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Editorial: Stop manufacturing a greater mission from 9/11

September 9, 2020

Sept. 11 marks the 19-year anniversary of the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, resulting in the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans. Almost two decades after the devastation, the day remains fresh in our collective consciousness.  The tragedy of the 9/11 attacks transcended ...

Editorial: Black Lives Matter

Editorial: Black Lives Matter

June 8, 2020

Trayvon Martin. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. These are but a few of the countless Black lives lost to the senseless violence that is repeatedly enacted upon the Black community. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those protesting, The Bucknellian refuses to stand by while anti-Blacknes...

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...

Editorial: Looking ahead to 2020, what does the future hold?

October 31, 2019

About one year from today, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the 2020 presidential election. While it’s impossible to truly predict anything that will drive our news cycle over the next year, it’s still worth wondering what will happen in the United States over the next year.  For th...

Editorial: Breaking down the costs and effects of the building impeachment momentum

September 27, 2019

Just when calls by House Democrats to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump had subsided, news this week of Trump’s summer phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has brought new fuel to this fire. A whistleblower claimed that Trump repeatedly pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice Pre...

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...

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...

Editorial: The right message, the wrong approach

April 18, 2019

On April 13, admitted students and their families explored campus, learning about the academics, extracurriculars, food options, and social scenes that their potential new home has to offer. During the afternoon Activities Fair – where visitors had the chance to chat with the leaders of the variety...

EDITORIAL: Prioritizing our mental health

EDITORIAL: Prioritizing our mental health

April 4, 2019

In her Student Lectureship talk at the University on April 2, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman stressed the importance of self-care and taking time every day to relax and promote a positive self-image. Her message especially resonates with the college population, with many students going through a high-stress...

Editorial: Happy House Party Weekend

Bucknell University, 1980.

March 29, 2019

It is no secret that the University has a reputation for knowing how to have fun. “Throw pong,” now known by most of us as beer pong, was invented on our very own campus in the 1970s and most weekends you can still find it being played today. Yet, this perception is not all positive. The party sch...

EDITORIAL: College Admi$$ions

March 21, 2019

The FBI charged 50 people on March 12 with conspiring in a multi-billion dollar bribery scheme that enabled students with subpar grades from wealthy families to attend elite universities, such as Yale, Georgetown, USC, and Stanford. High-profile college admissions consultant William Singer was charged,...

Editorial: University admissions: Is test-optional optimal?

February 28, 2019

Beginning with students applying for enrollment to the University in the Fall of 2020, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) will become optional. However, testing will still be required for varsity athletes (to calculate the Patriot League Academic Index), home-schooled students (to provide a standard...

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