The Baker Orange

Fiscal challenges force SPGS layoffs

Fiscal challenges force SPGS layoffs

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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After the February Board of Trustees meeting, an email was addressed to the Baker community, in which an overview of the topics discussed were shared. Included in the email was the continuing concern regarding the financial state of the School of Professional and Graduate studies due to declining enrol...

Sodexo serves several institutions

Sodexo serves several institutions

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 16, 2018


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Baker University’s chosen dining services company, Sodexo, provides food for far more than just universities. Sodexo holds contracts with schools, hospitals and even prisons. The mixed opinions over the quality of Sodexo’s products have become even more controversial with the fact that prisons...

Modern movement inspires students

Modern movement inspires students

Story by Lexi Loya and Nathalia Barr

April 14, 2018


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Gun violence. It's an important topic in our country right now and has been for a long time. There have already been several school shootings in the beginning months of 2018, with the most devastating attack happening at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Seventeen...

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Cambridge Analytica scams Facebook users

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


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On March 17, 2017, the New York Times and The Observer reported on how Cambridge Analytica, a political data analysis firm, collected personal information on more than 50 million Facebook users. The information was gathered through an app developed by Aleksandr Kogan, a professor at Cambridge University...

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Baker Wetlands: A National Nature Landmark

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 9, 2018


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The Baker Wetlands is one of the remarkable natural spots found in Kansas. In just a short visit, I was able to see the diverse natural beauty this nature preservation landmark has to offer. A flock of birds resting in one of the swales which I’m fairly sure were Franklin Gulls, based on a brochure, bi...

Health check-in opportunities offered to community

Health check-in opportunities offered to community

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 4, 2018


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Baker University and Baldwin City are hosting the 17th-annual Community Wellness Festival on April 7. The event will be held at the Collins Center from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University. “There are around 60 vendors at the ...

Advocate speaks to class about life as transgender

Advocate speaks to class about life as transgender

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

April 1, 2018


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Baker's Principles of Sociology and Social Inequality students had the opportunity to hear from Kinsey Institute global ambassador Jessica Lynn about her life as a transgender woman on March 19. Lynn, born Jeffrey Alan Butterworth, began her presentation by speaking about the statistics involving...

Greek Week unites Greek community

Greek Week unites Greek community

March 29, 2018


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The Greek community came together the week of March 19-23 for Greek Week. Activities included Letter Check-in, the Last Lecture by Molly Anderson, Greek Games, Greek Sing, Mr. BU and a Block Party. There was also a social media challenge and service opportunities throughout the week. Delta Delta D...

Louisville men’s basketball had victories revoked

Louisville men’s basketball had victories revoked

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

March 27, 2018


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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has ordered the University of Louisville to forfeit several men’s basketball victories, including the 2013 National Title and Final Four wins during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, for a grand total of 123 wins revoked. In addition, $600,000 in tournament...

Drunkorexia: A new trend on college campuses

Drunkorexia: A new trend on college campuses

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 22, 2018


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Drunkorexia is a term many college students are probably not familiar with. However, they might be familiar with the behavior that constitutes with being a drunkorexic. The definition of drunkorexia states that this issue involves both substance abuse and binge drinking among college-aged women and...

Sophomore advocates for violence awareness

Sophomore advocates for violence awareness

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

March 22, 2018


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A three-day event is planned for March 21-23 by sophomore Chloe Rodenbeek to bring awareness to different types of violence and how to identify false information. The conversation for an event like this began when Professor of Sociology Tim Buzzell had a class discussion during his criminology class...

Lockdown policy implemented for students’ safety

Lockdown policy implemented for students’ safety

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

March 20, 2018


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Due to recent events, it is important that students are aware of the university’s lockdown policy. Although Baker has a relatively low crime rate overall, particularly for crimes that would require a lockdown, students should be aware of what to do if a situation arises that causes the policy to be ...