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The ethics of unpaid internships

The ethics of unpaid internships

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

April 19, 2017


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In today's job market, a high level of experience in your desired profession is a vital feature on your resume. For most college students, the best way to gain this experience is through internships. As the summer months draw closer, students are beginning to decide if an internship will be part of their...

What you need to know before using marijuana

What you need to know before using marijuana

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

April 19, 2017


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A continuing debate involves the legalization of cannabis - more commonly referred to as weed, pot or marijuana. Some say it’s a gateway drug to harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Others say that the benefits outweigh any downsides. As the debate continues, it’s important to know the facts. I...

Audiobooks trending among millennials

Audiobooks trending among millennials

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

April 17, 2017


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Over the course of growing up (if one can even consider me a ‘grownup’) and gaining my education, I lost what formerly was a fierce love of reading, and I became obsessed with productivity. At some point, my days of being engrossed in a Harry Potter novel for eight hours at a time ended. Now my...

Dissatisfied U.S. workers contribute to employee burnout

Dissatisfied U.S. workers contribute to employee burnout

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

April 5, 2017


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Senioritis is a real problem. A disease so bad it could probably be diagnosed. I am unmotivated and completely burned out. In fact, a majority of America’s workforce suffers from the same burnout. Regardless of recent growth in the current economy, America’s workforce is extremely overworked....

Editorial: Journalism can combat fake news

Editorial: Journalism can combat fake news

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

April 3, 2017


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Alternative facts. Fake news. This is the world we live in today. Does it have to be that way? Both Trump and his supporters view the media as “the enemy,” and this idea is starting to transfer to the rest of the U.S. population. The media are portrayed as sleazy and tricksters, but that simply isn’t tr...

BU marketing ‘gifs’ humor to social media

BU marketing ‘gifs’ humor to social media

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2017


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Search for Baker University on Twitter, and you’ll see something you probably would not have seen only a few short years ago: gifs. Of course, with any use of social media today, it’s all about engaging followers, and Baker is doing just that. Retweet after retweet, the marketing department continues...

Conservative students stifled on college campuses

Conservative students stifled on college campuses

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

March 27, 2017


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Things usually do not go right for college professors. And by “right,” I mean right-wing. According to Boston Magazine, “In the South and throughout the Great Plains, the ratio of liberal to conservative professors hover(s) around 3 to 1. On the liberal left coast, the ratio was 6 to 1. And then the...

Division grows between millennials and baby boomers

Division grows between millennials and baby boomers

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

March 22, 2017


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Some of the worst feelings a human can experience involve being ignored or misunderstood The United States is currently experiencing a time of multiple internal divisions rooted in race, gender, and perhaps the most overlooked, generational differences. My fellow millennials sometimes sense that...

Advising program: Is it time for a change?

Advising program: Is it time for a change?

Story by Mykaela Cross

March 22, 2017


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Why did I choose Baker? What could possibly have compelled a scholarship student to attend a university with the private-school price tag? The answer is simple: I wanted community and support. At Baker, I knew I was being offered a helping hand at every turn with familiar faces that would guide me throughout...

The unwritten rules of Baker University

The unwritten rules of Baker University

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

March 1, 2017


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Humans are creatures of habit, and in general most of us crave structure in our lives. If our routines are broken, it can disrupt an entire day. These unwritten rules become important to the way we live and thrive in daily life. Here at Baker, we have more than a few unwritten rules. 1. Regardless of addr...

Editorial: Don’t rely on ‘mom friends’ this spring break

Editorial: Don’t rely on ‘mom friends’ this spring break

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

February 27, 2017


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No one plans to be a mom friend in college. Every group of students seems to have one friend who plans outings, constantly looks out for others and always seems to have Germ-X on hand. This also tends to be the friend at parties who brings the overly drunken friends home safely, tucks them into bed and...

You can’t be friends with a black girl?

You can’t be friends with a black girl?

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

February 22, 2017


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When Silvia and I became best friends, it was a little strange for me. Up until sixth grade I had only befriended black kids because those were the type of people in my environment. I connected with them culturally. We had similar hair textures, listened to the same music and had similar family circumstances....