The Baker Orange

“Living Undocumented”: Opening the door to immigration discussion

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

"Living Undocumented" is Netflix’s newest documentary that focuses on the plight of undocumented immigrants living in America. The documentary not only features Hispanic immigrants, but also Israeli, Thai and African. One of the stories centered around a couple who were detained by ICE in a Kansas City...

University pushes for parking permits

Cars parked without a parking permit or parked in one spot for a long period of time will be warned and may be towed. You can get a parking permit online through the security office.

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 26, 2019

While the Baker University campus is home to many great opportunities, the option to easily find a parking spot is not one of them. It is not uncommon for students and faculty to have to spend time searching the areas around campus in order to find a place to legally park their vehicle. In order to address...

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announce 200 million dollar deal

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 23, 2019

Following the release of “Disney +” Netflix has announced a multi-year deal with Nickelodeon. This deal pertains to Nickelodeon and Netflix to produce and create new shows and movies based on old or original content. The New York Times reports that the partnership with Netflix is worth more than...

Grammy Awards announces nominations

Grammy Awards announces nominations

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 21, 2019

On Wednesday Nov. 20, the 2020 Grammy Nominations were announced to the public. The 62 Grammy Awards is scheduled to air on Jan. 26, 2020. It will be hosted by Alicia Keys for the second year in a row. This Grammy telecast will be the first under the leadership of the first female president of the...

Nick Goodman: His City Council campaign

Director of Residence Life and Conference Services Nicholas Goodman runs for city council. The results of the elections on Nov. 5 show Goodman with 122 votes placing him in last place.

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

November 20, 2019

When Residence Director Nicholas Goodman applied to run for City Council of Baldwin City in Jan. 2019, no one else had applied, so he decided to rise to the occasion. Right as the deadline was approaching in May 2019, six other people applied. With only three spots open, this made his competition insta...

Esports team looks to add new recruits

An over the shoulder of Justin Toumberlin playing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Rocket League Fall Championship.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Esports is rapidly growing in popularity. According to CNN, 380 million people worldwide are watching Esports this year. Additionally, by 2020, Esports broadcasts will be the second most popular sport for Americans to watch; second only to football. CNN states that more than 50 colleges have var...

Interterm offers new classes

Interterm offers new classes

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

November 19, 2019

As the Fall semester draws to a close it becomes time for Baker University students to sign up for Interterm classes. The upcoming 2020 Interterm experience offers a variety of classes for students to choose from—both on campus and abroad. While there are the usual trips to Amsterdam and Costa Rica,...

Disney releases new streaming service, “Disney+”

Disney releases new streaming service,

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 12, Disney released its much-anticipated streaming service; Disney+. Not only will Disney+ include popular originals such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Pinocchio," and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," but it will also include more recent live-action films and new Disney original movies and shows. Since Disney own...

Administration adopts chatbot to improve retention

Administration adopts chatbot to improve retention

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Claudia and Caroline Recchi are Italian sisters who, while living in New York in 2018, invented a resourceful mechanism with college students in mind. Edsights uses “research-backed chats to engage and help students over text message,” according to the official Edsights website. In doing so, it collects...

Registration frustration upsets students

Registration issues

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 28, Baker students received an email from the registrar’s office in regard to students enrolling early. According to the all campus email from Ruth Miller, only honors students and senior level students who have accrued more than 98 credit hours were supposed to enroll on the first day of registration,...

Baker hosts psychology conference

Baker hosts psychology conference

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Baker University hosted the 2019 PERK Psychology Conference on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The PERK conference, which stands for Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas, was held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 and at Baker University at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov....

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star change the makeup game

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Popular Youtube creators Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star have collaborated to release a makeup collection inspired by Dawson and his content. Star’s company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics released the Shane Dawson Conspiracy collection earlier today. Website activity was so large at launch that Star's website...