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Letter to the editor: At Bucknell, the ‘marketplace of ideas’—not the administration—should be the arbiter of appropriate speech

March 2, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

To the editor: The first sentence in the concluding paragraph of the Feb. 16 Bucknellian Editorial: Free speech cannot be conditional on political beliefs says “Universities are under the obligation of being spaces for free speech and intellectual discourse.” Unfortunately, recent developments on campus have led me to believe this is just...

‘The House’ pokes fun at the University, but makes serious social commentary

‘The House’ pokes fun at the University, but makes serious social commentary

Maddie Boone, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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My Facebook feed has been overflowing since Feb. 16 with posts from my fellow peers at the University, posting links and pictures from an upcoming movie, “The House.” Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, two of the funniest actors in Hollywood today, have paired up to star in a movie about the...

Latest press conference proves Trump is out of touch

Sam Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

President Donald Trump held a press conference Feb. 16 in which he named Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for labor secretary and reported the progress his administration had made so far. Trump then attacked the news media, once again, for their “dishonest” portrayal of his presidency. Trump...

Editorial: How to be inclusive in the face of targeted exclusivity

February 23, 2017
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As calls for diversity and inclusion have become increasingly visible throughout academia, society, and popular culture, targeted efforts to use more inclusive language and messaging have risen to prominence. On a national scale, there have been many recent examples: an NHL Kiss Cam featured its fir...

Letter to the editor: Where is everyone?

February 23, 2017
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Dear Bucknellians: To those of us who are long time fans of Bucknell basketball, the absence of a rowdy student body in Sojka Pavilion is perplexing. In case you haven’t noticed, both your women’s and men’s teams are leading the Patriot League, each with only one loss and streaking towards...

Letter to the editor: Bucknell University Conservatives Club response to criticism of ‘factual feminist’

February 23, 2017
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To the editor: On Feb. 9, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club had the distinct privilege of cosponsoring an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, a distinguished feminist writer and critic. Our objective was to provide a forum for conservative and libertarian viewpoints on feminism, the...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The real “tax” of soda: Sugary drink-related obesity plagues the nation

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The real “tax” of soda: Sugary drink-related obesity plagues the nation

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In 2013, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), proposed the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule,” which came to be known as the “soda ban.” The ban prohibited the sale of sodas more than than 16 ounces in establishments such...

The victimization of the conservative student

Samantha Woolford, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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Aaron Hanlon, a former conservative op-ed editor for The Bucknellian, recently published a post in The New York Times regarding conservative students claiming to be “victims of ideological oppression.” He experienced what it was really like to be on an extremely liberal campus, although he attended...

Lady Gaga responds graciously to body-shamers

Lady Gaga responds graciously to body-shamers

Samantha Woolford, Contributing Writer
February 17, 2017
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Lady Gaga lit up the stage at the Super Bowl LI during the halftime show on Feb. 5. We all knew it was going to be epic; it is Lady Gaga, after all. The iconic pop singer and “American Horror Story” actress jumped from the ceiling of the Texas stadium and proceeded to sing a medley of her most famous...

A ‘factual feminist’ spreads alternative facts

Ruby Gould, Opinions Co-Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, visited campus on Feb. 9 to discuss the decline of what she refers to as “campus feminism.” Hoff Sommers is an associate of Milo Yiannopoulos, the infamous speaker who visited the University in...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): The rockiest of starts for President Trump

Zachary Krivine, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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For those who cover politics for a living, I would imagine the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election were marked by a degree of sadness, given that Hillary Clinton was heavily favored to become the 45th president of the United States. I believe that many thought they would miss the excitement...

Letter to the editor: The Hoff Sommers talk was short on facts

February 16, 2017
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To the editor: Last Thursday night I had the interesting experience of listening to Christina Hoff Sommers, brought to campus for an open lecture by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. I appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from Professor Hoff Sommers; I’d read some of her work,...

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