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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 and Kelly Garrison: Mailroom Staff

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

Student Senate: Student Organization

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

Total Equality Alliance: Student Organization

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...

Dr. Danielle Hemingson: Faculty Member

Dr. Danielle Hemingson: Faculty Member

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Dr. Danielle Hemingson is the assistant professor of biology and applied health sciences and has been at Baker University for 4 years, starting out as a visiting professor which then turned into a regular position.   Hemingson primarily teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology as well as various ...

Dr. Jean Johnson: Faculty Member

Dr. Jean Johnson: Faculty Member

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Dr. Jean Johnson is the professor of mathematics here at Baker University. Johnson grew up outside of Cleveland in northern Ohio, earning her undergraduate degree from Alogeenie College. After her time at Alogeenie, she got her doctorate degree from Iowa State University.   Johnson is clearly passionate ab...

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor

November 4, 2019

The doubts and worries in the back of your head are valid, and the constant state of having no idea what you’re doing is totally normal. I am right there with you. Conversations about the adjustment period during freshman year, especially the first semester, are hard to come by. So here I am starti...

America’s game meets media drama

America’s game meets media drama

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 2, 2019

While the changing of the seasons is always bittersweet, this is especially true of the month of October. Baseball is by far my favorite sport to watch and I am an especially big fan of the Kansas City Royals. However, with the month of October comes the final outing in Major League Baseball (MLB): The...

SAC: Student Organization

SAC: Student Organization

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Without a doubt, if you are a Baker student or staff member, you have come in contact with Student Activities Council, more commonly known as SAC.   SAC holds and puts on a multitude of events on and off campus for Baker students to enjoy, ranging from Welcome Week for incoming freshman to the d...