek advocates for those with developmental disabilities. With direct advocate experience, Petracek has been able to understand the legal maneuvers used by Congress to make change.

Junior Allie Petracek advocates for those with developmental disabilities

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 11, 2021

Junior Allie Petracek from Overland Park, Kan. is an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. Growing up, Petracek’s parents were very passionate about politics. “My mom really...

Following celebrity Colton Underwood publicly coming out, it becomes important to discuss celebrities and their ability to come out without being ridiculed.

Heteronormativity: still a very prevalent issue

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

On April 14th, former star of "The Bachelor," Colton Underwood, came out as gay during an interview on “Good Morning America”. In the interview, he confesses that he has known he’s been “different”...

As finals are approaching for college students, the importance of sleep is reiterated.

The importance of sleep at the collegiate level

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

It’s that time of the year again. With finals week approaching, students are pushed for deadlines and assignments that once felt like they had ample amount of time to be completed are now due before...

America faces another epidemic alongside COVID-19: gun violence.

America continues to face gun violence epidemic

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor May 4, 2021

Trigger Warning: Gun Violence, mass shootings, suicide, domestic abuse, police brutality In 2020, the world confronted one of the toughest public health problems to date. COVID-19 uprooted nearly every...

Lil Nas X stirs up controversy with his new song and video “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).”

OpEd: Lil Nas X’s “Montero” controversy reflects historical conservative policing of music

Story by Nicholaus Pumphrey , Contributing Writer April 27, 2021

Lil Nas X stirred up controversy recently with his new song and video “Montero (Call Me by Your Name).” The critical response from conservative Christians, primarily white Evangelicals, not only...

OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

Story by Luca Janssen, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Baker University is home to a number of international students. Most of them travel to the United States to attend college and play a sport. I am an international student from the Netherlands and am attending...

Both physical and mental tolls continue to appear as students push through pandemic life.

Editorial: Students continue to endure repercussions of pandemic

Story by Editorial Board April 13, 2021

Just over one year ago, what was expected to be a two week bump in the road upended the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges that will linger across the globe for years to...

The 2 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill recently unveiled by the Biden administration failed to include the
development and implementation of high-speed railway in the US.

Infrastructure bill must include high-speed railways

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

The Biden administration recently unveiled a 2 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that not only focuses on infrastructure, but a clean energy and jobs initiative as well. The bill grants money to much...

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