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Yik Yak app tramples across campus

Just as people were getting used to using “tweet” as a verb, soon enough they may be saying “yak.” The reason: a new app called Yik Yak.

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Procrastination rolls in with the cold


With Thanksgiving break coming to an end and Christmas break right around the corner, it is prime season for procrastination. College students and even professors have numerous distractions keeping them from finishing the more important work first.

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BU hires new VP of university advancement

Danielle Yearout has been hired as the new vice president of university advancement. Yearout has worked with President Lynne Murray for years prior to accepting this position at Baker.

Flowers, SAC snag awards at regional conference

Baker University’s Student Activities Council and its director recently walked away from the National Association of Campus Activities’ annual three-day conference with awards in tow.

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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.