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Baker Serves hosts Trunk or Treat

Baker Serves hosts Trunk or Treat

Story by Madison Nedved, BU Student Media

October 27, 2017


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Baker Serves is hosting Trunk or Treat on High Street in downtown Baldwin City this Halloween. The main idea behind Trunk or Treat is to give local children and families a safe place to trick or treat since Baldwin City’s homes are widely distributed and spread out. This event is especially accommodating...

Six Baker people you should know

Six Baker people you should know

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

October 10, 2017


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Baker University prides itself on its family-like atmosphere. Faculty and staff members across all departments of Baker play a large role in the development and success of students. Though their job descriptions differ, their individual responsibilities all work together in order to create the atmosph...

Baker’s “no gun” policy aims to protect

Baker’s “no gun” policy aims to protect

Story by Aradaisia Walker and Brenna Thompson

September 12, 2017


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In July, Kansas passed legislation that allows possession of a gun on university territory. According to Kansas state law, students or faculty who have obtained their conceal and carry license have the right to maneuver campus grounds with their weapon on them. This law applies to all state schools i...

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 11, 2017


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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 ...

Welcome to historic Baldwin City

Welcome to historic Baldwin City

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 11, 2017


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Ever felt like walking through Baldwin City was like walking in the past, each building bringing its own unique charm? That feeling is not without reason as Baldwin City is home to several historic buildings that have changed over the years. The downtown Baldwin City area did not always look as picturesque...

Campus rankings may not be legit

Campus rankings may not be legit

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2017


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In recent years, it seems as if Baker University has won every award except for one that distinguishes it as “The Best University Ever.” Students believe this and promote it in every way possible because these national honors help to strengthen our case. What ultimately lies behind the validity of the...

One Baker, One Goal: A day of giving

One Baker, One Goal: A day of giving

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

September 8, 2017


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On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Baker will host an inaugural 24-hour online day of giving. Baker University is “hoping to engage current students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in one whole day of giving back to Baker,” Development Officer Rachel Shuck said. Shuck and the development team have b...

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

The disappearance of Phi Mu explained

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 6, 2017


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About halfway down eighth street is the Baker University Alumni Center. This building housed the Baker campus’ Phi Mu Zeta Alpha Chapter until 2011. “Phi Mu was super nice. We had all kinds of members,” Cheryl McCrary, director of admissions said. “We had athletes, we had musicians. I was the firs...

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 5, 2017


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Just as the Baker campus is undergoing building renovations, current Student Senate officers are sporting a few new changes to their student-run organization this academic year. In order to create a more inclusive and involved program, Student Senate officers and their faculty advisor, Josh Doak, are...

Record set for highest enrollment

Record set for highest enrollment

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

September 4, 2017


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This semester, Baker University welcomed its largest group of new students in its recorded history, with the number reaching 309. This number was made up of 257 first-time freshmen and 52 new transfer students. New strategies have been put in place within admissions and marketing to encourage higher n...