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Editorial: The issue overlooked in the net neutrality debate

March 1, 2018


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The debate on net neutrality is not new, yet it’s still a far cry from being resolved. Headlines this week are a testament to that. After the newly-appointed Federal Communications Chair, Ajit Pai, repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules - officially called the Open Internet Order - Democrats have...

Editorial: The 25th amendment is not the way out of the Trump presidency

February 22, 2018


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Americans have put up with a lot from President Donald Trump. Many of the things he has done or said would have amounted to a major controversy with any other figure of such immense political influence, but with a new controversy popping up every few days, it’s impossible to treat each one with due sign...

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

February 15, 2018


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As of this past Wednesday, Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. can be added to the growing list of mass school shootings in the United States. In fact, it has made the top ten. The casualties are high: at least 17 have been reported dead and 16 injured. The suspected gunma...

Editorial: Women want a female-friendly world, not female-friendly products

February 8, 2018


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The New York Post reported Feb. 4 that Doritos, a subsidiary company of PepsiCo, was planning on making a “lady-friendly” version of their chips, referencing statements made by PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi in an interview on Jan. 31. Nooyi claimed the new chip would be less crunchy, because ...

Editorial: A contradictory state of affairs in the State of the Union Address

February 1, 2018


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President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union (SOTU) speech on Jan. 30. While many viewers likely watched with bated breath, anticipating a lewd comment or a provocative judgment — a Trump staple — the president remained shockingly, well, presidential. We do not, however, deem this w...

Editorial: “You can be president! And you can be president! Everyone can be president!” We disagree.

January 25, 2018


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When Oprah Winfrey left the Golden Globes stage after accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, many viewers were left wondering if Winfrey had just subtly launched a presidential campaign for the 2020 election. Language such as, “a new day is on the horizon,” is reminiscent of a presidential candidate mak...

Editorial: Sincerely, female journalists

November 30, 2017


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On Nov. 29, Savannah Guthrie announced at the top of the hour on" The Today Show" that her co-anchor, veteran NBC journalist Matt Lauer, had been terminated from his role due to allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” In a company-wide memo sent by NBC News Chairman Andre...

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...

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