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Fans push athletes to heavy drug use

October 13, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor Baseball is one of the greatest sports ever played and embodies some of the values we as Americans hold most dear. Playing through a long, grueling season represents persistence, taking a pitch to the body without flinching represents resilience, and injecting a pl...

Editorial

October 13, 2010


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The recent forum presenting the conclusions of the Special Committee on the Strategic Role of Athletics and Recreation at the University raised important questions about the future of athletics on campus. Created to address the role of intercollegiate and intramural athletics, the University’s membershi...

O'Donnell's 'Witch' ad lacks substance

October 13, 2010


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By Eric Soble Opinions Editor A picture is worth a thousand words, so a 30-second campaign ad should be worth at least 500. In the limited space The Bucknellian supplies me, I hope to take Christine O’Donnell’s infamous television advertisement and translate it into something educated Americans...

Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2010


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To the Editor: As representatives of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), we wanted to express how disappointed we are that students may have walked away from the “Divine Nine” lecture last Tuesday evening with the impression that NPHC organizations are racist. The Bucknellian article prin...

Letter to the Editor

October 10, 2010


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To the Editor: I'd like to take a minute to address the article that appeared in last week's Bucknellian regarding the diversity speaker, Mr. Lawrence Ross. Although I am no longer a student, I take great pride in being an alumnus of the University, and I am extremely proud of being apart of the Xi Kap...

Many alternatives to partying on campus

October 5, 2010


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By Leah Rogers Contributing Writer As Sam Adams would say, “I hate college but love all the parties.” We all know college is full of hard work during the week and, for many, hard partying on the weekends. But is the culture at the University too party-oriented? The academic workload here at can get very heavy, so it is...

A call to disarm

October 5, 2010


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By Lizzie Kirshenbaum Contributing Writer Gun control is a major issue that has divided liberals and conservatives for years. As the world we live in becomes increasingly threatening, the desire to arm authorities becomes progressively more justifiable. When generations before us say “things wer...

Pursuit of medicine rewarding, but arduous

October 5, 2010


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By Maja Ostojic Contributing Writer This past Saturday, I attended one of the best information sessions for my future plans of pursuing a career as a doctor. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed with the task and the long road that I have chosen for myself, but the session reawakened my motivat...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' propagates homophobia

September 30, 2010


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By Chris Giglio Opinions Edtor My first year at the University, I received a call from a high school friend informing me that one of our peers had hung himself in his dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania.  Alex was smarter, more social and just an overall better person than I will ever be...

Editorial

September 29, 2010


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Last Saturday’s Fall Fest was supposed to be a day of wholesome fun. Inflatable obstacle courses and jousting rings occupied Sojka lawn, along with a dunk tank and several tables sponsored by student organizations and campus organizations. Carnival-type foods like snow cones and popcorn added to t...

Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2010


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To the Editor, We, the members of the Bucknell on the Susquehanna (BotS) program, would like to address some inadequacies in the article run about our program on Sept. 17. While the piece explained the basic itinerary and description of our “domestic study-abroad” course, it neglected to reflect any ...

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...

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