The Baker Orange

Softball hires new head coach

Dana Goss has taken the role of Baker University's head softball coach for the 2019-2020 school year. Goss came from Avila University.

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 1, 2019

Over the summer, Baker University softball underwent a change in coaching staff. Following the 2019 season, former head coach Jamie Stanclift took a position at Wingate University in North Carolina, leaving a large opening to be filled. Head softball coach Dana Goss has taken over the team for the 2020...

Bishop Quayle Bible Collection: A history

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Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

The Quayle Bible Collection is a collection of Bibles and religious manuscripts that were donated to Baker University by Bishop Quayle in his will in 1925. Kim Quayle, Baker University alumna and great-great granddaughter of Bishop Quayle, said she remembers stories from her childhood about Bishop Quayle. “I’ve...

Yoga studio brings new opportunities to community

Co-owner of Om Grown Lora Rimmer gives session based on breath and body 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Rimmer looks to reach Baker student body with athlete session on Saturdays.

Story by Megan Stover, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The Om Grown Yoga Collective is bringing restoration, art, and new opportunities to the Baldwin City Community. Lora Rimmer, co-owner, said she started the Om Grown Yoga Collective with her friend because they felt it was important to bring more opportunities to Baldwin City. “There are lots of...

Cell phone use in the classroom

Cell phone use in the classroom

Story by Halle Morrell, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Cell phone use during class time has become a commonality across college campuses throughout the nation. At Baker University, professors choose a variety of policies to deal with such an epidemic. From prohibiting cell phones entirely to integrating them into daily activities, each classroom dynamic...

Quest 411 equivalent courses give students more options

Quest 411 equivalent courses give students more options

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

Baker students now have more options for completing the Quest 411 requirement starting in the Fall 2019 semester. This change comes after various courses were approved to count towards this requirement of the Quest program. The process for making this change began with defining the course outcomes...

Stacks on stacks…Scholarships that is

Stacks on stacks...Scholarships that is

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Today, among the various issues that younger generations face in the U.S., student loans and college affordability rank high on the list. Currently, 97 percent of Baker students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants, and 70 percent of students receive participation awards, acc...

Student Dialogos presentation: A discussion on athletes and risk

Senior Jarrett Alley works through his major of exercise science and passion for sports. At this year’s Scholar Symposium on April 10, Alley presented his research on emotional and physical stress that athletes face in their sports.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Athletes are put through a great deal of physical and emotional stress. Though participation in collegiate athletics is meant to be enjoyable, and is for many people, a student-athlete’s personal well-being can be put at risk. Among the many Baker Dialogos presentations was one that aimed to identify...

Sandcastle design: Larger than life

Freshman Max Hovorka has been building castles in South Padre Island, Texas since he was 6- years old. Hovorka teaches others the art during the summer.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

Sandcastle building is on a whole other level for freshman Max Hovorka. The sandcastle building that this Baker student indulges in is not the average beach-side leisure sandcastle. Hovorka was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. Some of his best childhood memories were spent  around an hour away in ...

Student Senate sees active campaigning: Two students race for student body president

Student Senate sees active campaigning: Two students race for student body president

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

For the first time in several years, two Baker students actively campaigned for the student body president position this April, reflecting a renewed enthusiasm for school politics. The candidates, junior Caroline Birt and sophomore Jasmine White, each took their own campaign approach. Birt stated that he...

Quest course influences student writing

Quest course influences student writing

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

May 7, 2019

Most college courses would not consider books written in the comic style to be literature. However, Associate Professor of English Joanne Janssen incorporates this into her Quest 212 course. She said she made this decision so that students would be more excited about the assigned reading throughout th...

Student volunteers with special needs children through SOAR

Sophomore Tarren Bingham works with special needs children on a regular basis through Grace Church. He will be running the SOAR program during the summer and weekends.

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

May 7, 2019

Sophomore Tarren Bingham spends a portion of his free time volunteering with the special needs population through Special Opportunities Abilities and Relationships (SOAR) at Grace Church with campuses in Overland Park and Olathe. He became connected through his mother’s career as a special needs parap...

Letter to the editor: Facts missing on Day of Giving piece

Freshman Caitlyn Baker calls donors to thank them for their support of Baker's 2018 Giving Day. 282 donors contributed to the $62,000 raised in the 24-hour event.

Story by Rachel Shuck

May 2, 2019

April 16, 2018 Dear Editor, I am writing today in response to the latest staff editorial “Day of Giving faces mixed reviews.” As the staff member charged with planning this event, a Baker University graduate with a mass media degree, and the former editor-in-chief of the Baker Orange newspaper,...