The Baker Orange

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

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...

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