The Baker Orange

Understanding finances is important

Understanding finances is important

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

The college years are full of plenty of expenses and lots of opportunities to have fun. Many students split their time between school, extracurriculars and work. Adulthood may still seem far away for students who are more dependent, while independent students seem to be right in the middle of it. The li...

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Voices

By the end of the century, the United States could face thousands of deaths, billions of lost dollars and an increased number of deadly weather patterns. This is not a post-apocalyptic fantasy on TV, nor is it pure speculation into the future. This is the reality the United States faces if the fail...

Is the White House acting unethically?

Story by Staff

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

While President Trump is not known for his eloquence or poise during press conferences, November saw the banning of CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House over alleged aggressive behavior towards an intern. To defend the revoking of Acosta’s clearance, the White House       issued a doctored video of the incident whi...

Hate crimes on rise; vigilance needed

Hate crimes on rise; vigilance needed

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Voices

Eleven people were killed in a synagogue while congregants gathered for a service. Two people were killed while shopping at a Kroger’s in Kentucky. These were not random acts of violence; the people killed were targeted because of their race or religion. These crimes were fueled from hate and fear...

Hunger remains an American issue

Hunger remains an American issue

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Voices

Hunger in America is much more common than people often think. In fact, one in every six citizens are hungry— that number equates to 49 million people in total. Most are food insecure, concerned about where their next meal will come from, even if it is only at some points throughout the year. Thi...

‘Queen of Tarts’ pops up in Baldwin City

‘Queen of Tarts’ pops up in Baldwin City

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Voices

After a morning run on the brick streets of Baldwin City, Managing Editor Jenna Black spotted a red-and-white striped umbrella on the corner of 7th and High Street. She soon discovered that underneath that umbrella was baker Amanda Schultz and her homemade pop tarts. Black quickly told me that she though...

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

I’m just going to say it because it’s been on just about everyone’s mind since this semester began last Aug. You may or may not have noticed, but the social life at Baker has pretty much gone as extinct as the dinosaurs. Fraternity parties are a thing of the past and used to be a social option ...

Why does voting matter?

Why does voting matter?

Story by Baker Orange Staff

November 5, 2018


Filed under Voices

Prime Minister Winston Churchill said while standing on the floor of Parliament in 1947 “it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Churchill was right. Democracy is no stranger to corruption, mismanagement and dec...

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...

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, ...

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Baker University’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is rarely discussed. Although some aspects are common knowledge, other areas are not as clear to people on campus. One of the areas still foggy to students is the active shooter policy. The EOP was revised in Jan. 2017 to include an active shooter po...

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...