The Bucknellian

Mixed messages at Fall Fest

September 28, 2010


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By Jessica Rafalko Writer At Saturday’s Fall Fest, a woman approached me after Na Palm’s opening performance to ask what paper I wrote for. Looking official, press tag and all, I held up my consummate notepad and told her I was writing for the school paper. She then told me with obvious distas...

Hypocrisy inherent in 'Stop the Hate' Rally

September 28, 2010


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By Eric Soble Opinions Editor The "Unity Jam: Stop the Hate Rally" held this Monday publicly made a stand against hatred and intolerance in the wider Lewisburg community. This event is increasingly necessary, given the numerous hate crimes against immigrants in rural Pennsylvania. There are severa...

Legal marijuana, death and taxes

September 22, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor This November, a proposition to legalize recreational marijuana for those over 21 years of age will be put to vote in California. Proposition 19 has divided politicians, law enforcement officials and Californians. Those against the proposition stand by arguments we...

Editorial

September 22, 2010


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Students’ behavior at the Howard Gardner lecture last Thursday evening prompted a debate about proper decorum that shouldn’t be necessary on a campus like ours, where maturity is an unstated expectation. The event, however, does raise important questions about the Transition to College course and studen...

Letter to the Editor

September 21, 2010


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To the editor: Thanks much for the thoughtful coverage of the recent Faith/Science and Science/Faith debate, which stimulated thoughtful discussion and agreement on the need for compassion and humility among people with different points of view on campus. Given the necessary boiling down of complex...

Letter to the Editor

September 21, 2010


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To the Editor: Two weeks ago, the Bucknellian included an article entitled "University panel presents findings in study of sexual assault on campus." While reading the continuation of the article on page three, I was struck by a set of photos of sorority recruitment activities on page two. One of th...

Lack of respect for the minds

September 19, 2010


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By Lizzie Kirshenbaum Contributing Writer Where you're from, what dorm you're living in and if you did the summer reading: these were probably the three most common icebreaker questions asked during first-year orientation. The reply to the last question? Well, I didn’t get past the third mind. La...

Snapquote: Mosque

September 15, 2010


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How do you feel about plans to construct a mosque near Ground Zero? “We have no right to say no. It’s as if we told a church, synagogue or any other place of worship they couldn’t build there. And that clearly goes against what this country stands for.” -Laura Snider ’14 “I think it's fine...

Editorial

September 15, 2010


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Famed choreographer, dancer and director Twyla Tharp opened the Bucknell Forum’s new speaker series, “Creativity: Outside the Box,” Tuesday night in an inspired departure from the Forum’s previous topics of politics and global leadership.  Instead of focusing on what we as students should k...

Letter to the Editor

September 14, 2010


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To the editor: I wonder how many of the students complaining so loudly about the back-breaking 15 minute trek from the new bookstore to campus can be found five days a week, with glazed eyes and numbed expressions, running in place on a treadmill at the gym. My friends, there are flowers and birds...

Orange and Blue really going green?

September 12, 2010


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By Leah Rogers Contributing Writer In today’s fast-paced world, people are increasingly taking the time to be environmentally friendly. Whether it is through reusing grocery bags, driving a hybrid car or eating organic food, many are trying to do their part. The University is also hopping on the gre...

Interrogation, not torture for terrorists

September 12, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor A court decision in September not to grant an alleged victim of torture a trial is disappointing. The specific case involved Binyam Mohamed and addressed the C.I.A.’s practice of seizing terrorist suspects and moving them to foreign countries for interrogation. The ...

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