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The brain behind No8am

The brain behind No8am

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

November 2, 2017


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The Creator In lieu of course registration, most students are playing schedule-tetris, meticulously selecting classes that fit together to create a manageable schedule for the coming semester. The website no8am.com has aided students for years by providing them with a visualization of class selections;...

Ghost busting: A critical look at paranormal phenomena

Ghost busting: A critical look at paranormal phenomena

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

October 26, 2017


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Ghosts and hauntings are two of the most enigmatic and unfathomable concepts in the world. There’s no way of knowing whether a paranormal experience is real, or where it’s coming from, yet many people have stories of their personal experiences with the otherworldly — some right here on campus....

Planting a seed for civic service in Susquehanna Valley

Planting a seed for civic service in Susquehanna Valley

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 26, 2017


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Civic engagement is a large part of the University’s culture. Many students become involved in organizations that they are passionate about, or volunteer their time at establishments, groups, or local areas in the community. Specifically, students can express their passion and appreciation for the...

A salute to ROTC

A salute to ROTC

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 19, 2017


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Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs nationwide are hosts to some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and diligent leaders. In 1862, the Bucknell Guard was formed and during the Korean War, the University petitioned the Department of Defense to establish an official Army ROTC unit on...

Celebrating full professorship: Conferring the highest academic honor on 14 faculty members

Celebrating full professorship: Conferring the highest academic honor on 14 faculty members

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

October 19, 2017


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As of spring 2017, 14 University faculty members have been promoted to the title of full professor. That compares with 13 in 2016 and 10 in 2015. Moreover, the last decade has welcomed the creation of a number of new faculty positions, which has enabled more associate professors to be promoted to...

Art in bars: The methods of pairing fine art and fine drink

Art in bars: The methods of pairing fine art and fine drink

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

October 5, 2017


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  People don’t often associate beer with art, but for the local and University communities, this pairing provides an appreciative and social outlet for fine art and fine beer. The Art in Bars series hosted by Samek Art Museum has held events in the past few years for individuals to sample...

LGBTQ Support List

LGBTQ Support List

October 5, 2017


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The following individuals have agreed to publicly state their support of the LGBTQ community by being included in the 17th annual list of Faculty and Staff and the 11th list of University students. The individuals have promised to accept and support members of our community who may identify as lesbian,...

From court to coach: Jay Wright ’83 returns to campus

From court to coach: Jay Wright ’83 returns to campus

Lauren Whelan, Sports Co-Editor

September 28, 2017


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As Villanova basketball coaching legend Jay Wright ’83 sat at the front of Trout Auditorium on Sept. 21, he reflected on his 2016 National Championship title. “I told my team in the locker room—this is bigger than us. This win is all about the people who came before us—those are the p...

The gang’s all here: Family Weekend edition

The gang’s all here: Family Weekend edition

Natalie Spears and Julie Spierer

September 28, 2017


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This year’s Family Weekend saw student organizations successfully entertain both students and families alike. Between Sept. 22 and Sept. 24, events were held that showcased Bucknellian talent. Some of the student performances included Christy’s A Cappella Concert, the ’Nell Party stand-up come...

The scoop on Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s

The scoop on Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s

Elizabeth Worthington and Natalie Spears

September 21, 2017


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Everybody recognizes the pints of homemade ice cream with unique flavors and chunks and swirls of cookies and candies, but not everyone recognizes the faces of the two men behind the name, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. After opening up their first scoop shop in 1978, the pair have enjoyed enormous...

Tuning into “The Voice of Bucknell”

Tuning into “The Voice of Bucknell”

Julie Spierer and Michael Mufson

September 21, 2017


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With the rise of music streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, radio ratings have been falling across the country. College radio stations have been especially hurt by these streaming services, particularly since a majority of their users are of a youthful demographic. Successfully broadcasting...

Learning through the Grapevine

Learning through the Grapevine

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

September 14, 2017


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UNIV 130: 'From Wine to Vine: An Introduction to Viticulture and Oenology' is one of the University’s newest and most attractive academic additions. History Formerly a member of the University’s Campus Life Board, Professor of Theatre Gary Grant discovered a potential solution to minimize students'...

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