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Food waste impacts the world

Food waste impacts the world

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 16, 2017


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Food. It’s integral to survival, and Americans love to eat it. However, there is another side to the story we often neglect about the food we don’t eat. This is a dangerous trend that wastes food, resources and money. In 2012, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report ...

Roorda discusses taking a predominantly freshman class

Roorda discusses taking a predominantly freshman class

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 15, 2017


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One of the best things about Baker is being able to pick any class that fits into your schedule when you want it to. But there’s always that one class that you need that doesn’t fit (mostly because you won’t make it fit) until your last year. So here I am in my final semester taking General Chemistry...

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Thoughts of a graduating senior

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 11, 2017


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College ends. It’s a sad, but true fact. One day we will all leave Baker University and begin our lives as members of society. For some, these college days end sooner than expected. Graduating early is both an honor and a curse. I have spent the past 16 years as a full-time student for nine months out of ...

Editorial: Here’s the syllabus, now read chapter one

Editorial: Here’s the syllabus, now read chapter one

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 10, 2017


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Syllabus week: the first few days of school filled with no homework, cheesy ice breakers and the, “What have you done this summer?” question. Students across America cherish this week, appreciating the days absent of the onslaught of reading and writing. Baker students can only imagine having a wee...

Summer internship, Macklemore, and Big Red

Summer internship, Macklemore, and Big Red

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 8, 2017


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I have been nothing short of obsessed with Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, since I was a braces-clad seventh grader at Centennial Middle School. This summer while working at Microsoft Production Studios, he was on a shoot I was working on and I finagled my way into his green room. Now I know that “fina...

Nuclear waste threatens everyone

Nuclear waste threatens everyone

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 7, 2017


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Since the U.S. has harnessed the power of nuclear energy, they have yet to harness a safe and secure location to store the radioactive waste created from nuclear power plants and weapons, which is something we desperately need due to the deadly side effects of radiation exposure. According to the...

Backpage.com hiding behind freedom of speech

Backpage.com hiding behind freedom of speech

Story by Lexi Loya, Editor

August 2, 2017


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Free speech is one of the essential rights we have as Americans, and lately, individuals have been justifying questionable acts in the name of free speech. Take Backpage.com, for example. It has been in hot water and has several lawsuits filed against it for allowing prostitution ads to be placed on its...

Psychology major benefits from journalistic experience

Psychology major benefits from journalistic experience

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

June 12, 2017


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Recently I was interviewed, rather than being the interviewer. It was an eye-opening experience, and I realized the quantity and quality of material I have accumulated as well as the concepts I have learned from reporting at a small university rather than a large one. My interviewer, who was from a much...

Taking the road less traveled

Taking the road less traveled

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

May 5, 2017


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Last spring semester when I got back from spring break, I had the sudden calling to become a nurse. Prior to this, I was undecided on a major for the majority of my freshman year, and I spent my sophomore year as a psychology major. But once I had the urge to become a nurse, I knew that this would be...

Scientists forced to defend research

Scientists forced to defend research

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

May 1, 2017


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The pursuit of knowledge in order to improve our quality of life sounds like a goal no one would be opposed to. However, in politics, there always has to be disagreement. Protestors have been gathering across the United States in order to advocate for the support of scientific research. This is in...

Editorial: Pay heed to professor connections

Editorial: Pay heed to professor connections

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

April 26, 2017


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You’re up late one night cramming for a 10:30 a.m. exam the next day and decide to skip your 9:30 a.m. class. You didn’t expect what would come the next morning, however. You’re awakened at 9:34 a.m. to an unknown phone number and a voicemail. It’s your professor wondering why you’re not...

The ethics of unpaid internships

The ethics of unpaid internships

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

April 19, 2017


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In today's job market, a high level of experience in your desired profession is a vital feature on your resume. For most college students, the best way to gain this experience is through internships. As the summer months draw closer, students are beginning to decide if an internship will be part of their...