The Baker Orange

Abby Reynolds thinks procrastination is problem, taking fun breaks to relax could be solution

March 1, 2012


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Late, late, late night studying should be a trending topic on Twitter because it sure seems to be a trending topic coming from many students this semester. As I go from class to class or see people in the library and around campus, all I have heard about lately is how busy they are. They have this or ...

Stanbrough participates in Lent season, thankful for those willing to sacrifice

Story by Jenna

March 1, 2012


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When deciding what to give up for the Christian season of Lent, I, like many others, considered ridding my life of stress, snacks, cursing or soda. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to give up something more than the just things I never needed in my life in the first place. What abou...

BU sets example by reaching achievements

BU sets example by reaching achievements

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

March 1, 2012


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Over the past year, Baker University faculty, staff and students have earned numerous national, state, regional and conference awards.<br/> This common occurrence happened once again when Roger Boyd, director of natural areas and professor emeritus of biology, was named Conservationist of the Year...

Infanti questions Hollywood tactics, themes

Story by Kayla

February 23, 2012


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Hollywood has become a repeat offender of overdoing a subject matter. Once a plot or theme of a movie proves to be popular with audiences, Hollywood drains all the entertainment out of it. The most recent trend that has been a recurrence for decades in the movie industry continues to become more r...

Katie Thurbon encourages world knowledge

Story by Katie

February 23, 2012


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On Feb. 11, Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. The very same day, a private first class in the U.S. Army stationed in Bahrain died at the age of 24. In the days since then, Houston’s death has dominated national and international headlines, and many of her songs have been sung in tribu...

Continuous closings cause student displeasure

Continuous closings cause student displeasure

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

February 23, 2012


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Another restaurant in Baldwin City has closed its doors. Wheat State Pizza is no longer serving slices to hungry students. This leaves the community with one less place to eat in the already restaurant-barren town. Restaurants in Baldwin City seem to close or change ownership on a regular basis. ...

Public should treat athletes as humans

Story by Tera

February 16, 2012


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Sporting events across the world draw millions of viewers and adoring fans who look toward these world famous athletes as role models. As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London draw near, commercials on the television have turned many of these athletes into icons to be remembered, but it seems as though...

Tone-deaf student finds irony in work-study position in Owens

February 16, 2012


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When I told my mom I got a work study job in the music department, she laughed. Tone-deafness runs in my family and I, unfortunately, am no exception. It’s not like I’ve never tried to be musical. I struggled playing the violin from fourth grade until my freshman year of high school,...

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...