The Baker Orange

Working to permanently improve a temporary home

Story by Katie

November 21, 2013

An important part of any study abroad experience is just that, the experience. You are not there to simply observe like a vacationing tourist. Once that country becomes a temporary home to you, it’s time to delve into the culture and live like a local. But what happens if you do not like or agr...

Harlaxton leaves lasting memories

Story by Tera

April 29, 2013

Harlaxton College was simply put, the best experience of my life and I couldn’t imagine what my life would be without it. It opened my eyes to the world, it forced me to make my own plans and be more independent, and most of all it provided me the chance to see friends that I would normally only...

Bad Books is the perfect indie band

Story by Cassady Clinkscale

April 24, 2013

I am, as you can probably tell from my other blogs, a sucker for pretty much anything acoustic and harmonious. While I thought I had discovered the Holy Grail of indie/folk music with Fleet Foxes, I was so incredibly wrong. This is not to say that Fleet Foxes are bad. They’re incredible musici...

Boston Marathon bombings bring community together through Harris family

Boston Marathon bombings bring community together through Harris family

Story by Jenna

April 22, 2013

To any marathon runner, seven-tenths of a mile from the finish line is so close, yet so far away. For Sarah Harris, seven-tenths of a mile potentially saved her life. Sarah, a 1996 Baker graduate, was at the 25.5 mile marker of the Boston Marathon on April 15 when she and the other runners were...

First Aid Kit provides infectious harmonies

Story by Cassady Clinkscale

April 5, 2013

If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you know about the special place in my heart that is reserved for folk music. While I thoroughly enjoy this genre, I’ve been getting a little burned out on listening to the same artists over and over again. So when the first chords of a First Aid Ki...

Study-abroad classes provide challenge

Story by Tera

March 27, 2013

Harlaxton is more than just travelling and having an experience abroad. This semester has put me through the toughest course work thus far in my college career. The first thing we were told was that this was described as “education on steroids” and a truer statement was never spoken. Th...

Lambs combat exam stress

Story by Tera

March 14, 2013

There is one truth in life and it is very simple: college students love baby animals. The Harlaxton Facebook page is constantly being bombarded with cute videos and pictures of kittens and sloths, and now even the professors have joined in. We found out how well Dr. Green knows his students when he posted...

Family of the Year is great for summer

Story by Cassady Clinkscale

March 13, 2013

Around this time most students are itching for summer to come along. The warmth, the beaches, long road trips to nowhere; it’s a nice thing to daydream about while you’re stuck in class for the majority of the day. Family of the Year, a five-piece group from Los Angeles, provides a grea...

An introduction to the student senate blog

Story by Katie

March 5, 2013

A goal of any government should be transparency, whether it is as large as the federal government of the United States of America or as small as the student senate of Baker University. In the old days, the only way news traveled was by mouth via town criers. Then came the birth of print, bringing along ...