The Bucknellian

Editorial

September 15, 2010

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

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

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

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 ...

Burning Korans Inspires Hate

September 12, 2010

By Pranav Sehgal Contributing Writer As Americans in the 21st century, we like to think we are tolerant of other religions, cultures and ethnicities. We like to think we are a liberal, open-minded nation that places no judgment on people because of their background. This notion is certainly not true...

Snapquotes

September 8, 2010

How well does Bucknell Student Government (BSG) communicate its agenda to the student body? “How do they communicate with us? Poorly. I mean, I don’t know what they do, so they could definitely improve.” – Alex Larkin ’12 “As co-director of Common Ground, I’ve had a very positive and ...

Editorial

September 8, 2010

The recent technological upgrades and changes around campus seem to promise greater efficiency, shorter lines and less consumer and environmental waste. From the new package system with digital tracking and the new cash registers in the Bison to the operating system and software upgrades on the library...

On the hypocrisy of private schooling

September 7, 2010

By Jessica Rafalko Contributing Writer Throughout my public school education, I encountered several teachers who sent their own children to private school. This practice has never sat well with me; it seems tantamount to a humble cobbler buying his kids’ shoes from Payless. It goes beyond a conflict...

Recession effects continue to linger

September 7, 2010

By Pranav Sehgal Contributing Writer For the past two years, Americans and University students alike have felt the effects of the recession. During its peak, the recession affected the world’s richest and elite. According to CBS News, Warren Buffet lost $25 billion, bringing his net worth down to $...

Women’s rights need to be revisited

September 7, 2010

By Simin Wahdat Contributing Writer When I went to Afghanistan for summer break after a year of college in the U.S. and London, I unfortunately noticed significantly high levels of tension among women in Kabul. It was the time of peace negotiations with the Taliban and the empowering of local militia...

Editorial

September 1, 2010

The recent changes to formal recruitment procedures implemented by sororities on campus have toned down the highly involved process. The changes comply with National Panhellenic Council’s regulations and seem to bode well for the University and student life. For one, the new rules seem to follow a s...

Immigration problems stem from law

September 1, 2010

By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor The immigration laws enacted in Arizona this past April follow a misguided notion that illegal immigration is dragging America down. The law, SB 1070, requires any alien in the state of Arizona to carry his or her immigration papers at all times. This opens the door to ...

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