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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...

Students watch from the student section in anticipation of a Wildcat win.

Sporting events to allow up to 200 fans

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

On Apr. 20, Baker University Athletics announced a change in sporting event spectator policies. Due to protocol updates issued by Douglas County, the university will allow up to 200 guests to be in attendance...

Both physical and mental tolls continue to appear as students push through pandemic life.

Editorial: Students continue to endure repercussions of pandemic

Story by Editorial Board April 13, 2021

Just over one year ago, what was expected to be a two week bump in the road upended the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges that will linger across the globe for years to...

More college students are now eligible for SNAP benefits with the latest COVID-19 relief bill.

COVID-19 relief package includes SNAP benefits for more college students

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Students who are involved in work-study are now eligible for Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a part of the federal COVID-19 relief package. National Association of...

An increasing number of professors, faculty and staff at Baker University are now able to obtain their COVID-19 vaccination. Many have done so by traveling to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Increasing number of faculty members receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all Kansans ages sixteen and over after the state of Kansas entered the final phase, Phase 5, of the Vaccine Prioritization plan on Mar. 29. Even before the...

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