The Baker Orange

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...

Hastings to leave BU

June 22, 2006


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Director of the Counseling Center Sarah Hastings will be leaving Baker University at the end of the academic year to take a position at Radford University in Radford, Va. "When I saw the posting, I wasn't planning to leave. I had no intentions of moving on for at least a couple of years," she said. ...

Album receives positive review

June 22, 2006


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Spontaneity and a sense of abstract tension build-up and release are just two of the standout characteristics in the latest album from Animal Collective, "Feels." The band's indie-rock roots shine throughout the album, which leads off with several feverish, electrically-charged tracks and then smooth...

Students debate newspaper theft

June 22, 2006


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Approximately 1,000 copies of the April 7 Baker Orange disappeared from every distribution site on campus except the Collins Center and the Heath and Counseling Center, Orange editor Jen Thierer said. With no evidence of what happened, all that is left is speculation, investigation and discussion of stu...

Morgan memorialized

June 22, 2006


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Many people knew Jeff Morgan as J MO, and remember his love for singing. Others recall how he survived Hodgkin's disease and later in life helped children with their own battle of cancer. However he was known, he will always be remembered for his love of God and his friends. Morgan, who was a fifth-y...

Religion endorsement a joke

Story by Keim, Trenton

June 22, 2006


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When did it become acceptable to make religion trendy? ?Hollywood and consumer culture appear to have made it cool to be religious or to follow the newest religious trend. ?From Scientology to the Kabbalah to Christianity, our market-driven nation seems to have made religion its next cash-crop for those...

Theater production features 2 actors

June 22, 2006


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Baker University's play production, "A Walk in the Woods," takes a leap from the 'norm,' as it only has two characters. As it was the director's choice, Director Bruce Woodruff said the play is both challenging and enjoyable. "(Directors) have a luxury here at Baker," Woodruff said. "We can choos...

Espress Yourself celebrates grand reopening

Story by Nickel, Emily

June 22, 2006


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Espress Yourself coffee shop will be having its grand reopening from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Crystal and Jason Camis have been the new owners of the coffee shop since Feb. 1. Crystal Camis said the grand reopening will be a day filled with prizes and samples of food. "We are going to have sample...