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Republicans are wrong to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren during debate

Sam Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used an arcane rule to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren on the floor during a debate over the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general on Feb. 7. Warren was silenced while reading a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King, the late wife of deceased...

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Maddie Boone, News Layout Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Super Bowl advertisements are part of the allure of the Super Bowl. From their typical comedic focus to their appeals to the patriotism in each of us, the ads draw the attention of even non-football fans. However, this year’s commercials had a new twist that may have drawn in even more attention....

Boycotting the Trump name: Does the popular vote still have influence after all?

Mara Vinnik, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Donald Trump’s brand name has been flying off shelves as days turn into weeks of our newest president’s term. In reaction to controversy such as the recent travel ban, companies have been encouraged to stop selling the Trump brand by several campaigns, the most popular campaign being #Grabyourwallet. The...

Editorial: Free speech cannot be conditional on political beliefs

February 16, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

On Feb. 1, an event at the University of California, Berkeley featuring controversial Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was interrupted and eventually cancelled by a peaceful protest that turned violent, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages. News sources also reported smashed windows of Berkeley...

Protesting hate speech is valid, violent riots are not

Jennie Matuschak & Maddie Boone, Contributing Writer & News Layout Editor
February 10, 2017
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At what point does protest become counterproductive? Violent riots broke out at the University of California, Berkeley campus on Feb. 1 after the school’s Republican club invited Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial editor at Breitbart News, to speak as part of his national college tour. What started...

More funding necessary to combat drug-resistant bacteria

More funding necessary to combat drug-resistant bacteria

Sam Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

For years, antibiotics have been a dependable method for preventing the spread of bacterial infections and disease. However, overuse of antibiotics now appears to be compromising their effectiveness. When bacteria face the same treatment time after time, they develop defense mechanisms against such...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP): Predators: At home and abroad

Jackson Pierce, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

I just finished the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” which follows an American company of World War II soldiers as they fight their way across war-torn Europe. It’s an incredibly disturbing series that displays the graphic horrors of war: the endless slaughter, the hail of bullets that could...

Don’t be surprised by Trump’s Supreme Court nomination

Sercan Oktay, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2017
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Neil Gorsuch has emerged as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch’s credentials are fully sufficient for this position which include a degree from Harvard Law, Supreme Court clerkship for Justice Byron White, and ten years worth of experience as a federal appeals court judge in...

Editorial: When national sports and national politics collide

February 9, 2017
Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

In a world where both upsets and last-minute overthrows in national politics and national sports rival one another in dividing their audience and eliciting shock, Super Bowl LI did not disappoint. The New England Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit in the second half of the game watched by an estimated...

Betsy DeVos is scarier than bears

Betsy DeVos is scarier than bears

Ruby Gould, Opinions Co-Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate to hold the position of secretary of education on Feb. 7. The confirmation itself, however, was an historic tie among senators, which was broken by none other than the left-hand man of the president who nominated her, Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos’ unpopularity...

The Women’s March: A polarizing protest

The Women’s March: A polarizing protest

Amarachi Ekekwe and Kiera McGee
February 2, 2017
Filed under Features, OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Too tired to be angry By Amarachi Ekekwe There have been very few times in my life where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and most of these times have occurred at the University during my nearly three years here. Whether it was after the WVBU radio incident my first year or sitting in a class ...

President Donald Trump’s executive order won’t ‘protect the nation’

Seamus Dowdall, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS

President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on Jan. 27. This order effectively halted the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for visa-seeking refugees from seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan,...

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