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Brees seeks national championship

Brees seeks national championship

Story by Riley Swickard, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports

If you follow the Baker Athletics headlines, you might have seen or heard the name Olivia Brees mentioned quite a few times over the last four years. Her successes on both the women’s volleyball and women’s softball team for Baker University has earned her over 20 awards and recognition throughout ...

The “Game of Thrones” phenomenon

The “Game of Thrones” phenomenon

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Home Box Office television show, “Game of Thrones,” began as a somewhat smaller success compared to what it has become today. The story follows nine families fighting for control of the fictional lands of Westeros. The show stars Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, ...

The importance of the editorial

The importance of the editorial

Story by Editorial Board

May 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Opinions are important; they are so important that there are entire sections of every newspaper and online publication devoted to them. The Baker Orange voices pages have housed the words and opinions of our staff for 123 years. These matter— each of the articles written express thoughts and feelings a...

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 ...

Student volunteers with special needs children through SOAR

Student volunteers with special needs children through SOAR

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Baker adds eSports team

Baker adds eSports team

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

The athletic department announced the addition of an eSports team to enter Baker’s Fall 2019 sports roster. eSports is a relatively new, up-and-coming sport where athletes compete against each other in video games. It will be offered as a co-ed varsity scholarship-eligible sport just like any other...

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Football alumni continue careers in UK

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Baker University is well known for its football team and several star players. For most, the journey ends after senior year. However, graduates Logan Brettell, Clarence Clark and Quanzee Johnson are continuing their football career in the United Kingdom (UK). The British American Football Association i...

Campus safety videos in the works

Campus safety videos in the works

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Baker University is producing its first-ever safety training videos created by students and featuring student actors. Student Senate kick-started the production in late January of this year. A team of students will be making three videos to demonstrate campus safety, including fire evacuation, tornad...

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Female-only cast powers “Agnes of God”

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“Agnes of God” is a play written by John Pielmeier and is notable for including a cast of only three female characters. It follows the story of a psychologist appointed to decide the insanity of a young nun accused of causing the death of a newborn baby. The psychologist must then question both t...

Latest college cost: Bribes

Latest college cost: Bribes

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Being wealthy, famous and having connections can score people opportunities that others may have to work incredibly hard on their own to attain. The University of Southern California (USC), the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Yale University and Stanford University are among the presti...

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Story by Editorial Staff

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Voices

As students, we all pay to go to Baker in one way or another, whether that be through time, talent or money. On April 4, Baker had their second annual Day of Giving. During the Day of Giving, the Office of Development contacted alumni to get donations for the University capital campaign that aims to ...

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Susan Wade leaves Career Services

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Director of Career Services Susan Wade has been a part of the Baker community for 16 years. Wade will be retiring at the end of June and will be off campus several weeks prior to that. She said there were a variety of factors that influenced her decision, including friends, family, finances and energy. ...