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Editorial: An aggravating election and an uncertain future

It is possible that the 2020 presidential election will not be over by the time this piece is published; there is still so much we don’t know, so much that remains up in the air, so many apparently inexplicable dynamics and bizarre polling errors yet to be elucidated. It is likely that we will be […]

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Reasons to delete social media

New documentaries like “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix have served to reiterate an open secret, not only among the Silicon Valley elite but also among the general public — that social media is as intoxicating as it is draining and harmful. Many, after watching the documentary and others of its category, followed this common train […]

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Trump v. Biden on race issues

Meaningful dialogue on racial inequality in the United States must acknowledge the ways America’s white supremacist roots pervade housing, eduction, and economic opportunity. It is an incredibly complex subject that can not fully be encompassed in a single opinion article. However, as it is critical to both presidential campaigns, it should at the very least […]

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A message from the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy

As incoming co-directors of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP), we would like to extend a welcome to all University students. We are both very excited to be co-directors of BIPP and want to let you know a little bit about what BIPP does and what we have planned in the near future. BIPP […]

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BIPP: The #BLM lesson plan that polarized a Wisconsin city

After raising two small children, educator Melissa Statz migrated to the town of Burlington, Wis., taking up a teaching position in the social sciences at a local elementary school. As a teacher, Statz offered her students an opportunity to take a critical view of societal trends and gain insight into the collective behavior of social […]

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Ariana making ‘grande’ moves

Ariana Grande has just released her sixth album, “Positions.” To say that it has been received well is an understatement; her new album’s fresh sound and style is a clean break from pop. The first song released from Positions debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top 100, and if the success of her past albums […]

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Second wave of COVID and closures

The United States has come a long way since its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Jan. 20. As we have faced ups and downs in cases since January, many wonder if we are nearing the end of the virus or if cases will surge again in the winter months. The true answer may seem […]

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Reaping what we’ve sowed: COVID cases spike on campus

“Pleasantly surprised” and “cautiously optimistic” are how, before the events of last weekend, I described my feeling about our University’s COVID-19 situation. However, recent developments have thrown our entire community through a loop, with nearly everyone asking the same question: How did this happen? “I tested positive for COVID-19 on campus. I will not be […]

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Church revises stance on civil unions: Is Pope Francis woke?

“Francesco,” a new documentary about the life and teachings of Pope Francis, was released in Rome only this past month, featuring a scene which appears to show the Pope endorsing civil unions for homosexuals. In an interview with the Pope for the film, director Evgeny Afineevsky showed him footage from a 2019 interview on the […]

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Less is more for your skin

Things can get a little too hectic when everyone is shouting at you that “you need to put this vitamin on your skin” or that “this product will change your life” or that “this skincare routine is the only way to do it.” If you feed into every skincare recommendation that you are given on […]

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Ice Cube melting under the heat

An uproar of controversy revolving around U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters has sparked yet again. One person that many people were not exactly expecting to catch headlines was the famous rapper Ice Cube. After news came out that the musician was working on a project with Trump, rapper Ice Cube stated, “I’m not […]

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BIPP: The second (and final) great debate

Unlike its predecessor, the second presidential debate between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump offered Americans an opportunity to parse each candidate’s values and policy stances and gain a clearer image of what their respective terms would look like. The debate forced the two candidates to muscle down and take definitive stances […]