Katie Thurbon is a senior international studies and economics major from Topeka. She has served as a staff writer for the Baker Orange since 2011. In addition to working on the paper, Thurbon is also a member of the track and field team, where she has gained All-American status in the pole vault four times. Thurbon was also named Baker's first Capital One Academic All American. In the fall of 2013, Thurbon will be blogging for the Orange while studying abroad in Granada, Spain.
A bill commonly known as “Uncork Kansas” could allow convenience and grocery stores in Kansas to sell all types of liquor beginning July 1.
Faculty Senate approved a graphic design major on Feb. 18, and it now must pass through the Board of Trustees before officially being put in the books for the next academic year.
Despite every Douglas County representative voting against it, the Kansas House of Representatives on Feb. 12 passed House Bill 2453. The text of the bill says it is an act "concerning religious freedoms with respect to marriage."
A pre-law minor was approved during the December faculty senate meeting and will go into effect beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
Seven of Baker's fraternities and sororities elected new chapter presidents and executive boards in December. While each year also brings new goals to each chapter, the ultimate missions of brotherhood and sisterhood stay the same.
On Dec. 8, Marc Carter, associate professor of psychology, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, known as astrocytoma. He will be on disability leave during the spring semester while he continues treatment, but he plans on returning in the fall “good as new.”
Senior Katie Thurbon encourages students to gradually expand during their collegiate years.
The White House recently rolled out a “college scorecard” on the education section of the White House website. Baker scored in the medium-high range among other institutions nationwide with an estimated net price of $19,445 per year, which the scorecard also reports rose more than 9 percent from 2007-2009.
An important part of any study abroad experience is just that, the experience. Once that country becomes a temporary home to you, it’s time to delve into the culture and live like a local. But what happens if you do not like or agree with part of the culture you are partaking in?
We turned our backs on Rabat to begin the journey to a small village in the Rif Mountains where we would be having lunch with a village family.