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Students use Dialogos as a “free day”

Students use Dialogos as a “free day”

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Voices

Dialogos is an opportunity for students to present their work via poster or oral presentations. Select students throughout all disciplines are rewarded with scholarships and awards to outstanding seniors in each department. During this day, no classes are held in order for students to focus on presenting...

Venmo makes splitting fares easier

Venmo makes splitting fares easier

Story by Emma Grossner, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Voices

“Hey, can I just Venmo you for that?” This phrase can be commonly heard throughout the streets of Baldwin City and beyond. The app can be downloaded to any smartphone and has quickly become a college student staple. It simply allows users to safely attach their credit card or banking information...

Design questions surround Boeing’s 737 Max

Design questions surround Boeing’s 737 Max

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Voices

A rather high number of planes have crashed or experienced issues this year from the Boeing 737 fleet — two in the last six months. Because this number is so alarming, many airlines worldwide have decided to ground the fleet containing the 737 Max while Boeing is working to update the software in ho...

Latest college cost: Bribes

Latest college cost: Bribes

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Being wealthy, famous and having connections can score people opportunities that others may have to work incredibly hard on their own to attain. The University of Southern California (USC), the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Yale University and Stanford University are among the presti...

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Story by Editorial Staff

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

As students, we all pay to go to Baker in one way or another, whether that be through time, talent or money. On April 4, Baker had their second annual Day of Giving. During the Day of Giving, the Office of Development contacted alumni to get donations for the University capital campaign that aims to ...

The first and second life of Osborne Chapel

The first and second life of Osborne Chapel

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I rolled out of bed on a foggy spring morning at Harlaxton College located right outside Grantham, England. I decided the night prior to go visit the small village of Sproxton where Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel used to sit before it was moved brick by brick officially to Baldwin City, KS on Oct....

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I vividly remember the first test I took my freshman year at St. Olaf College. Before class began, my peers and I were buzzing with nervous energy, spewing chemistry facts at each other as if we would forget in a matter of minutes. When the professor arrived, we were told to put all electronic devices ...

Students lack participation on campus

Students lack participation on campus

Story by Editorial Staff

March 18, 2019


Filed under Voices

It is no secret that Baker University students are involved in numerous activities both on and off of campus. Lately, our editorial board noticed students are generally not willing to add anything else to their plates, and it is changing the culture on campus.  It would be unfair to say students are becom...

United Methodist Church holds vote: LGBTQ+ not able to be ordained or married

United Methodist Church holds vote: LGBTQ+ not able to be ordained or married

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019


Filed under Voices

The United Methodist Church (UMC) gathered on Feb. 26 to discuss the denomination’s stance on LGBTQ+ clergy and same-sex marriage. The delegates at the General Conference voted 438-384 to reinforce the stance against ordaining gay clergy and performing same-sex marriages. Though both sides are not nece...

Will’s Oscars round up

Will’s Oscars round up

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Voices

The 91st Oscar Nominations came out Jan. 22 with many snubs and surprises. The best picture nominees included “Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice”. Four of the eight nominated films have sparked my interest. Two of them ar...

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Gillette’s newest advertisement centered around the concept of toxic masculinity — the ways in which the Patriarchy is harmful to men. Toxic masculinity explains certain ideas as damaging to the male psyche due to the gender role in which it places males — emotionless, sexually aggressive and violent...

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Story by Editoral Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized, Voices

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 ...