The Bucknellian

Sovereign debt crisis threatens future American fiscal stability

April 20, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor The current financial crisis has highlighted and exasperated the problem of sovereign debt. “After a financial crisis like the one of the past two years, there’s typically a wave of sovereign default crises," Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff said. As we have s...

Take advantage of opportunities to attend lectures

April 20, 2011


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By Olivia Seecof Writer As a campus tour guide, I consistently tell people about all of the impressive things that University organizations bring to campus for the pure benefit of the students. Of course, the big-name concerts always cause jaw-dropping reactions, especially when I tell the story...

Letter to the Editor: Bruce's appearance raises questions about civil discourse

April 19, 2011


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To the editor: In the April 15th issue of The Bucknellian, students affiliated with the BUCC and FLAG&BT, the two student organizations centrally responsible for inviting a crude shock radio jock with a long and documented history of racially offensive rhetoric to campus, defend this action by reference...

Editorial: BarstoolU

April 14, 2011


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The student community was recently captivated by the story of Parinaz Hadi ’12, who made it to the Final Four of a March Madness-style popularity contest on a website called BarstoolU. The reason this story made it into The Bucknellian is because it captured the attention of so huge a portion of the...

Is the U.S. still a dominant superpower?

April 13, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor In today’s day and age it no longer seems as if the United States is the world’s only superpower. With developing countries like Brazil, India and China growing at rates faster than that of the United States, American dominance over international affairs is a...

Letter to the Editor: Bravman supports sorority decision

April 13, 2011


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To the editor: In last week's issue of The Bucknellian, the presidents of the seven sororities on campus made a strong statement against misogyny and sexism, and I commend their decision to do so. As part of this decision, our sororities will no longer support or attend events whose theme objectifies...

Letter to Editor: Students respectfully engage with speaker

April 13, 2011


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To the editor: The letter to the editor printed in last week’s issue of The Bucknellian gave a false impression of Tammy Bruce. Last Thursday, Bruce spoke about the compatibility of conservative ideas with the core values of the LGBT community and other minorities. She argued that the conservative pr...

Editorial: Charity fatigue?

April 7, 2011


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At this point in the semester, virtually everywhere you turn on campus, someone is raising money for some type of charity. With the Day without Shoes last Tuesday, Bands and Bikes and the Running of the Bison coming up this weekend, the Management 101 companies selling their products, many students already...

Student Emergency Response Volunteers should keep house

April 6, 2011


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By Phil Kim Special Contributor [Editor's Note: Phil Kim is president of Bucknell Student Government.] Last week, the leadership of the Student Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) reached out to Bucknell Student Government (BSG) about the loss of their University housing on Sixth Street, Edwards...

Housing lottery system needs reform

April 6, 2011


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By Brian Shoener Contributing Writer Housing. For most of you, it will all be over by the time you read this. As I write this, people are fretting about where they will live, whom they will live with (or near) and if they even have the chance of getting the room of their dreams. Of course this anxi...

Republican budget cuts unstable for economy

April 5, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor With an increasingly large deficit looming, House Republicans unveiled their long-term budget proposal to cut $5.8 trillion from spending over 10 years. The plan, primarily drafted by Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul D. Ryan, who is the Chairman of the House Budget ...

Letter to the Editor

April 5, 2011


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To the editor: The Bucknellian recently announced the Bucknell Conservatives Club and FLAG&BT are inviting Tammy Bruce to come to campus to give a canned speech she has been delivering, for substantial remuneration, for years. The BUCC’s president apparently believes that the collaboration of...

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