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The Women’s March: A polarizing protest

The Women’s March: A polarizing protest

Amarachi Ekekwe and Kiera McGee

February 2, 2017


Filed under Features, OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Too tired to be angry By Amarachi Ekekwe There have been very few times in my life where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and most of these times have occurred at the University during my nearly three years here. Whether it was after the WVBU radio incident my first year or sitting in a class ...

Picking up the pieces from Charleston: How contemporary racism and lax gun laws contribute to needless violence

Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-chief

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features

It seems impossible that the hate of one person could impact so many in one fell swoop, yet that’s exactly what happened when 21-year-old Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people during a Bible study in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. in June 2015. Of the nine churchgoers...

Seeds of change: Beloved Community Dinner celebrates advocacy on campus

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features

This month’s Beloved Community Dinner, titled “A Movement Like Kaepernick: How One Individual Can Spark Possibilities for Peace,” co-hosted by the Black Student Union and student-athletes, created provocative and thoughtful conversation about the steps one can take to promote peace in the community....

Working towards a hopeful future: Peace and equality

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features

The University honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day by promoting peace and equality through various empowering guest speakers and campus events in a weeklong celebration from Jan. 16–22. The week was dedicated to the remembrance of peace, courage, bravery, equality, and love. On Jan. 19, the University...

Dr. Joseph Sebarenzi: The importance of forgiveness in troubled times

Maddie Liotta, Senior Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Features

Rwandan government official Dr. Joseph Sebarenzi gave a lecture on Jan. 18 concerning his personal experience with the 1994 Rwandan genocide as a part of the University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Years before the genocide occurred, Belgium took over Rwanda and split apart the two main religious...

Editors You May Know Fall 2016

Editors You May Know Fall 2016

December 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

Executive Board (Barbara Bell ’18, Morgan Gisholt Minard ’17, Ellen O'Donnell ’18). Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief International Relations ’17, Duxbury, Mass. Since joining The Bucknellian during her first semester at the University, Morgan has held several positions on staff, fr...

On pointe: Fall dance shows

On pointe: Fall dance shows

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editors & Managing Editor

December 1, 2016


Filed under Features

Each semester, the Department of Theatre & Dance hosts one dance showcase and one dance concert performed by members of various dance courses, clubs, and companies. This fall, the Fall Dance Showcase, directed by Kelly Knox, took place on Nov. 11 and 12. The Fall Dance Concert, directed by Er-D...

Who is ‘Ray Bucknell?’

Who is ‘Ray Bucknell?’

Natalie Spears, Special Features Editors & Managing Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features

Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps for college students, and the University has taken advantage of this by creating multiple accounts to keep students informed of various campus events, programs, and clubs. To keep pace with the ever-shifting demands of a tech-savvy student body,...

Small school, big ideas: BizPitch 2016

Small school, big ideas: BizPitch 2016

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

BizPitch is an entrepreneurial contest for students created and administered by the University’s Small Business and Development Center (SBDC). The competition provides business-minded students with a remarkable opportunity to challenge themselves by working in a cooperative and cohesive group and...

Shuttle up and drive

Natalie Spears, Features Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Features

While the University’s campus is relatively small compared to many other colleges, the walk from downhill to uphill can be a daunting one, especially at late hours of the night. As the University continues to broaden its acreage and build more on-campus housing uphill, the walks get longer and potentially...

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 ...

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