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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...

Cafsgiving brings students together 

Sarah Haber, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The University’s annual Cafsgiving dinner was held on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in the Bostwick Marketplace. Cafsgiving is an early Thanksgiving dinner for students before the week-long break. The highly anticipated event brings in students of all class years, making it difficult to get a table. Many students...

OCE collects Turkey and Trimmings Food Baskets

Nicole Yeager, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Each year, the University hosts a program through the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) to collect food for local families around the Thanksgiving season. The OCE’s mission is to help students explore the world outside the classroom by providing community service and service-learning opportunities....

Breaking the Bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Domestic: A white supremacist manifesto was sent to students at Syracuse University after a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents. Students are protesting the administration’s inability to address the issues and lack of protection for students of color. They have taken to social media with t...

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