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Sophomores Brian Vidal (left) and Gyorgy Kamaras (right) run onto the field. The mens soccer team played against MidAmerica Nazerene during the Heart of America Conference Tournament on Nov. 5.

Baker men’s soccer wraps up their 2022 season

Story by Trey Donovan, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

The men’s soccer season has come to an end as the team finishes 8-8-3 while going 6-4-2 in conference play. Coming into the year, the team faced a series of changes. The team had both a change in...

The Baker Football Team plays against Clarke University on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. with a losing score of 20-19. The game took place at Liston Stadium and featured the Homecoming coronation during halftime.

Football loses homecoming game to Clarke University

Story by Leah Van Weelden, Graphic Designer September 30, 2022

On Sept. 24, the Baker football team faced off against Clarke University on Homecoming Day and fell just short of a victory, due to a late push in the fourth quarter by the Clarke Pride resulting in a...

Nick Aguilar is Baker University new Head Mens Soccer Coach. Aguilar is a Baker University Alum and has expressed excitement for his new position.

Nick Aguilar steps up as head coach for men’s soccer

Story by Aalia Khan, Staff Photographer September 29, 2022

Since the promotion of Nate Houser, who is now the Associate Vice President of Advancement and Senior Advisor for DE&I Initiatives, the Baker University men's soccer team has received a new head coach....

Nicole Medical and Austin Coash discuss the importance of women in sports while highlighting women athletes at Baker.

Women in sports: women athletes at Baker

Story by Nicole Merical and Austin Coash May 4, 2022

In this podcast, Nicole Merical and Austin Coash discuss women in sports, specifically regarding Women's History Month which was this past March. The Baker Orange ·...

Head women’s basketball coach relieved of duties

Head women’s basketball coach relieved of duties

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor April 14, 2022

Justin Rees, the Baker University women’s basketball head coach, has been “relieved of his duties” at Baker as of April 4, according to Athletic Director Nate Houser. Houser said he takes the...

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...

Ryan Pitts, head coach of track and field, receives the Joe Bidens Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. Each recipient received a certificate signed by President Joe Biden.

Head Track and Field Coach Ryan Pitts earns Presidential Lifetime Achievement award for volunteer service

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor February 25, 2022

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on Feb 26. at 10:43 a.m. Last November, Baker University Head Track and Field Coach Ryan Pitts received the 2021 Joe Biden...

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...

Applied Heath Sciences partners with the nonprofit organization Be The Match to host a donation drive in honor of a local child who is in need of bone marrow. Baker is the first college in Kan. to participate, and a drive will be held on Feb. 15 in the Harter Union from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m for anyone interested in registering.

Finding the match: Student organizations and athletics partner with Be The Match

Story by Grace Duddy, Staff Writer and Photographer February 14, 2022

During the month of February, the Exercise Science Student Alliance and Public Health Student Association typically team up to sponsor a heart health campaign to help educate the Baker students. However,...

The Word With Max Dutton – Dec. 10, 2021

December 11, 2021

On this week’s episode, we check out how Baldwin City celebrates Christmas, get a behind-the-scenes look at the baker wrestling team and interview students about how they spend their winter break.

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