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Historic Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner unites two communities

Historic Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner unites two communities

Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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The University's Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Hillel co-sponsored the first ever Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner in the MacDonald Commons on Feb. 17. Shabbat, or the Jewish Sabbath, is a service traditionally held every Friday at sundown. In order to foster a relationship betwee...

Order in the court: Mock trial team places third at Regionals

Order in the court: Mock trial team places third at Regionals

Megan Ruane, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
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The mock trial team traveled to Baltimore to compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regionals held at the University of Maryland School of Law from Feb. 18–19. The University group competed against four other teams: one from Delaware University, one from Ursinus College, and two from...

I ❤ The Female Orgasm

I ❤ The Female Orgasm

Julianna Treene, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
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From Feb. 13–17, Speak UP Bucknell held a series of events, lectures, and workshops surrounding sex positivity and sexuality as part of its inaugural Sex Week. The goal of Sex Week was to encourage educational conversations about the risks, benefits, and healthy habits pertaining to sex. One of...

Invisible disabilities: Community dinner explores disabilities and fighting prejudice on campus

Invisible disabilities: Community dinner explores disabilities and fighting prejudice on campus

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
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The University Office of Accessibility Resources hosted a community dinner on Feb. 21 entitled “Disability: The Invisible Identity.” The Walls Lounge of the Langone Center was filled to capacity with both students and faculty, with a waitlist of people eager to attend. According to the event description...

Black Body speaker addresses the stereotype of Caribbean homophobia

Madison Weaver & Annie Girton, Assistant News Editor & Contributing Writer
February 22, 2017
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Dr. Rosamond S. King presented the third lecture in The Black Body (Re)Considered series, titled “The Black Body: Caribbean. Queer: Beyond Stereotypes” on Feb. 22 in the Gallery Theatre. Her talk focused on the alleged homophobic culture of Caribbean countries, especially Jamaica. According to...

A ‘factual feminist’ critiques modern campus activism and feminism

A ‘factual feminist’ critiques modern campus activism and feminism

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
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An American author, former philosophy professor, and a resident scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Christina Hoff Sommers also considers herself a “factual feminist” who actively speaks on college campuses nationwide regarding her unique perspective on political a...

Chrysalis 2017: A rapper’s delight

Chrysalis 2017: A rapper’s delight

Erin Hausmann, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
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This year’s Chrysalis Ball performer will be the Sugarhill Gang, according to Activities and Campus Events (ACE). Known for their 1979 multi-platinum hit “Rapper’s Delight,” the Sugarhill Gang is considered one of the inaugural founders of hip-hop. “Rapper’s Delight” was the first...

Fareed Zakaria announced as keynote speaker for 167th Commencement

Fareed Zakaria announced as keynote speaker for 167th Commencement

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
February 16, 2017
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University President John Bravman announced to students on Feb. 13 that bestselling author, columnist, and television host Fareed Zakaria will be the keynote speaker at the University's 167th commencement ceremony. Zakaria is the host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” is a New York Times bestsell...

Multiple thefts but no suspects, Public Safety reports

Charles Beers and Madison Weaver, News Editor and Assistant News Editor
February 16, 2017
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The Department of Public Safety received reports of theft from five separate, unlocked vehicles around campus on Feb. 11. The suspect was seen in Smith parking lot, then last seen near the Olin Science building. The thefts occurred around 8 p.m. on Feb. 11, and the suspect was reportedly wearing “...

Professors continue to protest Trump’s presidency

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
February 16, 2017
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Students crossing the snowy Malesardi Quadrangle on Feb. 9 heard a SpeakOut initiated and attended by University professors, who wanted to comment on and protest against the recent nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general and the appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. The...

Artist Nona Faustine on her white shoes and the Black Body (Re)Considered Series

Cyrus Namazi, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
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The Griot Institute for Africana Studies invited Brooklyn-raised photographer and visual artist Nona Faustine to campus on Feb. 8 to discuss her involvement with the Black Body (Re)Considered spring lecture series. The series explores questions concerning race, gender, and sexuality as they relate to...

Investigative News: High impact: Student-athlete concussions get high-priority, NCAA-mandated care

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
February 16, 2017
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Concussions are a prevalent topic of conversation among all athletes, especially those who play at the collegiate level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually, not including a vast number...

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