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I’ll miss Kamala Harris

I’ll miss Kamala Harris

Nick DeMarchis, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

This past Tuesday produced shockwaves through the Democratic community as California Senator Kamala Harris, once seen as the DNC’s star candidate for U.S. President, suspended her campaign. The earnest-seeming four-minute video posted to her Twitter profile tells the story of how financial resources...

It’s time to burst the bubble: Real issues on campus

It’s time to burst the bubble: Real issues on campus

Alexander Boyer, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The University’s bubble: we all laugh, knowing that when we come to campus, it’s as if time stops and everything beyond these manicured lawns ceases to be — and all the things that really happen while we’re learning about thermodynamics and the Coase Theorem disappear from average existence. We all ...

Diversity is not a delusion, but colleges have it all wrong: Let’s talk about the (D)-word 

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

December 5, 2019

Conversations about diversity require knowledge about not only your identity, but the ways in which your identity influences other identities. It is hard to have a conversation about diversity when we leave out the main arguments which we oppose, in hopes of not “triggering” others. Heather Mac Donald’s ...

Bolsonaro’s blame game

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

The Amazon fires began earlier in 2019, many of which were started by farmers with the intent of clearing land for use in the next farming season — at least, according to reporting by CNN. This practice is not new, however, and certainly has never reached the level of devastation now observable in...

Netanyahu indictment shows promise, but larger issues linger

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

December 5, 2019

A few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on a diverse set of white-collar charges, among them bribery and fraud, the culmination of allegations including, according to the New York Times, “giving or offering lucrative official favors to several media tycoons in exchange...

Last week’s protest was a good thing, even if you disagree with it

Last week’s protest was a good thing, even if you disagree with it

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

The recent political climate on campus is tense to say the least. In the past week, Heather Mac Donald came to speak about her concerns with the current state of free speech, among other topics. Her talk was greeted with applause by the crowd inside Bucknell Hall on Nov. 14, yet outside the event, a...

Institutional silence

John Davidian, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

For what, and for whom, does University President John Bravman email the campus community? What role does a university president play in managing the disconnects that arise between written institutional values and daily campus happenings? The University’s mission statement reads, in part, that...

BIPP: Analyzing survey results on the opioid epidemic

Julia Pacifico, BIPP Intern

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is undoubtedly a humanitarian crisis. Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased almost six times since 1999. The misuse of opioids continues to grow. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdo...

What are you doing, Deval Patrick?

Liz Whitmer, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Another week, another Democrat. Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has recently entered the presidential race, only three months before the Iowa caucus, and his effectiveness is being widely debated. Patrick is now one of 17 Democrats in the race for 2020; however, he did not qualif...

Why I was not interested in hearing Mac Donald

Megan Mei Pomeroy, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

After reading Heather Mac Donald’s statements in an article published on The College Fix, I am appalled by the University’s willingness to bring her to campus. In this article, Mac Donald is quoted saying, “I am skeptical of the reality of this psychological or physical trauma” in criticizing...

The Bolivia situation is not what you think

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

November 22, 2019

The Nov. 10 removal of Bolivian President Evo Morales was nothing less than a coup d’état. As scholars and as Americans, it should not be as difficult as it apparently is for us to establish this as a material fact. The facts are simple; the duly elected president was forced to resign, and flee the ...

The fall of the Berlin Wall: thirty years later

The fall of the Berlin Wall: thirty years later

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, 1989, change came. The day symbolized freedom from the barriers of the Berlin Wall for East and West Germans. It meant reunification of Germans as a whole, but also for family and friends who had not seen each other since the Wall went up in August of 1961. The day brought hope — for the...

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