The Bucknellian

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...

Editorial: Weighing the validity of boycotts

March 3, 2016


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The Academy Awards is usually a star-studded, joyful event focused on celebrating film, culture, fashion, and celebrities. This year, race was brought to the forefront of the award ceremony after the media highlighted that only white actors were nominated in the top four award categories for the second year...

Editorial: Where do we draw the line?

February 25, 2016


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To some members of the University community’s dismay and to others’ delight, conservative journalist and self-described muckraker Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at the University on Feb. 25, after much debate about the content of his speaking engagements. The repercussions of Yiannopoulos’ presence...

Editorial: Do we really know what we’re talking about?

February 18, 2016


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A typical millennial might not be able to tell you who anchors the evening news, although that does not mean they aren’t well-informed. Online news platforms and social media are increasingly popular forms of media consumption, especially for young people. On college campuses, for example, many s...

Editorial issue 3: Gender inclusivity movement recognized by administration

February 11, 2016


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The University, including The Bucknellian, has recently taken steps to make the community a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students. As a staff, The Bucknellian has decided to forgo the use of gender binary pronouns with the goal of including all students, faculty, and staff, regardless...

What does a $20 million donation mean to the University?

What does a $20 million donation mean to the University?

February 5, 2016


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What does a $20 million donation mean to the University?   Bob ’45 and Doris Malesardi sent shockwaves through the community this week with their $20 million pledge to the University, to be used solely for financial aid. The 2015-2016 comprehensive tuition fee is $62,368, making the University...

Editorial: Campaigns take to social media for sake of student engagement

January 28, 2016


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With the Iowa caucus just around the corner, presidential candidates are working harder than ever to engage voters. The youth vote has always been fought over by candidates, especially given the growing prevalence of technology and social media on the campaign trail. But are candidates’ attempts...

Editorial: Why we participate

September 15, 2015


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  An editorial written in one of the previous issues discussed student involvement on campus. Building upon progress from last semester and improving students’ engagement is something that we want to continue. The optimistic tone of last semester’s editorial represents an increase in st...

Editorial: Power of the Screen

Editorial: Power of the Screen

September 10, 2015


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In this day and age, we are in the middle of a policy vacuum when it comes to social media. It surrounds us, it’s expanding at an unprecedented growth, but we don’t know exactly how to contain it or ensure that it benefits us as a society. Social media—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram,...

Editorial – More than a Fine Line

September 2, 2015


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Despite increased measures to limit the frequency of violence that occurs throughout our nation, instances of violence are still evident; some for reasons of religion, racism, sexism, or domestic violence, and others without a clear motive. In this day and age, it may seem like we, as a society, sho...

Editorial: Keeping Growth Relevant

April 23, 2015


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Innovation does not stop with an idea. The first step, first draft, first rehearsal, first anything is nearly never enough. In the first editorial of the semester, we called on the campus community to “keep ‘new’ relevant.” We asked students to continue the momentum that came with changes ...

Editorial: Involvement Surge: Will we take the next step?

April 16, 2015


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In November 2014, we published an editorial titled “Student involvement: lack of interest or lack of time?” where we discussed the general characteristic of apathy across campus. This piece was framed in the context of the then-recent Bucknell Student Government (BSG) forums hosted in hopes of inc...

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