The Baker Orange

Faculty Senate approves public health major

Faculty Senate approves public health major

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

April 17, 2017


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A new exercise science major dedicated to public health will be added to the fall 2017 catalog. With the new major's recent approval from Faculty Senate, a two-year development process is close to its end. Director of Exercise Science Chris Todden said the addition of a public health major to the...

SigEp to host two philanthropic events on May 6

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 12, 2017


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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to show the rescheduled date for these SigEp events. Baker University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will host the 16th annual Spiking Out and the third annual Shave a SigEp events on May 6. Spiking Out is an all-day volleyball tournament that raises m...

Hot or Not: Is Tinder ruining lives?

Hot or Not: Is Tinder ruining lives?

Story by Rhonda Applegate

April 12, 2017


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It's 10 p.m. on a Saturday. One Baker student lies in bed trying to make plans to go out. Left swipe. Right swipe. Left, again. Blythe Smith, a transgender and gender neutral student at Baker University, is not trying to make plans with an acquaintance. Smith is looking for a new connection, through...

BU baseball takes 1 of 3 in first series

BU baseball takes 1 of 3 in first series

Story by Kelsey Epperson

April 12, 2017


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A come-from-behind victory in the seventh inning gave the Baker University baseball team its first win of the season in the team's home-opening series last weekend against the University of Saint Mary. But first, the Wildcats opened up the 2009 season Friday in one nine-inning game resulting in a 7...

Alpha Chi Omega raises domestic violence awareness

Story by Courtney Colin

April 11, 2017


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Pastel-colored facts about domestic violence line the walkways around campus. The chalk fades a little every night, but the words continue to make an impact. "Somewhere in the U.S. a woman is raped every two minutes," one reads. "Every day, at least three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends...

Reality Check: Are textbook prices really on the rise?

Reality Check: Are textbook prices really on the rise?

Story by Jessica Georgie and Sarah Baker

April 7, 2017


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The world looks very different in 2017 than it did in 1977. For instance, in 1977, Apple Inc. was just taking off, Tom Brady was born and the average annual cost of college tuition was $4,080. Now, 40 years later, Apple Inc. is one of the largest technology companies in the world, Tom Brady has five...

Water Wars competition heats up

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

April 5, 2017


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Look out, Baker students. Squirts of water will soon be flying around campus as the annual Water Wars starts on April 5. Water Wars is a competition sponsored by the Chapel Ambassadors. It has been a campus tradition for many years. Students who sign up receive another participant's picture via email...

Social media platforms evolve with millennials’ usage

Social media platforms evolve with millennials’ usage

Story by Annie Hanson

April 3, 2017


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Scrolling through social media is a part of most millennials’ daily routine. Some millennials learned how to use social media just a few years after they learned how to brush their teeth. Senior Rebecca Simkins skims social media routinely. “I definitely get on it immediately when I get up...

The color in cosmetics: fifty shades of brown

The color in cosmetics: fifty shades of brown

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

April 3, 2017


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The African American community takes up nearly 15 percent of the U.S. population and according to the U.S Census Bureau, by the mid 2040s, the majority of the population will be minorities. The makeup industry, however, struggles to produce enough products that cater to skin tones of women of color. According...

Big Event to inspire students to volunteer in Baldwin City

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

March 29, 2017


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Baker students will have the opportunity to give back to the community by participating in the Big Event on April 22. The Big Event is a day of volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, Midland Railway, Rainbow Experience Preschool, Homespun Hill Farm, Worden United Methodist Church and United Way of...

Interterm to include summer travel options

Interterm to include summer travel options

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

March 29, 2017


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Baker students will soon have the option to enroll in a summer travel interterm, and freshmen will no longer be required to take an interterm in their first year at Baker. Faculty Senate has approved these changes, which will now be submitted for administrative approval. For the past two years, Faculty...

TEA brings gender-inclusive restrooms to BU’s campus

TEA brings gender-inclusive restrooms to BU’s campus

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

March 27, 2017


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Director of Diversity and Inclusion Teresa Clounch, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Nicholaus Pumphrey and senior Brittney Harmon placed gender-inclusive restroom signs over the specific gender signs of several single-stalled restrooms around Baker’s campus in early March. With the backing...