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All democracies deserve proportional representation

All democracies deserve proportional representation

Jax White, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In the United States, there is a plurality electoral system, meaning that elections operate with a winner-take-all methodology. This system has naturally formed a polarization in this country between the members of our two major parties. Many organizations are calling for electoral reform in the Uni...

Letter to the Editor: Withholding support for the University’s Sustainability Plan

Green New Deal Lewisburg

April 24, 2020

Last week, under pressure from Green New Deal Lewisburg (the local hub of the Sunrise Movement) and many others from the University, the University's Office of Campus Sustainability paused the finalization of the campus's Sustainability Plan. The plan, referred to as “Sustainability@Bucknell,” is intended to serve as a frame...

Misinformation and fake news: coronavirus creates a whole different level

Misinformation and fake news: coronavirus creates a whole different level

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

April 24, 2020

Cooped up at home, the internet is usually a frequent and easy respite from the events unfolding in the world around us. However, the media that we turn to for that relief during normal times increasingly mongers fear and perpetuates misinformation.  I read and respond to all sorts of comment sections, even agains...

The need for good news

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

In the past few months, the lives of people across the world have been turned upside-down. The unprecedented effects of a global pandemic have uprooted life as we once knew it. Some things that we have had to learn to live without are sports, bars, restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters — th...

The state of the Democratic race

Mickey Arce, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

During these unprecedented times, it can be easy to forget that we are in the middle of an election year. The Democratic primary race for President ended back on April 8, when then-candidate Bernie Sanders did some simple math, accepted his defeat and stepped out of the race. Sanders is a proud Indepe...

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...

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