The Baker Orange

Fraternity recruitment changes set in place

Fraternity recruitment changes set in place

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 18, 2018


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This 2018 recruitment year fraternities had a change to their regular recruiting schedule due to sports schedules. While no rules changed, the structure of events created buzz around campus and confusion for initiated members in the four fraternities at Baker.   Traditionally, recruitment has started on...

New issue of the Watershed features student work

New issue of the Watershed features student work

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

June 21, 2018


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On April 18 the 2018 edition of the Watershed, Baker’s literary magazine made its debut during the lunch reception of Dialogos. The magazine is produced, designed and edited entirely by Baker students and features original writings from people of all grade levels. The Watershed has been a staple of ...

BRäV advocates for change on campus

BRäV advocates for change on campus

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

June 17, 2018


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On April 25, students across campus wore denim in order to promote the awareness of sexual assault. This event began after a wrongfully judged court case in Italy that took place in 1998. The court decided that the tightness of the victim’s jeans meant that she must have assisted the offender in the r...

Pride displayed through drag show

Pride displayed through drag show

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

May 22, 2018


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The month of April has unofficially become the month that college students celebrating Pride across the country often refer to as the month of ‘Gaypril.’ The Total Equality Alliance, (TEA) hosted a drag show for the first time on campus, along with other events throughout the week to promote Pride...

Dance class offered in the fall of 2018

Dance class offered in the fall of 2018

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

May 14, 2018


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A dance class has been added for half of the Fall 2018 semester. The class will be instructed by University of Kansas graduate student Tim Flattery. Categorized as an exercise science course, the class is open to any students who are interested. Proposed by Assistant Professor of Exercise Science a...

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

May 6, 2018


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A new campaign was recently launched to help better the future of Baker University. The Forever Orange campaign is comprehensive and meant to take place over the next five years, with an end goal of raising $20 million. “It’s not a specific campaign to one building or one program or raising...

Miranda Lindmark accepts position with sorority

Miranda Lindmark accepts position with sorority

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2018


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A Baker University senior recently accepted a full-time job at her sorority’s national headquarters. Miranda Lindmark, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, was offered one of approximately 20 Leadership Consultant positions in March, making her the first the Sigma chapter has had. “I’m getting to combine...

Saving lives through organ donation

Saving lives through organ donation

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

May 1, 2018


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Healthy organs aren’t easy to come by. The waiting lists for these organs are enormous — 122,000 people in the U.S. were in search of an organ of some sort in 2017. Only 34,000 people will receive the organ that they need each year. Roughly 110 people are added to this list each day, with 22 of th...

Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

May 1, 2018


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A Museum Studies minor will be added to the Fall 2018 catalog with the goal of preparing students for graduate school in museum studies or to work in a museum. The minor requires students to complete 18 credit hours, three of which have to be upper-level credits from working in a museum, gallery or archive...

Salon classes changed for next year

Salon classes changed for next year

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 25, 2018


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The Salon 101 and Salon 102 courses are being combined into one course starting Fall 2018. The new course has yet to receive an official name but is being called "First Year Experience" in the meantime. “Unlike most colleges, we had a program that went all year round and the thought was that a fre...

‘We want to feel included’

‘We want to feel included’

Story by Brenna Thompson, New Assistant

April 25, 2018


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LGBTQ policy formation has been at the center of controversial issues across the nation in recent years, with a typical divide between far-right conservatives and far-left liberals. Kansas as a state tends to fall into the more conservative beliefs, which can have serious negative and marginalizing impacts on th...