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Cursing negatively affects society

Cursing negatively affects society

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

April 2, 2018


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I hear it walking to class. It’s all throughout media — television, social media, music — you name it. Bad words seem to be unavoidable. The internet has allowed for profanity to appear everywhere and to appear uncensored, thus making these words lose their head-turning value. My professors — auth...

America needs an independent candidate

America needs an independent candidate

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

March 29, 2018


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Recently, I set out to tell my fellow classmates the imposing threat Russia poses to our national security. But, while sifting through article after article, I came face to face with what has been a steadily growing problem in United States politics, which is division. Now, I am aware that there h...

Students should advocate for change

Students should advocate for change

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

March 28, 2018


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High school students have begun a conversation about the safety of students in schools since the spike in deaths from gun violence across the United States. Students have taken the lead in addressing the issues surrounding the violent epidemic of mass shootings. Baker students should be included in this co...

Baker needs more eating disorder resources

Baker needs more eating disorder resources

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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After 10 hours of phone interviews, dangerously low food intake and body weight, and a full-coverage insurance plan, I had finally qualified to enter the treatment center that would save my life. Yet still I had to wait two weeks until I could drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma and join 16 other women in recover...

Greek members must be the change

Greek members must be the change

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2018


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From older movies like “Animal House” to newer ones like “Neighbors,” Greek life has been acquiring a damaging reputation for ages. And unfortunately, recent real stories only continue to justify these stigmas. As stories like that of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza passing away in his fraternity...

Opioid crisis demands more solutions

Opioid crisis demands more solutions

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

March 23, 2018


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Gun reform, the Russia investigation, taxes, the list goes on and on for problems which systemically plague the American people and solutions can be slow to find. However, this is one growing problem, not addressed above, which many have heard about, but no one seems to have a complete solution to fix....

CBD Oil pulled from Kansas shelves

CBD Oil pulled from Kansas shelves

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

March 19, 2018


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A few months ago, I was referred to a psychiatrist in the Lawrence area for my anxiety and depression, as my previous antidepressants were only managing, rather than improving my mental state. This was and will remain the most memorable appointment I have ever had, and I left wondering if what this ...

“Sitting out is not a bad thing”

“Sitting out is not a bad thing”

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

February 21, 2018


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Roughly 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur in the United States every year due to participation in sports or other recreational activities. Up to 2.4 million of these involve children ages 5-18.  Because of the likelihood for its players to sustain a concussion, the National Football League (NFL) ...

Students find escape in Jayhawk country

Students find escape in Jayhawk country

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

February 19, 2018


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Baldwin City and Lawrence are two Midwestern towns that students now consider home. Although 15 miles, 20,000 students and state versus private university life separates us from one another, we are not really that different. We tailgate before home football games on Saturdays, procrastinate studying for e...

Valentine’s Day: From history to industry

Valentine’s Day: From history to industry

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

February 14, 2018


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The history of Valentine’s Day began in ancient Rome around the 5th century. However, during that time the celebration wasn’t all paper hearts and chocolate. It was a twisted celebration of love that society has now altered to sell romantic cards, among other things. The ancient Romans called this holiday the F...

A perfect Baldwin City Valentine’s Day

A perfect Baldwin City Valentine’s Day

Story by Lily Stephens and Spencer Brown

February 14, 2018


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Look, Valentine's Day is here and whether you have a special someone to share it with or not, much like myself, let's make the most of the day. It’s not worth your time to wallow. I’m no relationship expert, but I like to think I know what the people like. So grab a few friends or that S.O. and listen to my ideas for th...

Russia: A threat to Americans

Russia: A threat to Americans

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

February 4, 2018


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Russia is a country synonymous with corruption, collusion and President Donald Trump. Russia has been the number-one news story for more than a year when doubts were first raised about Donald Trump’s alleged connections to the country and its autocrat leader, President Vladimir Putin. But, the...