The Baker Orange

Meagan Thomas reflects on busy schedule

Story by Meagan

September 22, 2011


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To every student feeling defeated and stressed out by your hectic schedules and difficult classes, you are not alone. One of the best things about being a student at Baker University is the opportunity to be involved in numerous campus activities. Between athletics, greek life and the countless clubs ...

IFC decision could change campus social life

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 22, 2011


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College campuses around the nation are home to fraternity houses. It is basically a given fact that part of the college experience is attending fraternity parties. Each weekend, students will spend hours preparing for the fraternity parties, arrive at the house, have their fun and repeat the whole thi...

Tera Lyons inspired by camp experience

Story by Tera

September 15, 2011


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Everyone remembers “American Pie” and the famous line that goes, “this one time at band camp.” Well, suddenly I know exactly how it feels to overuse that statement. Take away the “American Pie” reference and any type of connotation that comes with it, and you get w...

Warren Swenson enjoys conversation

Story by Warren Swenson

September 15, 2011


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“So, how was your summer?” We all ask it. We all get asked it. It’s that time again. The start to the endless cycle of questioning that begins each time we move back onto campus, full of polite and common small talk. Quite simply our answers go something like, “Great! How wa...

Chapel services not the same online

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 15, 2011


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Maybe one of the most recognizable buildings at Baker University, the Osborne Memorial Chapel, has a special place in the lives of many who have experienced the Thursday morning chapel services. The Methodist values that our university was founded on, and are still based on, probably never fathomed a time...

Chapel services not the same online

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 15, 2011


Filed under Voices

Maybe one of the most recognizable buildings at Baker University, the Osborne Memorial Chapel, has a special place in the lives of many who have experienced the Thursday morning chapel services. The Methodist values that our university was founded on, and are still based on, probably never fathomed a time...

Andrew Matz hopes to see restructuring in American sports

Story by Andrew Matz

September 14, 2011


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As the postseason for Major League Baseball approaches and National Football League analysts begin to project playoff outcomes, it is time for American sports to disband from the structured regions and divisions they currently operate within. We have seen an increase in parity across the sports world,...

Andrew Matz hopes to see restructuring in American sports

Story by Andrew Matz

September 14, 2011


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As the postseason for Major League Baseball approaches and National Football League analysts begin to project playoff outcomes, it is time for American sports to disband from the structured regions and divisions they currently operate within. We have seen an increase in parity across the sports world,...

America unites after 9/11 tragedy

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 8, 2011


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One of the greatest things about being an American is that the citizens of this country always seem to be more united after a time of either grief or jubilation. There are not many, if any, other countries that could recover so quickly from approximately 3,000 of its citizens losing their lives in a m...

Duderstadt reflects on tragedy’s impact to sports

Story by Christopher

September 8, 2011


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There are not many days of my childhood that I remember vividly, but Sept. 11, 2001 is definitely a memory I still have. It started out to feel like just another average day in the life of a fifth-grader, but once the word of the terrorist attack spread around the school, nothing else seemed to mat...

Stanbrough appreciates Baker communty’s support of sports teams

Story by Jenna

September 8, 2011


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“Teamwork is the fuel that allows uncommon people to produce uncommon results.” Baker University strives for student success and to develop confident and responsible contributors to society. Of course, this success could not be achieved without the teamwork displayed by the faculty, staf...

Katie Thurbon suggests ending the drama

Story by Katie

September 8, 2011


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In the past ten years, the number of people attending post-secondary institutions in the United States has risen more than 45 percent. But are Americans really getting smarter? Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”...