The Bucknellian

Trump’s insecurity manifests

Jon Riker, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019


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The only job I can think of that is on the same level as that of the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is being a janitor assigned to a middle school boy’s bathroom, and there is only one job worse than that one: being a Republican in the Senate. When many of them signed up for this...

Price of insulin shows the broken nature of the U.S. healthcare system

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2019


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It is hard to engage in any political discourse in the United States without discussing the issue of Medicare and the pharmaceutical industry. For many Americans, the costs to receive medical care are astronomical, even when taking insurance into account. Such a hefty cost for something so seemingly...

New drugs, same inequality

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

March 29, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

A new drug that aims to treat women suffering from postpartum depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, technically known as brexanolone but commercially referred to as Zulresso, works in only 48 hours and has a significantly greater impact on postpartum depression...

The case for a four-point line in the NBA

Caleb Paasche, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, SPORTS

When the NBA introduced the three-pointer in the 1979-80 season, the idea was so outrageous that then-Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli complained that “changing the two-point basket is immoral… We have separated ourselves from the main body of basketball by tampering.” While such an opinion seems...

Pride Festival disapproval: Ariana Grande’s headlining appearance

Pride Festival disapproval: Ariana Grande’s headlining appearance

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Singer Ariana Grande will return to Manchester, England to headline the Pride Festival on August 25, two years after the 2017 terrorist attack that occurred during her concert, killing 22 people. A month after the bombing, Grande–who has felt a strong personal connection to the area and to the people...

Beto O’Rourke: A small fish in a big pond

Jon Riker, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


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American businessman and Democratic politician Beto O’Rourke might be one of the only political figures who is riding high after a loss. An expected one, to be sure (turning Texas blue is, for now, one of those phrases that can be placed among “when pigs fly” and “when hell freezes over”)....

Uncertainty surrounding the hype for the new FDA approved drug Spravato

Uncertainty surrounding the hype for the new FDA approved drug Spravato

Max Haase, Senior Writer

March 21, 2019


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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in six adults face depression in their lifetime and more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from the disorder. While there are certain treatments that exist–such as antidepressants and psychotherapy–to alleviate symptoms of depression,...

EDITORIAL: College Admi$$ions

March 21, 2019


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The FBI charged 50 people on March 12 with conspiring in a multi-billion dollar bribery scheme that enabled students with subpar grades from wealthy families to attend elite universities, such as Yale, Georgetown, USC, and Stanford. High-profile college admissions consultant William Singer was charged,...

White supremacists in the military are (not) just the beginning

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

March 21, 2019


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A series of leaked chat logs– whose contents linked seven members of the American Armed Forces to the white supremacist group, Identity Evropa – appeared in the Huffington Post on March 17. The logs, derived from the group’s channel on the voice-over IP and instant messaging app Discord, revealed...

Letter to the Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

Dear Editors, The Feb. 28 issue of The Bucknellian included a feature story on page A6—a full page spread—on “Researching the research opportunities on campus.” While it is good to see you highlight the newly-instituted Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), nowhere in the article was...

BIPP: Proposed Budget Cuts Student Loan Funding & Encourages School Choice

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

March 21, 2019


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Among other controversial items, U.S. President Donald Trump’s newest budget proposal – which still requests money for a border wall – remains a demonstration of the administration’s ideas. Going further than past propositions, this budget proposal requests a 10 percent decrease in funding for...

Bernie Sanders could push Democrats left

Bernie Sanders could push Democrats left

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Senator Bernie Sanders has thrown his hat into the highly contested Democratic race to face U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Despite an overwhelming number of candidates, until Sanders announced this past week, there had been no clear front-runner. Establishment Democrats...

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