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Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

If the most recent Democratic presidential debates have taught us anything, it’s that the party might be exhibiting the most internal divisions since the late 1960s. Today, we seem to be witnessing a similar fight for the soul of the Democratic Party – but it’s not exactly clear where that soul l...

Letter to the Editor: Sincerely, BSU, LACOS, SASA, BASA & APASA

February 27, 2020

“Bucknell will foster a campus environment that recognizes the impact of power and privilege while addressing historical and emerging barriers to equity and inclusion.” – The Plan for Bucknell 2025   To the Affiliates, Supporters, Board Members and Governing Body of the Bucknell Progr...

Pay $18.5M and go to jail: Two venerable organizations file for bankruptcy protection

Pay $18.5M and go to jail: Two venerable organizations file for bankruptcy protection

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

Two separate organizations – who had notable influences just a few decades ago – filed for bankruptcy protection within the same week: the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and, locally, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. Ultimately, I believe this filing can be good. Both organizations...

BIPP: Still not sitting at the table or in the Oval Office

Nikki Marrone, BIPP Intern

February 27, 2020

Washington has a big problem with women. Women only received the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920; since then, a woman has still not been elected President of the United States of America. This is not because we have a lack of qualified women in this country – there...

The campaign and candidacy of Michael Bloomberg

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 19, there must have been a number of viewers surprised to see Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the stage at the Nevada Democratic Debate. Despite not being eligible for Nevada’s caucuses, Bloomberg joined several other candidates for the very first time. Following his surge in popularity among voters,...

A violence epidemic: Transphobia in America

Ralph Corbelle, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 4, activist and actor Billy Porter took to the stage and delivered an LGBTQ State of The Union just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump made his own speech to Congress. “Donald J. Trump has painted himself as a friend of the LGBTQ community while revealing his true colors at every malicious...

Much-awaited change in country music playing stations

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Country music is all about loving life and cherishing the moment. But how can we sing along to those classic country lyrics when we know the harsh truths behind country outlets? Male artists are played disproportionately more than female artists on radio and television networks. I cannot accept this...

Cheater, cheater, trash can beater: the Astros and the integrity of baseball

Cheater, cheater, trash can beater: the Astros and the integrity of baseball

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

As players and coaches reported to spring training this past week for the 2020 season, all focus was retrospectively on the 2017 World Series. The allegation that the 2017 champions, the Houston Astros, were cheating during the playoffs was not brought to light until November 2019. An investigation by...

BIPP: What should the U.S. do in the Middle East?

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2020

In ascertaining next steps for foreign policy in the Middle East, one must first consider why we were there in the first place. Post- World War II American foreign policy objectives can be divided into roughly five key concerns: (1) counteracting Soviet influence in the region, (2) pursuing economic inter...

It’s been 10,000 hours since Justin Bieber’s last album

It's been 10,000 hours since Justin Bieber’s last album

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Justin Bieber is one of the most popular artists of our generation. He came from humble beginnings, singing on Canadian sidewalks and uploading musical covers to YouTube. Bieber was just a normal kid with an undeniable passion for music. The world could not dismiss his talent, leading to his quick rise...

Letter to the Editor

February 21, 2020

How is it that The Bucknellian has so much time and energy to dedicate to the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC) when we bring speakers to campus who are situated on the political right, but then it is utterly silent when we bring speakers on the other side of the ideolo...

Victor Davis Hanson and BPALC’s bad-faith grift

Victor Davis Hanson and BPALC's bad-faith grift

John Davidian, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Next month, Victor Davis Hanson, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover institution, will visit Bucknell. The Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC) invited him to give two talks during his March 24th visit, one based on his recent book, “The Case for Trump,” and the other called...

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