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Four Loko reformulated

Four Loko, a 23.5-ounce alcoholic drink packaged in colorful cans, is currently garnering much attention nationwide. The beverage has been criticized for its combination of alcohol and caffeine–therefore containing both a depressant and stimulant. The combination is believed to cause severe harm to humans. Several states have banned the beverage, so only 47 states currently sell it. According to the New York Times, maker of Four Loko Phusion Projects is reformulating its product and removing the caffeine, taurine and guarana. Phusion Projects maintains that the mixture of alcohol and caffeine is not harmful. The Food and Drug Administration was supposed to take a stand on the beverage Wednesday.

The Bucknellian takes gold

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded The Bucknellian Gold Medal status for the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 terms.  The association celebrates and awards the individual achievements of student writers, editors, designers and photographers.


In last week’s “Recent assaults provoke campus climate change” article, the Task Force on Campus Climate was mentioned. The Task Force on Campus Climate, however, did not lead or organize the Open Forum. The Task Force co-chair Beth Capaldi-Evans presented during the Open Forum on The Clery Act. Tracy Shaynak also presented as part of the Open Forum in her capacity as Director of the Women’s Resource Center.

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