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An upset for the ages

An upset for the ages

Natalie Spears & Barbara Bell, Special Features Editors & Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Features

In one of the biggest election upsets in modern American history, Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. While the presidential race was closer than most pollsters and pundits could predict, the Electoral College map quickly became damning evidence for an unprecedented Trump victory...

More constitutional rights, less violent fights

More constitutional rights, less violent fights

Julie Spierer, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Violent assault, cruel punishments, unyielding chains, tight shackles, and tender wounds are all characteristics of the Special Management Unit (SMU) at the United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, less than a ten minute drive from the University’s campus. The restraints, the guards, and the conditions ...

Voter’s guide to Union County

Voter’s guide to Union County

Bucknell Institute for Public Policy interns

November 3, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

It’s Nov. 8 and the prospect of voting looks daunting. The Bucknellian and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy have compiled a guide to the most contested and influencial races down the ballot as a Union County voter, and what to do on Election Day. VOTER ID If this is your first time voting in a ...

Cyber security threats: Just a click away

Cyber security threats: Just a click away

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editors

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

In the modern world, we back up every piece of personal information onto our phones and computers. Every daily function we perform can now be done on an electronic device, which is convenient but dangerous from a security perspective. With apps like Venmo and Apple Pay, so much of our financial information...

Bison sports mid-semester recap

Bison sports mid-semester recap

Becky Chambers, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Features

Men’s cross country Cross country is going to the Patriot League Championships Oct. 29. Leading the stampede of running Bison are Luke Giugliano ’17, Drew Dorflinger ’20, Will Bordash ’18, Ross Pirnie ’17, and Jacob Stupak ’20. The Bison are ranked 10th in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Foot...

A month of ‘No More’

A month of ‘No More’

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

Combating sexual assault Over the years, sexual assault has become one of the most prevalent forms of crime on college campuses. The combination of the drinking and hook-up culture unfortunately has made college campuses a breeding ground for cases of sexual assault. Sexual assault deeply violates...

All aboard the Rail Trail

All aboard the Rail Trail

Julie Spierer, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Features

A beautiful fall afternoon in central Pennsylvania demands the attention of bikers, runners, and walkers alike on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail. The trail lies adjacent to the University's campus, directly behind Giant Supermarket, and stretches nine miles between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg. The trail i...

African American Art: Activism and Aesthetics Conference

African American Art: Activism and Aesthetics Conference

Maddie Liotta, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 the Griot Institute for Africana Studies hosted the African American Art: Activism and Aesthetics Conference. The conference aimed to spark conversations between scholars and artists about the relationships between African American activism and contemporary art. Each day of t...

Comedy Club Craze

Comedy Club Craze

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

Most students cringe at the thought of getting on stage in front of their peers and trying to make them laugh. It’s a difficult feat to stand in front of a large audience of expectant students and throw out one-liners with the right tone and timing, or perform improv in front of a group of judgmental...

Fact or faction: Number four party school

Fact or faction: Number four party school

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The drinking culture among adolescents and young adults, particularly on college campuses, has taken on almost an entirely new meaning within the last few generations. Binge drinking has become the new norm, and the implications are becoming more and more serious in terms of what college students refe...

Straying from the herd: An alternative Family Weekend

Straying from the herd: An alternative Family Weekend

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Students often stress over what do with their families during the University-sponsored Family Weekend. Many families plan their weekends around the various events that the University puts on—the president’s address, the tailgate, or the tent party, to name a few. While these events provide useful...

The Bucknellian’s 120th Anniversary

The Bucknellian’s 120th Anniversary

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

From 1896-2016 The Bucknellian published its first issue in 1896, just 50 years after the University was founded. The newspaper was one of the first student-run organizations on campus, and since its first issue, the staff has tried to provide readers with interesting and informative news. Its section...

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