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BK495: Special Topics – Episode 2 – the study abroad experience

BK495: Special Topics – Episode 2 – the study abroad experience

Story by Luca Janssen and John Ely April 26, 2022

In the second episode of BK495: Special Topics in the Baker Experience, hosts John and Luca discuss the study abroad opportunities at Baker by talking to those involved in the program or those who have...

The graduating members of the Baker Dance Team reflect on their experience with the team and its success over the years.

Senior Dance Team members reflect on memories and success

Story by Emma Howard and Emiliano Navarro April 14, 2022

As their competition season comes to a close, the Baker University Dance Team has seen exceptional success as they continue to grow and evolve. The team danced their way to the top throughout the season,...

In recent months, bills regarding LGBTQIA+ rights have been in high discussion. The passing of the Dont Say Gay Bill on March 28 is the biggest example.

“Don’t Say Gay” and why it will not protect students

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 11, 2022

On March 28, after several weeks of controversy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Parental Rights in Education” bill. It will go into effect in July 2022. However, it is more commonly...

March is designated as Womens History Month and aims to reflect on womens contributions throughout history.

Celebrating Baker women, then and now

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Since 1987, March has been celebrated as Women's History Month. As the month comes to a close, it is important to reflect on those women who have made an impact on our history here at Baker. The official...

Book banning has become a trend again as numerous school across the country are being ordered to restrict access to certain stories.

Banning Books: is it even legal?

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 28, 2022

This past January, a school district in Tennessee made the decision to ban Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel “Maus." The story is about Spiegelman’s relationship with his father, who was a survivor...

Dr. Alan Grant and the economics of Seinfeld

Dr. Alan Grant and the economics of “Seinfeld”

Story by Liam H. Flake, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

"Seinfeld" represents a staple in the landscape of late twentieth-century American television. Starring Jerry Seinfeld, the sitcom ran for nine seasons and aimed to entertain people through everyday life...

Associate Director of Athletics Susan Decker is appointed Baker Universitys Senior Womens Administrator by Nate Houser.

Susan Decker becomes first woman named senior administrator in Baker Athletics

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on March 16, at 8:00 p.m. On Feb. 8, Susan Decker was named senior woman administrator of Baker University Athletics. The...

Head wrestling coach Cody Garcia is being inducted to the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame for his time as a student-athlete

Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia to be inducted into Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor March 10, 2022

On Feb. 1, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Baker University Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia is amongst ten inductees from...

As the overdose epidemic grows on college campuses, its important to be aware of the symptoms and realities of drug use.

Editorial: Overdose epidemic grows on college campuses

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 28, 2022

Before coming to college, we were all told by parents, by teachers, by guest-speakers to say “no” to drugs. It’s a lesson that’s been hammered into our heads for as long as we could remember. But...

Moving your body, prioritizing rest and creating a school life balance are just a few ways to avoid academic burnout this spring semester.

How to avoid burnout this spring semester

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor February 27, 2022

Last spring, I experienced what is known as academic burnout. While I am no stranger to feeling overwhelmed and anxious, this was something I had never experienced before. Researchers define burnout as...

Junior Tajanique Bell (left), Sophomore Micah Walker (middle) and Freshman Jenica Jackman (right) are three of the many minority student athletes sharing their perspectives on the world of sports at Baker University.

What it is like: The lives and perspectives of Black athletes at Baker University

Story by Colbie Fairley, Staff Writer and Photographer February 21, 2022

According to the 2020-2021 Baker University Factbook, the Black students made up 9.6 percent of the student population in the 2020 fall semester. Being such a small percentage, Black students on campus...

Recent Baker alum and former member of the esports team, Justin Toumberlin, becomes interim Head Coach for esports until the position is filled.

Baker University welcomes new Esports interim head coach Justin Toumberlin

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

On Jan. 19, it was announced that class of 2020 Baker University Alumni Justin Toumberlin would be the interim head coach of Baker University’s Esports team. Toumberlin was approached by Athletic...

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