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The U.S. Federal Reserve System grapples with the inflation dilemma

September 22, 2017


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer The U.S. Federal Reserve System is frustrated with the current inflation rate, which, on average, has been hitting below the target percentage of 2 percent. The Federal Reserve defines inflation as a “general increase in the overall price level of the goods and...

Protesters’ banner rings true, racism is as American as baseball

Protesters’ banner rings true, racism is as American as baseball

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Four fans at a Boston Red Sox game on Sept. 13 draped a banner over Fenway Park’s left field wall that read, “Racism is as American as Baseball.” The incident occurred in the fourth inning of a nationally televised game and security quickly removed the fans who unveiled the banner. Following...

Letter to the editor: Dispelling myths about sexual assault

September 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

We write in response to the 9/14 opinion piece regarding combating biases in the hope to clarify some points about Title IX, the Dear Colleague Letter, and prevention and education on campus. Speak UP strives and hopes for informed change with respect to the Dear Colleague Letter and that the evolution...

Editorial: Sean Spicer and Stephen Colbert walk into an awards show…

September 21, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

To no one’s surprise, the 69th Primetime Emmys were political. “Saturday Night Live” won nine Emmys. Kate McKinnon won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her satiric portrayals on the show, three of them being Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, and Jeff Sessions. Alec Baldw...

Media coverage of Hurricane Irma is too narrow, too distortive

Miyah Powe, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

September saw Hurricane Irma sweep over the southeastern United States as well as many small Caribbean islands. Coverage of the devastating storm reveals not only the the media's tendency to disproportionately structure news narratives around the interests of Americans, but its affinity for sensationalizing...

A freshman’s perspective: From Union NJ to Union PA

Alisha Griffin, Contributing Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Although I left my hometown of Rahway, New Jersey behind, I found that Lewisburg holds many similarities to it. Both towns are located in a Union County. Both have a street named after Saint George (St. George Street here, St. George Avenue back home). Both are located near rivers that feed the...

Letter to the editor: The fight against sexual misconduct from two seniors’ points of view

Katie Sidlowski and Maggie Carlson

September 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

Let’s get one thing straight: sexual assault is an epidemic on college campuses. Bucknell is no exception. Last week’s article, “Combating bias is necessary in fight against sexual misconduct,” failed to recognize the lived experience of sexual assault by students on campus. While this aforementioned ar...

Ending DACA is a mistake

September 20, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration policy that has protected undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors from deportation. Five years after the program’s...

Arie Luyendyk is the new ‘Bachelor’

Arie Luyendyk is the new ‘Bachelor’

Caroline Guthrie, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Arie Luyendyk Jr., a race car driver and runner-up on the 2012 season of “The Bachelorette,” was announced last week as the new bachelor for ABC’s hit series, "The Bachelor." This came as a shock to those who are familiar with the show, as in previous years the contestant was typically chosen...

Ellen DeGeneres continues to inspire in her talk show’s 15th year

Jessica Kaplan, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Ellen DeGeneres’s hit talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” launched its 15th season on Sept. 5, marking a decade and a half since DeGeneres’ bright energy, signature humor, and compassion first graced our televisions. DeGeneres was born and raised in Metairie, La. Growing up, DeGeneres...

Combating bias is necessary in fight against sexual misconduct

Alisha Griffin, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

I do not consider myself a pundit on the inner workings of politics, nor do I consider myself an expert on the way education should be handled, though I do have many strong opinions on the matter. But I knew from the start that Betsy DeVos would be detrimental for students and parents across the nation, reg...

Editorial: Keeping 9/11 in the conversation

September 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

Monday marked the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of 2,976 Americans in New York, N.Y., Shanksville, Pa., and Washington, D.C. In previous years, coverage of the nationally-observed moment of silence, the reading of the names, family members gathering at the 9/11 M...

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