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Jessica Dimmock demands change in Director Guild’s parental leave policies

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

New mothers in the United States are not guaranteed paid maternity leave, and for directors like Jessica Dimmock, this harsh reality cannot continue. Using her social media platform, Dimmock created a petition which has banded together a powerful force of females in Hollywood, all of whom are demanding...

Impeachment: Get out and vote

Impeachment: Get out and vote

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

As the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, it is crucial that we, as the next generation of voters, understand how this impeachment trial has empowered our voices as voters. Before this trial, we weren’t entirely sure what an impeachment trial was supposed to...

Bucknell kids need to care about politics

Bucknell kids need to care about politics

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

January 30, 2020

The “Bucknell Bubble” is a familiar concept to anyone who steps foot on our campus for a long enough time. Our little town of Lewisburg, three hours away from most big cities and one of any significance, seems isolated from the “real world.” Sure, we learn about things that happen “out there”...

In remembrance of Kobe Bryant

In remembrance of Kobe Bryant

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

On Jan. 26, 2020, the world began to grapple with an inconceivable tragedy. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba himself, was killed at the age of 41 in a helicopter accident along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. As news outlets scrambled to piece together the details,...

The world’s largest organization of terror isn’t Iran

Alex Boyer, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2020

The United States’ assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani occurred suddenly on Jan. 3, after many months of authorization by U.S. President Donald Trump. The event happened while many students were still on holiday break, sparking a flurry of flustered internet users to speculate on whether...

BIPP: Partisanship and personalization in impeachment proceedings

Nicole Reddig, BIPP Intern

January 30, 2020

On the morning of Jan. 25, U.S. President Donald Trump’s legal team took the Senate stage and started off the first day of opening arguments for the defense. They lasted a mere two hours. Poking holes in the House’s case for impeachment, Trump’s team outlined their argument of the President’s...

Chinese coronavirus looks grim

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

As I was writing this over the past few days, I became concerned that the statistics I would later mention in this article would constantly be outdated as new information is being released to the public. The death toll has increased each day, and the number of those infected with a novel coronavirus...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex take a ‘break’ from the palace

Caroline Hendrix, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed their plan to partially remove themselves from their royal duties in a statement made on Instagram, sharing that they will soon begin splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. However, their explanation for taking a '"break" from royalty...

Another wrong move by Uber

Trevor Gulock, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

Uber’s public appearance today is at an all-time low. If you Wikipedia search Uber right now, you will find 21 notes under the tab labeled “Criticism,’’ a shocking amount coming from such a new-born company. After a 2019 flop of a public offering — having the stock price drop by 8.8 percent...

Is technology blending home and work-life?

Is technology blending home and work-life?

Jaxon White, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

The separation of work and home life is becoming obsolete. Technology has advanced beyond being a tool to streamline work; instead, it has become a near necessity to have a constant connection with employers and colleagues through email or cell phones. If an employer has a question on a document submitted...

January Democratic debate: like “cold oatmeal”

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

When talking about the state of American politics to my friends or family, I often describe the current Democratic field as getting “lost in the weeds” of real societal progress. Last week’s Des Moines debacle serves as further evidence for that sobering reality.  Firstly, I genuinely believe that productive di...

The world is burning and it’s our fault

The world is burning and it's our fault

Trevor Gulock, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

We have all seen, heard and watched – at least secondhand – the hellish fires that are ravaging Australian homes and invaluable Australian wildlife. Perhaps some of you are from Australia, know someone affected or have some first-hand experience that evoked raw pain, fear or despair to boil up within...

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