The Bucknellian

Change is inevitable and should not be resisted

March 2, 2011


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By Erin Kircher Contributing Writer As a three-year-old who enjoyed the comforts of familiarity, I was devastated on the day my mom decided to sell my car seat at a garage sale. As far as I was concerned, that car seat and I had a bond that no one had the right to tear apart. Of course, that car se...

Stevenson’s article effectively addressed drinking problems

February 28, 2011


Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINIONS

To the editor: I was disappointed to see such a negative response printed to John Stevenson's article in the last issue of The Bucknellian. The letter goes to great lengths to minimize the significance of facts and exonerate those involved from blame. For all its equivocation, however, someone is obviousl...

Letter to the Editor: Liberal arts majors should not complain about E-Week

February 27, 2011


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To the editor: To quote an oft-used colloquial phrase, “haters gonna hate.” Engineers have been denounced as “oompa-loompas of science” on TV and are sometimes viewed as pretentious. I personally have nothing against the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Management. In fact, my second...

Editorial

February 24, 2011


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The University recently announced that its comprehensive fee will increase to an estimated $54,240 for the 2011-12 school year. While we obviously would prefer for the fee to remain as low as possible, we can understand that a modest increase is inevitable. The University must keep pace with the continually...

Letter to the Editor: Not only Greek life to blame for dangerous alcohol consumption

February 24, 2011


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To the editor: As a rare reader of The Bucknellian, when I heard about John Stevenson’s article “University’s attempts to halt binge drinking inadequate” I assumed that he was just calling University students a bunch of alcoholics. After picking up the article for myself I finally understand...

Audience disrespectful for Rusesabagina lecture

February 23, 2011


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By Elle Fried Contributing Writer As many of you may know, Rwandan humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina spoke Tuesday about his experience during the genocide in his homeland of Rwanda in 1994. He is known for saving 1,268 refugees from being slaughtered in the hotel he managed, Sabena Hôtel des Mille...

College of Arts and Sciences should host own event celebrating academia

February 23, 2011


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By Tracy Lum Senior Editor Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen many of my friends in engineering majors disappear into the mysterious chambers of Dana Engineering Building as they finalize their top-secret plans for Engineers Week. Even when they finally surface, their attention lingers on the promise of t...

Letter to the Editor: High-capacity magazines do not promote public good

February 21, 2011


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To the editor: Katherine Bourque considers it “disturbing” that, in a university student newspaper, one would criticize erroneous claims, as I did in my recent letter to the editor. But this is the very business of a university. Facts are our tools, and we must get them right. It is understood here...

Editorial

February 17, 2011


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Most people who attended the University's annual First Night ceremony, held last Friday, agree that the event went well and that most first-year students who attended enjoyed it. However, although a majority of first-years went and enjoyed themselves, a significant proportion did not bother to go. Rooke...

Is Coors encouraging binge drinking?

February 16, 2011


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By Elle Fried Contributing Writer According to many online sources, the Coors Brewing Company has confirmed that they will be releasing a new special can, crafted specifically for the purpose of shotgunning. For those of you who are unaware of what shotgunning entails, it is the act of poking a hole...

Watson’s debut on ‘Jeopardy!’ raises more questions than answers

February 16, 2011


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By Mike McPhee Managing Editor The game show "Jeopardy!" featured an unprecedented contestant this week: Watson, an IBM-created supercomputer with highly sophisticated software, competed against "Jeopardy!" superstars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a trivia test of man versus machine. For a machin...

Response to gun control article predictable and disturbing

February 16, 2011


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To the editor: I just opened up the editorial section of The Bucknellian and was humored by the lively response on the “Gun Policy” ("Tuscon tragedy shouldn't affect gun control policy," Feb. 2) by Alexander Riley to editorial writer Amanda Ayers. While the editorial opinion piece may have lacke...

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