The Baker Orange

Sara Bell ponders integrity of Baker’s society

Story by Sara

February 16, 2012


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What is integrity and why does it matter? Over the past few weeks, I have been asking myself these questions repeatedly and have struggled to dream up a clear and well-defined response. In today’s society, cheating has become prevalent and increasingly easier.<br/> Yes, the I...

Interterm requirements should be equal for all

Interterm requirements should be equal for all

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

February 16, 2012


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After several months of discussion and debate, the Baker University Faculty Senate has decided to reduce the number of required interterms from three to two. Right now, it has not been decided whether or not the changes will be immediately applied to all classes or to the next incoming freshman class....

Commercials fall short of expectations

Story by Kayla

February 9, 2012


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This year’s Super Bowl proved to be another exciting game, even up to Tom Brady’s very last desperation throw. Unfortunately, in between the action that was happening on the field, the advertising game was somewhat of a disappointment. The anticipated commercials, which usually provide viewer...

Abby Reynolds disagrees with funding cuts

Story by Abby

February 9, 2012


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One simple decision can stir up more controversy than one expects, especially for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, who misjudged its supporters. The foundation, which sponsors Race for the Cure, pulled funding from the group Planned Parenthood, whom it has supported for years. The reason for pulling t...

Cassie Wells thankful for support of upcoming plans

Story by Cassie

February 9, 2012


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Nineteen years ago, a helpless baby was lying in a hospital bed suffering from malnourishment and eventually a stroke, but two people changed all of that by adopting the infant into their family. That child happened to be me, and the two people were my parents, Curtis and Margaret Wells. The docto...

Upperclassmen should follow freshmen

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

February 9, 2012


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While millions of people worldwide were able to sit down with different foods to snack on and watch a highly entertaining Super Bowl matchup Sunday, there were also millions who were not able to do either. On the day before the biggest football game of the year, nine Baker University students, accomp...

Katy Westhoff describes greatest mooch moment to date

February 2, 2012


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Life is rough without a car. It’s not so bad here in Baldwin, where everything in town is spitting distance from your dorm room. But when trying to go home, or going to visit a friend at Pittsburg State University or driving to Austin, Texas for a book signing, things become difficult. This is whe...

Sean Webb describes interterm abroad; medical mission in Cambodia opens eyes

Story by Sean Webb

February 2, 2012


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For the first couple weeks of January, I left the Kansas winter behind and traveled with 13 other people from around the United States to Cambodia to do medical missions. My plan was to learn as much about medicine as I could, but my plan was not God’s plan. What I experienced taught me so muc...

E-readers lighten students’ loads at BU

February 2, 2012


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Backpacks have been lighter for some students on campus. Instead of grabbing a 500-page textbook that could weigh close to four or five pounds, some students grab their iPad or Nook and are ready to go. It is getting more and more common to see students using these electronic resources as a means fo...

Tera Lyons ponders media industry changes

Story by Tera

January 26, 2012


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Our generation is accused of being technology obsessed. We are killing newspapers. We are killing broadcasting. We are pushing away from tradition but is that such a bad thing? Does it matter that the way I found out coaching legend Joe Paterno died was because of a mass of tweets, or that I knew w...

Abby Reynolds reminisces without regrets

Story by Abby

January 26, 2012


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As the new year is starting, I come to think about everything I have done and learned in the last year. I like to think back on the year in general without any regret and reminisce about the life I have lived to my fullest for the past 365 days. Let’s just say this year was an adventure. I learned...

SOPA may limit student Internet usage

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

January 26, 2012


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Websites black out to protest SOPA Imagine an online world where you can’t go to YouTube to watch your favorite music video. Imagine writing a paper without the help of the Internet for research. Imagine your Facebook page being censored by the government. The Stop Online Piracy Act and...