The Baker Orange

With one senior, ‘Cats count on younger players to realize potential, dominate

Story by Kristopher McDonald

August 25, 2006


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The Baker University women's soccer team will start the new season with many young players. Sophomore defender Tracy Light is confident in the team's ability," she said. "We are going to do excellent," Light said. "We have a young team with a ton of potential." Parissa Daneshmand is the only senior o...

New head coach, experienced team could mean success this fall

Story by Kristopher McDonald

August 25, 2006


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A new coach and new faces raise many questions about the Baker University men's soccer team this year. "We have a good mix of young men," head coach Alan Koch said. "We have many experienced players returning to this year's team along with a few transfers and a couple freshmen." Koch has quickly g...

Newcomers should add

August 25, 2006


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Practice has indicated another positive season for the Baker University volleyball team this year with both sturdy returning and incoming athletes, assistant volleyball coach Emily Grabner said. "We have a lot of strong upperclassmen coming back and a strong freshman class," Grabner said. The team ...

Smith earns All-America status

Smith earns All-America status

August 25, 2006


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Junior Ryan Smith didn't earn his nickname "Kicker" for nothing. This fall, Smith, place kicker and punter for the Baker University football team, was named as a 2006 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics first-team pre-season All-American. Smith transferred to Baker University last year t...

‘Cats turn to leaders

August 25, 2006


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With 41 new bodies on the Baker University football team, head coach Mike Grossner said this year could be the year for the Wildcats. With a new turf football field and many young players returning, Grossner is setting the goals high for his team and wants them to set their sights on the ultimate goal:...

Liston Stadium receives face lift with new turf field, track

Liston Stadium receives face lift with new turf field, track

Story by Kyle Lauridsen

August 25, 2006


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After a long summer of work and many delays, the renovations to Liston Stadium still are not completed. The paving of the north parking lot and the resurfacing of the track still are awaiting completion. Athletic Director Dan Harris attributes many of the delays to the weather. "When one portion o...

Anti-Semitic claims unfounded

Story by Sam Dester

August 24, 2006


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Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, is there a difference? Can a person's opposition to a nation's foreign policy be construed as racism? Do such attempts to simplify a complicated issue and to demonize political opponents have a legitimate place in our nation's political debate? This subject comes to min...

Trial date set for Baldwin murder case

August 24, 2006


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The trial date for Hinndley Espinales, who was arrested in March in connection with a Baldwin City murder, has been set for Oct. 30. Espinales was arrested by Oklahoma state troopers near Sulphur, Okla., hours after fleeing the home at 109 Hillside Drive, where he allegedly shot 27-year-old Alvin Sanche...

Summer projects improve dormitories, class halls

Summer projects improve dormitories, class halls

August 24, 2006


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While many students were away from campus this summer, the maintenance crew at Baker University was hard at work making changes and improvements to the campus. Physical Plant Director Gary Walbridge said the most expensive project over the summer was the renovation of Liston Stadium. "We're still getting...

Long brings life to Baker campus

August 24, 2006


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As Baker University quickly approaches its sesquicentennial, it seems the institution has plenty of room for redefinition, and indications would say that change will be positive. With a new president accompanying numerous new faces on campus, it seems inevitable that Baker will experience changes in the...

Lakin to raise relationships, funds

Lakin to raise relationships, funds

August 24, 2006


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Vice President for University Advancement Lyn Lakin is not taking an aggressive approach to her new position, which she describes as a combination of alumni and relationship development and fund development. Instead, Lakin said she's been meeting people and becoming acquainted with Baker University since ...

Frustrating rhetoric shows reluctance to solve problems at home, around globe

August 24, 2006


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At a Monday morning press conference, when in reference to the ongoing violence in Iraq, a reporter asked President George W. Bush, "But are you frustrated, sir?" he responded in part by saying, "These aren't joyous times." Well excuse me - but has anybody seen Sherlock Holmes around? The president wen...