Baby Yoda! Do or Do Not?


Julie Linehan and Reagan Drake

Over break, you probably had time to convince your parents to subscribe to Disney+ and then made time to binge as much Disney goodness as your heart desired. One show, in particular, seems to stick out.

The Mandalorian is a brand-new adventure from the Star Wars Saga. The series follows the titular Mandalorian bounty hunter (who is playfully called Mando) and another character who has tugged at the heartstrings of many. That character is referred to as “The Child” within the series, but the Internet has crowned him as the precious “Baby Yoda”. Yes, even the creators themselves have come out and said it’s alright to call him that.

We created a poll to see how many find the little Yoda-ling cute. Out of a poll out of 32 people, 69% of people agreed that The Child was adorable, while 31% of people disagreed and had some interesting things to say about the new young character. Xander Hill had particularly strong words: “I want to punt Baby Yoda into the sun. I am tired of hearing about and seeing the tiny green goblin on my phone and computer whenever I log on to anything.” Most students expressed their adoration. Freshman Za’Niya Cline responded to the poll in all caps: “HE DESERVES THE WORLD AND MY WHOLE HEART.” 

While there is an ongoing debate on whether “Baby Yoda” is cute or not, we can all agree that the memes being made are unstoppable. Whether you love him or hate him, Baby Yoda isn’t going away anytime soon, as Season 2 of The Mandalorian releases Fall 2020.

Baby Yoda’s adventures are available now on The Mandalorian, streaming on Disney+.