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10th annual Black Arts Festival

10th annual Black Arts Festival

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

March 5, 2020

Diversity on Campus At any institution of exclusiveness and privilege, the question of diversity — experiential, intellectual and racial — is raised. According to its 2019-2020 Fact Book, the University has a mere 16.9% of students of color and 9.8% of first-generation students enrolled; despit...

‘1917:’ A war film that transcends time

‘1917:’ A war film that transcends time

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

March 5, 2020

With the 92nd Oscars occurring this past February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, several moviegoers have new films on their “Must Watch” lists. A few notable wins from the celebratory night include Renée Zellweger winning Best Actress for “Judy,” “American Factory” winning the Best Documentary...

Remembering Toni Morrison: A literary force of nature

Remembering Toni Morrison: A literary force of nature

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

February 27, 2020

“Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.” – Toni Morrison, from her 1993 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture On Feb. 18, the University celebrated what would have been Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday in its continuation of the Morrison Meditation...

Financing the adventure of a lifetime: study abroad

Financing the adventure of a lifetime: study abroad

Sara Wilkerson, Special Features Co-Editor

February 27, 2020

Studying abroad is an irreplaceable, once in a lifetime experience that can be deemed as a priceless adventure. And yet for many, there is indeed a “price” to study abroad — and that is the literal cost of what it takes to study in a foreign country. While some students may be able to finance...

E-Week: Celebrating engineering

E-Week: Celebrating engineering

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

February 21, 2020

“E-What?” National Engineers Week — popularly known as “E-Week” — is a week dedicated to celebrating the milestones and achievements of the engineering industry. Across the country, engineering and educational societies, as well as colleges and universities, have been celebrating E-Week...

STEM majors: go abroad, it’s possible

STEM majors: go abroad, it’s possible

Isa Bjorkeson, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

The majors with the most students participating in global experiences have an international component to their coursework. According to Sammi DiBacco’s blog post, “5 Reasons Why Engineering Students Should Study Abroad,” these majors with international connections include “language, literature,...

‘Speaking Up’ about sex: a week of positivity

‘Speaking Up’ about sex: a week of positivity

Nicole Yeager, News Editor

February 14, 2020

Who is Speak(ing) UP? This year, the University recognized the third annual Sex Week on campus. Each year, Speak UP dedicates the week around Valentine’s Day to promoting sex positivity through various events and programs on campus. Since it was founded in 2012 by student volunteers, the group ...

Positive change through Posse

Positive change through Posse

Sarah Baldwin and Libby Darrell

February 14, 2020

Students across the nation often feel powerless among pressing issues that they face not only at their respective institutions but also as citizens of America. For those students wishing to engage in discussion about difficult or stigmatized topics, the act of finding a proper forum to do so can be a...

Super Bowl Sunday: It’s Comeback Season

Lily Baker, Contributing Special Features Writer

February 7, 2020

Whether an athlete at the University or not, students of all kinds are aware of one of the most-watched events on television: the Super Bowl. On Feb. 2, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl LIV. The game took place in Miami, Fla. at the Hard Rock Stadium. This year’s...

Spread the Word: Literary Opportunities

Spread the Word: Literary Opportunities

Libby Darrell, Special Features Co-Editor

February 7, 2020

Any University students who have taken a course with Assistant Professor of English Joe Scapellato would know about the concept of literary citizenship. As several courses in the English department explain, the concept refers to one’s engagement in the community in which they wish to be included. In...

Kobe Bryant: A legend’s lasting legacy

Kobe Bryant: A legend’s lasting legacy

Sara Wilkerson, Special Features Co-Editor

January 30, 2020

“And we both know, no matter what I do next I’ll always be that kid With the rolled up socks Garbage can in the corner :05 seconds on the clock Ball in my hands. 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1”                   -From Kobe Bryant’s “Dear Basketball”  The immortal words ...

Makin’ my way downtown

Makin’ my way downtown

Libby Darrell, Special Features Co-Editor

January 30, 2020

While Bucknell's campus is located in rural Central Pennsylvania, students have plenty of options in terms of off-campus activities. A few blocks away, residing on Market Street, is a wide array of local restaurants and clothing boutiques, which are easily accessible by foot or the University’s shuttle. Located...

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