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‘La La Land’ breaks the standards of current-day cinema

‘La La Land’ breaks the standards of current-day cinema

Caroline Guthrie, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Damien Chazelle’s new movie “La La Land” signifies the revival of musical theatre in cinema. In recent years, musical theatre has been relegated to the world of Broadway and children’s shows. To the surprise of many, however, the contemporary cinematic musical has captured the complete focus...

Editorial: Using education as a weapon of resistance

February 2, 2017
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On Jan. 27, newly inaugurated President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. This move was instantly met with opposition from civil rights unions, lawyers, and...

Alternative facts only widen national divides

Sam Rosenblatt, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2017
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Recently inaugurated President Donald Trump has made a habit of antagonizing the media since the start of his campaign in June 2015. His attacks on the media were occasionally justified; for instance, most national media sources gave Trump little to no chance of defeating Hillary Clinton in the general...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy: New administration is not making sexual assault a priority

Caldwell Harden, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2017
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Growing up, my idea of Title IX began and ended with the fact that it was the legislation that allowed me to play sports just like my male counterparts. As I have grown to better understand the legislation, I have come to realize how many opportunities I have been afforded because of it, and how thankful...

Finland pledges to be tobacco-free by 2040

Maddie Boone, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
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In a world where smoking and vaping have become more mainstream than ever before, Finland recently made plans to cut out a deadliest ingredient from every part of its health-conscious society: tobacco. Tobacco products and manufacturers have been criticized for years by public health officials for t...

A call for peaceful protesting

Samantha Woolford, Contributing Writer
February 2, 2017
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The word peaceful is defined as, “free from disturbance; tranquil; not involving war or violence.” Under the Constitution of the United States, Americans have every right to a peaceful protest (key word: peaceful).  It is no surprise that some people are upset – their candidate did not win,...

Trump vows to put the American people first

Trump vows to put the American people first

Hannah Layden, Contributing writer
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

After a long and controversial candidacy and election, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Jan. 20. His win and eventual inauguration came after reports of Russian tampering with the election, petitions to rid this country of the Electoral College, and overall doubt surrounding...

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy: The death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
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Trade was one of the hallmark issues of President Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House. From his candidacy announcement, to the many primary and general election debates, to his inaugural address, Trump continually lamented the so-called “theft” of our jobs by overseas nations as a result...

Ariel Winter posing topless promotes body-positivity

Maddie Boone, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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Actress Ariel Winter posed topless in unedited photos for “Self” magazine. Why is this newsworthy? Because Winter is among many women on a mission to silence body shaming and teach girls to be proud of their bodies. Winter's acting breakthrough came when she was 11 years old on the hit sitcom...

The hypocrisy of the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ alleged abuse

The hypocrisy of the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ alleged abuse

Celina Antonellis, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
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A brief disclaimer: I’m a vegan. So, everything I say here runs the risk of being tossed aside as yet another rant from one of those crazy hipsters who just can’t seem to shut up about eating kale and cooking with tempeh (neither of which I frequently do, for what it’s worth). You may have seen...

President Trump adds members to his cabinet, slowly but surely

Samantha Woolford, Contributing Writer
January 26, 2017
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Jan. 20 marked the inauguration of President Donald Trump, making him the 45th president of the United States. Despite his inauguration, Trump took the oath of office without a fully confirmed Cabinet at his disposal. It is going to be hard for the president to have his proposed Cabinet members...

Editorial: Division through unity, and vice versa

January 26, 2017
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“F*** you, 2016” became a common refrain for many as the year marched on through unbridled police brutality against people of color, another record-breaking temperature high for the earth, and the death of a cadre of brilliant and influential artists, musicians, and actors. The tipping point for...

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