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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...

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s new enrollment cost of $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year was announced in a letter sent to University students’ families this past February. The new cost is a comprehensive fee that includes tuition, the student government fee, and standard room and board. The $67,136 price is...

Bison tennis teams secure crucial Patriot League victories

Bison tennis teams secure crucial Patriot League victories

Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Men, SPORTS, Tennis, Tennis, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison tennis teams were back in action this past weekend, with the men facing Navy and Lafayette on April 8 and 9, respectively, while the women challenged Lafayette and Towson on April 9 and 11, respectively. First up for the men was Navy, who defeated the Orange and Blue 5-2 on April 8. In...

Taking shoes off in class now an expellable offense

Taking shoes off in class now an expellable offense

Madeline Diamond, Senior Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Satire, Top Stories, Top Stories

Now that springtime has officially arrived in Lewisburg, Pa., University officials released an urgent campus-wide statement on April 11 regarding warm weather footwear. After heated debate, the University’s Ethics Committee ruled that taking off one’s shoes during class is now an offense punishable...

‘Buckley University’ will be ‘Bucknell University’ after all

‘Buckley University’ will be ‘Bucknell University’ after all

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The Bucknellian published an article on Feb. 23 titled “New Ferrell, Poehler comedy features parody ‘Buckley University’” that reported on the thinly veiled similarities of an upcoming blockbuster film to the University. Recently, however, rumors have spread among students and staff that producers...

Brexit brings Scotland to a crossroads with EU, independence movement

Brexit brings Scotland to a crossroads with EU, independence movement

Sam Rosenblatt, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In June 2016, Britain sent shockwaves across the globe when 52 percent of citizens voted to withdraw from the European Union. As Brexit is about to become a reality, Scotland is arriving at a crossroads. While the majority of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, Scotland voted 62 percent to...

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