The Baker Orange

Hunger remains an American issue

Hunger remains an American issue

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018

Hunger in America is much more common than people often think. In fact, one in every six citizens are hungry— that number equates to 49 million people in total. Most are food insecure, concerned about where their next meal will come from, even if it is only at some points throughout the year. Thi...

‘Queen of Tarts’ pops up in Baldwin City

‘Queen of Tarts’ pops up in Baldwin City

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2018

After a morning run on the brick streets of Baldwin City, Managing Editor Jenna Black spotted a red-and-white striped umbrella on the corner of 7th and High Street. She soon discovered that underneath that umbrella was baker Amanda Schultz and her homemade pop tarts. Black quickly told me that she though...

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Social life becomes nearly extinct

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

November 5, 2018

I’m just going to say it because it’s been on just about everyone’s mind since this semester began last Aug. You may or may not have noticed, but the social life at Baker has pretty much gone as extinct as the dinosaurs. Fraternity parties are a thing of the past and used to be a social option ...

Why does voting matter?

Why does voting matter?

Story by Baker Orange Staff

November 5, 2018

Prime Minister Winston Churchill said while standing on the floor of Parliament in 1947 “it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Churchill was right. Democracy is no stranger to corruption, mismanagement and dec...

Space Force: An intergalactic breakdown

Space Force: An intergalactic breakdown

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018

Among the many topics discussed on his recent appearance on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Neil deGrasse Tyson articulated his support for the creation of a Space Force. Tyson discussed how through the Air Force the United States has had an operating Space Force and creating a separate br...

Finding passion with an encrouching graduation

Finding passion with an encrouching graduation

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 15, 2018

Passion is something that we’re all “supposed” to have. But what if you don’t know what yours is? Sure, I have things that I enjoy doing. But I can never identify my passion. Maybe I’m scared of the word itself or maybe I’m just a lifeless, unpassionate gal. Maybe it’s not that extreme, ...

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Vague active shooter plan: So what do we do?

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 7, 2018

Baker University’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is rarely discussed. Although some aspects are common knowledge, other areas are not as clear to people on campus. One of the areas still foggy to students is the active shooter policy. The EOP was revised in Jan. 2017 to include an active shooter po...

Sexual misconduct: students get conflicting messages

Sexual misconduct: students get conflicting messages

Story by Baker Orange Staff

September 27, 2018

*This article contains references to sexual misconduct and may be triggering to some readers* To kick off the school year, comedian Arvin Mitchell was hired to perform for students at the Wildcat Welcome. Mitchell had creative jokes and engaged a college-age audience, but he made jokes that were less than tast...

Racial bias training introduced to companies

Racial bias training introduced to companies

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018

Starbucks held its racial bias training on May 29 in hopes of broadening its employees’ understanding and respect of people unlike themselves. The company plans to continue yearly training. Following a small group model, three to five people watched videos together and discussed their reactions, ...

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

September 24, 2018

This semester I decided to start a podcast project last that dives into the world of Greek life. While I am involved in a sorority, the reality is everyone has questions. I made sure to mention in a little disclaimer during the beginning of the first episode that I am indeed a member of Delta Delta...

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Vaccinations are crucial to society

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 24, 2018

Forgoing vaccinations has become a trend in the last several years for various reasons — potential hazards to other areas of health, religion and political stances. However, this mentality is causing more harm than good, and its impact ripples further than solely hurting the individual choosing not to...

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

La Croix offers benefits to consumers

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor

September 18, 2018

La Croix tastes like scented candles. La Croix tastes like an actual drink is still buffering. Basically, La Croix is the kale of the beverage universe. If you only like a whisper of flavor, then La Croix might be the beverage for you. We’ve all heard the roasts about it on social media, either you ...