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80 turkeys later: Behind the scenes of the annual ‘Cafsgiving’

80 turkeys later: Behind the scenes of the annual ‘Cafsgiving’

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Tradition During the week preceding Thanksgiving break, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, apple pie, and more are on the minds of first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike as they eagerly anticipate the return of the University’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, affectionately k...

Announcing the Spring 2018 Editorial Board

Announcing the Spring 2018 Editorial Board

Barbara Bell, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features

The Bucknellian Editorial Board held elections for positions for the spring semester of 2018 on Nov. 12. The new executive board will be headed by Elizabeth Worthington ’18 as Editor-in-Chief. She will be joined by Ruby Gould ’19 as Print Managing Editor. Lynn Korsun ’18 will continue in her c...

Homecoming Weekend 2017: Bison return to their herd

Homecoming Weekend 2017: Bison return to their herd

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

More than 800 alumni, friends, and family returned to the University for the 2017 Homecoming Weekend. Visitors attended various events hosted throughout the weekend and reunited with old friends. However, the weekend encouraged more than just reunions; Homecoming promotes alumni engagement through networking,...

Call these attacks by their rightful name

Call these attacks by their rightful name

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features

After the most recent tragedies to befall innocent civilians in the United States, it’s time to broaden our definitions of what constitutes terrorism. There is no single definition of terrorism, but most scholars agree that it generally involves a non-state actor using violence or the threat of...

Survivors & supporters come together

Survivors & supporters come together

Natalie Spears and Haley Mullen

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS, Top Stories

Domestic violence and sexual assault are harrowing issues that affect lives across the world, including the lives of individuals here on the University’s campus. Frequently, these subjects are often avoided or unaddressed due to individuals' apprehension to share their personal experiences. Fortunately,...

The brain behind No8am

The brain behind No8am

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Creator In lieu of course registration, most students are playing schedule-tetris, meticulously selecting classes that fit together to create a manageable schedule for the coming semester. The website no8am.com has aided students for years by providing them with a visualization of class selections;...

Ghost busting: A critical look at paranormal phenomena

Ghost busting: A critical look at paranormal phenomena

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Ghosts and hauntings are two of the most enigmatic and unfathomable concepts in the world. There’s no way of knowing whether a paranormal experience is real, or where it’s coming from, yet many people have stories of their personal experiences with the otherworldly — some right here on campus....

Planting a seed for civic service in Susquehanna Valley

Planting a seed for civic service in Susquehanna Valley

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Civic engagement is a large part of the University’s culture. Many students become involved in organizations that they are passionate about, or volunteer their time at establishments, groups, or local areas in the community. Specifically, students can express their passion and appreciation for the...

A salute to ROTC

A salute to ROTC

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs nationwide are hosts to some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and diligent leaders. In 1862, the Bucknell Guard was formed and during the Korean War, the University petitioned the Department of Defense to establish an official Army ROTC unit on...

Celebrating full professorship: Conferring the highest academic honor on 14 faculty members

Celebrating full professorship: Conferring the highest academic honor on 14 faculty members

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features

As of spring 2017, 14 University faculty members have been promoted to the title of full professor. That compares with 13 in 2016 and 10 in 2015. Moreover, the last decade has welcomed the creation of a number of new faculty positions, which has enabled more associate professors to be promoted to...

Art in bars: The methods of pairing fine art and fine drink

Art in bars: The methods of pairing fine art and fine drink

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  People don’t often associate beer with art, but for the local and University communities, this pairing provides an appreciative and social outlet for fine art and fine beer. The Art in Bars series hosted by Samek Art Museum has held events in the past few years for individuals to sample...

LGBTQ Support List

LGBTQ Support List

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

The following individuals have agreed to publicly state their support of the LGBTQ community by being included in the 17th annual list of Faculty and Staff and the 11th list of University students. The individuals have promised to accept and support members of our community who may identify as lesbian,...

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