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Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Cross Country claims first and second place at Gary Stoner Invite

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University cross country teams traveled to Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri to compete in the Gary Stoner Invite. The Wildcat’s men’s team continued their successful season as the team took first place in the invitational. The Wildcats were led by Senior Greg Flores...

Volleyball splits over weekend

Juniors Taylor Bell (left) and Jillian Hardeman attempt to block a hit by a Central Methodist player. Hardeman deflects the ball enough for the point to count for Central Methodist.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

The Baker University volleyball team had a busy weekend as the Wildcats traveled to Lamoni, Iowa to take on the Graceland University Yellowjackets on Friday. On Saturday the Wildcats traveled to Peru State to take on the Bobcats. The Wildcats came away with a victory against Graceland after a thrilling...

Bishop Quayle Bible Collection: A history

Shown is the

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

The Quayle Bible Collection is a collection of Bibles and religious manuscripts that were donated to Baker University by Bishop Quayle in his will in 1925. Kim Quayle, Baker University alumna and great-great granddaughter of Bishop Quayle, said she remembers stories from her childhood about Bishop Quayle. “I’ve...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Sophomore Sam Huckabee gaining yards at the game last Saturday.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...

Interterms from here to there

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

Interterm is a time between the fall and spring semesters for students to have a few weeks to take an on-campus course, go on a travel interterm course or extend their Christmas break to relax at home. Each Baker student is required to complete at least two Interterm courses though they are welcome t...

Enrollment requires more student housing

The New Living Center is one of three resident halls on the Baldwin City Campus.

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018

More students are attending Baker University, and the increase in enrollment requires more housing for those students. Director of Residence Life Nick Goodman explained that 504 of 849 students live in on-campus housing, causing the residence options to be at 94.6 percent capacity as of Fall 2018....

Cofer excels at Maple Leaf Invitational

Jacob Cofer paces himself during the Maple Leaf Invitational to finish with a time of 17:01.18 in the 5-kilometer run. Cofer finished as the top Wildcat and sixth place overall.

Story by Lily Stephens, Multi-Media Editor

September 24, 2018

This cross country season has been much anticipated as the men’s team now features 21 runners. Nine freshmen contribute to that new number, with six of the nine coming from area high schools. Freshman Jacob Cofer, from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is proving to be a strong asset to the team. At ...

Russell obtains dean position

Darcy Russell, dean of the college of arts and sciences  taught for 30 years before beginning this position.

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018

On July 1, Darcy Russell began her new position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This decision was made after a rigorous interview process that began with eight candidates. Russell said it felt odd to be interviewed by people who she considers to be her friends. “The faculty weren’t easy on me ev...

New sports introduced to program

New sports introduced to program

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018

Baker University added women’s wrestling and men’s bowling programs this fall semester. Athletic Director Nate Houser says that the athletic department chose to add the sports of men’s bowling and women’s wrestling after looking at potential growth in order to make programs whole. As there i...

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 11, 2017

College ends. It’s a sad, but true fact. One day we will all leave Baker University and begin our lives as members of society. For some, these college days end sooner than expected. Graduating early is both an honor and a curse. I have spent the past 16 years as a full-time student for nine months out of ...

Editorial: Here’s the syllabus, now read chapter one

Editorial: Here's the syllabus, now read chapter one

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 10, 2017

Syllabus week: the first few days of school filled with no homework, cheesy ice breakers and the, “What have you done this summer?” question. Students across America cherish this week, appreciating the days absent of the onslaught of reading and writing. Baker students can only imagine having a wee...