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Glossier markets to new demographic

Glossier markets to new demographic

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Voices

The New York-based beauty company Glossier has recently upgraded its status to unicorn: a privately owned start-up company that is valued over $1 billion. On March 19, Glossier released a statement on their latest fundraising efforts, claiming they have raised $100 million from investors. According ...

Baker’s motto needs an upgrade

Baker’s motto needs an upgrade

Story by Jamie Pellikan, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Have you ever wondered what Baker University’s official motto is? Probably not. Your first inclination might be “Baker Built” but that is only a marketing slogan. Maybe you think we do not have a motto, which is a good guess, since the only place I have seen the motto written out is on the seal of ...

Ariana Grande faces controversies

Ariana Grande faces controversies

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Ariana Grande has been a large part of the music industry for the past four or so years and has brought on her share of controversy. Grande constantly appears in the media for what many consider to be absurd reasons. Many seem to want to “cancel” Grande for any reason at all. Grande’s new tattoo...

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Gillette’s newest advertisement centered around the concept of toxic masculinity — the ways in which the Patriarchy is harmful to men. Toxic masculinity explains certain ideas as damaging to the male psyche due to the gender role in which it places males — emotionless, sexually aggressive and violent...

Cost of healthcare is no longer a secret

Cost of healthcare is no longer a secret

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Under a new health law included in the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are required to provide prices for various procedures to patients online as of Jan 1, 2019. This is in hopes that customers feel a greater sense of transparency from potential providers. Because of the increased straightforward nature, patie...

Students stir an online uproar at protest

Students stir an online uproar at protest

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Free speech and the ability to protest are rights students have on and off campus. When confrontation arises, the manner in which students handle themselves can paint the institution they attend in a certain light. Recently, a confrontation went viral between a group of Catholic school boys and Nativ...

The championship fate of a coin flip

The championship fate of a coin flip

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Voices

"Heads.” This one word was the deciding factor between the Kansas City Chiefs first AFC Championship title in 50 years. The Chiefs found themselves facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game Jan. 20 at Arrowhead Stadium. The game would ultimately come down to a coin flip that decided...

The final countdown

The final countdown

Story by Editorial Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

This semester marks the last semester that The Baker Orange will be a print publication. Though we as an editorial staff are saddened by the end of the print era, we are honored that we have the opportunity to produce this traditional newspaper for its final issues. We hope readers appreciate the final iss...

Understanding finances is important

Understanding finances is important

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

The college years are full of plenty of expenses and lots of opportunities to have fun. Many students split their time between school, extracurriculars and work. Adulthood may still seem far away for students who are more dependent, while independent students seem to be right in the middle of it. The li...

Is the White House acting unethically?

Story by Staff

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

While President Trump is not known for his eloquence or poise during press conferences, November saw the banning of CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House over alleged aggressive behavior towards an intern. To defend the revoking of Acosta’s clearance, the White House       issued a doctored video of the incident whi...

Pay attention to the present

Pay attention to the present

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As cliché as it may sound, time really does fly. I wish that I had spent all the time thinking about the next day and had done things that actually mattered in the present instead of dreading those constant moments. Now, as an almost 20 year old, I wish I could change things. I want to go back to those...