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Booming business: What’s new on Market Street

Booming business: What’s new on Market Street

Allegra Gold and Julie Spierer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Students who opt to leave the “Bucknell Bubble” have probably already explored what the Lewisburg community has to offer. While a large portion of the borough’s popularity is accredited to the University, the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg, and Geisinger Hospital, the lucrative nature of the small...

‘WE DO’ did it!

‘WE DO’ did it!

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s 'WE DO' campaign met a historic and unprecedented goal at the beginning of July. With the help of students, faculty, alumni, and parents, the campaign not only reached but surpassed the University's ambitious goal of securing $500 million in gifts and pledges. Launched in 2012,...

2016-2017 Faculty/Staff of the Year: Mike Duignan

2016-2017 Faculty/Staff of the Year: Mike Duignan

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

April 27, 2017


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“The man behind the curtain” is an apt term to describe the role and character of Director of Campus Activities & Programs Mike Duignan. In the nearly three years he’s been here, Duignan has formed connections with an overwhelming number of students, aided partially by his job title as t...

2016-2017 Athlete of the Year: Claire DeBoer

2016-2017 Athlete of the Year: Claire DeBoer

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

April 27, 2017


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From first grade to NCAA championships, the Bison women’s basketball team’s Claire DeBoer ’17 has come a long way. Her numerous and prestigious Patriot League and NCAA accolades reflect a successful and consistent four years on the team. When the team is in-season, they practice six days per week and lift...

2016-2017 Student of the Year: Ella Tazuana Johnson

2016-2017 Student of the Year: Ella Tazuana Johnson

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

April 27, 2017


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“I grew up in the hood, and my racial identity was something I was aware of from a young age. You could’ve called me a statistic, if you will,” Ella Tazuana Johnson ’17 said. On learning of the extensive list of her campus and community involvements, the casual onlooker can’t help but wonder...

2016-2017 People of the Year

2016-2017 People of the Year

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

April 27, 2017


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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...

Editors You May Know spring 2017

Editors You May Know spring 2017

April 27, 2017


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    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...

Writing an honors thesis

Julianna Treene & Julie Spierer, Contributing Writer & Special Features Editor

April 20, 2017


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Perhaps one of the most prestigious manifestations of academic excellence and academic independence is the writing of an honors thesis. This year, 58 students undertook an original, independent research project with the guidance of a faculty member. The long and arduous research process culminated in...

Community Dinners: An open discussion on diversity and inclusion

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2017


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Community dinners at the University are a monthly opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to convene outside of the classroom and develop meaningful connections through cultural and intellectual conversations. The first community dinner took place in November 2014, and have been a staple at the...

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...

Four days for laughs

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

April 13, 2017


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Laughter is a universal language with the capacity to connect individuals of different origins, identities, and backgrounds. A group of 10 professors led by Convention Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy Sheila Lintott collaborated to create the first ever comedy convention at the University,...

Students Relay for more birthdays

Julianna Treene & Caroline Sullivan, Contributing Writers

April 6, 2017


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Each year, University students gather in Gerhard Fieldhouse to join the fight against cancer through their participation in Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) most successful fundraiser. Relay for Life’s mission is to improve the rates of cancer survival and the quality of life...

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