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Oct. 11 marks National Coming Out day, a day significant to many of those in LGBTQIA+ community.

The pressure of coming out

Story by Hunter Finerty, Staff Writer October 11, 2021

Before I realized that I was queer, I was enthralled by anything to do with the LGBTQIA+ community. In middle school, I became obsessed with a handful of queer creators on YouTube like Tyler Oakley, Ingrid...

Following celebrity Colton Underwood publicly coming out, it becomes important to discuss celebrities and their ability to come out without being ridiculed.

Heteronormativity: still a very prevalent issue

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

On April 14th, former star of "The Bachelor," Colton Underwood, came out as gay during an interview on “Good Morning America”. In the interview, he confesses that he has known he’s been “different”...

Senior Kaeli Whitener showcases her Squishmallow collection

Senior Kaeli Whitener showcases her Squishmallow collection

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 12, 2021

Everyone has a hobby, whether that hobby is painting, writing, reading or collecting. In the case of one Baker University student, a hobby is collecting cute and huggable plushies. Senior Kaeli Whitener...

2020 brings tragic celebrity deaths that impact Baker University students

2020 brings tragic celebrity deaths that impact Baker University students

Story by Maya Hodison and Will Hanson October 22, 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for a great number of people. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have suffered hardships beyond anything they have ever experienced. On top of a global pandemic, this...

The problem with Riverdale

The problem with “Riverdale”

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 6, 2020

“Riverdale” is a teen drama series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for the CW channel. The show serves as a loose, darker adaptation of the popular “Archie” comics from the 1940s. The series...

Senior Total Equality Alliance President, Jesse Gardner, joined TEA her freshman year.

Total Equality Alliance: Student Organization

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

Total Equality Alliance, better known on campus as TEA, provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students where they can hang out together in a judgement free zone.   Nicholaus Pumphrey, Assistant Professor...

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