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Barneys went bankrupt — here’s why you should care

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2019

New Yorkers are shocked to hear about the closing of Barneys, a well-known Manhattan department store that has blessed Madison Avenue with its presence since its opening in 1993. How could this happen? Barneys was not only a hotspot for New Yorkers, but also for tourists who traveled across oceans to...

Letter to the Editor: The petition to build a better University: transitioning to clean energy by 2030 

Professor Andrew Stuhl

November 8, 2019

To the Editor: We — the undersigned faculty, students, staff and friends of [the University] — highlight the responsibility that [the University] has in doing its part to mitigate the existential threat of the climate crisis by first ending our reliance on fossil fuels for energy. In an age of...

It’s time to reevaluate how we think about life sentences

It’s time to reevaluate how we think about life sentences

Richard Stover, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

“The Pennsylvania Lifer stands, in most cases, self-educated, progressive, and with the help of others, works for the ultimate goal of reacceptance into society by his merit. The statistics of Pennsylvania, as well as the nation, reflect the Life Term prisoner’s record to be one of achievement and...

Editorial: Looking ahead to 2020, what does the future hold?

October 31, 2019

About one year from today, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the 2020 presidential election. While it’s impossible to truly predict anything that will drive our news cycle over the next year, it’s still worth wondering what will happen in the United States over the next year.  For th...

The truth may hurt for Lizzo in songwriting feud

The truth may hurt for Lizzo in songwriting feud

Caroline Hendrix, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

Rapper, singer and songwriter Lizzo rose to fame soon after her song “Truth Hurts” was featured in the Netflix movie “Someone Great,” a rom-com with well-known actors such as Gina Rodriguez and Brittany Snow. According to Billboard, the song “doubles the record for the longest Hot 100 command...

Republicans should be uncomfortable with the state of their party and impeachment

Alex Boyer, Senior Writer

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 23, House Republicans engaged in a protest to halt the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump by interrupting key interviews and demanding public access to the impeachment investigation. However, the event was largely a publicity stunt, and as Sheryl Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos...

Biden is getting mowed by the grassroots

Liz Whitmer, Contributing Writer

October 31, 2019

As the race to win the Democratic nomination in the primaries for the presidential election draws nearer, fundraising efforts are becoming crucial to separate oneself from the rest of the pack. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who has been battling it out for first place against the progressive...

BIPP: Trump, Turkey and the Syria question

Harry Morris, BIPP Intern

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 6, President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of troops from northern Syria after being requested to do so by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The previously American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that had helped the United States figh...

No, we don’t have to listen to Heather Mac Donald’s perspective

No, we don’t have to listen to Heather Mac Donald’s perspective

John Davidian, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2019

On Nov. 14, political commentator Heather Mac Donald, who currently serves as a Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, will come to the University. Her visit will be sponsored by the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC), a program run by a group of faculty members...

College rankings and higher education: an incompatible pairing

Jax White, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2019

For aspiring academics who want to stand out from their peers, the college search and application process is strenuous. Yet some may be surprised to know that universities similarly compete against one another to catch the attention of high school students. According to Cathy O’Neil, author of the...

Can mental health be used as fashion inspiration?

Can mental health be used as fashion inspiration?

Ayesha Hussain, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2019

During the recent Milan Fashion Week, not only did beige capes, miniature handbags and retro colors catch the eyes of observant audience members, but so did some pieces from Gucci’s spring collection. Amidst fashion week, Gucci has found itself centered yet again in another controversial scandal as...

BIPP: LeBron kowtows to the CCP

John Angileri, BIPP Intern

October 25, 2019

Most of the few NBA players, coaches and officials who have said anything about the league’s issues with China (namely Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong and subsequent fallout) have been careful not to say anything that might harm the league’s or their own individual...

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