The Baker Orange

Fanatics adjust to big offseason moves at BU, KU

Story by Christopher

April 12, 2012


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One of the best and worst things about sports is the relationship fans have with athletes and coaches. Parasocial interaction helps explain that even though athletes and coaches will often have no idea who most of their fans are on a personal level, the fans will act like they are best friends with them. Wh...

Taylor Shuck explains hype of midnight premieres

Story by Taylor

March 29, 2012


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BU students hungry for book-based movie Call me a nerd, but I just thoroughly enjoy reading a good book. I always have a leisurely book stashed among my textbooks and notebooks in my backpack. And one of the best books I have read as of late has to be the new social sensation, “The Hunger G...

Cassie Wells faces dilemma before wedding

Story by Cassie

March 29, 2012


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Every aspect of life is unpredictable, especially vehicles. The first Sunday of spring break, a curveball was thrown in my direction. My fiancé, Addison, and I were at church waiting for our bridal shower to start when I realized I forgot my camera at my parent’s house. Addison offered to ge...

Gessner issues will affect current, future students

Gessner issues will affect current, future students

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

March 29, 2012


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On March 23, over 60 high school juniors came to the Baldwin City campus to look at Baker University as a possible choice to go to college. On the tour, given by Baker University Admissions Assistants, prospective students were able to see some of the main buildings on campus, including Harter Union,...

Baker sports see success

Story by Brad

March 29, 2012


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During my time at Baker University, I have seen many different teams, players, records and even coaches. In three years, the BU athletic department has flourished from one of the middle of the pack teams in the conference, to the top HAAC school in all sports according to the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’...

Westhoff a fanatic of America’s Constitution

March 22, 2012


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Let’s be honest here. I’m in love with a document penned in 1787, from its preamble to the 27th Amendment. During spring break, I spent an embarrassingly long time in the Kansas City downtown public library. On the wall I read, “There is nothing that solidifies and strengthens a nati...

Infanti compares college towns to BU, thankful for short drive to Lawrence

March 22, 2012


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I wouldn’t call Baldwin City a college town. Baker in itself seems to be in its own little bubble, but what Baker lacks in having a college town atmosphere students make up for by making the 15-minute drive to Lawrence whenever we are itching to have those college-town experiences. We are able...

Students should form own opinions about Kony 2012

Students should form own opinions about Kony 2012

March 22, 2012


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It was a trending topic on Twitter when it was first released. The videos filled the newsfeeds of Facebook users across the globe. “Kony 2012” affected teenage and college-aged people in a way that is almost unheard of. Politics became a priority over celebrities. And this is a great thing....

Tera Lyons proud of BU fans at sporting events

Story by Tera

March 8, 2012


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As the Baker University sports teams continue to dominate the Heart of America Athletic Conference this year, what is really great is the number of people turning out to support the teams. This year, I am seeing more people out at the games and showing more spirit and school pride than ever before...

Katie Thurbon ponders steps to success

Story by Katie

March 8, 2012


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Anthropologist, author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek developed something known as the golden circle. He discusses human motivation through analyzing three things: what, how and why. Students know what he or she does. They play basketball, they go to biology class, etc. And most people know h...

Baker Gala raises scholarship money, entertains

Baker Gala raises scholarship money, entertains

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

March 8, 2012


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This year, Baker got it right. There was a buzz of entertainment that saturated the first floor of the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, with entertainment being the key word. In the past, the Gala has been a bit dry at times or a tick too long. This is something that shouldn’t be happening at an event w...

Rivalry ends with thriller

Story by Christopher

March 1, 2012


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The Border War between the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri is considered by many to be one of the biggest rivalries in not only collegiate sports, but the sporting world in general. This rivalry builds off of Civil War history back in the middle of the 19th century with William Quantr...