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Will Cardi “B” prosecuted?

Will Cardi “B” prosecuted?

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019


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When an old video from Instagram Live surfaced of Cardi B admitting to drugging and robbing men in her past days as a stripper in the Bronx, “I Like It” fans were shocked. Addressing the situation, Cardi explained that she did it as a means of “survival” and that she won’t deny it wasn’t...

EDITORIAL: Prioritizing our mental health

EDITORIAL: Prioritizing our mental health

April 4, 2019


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In her Student Lectureship talk at the University on April 2, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman stressed the importance of self-care and taking time every day to relax and promote a positive self-image. Her message especially resonates with the college population, with many students going through a high-stress...

Temper tantrum on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Jon Riker, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019


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As an employee of a daycare, I get a feeling of déjà vu whenever our president has to sit and eat his vegetables. He required a lot of “here comes the airplane” coaxing from his cabinet and advisers, but eventually, after throwing his broccoli at the wall, his spinach on the floor, and vomiting...

Cutting the Special Olympics is immoral, regardless of who ordered it

Cutting the Special Olympics is immoral, regardless of who ordered it

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

April 4, 2019


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Last week, announcements revealed that the Education Department removed funding for the Special Olympics from its proposed budget in an attempt to meet White House requirements. The outrage was widespread and heavily featured on social media, where the public criticized Secretary of Education Betsy...

Why do Democrats love Joe Biden?

Sarah Baldwin, Opinions Co-Editor

April 4, 2019


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Nevada politician Lucy Flores published an article on March 29 that recounted an unwanted encounter with former Vice President Joe Biden in 2014. In the piece, Flores describes a campaign rally where Biden placed his hands on her shoulder and smelled her hair from behind before ultimately kissing the...

Sick of the healthcare debate

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

April 4, 2019


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If there existed a world championship for “convoluted, interminable conversations of no lasting consequence,” the American healthcare debate would medal right alongside Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” and the exercises in the back of a Logic textbook. Ever since the Affordable Care Act...

New use of robots in religion is more important than you think

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2019


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Throughout history, religion and many other human institutions have developed alongside technical growth. Whether it be the printing press or television, religious leaders adapted to the changing landscape of human communication and expression with the hopes of gaining and retaining followers. Recently,...

BIPP: Cultural symbolism of the wall: from Texas to Berlin

Max Hubbauer and Yiwei Wang, BIPP Interns

April 4, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

With mounting pressure to seal off the U.S.-Mexico border and a recent threat by President Donald Trump of cutting off aid to several Central American countries, the United States has moved towards a self-imposed state of isolation, the likes of which have few historical counterparts. Facing uncertain...

Editorial: Happy House Party Weekend

Editorial: Happy House Party Weekend

March 29, 2019


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It is no secret that the University has a reputation for knowing how to have fun. “Throw pong,” now known by most of us as beer pong, was invented on our very own campus in the 1970s and most weekends you can still find it being played today. Yet, this perception is not all positive. The party sch...

A response to violence that America should listen to

A response to violence that America should listen to

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019


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In an era riddled by violence and chaos, I was relieved that somewhere when tragedy struck, action was immediately taken to prevent further catastrophe. Following the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made several decisions to protect the...

Trump’s recent executive order only aims to divide

Trump’s recent executive order only aims to divide

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

March 29, 2019


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U.S. President Donald Trump announced an executive order that would tie free speech to federal research grant money at U.S. universities. The decision, released on March 21, comes in response to the recent movement attempting to shed light on the “silencing” of conservative voices on college campuses...

Mueller was never going to save us

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

March 29, 2019


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E.M. Forster once said of long novels that “when read, [they] are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.” This delusion is the great sin of the American liberal, and the book in question is the Mueller report. Attorney general...

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