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Work Study hours take cuts due to pandemic hardships

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.

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 income for students needing financial aid, it also provides an opportunity for students to have a job they...

Masked Voices: How Choir is Overcoming COVID-19

Masked Voices: How Choir is Overcoming COVID-19

Story by Colton Calovich, Videographer

October 12, 2020

The harmonies of the Baker choir ensembles are still ringing across campus. We talked to Dr. Ryan Olsen, director of choir ensembles, on what it takes to maintain a choir in the coronavirus era.

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

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

October 7, 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...

Comparing the Influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on Baker University’s campus

Comparing the Influenza and COVID-19 pandemics on Baker University's campus

Story by Maria Gutierrez and Zach Reeder

October 4, 2020

While attending college during a pandemic isn’t a common occurrence, it is not the first time that Baker University has been caught in the middle of one. Just over one hundred years ago, Baker University staff and students had to cope with the rise of an influenza pandemic. The influenza pandemic of 1918 was caused by...

Soccer teams open season on the road

Baker University Women's soccer team is off to a hot start with two wins to start the season.

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

The Baker University Men’s and Women’s soccer teams continued their road trip this last Saturday as they visited Clarke University. Both teams came out victorious as the women’s team captured their second shutout of the season en route to a 1-0 win. The men’s team picked up their first win of th...

Baker University Theatre performs short plays about pandemic experiences

Freshman Sidney Alaimo (left) performs alongside Senior Rose Ulrich (right) in an emotional scene. Alaimo and Ulrich played child and parent, respectively, in the story

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 22, 2020

For the Baker University Theatre Department, a global pandemic does not deter from producing a play, and it even serves as a source of inspiration. From Sept. 23rd to the 26th, the theatre department will be performing “Together While Apart: Plays About a Pandemic.” The show consists of three sho...

Baker University alters sports spectator policies

Fans will not be able to attend games at Liston Stadium through the month of September until conditions can be re-evaluated.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 17, 2020

Baker University Athletics has announced new policies regarding spectators for athletic events hosted by Baker University due to COVID-19 safety concerns. As a preventative measure in response to the pandemic, there will be no fans permitted to attend games or athletic events on Baker University's...

“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...

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Spring semester finishes online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Story by Elizabeth Hanson and Maya Hodison

March 22, 2020

Baker University will no longer be holding in-person classes on campus for the remainder of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An email from President Dr. Lynne Murray was sent out on the afternoon of March 20 that explained to students what this means. “The decisions were incredibly...

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Harlaxton College is located outside of Grantham, England. On March 11, the school held a forum where they announced that students must vacate the manor by March 18.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

In a March 11 forum held regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all students currently studying abroad at Harlaxton College learned they will be removed from the manor by March 18 and were highly recommended they return to their homes in the United States. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made...