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Reinventing the millennial New Year’s resolution

Reinventing the millennial New Year’s resolution

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

December 28, 2016


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At the end of each calendar year, college women speak for the masses by posting Instagram pictures with captions detailing the highlights of 2016 and containing inspirational quotes they hope will foreshadow 2017. College dudes are liking those pictures and thinking about all the #gains that are about...

Jim Joyner’s final farewell

Jim Joyner’s final farewell

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 21, 2016


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After three semesters at Baker, I was ready to graduate as quickly as possible. Honestly, I wasn’t happy with school and I wasn’t happy with myself in general. But something changed in me that fourth semester in Baldwin City, and everything became clear to me that I was exactly where I was supposed...

Could drones ever deliver Chipotle burritos to BU students?

Could drones ever deliver Chipotle burritos to BU students?

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

December 12, 2016


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I always joke about how I need a personal assistant for when I study. The amount of times I get sidetracked because I decide to search for a snack, get a drink, talk to a friend, or even make a to-do list is ridiculous. At least one of these interruptions could be solved by a new technology that Alphabet,...

Editorial: looking through a local lens

Editorial: looking through a local lens

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

December 2, 2016


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There’s no place like home, and in this humble and historic little town, we are capable of creating memories we will carry throughout our lifetimes – memories that are unique to us here in our college home in Baldwin City. However, many students often forget that small, local businesses can help...

#Blessed: being thankful for Baker

#Blessed: being thankful for Baker

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

November 16, 2016


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In honor of Thanksgiving break next week, or maybe in honor of my quarter-life crisis due to impending graduation, it is time to appreciate all of the things we are grateful for here at Baker. We all chose to go to this tiny school in the middle of nowhere, and even though we sometimes complain, we made...

Editorial: Campus still needs a larger facility for big events

Editorial: Campus still needs a larger facility for big events

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

November 9, 2016


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Baker administrators have been planning a renovation project in Rice Auditorium that now has funding behind it. The renovation is possible due to the Sunderland Foundation which, according to President Lynne Murray, has had a “long-standing history” with the school. At $300,000, this is the largest...

The 15-minute typewriter challenge

The 15-minute typewriter challenge

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

November 9, 2016


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Dear Typewriter, Let me take a moment to thank you. You’ve contributed so much to technological history and advancements. You’ve helped inform and create for generations, and I’m sorry if we millennials forget about you, but honestly, I gave up. Fifteen minutes into attempting to teach myself...

Slacktivism: Are you really making a difference on Facebook?

Slacktivism: Are you really making a difference on Facebook?

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

November 9, 2016


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Earlier this week on Facebook I noticed many of my friends checking in to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation location through the social media site. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing the government due to “not being properly consulted” over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which...

Mental health: a silent illness

Mental health: a silent illness

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

November 1, 2016


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The student who missed class three times last week may not be lazy, immature or irresponsible. That student may be a prisoner inside his or her own mind, trapped in the drowning darkness that leaves a thin film of sadness on everything. That student is too depressed to get out of bed. At Baker University...

Get Involved: You’ll thank yourself later

Get Involved: You’ll thank yourself later

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer

October 31, 2016


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College can be a scary time. Students often have to make important decisions for the first time. Who they are? What do they want? Who they want to be around? What do they want to do? The things students do in college likely will determine who they will be in the future. Involvement is key in college,...

Candidates mostly waste our time with negative political ads

Candidates mostly waste our time with negative political ads

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

October 31, 2016


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I am counting down the days until Nov. 8, mainly because I think I will be physically sick if I have to endure the pain of many more political ads on television. I am so over politicians’ lame 30-second attempts to roast one another for an audience that is tuned out regardless. Political ads have...

Taking pride in school color(s)?

Taking pride in school color(s)?

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

October 26, 2016


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Baker University, one of only two schools in the nation to have orange, and only orange, as its recognized school color, right? Maybe. Looking on Wikipedia today will give you a slightly different answer, stating that Baker's school colors are "Orange & Navy Blue." So where does the truth lie? My...