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Shawn Johnson on ‘sticking it’ in life

Shawn Johnson on ‘sticking it’ in life

Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features

“You are supposed to be different, you are supposed to be unique, you are supposed to be you.” These words resonated over the years and throughout various life stages for Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson, who spoke in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on March 23. Johnson was br...

A spring break of service

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua Where: Nueva Vida, Nicaragua What: Starting in 1999, the University has been sponsoring a free health clinic in the town of Nueva Vida. Twice a year, University students will make the trip to participate in the unique experience of delivering medicine, offering tran...

Heads up for housing changes

Heads up for housing changes

Julianna Treene, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s Office of Housing Services has made major changes to the room selection process for the 2017-2018 academic year. These changes will include a shift from paper lottery cards and an in-person selection window to an online portal and assigned selection times. This change is the result...

For us by us: Black Arts Festival 2017

For us by us: Black Arts Festival 2017

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features

The Black Student Union (BSU) recently hosted its eighth annual Black Arts Festival. The festival began as an exploration and celebration of the different artistic and expressive elements of black culture on campus. A myriad of events were collaborated for students, faculty, and community members to...

Money Savvy Series: It makes cents

Money Savvy Series: It makes cents

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

“The real world” is a phrase that either strikes fear into the hearts of reticent millennials or inspires them to tackle the oncoming challenges head-on. Most have acted as dependents until now, relying on more experienced and generous parents or guardians for many forms of support. But as the years...

All eyes on the prize: Patriot League basketball playoffs preview

All eyes on the prize: Patriot League basketball playoffs preview

Michael Caruso & Elise Covert, Contributing Writer, & Sports Co-Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Basketball, Features, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Men's One look at the Patriot League stats and standings will tell you just how dominant the Bison men’s basketball team has been this season. The Bison are currently first in the standings with a league record of 13-3 and an overall record of 21-8. This is the 13th time in program history that th...

Day of Action: Local iteration of national campaign focuses on education, science, and solidarity

Day of Action: Local iteration of national campaign focuses on education, science, and solidarity

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features

More than a hundred strike actions took place across the United States on Feb. 17 as part of the Strike4Democracy campaign to “stand up for America’s democratic principles.” Members of the University community and student activist groups organized their own Day of Action in solidarity with the...

Chrysalis takes flight

Chrysalis takes flight

Julianne Treene, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

Since 1999, the annual Chrysalis Ball has brought students, faculty, and staff together for a night of music, dancing, and celebration. Typically held the weekend before finals of the spring semester, Chrysalis is a tradition that marks the successful completion of another academic year. The event featur...

Power to the Posse

Power to the Posse

Allegra Gold, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Features

The concept of a well-rounded liberal arts education flourishes when students of different backgrounds are placed on one campus. This situation is also enhanced when students are given the opportunity to learn and grow not only from what the University has to offer, but also from each other. As a small...

The Campus Theatre’s mission of historic preservation & vision for cultural captivation

The Campus Theatre’s mission of historic preservation & vision for cultural captivation

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

Every member of the Lewisburg community is sure to encounter the historic Campus Theatre at some point, as its iconic neon green lettering and old-school marquee on Market Street make it hard to miss. The theatre’s central location, nestled in the heart of Lewisburg, and old-fashioned Art Deco themed...

Same faces, different places: Bucknell ‘in’ summer programs abound

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features

Bucknell “in” Summer Programs provide students with the ability to complete a course of choice or academic requirement in an abbreviated period of time, usually around three weeks total. The University offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in, across many geographic regions...

Anderson Cooper anchors Weis Center

Anderson Cooper anchors Weis Center

Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Anderson Cooper on American politics, alternative facts, and the language of sorrow “Let me guess the first question: What the f*** is going on?” In a plucky start to the evening, CNN anchor and critically acclaimed journalist Anderson Cooper addressed both moderator Provost Barbara Altmann and the...

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