The Baker Orange

Double standard: Las Vegas shooter

Double standard: Las Vegas shooter

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

October 24, 2017


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The shooting in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month has raised questions within the media community and changed the way this shooter and his motives are perceived. What we have heard in the news about the shooter is that Stephen Paddock, “the lone wolf,” was a man who made his money in real estat...

Dealing with commitment issues

Dealing with commitment issues

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 20, 2017


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Every day I wake up with the same fear of commitment. Yes, commitment in my love life because I don’t have time for the opposite sex, but more importantly, commitment with my fitness and health. Over the summer, I eat healthy, work out and try to have an active lifestyle. I feel great, positive, happy a...

Benefits of funding NASA

Benefits of funding NASA

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

October 17, 2017


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Space. The final frontier. These words, said at the beginning of every episode of Star Trek, served as a philosophy for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the '60s and '70s. However, in recent years NASA’s budget has been steadily decreasing, something that desperately needs to be c...

Do happy loners exist?

Do happy loners exist?

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

October 16, 2017


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Some days I wonder to myself, "Can people just let me be a loner in peace?", but I always come to the same conclusion. No, they can't. Growing up I was an only child, so over the years, I've become comfortable with being alone and enjoying my own company. I'm that person who goes to the movies alone,...

#TakeAKnee should be defended

#TakeAKnee should be defended

Story by Lexi Loya, Editor

October 13, 2017


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Kneeling. I don’t think there’s ever been such a debate about this action as there is now. To kneel or not to kneel? That is the question that people are asking themselves. It makes a great pun, but on a serious note, it’s kind of crazy that with everything currently happening in our country, we d...

Should living on campus be required?

Should living on campus be required?

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

October 12, 2017


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Living on campus is required at Baker. It’s something that’s either liked or hated by students. Most hate it because it’s a lot more expensive to live on campus than it is to live off. Not only do we pay for our room and board with this, but we also pay for a meal plan. These together really add...

Renewable energy better for the economy

Renewable energy better for the economy

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

October 6, 2017


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Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, North Dakota, Texas, South Dakota. These states may seem like they have nothing in common; however, they all voted for President Donald Trump, and they are all leading the nation in generating wind power. Though the United States left the Paris Climate Accord earlier this yea...

Can you be yourself at BU?

Can you be yourself at BU?

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 28, 2017


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At Mungano’s first general meeting on Sept. 5, members got the opportunity to briefly share what it means to be who they are at Baker. With the fall semester’s enrollment reaching 309 students, the diversity at Baker is slowly becoming more noticeable but has caused the incoming and long-term...

Ending DACA changes lives

Ending DACA changes lives

Story by Aradaisia Walker, Writer

September 26, 2017


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Recently in the news, the executive branch of the Federal Government announced it is making plans to remove the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA was put in place in 2012 and helps over 800,000 young adults. To be clear, this does not grant citizenship it does provide legal amnesty, which a...

Dory’s top 3 college survival tips

Dory’s top 3 college survival tips

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Editor

September 25, 2017


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Although the fall semester has already begun, it's never too late for a few tips or pieces of advice to help reduce the stressfulness of college. Between classes, family, friends, relationships and everything else that pops up, it's easy for four years to feel like eight. ...

Food waste impacts the world

Food waste impacts the world

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 16, 2017


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Food. It’s integral to survival, and Americans love to eat it. However, there is another side to the story we often neglect about the food we don’t eat. This is a dangerous trend that wastes food, resources and money. In 2012, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report ...

Roorda discusses taking a predominantly freshman class

Roorda discusses taking a predominantly freshman class

Story by Abie Roorda, Writer

September 15, 2017


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One of the best things about Baker is being able to pick any class that fits into your schedule when you want it to. But there’s always that one class that you need that doesn’t fit (mostly because you won’t make it fit) until your last year. So here I am in my final semester taking General Chemistry...