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On Nov. 6, Baker University Assistant Professor of Art Russell Horton wins Best Landscape Artist of the Year from the annual Art Comes Alive 2021 competition, winning a $100 prize.

Russell Horton wins Landscape Artist of the Year

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On Nov. 6, Baker University Assistant Professor Art Russell Horton won "Best Landscape Artist of the Year" from the annual Art Comes Alive 2021 competition. The Art Comes Alive Competition is hosted by...

Unpaid internships no longer serve students due to financial stress and lack of labor appreciation.

It is time to end unpaid internships

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

As the fall semester comes to a close, the search for internships for the upcoming year is in full swing. Many Baker students participate in short and long-term internships year-round as several academic...

Christmas is coming, but the debate on when it is appropriate to start celebrating the holiday is ongoing.

When does Christmas officially start?

Story by Kinsley Alley, Photographer and Staff Writer November 21, 2021

Every year, as summer turns to fall and fall turns to winter, the question is asked and the debate begins: "when is it officially time to start celebrating Christmas?" For some, it is as soon as the...

Sophomore Evelyn Roesner has started her own Instagram video series titled Bakerazzi. Roesner wants to highlight students on campus and help them to find the laughter in daily life.

Sophomore Evelyn Roesner talks “Bakerazzi”

Story by Maggie Young, Photographer and Staff Writer November 17, 2021

“Bakerazzi” is an Instagram video series filmed and produced by Sophomore Evelyn Roesner and her friends. Roesner launched the first video on Aug. 31, and since then the account has reached almost...

Dr. Frank Perez is a well-known professor of music and conductor of Bakers band ensemble. He received the honor of being elected as the President of the Kansas Bandmasters Association.

Dr. Frank Perez elected president of Kansas Bandmasters Association

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Over the summer of 2021, Associate Professor and Director of Bands Dr. Frank Perez became the President of the Kansas Bandmasters Association (KBA). While the election took place in the summer of 2019,...

Freshman Bea Weinpel, from Germany,  attends Baker University after spending a year in Kansas as an exchange student in high school.

Freshmen Bea Weinpel: From Germany to Baldwin City

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Freshman Bea Weinpel is an international student from the town Isny im Allgäu in Southern Germany. While Weinpel is from Germany, this is not her first time in Kansas. She spent some time in Kansas during...

Domestic violence is more than just physical abuse. Others layers include emotional, sexual, phycological and financial.

Domestic Violence: Beyond the physical

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor October 26, 2021

*Trigger warning* topics of abuse, domestic violence Domestic violence, is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another...

Oct. 11 marks National Coming Out day, a day significant to many of those in LGBTQIA+ community.

The pressure of coming out

Story by Hunter Finerty, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

Before I realized that I was queer, I was enthralled by anything to do with the LGBTQIA+ community. In middle school, I became obsessed with a handful of queer creators on YouTube like Tyler Oakley, Ingrid...

Senior JD Woods broke the NAIA record for touchdowns while playing William Penn University where Baker won 47-21.

JD Woods sets two new NAIA rushing records

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 4 senior JD Woods set a new National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rushing touchdown record as Baker defeated William Penn 47-21. Woods finished the day with four rushing...

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...

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