The Baker Orange

‘Forever Orange’ campaign continues to fundraise

‘Forever Orange’ campaign continues to fundraise

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After a year in the making, Baker University hosted its Forever Orange event on Oct. 13 at the Gallery Event Space in the Power and Light District in Kansas City. In all, 298 people attended, including students, alumni, donors, staff and faculty. Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Development and ...

El Patron expands to better serve customers

El Patron expands to better serve customers

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

El Patron, Baldwin City’s Mexican restaurant located on Eighth Street, has expanded from their iconic bright orange building to the neighboring abandoned antique store directly to the north. The expansion will allow the city’s restaurant staple to serve more customers and decrease the wait time. T...

A&E Editor offers guide to late night talk shows

A&E Editor offers guide to late night talk shows

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

After the local news signs off for the night, the wonderful world of late-night television emerges. However, people who are new to the late-night scene, or even seasoned veterans, may not know every show’s unique programming and style. The Tonight Show  Host: Jimmy Fallon Network: NBC Time: Week...

Annual Zombie walk held in Lawrence

Annual Zombie walk held in Lawrence

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Uncategorized

The 12th annual Zombie walk was held this week in Lawrence. The walk encourages people to dress up as a zombie and walk or drag themselves down Massachusetts St. as onlookers admire some of the detailed costumes of those participating. The event is family friendly with many kids in costume walking with...

‘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...