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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
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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...

SCOTUS is complete after confirmation of Gorsuch

Hannah Layden, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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Neil Gorsuch was sworn in April 10 as the 113th member of the Supreme Court as a newly appointed associate justice, taking the place of the late Antonin Scalia. President Donald Trump said, “the most important thing a president does is appoint great people to the Supreme Court,” a view consistent...

#BlackLivesMatter essay rewards an activist ally

Sam Rosenblatt, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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How does one differentiate themselves from the thousands of other talented musicians, athletes, scientists, volunteers, school newspaper writers, aspiring actors, and class officers without sounding too confident or too cliché, especially when applying to the most selective universities in the United...

Planned Parenthood and reporters should be held to the same standards

Samantha Woolford, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress were charged with 15 felonies by California prosecutors for recording Planned Parenthood employees who were connected to the abortion and fetal tissue industries, without their consent. Planned Parenthood officials obviously denied the...

Brexit brings Scotland to a crossroads with EU, independence movement

Brexit brings Scotland to a crossroads with EU, independence movement

Sam Rosenblatt, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In June 2016, Britain sent shockwaves across the globe when 52 percent of citizens voted to withdraw from the European Union. As Brexit is about to become a reality, Scotland is arriving at a crossroads. While the majority of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, Scotland voted 62 percent to...

Unpaid internships contribute to the wealth gap

Jordan Walker, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

An increasing amount of students every year are choosing to settle for unpaid internships. Unfortunately, unpaid internships contribute to a widening income inequality gap because financially well-off students with larger networks have an easier time landing a paid internship than students from lower-income...

Letter to the editor: A response to ‘‘Black Lives Matter’–But does the movement?’

April 6, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

To the editor: A piece was published in the March 31 issue of The Bucknellian titled “‘Black Lives Matter’–But does the movement?” The piece was written by Robert Naylor ’17, and warrants response. You start with a trigger warning, I respond with empathy and respect. We both share...

Editorial: One in four will die from cancer, but we still can’t show up for Relay

April 6, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

If it doesn’t affect you now, it certainly will at some point in your life: cancer will destroy you, or the people you love, or the life that you live, or any combination thereof. If current research holds, the American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts that one in four deaths in the United States is fr...

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