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The Whistleblower and the Watchdog: Why Snowden deserves a pardon

The Whistleblower and the Watchdog: Why Snowden deserves a pardon

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

October 25, 2016


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Sitting in front of his webcam in a studio in Russia, Edward Snowden gave a speech to a group of young aspiring journalists at the Associated Collegiate Press National Convention on Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. As Snowden appeared on the screen, all in attendance applauded and cheered loudly at seeing...

Free college for all is a bad idea

Free college for all is a bad idea

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

October 19, 2016


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Have you ever had an idea that seemed perfect at the time but later turned out to have some negative consequences? One example for me was deciding to spend the night in a McDonald’s in Greece in order to save money. After a night lying under bright lights, listening to loud techno music and having...

Stressed students are singing the midterm blues

Stressed students are singing the midterm blues

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

October 17, 2016


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It seems like just last week we were frolicking around campus throwing our syllabi in the bottom of our backpacks to collect dust. We would go to the Mine on Tuesdays and Sigma Phi Epsilon on Wednesdays. A healthy diet and lifestyle seemed attainable. Now, as the cool air of autumn has begun to set...

Editorial: We want you … to vote!

Editorial: We want you … to vote!

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 10, 2016


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On Sept. 26, President Barack Obama made a proclamation declaring Sept. 27, 2016, as National Voter Registration Day. In a White House press release, President Obama stated, “I call upon all American citizens to observe this day ensuring they are registered to vote.” It seems like everyone...

Do safe spaces and trigger warnings belong in college?

Do safe spaces and trigger warnings belong in college?

Story by Lexi Loya, Editor

October 3, 2016


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About a week ago I was sitting in on a presentation about consent, and right before it started we received a “trigger warning.” The presenter said that if anything we discussed made us uncomfortable, we could zone out on our phones because we were in a “safe” space. I paused. I had never actually...

Clickbait: the shocking way Facebook manipulates you

Clickbait: the shocking way Facebook manipulates you

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

October 3, 2016


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We college students all know one person who can tell the best stories when Sunday morning rolls around. I usually have a great need to be productive on Sundays with everything I put off all weekend, but when that storyteller starts into the details of the night before, I’m glued to the couch listening...

Frustrated students are dreaming of a better fitness center

Frustrated students are dreaming of a better fitness center

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

September 28, 2016


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I am not a student athlete. I am fortunate to attend Baker University with enough scholarship money even though I do not play sports. Baldwin City is my favorite place in the entire world thanks to Baker University, and because of this, I dread the day that I will graduate in May. The benefits I’ve...

How to manage time on a college clock

How to manage time on a college clock

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

September 20, 2016


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It’s the time of year at Baker when everyone is “joining.” Sports teams and clubs are gearing up to collect new members. Baker is known for having some of the most commitment-minded students, but how can Baker students find time to be a part of everything that our campus has to offer? The simple...

The semester before: my expectations of Harlaxton

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

September 20, 2016


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I am going to study abroad next semester at Harlaxton College in England. I have never been out of the country before - I haven’t even traveled on my own. I am really excited to study in a different country and leave America. There is a lot that I am hoping to do while I am abroad. I am hoping that...

Editorial: Print is not dead yet

Editorial: Print is not dead yet

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 16, 2016


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When was the last time you read a form of print media - a book, magazine or newspaper? Was it recently? You are reading our current print issue right now, but can you remember what you’ve read before this? You may not choose to pick up a paper when you want to know the news – because that’s what...

Despite the controversy, I’ll stand by my faith

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

September 13, 2016


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It hurts my heart to sit down and write this. The topic is so heavy that I worry I will be unable to adequately describe my opinions and emotions. By the time you read this, I’m sure you will have heard through the grapevine that the Catholic priest in Baldwin City was recently suspended from the...

Living in a two … um, one … um, no gas station town

Living in a two … um, one … um, no gas station town

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

September 9, 2016


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Some Baker students are probably deaf to the biggest two trigger words that are a bane for most Baldwin City residents at the moment: gas station. Baldwin City had successfully supported two gas stations until this summer when the Kwik Shop took over the building that previously housed the Santa Fe...