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Survey shows Holocaust fading from memory despite its current relevance

Jessica Kaplan, Senior Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS

It has been more than 70 years since Germany surrendered to the Soviet Union, formally marking the end of the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews, among other social minorities, perished. In the years since, survivors have rebuilt their synagogues, established Holocaust memorials and museums, and have...

Editorial: Recent videos documenting police use of force highlight bystander accountability

April 19, 2018


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Last Thursday, April 12, two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after an employee called the police claiming that the men were refusing to either make a purchase or leave. The men stated they were waiting to meet someone, who showed up while they were being arrested. The incident led...

BIPP: Is “America first” really making us great again?

Nicole Marrone, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

Throughout one of the most polarizing presidential races, then-candidate Donald Trump vowed that he would “Make America Great Again” by putting “America first.” A harsh critic of the Obama administration, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama of entering trade agreements in which the...

SMIF should be used to practice sustainability methods

Amanda Stefura, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2018


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If you open up any social media today or news source today, headlines regarding the severe social and environmental problems facing the world probably overwhelm you. These massive global problems seem impossible to tackle, but they should also be impossible for you to ignore. You might ask, how can students like...

New Paterno film intense, but comes too soon

New Paterno film intense, but comes too soon

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

HBO debuted their television movie "Paterno" on April 7. The film depicts Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s days in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal that tarnished the revered image of both the school and Paterno himself. The movie also highlights the stories of Sara Ganim, a reporter...

Mental health: athletes’ hidden opponent

Halie Mariano, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Sustainability Column

In modern athletics, the hype around health seems to be all about concussions. Skeptics ask, are they really a big deal? Are there long-term consequences? Can they kill you? The answer to all three questions is yes, so you’d think one of the NCAA’s main safety concerns would be head injuries. What...

Editorial: Is user privacy a widespread concern?

April 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

Mark Zuckerburg testified to the Senate this week in a high-profile hearing that is raising a lot of eyebrows, and causing many to question how much trust we should put in social media outlets. Social media giant Facebook came under fire recently after it was revealed they allowed data firm Cambridge...

As social media users and citizens, we all have a responsibility to protect society

Caroline Guthrie, Senior Writer

April 12, 2018


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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman may have stopped a school shooting late last month, exemplifying how citizens can help prevent tragedy. Edelman received an Instagram direct message stating, “Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he’s going to shoot up a school, I think...

BIPP: New census question draws controversy over citizenship and response rates

Harry Morris, Contributing Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Bucknell Institute of Public Policy, OPINIONS

The 2020 census may seem like a distant matter, but the preparation and controversy surrounding it has already started. The census is important for determining how districts are drawn, where resources and funds are allocated, and how many representatives a state will have in Congress. The U.S. Department...

U.S.-China trade war escalates as both sides implement more tariffs

Jessica Kaplan, Senior Writer

April 12, 2018


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More than 100 billion bananas are eaten around the world each year. Yet very few people know that the banana trade once turned into a trade war. The “banana wars” were a culmination of a decade-long argument between the United States and Europe. It all began in 1998 when European companies started...

Editorial: Our reaction to Chelsea Handler’s visit to campus

Editorial: Our reaction to Chelsea Handler’s visit to campus

April 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

Chelsea Handler is notorious for her strong personality, which often reveals itself in controversial, unfiltered rhetoric. While this rhetoric is often masked by humor, Handler has recently attempted to turn towards legitimate political activism. This is an admirable choice, one that required her to humbly...

Scandal in the NCAA dominates high school players’ careers

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2018


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Following the multitude of controversies that have circulated around NCAA basketball programs this year, many are searching for solutions for an organization that prides itself on its amateurism. An FBI investigation this season has uncovered a money laundering scandal involving agents, shoe companies, coaches,...

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