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Junior Tajanique Bell (left), Sophomore Micah Walker (middle) and Freshman Jenica Jackman (right) are three of the many minority student athletes sharing their perspectives on the world of sports at Baker University.

What it is like: The lives and perspectives of Black athletes at Baker University

Story by Colbie Fairley, Staff Writer and Photographer February 21, 2022

According to the 2020-2021 Baker University Factbook, the Black students made up 9.6 percent of the student population in the 2020 fall semester. Being such a small percentage, Black students on campus...

Freshman Tristan Stafford wrestles first at 125 and gets the first Baker win of the night.

Wildcat Wrestling takes down Graceland

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 13, 2021

Baker University men's wrestling had a big night with a 43-0 shutout against Graceland on Nov. 12. Starting with 125 pounds, Freshman Tristan Stafford won in a majority decision of 11-3. Following...

Sophomore Braden Wiggs tries to find the basket against two Falcons players.

Men’s Basketball wins first game against Kansas Christian

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 3, 2021

Baker men's basketball started the season off with a win against Kansas Christian College with a final score of 87-80. The game lead alternated between teams, giving each team the lead on multiple...

Junior kicker, Mikolaj Stan kicks the field goal to add to the Baker lead.

Baker Football beats rival Benedictine

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer November 2, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Baker Wildcat football took on their rival, the Benedictine Ravens. The Wildcats took home the win with a final score of 28-23. With a dominating offense, Baker was able to...

Senior Kelsey Simmons goes all in to earn the Wildcats another point.

Wildcat Volleyball defeated by MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 27, 2021

Baker University's women's volleyball team fell short against MidAmerica Nazarene in three sets with the scores being 25-13, 25-16 and a nail-biter at the end of the third set giving a score of 25-23. Junior...

Freshman Phillip Vesta gets set at the line of scrimmage preparing to make the next defensive play.

Wildcat Football excels with a win over MidAmerica Nazarene

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 19, 2021

This past weekend, the Baker Wildcats football team took on the MidAmerica Nazarene Pirates. The game started off slow but quickly picked up after an interceptions and the Baker defense picking up...

Baker Universitys baseball field, Sauder Field, is currently under renovation. There are plans to continue the renovations to the football, softball, and soccer fields  to create the Champions Sports Facility.

Baker Athletics to add new fields and facilities

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Baker University is currently making several renovations and additions to benefit Baker athletes, coaches, students, families and alumni. Associate Vice President of Capital Planning, Facilities and...

The Baker Wildcats enter the field for the start of the game against the Graceland Yellow Jackets on Oct 2.

Wildcat Football wins over Yellow Jackets

Story by Cierra Bryant, Photographer October 4, 2021

Homecoming weekend started off with a bang as the Baker Wildcats football team wins over the Graceland Yellow Jackets with a final score of 58-7. With two lightning delays before half, the Wildcats...

Freshman Connor Keith helps sack the quarterback on the fourth down to get the ball back.

Baker Football beats Peru State 33-3

Story by Cierra Bryant, Writer September 20, 2021

Baldwin City had an exciting weekend at Liston filled with lots of family and Baker fans. Family day was in full swing on Saturday, Sept. 18, with student life tailgating and concession stand snacks...

The Word with Max Dutton – May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Word, we cover student senate elections, go through the Baker News Rundown, and end with the 2 Minute Drill.

The Word with Max Dutton – Apr. 30, 2021

April 30, 2021

Welcome back to The Word. On this week’s episode, we cover Baker’s newly updated spectator policy, go through the Baker news rundown and end with the 2-Minute Drill.

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...

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