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“When will things go back to normal?”: The question we need to stop asking

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

May 13, 2020

Two months ago, if you had told me that I would be taking online classes from my home for the second half of the spring semester, I never would have believed you. I, like many of my friends and peers whom I’ve talked to, never thought that COVID-19 would affect my life and shut down a small universit...

First round NFL Draft reactions

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, has his team poised to be strong contenders to be back-to-back Super Bowl Champions.

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Bengals (A) Joe Burrow -- Quarterback Way to not over think this Bengals. Joe Burrow was obviously the man coming into the draft. His stats speak for themselves. The only question is whether or not his one year of college success was due to the system he played in at LSU. Redskins (A) Chase Young -- Defen...

It’s time to get serious about climate change

It's time to get serious about climate change

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

May 5, 2020

Last week, Earth day had its fiftieth celebration, motivating people to leave their sequestered homes for a brief walk or to post their favorite nature photos on social media. When this day rolls around, it seems as though everyone is quick to acknowledge the importance of protecting our planet, and a...

Are video games the problem?

Are video games the problem?

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

Anyone who has consistently prioritized playing video games over social, occupational, and school obligations may be suffering from a mental disorder according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO included the new disease, named gaming disorder, in the 11th Revision of the International Classification...

EPA allows some companies to bypass pollution checks

EPA allows some companies to bypass pollution checks

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Many things have changed since the outbreak of coronavirus. While most of these changes are to protect people susceptible to the virus and to stop the spread of it, some are doing the exact opposite. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently sent out a memo detailing its plans to let companies bypass the EPA’s pollution checks if they claim the coronavirus disrupted their operations. Furthermore, companies are ins...

What it’s like being a black student at a PWI

What it's like being a black student at a PWI

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

March 10, 2020

Never in my entire life had I been in the presence of so many black people at once until I had the privilege of attending the 43rd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government in Norman, Oklahoma. I did not know how much I needed that experience until I arrived and looked around. From Feb....

Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Graphic Design Editor

March 7, 2020

*Trigger warning* On Feb. 15, Caroline Flack unexpectedly died of suicide in her London apartment. Flack was the host for the UK reality TV show “Love Island," and was adored by many. Variety.com noted Flack as “one of the UK’s most recognizable reality hosts,” with her Instagram following count standing at 2.7 million. Flack’s outer appearance was broadcasted to the masses, but few kne...

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

March 4, 2020

College is one of the most formative experiences in a person’s life, from living independently to figuring out possible career paths. However, increased stress levels and the pressure to be perfect can also make our undergrad years our most vulnerable. In light of last week being National Eating Diso...

Becky Potter and Kelly Garrison: Mailroom Staff

Becky Potter (left) and Kelly Garrison (right) work in the Baker mailroom. Potter has been working in the mailroom for eight years and Garrison is coming up on her 23rd anniversary working at Baker University.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Organizing mail and packages and making copies are some of the many tasks Becky Potter and Kelly Garrison do every day. But, there is much more to these women than what students and faculty see through the mailroom window inside Constant Hall. Becky Potter has lived in Wellsville, Kan. since she was...

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

With a new year comes new twists and turns. 2020 had only just begun, but absolutely no one could prepare for the tragedy that would shake the nation. About a week and a half has passed since basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. The 41-year-old was one of nine passengers...

Student Senate: Student Organization

Freshman Carson Moore currently serves as the freshman class president at Student Senate.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Student Senate is an organization on the Baker University campus where the undergraduate population is able to come together and be the voice for students.   Josh Doak, assistant director of student life, has been advising Student Senate for four years.   “I have seen student senate evolve from being an organization that met every two weeks and discussed funding....

Total Equality Alliance: Student Organization

Senior Total Equality Alliance President, Jesse Gardner, joined TEA her freshman year.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Total Equality Alliance, better known on campus as TEA, provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students where they can hang out together in a judgement free zone.   Nicholaus Pumphrey, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, has been advising TEA since the club started back in fall of 2014.   “TEA does...