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‘Beyond a Text’: New exhibit documents creation of the book

‘Beyond a Text’: New exhibit documents creation of the book

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Quayle Bible Collection’s new exhibit entitled “Beyond a Text: The Life of Scripture Outside of the Words” showcases the Bible’s role in creation of the physical book. Since the exhibit focuses on the book itself, many of the display cases show the evolution of writing from cuneiform table...

Space Force: An intergalactic breakdown

Space Force: An intergalactic breakdown

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Among the many topics discussed on his recent appearance on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Neil deGrasse Tyson articulated his support for the creation of a Space Force. Tyson discussed how through the Air Force the United States has had an operating Space Force and creating a separate br...

Local artist displays sculptures in new show

Local artist displays sculptures in new show

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The Holt-Russell Gallery opens a new show Thursday Sept. 27 entitled “On the Bright Side” featuring sculptures from artist Mark Cowardin. The gallery is located on the second floor of Parmenter Hall. Cowardin, whose main discipline is sculpting, focuses on the relationship between man and nature and how...

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Mitchell breaks school record in opening invitational

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

“I knew I was piecing together a good round so I kept telling myself ‘you don’t know what you’re capable of until you do it.” These were the thoughts going through senior Samantha Mitchell’s mind as she put together a round of 71, one under par, to become the women’s golf school record...

Theatre performs ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Theatre performs ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Theatre Department performed “James and the Giant Peach” for its first production of the year. The play opened Thursday Sept. 27 at 7:30 with performances the following Friday and Saturday. There was also a matinee performed at 2 on Sunday. Based of the book by the same title, “James and...

Finding passion with an encrouching graduation

Finding passion with an encrouching graduation

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Passion is something that we’re all “supposed” to have. But what if you don’t know what yours is? Sure, I have things that I enjoy doing. But I can never identify my passion. Maybe I’m scared of the word itself or maybe I’m just a lifeless, unpassionate gal. Maybe it’s not that extreme, ...

New policy aims at preventing academic misconduct

New policy aims at preventing academic misconduct

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Baker’s Academic Integrity policy was changed in the middle of the Fall 2016 semester through the actions of a faculty and student board. After the trial run, the policy saw its first year in full effect during 2017-2018 with the impact now being seen by faculty and students. Assistant Dean of College...

Pocket Points offers benefits to students

Pocket Points offers benefits to students

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Professors constantly remind students to put phones away during class in order to pay attention and not have the distraction of a phone buzzing keep them from learning. Now there is a reward if you decide to put your phone aside and push away the distractions that come with it. The mobile app, Pocke...

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Baker University’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is rarely discussed. Although some aspects are common knowledge, other areas are not as clear to people on campus. One of the areas still foggy to students is the active shooter policy. The EOP was revised in Jan. 2017 to include an active shooter po...

Burglars break into cars on and near campus

Burglars break into cars on and near campus

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Auto break-ins have begun hitting the Baker community again, near student housing on and off campus. Last fall break-ins and car damage were an issue as well. Dean Cassy Bailey sent out a campus email on Aug. 18 warning students of the break-ins. “This time of the year when all of your items are ...

Campus takes on JUULing

Campus takes on JUULing

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Chances are if you are a college student you not only know what a JUUL is, but you might be a habitual user or have taken a hit off of a friends at a party. The JUUL was originally created to help smokers find an alternative to cigarettes, according to their website. However, JUUL found another market in...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...