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Senior Asiel Flores, and Sophomore Christain Nishi-Rivera take the time to read stories from the backpack campaign. Each backpack signifies a college or highschool aged student who lost their life to suicide.

SAC hosts Suicide Awareness Week

Story by Josephine Moore, Photographer September 12, 2021

Counseling Center Director Tim Hodges receives Kansas Counselor of the Year.

Tim Hodges recognized as “Counselor of the Year” by Kansas Counseling Association

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Counseling Center Director Tim Hodges has been a part of Baker University for the past thirteen years. In March 2021, he was named the 2020 Counselor of the Year by the Kansas Counseling Association. According...

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...

Shelby Perez promotes diversity, leadership and wellness on campus

Shelby Perez promotes diversity, leadership and wellness on campus

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 25, 2021

For Shelby Perez, assistant director of inclusion and wellness programs, her job is all about the students. From Topeka, Kan., Perez began her college education at Washburn University and then transferred...

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...

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...

Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Mental health and celebrities: The double standard that is our reality

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Graphic Design Editor March 7, 2020

*Trigger warning* On Feb. 15, Caroline Flack unexpectedly died of suicide in her London apartment. Flack was the host for the UK reality TV show “Love Island," and was adored by many. Variety.com...

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Knowing the signs: Eating disorder awareness week

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor March 4, 2020

College is one of the most formative experiences in a person’s life, from living independently to figuring out possible career paths. However, increased stress levels and the pressure to be perfect can...

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer December 12, 2019

Baker University is in the process of applying for a new government grant that would enhance the campus’ mental health services. According to McAllister and Quinn, the University’s consulting company,...

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Dear freshmen: Normalizing first semester worries and doubts

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor November 4, 2019

The doubts and worries in the back of your head are valid, and the constant state of having no idea what you’re doing is totally normal. I am right there with you. Conversations about the adjustment...

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