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Report reveals need to view vaccination as moral obligation

Report reveals need to view vaccination as moral obligation

Alex Boyer, Senior Writer

October 10, 2019

A new Wall Street Journal last week article found that thousands of elementary schools, both public and private, are failing to immunize children at effective rates. According to the report, “For states with overall immunization data, 77.8 percent of schools had an immunization rate of 90 percent or...

It’s time to say goodbye to the Electoral College

Annie Maley, BIPP Intern

October 10, 2019

The Electoral College is one of the most crucial components of the American political system; yet, it is shockingly one of the least democratic. To give a short description of a fairly complicated process, the Electoral College elects U.S. presidents through a system of electors. Each state has a different...

Eugene Scalia’s confirmation as Labor Secretary

Eugene Scalia’s confirmation as Labor Secretary

Raleigh Singer, Contributing Writing

October 10, 2019

Eugene Scalia, son of the famed late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was confirmed by the Senate as the United States’ new Secretary of Labor on Sept. 26. The decision to bring Scalia into the role of Labor Secretary, even following the previous scandal-ridden Secretary, has been widely criticized. As...

We don’t kill white women

Liz Whitmer, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

Picture this: a black man walks into his apartment building after a long day of work. He is so tired that he is somehow unaware he is not only on the wrong floor of his building, but he is opening the door to the wrong apartment. He walks into what he believes to be his home, and he sees a white woman,...

HIV epidemic in the Philippines at the hands of . . . dating apps?

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

Have you ever had a cumbersome first encounter with a stranger? Maybe you stuttered over your words, accidentally insulted them or maybe you even went to shake their right hand with your left. Though embarrassing, accidents happen and, for many, dating apps have become a saving grace. You have time...

MGM and the responsibility of safety

Trevor Gulock, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

Two years after America’s deadliest mass shooting to date — The Las Vegas Massacre — victims have been promised compensation after MGM Resorts International committed up to $800 million in reconciliation to those who suffered devastating losses. Families have since gathered in relief in the Las...

Hey Chuck, what does free speech mean, anyway?

Hey Chuck, what does free speech mean, anyway?

Alex Boyer, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

Free speech on college campuses has until recently meant marginalization. What is it that modern “free speech” activists want? Last week, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal decrying the increasing popularity of practices that “indulge students who, when fac...

Democrats get the investigation they want, but it won’t be easy

Olivia Spaccasi, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump. After resisting significant pressure to begin impeachment proceedings against the President for months, Pelosi finally caved when a whistleblower report came out alleging...

Through the Gates: Applying science education to solve critical problems

Through the Gates: Applying science education to solve critical problems

Lori Lehman ’79

October 4, 2019

I just returned from spending two great days at Bucknell. I was participating with other alumni in an Industry Spotlight on Healthcare and Related Industries on Sept. 17 and 18. The Center for Career Advancement (CCA) could not have picked more perfect weather! The two days at Bucknell provided the...

Warren and Sanders are not the same

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

October 4, 2019

If the average reader were to look at one of the fawning pieces on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s recent “surge” against former Vice President Joe Biden, they may apprehend the two politicians as the contending frontrunners of the Democratic primary. With headlines like “Is Warren Becoming...

BIPP: Impeachment: a polarizing process

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

October 4, 2019

A recent poll conducted by YouGov shows that a majority of Americans approve of the recent impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump. But when taken into account political persuasion, it is clear that the nation is still divided. Democrats overwhelmingly approve of the inquiry, while about...

The Econ-versation: Labor Department extends eligibility for overtime pay

The Econ-versation: Labor Department extends eligibility for overtime pay

Silvia Buonocore, Senior Writer

September 27, 2019

On Sept. 24, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule to extend eligibility for overtime pay for the first time since 2004. To do so, the Labor Department plans to increase the salary threshold; workers earning a salary below the specified salary threshold are eligible for overtime pay. The...

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