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Editorial: Amateur hour

November 16, 2017


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Inconsistency, disloyalty, lack of honesty, disinterest, unpredictability. These were a few of the attributes that associate professors of political science Chris Ellis and Scott Meinke and professor of international relations David Mitchell used to describe the Trump era during the Bucknell Institute for...

Editorial: Not just transparency, but candor

November 9, 2017


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On Nov. 5, President Bravman and Bucknell Student Government (BSG) President Amanda Battle co-sponsored an event called “A Night with the Presidents,” an open conversation with the student body about the University and current campus climate. An overall theme of the event was transparency, in whic...

Editorial: Stressing a mutually beneficial alumni network

November 2, 2017


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In light of Homecoming Weekend at the University, in which hundreds of alumni and their families are expected to return to campus, The Bucknellian reflects on the impact of student-alumni relationships. The student-alumni relationship at the University seems unrivaled. Being the rural liberal arts schoo...

Editorial: A student fan culture on the rise

October 26, 2017


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Last week, the Sojka Psychos unveiled a new branding effort for the 2017-2018 basketball season. The program is aimed at increasing student participation in athletic events, particularly home games for the men’s and women’s teams, who play in Sojka Pavilion. In the first three days of the campaign, 150...

Editorial: A ‘watershed moment’ for sexual assault, but for campus?

October 19, 2017


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On Oct. 5, the New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published an article revealing that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has a near 30-year history of sexual harassment reports, including at least eight legal settlements with women. In the two weeks since the Times exposé and an...

Editorial: Greek life accountability starts with us

October 5, 2017


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This week, The Bucknellian spoke to President Bravman about the status of Greek life on campus this semester and the fate of Greek life at the University moving forward. Bravman dispelled all rumors that the University is pursuing an anti-Greek agenda and reiterated that the sanctions (and in one case d...

Editorial: To kneel or not to kneel, that is not the question

September 28, 2017


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Another week, another Trump tweeting controversy. NFL players across the country responded in unprecedented solidarity to comments made by President Trump scolding the league over the weekend. It started when Trump told reporters and the press on Friday at a campaign rally in Alabama, “Those peop...

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...

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