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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...

Theatre department prepares for semester

Theatre department prepares for semester

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Change and excitement. These two words describe the upcoming semester for Baker’s theatre department. From preparing for a major festival to rehearsing new productions, and the addition of a new professor, this year proves to be anything but boring for students involved in all capacities of theatre. Emily...

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

This semester I decided to start a podcast project last that dives into the world of Greek life. While I am involved in a sorority, the reality is everyone has questions. I made sure to mention in a little disclaimer during the beginning of the first episode that I am indeed a member of Delta Delta...

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Forgoing vaccinations has become a trend in the last several years for various reasons — potential hazards to other areas of health, religion and political stances. However, this mentality is causing more harm than good, and its impact ripples further than solely hurting the individual choosing not to...

Ocean cleanup begins this month

Ocean cleanup begins this month

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A giant cleanup of waste in the ocean will begin in the Pacific on Sept. 8. The Ocean Cleanup is a project created by Boyan Slat that has been five years in the making, has seen 300 scale models and plans to launch a 2,000 foot floater that can collect roughly five gallons of trash per month. Slat,...

Russell obtains dean position

Russell obtains dean position

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On July 1, Darcy Russell began her new position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This decision was made after a rigorous interview process that began with eight candidates. Russell said it felt odd to be interviewed by people who she considers to be her friends. “The faculty weren’t easy on me ev...

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

La Croix tastes like scented candles. La Croix tastes like an actual drink is still buffering. Basically, La Croix is the kale of the beverage universe. If you only like a whisper of flavor, then La Croix might be the beverage for you. We’ve all heard the roasts about it on social media, either you ...