The Baker Orange

Dance team welcomes only male member

Dance team welcomes only male member

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spirit Squad, Sports

Dance helps freshman Stephen Long express his sexuality and embrace his personality. Dance also gave him the confidence to try out for the dance team at Baker. The multiple-time, NAIA-National-Championship-qualifying dance team welcomed Long as its only male dancer. The dancers see him as just another...

Baker symphonic band brings new life to winter concert

Baker symphonic band brings new life to winter concert

Story by Megan Stover, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Baker University Music Department introduced a new element to the winter concert performed on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Band Director Frank Perez explained that “The Night Before Christmas” was read while that band played accompanying music. “Because [Baker University] is all about education and broa...

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Voices

By the end of the century, the United States could face thousands of deaths, billions of lost dollars and an increased number of deadly weather patterns. This is not a post-apocalyptic fantasy on TV, nor is it pure speculation into the future. This is the reality the United States faces if the fail...

‘BUGS’ provides stress relief

‘BUGS’ provides stress relief

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Baker University Gaming Society (BUGS) meets weekly on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Center to play a variety of board games and card games. Club Vice President and senior Emily Pennington said she joined the club after hearing about it from her friends as a chance to relax from the s...

ParMentors give back to community

ParMentors give back to community

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

One of the largest events that the parMentor student organization fundraises for annually is the “Adopt-a-Family” campaign. Staff Adviser Kelsey Nolte said the group was able to adopt more children than usual this year. “In the past we’ve fundraised around $400 to adopt five kids in a family, but t...

Top Five ‘Role Playing Game’ videogames

Top Five ‘Role Playing Game’ videogames

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Since the invention of Atari in 1972, video games have skyrocketed into a multi-billion-dollar industry. In fact, the industry as a whole is projected to reach $138 billion in revenue at the end of this year. But there is one sector in the game industry that draws players from all around to experi...

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Galleries, Showcase, Sports

The Wildcats run through the Missouri Valley Vikings Nov. 3 at Liston Stadium with a 73-14 victory. Sophomore JD Woods ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns and sophomore Marco Aquinaga collected 219 total yards and two touchdowns. The 'Cats defense was led by seniors Indie Allen and Kegan Schumann,...

Students bring back leadership skills from conference

Students bring back leadership skills from conference

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Oct. 7 and 8, seniors Maddy Lutz and Hannah Tolliver attended the Women in Educational Leadership Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska along with Assistant Professor of Education Charlsie Prosser. Tolliver said a variety of people attended the conference, but that she believes she and Maddy were the yo...

Enrollment requires more student housing

Enrollment requires more student housing

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

More students are attending Baker University, and the increase in enrollment requires more housing for those students. Director of Residence Life Nick Goodman explained that 504 of 849 students live in on-campus housing, causing the residence options to be at 94.6 percent capacity as of Fall 2018....

University offers alternative health care services

University offers alternative health care services

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Starting Jan. 1 the student health and counseling center will no longer service students physical health needs. All students will have the option to receive care from Baldwin Family Medicine Clinic and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Students with insurance will pay their copay to receive care, and students ...

“A Star is (truly) Born”

“A Star is (truly) Born”

Story by Will Hanson, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“A Star is Born,” the fourth remake of a classic story is one all fans should see because of its moving soundtrack and amazing acting. In 2016, news broke that another “A Star is Born” remake was beginning production with Bradley Cooper set to direct, write, and star alongside pop singer Lady G...

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I’m just going to say it because it’s been on just about everyone’s mind since this semester began last Aug. You may or may not have noticed, but the social life at Baker has pretty much gone as extinct as the dinosaurs. Fraternity parties are a thing of the past and used to be a social option ...