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Internet privacy is on the rocks with new overturn of Obama’s legislation

Maddie Boone, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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In a world where very little of what goes on online is private, a faction in the U.S. government recently overturned a number of internet privacy laws. These laws were overturned in a very close, almost exclusively party-lined vote, 215 to 205 in the House and 50 to 48 in the Senate. The regulations overturned...

The political war for YouTube advertisement revenue

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
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Over the past few months, the Wall Street Journal has waged a war on YouTube content creators, most notably the worldwide famous YouTuber PewDiePie, in hopes of bringing attention to YouTube’s “presence” of neo-Nazis. The campaign has been launched with the belief that a growing fascist regime...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): Drug war revival: President Duterte and the Philippines

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
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Newly elected 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has lived an action-packed 72 years. Upon his election as Davao City mayor in 1988, Duterte became immensely popular among constituents, in spite of crude homophobic and sexist jokes made in public speeches. Though his humor would...

University students spend break in Mexico, but support Trump immigration policies

University students spend break in Mexico, but support Trump immigration policies

Mariele Saunders-Shultz, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
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For many college students, spring break is a time to get drunk on a beach in a foreign location and enjoy warm weather. For the seniors at the University, this year the location was Cancún, Mexico. As I was scrolling through Instagram following spring break, I saw picture after picture of girls kneeling...

AHCA failure shows difficulty of reforming system, leaves Americans at a crossroads

Sam Rosenblatt, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from a vote in the House of Representatives amid dwindling support from the G.O.P. and unified opposition by Democrats on March 24. The failure of the health care bill represents a huge loss for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump,...

Tomi Lahren gets ‘The Blaze’ after abortion comments

Samantha Woolford, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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Tomi Lahren is a young conservative woman who is constantly ridiculed for being honest. In today’s society, it is very hard to actually say what you believe without receiving backlash. Normally, Lahren experiences criticism from the left, but in a rare occurrence after her appearance on “The View,”...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: One month out from France’s presidential elections

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
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The French, unlike many Americans, do not have the luxury of viewing presidential elections as an afterthought, and our North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ally and fellow Western democracy is in the midst of a heated race to determine who will be its next president. Given the deep economic, political,...

‘Black Lives Matter’—but does the movement?

Robert Naylor, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
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Trigger Warning: A conservative is about to speak his mind; I advise you to read to the end because you might learn a thing or two. Over the course of the past two and a half years, we have seen a rise in a nuanced black activism, mostly fighting against institutional racism in our national police force....

Trump’s spying allegations lead to international tension

Caroline Guthrie, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
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This past month, President Donald Trump claimed that both the British intelligence agency and former President Barack Obama spied on him during his campaign. Although these claims were deemed false by many reputable sources, the allegations remain prominent in the media. The claims against Obama...

Ivanka Trump’s position as the ‘eyes and ears’ of her father is not unique to the new administration

Jordan Walker, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
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The closest resemblance to a position title that Ivanka Trump has been given by the White House Counsel’s Office as a part of President Donald Trump’s administration is “her father’s eyes and ears.” According to her lawyer, Trump’s new role at the White House will be to advise her father,...

Letter to the editor: Remember where you were on March 8

March 30, 2017
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Dear Bucknell Students: I just want to thank those of you who turned out on March 8 for the Men’s Patriot League basketball finals. You made the atmosphere in Sojka electric! It was a scene that many of us who have followed Bison basketball for decades have come to expect, but sadly has been missing...

Editorial: Art and life: One and the same, thanks to ‘Moonlight’

March 30, 2017
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The co-writer and director of “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins, visited the University on March 28 as the guest of honor in the University’s second annual Diversity Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was “Identity, Inclusion and Social Transformation: Centering Gender, Power and Privilege,”...

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