The Baker Orange

An inside look into student’s new inspirational platform

An inside look into student's new inspirational platform

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

About a month and a half ago, junior Krishten Davidson began building his social media platform as an inspirational speaker. By creating videos with a wide range of topics, he hopes to show people how to completely switch their mentalities, just like he did for himself. Davidson begins every video...

Seniors awarded highest academic honor

Seniors awarded highest academic honor

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Every year, students get recognized for going above and beyond and completing outstanding work. In May 2020, 12 Baker seniors were invited to Alpha Delta Sigma, which is the highest academic honor the University bestows. It recognizes the top ten percent of the senior class based on overall GPA, including...

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The admissions department at Baker University is hard at work year-round, interacting with prospective students from all over the world. A large part of this is giving campus tours to these students to give them a feel of what life at Baker truly is. But with campus shut down for the remainder of the s...

Dean Cassy Bailey turns to social media during quarantine

Dean Cassy Bailey turns to social media during quarantine

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

As stay-at-home orders continue to be extended across the nation, people are finding themselves connecting to others even more through social media. At Baker University, Dean of Students Cassy Bailey has made a memorable breakthrough on social media-creating Instagram and TikTok accounts and interac...

Sororities host philanthropy events online

Sororities host philanthropy events online

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Classes are not the only thing that has gone virtual for Baker University. For the sororities of Baker, they utilized the virtual world to organize and host their annual philanthropic events. For Delta Delta Delta sorority, their annual philanthropic event “DHOP” was moved online instead of being...

AMC theaters to no longer play Universal films

AMC theaters to no longer play Universal films

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2020

Following the immense success that Universal has found through releasing films like “Trolls World Tour” in theatres, AMC theatres claims that it will no longer play films from Universal Studios. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, major film studios have been postponing major movie releases wh...

Citizens engage in protests against “stay at home” orders

Citizens engage in protests against

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

On April 15, a public protest took place in Lansing, Michigan in protest of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order that extended the quarantine duration from April 30 to May 15. Known as “Operation Gridlock”, the protest encouraged people to create a traffic jam and hold signs out demanding that se...

‘Late Nite’ plans business after pandemic ends

'Late Nite' plans business after pandemic ends

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Baldwin City’s newest restaurant, Late Nite, has felt the loss of a school year cut short by COVID-19. Co-owner and Baker University student Dylan Kort returned to his home in Dallas once classes were moved online. “Late Nite has been closed until the fall semester, assuming classes are back...

Fourth-year KU med students prepare to graduate early to fight Kansas COVID-19 cases

Junior Skyler Bruck practices good health practices with personal protection equipment during COVID-19 pandemic.

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 27, 2020

With the predicted peak of COVID-19 cases in Kansas drawing close in the coming weeks, 52 fourth-year medical students at the University of Kansas have volunteered to graduate early to help the ongoing fight. These students will be just a fraction of other medical students around the country who ar...

Speech choir program says “goodbye” after 16 years

Speech choir performs for the last time in a special service held in Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Professor of Communications and Director of Speech Choir Susan Emel brought speech choir alum to perform as a group.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 has lead to many student lead organizations to operate solely online and resume in-person meetings in the fall semester. For Baker University speech choir, this change is bittersweet. 16 years of performances both inside and outside the classroom, speech choir will now have to conduct their...

Campus announces revision to grading scale

Campus announces revision to grading scale

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 22, 2020

On April 17, an email was sent to all Baker students announcing a revision in the grading scale for the spring 2020 semester. The email addressed a few new changes, the first being the replacement of a failing grade (F) with a no credit designation (NC), unless academic misconduct occurs. Student...

Art classes adapt to online-based learning

Art classes adapt to online-based learning

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the nation and around the world have ended face-to-face schooling and have turned to online classes. Baker University is one of thousands of universities to make this decision.  Students and professors have spent the last few weeks adjusting to this new cha...