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On Saturday Oct. 23 bicyclist lined High Street, eagerly awaiting to start the Maple Leaf Gravel Grind Race.

Baldwin City Recreation Commission hosts Maple Leaf Gravel Grind

Story by Josephine Moore, Photographer October 28, 2021

On Oct. 23, bicyclists from all over Douglas County came to Baldwin City, Kan. to participate in the 3rd annual Maple Leaf Gravel Grind, an all gravel trail bike race, hosted by the Baldwin City Recreation...

With the increasing number of positive COVID tests in the United States, Baker has resumed case tracking on the university website after student and faculty concern.

COVID-19 case tracking dashboard has returned

Story by Colbie Fairley and Maria Gutierrez October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on Oct. 26, 11:56 a.m. In the last few weeks of September, the COVID-19 dashboard for case tracking returned to the Baker...

Winter commencement ceremonies have been discontinued by the university. Students who graduate in the winter will e encouraged to walk in the spring ceremony.

The end of winter commencement ceremonies

Story by Grace Duddy, Photographer and Staff Writer October 21, 2021

In June 2021, Baker University Academic Affairs announced that winter commencement ceremonies would be discontinued indefinitely. The news was released in an email sent to all students stating that there...

Baker Universitys baseball field, Sauder Field, is currently under renovation. There are plans to continue the renovations to the football, softball, and soccer fields  to create the Champions Sports Facility.

Baker Athletics to add new fields and facilities

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Baker University is currently making several renovations and additions to benefit Baker athletes, coaches, students, families and alumni. Associate Vice President of Capital Planning, Facilities and...

The Word With Max Dutton – Oct. 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

On this week’s episode of "The Word" we give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the annual maple leaf festival is prepared for, update you on the Baker Orange News Rundown and check out a new iHop location...

After skipping a year of the Maple Leaf Festival due to the COVD-19 pandemic, the festival is back and ready to take over the streets of Baldwin City.

Baldwin City welcomes back the Maple Leaf Festival

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On Oct. 16 and 17, Baldwin City is welcoming its annual Maple Leaf Festival back to town. This year the festival is expected to draw in anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 people in total. With last year’s...

Over the summer several students participated in an internship at the Baker Wetlands. Lasting eight weeks, the students conducted research on tardigrades, the first time in the state of Kansas.

Baker students conducted summer research in the Baker Wetlands

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer October 10, 2021

Over the summer, five Baker students were selected to live in the Baker Wetlands for eight weeks to conduct research. From June 7 to Aug. 1 the students lived and worked in the Wakarusa Field Station throughout...

Baker University has been given a grant to digitize old copies of the Baker Orange newspapers, starting at papers dating back to 1925.

Archives acquire grant to digitize The Baker Orange

Story by Hunter Finerty, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

The Baker Orange student newspaper has documented the history and culture of Baker University for over a century. While the online publication is accessible to anyone, almost a hundred years worth of printed...

The Word with Max Dutton – Oct. 2, 2021

October 2, 2021

On this week’s episode of "The Word" we will give you an update on students' experiences who attended the protests last week, fill you in on the baker orange news rundown and spotlight all of this year's...

Senior Tyler White is the grand prize Book Project winner with his Community America Credit Union internship over the summer, winning $1,500.

BOOK Program awards prize money to five winners

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer October 1, 2021

On Sep. 17, five students were awarded prize money that ranged from $250-$1700 from the BOOK Program for their summer internships. BOOK stands for "Baker Organizational Observation for Knowledge" and was...

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Douglas County district attorney held the sentencing at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in order to accommodate social distancing.

Driver involved in fatal collision sentenced to three years in prison

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor September 28, 2021

Updated 4:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. In Lawrence today, the sentencing was held for Tayler James Livingston in regards to the collision that resulted in the death of Baker University Admissions Counselor...

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