Katie Thurbon

Staff Writer


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.

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Community views vary on minimum wage

With many state governments around the country discussing increasing minimum wages, Kansas has been slow to join the conversation.

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Bitcoin sparks local interest

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It has been associated with fraud, risk and anarchy, yet many questions still exist about what will come next for the new trend in currency, Bitcoin.

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Textbook requirements cause frustration

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Textbooks seem to be a necessary curse for most college students: necessary to pass the class, but a curse to the wallet when the time comes to buy them.

Things to know about the protests in Ukraine

International studies and economics major Katie Thurbon provides perspective and background on the protests in Ukraine.

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Kansas bill could expand liquor sales

A bill commonly known as “Uncork Kansas” could allow convenience and grocery stores in Kansas to sell all types of liquor beginning July 1.

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New major to keep up with media trends

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.

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BU community reacts to Kansas HB 2453

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."

Faculty senate approves pre-law minor

A pre-law minor was approved during the December faculty senate meeting and will go into effect beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

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Greek presidents focus on philanthropy

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.

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Carter keeps hope in brain cancer battle

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.”

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