The Baker Orange

Conversation reveals Greek life truths

Multimedia Editor Lily Stephens interviews the Assistant Director of Student Life Josh Doak during a podcast that focuses on Greek life at Baker.

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 ...

Red tide continues to worsen

Red tide continues to worsen

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 3, 2018

Imagine walking down a beach — serene and beautiful, that is until you notice the hundreds of dead fish along the shore. The toxic red tide is intensifying, particularly along the coast of Florida. This phenomenon occurs when marine life is oxygen deprived due to a film of cyanobacteria and Karen...

Dating with a mental illness

Dating with a mental illness

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

May 16, 2018

When I came back from my eating disorder inpatient facility and began school again, I had to explain to each of my professors my summer whereabouts, specifically about the acclimation I still had to do, considering that a month prior I couldn’t even walk outside without asking permission. I wanted...

Society leans toward materialism

According to Merriam-Webster materialism is defined as,

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

May 2, 2018

Materialism — a value system that is preoccupied with possessions and the social image they project. It is nearly impossible not to be focused on items in today’s world, but it has gotten to the point that a person’s objects take precedence over their personality and abilities. It is expected...

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Seniors Abby Kaff and Bailey Gibson enjoy some drinks at Baldwin City's local bar. The Salt Mine is located off of highway 56.

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2018

“I’ll take an angel shot.” Just over a year ago, if you were to ask bartenders for this shot, you would be requesting something other than a drink. You would be asking for the bar staff to walk you to your car because you felt uncomfortable with the situation you were in. Since this time,...

Student discounts are worth checking out

Student discounts are worth checking out

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 23, 2018

Life is expensive. This is even more true for college students. I don’t know how many times my bank account has stopped me from doing something that I wanted to do. The price tag attached to every decision is a defining factor that cannot be ignored. But, there is an answer to the ever-present financial...

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 16, 2018

On March 11 clocks in the United States were set forward an hour, marking the beginning of daylight savings time. Although Americans are familiar with the twice-a-year tradition, the history and reasoning behind the time change may not be common knowledge. Daylight savings time was first introduced...

The ‘Pink Tax’ should end

The 'Pink Tax' should end

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 13, 2018

Whenever I think about shopping, I rarely ever think about the tax that will be added to the final ticket price. My main concern is finding all of the items that are on my shopping list. Since I am a female, most items I get are for personal care such as razors, face masks and tampons. These items,...

Kinsa falsely claims Midwest as flu epicenter

Kinsa falsely claims Midwest as flu epicenter

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 13, 2018

The flu has hit Baker University’s campus hard this season, leaving the campus Health Center receiving numerous positive flu test results and many students unable to attend their classes. With the flu running rampant, it has become obvious that Kansas and Missouri have been hit especially hard. In f...

Retention rates affect all campuses

One of the signs welcoming people to Baker University.

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Board

April 9, 2018

For the past two years, The Baker Orange has covered the high enrollment rate and the number of freshman that flood campus each year. However, we rarely follow up with those students and take another look at the numbers in the spring. Numbers released by Vice President for University Advancement Danielle Yearout ...