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Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Tom Bonan, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In 2002, Fox News settled the first of what would become five workplace harassment cases involving the television host Bill O’Reilly—the final two of which have culminated in his termination from the news organization on April 19. O’Reilly joined Fox News in 1996, the year it started broadcasting,...

Editorial: Sexual assault is a human issue, not a numbers one

April 27, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

Sexual assault is an issue that plagues all levels of humanity, from the individual to the college campus to the national stage and beyond. It has also been highlighted recently in the media with the removal of high-profile Fox News employees Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, among others, due to allega...

On-campus LEED certifications: Are we being sustainable, or just point-chasing?

On-campus LEED certifications: Are we being sustainable, or just point-chasing?

Julia Friedman, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

As an environmental studies major and a graduating senior, I often find myself reflecting on many aspects of the University culture and campus climate, both in terms of areas where we excel and areas where we can and should be doing better. In particular, I find myself disappointed that the University...

French election leaves choice between far-right populism and centrist pragmatism

Sam Rosenblatt, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen received roughly 21.7 percent of votes on April 23 in the first round of the country’s 2017 election, enough to secure a place in the runoff vote that will take place on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron received 23.7 percent of the...

Advertisers can now purchase your browser history, should you be worried?

Advertisers can now purchase your browser history, should you be worried?

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

If you have not heard yet, a bill was recently passed allowing for advertisement companies to purchase individual’s browser history. Why has this not received that much flak from the internet? Simple, because while they are indeed invading your private browser history, they are doing so to fine-tune...

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...

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