The Baker Orange

Democratic Primary sparks student opinion

The Democratic primary continues with Bernie Sanders leading the pact. Sanders sits at 45 delegates, ahead of Pete Buttigieg with 25.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The race for the Democratic Party’s Nomination for the 2020 Presidential Election will be almost over by the time Kansans have the chance to cast their ballots. Most of the delegates would have been selected and the field will have narrowed even further. But, even with the later date of the primaries...

Here’s what’s up with Baker’s WiFi

Here's what's up with Baker's WiFi

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 28, 2020

For this weekly news feature, news editor Isabel Ashley met with Stevie Walborn, director of information technology at Baker to learn more about the recent WiFi outages, as well as met with students to hear their opinions on the issue. ...

Coronavirus takes world by storm

Coronavirus takes world by storm

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Before anybody could hail in the new year, a report came out of Wuhan, China on Dec. 31 that there was an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, "novel" meaning it is a strain that has not been found in humans before. What started as a singular report with only a handful of confirmed cases has since escalated...

Faculty senate prompts discussion about new classroom visitor policy

Faculty senate prompts discussion about new classroom visitor policy

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, an email was sent out to Baker University that informed campus about a new classroom visitor policy. Policies can be proposed by anybody on campus through a set system set in place by faculty senate. The policy is first written and then passed by the faculty senate. Finally...

Campus feels loss of admissions counselor

Students and faculty came together in the Long Student Center on Feb. 25 to sign a banner to honor Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma.

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

On the night of Feb. 24, Baker University suffered the loss of one of its own. Admissions Counselor and Baker Alumna Deeva Sharma was beloved by many, not only in the Admissions Department, but across campus. Sharma was driving home when she was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 56. Her dedication...

Late Nite: Student opens late night restaurant in Baldwin

Late Nite is open 9 p.m. to midnight every Sun. through Thurs.

Story by Megan Stover and Jeremiah Edwards

February 24, 2020

On Feb. 9, Baldwin City welcomed a new, student-run restaurant to the community. Late Nite is a dessert and breakfast themed restaurant that was inspired by the needs of college students but is welcome to all. Junior Dylan Kort said he has always dreamed of opening a restaurant but hasn’t been able...

ParMentors encourages student body to partake in “Random Acts of Kindness Day”

ParMentors encourages student body to partake in

Story by Lauren Alley, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 17, Baker University’s parMentors introduced “Random Acts of Kindness Day,” a day where students on campus can uplift one another and spread kindness.  ParMentors is an organization on Baker’s campus that includes an elite group of students who go through an interview proces...

Jana’s Campaign promotes dating violence awareness and prevention

Jana's Campaign promotes dating violence awareness and prevention

Story by Kinsley Alley, Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer, News Editor

February 21, 2020

In addition to being Black History Month, February highlights Teen Dating Violence Awareness. So, it was only fitting that on Feb. 13, a representative from the education and violence prevention organization, Jana’s Campaign, visited Baker University to promote awareness and prevention of domestic and ...

Women’s Track and Field athletes qualify for Nationals

(Left) Junior Emily chambers, freshman Talisa Stone and sophomore Brittney Wesley have qualified in their respective events for the NAIA Indoor/Outdoor National Championship. Among the accomplishments, Stone breaks a school record in high jump as a freshman.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Even though it is still early in the season for the Wildcats Track and Field teams, there have been a multitude of athletes that have already qualified to compete at the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships in Brookings, S. D. on March 5-7. Freshman, Talisa Stone, qualified in the Wildcats first...

‘Day of Giving’ offers volunteer opportunity

'Day of Giving' offers volunteer opportunity

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

February 9, 2020

"The third annual Day of Giving takes place on Baker’s Founder’s Day, Wednesday, February 12. The Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign, and this year all donations will go towards the Baker Fund. News editor Isabel Ashley met with Rachel Shuck, assistant director of development,...

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

New grant proposal aims to aid student mental health

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Baker University is in the process of applying for a new government grant that would enhance the campus’ mental health services. According to McAllister and Quinn, the University’s consulting company, the grant aims to do four important things: enhance mental health services for all college students--including...

Student publishes Christian devotional

(left) Senior and Author Hannah Greer self-publishes

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

December 9, 2019

Publishing a piece for the first time is something every aspiring writer looks forward to. Writing a book can be a long and detailed process, but for senior Hannah Greer, it was all worth it in the end. Greer is an English and Education double major at Baker who recently released her first published...