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Oprah in the Oval

January 10, 2018


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By Amanda Battle, Contributing Writer Oprah Winfrey is one of the most iconic women of our lifetime. She represents everything the American dream hopes to portray: someone who rose up from a low-income background through tireless hard work and achieved success. She is a philanthropist, an actress...

Policy is important, but so is character

Policy is important, but so is character

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


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The wave of sexual assault scandals surrounding prominent men in Hollywood and in Washington has reached a breaking point as Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has found himself engulfed in controversy. Moore has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior towards multiple women under...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Breaking royal conventions

Maddie Boone, Opinions Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


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The news that broke on the morning of November 27 of the engagement of Ms. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry brought excitement to many around the world. Although engagement rumors had been heating up for months, particularly after Markle joined His Royal Highness in Toronto last month for their first joint-appearance...

Letter to Editor: Title IX and the climate for political discourse on Bucknell’s campus

Chris Ellis, Associate Professor of Political Science

November 30, 2017


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Three weeks ago, I invited Dr. K.C. Johnson to come to Bucknell to talk about Title IX’s role in shaping how colleges respond to allegations of sexual assault. This talk came in response to Education Secretary Betsy Devos’s recent rescinding of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter, which proscribed...

Editorial: Sincerely, female journalists

November 30, 2017


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On Nov. 29, Savannah Guthrie announced at the top of the hour on" The Today Show" that her co-anchor, veteran NBC journalist Matt Lauer, had been terminated from his role due to allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” In a company-wide memo sent by NBC News Chairman Andre...

Mugabe’s ousting provides new hope in Zimbabwe, but is it enough?

Sercan Oktay, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


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The Zimbabwean military placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest after a coup-like operation on Nov. 15. While he was initially hesitant about making it clear whether he would stay in power or not, Mugabe, 93, had no choice but to formally resign from the presidency earlier this week. Emmerson...

BIPP: GOP Tax Plan: Budget-Buster?

Zachary Krivine, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


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Having produced no major legislative victories, President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are facing a great deal of pressure to pass their tax overhaul, likely the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986. The merits of the bill have been discussed and debated for months, but the bill seems...

A delayed response: The racialized re-framing of America’s drug problem

A delayed response: The racialized re-framing of America’s drug problem

Adriana DiSilvestro, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


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Following Trump’s speech on Oct.26, in which he declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, there has been an increase in media and political attention surrounding the issue.  On Nov. 14, Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts proposed new legislation that would fund the state’s efforts to fight...

A general outlook on the GOP tax plan

Caroline Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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On Nov. 2, House Republicans proposed a 400-page tax reform plan that included new standards for student-employees in graduate school. The plan would lead to many graduate students falling further into debt, and perhaps dissuade those hoping to attend graduate school due to the new possible expenses. Currently,...

Why I, and other aspiring graduate students, should be afraid of the GOP tax plan

Lynn Korsun, Print Presentation Director

November 16, 2017


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Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of becoming a medical doctor. This aspiration changed over the years until I finally settled on my true passion: psychology. Now, to become a psychologist or do anything remotely successful in the field, it is essential to have a Ph.D. A bachelor’s degree...

Trump’s ‘Make China Great Again’ tour   

Jessica Kaplan, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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The United States and China are both historically complex countries. With China’s new status as the world’s second largest economy, the global power status of the United States is under threat, and so the United States must learn to adjust to China’s continually increasing economic strength....

Phi Gamma Delta kickstarts fundraising effort for cook’s family

Phi Gamma Delta kickstarts fundraising effort for cook’s family

Jack Gelinas, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


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From 2001 to 2012, Chris Walker, a now medically retired combat veteran, was deployed in Iraq and serving in the United States Army. He dedicated over a decade of his life in an effort to defend our country and the values we stand for. Since retiring, Chris has moved into the Lewisburg, Pa. community...

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