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Unpaid internships no longer serve students due to financial stress and lack of labor appreciation.

It is time to end unpaid internships

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor December 4, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, the search for internships for the upcoming year is in full swing. Many Baker students participate in short and long-term internships year-round as several academic...

With concerts going back, specific guidelines are set in place to protect against COVID-19.

The impact of COVID-19 on the concert experience

Story by Marissa Schimke, Staff Writer November 1, 2021

Before the pandemic, concert attendees were concerned about finding seats, locating the nearest bathroom and leaving in time to beat the post-concert traffic. Just like many other aspects of the normal...

With the increasing number of positive COVID tests in the United States, Baker has resumed case tracking on the university website after student and faculty concern.

COVID-19 case tracking dashboard has returned

Story by Colbie Fairley and Maria Gutierrez October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on Oct. 26, 11:56 a.m. In the last few weeks of September, the COVID-19 dashboard for case tracking returned to the Baker...

After skipping a year of the Maple Leaf Festival due to the COVD-19 pandemic, the festival is back and ready to take over the streets of Baldwin City.

Baldwin City welcomes back the Maple Leaf Festival

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On Oct. 16 and 17, Baldwin City is welcoming its annual Maple Leaf Festival back to town. This year the festival is expected to draw in anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 people in total. With last year’s...

Baker University is doing their part in slowing the spread of the pandemic by offering free Covid-19 vaccinations.

Baker University hosts more COVID-19 vaccination clinics, with the rise of the delta variant

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer August 26, 2021

Baker University has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to offer students and Baldwin City residents the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free. Shortly after the COVID-19...

Kaitlyn Powell started as Baker Universitys new Assistant Director of Student Activities on May 3.

Baker University welcomes Kaitlyn Powell as new Assistant Director of Student Activities

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer May 18, 2021

Baker University welcomed Kaitlyn Powell to the Baker family on May 3. Powell is the newest addition to the student life team, fulfilling the role of Assistant Director of Student Activities. Starting...

Due to COVID-19, movie theaters are facing potential shut down. The Hollywood Theaters in Lawrence, Kan. has been shut down since the beginning of the pandemic.

Movie theaters look to reopen their doors

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

2020 proved a difficult year for the movie theater industry. Between quarantine and movie studios releasing movies via streaming platforms rather than on the big screen, there was an estimated loss of...

Baker University is giving their students the opportunity to get a free Covid-19 vaccination shot on April 29.

Baker University to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Baker University has partnered with Douglas County to offer students and Baldwin City community members a chance to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for free. This Thursday, Apr. 29, a vaccination clinic...

The three COVID-19 vaccination options, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNtech and Johnson and Johnson, offer varying options for the public to fight the virus.

What to know about the current COVID-19 vaccines

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

As of Apr. 19, every person over the age of 16 is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in the United States. However, only 69 percent of all Americans are planning on receiving a vaccine. With...

OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

OpEd: Luca Janssen on being an international student during the pandemic

Story by Luca Janssen, Contributing Writer April 25, 2021

Baker University is home to a number of international students. Most of them travel to the United States to attend college and play a sport. I am an international student from the Netherlands and am attending...

The Baker University community donated food and money to the Baldwin City Food Bank for Greek Week.

Greek Week 2021 raises funds for Baldwin Community Food Pantry

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Supporting one another has been a consistent theme throughout the 2020-2021 school year. This is largely due to the financial challenges presented by COVID-19. When the Baker University Fraternity and...

Harlaxton College study abroad programs will return beginning summer 2021. This will be the first time students have lived in the manor since an abrupt departure in spring of 2020.

Harlaxton travel to resume starting summer 2021

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Harlaxton College will once again open its doors to Baker University students. Starting in the summer of 2021, students and faculty will be accepted into the program in a slow return to study abroad opportunities. Baker...

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