The Baker Orange

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

“I’ll take an angel shot.” Just over a year ago, if you were to ask bartenders for this shot, you would be requesting something other than a drink. You would be asking for the bar staff to walk you to your car because you felt uncomfortable with the situation you were in. Since this time,...

Student discounts are worth checking out

Student discounts are worth checking out

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Life is expensive. This is even more true for college students. I don’t know how many times my bank account has stopped me from doing something that I wanted to do. The price tag attached to every decision is a defining factor that cannot be ignored. But, there is an answer to the ever-present financial...

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

On March 11 clocks in the United States were set forward an hour, marking the beginning of daylight savings time. Although Americans are familiar with the twice-a-year tradition, the history and reasoning behind the time change may not be common knowledge. Daylight savings time was first introduced...

The ‘Pink Tax’ should end

The ‘Pink Tax’ should end

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Whenever I think about shopping, I rarely ever think about the tax that will be added to the final ticket price. My main concern is finding all of the items that are on my shopping list. Since I am a female, most items I get are for personal care such as razors, face masks and tampons. These items,...

Kinsa falsely claims Midwest as flu epicenter

Kinsa falsely claims Midwest as flu epicenter

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Voices

The flu has hit Baker University’s campus hard this season, leaving the campus Health Center receiving numerous positive flu test results and many students unable to attend their classes. With the flu running rampant, it has become obvious that Kansas and Missouri have been hit especially hard. In f...

Retention rates affect all campuses

Retention rates affect all campuses

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

April 9, 2018


Filed under Voices

For the past two years, The Baker Orange has covered the high enrollment rate and the number of freshman that flood campus each year. However, we rarely follow up with those students and take another look at the numbers in the spring. Numbers released by Vice President for University Advancement Danielle Yearout ...

Trump’s comments cause for concern

Trump’s comments cause for concern

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

A little over a year ago, President Donald Trump was sworn into office, and ever since then, America has been bombarded by one tumultuous statement after another, both from his mouth or his Twitter. While these statements create a hostile political environment, the sheer volume and subject matter of ...

Tunnel of Oppression highlights societal wrongs

Tunnel of Oppression highlights societal wrongs

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

April 4, 2018


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The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event hosted yearly for students. It included a walkthrough of several rooms depicting the most common forms of oppression present in society today. There was an area with informative posters presenting facts and definitions to the viewers and after walking thro...

Cursing negatively affects society

Cursing negatively affects society

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Voices

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


Filed under Voices

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


Filed under Voices

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...