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Baldwin City welcomes Sunflower Juice and Fitness at 820 High St. The business offers healthy drinks and snacks in addition to fitness classes.

Baldwin City welcomes Sunflower Juice & Fitness

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Baldwin City, KS has a new healthy option in town located at 820 High St. for those looking to add workouts to their routine or just stop by for a refreshing juice beverage. Sunflower Juice & Fitness...

Students watch from the student section in anticipation of a Wildcat win.

Sporting events to allow up to 200 fans

Story by Halle Morrell, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

On Apr. 20, Baker University Athletics announced a change in sporting event spectator policies. Due to protocol updates issued by Douglas County, the university will allow up to 200 guests to be in attendance...

Counseling Center Director Tim Hodges receives Kansas Counselor of the Year.

Tim Hodges recognized as “Counselor of the Year” by Kansas Counseling Association

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Counseling Center Director Tim Hodges has been a part of Baker University for the past thirteen years. In March 2021, he was named the 2020 Counselor of the Year by the Kansas Counseling Association. According...

Baker Universitys 2021 Day of Giving will focus on donations to specific academic programs.

Day of Giving 2021 focuses on academic programs

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Once a year, Baker University hosts one day dedicated to raising money for the school. Using the hashtag #OneBakerOneGoal, Day of Giving encourages Baker family, friends and community members to give back. Day...

Late Night at The Word – Apr. 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

This week, The Word hosted its semesterly Late Night at The Word. In this edition of Late Night, we sit down with Baker’s new Director of Student Life Macy Warburton, cover the recent changes made to...

New Fraternity and Sorority Life Director Macy Warburton began her job at the end of March.

Baker University welcomes Macy Warburton as Director of Student Life

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

On Mar. 29, Baker University welcomed new Director of Student Life Macy Warburton. After working for nearly four years at Baylor University as the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leader...

More college students are now eligible for SNAP benefits with the latest COVID-19 relief bill.

COVID-19 relief package includes SNAP benefits for more college students

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Students who are involved in work-study are now eligible for Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a part of the federal COVID-19 relief package. National Association of...

An increasing number of professors, faculty and staff at Baker University are now able to obtain their COVID-19 vaccination. Many have done so by traveling to the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Increasing number of faculty members receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer April 3, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all Kansans ages sixteen and over after the state of Kansas entered the final phase, Phase 5, of the Vaccine Prioritization plan on Mar. 29. Even before the...

Jos Diner shows a sign to alert customers of their closing.

Jo’s Diner and The Salt Mine close their doors

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

An important part of any college town is its local restaurants. For  Baldwin City, it is no different. Whether it is a place to grab drinks, a corner to study in or a location to celebrate a birthday,...

Sophomore Kathryn Harman joined the protest on the Hartley Plaza to show her frustration with recent cuts in offered majors.

“Save Our Fine Arts” protest held by Baker University Students

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

Editor's Note: It is our duty to disclose that Liam Flake, a Baker Orange staff member, was involved in organizing the student protest held on March 26. He did so in his capacity as a private citizen and...

Sophomore Jezeriah Simpson stands off-stage while Carter talks to students in the audience.

Mentalist Chris Carter performs during Greek Week

Story by Kinsley Alley, Photographer March 31, 2021

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