The Baker Orange

Four freshmen choose to bail before break

Story by Kirbee Yost

September 14, 2006


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Upon arriving at Baker University, not all new students choose to stay. Such is the case with four freshmen students this year. Vice President for Enrollment Management Louise Cummings-Simmons said four new students dropping Baker is standard. "The reason two students left is related to family iss...

Novel to be criticized, questioned

September 14, 2006


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Dan Brown's popular novel "The Da Vinci Code" will be the topic of discussion when Professor of Religion George Wiley leads a criticism of the novel at the university forum. "My thesis is 'The Da Vinci Code' is a great read, but it's bad history," Wiley said. While Brown's novel is considered fiction, Wile...

‘Cats miss chances, tie Hastings

‘Cats miss chances, tie Hastings

Story by Kristopher McDonald

September 14, 2006


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Two goals from freshmen Alysia King and Kristen Steppe weren't enough to propel the Baker University women's soccer team to a win against Hastings College Sunday. The game ended with a score of 2 - 2. Head coach Nate Houser said he felt his team should have won but let the game slip away. "We had a lot of...

Team spikes out CMU 3-0

Team spikes out CMU 3-0

Story by Kristopher McDonald

September 14, 2006


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The Wildcats made short work of conference foe Central Methodist University Tuesday night at Collins Center, beating the Eagles in three games. Entering the match after having lost four straight, the Baker University volleyball team won the first game. The 'Cats rallied from behind to win game one 30...

Arabian lights

Arabian lights

Story by Sam Dester

September 14, 2006


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Despite a citywide ban on smoking, one Lawrence business has found a way to bring the Lebanese practice of smoking hookah to the trendy social scene of "Mass street." Along with his mother Leila, father Bassam, two brothers Hani and Hazem and his fiancé Beth, Bassem Chahine helps ...

Free food draws hundreds to Baker home opener

Story by P.J. Matulka

September 14, 2006


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A spread of freshly grilled bratwurst and hot dogs welcomed students to the tailgating party before the Wildcats' football home opener on Saturday. The tailgating party was organized by sponsor Kansas State Bank, Dean of Student Development John Frazier and Student Development Coordinator Myra Glover...

Weather plays a factor in team’s placing

September 14, 2006


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The cool breeze and pleasant weather was a huge factor in the Baker University cross country teams' performances Friday at the Friends Invitational meet, head coach Rob Mallinder said. "Everyone ran well. The first thing we should realize was the weather for running was especially nice," Mallinder said. ...

Facebook frenzy makes national news

September 14, 2006


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The word "stalking" may come to mind when the Web site Facebook.com is visited since the new features labeled news feed and mini-feed were added. As many may know, Facebook.com is a social service that allows people to produce a profile about themselves and then generate a list of friends so they c...

Fortune brings history buff journey to Far East

Fortune brings history buff journey to Far East

September 14, 2006


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Out of the blue last Thanksgiving, Baker University junior Kim Kilmartin received a letter that would change her life forever. Upon opening the letter, Kilmartin, who is a history major, discovered she had been anonymously nominated for an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to China and partic...

SAC to prepare for year’s events

Story by Sharon Stauffer

September 7, 2006


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Student Activities Council is looking forward to a new year full of various activities and new equipment. "This year's actually going to be a lot different than past years," President of SAC Jonathan Affalter said. Affalter said SAC planned many of its activities in advance so students would be more...

Holy sheets

September 7, 2006


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tudents can step back in time Sunday as the 2006-2007 Quayle Bible Collection is officially opened. This year, an open house will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. that will include demonstrations of painting and manuscript writing from long ago. The demonstrations will be held at 3:30 p.m. According to John Forbe...

Added pavement projected to aid parking problems

Story by Sam Dester

September 7, 2006


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Students at Baker University will soon have an improved parking situation. Work to expand the amount of parking on campus could begin as early as next week, Director of Physical Plant Gary Walbridge said. The area behind Denious and Pulliam halls will be graded and paved and the drainage improved, he ...