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Editorial: Sean Spicer and Stephen Colbert walk into an awards show…

September 21, 2017


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To no one’s surprise, the 69th Primetime Emmys were political. “Saturday Night Live” won nine Emmys. Kate McKinnon won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her satiric portrayals on the show, three of them being Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, and Jeff Sessions. Alec Baldw...

Editorial: Keeping 9/11 in the conversation

September 14, 2017


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Monday marked the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of 2,976 Americans in New York, N.Y., Shanksville, Pa., and Washington, D.C. In previous years, coverage of the nationally-observed moment of silence, the reading of the names, family members gathering at the 9/11 M...

Editorial: Let’s not make Harvey deliberately political

Editorial: Let’s not make Harvey deliberately political

September 7, 2017


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As the editorial board of The Bucknellian, we believe that the ongoing effects of Hurricane Harvey belong in conversations and discussions about the global impacts of climate change. It is hard for us to deny that climate change exists. We live and learn in a community intricately connected to the Susquehanna R...

Editorial: Is hate speech still free speech?

August 31, 2017


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Fareed Zakaria aptly noted in his 2017 Commencement address at the University that “the purpose of the liberal arts has [always] been to hear people out [and] listen to opposing views.” And in theory, that sounds like a laudable goal: a goal that we can all, as members of the University communi...

Editorial: Sexual assault is a human issue, not a numbers one

April 27, 2017


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Sexual assault is an issue that plagues all levels of humanity, from the individual to the college campus to the national stage and beyond. It has also been highlighted recently in the media with the removal of high-profile Fox News employees Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, among others, due to allega...

Editorial: Housing, at your service

April 20, 2017


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As is true of any college administrative office, the Office of Housing Services faces an uphill-both-ways battle when it comes to the annual housing selection process. Not every single one of the University’s roughly 3,600 students can receive their first, second, or possibly even third choice in hou...

Editorial: With another tuition increase, are we headed for a ‘college bubble’ crisis?

April 13, 2017


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The University recently sent a letter home to families informing them of a 3.9 percent increase in the bottom-line price tag of a year’s tuition as a full-time student at the University, which will amount to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The cost reflects the comprehensive fee including...

Editorial: One in four will die from cancer, but we still can’t show up for Relay

April 6, 2017


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If it doesn’t affect you now, it certainly will at some point in your life: cancer will destroy you, or the people you love, or the life that you live, or any combination thereof. If current research holds, the American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts that one in four deaths in the United States is fr...

Editorial: Art and life: One and the same, thanks to ‘Moonlight’

March 30, 2017


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The co-writer and director of “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins, visited the University on March 28 as the guest of honor in the University’s second annual Diversity Summit. The theme of this year’s summit was “Identity, Inclusion and Social Transformation: Centering Gender, Power and Privilege,”...

Editorial: Holding up half the sky

March 9, 2017


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“Women hold up half the sky,” a Chinese proverb reads, testifying to the literal and figurative importance of women across the world. March 8 marked the annual International Women’s Day, which takes place every year during National Women’s History Month. The organizers of the highly attended...

Editorial: Getcha head in the game (while you still can)

March 2, 2017


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“’Ray Bucknell” denotes both school pride and personal pride in being a piece of the whole; a whole that, on the whole, is pretty damn impressive. From athletics to scholarship to extracurricular engagement, University students are involved on multiple levels. For some reason, however, this...

Editorial: Inclusivity, even when POTUS suggests otherwise

February 23, 2017


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As calls for diversity and inclusion have become increasingly visible throughout academia, society, and popular culture, targeted efforts to use more inclusive language and messaging have risen to prominence. On a national scale, there have been many recent examples: an NHL Kiss Cam featured its fir...

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