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2016-2017 People of the Year

2016-2017 People of the Year

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

At the end of every school year, the Editorial Board of The Bucknellian nominates and votes to determine three people who have made significant contributions to the University community. This year, Ella Tazuana Johnson ’17, Claire Deboer ’17, and Mike Duignan were selected as Student of the Year, At...

Track and field posts record-breaking weekend

Track and field posts record-breaking weekend

Becky Chambers, Senior Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women

The track and field team hosted the Bucknell Team Challenge at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on April 22. It was a record-breaking meet, with two school records shattered and the Bison men’s and women’s teams both taking home the gold. Christine Bendzinski ’18 and Matthew Fay ’19 were...

“WE DO.N’T” pamphlets circulate campus during Admitted Student Open House

“WE DO.N’T” pamphlets circulate campus during Admitted Student Open House

Bethany Blass, Print Managing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

While prospective students and their families were visiting campus during the University’s Admitted Student Open House (ASOH) on April 22, several typed pamphlets titled “WE DO.N’T,” were simultaneously circulating around campus. The 15-page booklet’s title, “Bucknell University Dis-Orientation...

Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Tom Bonan, Contributing Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In 2002, Fox News settled the first of what would become five workplace harassment cases involving the television host Bill O’Reilly—the final two of which have culminated in his termination from the news organization on April 19. O’Reilly joined Fox News in 1996, the year it started broadcasting,...

Editors You May Know spring 2017

Editors You May Know spring 2017

April 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

    Executive Board (Left to right: Bethany Blass '18, Morgan Gisholt Minard '17, Lynn Korsun '17) Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief International Relations ’17, Duxbury, Mass. Favorite newsroom moment: Anytime people on staff voluntarily stayed late to hang out after thei...

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mamta Badlani, Senior Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

This year’s housing selection process was characterized by the introduction of a new online system and the uncommon event of some rising seniors being assigned to live in Bucknell West, which are residences traditionally occupied by sophomores and juniors. This spring, Housing Services launched an...

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Investigative News Editor, Kathryn Nicolai
April 21, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

A 2015-16 Sustainability Initiatives pamphlet published by Dining Services lists food composting as the first of many environmentally friendly efforts; however, the University has not partaken in any such composting since May 2012, according to General Manager of Resident Dining John Cummins. In...

Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team topped Colgate on April 15 with a final score of 12-11. Morgan Steinhacker ’20 scored the game winning goal with 23 seconds left in regulation, giving the Orange and Blue a strong chance to qualify for the conference tournament for the second year in a row. Mary...

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Now-infamous video clips from the cell phones of several United Airlines Flight 3411 passengers began circulating across the internet by April 10. The videos featured a passenger who was pulled from his seat by airline officials and aviation police officers and off the flight. The issue arose from a...

Correct pronunciation of Amami sparks heated debate on campus

Correct pronunciation of Amami sparks heated debate on campus

Madeline Diamond, Senior Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Satire, Top Stories, Top Stories

DOWNTOWN LEWISBURG—Amami Kitchen & Espresso Bar, a popular spot among University students, has been the reason for a recent division of students on campus. Debate over whether the café is pronounced “ama-me” or “ah-mommy” has taken campus by storm. Matt Valdez ’19, a member of camp ...

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...

Showcasing in style

Showcasing in style

Michael Mufson, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

From April 7-9, University students performed in a dance showcase for fellow students, faculty, and family members in Tustin Studio Theatre. The Choreographer’s Showcase featured an array of dances choreographed by students enrolled in the class “Dance Composition,” as well as pieces by faculty...

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