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Q&A with the new BSG Executive Board

Q&A with the new BSG Executive Board

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

December 5, 2019

Bucknell Student Government (BSG) recently elected the 2020 executive board. Wilder Brice ’22 will serve as the Executive President, Molly O’Neill ’22 will serve as the Vice President of Operations and Miranda Williams ’22 will serve as the Vice President of Administration. Before the BSG board officiall...

CAP Center Core initiative to replace ACE

CAP Center Core initiative to replace ACE

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

December 5, 2019

The Office of Campus Activities & Programs (CAP Center) is inviting all University students to apply to be a founding member of the CAP Center Core, a program that furthers leadership development and community involvement through event planning. CAP Center Core will replace Activities & Campus...

Green New Deal Lewisburg to hold second climate strike of semester

Will Metzler, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

Students, faculty, staff and members of the Lewisburg community have planned to come together for the second climate strike of the semester as part of a coordinated Global Week of Climate Action. The first climate strike on campus garnered the attendance of approximately 600 individuals. Green New...

Empowerment Week: Raising awareness for mental health on campus

Sarah Haber, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The inaugural Empowerment Week was held on campus from Dec. 2-5 to raise awareness for mental health. Several events, including a concert at Bull Run Tap House, rock climbing at the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center, as well as a kickboxing class, were focused on introducing differen...

New psychology research reveals the most effective pick up lines

Helen Lauterbach, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

New research published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences” by University Professor of Psychology T. Joel Wade explores the effectiveness of pick-up lines by women and how that is influenced by women’s attractiveness. Sarah Coughlin and Maryanne L. Fisher, both from the Department...

The Econ-versation: Special Feature – Understanding the Federal Reserve

The Econ-versation: Special Feature – Understanding the Federal Reserve

Silvia Buonocore, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

Depending on the state of the economy, the Federal Reserve (Fed), the central bank of the United States, indirectly influences the target interest rate it establishes through increasing or decreasing the money supply. The Fed’s primary goal is usually to preserve a stable macroeconomic environment. To d...

Breaking the bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

December 5, 2019

Domestic:  Google’s co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have stepped down from their respective positions as CEO and president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Page and Brin have said that the structural change is intended to “simplify our management structure.” Google CEO Sundar...

Heather Mac Donald delivers lecture on ‘The Diversity Delusion’

Heather Mac Donald delivers lecture on ‘The Diversity Delusion’

Sarah Baldwin, Print Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

On Thursday, Nov. 14, conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald spoke at the University’s Bucknell Hall at the invitation of the Bucknell Program for American Leadership (BPALC). The organization sponsored Mac Donald’s visit as part of their series, “Campus Policies and the Liberal...

Speak UP organizes panel event as an alternative option to Mac Donald lecture

Speak UP organizes panel event as an alternative option to Mac Donald lecture

Helen Lauterbach, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 14 from 7-8 p.m. Speak UP held the event “Scholars Speak Up: Discussing Social/Cultural Topics, Myths, and Misconceptions of Today” at Larison Dining Hall. Six panelists presented on “cultural myths and misconceptions surrounding social and cultural issues of today,” such as rape culture,...

Students rally against Heather Mac Donald

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 14, more than 45 University students protested against Heather Mac Donald, a conservative political commentator who spoke against institutional efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. A picket line protest was staged by the Bucknell University Democratic Socialists of America, a new club...

University announces Commencement Speaker for Class of 2020

Sam Rosenblatt, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, students learned that Carolyn Speer Miles ’83, P ’14, will give the keynote address at the Class of 2020’s Commencement ceremony. Miles currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Save the Children, a nonprofit that works to improve children’s lives a...

BDC performs 2019 Fall Showcase

Ellie Lowe, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 15 and 16, The Bucknell Dance Company (BDC) put on their annual fall showcase at the Harvey M. Powers Theatre. The showcase consisted of 20 different performances that featured a variety of theatre and dance classes as well as the Bisonettes Dance Team, the Irish Dance Club and the Bison Girls...

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