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Weis Center hosts Imago Theatre’s “Frogz”

Elizabeth Lagerback, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2019


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The Weis Center for the Performing Arts hosted two performances of the play “Frogz” on Feb. 5 and 6. The play was put on by the Imago Theatre and is the theatre’s most famous production. “Frogz” first ran in 1979 and has since been on Broadway twice, as well as on tour all around North America,...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 7, 2019


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National:   Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) is under fire after a racist photograph of him surfaced on Feb. 1. The photo, from his 1984 medical school yearbook, depicts a man dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member and another man in blackface, one of them allegedly being Northam. While Northam...

Trump’s Twitter analyzed in BIPP survey

Madison Weaver, Senior Writer

January 31, 2019


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The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) recently conducted a nationally representative poll to find out how U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter impacts their view of his presidency. Approximately 57 percent of respondents believe the way Trump uses the social media site makes...

“Yoga for Mental Wellness” starts up in the new semester

“Yoga for Mental Wellness” starts up in the new semester

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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Dr. Isaac Brandt, a staff psychologist at the University’s Counseling & Student Development Center, was no stranger to yoga before his idea to initiate the “Yoga for Mental Wellness” classes. Brandt, who has been a yoga practitioner for eight years, said, “I took up regular and consistent...

‘Exploring Sights, Sounds from the Border’: A multi-sensory exhibit in Samek Gallery

Sara Haber, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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Mexican-American artist and composer Guillermo Galindo and American photographer Richard Misrach collaborated on the “Border Cantos | Sonic Border” exhibit, which is currently showcased in the University's Samek Art Museum. In a multi-sensory experience, Galindo and Misrach investigate life...

President Bravman’s draft of Engaged Bucknell: A Civic Action Plan for the University

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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University President John Bravman signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement in October 2017. The statement exemplified a public commitment to developing a plan for informed citizenship and forward-thinking skills to help students solve societal problems. Over the past year, a team of...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

January 31, 2019


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National: Fourteen-year-old Grant Thompson discovered a bug in Apple’s new “Group FaceTime” feature. Thompson attempted to FaceTime with his friend, but his friend did not pick up. Then, Thompson added another friend to the call, causing the first friend’s phone to answer without him knowing....

David DeBoor Canfield’s Chamber Music celebrated at University performance

Avery Blasko, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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Composer David DeBoor Canfield attended a recital of his pieces in the Sigfried Weis Music Building on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The recital featured six pieces composed by Canfield, which were performed by University music faculty and local performers.   Canfield has composed for vocal and instrumental...

Griot Institute hosts West African drumming lessons

Elizabeth Lagerback, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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Drumming instructor Hope Kopf taught a class on the art of West African Drumming on Jan. 29 in Hildreth-Mirza Hall. Ten people, ranging in ages and backgrounds, including children, local adults, and students, attended the class.   Kopf began drumming after her retirement. At a party, some...

Professor Christian discusses the promise of safety and citizenship through service

Matilda Melkonian, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2019


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“The positioning of the soldier as a figure of unquestioned respectability relies on the parallel positioning of an undeserving subject,” Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Jenna Christian concluded after her talk on Jan. 29 titled “Fighting for Citizenship: White...

Patrisia Macías-Rojas speaks on immigration and the American “justice” system

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2019


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Professor Patrisia Macías-Rojas has uniquely experienced the U.S.-Mexico border not only as a field researcher and esteemed academic but also as a Mexican-American woman apprehended on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant herself. Macías-Rojas addressed students and faculty of the University at...

Digging deep: Students and professors study Alaskan volcanoes

Madison Weaver, Senior Writer

January 24, 2019


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“Many fundamental questions have remained elusive due to the lack of data, probably due to their remote, rugged location. Why are they so much larger than other volcanoes?  When did they start to erupt?” Professor of Geology Jeff Trop, along with students Ben Bliss ’19 and Brian Moretti ’1...

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