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Fourth-year KU med students prepare to graduate early to fight Kansas COVID-19 cases

Junior Skyler Bruck practices good health practices with personal protection equipment during COVID-19 pandemic.

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 27, 2020

With the predicted peak of COVID-19 cases in Kansas drawing close in the coming weeks, 52 fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas have volunteered to graduate early to help the ongoing fight. These students will be just a fraction of other medical students around the country who ar...

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Story by Jeremiah Edwards and Makenzie Musgrove

April 23, 2020

The sports world has gone dark and its return has been left in an uncertain limbo with no solid timetable for a return. So, for the foreseeable future there will be no crack of the bat, the bouncing of a basketball or even the monotonous sounds of engines revving up as NASCAR drivers race around in circles. This...

How to prepare for the suffering US job market, according to career services director

How to prepare for the suffering US job market, according to career services director

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 14, 2020

The recent COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have created a slew of consequences across the globe, including an unprecedented toll on the US economy and job market. In the past three weeks, over sixteen million Americans have filed unemployment claims, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has predicted a 32.1% une...

Student-athletes find ways to cope after seasons end

Baker University Baseball players, senior Martin Radosevic (left) and junior Donovan Sutti (right) play catch in their free time despite the impact that COVID-19 has had on their season.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Much of a Baker student-athlete's time outside of class is dedicated to sport-related activities. Teammates spend time together and form close relationships with not only those within their sport, but the entire athletic department. Having such a big part of their lives unexpectedly taken away would...

Movie industry adapts during virus

Movie industry adapts during virus

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries across the globe to undergo preventative measures to halt further spread of the coronavirus and social distancing has been one of the most drastic. From staying six feet apart from each other, limited gatherings and now the recent ban on nonessential outings, bu...

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Maya Hodison

March 22, 2020

Baker University will no longer be holding in-person classes on campus for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An email from President Dr. Lynne Murray was sent out on the afternoon of March 20 that explained to students what this means. “The decisions were incredibly...

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

COVID-19 forces cancellations for NAIA athletes

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Emma Howard

March 13, 2020

On the afternoon of  March 12 the Heart of America announced that effective immediately all winter championship events, and championships currently underway, are to be canceled. This affects many of the remaining spring sports' seasons including bowling, softball, baseball, dance and track and field. The...

What is Baker’s plan for COVID-19?

What is Baker's plan for COVID-19?

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States has generated many questions about how Baker University will handle the scheduling of classes after spring break. On March 12 President Lynne Murray, the Executive Cabinet and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy...

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Harlaxton College is located outside of Grantham, England. On March 11, the school held a forum where they announced that students must vacate the manor by March 18.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

In a March 11 forum held regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all students currently studying abroad at Harlaxton College learned they will be removed from the manor by March 18 and were highly recommended they return to their homes in the United States. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made...

Coronavirus takes world by storm

Coronavirus takes world by storm

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Before anybody could hail in the new year, a report came out of Wuhan, China on Dec. 31 that there was an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, "novel" meaning it is a strain that has not been found in humans before. What started as a singular report with only a handful of confirmed cases has since escalated...