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Voter turnout for BSG elections nearly doubles

Voter turnout for BSG elections nearly doubles

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Uncategorized

  Results of the 2018 Bucknell Student Government (BSG) Executive Board elections were released to students on Nov. 17 by the current Executive Board President Amanda Battle ’18. The new BSG Executive Board will begin their year-long term in January and will include Chandler Houldin ’20 as...

Two students hospitalized for meningitis over holiday break

Two students hospitalized for meningitis over holiday break

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


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Over Thanksgiving break, students, faculty, and staff received a campus-wide alert from Dean of Students Amy Badal and Director of Student Health Dr. Catherine O’Neil regarding meningitis on campus. Two students were diagnosed with bacterial meningitis over the break, according to the email. O’Neil...

A spotlight on early graduates

Madison Weaver, News Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


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While most students expect to spend eight semesters at the University, some students in the Class of 2018 have planned to graduate a semester early, officially becoming alumni in January. According to Associate Dean Rich Robbins, students need to plan as early as possible to complete their requirements...

The art of small talk makes a big impact

Victoria Walker, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 28, University seniors and local alumni congregated in the on-campus Samek Art Museum for an evening cocktail party. About thirty individuals mingled in the gallery, sipping wine and munching on hors d’oeuvres while engaging in discussion about the various art pieces...

Katrina Recovery Team spends holiday break rebuilding homes

Olivia Martini, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


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The University’s Katrina Recovery Team (KRT), consisting of 16 students and 4 staff members, traveled to New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf regions from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25. Janiel Slowly ’19 and Jake Dixon ’18 operated as co-leaders and Nayte Carter ’19 worked as the media coordinator...

Playing with Puberty: Artist Sidney Mullis at the Downtown Samek Gallery  

Playing with Puberty: Artist Sidney Mullis at the Downtown Samek Gallery  

Haley Mullen, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


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As people stroll down Market Street, many stop to stare at the artwork inside the window of the downtown Samek Gallery: a large breast-like sculpture. Capturing the awkwardness and discomfort brought about by puberty, artist Sidney Mullis playfully, and sometimes uncomfortably, explores social conventions...

Food insecurity persists nationally but lacks attention on campus

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

Food insecurity is affecting college-aged students at an alarming rate as tuition prices rise and more low income students and students of diverse backgrounds are enrolling in college. Food insecurity is the phenomenon of not having adequate access to affordable and nutritious food. Currently, the University...

‘Bad and Boujee’ Fall Concert 2017

‘Bad and Boujee’ Fall Concert 2017

Megan Hays, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

With over 3,000 people in attendance, the University Concert Committee declared the 2017 Fall Concert to be a success. “The concert went incredibly! Thanks to Public Safety and Bucknell Facilities, the show went very smoothly. Huge shoutout to Migos, Cheat Codes, and all of the concert-goers fo...

Political science professors analyze Trump presidency 1 year later

Political science professors analyze Trump presidency 1 year later

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


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In light of one full year passing since the election of President Donald Trump, associate political science professors Chris Ellis, Scott Meinke, and David Mitchell held a forum on Nov. 14 to discuss the impacts that Trump’s presidency has had on American politics. The main question that prompted...

Camillo Lazarczyk wins BizPitch 2017

Camillo Lazarczyk wins BizPitch 2017

Madison Weaver, News Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


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Camillo Lazarczyk ’21 walked away from BizPitch 2017 as a first place winner with $3,000 to put towards his business, Shoulder Savior. Lazarczyk and five other groups of finalists presented their startup ideas to a panel of five University alumni. The five judges included Bryan Urioste ’97, Jennifer...

Uptown breaks semester attendance record with 4,000 visitors

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


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On Nov. 10, the third annual Senior Night Register at Uptown united members of the Class of 2018. 233 students attended the event, and contributed to a record-breaking achievement: Uptown has now received 4,000 visitors over the span of the semester, the first time in its 19-year existence. The...

Food and gift drives support Lewisburg families in need

Food and gift drives support Lewisburg families in need

Amy Collins, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


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The Office of Civic Engagement is spreading holiday cheer to Lewisburg-area locals in need through two annual philanthropy events: The Turkey and Trimmings Holiday Baskets and the Giving Tree. The Turkey and Trimmings Holiday Baskets involve students, faculty, and staff filling baskets with...

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