The Baker Orange

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Adjustment to Baker’s testing policy

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

I vividly remember the first test I took my freshman year at St. Olaf College. Before class began, my peers and I were buzzing with nervous energy, spewing chemistry facts at each other as if we would forget in a matter of minutes. When the professor arrived, we were told to put all electronic devices ...

Students lack participation on campus

Students lack participation on campus

Story by Editorial Staff

March 18, 2019

It is no secret that Baker University students are involved in numerous activities both on and off of campus. Lately, our editorial board noticed students are generally not willing to add anything else to their plates, and it is changing the culture on campus.  It would be unfair to say students are becom...

United Methodist Church holds vote: LGBTQ+ not able to be ordained or married

United Methodist Church holds vote: LGBTQ+ not able to be ordained or married

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019

The United Methodist Church (UMC) gathered on Feb. 26 to discuss the denomination’s stance on LGBTQ+ clergy and same-sex marriage. The delegates at the General Conference voted 438-384 to reinforce the stance against ordaining gay clergy and performing same-sex marriages. Though both sides are not nece...

Will’s Oscars round up

Will’s Oscars round up

Story by Will Hanson, Assistant A&E Editor

February 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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...