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Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: Public demands Trump release his tax returns once again

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

April 18 is typically referred to as Tax Day, the deadline for U.S. citizens to file their individual income tax returns to the federal government. In 2017, April 18 will be remembered for other reasons. Americans in various cities across the country organized protests demanding for President Donald Trump...

Bombing ISIS in Afghanistan is not the perfect solution, but it is a short-term win

Bombing ISIS in Afghanistan is not the perfect solution, but it is a short-term win

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

The U.S. military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) on an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, killing approximately 94 ISIS militants on April 13. The MOAB, nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb that the United States possesses. Dropping...

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Now-infamous video clips from the cell phones of several United Airlines Flight 3411 passengers began circulating across the internet by April 10. The videos featured a passenger who was pulled from his seat by airline officials and aviation police officers and off the flight. The issue arose from a...

Reasons why ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ did not talk about mental health

Samantha Woolford, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

“Thirteen Reasons Why” premiered on Netflix on March 31, and has since amassed many viewers who either love it or hate it. Some are, understandably, upset about the graphic depictions of sexual assault and suicide. However, I find it surprising that people are extremely distraught over the lack...

Is ‘Antifa’ resembling a new fascist regime in America?

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

To begin this article, I must identify what being a fascist truly means. As many of you probably know, fascism arose between World War I and World War II with epicenters in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain. During this time, popular fascist ideals in Germany revolved around socialist policies: the bolstering...

Letter to the editor: American ‘Useful Idiots’

April 20, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

At a time when talk of Russian spies among us is on many lips, it was an interesting coincidence that documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser ’55 returned to campus last week to show his new film “American Reds,” a very partial history of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). I attended...

Editorial: Housing, at your service

April 20, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

As is true of any college administrative office, the Office of Housing Services faces an uphill-both-ways battle when it comes to the annual housing selection process. Not every single one of the University’s roughly 3,600 students can receive their first, second, or possibly even third choice in hou...

Is President Trump leading America into World War III, or is he just brilliant at ‘4-D Chess?’

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

If the title of this article has freaked you out, I apologize. But in truth, America’s Cold War fears may have finally resurfaced. In response to a chemical strike against the Syrian people, President Donald Trump ordered the destruction of a Bashar al-Assad-controlled airbase through the deployment...

White, wealthy, and blind: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi advertisement delegitimizes race relations

White, wealthy, and blind: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi advertisement delegitimizes race relations

Jennie Matuschak, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Pepsi uploaded to YouTube an advertisement starring reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner on April 4. The advertisement, which was created by an in-house content creation group, expresses Pepsi’s desperation to make a comeback as a soda brand integral to American culture. The video depicts...

Editorial: With another tuition increase, are we headed for a ‘college bubble’ crisis?

April 13, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

The University recently sent a letter home to families informing them of a 3.9 percent increase in the bottom-line price tag of a year’s tuition as a full-time student at the University, which will amount to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The cost reflects the comprehensive fee including...

The removal of Bannon reaffirms that Trump Administration is anything but static

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

For many months now, the former Breitbart News Chairman turned White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been yet another point of contention for the Trump Administration. More recently, he was removed from the National Security Council’s Principals Committee. This committee is a cabinet-level...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: An international and scientific history of Sarin

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Sarin: colorless, tasteless, odorless. A weapon of mass destruction impossible to detect until it’s already too late. An agonizing death, unless an antidote is administered quickly. Those who escape death may still suffer permanent neurological damage. The World Health Organization recognizes Sarin...

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