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Editorial

December 1, 2010


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This week Public Safety made the Crime and Fire Safety Logs available online—a move we commend as a step in the right direction toward making the University more aware of incidents on campus. Though the online publication of the logs makes the information more accessible and transparent, we believe ...

Capitalism key to resolving Korean conflict successfully

November 30, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor North Korea’s shelling of the island of Yeonpyeong last week has tested U.S. policy in the region.  The United States must honor its long-time defense alliance with South Korea in a way that does not provoke a nuclear-powered state with close ties to China to fur...

War on Christmas is misguided effort

November 30, 2010


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By Eric Soble Opinions Editor Americans spend 450 billion dollars a year on Christmas. This is a great statistic: it shows that we give valuable gifts to our friends and families, that we demonstrate our love and dedication and that we care about our fellow human beings. However, this becomes detestable ...

Universal health care does not provide optimal treatment

November 29, 2010


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By Amanda Ayers Contributing Writer Roughly 47 million people in the United States do not have healthcare. With the passage of President Obama's healthcare reform bill by a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives against unanimous opposition from members of the Republican party, the iss...

Palin destined for president?

November 18, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor In a recent interview with ABC, Sarah Palin stated she could beat President Obama in the 2012 election.  It’s scary to think that the self-proclaimed "Mama Bear" may actually have a valid point.  Obama’s approval rating has dropped substantially since his inaugurat...

Obama needs to prioritize policies on human rights

November 17, 2010


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By Eric Soble Opinions Editor While phrases  like “enemy combatant” and “war on terror” have become loathed by the Obama administration, these words—and the policies they represent—are still very alive in our political system. The President has not yet shut down Guantánamo Bay, an act...

Editorial

November 17, 2010


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Over the 2009-2010 school year, a total of 77 cases of academic irresponsibility were brought before the University’s Board of Review on Academic Responsibility. While we could hardly argue that 77 cases represents a rampant outbreak of cheating on campus, we do believe students and faculty shoul...

Americans have 'decision' to make about president's legacy

November 17, 2010


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By Pranav Sehgal Writer George W. Bush. Call him friend, foe, comedian—the fact remains he was once our president. He was subject to a great deal of criticism and mockeries by television hosts like Jon Stewart and Bill Maher. Although we may have hated his policies, there is no denying he always kept u...

Letter to the Editor

November 16, 2010


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To the Editor: On behalf of the many Bucknellians to come across your editorial about sexual assault (Oct. 27), we would like to start off by thanking you for writing about an issue that has been a major problem on the Bucknell campus. We strongly agree with the editorial’s assertion that sexual assaul...

Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2010


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To the Editor, As your staff works to provide important and timely information for the campus community on the topic of sexual assault, I would like to provide some feedback regarding the use and citing of research that has been conducted on campus and nationwide. In the Oct. 29 issue, three data points were re...

Bible should not dictate public climate policy

November 11, 2010


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By Eric Soble Opinions Editor “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though all inclinations of his heart are evil from childhood and never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done. As long as the earth endures, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and w...

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2010


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Students know what’s right To the Editor: We live in a world of few absolutes. Issues are rarely black and white, and often we are called upon to distinguish subtle shades of gray. The challenge of grappling with nuance and questioning inherited ideas is especially evident in academia, where so-called...

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