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Editorial: Decision 2016: Not not an endorsement

September 29, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Editorial, OPINIONS

The editorial board of The New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States of America on Sept. 24. The very next day, the same editorial board published a denouncement of the Republican nominee titled “Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President.” Trump has not yet received...

Editorial: An abundance of opportunity, especially in rural PA

September 22, 2016


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Journalists, comedians, scientists, singers, actors, activists, actresses—people from all walks of life have graced the stages of the University over the years. Even less than one month into this academic year, teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney and the creator of the blog “Humans of New York” Brandon...

Editorial: The double-edged sword of over-politicization

September 15, 2016


Filed under Decision 2016, Editorial, OPINIONS

The barrage of information the general public faces on a daily basis can lead to confusion over what is relevant and what is not. For example, this week’s headlines oscillated between those referencing Hillary Clinton’s failure to smile during a televised forum and those referencing video footage...

Editorial: Social injustice: From silence to conversation

September 8, 2016


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Silence fell over the Weis Center following a video montage prepared for the “Conscience, Courage, Community” discussion on Sept. 6. The montage depicted media coverage of the plague of social injustices that have taken over airwaves in recent months: the epidemic of murders of black Americans...

Editorial: The age of social media, emphasis on the media

September 1, 2016


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With the advent of the internet came the free fall of print journalism, for better or for worse. And with that came news sources transitioning to social media as a primary method of dissemination of news and stories. With major domestic and international events such as the Olympic Games in August and...

Commencement Editorial: Don’t be a stranger

Commencement Editorial: Don’t be a stranger

May 19, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

Commencement marks the end of students’ time at the University and represents a new beginning, whether that entails graduate school, a job, travel, or other ventures. Many students talk about entering the “real world” with both excitement and worry, and while the University may not be known f...

Editorial: The importance of objectivity in student media

April 28, 2016


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The Bucknellian is the weekly student newspaper of the University. With that comes a responsibility to publish fair and objective content in both the print and web editions each week. Student media organizations that do not present themselves explicitly as either conservative or liberal have an o...

Editorial: Questioning gender politics in sports

April 21, 2016


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The Back Up the Bison Tailgate sponsored by the Undergraduate Executive Internship Program (UEIP) could generally be considered a success, since 625 students attended the tailgate on April 15. The event succeeded in inclusivity in the sense that prizes were offered to one Greek and one non-Greek...

Mind your mental health

April 14, 2016


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Mental health is vital for the success of any college student. It is easy enough to remember to visit Bucknell Student Health (BSH) to get a flu shot or check-up, but looking after one’s mental health is often harder to address. Students should be aware of the resources the University has to offer, esp...

Editorial Issue 9: Rethinking transparency

April 7, 2016


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As the news section of The Bucknellian has reported, April 1-3 marked the unofficial “House Party Weekend” three years after President John Bravman discontinued the official school-sponsored events that had been a University tradition. The fact that underground social events have remained popular...

Editorial: How to be too-blessed-to-be-stressed

March 31, 2016


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College students across the country are no strangers to stress, but the degree to which stress should influence their lives is questionable. How much stress is a necessary evil, and when does it become too much? University students often balance many different academic, extracurricular, and social c...

We’re halfway there

March 10, 2016


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As of March 11, seniors have 71 days until graduation. Since spring break marks the approximate halfway point of the semester, college students across the country may be experiencing symptoms of the “sophomore slump” or “senioritis.” With temperatures nearing 80 degrees this week, students...

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