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BIPP: Thoughts on Iran

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

January 23, 2020

Tensions are high with Iran. On Dec. 29, American airstrikes killed 24 members of Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran- backed Shia militia that operates in Iraq and Syria. On Dec. 31, Iraqi Shia protestors and militiamen — led on-scene by Katea'ib Hezbollah commander, Abu Mahdi al- Muhandis — threatened...

“We the People” have the power to change history

Natalie Becker, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

This year marks one century since the 19th Amendment was ratified and gave women the right to vote. One hundred years later, on Jan. 15, Virginia ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), becoming the 38th state to do so and meeting the threshold required in order to make an amendment part of the Constitution. ...

The trial of the century

Selby Schnobrich, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

Have you ever been consciously aware that you are living in a historic moment? It can be an invigorating realization, much like what Americans felt when hearing about Neil Armstrong landing on the moon in 1969 or the Berlin Wall coming down in 1991. Most recently, political issues such as gun rights...

I’ll miss Kamala Harris

I’ll miss Kamala Harris

Nick DeMarchis, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

This past Tuesday produced shockwaves through the Democratic community as California Senator Kamala Harris, once seen as the DNC’s star candidate for U.S. President, suspended her campaign. The earnest-seeming four-minute video posted to her Twitter profile tells the story of how financial resources...

It’s time to burst the bubble: Real issues on campus

It's time to burst the bubble: Real issues on campus

Alexander Boyer, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The University’s bubble: we all laugh, knowing that when we come to campus, it’s as if time stops and everything beyond these manicured lawns ceases to be — and all the things that really happen while we’re learning about thermodynamics and the Coase Theorem disappear from average existence. We all ...

Diversity is not a delusion, but colleges have it all wrong: Let’s talk about the (D)-word 

Trey Gaither, BIPP Intern

December 5, 2019

Conversations about diversity require knowledge about not only your identity, but the ways in which your identity influences other identities. It is hard to have a conversation about diversity when we leave out the main arguments which we oppose, in hopes of not “triggering” others. Heather Mac Donald’s ...

Bolsonaro’s blame game

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

The Amazon fires began earlier in 2019, many of which were started by farmers with the intent of clearing land for use in the next farming season — at least, according to reporting by CNN. This practice is not new, however, and certainly has never reached the level of devastation now observable in...

Netanyahu indictment shows promise, but larger issues linger

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

December 5, 2019

A few weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on a diverse set of white-collar charges, among them bribery and fraud, the culmination of allegations including, according to the New York Times, “giving or offering lucrative official favors to several media tycoons in exchange...

Last week’s protest was a good thing, even if you disagree with it

Last week’s protest was a good thing, even if you disagree with it

Zach Murphy, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

The recent political climate on campus is tense to say the least. In the past week, Heather Mac Donald came to speak about her concerns with the current state of free speech, among other topics. Her talk was greeted with applause by the crowd inside Bucknell Hall on Nov. 14, yet outside the event, a...

Institutional silence

John Davidian, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

For what, and for whom, does University President John Bravman email the campus community? What role does a university president play in managing the disconnects that arise between written institutional values and daily campus happenings? The University’s mission statement reads, in part, that...

BIPP: Analyzing survey results on the opioid epidemic

Julia Pacifico, BIPP Intern

November 22, 2019

The opioid epidemic is undoubtedly a humanitarian crisis. Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased almost six times since 1999. The misuse of opioids continues to grow. The Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdo...

What are you doing, Deval Patrick?

Liz Whitmer, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Another week, another Democrat. Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has recently entered the presidential race, only three months before the Iowa caucus, and his effectiveness is being widely debated. Patrick is now one of 17 Democrats in the race for 2020; however, he did not qualif...

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