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Editorial: John McCain’s phlegmatic approach to political discourse in the age of insult

August 30, 2018


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In response to a question during a campaign rally in 2008 prompting dispute over former presidential candidate Barack Obama’s “Arab” ethnicity, fellow candidate John McCain said, “No ma’am, he is a decent family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues,...

The time has come for “Municipal Broadband”

The time has come for “Municipal Broadband”

Griffin Perrault, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2018


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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) secured a narrow 3-2 repeal of net neutrality rules in December 2017, which barred telecommunications companies from, among other things, providing so-called “fast lanes” to websites who pay additional fees. The rules were officially scrapped in June,...

Urban Meyer deserves a harsher punishment for ignoring allegations

Urban Meyer deserves a harsher punishment for ignoring allegations

Ben Borrok, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2018


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It is no surprise that a school with a football team valued at $1 billion would go to extreme lengths to ensure its team’s success. So, should we be surprised when Ohio State University announced that they would only suspend head coach Urban Meyer for the first three games of the season for...

The University’s role amidst Moonves’ confirmed allegations

Jacob Feuerstein, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2018


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In this month’s issue of “The New Yorker,” journalist Ronan Farrow published an exposé detailing allegations of the abuse, harassment, and intimidation of six women, allegedly committed by CEO of CBS Corporation and University alum Leslie Moonves ’71, with some allegations dating as far...

Manafort’s and Cohen’s crimes: Yet another poor reflection on the Trump administration

Caroline Guthrie, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018


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This past month has been detrimental for the Trump administration. NBC claimed that this has been the darkest time for a sitting president since Watergate. According to CNN, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was found guilty on eight counts, including tax fraud and...

Syracuse case a reminder that Greek Life must combat waves of negative press

Syracuse case a reminder that Greek Life must combat waves of negative press

Jessica Kaplan, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


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In 1776, the first Greek organization was founded at the College of William and Mary with the intention that the group would solely exist as a space where men can have enriching social, political, and religious discussion outside of an academic setting. Their organization was proven successful, and thus...

Editorial: the debate over Amy Wax’s visit

April 26, 2018


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Controversy swirled this week around a pending visit to the University from Amy Wax, a professor at Penn Law school. At the time of this writing, Wax had not delivered her lecture yet, which was scheduled for April 26. Yet before she even set foot on campus, conflict did not escape the controversial pr...

Fresno State professor’s comments are untimely, but should not be silenced

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 26, 2018


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Many Americans mourned the passing of Barbara Bush, former First Lady to President George H.W. Bush, and mother of former President George W. Bush. In contrast, Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar took to Twitter to bash the matriarch of the Bush family. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and...

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

BIPP: piercing the Bucknell bubble

Zach Krivine, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


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There are many elements of this university that make it unique. Its small size, its resources, and its relative geographic isolation from other major metropolises make for a student experience that is totally different than one that someone would have at Boston University or the University of Wisconsin, for...

Amazon Echo raises questions over consumer privacy

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer

April 26, 2018


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Since the birth of the Alexa, the Amazon voice assistant used in millions of smart technologies, many have questioned its capabilities as a spy device. The Amazon Echo device that is used in households around the world contains a microphone. This raises the obvious question: is someone listening to us? When...

Students should have more parking options with Academic East construction

Students should have more parking options with Academic East construction

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 19, 2018


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As construction on Academic East progresses, it has left a glaring problem in the surrounding area of campus: during the week, there seems to be nowhere to park. In our March 30 issue, The Bucknellian reported that the University will be losing 100 parking spots as lots are fenced off for construction...

Arming teachers with baseball bats does not solve America’s school safety issue

Arming teachers with baseball bats does not solve America’s school safety issue

Megan Lafond, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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As a future teacher and current volunteer at many schools in the surrounding area, reading the never-ending articles about what will be done to protect teachers and students anger me more and more. For instance, the Millcreek Township School District in Erie County, Pa. decided to spend $1800 on...

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