The Baker Orange

The dangers of e-cigarettes and vapes

The dangers of e-cigarettes and vapes

Story by Halle Morrell, Social Media Editor

October 4, 2019

For college students, e-cigarettes and vapes have become common household items. It is normal to see plumes of smoke trailing behind people as they walk and for cars to be filled with the murky vapor. The different flavors and types of products were fun and exciting—until users’ lungs began to suffer...

Mungano: Student Organization

(Left to Right) President and senior Myan Elrington, Coordinator of Inclusion and Wellness Paul Ladipo, junior Secretary Daisey Ewansiha, Public Relations Nico Taylor, Treasurer Fabien Franck-Love and Vice President Grant Boehm represent the 2019-20 Mungano organization. Mungano hosts events with other organization on campus as well as sport teams.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Mungano is the diversity organization at Baker University. The club provides a safe space for all types of people to come together and learn about each other’s cultures and place in society. According to the Baker University website, the word Mungano is derived from the Swahili phrase “Mungano...

Dr. Rob Howard: Faculty Member

Professor of English Dr. Rob Howard teaches several unique classes based on his favorite books. Those classes include in-depth analysis on J.R.R. Tolkein's

Story by Halle Morrell, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The third floor of Case Hall is home to Baker University’s English department. This floor houses many professors, one of which is Instructor of English, Dr. Rob Howard. Case 305C is where Howard resides during his work day and the room is far from boring. There are the typical English professor...

Dr. Erin Joyce: Faculty Member

Professor of French Dr. Erin Joyce finds time to teach students on campus and partakes in Irish dance.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Professor of French Dr. Erin Joyce started her career at Baker after growing up right outside of Philadelphia, attending undergrad at the University of Richmond in Virginia and eventually Penn State University for graduate school. When she got the job at Baker, she had never been to Kansas before, but...

Glossier markets to new demographic

Glossier markets to new demographic

Story by Isabel Ashley, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019

The New York-based beauty company Glossier has recently upgraded its status to unicorn: a privately owned start-up company that is valued over $1 billion. On March 19, Glossier released a statement on their latest fundraising efforts, claiming they have raised $100 million from investors. According ...

The importance of the editorial

The importance of the editorial

Story by Editorial Board

May 7, 2019

Opinions are important; they are so important that there are entire sections of every newspaper and online publication devoted to them. The Baker Orange voices pages have housed the words and opinions of our staff for 123 years. These matter— each of the articles written express thoughts and feelings a...

Baker’s motto needs an upgrade

Baker's motto needs an upgrade

Story by Jamie Pellikan, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2019

Have you ever wondered what Baker University’s official motto is? Probably not. Your first inclination might be “Baker Built” but that is only a marketing slogan. Maybe you think we do not have a motto, which is a good guess, since the only place I have seen the motto written out is on the seal of ...

Students use Dialogos as a “free day”

Senior Riley Parks and sophomore Colby Bullock present their research at Dialogos on April 10.

Story by Jenna Black, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

Dialogos is an opportunity for students to present their work via poster or oral presentations. Select students throughout all disciplines are rewarded with scholarships and awards to outstanding seniors in each department. During this day, no classes are held in order for students to focus on presenting...

Venmo makes splitting fares easier

Venmo makes splitting fares easier

Story by Emma Grossner, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

“Hey, can I just Venmo you for that?” This phrase can be commonly heard throughout the streets of Baldwin City and beyond. The app can be downloaded to any smartphone and has quickly become a college student staple. It simply allows users to safely attach their credit card or banking information...

Design questions surround Boeing’s 737 Max

Design questions surround Boeing's 737 Max

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

April 17, 2019

A rather high number of planes have crashed or experienced issues this year from the Boeing 737 fleet — two in the last six months. Because this number is so alarming, many airlines worldwide have decided to ground the fleet containing the 737 Max while Boeing is working to update the software in ho...

Latest college cost: Bribes

Latest college cost: Bribes

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Being wealthy, famous and having connections can score people opportunities that others may have to work incredibly hard on their own to attain. The University of Southern California (USC), the University of Texas at Austin, Georgetown University, Yale University and Stanford University are among the presti...

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Day of Giving faces mixed reviews

Story by Editorial Staff

April 10, 2019

As students, we all pay to go to Baker in one way or another, whether that be through time, talent or money. On April 4, Baker had their second annual Day of Giving. During the Day of Giving, the Office of Development contacted alumni to get donations for the University capital campaign that aims to ...