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Editorial: School of Management

March 31, 2011


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The School of Management recently announced details of its four new majors that will be available to students beginning with the class of 2015: Accounting and Financial Management, Global Management, Managing for Sustainability, and Markets, Innovation and Design. These new majors aim to better prepare...

House Party well-managed and fun despite risk

March 30, 2011


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By Leah Rogers Writer House Party Weekend – Bucknellians Gone Wild? It’s the one event that everyone talks about the entire year: House Party Weekend. As a first-year student, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had heard it gets pretty crazy, and judging from what a normal weekend on campu...

United States risks long stay in Libya without well-defined goals

March 24, 2011


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By Pranav Sehgal Opinions Editor With wars in Afghanistan and Iraq already, should the United States be involved in Libya? The ripple effects from the conflict in Libya have dramatically impacted the politics of the region, global oil prices, and have now made many people question the United State...

Editorial:Renaming Mixers and Respecting Women

March 23, 2011


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The seven sorority presidents on campus have all agreed that women in their organizations will not attend functions at fraternities that have themes that are derogatory or demeaning towards women. The situation can be clarified with a simple example:  the “Office Lives and Trophy Wives” mixer, w...

Letter to the Editor: Taking responsibility

March 21, 2011


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To the editor: In response to "Hiding Behind Pseudonyms Evades Responsibility," we would like to thank Sarah Block for reading "What the Buck," brought to you by The Counterweight. The purpose of sending out these newsletters was to "encourage scholarly debate on meaningful subjects," as she stated...

Editorial

March 9, 2011


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Two years ago, the men's basketball team stumbled to a disappointing record of 7-23; the team's biggest stars had graduated, and no one new had yet stepped up to replace them. Now, the Bison are back in the Patriot League Championship, and the future looks bright for a team loaded with standout underclassmen. Last...

Social media sites are not real life

March 9, 2011


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By Erin Kircher Contributing Writer “I was just looking through your Facebook the other day, and it seems like you’ve been doing really well!” These were some of the first words I heard after recently running into a person who had gone to my high school. I didn’t know if I should feel flatter...

Charlie Sheen no longer superhuman

March 9, 2011


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By Brian Shoener Contributing Writer Over the past few years, one actor’s name has been incessantly clogging the airwaves and wasting valuable space in countless newspapers. His recent tirades have given him pop-culture status comparable to Chuck Norris. The problem is that there is no way Charlie S...

Marcellus Shale discussion highlights student apathy

March 9, 2011


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By Lizzie Kirshenbaum Contributing Writer As someone who thinks of the YouTube video “Marcel the Shell” when asked about her opinions on the mining of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, I felt slightly out of place attending the University’s forum on the topic. This panel discussion between Pen...

Hiding behind pseudonyms evades responsibility

March 8, 2011


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By Sarah Block News Editor On Tuesday, every student on campus received a newsletter from the staff of The Counterweight entitled “What the Buck.” While receiving mass mailings would not normally seem out of the ordinary, what makes this newsletter particularly unusual is the lack of legitimat...

Editorial

March 3, 2011


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A college university is a place where differences in opinion are encouraged. Many of the speakers and programs here at the University are designed to challenge students to question their beliefs and explore new avenues of thought. Sometimes, the debates can become quite polarizing. The heated exchanges...

New housing plan limits freedom

March 2, 2011


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By Amanda Ayers Contributing Writer After hearing of the University's plan to reduce the off-campus housing available to students, I had mixed feelings. I trusted the University’s judgment but struggled with the issue because it seemed to me that having the opportunity, especially as a senior, to ...

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