The Baker Orange

Gloria Atanmo ponders the real value of college

Story by Gloria Atanmo

November 3, 2011


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At church last weekend, I was conversing with an older woman about my experience at Baker University. Instinctively, she asked the basic question every, college student gets, asked, ‘what’s your major?’ And without skipping a beat, she let me know the scarcity of jobs in my field....

Occupy Wall Street provides reality check

Story by Katie

November 3, 2011


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Free. Sex. Those two words are proven to catch people’s attention the most. How many of you only started reading this column because you saw those two words as the beginning? My own generation has been accused of being indifferent and apathetic to issues that do in fact, affect them. Yet w...

Tera Lyons wonders about the ‘Tebow Effect’

Story by Tera

October 27, 2011


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After Sunday’s Denver Broncos game, nothing is more certain than the power of the Tebow Effect. Bouncing back in the last three minutes of a football game is nearly impossible, especially when the team is down by 15 and are continuously being stomped on offense. That, however, did not stop ...

Halloween is too scary for young trick-or-treaters

Story by Cassie

October 27, 2011


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Growing up with brothers is hard enough without a spooky holiday mixed in, but add in Halloween to a love-hate relationship between my brothers and I, and you’ll get one freaked out redhead. My brothers always scared me by running up behind me and yelling, ‘Boo!’ I’m not a fan of ...

Leadership minor provides new opportunity

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 27, 2011


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It’s about time Baker University boarded the leadership train. The university offers students multiple chances and opportunities to get involved in leadership organizations on campus, ranging from the Emerging Leaders Summit as a freshman, to being a Salon Student Leader as an upperclassman. There hav...

Taylor Nall dreams about leftover Big 12 schools uniting with old Southwest Conference

Story by Taylor Nall

October 20, 2011


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Recently, the NCAA landscape has begun to change. Colleges from the Big East Conference are jumping ship to the Atlantic Coastal Conference, the Mountain West Conference is looking to merge with the Big East, and Big 12 schools are stuck right in the middle of the realignment. The University of Missouri a...

BU pride is spread across the university

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 20, 2011


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At the volleyball game against MidAmerica Nazarene University Tuesday, the bleachers in Collins Center were filled and students stood along the court with the words “Baker Wildcats” painted on their chests. Another group of students drove more than five hours to Hastings, Neb. to suppor...

Annual Maple Leaf Festival brings joy to all

Story by Abby

October 20, 2011


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It is that time of year and it is contagious. The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and students are breaking out their boots and scarves. When fall comes, so does the annual Maple Leaf Festival to the little town of Baldwin City. The streets get blocked off and have different signs sayi...

BU pride is spread across the university

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 20, 2011


Filed under Voices

At the volleyball game against MidAmerica Nazarene University Tuesday, the bleachers in Collins Center were filled and students stood along the court with the words “Baker Wildcats” painted on their chests. Another group of students drove more than five hours to Hastings, Neb. to suppor...

Annual Maple Leaf Festival brings joy to all

Story by Abby

October 20, 2011


Filed under Voices

It is that time of year and it is contagious. The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and students are breaking out their boots and scarves. When fall comes, so does the annual Maple Leaf Festival to the little town of Baldwin City. The streets get blocked off and have different signs sayi...

Taylor Nall dreams about leftover Big 12 schools uniting with old Southwest Conference

Story by Taylor Nall

October 20, 2011


Filed under Voices

Recently, the NCAA landscape has begun to change. Colleges from the Big East Conference are jumping ship to the Atlantic Coastal Conference, the Mountain West Conference is looking to merge with the Big East, and Big 12 schools are stuck right in the middle of the realignment. The University of Missouri a...

Failure is never an option for athletes

Story by Kayla Infanti

October 6, 2011


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It is an everyday commitment to be a student-athlete. For an entire season and beyond, you and all your teammates are expected to be dedicated to the work that it takes to compete at a college level and be successful. It’s difficult to be a student-athlete, plain and simple. The transition f...