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Baker University Football to allow spectators at home opener

The Baker Wildcat football team looks to open the season against Peru State College on Sept. 26 at Liston Stadium in front of fans.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

After previously announcing that no spectators would be allowed to attend sporting events on campus, Baker University  President Lynne Murray sent an email updating the protocol for upcoming sporting events, starting this weekend. As the Baker University campus has managed to maintain and decrease...

The Word with Max Dutton – Sep. 23, 2020

The Word with Max Dutton - Sep. 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

In this week's episode of The Baker Orange's new bi-weekly news show, The Word with Max Dutton, we give an update on sports coverage, talk to professors about how they've had to adapt this semester, and take an inside look at how Baker and the Baldwin City Police Department are keeping campus safe! Be...

Baker University to establish Baker Core in place of Quest program

Baker University to establish Baker Core in place of Quest program

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

The Quest program has been a staple of Baker University's Campus for almost a decade. Starting in the fall semester of 2021, it will be replaced with a new General Education program known as “Baker Core.”  The new program has been in development since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school ye...

Young Dems Club reaches Baker University’s campus

Senior Hadley Kaff is president of the Baker University chapter of the Young Dems Club. The chapter was founded during the Fall 2020 semester.

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Election day is less than two months away, but the political environment of the United States will continue to persist long after ballots are closed. For a group of students on Baker University's campus, continuing to stay informed about the political climate is a priority that goes far past election yea...

Deeva Sharma continues to be remembered amid legal battles

Deeva Sharma continues to be remembered amid legal battles

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

September 11, 2020

It has been slightly over six months since Baker University’s beloved Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma passed away in a car crash on Highway-56. Lives changed forever on that Feb. 24 night. Family members, friends, colleagues and students have been grieving the devastating loss ever since. Sharma’s...

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

September 9, 2020

With the start of the 2020 fall semester comes new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Baker University's campus. There has been widespread confusion among students about what is expected of them and what is being done to keep everyone safe. In an attempt to provide transparency...

Baker University creates new learning environments

Biology Professor Dr. Unger teaches her Scientific Theory Quest course just outside of Mulvane Hall. Students gathered in a socially distanced manner to discuss course material.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

While there are several changes instituted on Baker University’s campus this semester, none are quite as visible as the six outdoor classrooms scattered across campus. Covid-19 has created the need for alternative learning environments. The idea was considered to offer more opportunities for in-person...

COVID-19 fall semester changes

COVID-19 fall semester changes

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

July 30, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker University, like many other universities, has implemented safety precautions for the upcoming fall semester. The semester will begin on August 17 and will finish on November 24. In order to release students by Thanksgiving, the University will hold classes...

Professional sports return to play

Professional Athletics

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

July 24, 2020

Leagues including the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL) had their active seasons suspended in March due to the growing concerns of the novel coronavirus. Owners and league officials have been eager to play, but outlining a plan to...

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...