The Baker Orange

The semester before: my expectations of Harlaxton

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

September 20, 2016


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I am going to study abroad next semester at Harlaxton College in England. I have never been out of the country before - I haven’t even traveled on my own. I am really excited to study in a different country and leave America. There is a lot that I am hoping to do while I am abroad. I am hoping that...

Editorial: Print is not dead yet

Editorial: Print is not dead yet

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

September 16, 2016


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When was the last time you read a form of print media - a book, magazine or newspaper? Was it recently? You are reading our current print issue right now, but can you remember what you’ve read before this? You may not choose to pick up a paper when you want to know the news – because that’s what...

Despite the controversy, I’ll stand by my faith

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

September 13, 2016


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It hurts my heart to sit down and write this. The topic is so heavy that I worry I will be unable to adequately describe my opinions and emotions. By the time you read this, I’m sure you will have heard through the grapevine that the Catholic priest in Baldwin City was recently suspended from the...

Living in a two … um, one … um, no gas station town

Living in a two … um, one … um, no gas station town

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

September 9, 2016


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Some Baker students are probably deaf to the biggest two trigger words that are a bane for most Baldwin City residents at the moment: gas station. Baldwin City had successfully supported two gas stations until this summer when the Kwik Shop took over the building that previously housed the Santa Fe...

Politically correct? Facebook is labeling you based on your friends

Politically correct? Facebook is labeling you based on your friends

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

September 7, 2016


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With the era of social media came the era of defined labels. Facebook, in particular, produces labels we can use to look up personal information about others. The ability to like certain pages, join groups and share articles can often be a dead giveaway about our viewpoints. Recently, Time released...

Are monthly subscription boxes worth it?

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

September 7, 2016


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Everyone has heard of those weird “something-of-the-month” club subscriptions, but did you know that basically anything you can think of is now available as a monthly subscription box service -- from personal care product boxes to bacon-of-the-month boxes. Being a fan of YouTube, I have seen many...

Liberal arts colleges give students an advantage

Liberal arts colleges give students an advantage

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

August 29, 2016


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Of all the athletes in the world, soccer players are some of the most well rounded. Soccer players usually are fit, fast, agile and strong. They are often better developed than athletes in other sports that focus heavily on one area of fitness. Runners typically will not be able to lift as much as a...

#BLM: face-to-face with racism

#BLM: face-to-face with racism

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

August 25, 2016


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Three years ago during the Mike Brown investigation, a white man called my then 10-year-old niece a “nigger” while we were shopping at a grocery store. I remember this clearly because I had a difficult time accepting the reality that racism still exists. I knew racial tension was making headlines...

Editorial: It’s who, not what, you know

Editorial: It’s who, not what, you know

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board

August 25, 2016


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As Baker students start back to school for another year of college, returning students gravitate to the familiar – friend groups, the usual hangouts, and resuming the previous year’s routine. Meanwhile, new students, often freshmen, concentrate on making a positive impression away from home. On...

Yes, I’m in a sorority and I work in fast food

Yes, I’m in a sorority and I work in fast food

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor

August 23, 2016


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Sorority women love fast food. As a sorority woman, I know first hand just how much my sisters and I love to eat. Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, McDonald’s – you name it, we love it. But most of the time people do not picture sorority women as the ones taking the orders at the fast food restaurant. That...

Kardashians keep it real

Story by Heidi Jo Hayen, Writer

May 14, 2016


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There are two things about the Kardashians that people need to realize. First, they aren’t going anywhere any time soon and second, they aren’t as dumb as everyone thinks. The world was first introduced to the Kardashians during the O.J. Simpson trial. The late father of the famous clan was a...

The beauty of NASCAR

The beauty of NASCAR

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

May 13, 2016


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From the beginning of time, humans have had the urge to run. They may have first used it as a survival mechanism to run from danger or enemies. We still use it today to run from our problems and responsibilities. Running has been iconic. We all remember when Jenny told Forrest to promise her “if...