The Bucknellian

Syracuse case a reminder that Greek Life must combat waves of negative press

Syracuse case a reminder that Greek Life must combat waves of negative press

Jessica Kaplan, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

In 1776, the first Greek organization was founded at the College of William and Mary with the intention that the group would solely exist as a space where men can have enriching social, political, and religious discussion outside of an academic setting. Their organization was proven successful, and thus...

Editorial: the debate over Amy Wax’s visit

April 26, 2018


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Controversy swirled this week around a pending visit to the University from Amy Wax, a professor at Penn Law school. At the time of this writing, Wax had not delivered her lecture yet, which was scheduled for April 26. Yet before she even set foot on campus, conflict did not escape the controversial pr...

Fresno State professor’s comments are untimely, but should not be silenced

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2018


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Many Americans mourned the passing of Barbara Bush, former First Lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of former President George W. Bush. In contrast, Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to bash the matriarch of the Bush family. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and...

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

There are many elements of this university that make it unique. Its small size, its resources, and its relative geographic isolation from other major metropolises make for a student experience that is totally different than one that someone would have at Boston University or the University of Wisconsin, for...

Amazon Echo raises questions over consumer privacy

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


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Since the birth of the Alexa, the Amazon voice assistant used in millions of smart technologies, many have questioned its capabilities as a spy device. The Amazon Echo device that is used in households around the world contains a microphone. This raises the obvious question: is someone listening to us? When...

Students should have more parking options with Academic East construction

Students should have more parking options with Academic East construction

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 19, 2018


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As construction on Academic East progresses, it has left a glaring problem in the surrounding area of campus: during the week, there seems to be nowhere to park. In our March 30 issue, The Bucknellian reported that the University will be losing 100 parking spots as lots are fenced off for construction...

Arming teachers with baseball bats does not solve America’s school safety issue

Arming teachers with baseball bats does not solve America’s school safety issue

Megan Lafond, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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As a future teacher and current volunteer at many schools in the surrounding area, reading the never-ending articles about what will be done to protect teachers and students anger me more and more. For instance, the Millcreek Township School District in Erie County, Pa. decided to spend $1800 on...

Survey shows Holocaust fading from memory despite its current relevance

Jessica Kaplan, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


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It has been more than 70 years since Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union, formally marking the end of the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews, among other social minorities, perished. In the years since, survivors have rebuilt their synagogues, established Holocaust memorials and museums, and have...

Editorial: Recent videos documenting police use of force highlight bystander accountability

April 19, 2018


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Last Thursday, April 12, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after an employee called the police claiming that the men were refusing to either make a purchase or leave. The men stated they were waiting to meet someone, who showed up while they were being arrested. The incident led...

BIPP: Is “America first” really making us great again?

Nicole Marrone, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Throughout one of the most polarizing presidential races, then-candidate Donald Trump vowed that he would “Make America Great Again” by putting “America first.” A harsh critic of the Obama administration, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama of entering trade agreements in which the...

SMIF should be used to practice sustainability methods

Amanda Stefura, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2018


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If you open up any social media today or news source today, headlines regarding the severe social and environmental problems facing the world probably overwhelm you. These massive global problems seem impossible to tackle, but they should also be impossible for you to ignore. You might ask, how can students like...

New Paterno film intense, but comes too soon

New Paterno film intense, but comes too soon

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 12, 2018


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HBO debuted their television movie "Paterno" on April 7. The film depicts Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s days in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal that tarnished the revered image of both the school and Paterno himself. The movie also highlights the stories of Sara Ganim, a reporter...

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