The Baker Orange

The Baker Orange awarded; editor nabs honor

Story by Margo Rodewald

April 28, 2011


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The Baker Orange's motto of "Covering all the important things" has proven key in garnering top honors at the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press' annual conference April 17 and 18 in Hutchinson. The Orange won the All-Kansas Award for four-year, private-college newspapers, while thebakerorange.com receiv...

Class officer petitions available

April 28, 2011


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New faces will soon come to the chairs of the Baker University Student Senate. On May 9, Baker freshmen, sophomores and juniors will elect five new class officers to represent them for the coming year. Along with serving as a voice for their classes in student senate, officers will also plan a serv...

Kappa Sigma to host basketball tournament

April 28, 2011


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As part of the Military Heroes Campaign, Kappa Sigma fraternity is hosting a 3 vs. 3 half-court basketball tournament at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Kappa Sigma house. Proceeds from the event will go directly to Kappa Sigma's Military Heroes Campaign, which honors and aids wounded military veterans, many o...

Baker ahead of NAIA in drug testing

Story by Kyle Davis

April 28, 2011


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Baker University's athletic department has a drug-testing policy for its athletes, but not all other NAIA schools follow this type of policy. Unlike the NCAA, drug testing is not mandated in the NAIA. However, Athletic Director Theresa Yetmar said a survey was sent out to schools asking if they indivi...

New Student Senate Executive Board elected

Story by Alesha Miller

April 28, 2011


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Freshman Matt Fry has never been part of the Baker University Student Senate. Now, as the new treasurer due to write-in votes, he is excited about the position. "Normally executive members have been involved. I just kind of got thrown into it, I guess you could say. It's new waters for me," Fry ...

Students recall struggles with ADD/ADHD

Story by Genevieve Des Marteau

April 28, 2011


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Junior Joylin Hall is, in her own words, grossly disorganized. She's not irresponsible, careless or dumb; she just can't keep her stuff together. Junior Kelli Gamel can sympathize, as she's only recently been able to keep her room clean. Organization and time management are two of her biggest foes....

A 72dpi book by Tonia Karpowicz

April 24, 2011


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Under the guidance of instructor Jennifer Jarnot, the Baker University Digital Photography classes are contributing samples of their work to thebakerorange.com.<em>Under the guidance of instructor Jennifer Jarnot, the Baker University Digital Photography classes are contributing samples...

Faculty Senate approves travel interterm to Haiti

Story by Meagan Thomas

April 22, 2011


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The Baker University Faculty Senate met April 19 to finish business from the previous meeting April 5. At the meeting, the interterm trip Social Justice and Service in Haiti, led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Jacob Bucher was approved. "The idea is to take a look at issues of social justic...

A 72dpi book by Joey Orozco

April 19, 2011


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Under the guidance of instructor Jennifer Jarnot, the Baker University Digital Photography classes are contributing samples of their work to thebakerorange.com.<em>Under the guidance of instructor Jennifer Jarnot, the Baker University Digital Photography classes are contributing samples...

National Day of Silence

Story by Sara Bell

April 19, 2011


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As chatter of weekend plans, homework assignments and gossip flow through the halls of Baldwin High School Friday, BHS senior Shannon Gerstner will be sitting in silence. Gerstner is one of many high school and college students nationwide taking a vow of silence Friday. On the National Day of Silenc...

‘Give a Damn’ protest planned

Story by Jenna Stanbrough

April 14, 2011


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Fifty years ago, students gathered around college campuses, protesting issues they felt strongly about, and current students at Baker University are following in their footsteps and encouraging others to do the same. Members of Assistant Professor of History Leonard Ortiz's America in the 1960s class ...

Congress lacks skills to avoid late decisions

Story by Hayden Swisher

April 14, 2011


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Between tests and projects for classes, and finals being just around the corner, I think most of us struggle to stay on top of our course loads. It can be an effort to get everything done on time, and that can mean late nights of working at the last minute. Personally, I have come to see cramming ...