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Editorial: As a tragedy fades from vivid memory, how should the University remember 9/11?

Editorial: As a tragedy fades from vivid memory, how should the University remember 9/11?

September 12, 2019

Eighteen years ago this week, the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks took the lives of nearly 3000 people in New York City, Shanksville, Pa. and Washington, D.C. Keeping with the tradition of years past, Americans vowed once again to “never forget” the tragedies that occurred on that autumn morning. In Lowe...

Analyzing the NFL’s Antonio Brown saga

Caleb Paasche, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

One week into the National Football League’s 100th season, a single storyline is standing out, and not in the best way. The saga of wide receiver Antonio Brown has dominated the NFL and taken so many turns that it’s almost easy to forget what people thought of Brown as recently as last season, when...

Letter to the Editor: Mark Bray on Antifa

Professors William Gruver, Alexander T. Riley, Alfred K. Siewers

September 12, 2019

Dear Editors, The justification of partisan political violence from the Left continues to rise in American higher education, despite continued support from nonpartisan tax breaks and subsidized student loans. We were disappointed that the Humanities Center decided to host a series on “Confronting Fascism” t...

Ed Sheeran’s new songs open up an important discussion

Ed Sheeran’s new songs open up an important discussion

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

Ed Sheeran is relating to fans on a deeper level than ever before. In two of his new songs, the singer-songwriter talks about what it feels like to straddle between two social classes. This discussion is incredibly important as our society becomes more and more integrated. Tension between classes or...

Bill’s on you, Kylie

Bill’s on you, Kylie

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2019

Kylie Jenner, the youngest self-made billionaire in the world, has enough to take care of the dinner bill every once in a while– or so her sisters joke. At only 22 years old, Jenner owns and operates the extremely popular and successful cosmetic brand Kylie Cosmetics, which has quickly become a staple...

BIPP: In Memoriam: Martin Feldstein, 1939-2019

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

September 11, 2019

An infamous quote popularly attributed to Winston Churchill reads, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” This quote encapsulates the life of late Harvard economist Martin Feldstein (1939-2019). From his earliest days as a public figure in the United States,...

Democratic debate field winnowed, but Trump still looms

Democratic debate field winnowed, but Trump still looms

Olivia Spaccasi, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

The Aug. 28 deadline to qualify for the upcoming Democratic debate has come and gone, with just 10 out of the 20 remaining candidates making the cut. While we are still months away from the February Iowa caucuses— and over a year away from the November 2020 election— serious cuts have already been ...

Through the Gates: From the Mat to the Boardroom: Wrestling Lessons for Business Success

Through the Gates: From the Mat to the Boardroom: Wrestling Lessons for Business Success

Bill Graham '62, Trustee Emeritus

September 5, 2019

When I look back at the experiences that have greatly shaped my life and my career, nothing has influenced the person and businessman I have become more than the sport of wrestling. My tenure on the Bison wrestling team at Bucknell University instilled in me a confidence I had never known before, a tenacity...

The old Taylor may not be dead after all

The old Taylor may not be dead after all

Lauren McDermott, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Ride-or-die Swifties, it may be time to put away the snake-shaped necklaces and Reputation tees, and jump back into your light blue pickup truck and cowgirl boots. Heck, it might even be time for teardrops on your guitar — tears of happiness, that is. That’s right, ladies and gents, the girl we all...

An observance to consider

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 26, 2019

A little-known anniversary passed by on April 17. On that day in 1975, Cambodian politician Saloth Sâr – better known by his nom de guerre, Pol Pot – began the Cambodian Genocide, one of the deadliest mass murders of the late 20th century, claiming the lives of between 1.5 and 2 million people.   Naturally,...

Billionaires are too little and too late to Notre Dame

Billionaires are too little and too late to Notre Dame

Jonathan Riker, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

The fire that broke out at Notre Dame on April 15 is, without a doubt, a great tragedy for the citizens of the world as we continually strive to preserve and sanctify the jewels of the past. It caused me great shock and grief to learn of the fire; my empathy goes out to the residents of Paris, citizen...

Editorial: Doing our part for Earth Day

April 25, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 as an homage to our beautiful planet, but it now also serves as a sobering reminder of the damage that humanity has done. Human excess has driven our climate to change more rapidly than at any other point in modern human history. Population growth, energy use, improper...

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