The Baker Orange

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...

Sexual misconduct: students get conflicting messages

Sexual misconduct: students get conflicting messages

Story by Baker Orange Staff

September 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

*This article contains references to sexual misconduct and may be triggering to some readers* To kick off the school year, comedian Arvin Mitchell was hired to perform for students at the Wildcat Welcome. Mitchell had creative jokes and engaged a college-age audience, but he made jokes that were less than tast...

Semester welcomes new professors to campus

Semester welcomes new professors to campus

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This semester Baker welcomed five new professors to campus in the theater department, biology, mass media, in the Dean's office and at the Baker Wetlands. Emily Kasprzak, a new professor in the Theatre Department will be leading classes about acting, costuming, directing and movement. Kasprzak said...

‘The Nun’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nun’ falls short of expectations

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The next installment of the extended “Conjuring” universe, “The Nun,” explores the background of Valak a character introduced in the second "Conjuring" movie. Although the movie was held together through a loosely structured plot, the overall visuals and suspense make it one worth watching. “The...

Concert crazy: Hemingson and Todden attend multiple events each year

Concert crazy: Hemingson and Todden attend multiple events each year

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When thinking of concerts, most people reflect upon the fun times that they bring every so often. However, Assistant Professor of Biology Danielle Hemingson and Associate Professor of Exercise Science Chris Todden go to roughly 20 shows throughout each summer. “It started as something we had in common,...

Universities attempt to implement ‘free speech zones’

Universities attempt to implement ‘free speech zones’

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

America — frequently synonymous with the word “freedom.” Citizens of our nation enjoy liberties not extended to much of the rest of the world. One of the most necessary and enjoyed of these advantages is the freedom of speech. However, some colleges are signing legislation and enacting school policies that...

Battlefront II attempts to redeem reputation

Battlefront II attempts to redeem reputation

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Electronic Arts (EA) “Star Wars” exclusive license has been a point of contention since its announcement in 2013. This contention has only been exasperated since the catastrophic release of “Star Wars Battlefront II.” However, despite the original problems facing the game, several changes have...