The Bucknellian

Editorial

November 10, 2010

The University ramped up its efforts to strengthen town-gown relations with its recent purchase of the Campus Theatre. Already this year the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University opened downtown, and the University acquired both the post office and the DeWitt building. With these additio...

'Healthy' teamwork needed for reform

November 10, 2010

By Pranav Sehgal Contributing Writer Republicans are seeking to dismantle the current health care reforms, criticizing its “socialized” principles. But is “socialized” medicine such a bad thing? The recent midterm elections have seen an unprecedented number of Republicans retake positions in ...

Stewart/Colbert rally fails to restore sanity

November 4, 2010

By Pranav Sehgal Contributing Writer Recently, the U.S. political system has been in disarray: Democrats fight with Republicans, Democrats fight within their party and radical Republicans have also caused divisions in their own party. With television stations like Fox, MSNBC and Comedy Central, the media h...

Private prisons use inmates for profit

November 4, 2010

By Chris Giglio Opinions Editor The privatization of jails and correctional facilities should end.  In the United States today there are 264 private correctional facilities, which house nearly 99,000 inmates.  Privatizing this “industry” has become popular because it has saved states money....

Energy drink too 'Loko' for students?

November 3, 2010

By Lizzie Kirshenbaum Contributing Writer For years, students ranging from middle school to college age have received education concerning the effects of alcohol. Within this subject, the theory of “moderation” has been strongly emphasized. Parents and educators have recognized the impractical...

Democrats need new plan after elections

November 3, 2010

By Eric Soble Opinions Editor Driving political activist Paul Loeb back to Harrisburg airport earlier this week, I remember talking at length about the absolute trouncing moderates had undergone in this week’s election. Democrats had lost 60+ seats in the House, making this the largest Republica...

Editorial

November 3, 2010

Two years ago, Obama and McCain political propaganda swamped campus in a sea of red, white and blue. Posters, signs and stickers covered bulletin boards from top to bottom, and students donned supportive buttons. Chalked messages on sidewalks encouraged people to vote, while student activists marched...

Snapquotes

October 27, 2010

How well does Bucknell live up to its goal of promoting diversity on campus?  How can it do a better job? “The diversity in our student body is definitely lacking and the international students that are here have a tendency to stick to themselves.  I think the problem starts with the separate o...

Editorial

October 27, 2010

Lack of respect is a growing concern on campus that affects students, faculty and the greater academic community. Students bully each other online and leave hurtful comments on anonymous gossip sites. Others send text messages or surf the Internet in class and during guest speaker presentations. Now, ...

Shoppers 'sold' on personal beliefs

October 26, 2010

By Lizzie Kirshenbaum Contributing Writer Black mini-skirt, cropped blazer, metallic leggings: $54.99 plus a bit of scripture. Most Forever 21 shoppers enthused by the store’s low prices and trendy merchandise fail to notice what is written on the bottom of their yellow shopping bags: “John 3:16....

America must invest to compete against China

October 26, 2010

By Pranav Sehgal Contributing Writer It no longer seems as if the United States is the world’s only superpower. With countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China growing faster than the United States, American dominance over international affairs is already waning. Although the United States is...

Fans push athletes to heavy drug use

October 13, 2010

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...

The weekly student newspaper of Bucknell University
OPINIONS