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Editors choose top five albums of 2017

Editors choose top five albums of 2017

Story by Dory Smith and Bailey Conklin

December 31, 2017


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Dory's Favorite Albums of 2017 SZA | "CTRL" SZA has been a blessing to my life ever since she dropped “CTRL” over the summer. “CTRL” has been out for months and I’ve yet to choose my favorite song. I can’t even form a top three or five because the album is my life. I have more clarity ...

Dory Smith is leaving the building

Dory Smith is leaving the building

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 21, 2017


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You would think that after four years of complaining about how much I couldn’t wait to graduate, that I would actually be excited about leaving Baker and moving on with my life. I’m happy that I’ve made it this far, but I’m emotional because I’m leaving behind a place that’s helped mol...

That’s all folks: A final farewell from the Sports Editor

That’s all folks: A final farewell from the Sports Editor

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

December 21, 2017


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Just like any athlete’s eligibility, time runs its course and one day you don’t have it anymore. While I’ve never been a student-athlete at Baker, my time with sports has come to an end. For the past two-and-a-half years, I’ve been able to call myself a Baker Orange staff member and for the p...

What do I call my professors?

What do I call my professors?

Story by Nathan Hills, BU Student Media

December 21, 2017


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An incoming college student can be clueless as to the different titles that professors have and what those professors’ preferences are on their titles. Coming from high school, where Ms., Mrs. and Mr. are common, having to choose between instructor, professor and Doctor can be challenging. How stude...

Burst the Baker Bubble

Burst the Baker Bubble

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

December 7, 2017


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We all have roots from different places, and that’s pretty obvious when you take a look at all the people who make up the demographics of the United States. This country observes many unique cultural differences and therefore it is necessary for students, including Baker students, to be culturally app...

Tobacco companies hold too much power

Tobacco companies hold too much power

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

December 3, 2017


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Cigarettes kill 1,200 Americans every day. This statistic and many like it are appearing in print and broadcast ads nation wide due to a lawsuit filing in 2006. The United States government sued tobacco companies over public health violations and found that tobacco companies intentionally lied to consumers about the health ...

Veterans Day meaning lost in today’s world

Veterans Day meaning lost in today’s world

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

November 29, 2017


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This past weekend saw the passage of a national holiday we all celebrate and revere, but sometimes take for granted. Veterans Day has been a staple in American society since its conception as “Armistice Day” in 1918 to commemorate the end of World War I. However, as the years have passed, and...

B(f)aker University: The Baker grapevine

B(f)aker University: The Baker grapevine

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

November 20, 2017


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Can Baker possibly be the *dun dun dun* Land of Snakes? Gossip isn’t a new concept to college students. It’s something that we’ve had plenty of practice in and mastered years ago. It usually doesn’t matter what friend group one is in, friends talk behind each others’ backs, people listen to r...

Students should be culturally aware

Students should be culturally aware

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

November 11, 2017


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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gave a speech on Oct. 31 at the University of Kansas in the Lied Center. Santos is a proud graduate of KU and last visited the University in 2012. He talked about his experiences throughout his life from college to his political career and the impression it left...

Millennials should join health care debate

Millennials should join health care debate

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2017


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The recent health care debate has sparked some controversy in its effects on different demographic groups. Though the baby-boom generation is largely affected by the potential change in funds allocated to programs like Medicaid, millennials may be the generation to see the most long-term effects. Throughout...

American flag doesn’t respect black culture

American flag doesn’t respect black culture

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 30, 2017


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I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice…for y’all, not us. I remember having to stand up, put my right hand over my heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in elemen...

#MeToo movement highlights sexual assault

#MeToo movement highlights sexual assault

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


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I was sexually assaulted. Was that awkward for you to read? Did it make you uncomfortable? Almost the same kind of uncomfortable a person would feel if someone approached them in a crowded room, grabbed or touched them without asking? It’s funny, in a non-funny way, how the person doing the grabbing...