The Baker Orange

Yes, I’m in a sorority and I work in fast food

Yes, I’m in a sorority and I work in fast food

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2016


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Sorority women love fast food. As a sorority woman, I know first hand just how much my sisters and I love to eat. Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, McDonald’s – you name it, we love it. But most of the time people do not picture sorority women as the ones taking the orders at the fast food restaurant. That...

Kardashians keep it real

Story by Heidi Jo Hayen, Writer

May 14, 2016


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There are two things about the Kardashians that people need to realize. First, they aren’t going anywhere any time soon and second, they aren’t as dumb as everyone thinks. The world was first introduced to the Kardashians during the O.J. Simpson trial. The late father of the famous clan was a...

The beauty of NASCAR

The beauty of NASCAR

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 13, 2016


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From the beginning of time, humans have had the urge to run. They may have first used it as a survival mechanism to run from danger or enemies. We still use it today to run from our problems and responsibilities. Running has been iconic. We all remember when Jenny told Forrest to promise her “if...

Procrastination: Why we do it and how to avoid it

Procrastination: Why we do it and how to avoid it

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

May 9, 2016


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It’s almost the end of the semester. You have four 15 page papers due on Monday and three presentations on Tuesday. It’s already 10 p.m. on Sunday. So how did you get this point? Procrastination. College students will often tell themselves, “That project isn’t due until the end of the month....

Editorial: The End Is Nigh

Editorial: The End Is Nigh

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

May 5, 2016


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To some students’ excitement and others’ dismay, finals week is nearly upon us. Tests, presentations and papers galore contribute to the rise and peak of student stress levels during this time of year. With no time left and little relief in sight, many students are feeling the pressures of finals...

Is a $15 minimum wage reasonable for Kansans?

Is a $15 minimum wage reasonable for Kansans?

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2016


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A recent “Fair Wage Act” has been proposed in California to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. As the discussion of raising the minimum wage spreads around the country, many states are taking steps toward a $15 standard. But is it a good idea for Kansas? Currently, the minimum wage in Kansas...

America hasn’t lost its greatness

America hasn’t lost its greatness

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

April 12, 2016


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Even the best of the best athletes are imperfect. Michael Phelps has gotten more than a few second-place titles. He even went through a dry spell and at one point was caught smoking weed. Michael Jordan did not make every shot. Venus Williams suffered through tennis tournaments with Sjogren’s...

A college student’s guide to napping

A college student’s guide to napping

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 12, 2016


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With the semester in full swing, those recommended nightly 8 to 9 hours of sleep are scarce. Students have always had to compensate for those lost hours by adding in naps. One thing to consider is whether or not those naps are helping. According to onlinecollegecourses.com, naps have many benefits. Naps as short as a single hour will reset your short-term memory to allow more learning...

Who deserves a pep rally?

Who deserves a pep rally?

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

April 7, 2016


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It’s been a strong year for sports at Baker University. The most recent success, of course, belonged to the women's basketball team, which made program history by reaching the NAIA national championship game. The women were defeated by MidAmerica Nazarene in the final. Baker might never see another...

Editorial: Making room for athletic growth

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

April 7, 2016


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The Baker community needs to grow. New recreational facilities and opportunities for students to hang out and thrive on campus could do the trick. Though our current campus space is limited, Baker wants to purchase land north of Gessner Hall. With this new land in play, Baker has an opportunity to expand...

YouTube is broken

YouTube is broken

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

April 4, 2016


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YouTube is broken. Or more specifically, YouTube's current method for evaluating copyright claims is broken. The current algorithm used by YouTube has some serious flaws that can hurt the very people generating its content. All content creators on YouTube, dubbed “YouTubers,” publish videos to...

Missing emails? Check the new clutter folder

Missing emails? Check the new clutter folder

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2016


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Microsoft 365, the program that Baker students and faculty use for email, recently added a new feature called the clutter folder. If you receive frequent emails from someone but don't often respond to or open those messages, their future emails to you can wind up in the clutter folder without you...