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Editorial: Sharing the Burden

April 9, 2015

Last issue, we asked for your attention. We asked the community to take a moment and get engaged; we asked the community to do something. Our readers, in return, responded. Between March 27 (the day after President John Bravman sent the initial email regarding the WVBU incident) and April 7 (the da...

Editorial: A Call to Action

April 2, 2015

As members of the University’s community watched President John Bravman walk off the stage after addressing the hate speech broadcasted via WVBU just two weeks prior, a five-minute hush settled over the crowd. For the next few minutes, no one stirred, no one reached for his or her phone, and no ...

Editorial: Continuing the Conversation

March 26, 2015

Recently, Associate Professor of Psychology Bill Flack released his Fall 2014 Campus Sexual Assault survey results. This annual survey often catalyzes an increase in conversations surrounding the topic on campus, especially as the administration and Flack tend to disagree on several aspects of how to ...

Editorial: Contextualizing the Tuition Hike

February 26, 2015

The University announced an increase in the annual tuition from the 2014-2015 figures of $60,140 to $62,368 for the 2015-2016 year. This statement was made on Feb. 19 by means of a letter to parents from David Surgala, the Vice President for Finance and Administration. With the hike in tuition pric...

Editorial: 50 shades of gender stereotypes

February 19, 2015

Awards season is reaching its motion pictures pinnacle on Feb. 22 with the 87th Academy Awards. While the primary focus is often on the glitz and the glamour of the event, it also leads to an ephemeral resurgent focus on the larger implications of films. The hype surrounding topics such as “Selma” Di...

Editorial Issue #4

February 12, 2015

Approximately 15 percent of Bucknellians marry another Bucknellian. We’ve all heard of the statistics, seen the pictures of marriages at Rooke Chapel, and read the stories about how now-married Bucknellians met in their freshman anthropology course. While these figures and stories are heartwarming ...

Issue 2: Editorial

January 29, 2015

This past week, several organizations, including both Bucknell Student Government (BSG) and the Undergraduate Executive Internship Program, reached out to the student body to communicate new opportunities for involvement in their respective organizations. This came just a week after the Involvement ...

Editorial: Embracing the new and recalling the old

January 23, 2015

January is the month usually associated with the word “new”—a new year, a new semester, a new slate. This January, however, the University and its community came together to ensure that more had changed over winter break than just altering a digit of the year from four to five. Some changes were a...

Editorial: The beginning of change

December 4, 2014

Criticism of Greek life isn’t new. The critiques are standard, emphasizing on drinking and partying, which was highlighted by the lack of attendance at the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC)-sponsored Dance Marathon philanthropic event. “Ratios” for men to be admitted into a...

Editorial: Non-alcoholic philanthropy events lack in attendance

November 20, 2014

On the night of Nov. 15, Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council hosted the first annual Dance Marathon, a philanthropic fundraiser for a local children’s hospital. Despite this fun opportunity for students to dance the night away with their friends in order to help a great cause, many...

Editorial Issue 10: Diverse individuals or uniform university?

November 13, 2014

On Nov. 11, students came together on their own accord, with the organizational help of Bucknell Student Government (BSG), to discuss existing issues on our campus, otherwise known as “the Campus Climate.” Panelists and students took time out of their busy schedules to attend the Campus Climate Panel...

Editorial: Student involvement: lack of interest or lack of time?

November 6, 2014

Bucknell Student Government (BSG) held two open forums to give students the opportunity to ask about the constitutional changes that will directly affect them prior to voting day. However, not a single student attended either of these forums. Needless to say, members of BSG felt frustrated. They...

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