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When will things go back to normal?: The question we need to stop asking

“When will things go back to normal?”: The question we need to stop asking

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor May 13, 2020

Two months ago, if you had told me that I would be taking online classes from my home for the second half of the spring semester, I never would have believed you. I, like many of my friends and peers whom...

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, has his team poised to be strong contenders to be back-to-back Super Bowl Champions.

First round NFL Draft reactions

Story by Jeremiah Edwards, Staff Writer May 8, 2020

Bengals (A) Joe Burrow -- Quarterback Way to not over think this Bengals. Joe Burrow was obviously the man coming into the draft. His stats speak for themselves. The only question is whether or not...

Its time to get serious about climate change

It’s time to get serious about climate change

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor May 5, 2020

Last week, Earth day had its fiftieth celebration, motivating people to leave their sequestered homes for a brief walk or to post their favorite nature photos on social media. When this day rolls around,...

Are video games the problem?

Are video games the problem?

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer April 21, 2020

Anyone who has consistently prioritized playing video games over social, occupational, and school obligations may be suffering from a mental disorder according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO...

EPA allows some companies to bypass pollution checks

EPA allows some companies to bypass pollution checks

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer April 19, 2020

Many things have changed since the outbreak of coronavirus. While most of these changes are to protect people susceptible to the virus and to stop the spread of it, some are doing the exact opposite. The...

What its 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....

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...

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...

Becky Potter (left) and Kelly Garrison (right) work in the Baker mailroom. Potter has been working in the mailroom for eight years and Garrison is coming up on her 23rd anniversary working at Baker University.

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...

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...

Freshman Carson Moore currently serves as the freshman class president at Student Senate.

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...

Senior Total Equality Alliance President, Jesse Gardner, joined TEA her freshman year.

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...

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