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“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 I’ve talked to, never thought that COVID-19 would affect my life and shut down a small universit...

Virtual concerts provide entertainment during COVID-19

Virtual concerts provide entertainment during COVID-19

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

Many times people turn to music to help get through rough times and even can have a special song to remember special moments. That is also why getting the chance to see someone’s favorite artist in concert is such a big deal. However, with COVID-19 taking over the world, many artists have been canceling ...

Long awaited documentary “The Last Dance” airs

Long awaited documentary

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

May 8, 2020

Because of the cancellation of all athletic events due to COVID-19, there is a huge void in the world of live sports. Major events that people look forward to attending and watching on television in the spring and summer time, like March Madness, the NBA Finals and the 2020 Summer Olympics, have been...

Seniors awarded highest academic honor

Seniors awarded highest academic honor

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Every year, students get recognized for going above and beyond and completing outstanding work. In May 2020, 12 Baker seniors were invited to Alpha Delta Sigma, which is the highest academic honor the University bestows. It recognizes the top ten percent of the senior class based on overall GPA, including...

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The admissions department at Baker University is hard at work year-round, interacting with prospective students from all over the world. A large part of this is giving campus tours to these students to give them a feel of what life at Baker truly is. But with campus shut down for the remainder of the s...

Citizens engage in protests against “stay at home” orders

Citizens engage in protests against

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

On April 15, a public protest took place in Lansing, Michigan in protest of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that extended the quarantine duration from April 30 to May 15. Known as “Operation Gridlock”, the protest encouraged people to create a traffic jam and hold signs out demanding that se...

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...

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Five documentaries to stimulate your mind during COVID-19

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Self-isolation has left many of us with a lot of time on our hands and there’s only so many times you can binge-watch “Friends” or “The Office” before you start looking for something new. Or, if you’re like me, you struggle to commit to a multi-season series because you get distracted half...

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...