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Cheater, cheater, trash can beater: the Astros and the integrity of baseball

Cheater, cheater, trash can beater: the Astros and the integrity of baseball

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

As players and coaches reported to spring training this past week for the 2020 season, all focus was retrospectively on the 2017 World Series. The allegation that the 2017 champions, the Houston Astros, were cheating during the playoffs was not brought to light until November 2019. An investigation by...

BIPP: What should the U.S. do in the Middle East?

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2020

In ascertaining next steps for foreign policy in the Middle East, one must first consider why we were there in the first place. Post- World War II American foreign policy objectives can be divided into roughly five key concerns: (1) counteracting Soviet influence in the region, (2) pursuing economic inter...

It’s been 10,000 hours since Justin Bieber’s last album

It’s been 10,000 hours since Justin Bieber’s last album

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Justin Bieber is one of the most popular artists of our generation. He came from humble beginnings, singing on Canadian sidewalks and uploading musical covers to YouTube. Bieber was just a normal kid with an undeniable passion for music. The world could not dismiss his talent, leading to his quick rise...

Letter to the Editor

February 21, 2020

How is it that The Bucknellian has so much time and energy to dedicate to the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC) when we bring speakers to campus who are situated on the political right, but then it is utterly silent when we bring speakers on the other side of the ideolo...

Victor Davis Hanson and BPALC’s bad-faith grift

Victor Davis Hanson and BPALC’s bad-faith grift

John Davidian, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Next month, Victor Davis Hanson, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover institution, will visit Bucknell. The Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC) invited him to give two talks during his March 24th visit, one based on his recent book, “The Case for Trump,” and the other called...

Is wellness all it’s cracked up to be?

Is wellness all it’s cracked up to be?

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

I had the full intention of writing this article as an inside look into the wellness and lifestyle industry, but my research led me elsewhere. I realized that I had been fed very conflicting views of these industries. Advertising has made me believe that wellness products such as rare oils or expensive...

Editorial: The establishment’s refusal to evaluate Sanders fairly

February 14, 2020

This year’s Democratic primary will be one of the most consequential in years — perhaps decades — and will likely decide the future of the Democratic Party. The chief schism within the party is between the moderates (represented by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Vice President Joe Biden and So...

Letter to the Editor: Petition to divest and reinvest the University’s endowment 

February 14, 2020

We are pleased the University has formed the Socially Responsible Investing Working Group, a necessary step to align the endowment with our mission. We recognize the positive steps forward toward transparency and reinvestment with the endowment in the draft Sustainability Plan. Yet, the Sustainabilit...

Trump doesn’t lead in faith

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

February 14, 2020

The news is the first thing that I look at in the morning. Sue me. And even after my early morning shower, I felt dirtied by the President’s comments on faith at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. For now, I want to put aside my personal biases against the President to look at his remarks in...

Mitt Romney’s historic impeachment vote

Mitt Romney’s historic impeachment vote

Mickey Arce, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2020

Mitt Romney sent shockwaves throughout the country when he voted to convict President Trump for abuse of power in his impeachment trial. Liberals hailed the Senator as a hero while conservatives vilified Romney for his vote. With his vote in the Trump impeachment trial, Romney became the first sitting...

BIPP: President Trump’s State of the Union falls short

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 4, 2020, President Donald Trump emerged into the chamber of the United States House of Representatives and prepared to give the third and final State of the Union speech of his term. As he waltzed down the red carpet to assume his position behind the podium in front of Speaker of the House Nancy...

The Super Bowl: an advertising frenzy

The Super Bowl: an advertising frenzy

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

With its commanding cultural influence and 100-million-strong yearly viewer base, the Super Bowl attracts businesses who wish to have their ads run during commercial breaks. But viewers are left on their couch stuffed from endless appetizers and thinking: Is it worth it for companies to pay over 5 mil...

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