The Baker Orange

Baker University Football wins season opener

Offensive lineman Evan Bishop runs with the Baker football team in their iconic entrance through an inflated helmet.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 27, 2020

The Baker University Wildcats football team opened their season against the Peru State College Bobcats at Liston Stadium after their first two games had been postponed due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The heavily anticipated season debut for the Wildcats football team did not disappoint as the...

Baker University Football to allow spectators at home opener

The Baker Wildcat football team looks to open the season against Peru State College on Sept. 26 at Liston Stadium in front of fans.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

After previously announcing that no spectators would be allowed to attend sporting events on campus, Baker University  President Lynne Murray sent an email updating the protocol for upcoming sporting events, starting this weekend. As the Baker University campus has managed to maintain and decrease...

Deeva Sharma continues to be remembered amid legal battles

Deeva Sharma continues to be remembered amid legal battles

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

September 11, 2020

It has been slightly over six months since Baker University’s beloved Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma passed away in a car crash on Highway-56. Lives changed forever on that Feb. 24 night. Family members, friends, colleagues and students have been grieving the devastating loss ever since. Sharma’s...

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Baker University hosts Student Forum to address COVID-19 concerns

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

September 9, 2020

With the start of the 2020 fall semester comes new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Baker University's campus. There has been widespread confusion among students about what is expected of them and what is being done to keep everyone safe. In an attempt to provide transparency...

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Prospective students receive virtual campus visits

Story by Kinsley Alley, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The admissions department at Baker University is hard at work year-round, interacting with prospective students from all over the world. A large part of this is giving campus tours to these students to give them a feel of what life at Baker truly is. But with campus shut down for the remainder of the s...

Speech choir program says “goodbye” after 16 years

Speech choir performs for the last time in a special service held in Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Professor of Communications and Director of Speech Choir Susan Emel brought speech choir alum to perform as a group.

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 has lead to many student lead organizations to operate solely online and resume in-person meetings in the fall semester. For Baker University speech choir, this change is bittersweet. 16 years of performances both inside and outside the classroom, speech choir will now have to conduct their...

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Esports continues to practice amid pandemic

Story by Jeremiah Edwards and Makenzie Musgrove

April 23, 2020

The sports world has gone dark and its return has been left in an uncertain limbo with no solid timetable for a return. So, for the foreseeable future there will be no crack of the bat, the bouncing of a basketball or even the monotonous sounds of engines revving up as NASCAR drivers race around in circles. This...

Campus announces revision to grading scale

Campus announces revision to grading scale

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor

April 22, 2020

On April 17, an email was sent to all Baker students announcing a revision in the grading scale for the spring 2020 semester. The email addressed a few new changes, the first being the replacement of a failing grade (F) with a no credit designation (NC), unless academic misconduct occurs. Student...

What are Baker students’ go-to videogames?

What are Baker students' go-to videogames?

Story by Andrew Dau, Assistant Video Producer

April 13, 2020

What is Baker’s plan for COVID-19?

What is Baker's plan for COVID-19?

Story by Elizabeth Hanson, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States has generated many questions about how Baker University will handle the scheduling of classes after spring break. On March 12 President Lynne Murray, the Executive Cabinet and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy...

Harlaxton students sent home due to growing concern over COVID-19

Harlaxton College is located outside of Grantham, England. On March 11, the school held a forum where they announced that students must vacate the manor by March 18.

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

In a March 11 forum held regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all students currently studying abroad at Harlaxton College learned they will be removed from the manor by March 18 and were highly recommended they return to their homes in the United States. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made...