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Checking in on the coronavirus

Checking in on the coronavirus

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

Five weeks ago, I wrote an article concerning the novel coronavirus and its outbreak in Wuhan, China. At the time, the death toll was just over 100 people and the number of infected had reached nearly 3,000. The World Health Organization was cautious to declare a national emergency, and the United States...

Letter to the Editor: Food services transgress on University’s responsibilities to students

March 5, 2020

To the Editor: Spandan Marasini's report on "University Dining Services Underfeeds, Underpays” points out two problems, both of which challenge every one of the University’s four strategic commitments as well as the University’s Mission Statement’s declaration that “Bucknell seeks to educate ou...

Voting rights for the incarcerated

Alex Boyer, Opinions Co-Editor

March 5, 2020

The incarcerated deserve the right to vote. In all fifty states, voting rights are either outlawed or severely restricted for incarcerated individuals. Incarcerated populations, who make up over 2 million Americans, are – by the government’s design – disproportionately people of color and people from...

BIPP: Democrats rehash old arguments going into Super Tuesday

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

March 5, 2020

Super Tuesday is arguably the most important day of the primary season. More delegates and states are available than on any other singular day of the campaign. On Tuesday, March 3, 14 states and American Samoa held their primaries. Candidate Joe Biden won 10 of the 14 state primaries, compared to candidate...

Why ‘What Matters to Me and Why’ matters

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

Speaker series at University certainly have a unique range of perceptions ranging from unnoticed, to diligently attended, to controversial with protests and counter-protests. But some talks fly under the radar, and a prime example of a meaningful speaker series that’s grown over this academic year...

‘Sunday Service’ is Kanye’s best performance at Paris Fashion Week

‘Sunday Service’ is Kanye’s best performance at Paris Fashion Week

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

If you’ve followed any of the Kardashians’ or Jenners’ social media accounts since January 2019, you know about Kanye West’s “Sunday Service.” Photos and videos of big crowds that include several singers circling West or other well-known guest singers like Sia and Justin Bieber are common....

Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

If the most recent Democratic presidential debates have taught us anything, it’s that the party might be exhibiting the most internal divisions since the late 1960s. Today, we seem to be witnessing a similar fight for the soul of the Democratic Party – but it’s not exactly clear where that soul l...

Letter to the Editor: Sincerely, BSU, LACOS, SASA, BASA & APASA

February 27, 2020

“Bucknell will foster a campus environment that recognizes the impact of power and privilege while addressing historical and emerging barriers to equity and inclusion.” – The Plan for Bucknell 2025   To the Affiliates, Supporters, Board Members and Governing Body of the Bucknell Progr...

Pay $18.5M and go to jail: Two venerable organizations file for bankruptcy protection

Pay $18.5M and go to jail: Two venerable organizations file for bankruptcy protection

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

Two separate organizations – who had notable influences just a few decades ago – filed for bankruptcy protection within the same week: the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and, locally, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. Ultimately, I believe this filing can be good. Both organizations...

BIPP: Still not sitting at the table or in the Oval Office

Nikki Marrone, BIPP Intern

February 27, 2020

Washington has a big problem with women. Women only received the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920; since then, a woman has still not been elected President of the United States of America. This is not because we have a lack of qualified women in this country – there...

The campaign and candidacy of Michael Bloomberg

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 19, there must have been a number of viewers surprised to see Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the stage at the Nevada Democratic Debate. Despite not being eligible for Nevada’s caucuses, Bloomberg joined several other candidates for the very first time. Following his surge in popularity among voters,...

A violence epidemic: Transphobia in America

Ralph Corbelle, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 4, activist and actor Billy Porter took to the stage and delivered an LGBTQ State of The Union just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump made his own speech to Congress. “Donald J. Trump has painted himself as a friend of the LGBTQ community while revealing his true colors at every malicious...

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