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Why I was not interested in hearing Mac Donald

Megan Mei Pomeroy, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

After reading Heather Mac Donald’s statements in an article published on The College Fix, I am appalled by the University’s willingness to bring her to campus. In this article, Mac Donald is quoted saying, “I am skeptical of the reality of this psychological or physical trauma” in criticizing...

The Bolivia situation is not what you think

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

November 22, 2019

The Nov. 10 removal of Bolivian President Evo Morales was nothing less than a coup d’état. As scholars and as Americans, it should not be as difficult as it apparently is for us to establish this as a material fact. The facts are simple; the duly elected president was forced to resign, and flee the ...

The fall of the Berlin Wall: thirty years later

The fall of the Berlin Wall: thirty years later

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, 1989, change came. The day symbolized freedom from the barriers of the Berlin Wall for East and West Germans. It meant reunification of Germans as a whole, but also for family and friends who had not seen each other since the Wall went up in August of 1961. The day brought hope — for the...

Katie Hill’s private life is none of our business

Jacob Feuerstein, Opinions Co-Editor

November 14, 2019

Katie Hill, a freshmen Democrat from California’s 25th Congressional District, resigned from Congress on Oct. 27 after she confirmed allegations of an illicit sexual relationship with her campaign finance manager, a subordinate in her office. Hill initially denied the allegations, while later backtracking...

Nike has a problem with its female athletes

Liz Whitmer, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The treatment of young female athletes by Nike is a prime example of manipulating women into believing they have a spot at the table when, in reality, they are simply being exploited to the advantage of those in power.  Nike’s track team, the Oregon Project, does nothing other than transform wome...

Yeezus Is “King”

Yeezus Is “King”

Lauren McDermott, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

Rapper Kanye West recently dropped his new album, “Jesus Is King,” after much anticipation. This is his first gospel album, and West — who in the past has referred to himself as "Yeezus"— spends much of the record praising the real Jesus. The release of the album shocked fans who were expecting...

BIPP: Call your congresswoman today!

Nikki Marrone, BIPP Intern

November 14, 2019

The 116th Congress is composed of the largest number of women in the history of the United States of America; we the People elected a Congress composed of 23.7 percent female members. Yet, while any stride in the fight for gender equality is significant, it is evident that we can do more to ensure that...

What Sanders’ cannabis policy means for mass incarceration

Sarah Baldwin, Print Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

Last month, U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released his plan to legalize the use of marijuana. The three main points laid out in Sanders’ platform include legalizing marijuana within the first 100 days of his presidency, expunging past convictions and investing in communities that have...

Cancel culture won’t solve our societal problems

Cancel culture won’t solve our societal problems

Nick DeMarchis, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2019

Twitter tries to define itself in the modern world as a paragon of modern culture and a leading force of societal “woke”-ness. However, the flaws inherent in such a medium bring themselves to the forefront as we see a line of people — of varying degrees of agreeableness, merit and acceptability...

BPALC’s speaker series offers more narrow-minded alarmism than intellectual inquiry

Griffin Perrault, Opinions Co-Editor

November 8, 2019

The stated purpose of the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC)  is brief, auspicious and, above all, quite noble: “The Program [...] focuses on developing thoughtful and informed civic leadership, exploring fundamental ideas in the pursuit of truth through higher education,...

Twitter leads the way for stopping political lies

Twitter leads the way for stopping political lies

Liz Whitmer, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2019

In the midst of a whirlwind of false information and corrupt advertisements allowed by greedy social media companies, especially Facebook, Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, has done the most responsible and ethical thing possible by barring all political advertisements from the platform. In this cessation of poli...

BIPP: How will the changing political climate affect abortion rights?

BIPP: How will the changing political climate affect abortion rights?

Annie Lindenthal, BIPP Intern

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 29, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson delivered a preliminary injunction against Alabama’s almost-total abortion ban, also known as the Human Life Protection Act. Created by Republican state legislators in May 2019, the bill would have gone into effect in mid-November. Had it not been...

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