The Baker Orange

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...

Committee plans for Baker’s future

Committee plans for Baker’s future

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Strategic Planning Committee began work toward the Baker University 2022 Strategic Plan in May 2018 through a group discussion. At the forum, individuals from all of the University’s campuses shared concepts about overarching strategic themes. Vice President for Academic Affairs Marcus Childress said th...

The Orange set for final print publication

The Orange set for final print publication

Story by Jenna Black, Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Baker Orange will no longer be printed monthly and will solely be an online news source starting the upcoming fall 2019 semester. Discussion regarding Baker’s student-run newspaper ending its print publication and going digital has been a topic of conversation within the mass media department si...

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 ...

Hedrick accredits Baker to his success

Hedrick accredits Baker to his success

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tom Hedrick made the decision to be a sportscaster on his walk home from school after being cut from his high school baseball team his junior year. Over the course of his five-mile walk back, he planned what he was going to do with his life now that he lost hope of playing professional baseball. The...

Real Life or Fantasy: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Real Life or Fantasy: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“Bohemian Rhapsody” hits theaters today. But, there are a few things people need to know before seeing the movie. While the film focuses primarily on Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), whose real name was Farrokh Bulsara, the story is about the formation of Queen and its music, and ends with its now-le...