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University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

Story by Halle Morrell, Emma Howard, Will Hanson, and Rebekah Nelson February 24, 2021

According to Baker University officials, the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic created hardships resulting in the decision to cut a total of 18 faculty and staff positions, four majors and two...

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

What to know about the COVID-19 vaccines

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

It’s been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused everything we’ve known to change. But after spending our summers and holidays stuck indoors, the recently developed vaccines...

Holiday celebrations endanger a safe return to campus

Holiday celebrations endanger a safe return to campus

Story by Editorial Board, Writer December 20, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, life has had to change drastically. Fatigue has set in and many people are deciding to be done with the pandemic when the pandemic has not yet ended. The frustration and...

Sophomore Shayla Garcia staying in character during her performance.

Theatre program hosts classic radio show performances through Zoom

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the fine arts communities have been vastly affected. Figuring out how to socially distance on stage, wearing masks and performing without audiences have caused struggles,...

The Word with Max Dutton: Nov. 20, 2020

Story by Preston Wilson, Max Dutton, and Brendan Hulla November 20, 2020

In this week's episode of The Word, we take a look at the presidential election results, the 8th Street Burger Shop, have a special segment of Brendan on the Block and announce the final Wildcat of the...

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Spectator policies impact players on senior day

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 17, 2020

Senior student-athletes could have never expected their last seasons would be framed around navigating a pandemic. Missing out on team bonding experiences and having games canceled and postponed were only...

Pushing through the unexpected

Pushing through the unexpected

Story by Emma Howard November 1, 2020

As students start gearing up for finals week, collective feelings of burnout and exhaustion have hit an all-time high. For many, the fall semester has felt like a sprint with nonstop hurdles to overcome. It...

Spring semester schedule decided

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer October 29, 2020

With a challenging Fall 2020 semester full of uncertainties and plenty of coursework, Baker University students, staff and faculty are looking forward to resting their minds and bodies. Looking ahead to...

Why college students need a stimulus check

Why college students need a stimulus check

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer October 21, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought devastation for nearly all sectors of the American economy with the unemployment rate hovering around 7.9 percent as of September, a drastic decrease from the 14.7 percent...

The Baker Wildcat football team will look to improve to 3-0 against Missouri Valley College on Oct. 24 at Liston Stadium.

Football sees postponement of previous two games

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor October 18, 2020

The Baker Wildcat football team has seen their last two games get postponed due to safety measures regarding COVID-19. This also comes after the first two games of the season were postponed for the Wildcats. At...

Senior Ashley Pippin sits at the circulation desk inside Collins Library. As part of the Work Study Program, students at Baker can apply to work as a Library Assistant.

Work Study hours take cuts due to pandemic hardships

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

The work study program has been providing on-campus jobs for Baker students for the past several years, such as being an admissions ambassador or a student tutor. While it can provide another source of...

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