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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


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

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


Filed under OPINIONS

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


Filed under OPINIONS

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


Filed under OPINIONS

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...

Editorial: Amateur hour

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS

Inconsistency, disloyalty, lack of honesty, disinterest, unpredictability. These were a few of the attributes that associate professors of political science Chris Ellis and Scott Meinke and professor of international relations David Mitchell used to describe the Trump era during the Bucknell Institute for...

BIPP: Trump and Xi set two different tones at Pacific Rim Summit

Yiwei Wang, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam to Pacific Rim leaders on Nov. 10, in which he said that the United States will no longer be taken advantage of. More specifically, Trump expressed his concern about the trade imbalances between the...

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’: Changing lives, changing television

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’: Changing lives, changing television

Megan Lafond, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

The picture of what a typical American family looks like has changed drastically in the last decade, with the current generation being far more comfortable with these changes and with what is considered the “norm.” As a result, television shows are expanding their horizons on what they want...

Anti-Trump sentiment comes to fruition in local election victories

Maddie Boone, Opinions Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

Nov. 7 marked a number of major wins for the Democratic Party in the first major election since President Donald Trump took office. In Virginia and New Jersey, Democratic candidates Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam and Philip D. Murphy won elections for governor of their respective states. Northam’s...

A response to KC Johnson’s lecture

Caroline Fassett, Print Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS

KC Johnson, professor of history at Brooklyn College and a Fulbright scholar, delivered a lecture hosted by the Bucknell Institute of Public Policy and the departments of education and political science entitled “Title IX, Sexual Assault, and Due Process on College Campuses” on Nov. 6. In the...

BIPP: The Lewisburg Penitentiary: A world away

Madison Simon, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

There’s something magical about watching those campus sunsets descend over the Malesardi Quad. The sun sets on our picturesque little campus, and out in the darkness we see little lights on the horizon: the Lewisburg Penitentiary. The prison is only five miles away from campus, yet the lives within...

Editorial: Not just transparency, but candor

November 9, 2017


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On Nov. 5, President Bravman and Bucknell Student Government (BSG) President Amanda Battle co-sponsored an event called “A Night with the Presidents,” an open conversation with the student body about the University and current campus climate. An overall theme of the event was transparency, in whic...

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