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Ask Dean Bailey: COVID-19 rules, regulations and changes

Ask Dean Bailey: COVID-19 rules, regulations and changes

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor

September 18, 2020

As the pandemic and all of the regulations that go with it continue, students have had a lot of important questions to be answered. Following a Student Forum that explained some of the current guidelines in more detail, a list of questions that had not yet been answered was compiled. Dean of Students...

COVID-19 calls for more self care

COVID-19 calls for more self care

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor

September 14, 2020

The overwhelm of uncertainty, the crashing of technology when we need it the most and roommates being sent home with little to no notice are just a few of the challenges we students are experiencing on the daily. The new health facts and ever-changing social distance guidelines coming out weekly just add to t...

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

September 9, 2020

With the start of the 2020 fall semester comes new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Baker University's campus. There has been widespread confusion among students about what is expected of them and what is being done to keep everyone safe. In an attempt to provide transparency...

Baker University creates new learning environments

Biology Professor Dr. Unger teaches her Scientific Theory Quest course just outside of Mulvane Hall. Students gathered in a socially distanced manner to discuss course material.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

While there are several changes instituted on Baker University’s campus this semester, none are quite as visible as the six outdoor classrooms scattered across campus. Covid-19 has created the need for alternative learning environments. The idea was considered to offer more opportunities for in-person...

“Love Island”: reality shows and COVID-19

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 3, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, entertainment productions have ceased filming due to health and safety risks. While traditional films and television programs have been able to resume filming, reality programs have a higher risk of resuming filming and must wait until proper safety precautions can be...

Baker University Football follows guidelines while beginning preseason workouts

Baker Wildcat football players have returned to workouts hosted at Liston Stadium in order to promote social distancing during strength and conditioning exercises.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

July 10, 2020

The Baker Wildcat football team returned to the Baldwin City campus on June 22 to begin their preseason workouts after months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the student athletes are welcome back on campus for workouts, there are guidelines being followed to ensure health and safety...

“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...