The Baker Orange

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

I vividly remember the first test I took my freshman year at St. Olaf College. Before class began, my peers and I were buzzing with nervous energy, spewing chemistry facts at each other as if we would forget in a matter of minutes. When the professor arrived, we were told to put all electronic devices ...

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Watson becomes race walk national champion

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019

The indoor track and field team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota Feb. 28-March 1 where they competed in the 54th annual NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Junior Moses Watson became Baker’s third ever track national champion in the 3,000-meter race walk while also capturing the school...

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

More than 400 students are still texting in a group chat, raving about the empowering weekend they had together. Friendships were made between young adults who may never see each other again but created a bond from their similarities. This year, the 42nd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Go...

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Story by Jenna Black, Lily Stephens and Isabel Ashley, Editor, Multimedia/A&E Editor and Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Mungano, Baker’s student-run diversity organization and Student Activities Council partnered again to sponsor a diversity lecture by Free Hugs Project founder Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. on Feb. 5 in Rice Auditorium. Nwadike took the stage to present his message of peace to students in his iconic “Free Hugs” ...

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Online course evaluations receive less input from students

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019

Baker saw a change in the format of professor evaluations during the Fall 2018 semester. Previously, students had been required to fill out a paper evaluation form during class time for each course. Now, the University has switched to an online evaluation form completed by students at any time during ...

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Grossner terminated as head football coach: Thoren set to lead through interim role

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019

Head Football Coach Mike Grossner will no longer serve as the leader of the Baker football program. President Lynne Murray and the athletic department announced the termination of Grossner on Jan. 22. Murray states the reasoning behind Grossner’s notice of termination is due to “violations of the Univer...

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia/A&E Editor

February 15, 2019

While the Midwest was in the middle of a polar vortex, University Minister Reverend Kevin Hopkins was enjoying the summer temperatures at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. While that only means around 20 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it is much warmer than this month's 1-degree day. Since leaving...

The final countdown

The final countdown

Story by Editorial Staff

February 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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,...