The Bucknellian

Letter to the Editor: Taking responsibility

March 21, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Change is inevitable and should not be resisted

March 2, 2011

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

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

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

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...

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