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

Susan Decker named Baker’s first Senior Woman Administrator

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...

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.

Editorial: 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...

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