The Baker Orange

Will’s Oscars round up

Will’s Oscars round up

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Voices

The 91st Oscar Nominations came out Jan. 22 with many snubs and surprises. The best picture nominees included “Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice”. Four of the eight nominated films have sparked my interest. Two of them ar...

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Gillette should put action behind toxic masculinity advertisement

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Gillette’s newest advertisement centered around the concept of toxic masculinity — the ways in which the Patriarchy is harmful to men. Toxic masculinity explains certain ideas as damaging to the male psyche due to the gender role in which it places males — emotionless, sexually aggressive and violent...

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Tips for surviving a relentless winter

Story by Editoral Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized, Voices

Students bundled up in their thickest winter jackets in order to repel the polar vortex elements this month. Temperatures in Baldwin City dropped to -3 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 30. The wind was not forgiving either as the blustering gusts added to the already-below-freezing conditions. Classes were ...

Cost of healthcare is no longer a secret

Cost of healthcare is no longer a secret

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Under a new health law included in the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are required to provide prices for various procedures to patients online as of Jan 1, 2019. This is in hopes that customers feel a greater sense of transparency from potential providers. Because of the increased straightforward nature, patie...

Students stir an online uproar at protest

Students stir an online uproar at protest

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Voices

Free speech and the ability to protest are rights students have on and off campus. When confrontation arises, the manner in which students handle themselves can paint the institution they attend in a certain light. Recently, a confrontation went viral between a group of Catholic school boys and Nativ...

The championship fate of a coin flip

The championship fate of a coin flip

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Voices

"Heads.” This one word was the deciding factor between the Kansas City Chiefs first AFC Championship title in 50 years. The Chiefs found themselves facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game Jan. 20 at Arrowhead Stadium. The game would ultimately come down to a coin flip that decided...

The final countdown

The final countdown

Story by Editorial Staff

February 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

This semester marks the last semester that The Baker Orange will be a print publication. Though we as an editorial staff are saddened by the end of the print era, we are honored that we have the opportunity to produce this traditional newspaper for its final issues. We hope readers appreciate the final iss...

Understanding finances is important

Understanding finances is important

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

The college years are full of plenty of expenses and lots of opportunities to have fun. Many students split their time between school, extracurriculars and work. Adulthood may still seem far away for students who are more dependent, while independent students seem to be right in the middle of it. The li...

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Nation grapples with dangers of climate change

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Voices

By the end of the century, the United States could face thousands of deaths, billions of lost dollars and an increased number of deadly weather patterns. This is not a post-apocalyptic fantasy on TV, nor is it pure speculation into the future. This is the reality the United States faces if the fail...

Is the White House acting unethically?

Story by Staff

December 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Voices

While President Trump is not known for his eloquence or poise during press conferences, November saw the banning of CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House over alleged aggressive behavior towards an intern. To defend the revoking of Acosta’s clearance, the White House       issued a doctored video of the incident whi...

Hate crimes on rise; vigilance needed

Hate crimes on rise; vigilance needed

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Voices

Eleven people were killed in a synagogue while congregants gathered for a service. Two people were killed while shopping at a Kroger’s in Kentucky. These were not random acts of violence; the people killed were targeted because of their race or religion. These crimes were fueled from hate and fear...

Hunger remains an American issue

Hunger remains an American issue

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Voices

Hunger in America is much more common than people often think. In fact, one in every six citizens are hungry— that number equates to 49 million people in total. Most are food insecure, concerned about where their next meal will come from, even if it is only at some points throughout the year. Thi...