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Sophomore Shayla Garcia staying in character during her performance.

Theatre program hosts classic radio show performances through Zoom

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the fine arts communities have been vastly affected. Figuring out how to socially distance on stage, wearing masks and performing without audiences have caused struggles,...

Collins Center has been the home for graduation ceremonies over the years. This year's winter graduation was cancelled in consideration for rising COVID-19 cases with hopes all previously cancelled graduations can be combined in May 2021.

December commencement cancelled due to COVID-19

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

For many students, graduating from college is a cause for celebration. Whether it is during the fall or spring semester, the graduation ceremony is a milestone that many students look forward to their...

The Word with Max Dutton: Nov. 20, 2020

Story by Preston Wilson, Max Dutton, and Brendan Hulla November 20, 2020

In this week's episode of The Word, we take a look at the presidential election results, the 8th Street Burger Shop, have a special segment of Brendan on the Block and announce the final Wildcat of the...

Senior athletes were unable to be accompanied by family or friends as part of

Spectator policies impact players on senior day

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 17, 2020

Senior student-athletes could have never expected their last seasons would be framed around navigating a pandemic. Missing out on team bonding experiences and having games canceled and postponed were only...

Hartley Plaza offers both stairs and a ramp option to ensure students' ability to utilize the facilities.

Injuries and disabilities affect student access to campus buildings

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

During the school year, it is not an uncommon sight to see students travel across campus with an injury that affects their mobility. Some may be on crutches or have scooters. Others may just have a cast...

Seniors Grant Roesner, Drew Cook and Liam Barnsby pose at the end of the meet. Cook received honorable mention and Barnsby earned the title of All Conference.

Baker Cross Country competes in conference championship

Story by Zach Reeder, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Baker Cross Country teams had a fantastic weekend with a strong showing in the Heart of America Conference Championships. Both the men and women wanted to defend the “home course” in Baldwin City on...

Students gather around a Craps table ready to play.

Student Activities Council hosts “Casino Night”

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 5, 2020

Baker University Student Activities Council (SAC) sponsored a simulated casino event on Oct. 30 in the Harter Union Cafeteria. The event, which SAC called “Casino Night,” featured popular casino staples,...

Parmenter Hall is a popular site for students to experience abnormal events.

Students and faculty recall spooky events on campus

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer October 31, 2020

As the oldest university in Kansas, Baker University has its fair share of ghost stories that both faculty and students have experienced. Almost every building has some story attached to it and, in honor...

The Word with Max Dutton: Late Night at the Word Special – Oct. 31, 2020

Story by Max Dutton, Preston Wilson, and Brendan Hulla October 31, 2020

In this episode of The Baker Orange's bi-weekly news show, The Word with Max Dutton, we hosted a live performance for a handful of eager guests. From TikTok dances with Dean Bailey to trivia challenges...

Spring semester schedule decided

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer October 29, 2020

With a challenging Fall 2020 semester full of uncertainties and plenty of coursework, Baker University students, staff and faculty are looking forward to resting their minds and bodies. Looking ahead to...

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