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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


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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


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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


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*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...

Racial bias training introduced to companies

Racial bias training introduced to companies

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


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Starbucks held its racial bias training on May 29 in hopes of broadening its employees’ understanding and respect of people unlike themselves. The company plans to continue yearly training. Following a small group model, three to five people watched videos together and discussed their reactions, ...

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 24, 2018


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This semester I decided to start a podcast project last that dives into the world of Greek life. While I am involved in a sorority, the reality is everyone has questions. I made sure to mention in a little disclaimer during the beginning of the first episode that I am indeed a member of Delta Delta...

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018


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Forgoing vaccinations has become a trend in the last several years for various reasons — potential hazards to other areas of health, religion and political stances. However, this mentality is causing more harm than good, and its impact ripples further than solely hurting the individual choosing not to...

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

September 18, 2018


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La Croix tastes like scented candles. La Croix tastes like an actual drink is still buffering. Basically, La Croix is the kale of the beverage universe. If you only like a whisper of flavor, then La Croix might be the beverage for you. We’ve all heard the roasts about it on social media, either you ...

Red tide continues to worsen

Red tide continues to worsen

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 3, 2018


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Imagine walking down a beach — serene and beautiful, that is until you notice the hundreds of dead fish along the shore. The toxic red tide is intensifying, particularly along the coast of Florida. This phenomenon occurs when marine life is oxygen deprived due to a film of cyanobacteria and Karen...

Dating with a mental illness

Dating with a mental illness

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

May 16, 2018


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When I came back from my eating disorder inpatient facility and began school again, I had to explain to each of my professors my summer whereabouts, specifically about the acclimation I still had to do, considering that a month prior I couldn’t even walk outside without asking permission. I wanted...

Society leans toward materialism

Society leans toward materialism

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

May 2, 2018


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Materialism — a value system that is preoccupied with possessions and the social image they project. It is nearly impossible not to be focused on items in today’s world, but it has gotten to the point that a person’s objects take precedence over their personality and abilities. It is expected...

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2018


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“I’ll take an angel shot.” Just over a year ago, if you were to ask bartenders for this shot, you would be requesting something other than a drink. You would be asking for the bar staff to walk you to your car because you felt uncomfortable with the situation you were in. Since this time,...