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Tornado season in Kansas poses dangerous threats, emphasizing the importance of students knowing what to do if one appears.

Kansas tornado season poses increased threats

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Severe thunderstorms and tornados are hallmarks of spring and summer in the Midwest, but current weather patterns may make this year’s storms seem more intense than most. Meteorologists have predicted...

Randy Flowers standing in front of only a few of many awards he has been given during his time at Baker University.

Randy Flowers departs Baker University

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Dr. Randy Flowers has become a well-known name at Baker University. After almost 10 years of serving as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at the university, Flowers decided he...

On Mar. 25, Baker University band gathered together to perform for a limited audience in Rice Auditorium.

Baker University Band holds indoor concert

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

On Mar. 25, the Baker University Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band held their first in-house concert in Rice Auditorium since the start of the pandemic. Though they were able to have an outdoor concert...

Freshman Kyle Newman, leader of the hammocking club, relaxes in his hammock on campus.

Students create hammocking club to destress and enjoy the outdoors

Story by Caitlyn Baker, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

With warmer weather among us, Baker University’s new hammocking club offers an alternative way for students to “hang” around campus while maintaining COVID-19 guidelines. Every Tuesday at 5 p.m.,...

On Mar. 23, Student Activities Council (SAC) gave out plants in the Long Student Center as part of their DIY Week.

SAC gives away succulents during DIY Week

Story by Liam Flake, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The Word with Max Dutton – Mar. 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

In this week's episode of The Word, we go over the weekly news rundown, get an inside look at SAC's plant event, and end with the 2 Minute Drill.

Alumni create a petition to request answers in regards to financial concerns following the reduction and reallocation process.

Alumni petition requests transparency for questions left unanswered

Story by Will Hanson, Halle Morrell, and Emma Howard March 25, 2021

In response to recent coverage on Baker University’s reduction and reallocation process, concerned alumni created a petition to demand transparency from university leadership to better serve the needs...

The home screen for Zoom includes the date, time and place to join meetings through a specific password. Students have varied opinions on the setup of Zoom.

Hybrid classes impact in-person attendance

Story by Maria Gutierrez, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

As in-person classes resume, several professors continue to provide the option for students to attend class via Zoom even when they are scheduled to meet in-person. The use of Zoom allows students...

Baker University will hold two commencement ceremonies at Liston Stadium on May 22.

University to hold two commencement ceremonies

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Update: Due to changes in social distancing guidelines, Academic Affairs announced on Mar. 29 that May 2021 graduates are now allowed to have up to five guests in attendance.  An email sent from Vice...

The Word with Max Dutton – Mar. 18, 2021

In today's episode of The Word, we go over a weekly news rundown from our writers and staff at The Baker Orange, cover student reactions to stimulus checks coming in, cover Baker theatre's latest play...

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