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Humanities Hot Topic: Political activism on campus

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Pull-out quote: “The hot topics do a good job at creating an opportunity for students to meet new people who are willing to talk about important topics, like-minded or not, which is important on a campus like Bucknell because sometimes we lack in political discussions.” - Matilda Melkonian ’22   The...

Sean Kingston to perform at 2019 Chrysalis Ball

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Hip-hop icon Sean Kingston will take the stage for the University’s 2019 Chrysalis Ball on April 26. Since 1999, the Chrysalis Ball has been an annual formal event in which the campus and the community come together for a night of celebration. While last year’s Chrysalis Ball took place in the Gerhard...

Therapy dogs visit Bertrand Library

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Therapy dogs visited Bertrand Library on Feb. 11 as a way for students to relieve their stress and be reminded of their adored animals that they have at home. The therapy dogs program is sponsored by the University’s Counseling & Student Development Center, which holds several events to aid student...

Miko Peled gives controversial lecture at University

Jessica Kaplan, Print Managing Co-Editor

February 14, 2019


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Israeli author and Palestinian rights activist Miko Peled spoke to the University on Feb. 7 at the invitation of Professor of English Michael Drexler. The lecture was supported by the University Lectureship Committee and co-sponsored by six academic departments: Africana Studies, Arabic Studies, English,...

Faculty feature with Professor Ilona Moore

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Assistant Professor of International Relations Ilona Moore gave a presentation about her ongoing research of food scarcity in India on Feb. 13. These faculty-feature events are organized by the University’s Center for Social Science Research. They provide professors with the opportunity to share...

Bucknell Institute of Public Policy finds Trump down in the polls

Matilda Melkonian, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Between Nov. 10 and 14, the University’s Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) conducted a poll which examined U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval rating among young Republicans. The results were released to the University community on Jan. 29.   The numbers demonstrated that among Republicans...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, New Editor

February 14, 2019


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National:   The notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, better known as El Chapo, was convicted by a U.S. jury on Feb. 12 on 10 criminal counts. El Chapo led the Sinaloa Cartel, which controls about half of Mexico’s drug trade. The cartel brings in profits of around $3 billion each y...

Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Lewisburg: 100 people jump into Susquehanna River

Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Lewisburg: 100 people jump into Susquehanna River

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


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University students, staff, and community members gathered at the Susquehanna River to participate in the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge hosted by the Lewisburg River Town Team on Feb. 2. Despite the lingering freezing weather from the polar vortex, about 100 enthusiastic people prepared themselves to take a...

Elizabeth Burke discusses the lack of privacy in offshoring medical records

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


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Having previously worked as an outpatient and diagnosis-related group (DRG) medical coder, auditor, appeals author, and coding educator, Elizabeth Burke is no stranger to Health Information Management. Burke worked in a medical corporation for six months, and during that time, she saw firsthand how...

Madeleine Albright, first female U.S. Secretary of State, to speak at 169th commencement ceremony

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 7, 2019


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University President John Bravman announced on Feb. 1 that former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will serve as the speaker for the University’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. In his email, he thanked and congratulated “the officers of the Class of 2019 for identifying an outstanding keynote...

The neuroscience of addiction

Matilda Melkonian, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


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By the time Professor of Psychology Judith Grisel turned 23, she had been kicked out of three schools and found herself homeless. Today, after years of research on the neuroscience of addiction, she is two weeks away from publishing her first book.   “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and...

Update on resident halls’ burst pipes

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


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In the last three weeks, as students have returned to campus for the spring semester, a few residential buildings have been affected by pipes bursting in both hallways and student rooms. Pipes in buildings are prone to burst during the winter as the extreme cold causes pressure to increase inside the...

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