The Baker Orange

Freshman Kyle Newman, leader of the hammocking club, relaxes in his hammock on campus.

Students create hammocking club to destress and enjoy the outdoors

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

With warmer weather among us, Baker University’s new hammocking club offers an alternative way for students to “hang” around campus while maintaining COVID-19 guidelines. Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.,...

On Mar. 23, Student Activities Council (SAC) gave out plants in the Long Student Center as part of their DIY Week.

SAC gives away succulents during DIY Week

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The Word with Max Dutton – Mar. 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

In this week's episode of The Word, we go over the weekly news rundown, get an inside look at SAC's plant event, and end with the 2 Minute Drill.

Alumni create a petition to request answers in regards to financial concerns following the reduction and reallocation process.

Alumni petition requests transparency for questions left unanswered

Story by Will Hanson, Halle Morrell, and Emma Howard March 25, 2021

In response to recent coverage on Baker University’s reduction and reallocation process, concerned alumni created a petition to demand transparency from university leadership to better serve the needs...

The home screen for Zoom includes the date, time and place to join meetings through a specific password. Students have varied opinions on the setup of Zoom.

Hybrid classes impact in-person attendance

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

As in-person classes resume, several professors continue to provide the option for students to attend class via Zoom even when they are scheduled to meet in-person. The use of Zoom allows students...

Baker University will hold two commencement ceremonies at Liston Stadium on May 22.

University to hold two commencement ceremonies

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Update: Due to changes in social distancing guidelines, Academic Affairs announced on Mar. 29 that May 2021 graduates are now allowed to have up to five guests in attendance.  An email sent from Vice...

The Word with Max Dutton – Mar. 18, 2021

In today's episode of The Word, we go over a weekly news rundown from our writers and staff at The Baker Orange, cover student reactions to stimulus checks coming in, cover Baker theatre's latest play...

Activists demand inclusion of Asian people in anti-racism efforts

Activists demand inclusion of Asian people in anti-racism efforts

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Racially-motivated hate crimes against Asian Americans have surged after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. During recent months, the call to amplify marginalized voices has received more attention. The...

Associate Professor of Sociology Michelle Deming speaks on resilience at the Spring 2021 Last Lecture event.

Deming presents Last Lecture on the importance of resilience

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Michelle Deming, assistant professor of sociology, was the speaker for The Last Lecture series on March 15. Her speech, entitled “Resilience” was held at Rice Auditorium and live-streamed via Zoom. The...

Many forms of paperwork are required to prepare students for the Degree Audit process.

Degree Audit process requires extra attention

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

For any student, the degree audit process can seem like a daunting task. Figuring out what you need to graduate on time and earn your degree can be a complicated and involved process. Every student...

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