The Bucknellian

Tuition spike shows split nature of University’s administration

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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It comes as no surprise that many institutions of higher learning across the United States want to provide their students with the best education possible. Here at the University, the same holds true, as the University often tries its best to provide students with an exceptional education, one that will follow...

Editorial: University admissions: Is test-optional optimal?

February 28, 2019


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Beginning with students applying for enrollment to the University in the Fall of 2020, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) will become optional. However, testing will still be required for varsity athletes (to calculate the Patriot League Academic Index), home-schooled students (to provide a standard...

Mona and Markle

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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Their royal majesties of music, Queen B and Jay-Z, recently curtsied to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in their BRIT Award acceptance video. Receiving Best International Artist (Group) for their album “Everything Is Love”, The Carters appeared with a hanging portrait of the crowned Duchess in...

An important message from our youth

Lindsey Schwalm, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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Students from across the globe are coming together to protest the single most important issue of our time: climate change. Children as young as nine years old are skipping school to grab the attention of both policymakers and the general public alike. Their demands are clear: the government should de...

We don’t need another Iraq

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 28, 2019


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In order to live in the United States for any lengthy period of time–or, at least long enough to cycle between a presidential cabinet or two–one must be willing to tolerate some degree of national déjà vu. Whether it be trade protectionism, lax banking regulation, or internment camps, the U.S. government...

BIPP: Facing rising Islamic terrorism in Nigeria: A hard pill to swallow

JP Stark and Yiwei Wang, BIPP Interns

February 28, 2019


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When most people think of terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda or ISIS, they think of the Middle East. This is no longer the case, as the past decade has seen the dissemination of Islamist militant groups across Africa. Already fragile states have been propelled into further turmoil as these groups...

An abroad perspective: How does Spain view American politics?

An abroad perspective: How does Spain view American politics?

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Editor

February 21, 2019


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Studying abroad in college provides students with ample opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures. However, perhaps the most interesting part of studying abroad is the perspective you gain about how other cultures see your own. As a result, watching the news with my host family and...

Editorial: Crisis of common sense, vaccines in America

February 21, 2019


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared measles to be eradicated in the United States in 2000. However, over 100 cases have been reported in 2019, spread across 21 states. While the major outbreaks have widely been contained, scientific evidence points to parents who declined to have...

Southern Baptist Church shows reform is needed in religious institutions

Southern Baptist Church shows reform is needed in religious institutions

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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In early 2002, The Boston Globe’s investigative reporting team “Spotlight” uncovered decades of sex abuse in the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church. The team’s findings sparked widespread debates and resulted in calls for reforms in both the church itself, as well as the American legal...

Trump’s national emergency speech was more than just asinine

Griffin Perrault, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


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Rhetoric has always been more art than science. The classical method of oration, often associated with the ancient Athenians, forms a neat balance of argument and persuasion which seeks to simultaneously persuade the general audience and refute detractors. However, this is only one of many means of skillfully...

How Amazon’s decision impacts New York (and the Democratic party)

How Amazon’s decision impacts New York (and the Democratic party)

Anthony Maisano, BIPP Intern

February 21, 2019


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Just 94 days after the landmark decision was made, Amazon has decided to axe their plans to open a headquarters in Queens, N.Y. Amazon cited political turmoil between the corporation and local politicians as the main reason for the change, releasing a statement stating, “a number of state and local...

Ilhan Omar shouldn’t have to apologize

Ben Borrok, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


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House Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota was forced to apologize on Feb. 18 by fellow Democrats for comments that were seen as anti-Semitic. On Twitter, Omar responded to tweets where she stated that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel group based in Washington, was...

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