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Beards provide warmth, competition

All over campus, razors, grooming kits and trimmers have been stored away, at least until December. During the month of November or No-Shave November, men are foregoing shaving in favor of a more hairy look.

Unique class provides insight from inmates

Instead of a traditional classroom setting, Associate Professor of Sociology Jacob Bucher will once again be teaching a class at the Topeka Correctional Center.

Baker alums share post-grad realizations

After earning undergraduate degrees, recent Baker alumni acknowledged that the path the set up for themselves upon graduation is not the same one they are traveling now.

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Students take on pets, responsibilities

Although it may be man’s best friend, owning a dog requires some responsibility. Many Baker students who live off-campus have become pet owners this semester and are adapting to this new duty.

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Bracelet sales advocate suicide awareness

Sophomore Alex Ekins, senior Tyler Douglass and junior Tyler Sheppard have teamed up with Dean of Students Cassy Bailey to buy and sell bracelets for suicide awareness and prevention in order to raise money for Sione Maumau's family.

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Exercise science expands locally, nationally

As the baby boomers age, one of BU’s most popular majors, exercise science, is booming. Baker has had an average of 100 students for the past three years who declare their major as exercise science, which leaves approximately 800 students who major in the other 39 fields that Baker University offers.

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Students benefit from Harlaxton opportunity

For students at the main campus in Baldwin City, Harlaxton College is the most popular choice for studying abroad. The college's Victorian manor, located in Grantham, England, sits on 120 acres of land and boasts more than 150 rooms.

SAC to host Casino Night

The Student Activities Council is hosting a Casino Night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m on Friday, Nov. 14, in Collins Center. The event is sponsored by SAC and the admissions office and will serve as the entertainment for current students on campus as well as high school students attending BU preview.

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Students brave cold to raise awareness


A few members of the Baker community spent a night outside, sleeping on cardboard in 30-degree weather, to bring awareness to homelessness last week as a part of the Wildcat Sleep Out.

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Students traveling abroad discuss Ebola

As Ebola is spreading globally, some Baker students are preparing for international travel during the January interterm sessions. With increased security measures at international airports, students may be directly affected by the sudden Ebola outbreak.