The Baker Orange

Students should advocate for change

Students should advocate for change

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

March 28, 2018

High school students have begun a conversation about the safety of students in schools since the spike in deaths from gun violence across the United States. Students have taken the lead in addressing the issues surrounding the violent epidemic of mass shootings. Baker students should be included in this co...

Baker needs more eating disorder resources

Baker needs more eating disorder resources

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

March 27, 2018

After 10 hours of phone interviews, dangerously low food intake and body weight, and a full-coverage insurance plan, I had finally qualified to enter the treatment center that would save my life. Yet still I had to wait two weeks until I could drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma and join 16 other women in recover...

Greek members must be the change

Greek members must be the change

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2018

From older movies like “Animal House” to newer ones like “Neighbors,” Greek life has been acquiring a damaging reputation for ages. And unfortunately, recent real stories only continue to justify these stigmas. As stories like that of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza passing away in his fraternity...

Opioid crisis demands more solutions

Opioid crisis demands more solutions

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

March 23, 2018

Gun reform, the Russia investigation, taxes, the list goes on and on for problems which systemically plague the American people and solutions can be slow to find. However, this is one growing problem, not addressed above, which many have heard about, but no one seems to have a complete solution to fix....

CBD Oil pulled from Kansas shelves

CBD Oil pulled from Kansas shelves

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

March 19, 2018

A few months ago, I was referred to a psychiatrist in the Lawrence area for my anxiety and depression, as my previous antidepressants were only managing, rather than improving my mental state. This was and will remain the most memorable appointment I have ever had, and I left wondering if what this ...

“Sitting out is not a bad thing”

“Sitting out is not a bad thing”

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

February 21, 2018

Roughly 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur in the United States every year due to participation in sports or other recreational activities. Up to 2.4 million of these involve children ages 5-18.  Because of the likelihood for its players to sustain a concussion, the National Football League (NFL) ...

Students find escape in Jayhawk country

Students find escape in Jayhawk country

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

February 19, 2018

Baldwin City and Lawrence are two Midwestern towns that students now consider home. Although 15 miles, 20,000 students and state versus private university life separates us from one another, we are not really that different. We tailgate before home football games on Saturdays, procrastinate studying for e...

Valentine’s Day: From history to industry

Valentine’s Day: From history to industry

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Assistant Photo Editor

February 14, 2018

The history of Valentine’s Day began in ancient Rome around the 5th century. However, during that time the celebration wasn’t all paper hearts and chocolate. It was a twisted celebration of love that society has now altered to sell romantic cards, among other things. The ancient Romans called this holiday the F...

A perfect Baldwin City Valentine’s Day

A perfect Baldwin City Valentine’s Day

Story by Lily Stephens and Spencer Brown

February 14, 2018

Look, Valentine's Day is here and whether you have a special someone to share it with or not, much like myself, let's make the most of the day. It’s not worth your time to wallow. I’m no relationship expert, but I like to think I know what the people like. So grab a few friends or that S.O. and listen to my ideas for th...

Russia: A threat to Americans

Russia: A threat to Americans

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

February 4, 2018

Russia is a country synonymous with corruption, collusion and President Donald Trump. Russia has been the number-one news story for more than a year when doubts were first raised about Donald Trump’s alleged connections to the country and its autocrat leader, President Vladimir Putin. But, the...

Editors choose top five albums of 2017

Editors choose top five albums of 2017

Story by Dory Smith and Bailey Conklin

December 31, 2017

Dory's Favorite Albums of 2017 SZA | "CTRL" SZA has been a blessing to my life ever since she dropped “CTRL” over the summer. “CTRL” has been out for months and I’ve yet to choose my favorite song. I can’t even form a top three or five because the album is my life. I have more clarity ...

Dory Smith is leaving the building

Dory Smith is leaving the building

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

December 21, 2017

You would think that after four years of complaining about how much I couldn’t wait to graduate, that I would actually be excited about leaving Baker and moving on with my life. I’m happy that I’ve made it this far, but I’m emotional because I’m leaving behind a place that’s helped mol...