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‘WE DO’ did it!

‘WE DO’ did it!

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s 'WE DO' campaign met a historic and unprecedented goal at the beginning of July. With the help of students, faculty, alumni, and parents, the campaign not only reached but surpassed the University's ambitious goal of securing $500 million in gifts and pledges. Launched in 2012,...

Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Bill O’Reilly: A double standard on a double standard

Tom Bonan, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

In 2002, Fox News settled the first of what would become five workplace harassment cases involving the television host Bill O’Reilly—the final two of which have culminated in his termination from the news organization on April 19. O’Reilly joined Fox News in 1996, the year it started broadcasting,...

Editors You May Know spring 2017

Editors You May Know spring 2017

April 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

    Executive Board (Left to right: Bethany Blass '18, Morgan Gisholt Minard '17, Lynn Korsun '17) Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief International Relations ’17, Duxbury, Mass. Favorite newsroom moment: Anytime people on staff voluntarily stayed late to hang out after thei...

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mamta Badlani, Senior Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

This year’s housing selection process was characterized by the introduction of a new online system and the uncommon event of some rising seniors being assigned to live in Bucknell West, which are residences traditionally occupied by sophomores and juniors. This spring, Housing Services launched an...

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Investigative News Editor, Kathryn Nicolai

April 21, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

A 2015-16 Sustainability Initiatives pamphlet published by Dining Services lists food composting as the first of many environmentally friendly efforts; however, the University has not partaken in any such composting since May 2012, according to General Manager of Resident Dining John Cummins. In...

Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Women’s lacrosse wins thriller against Colgate, moves into fourth place in PL

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team topped Colgate on April 15 with a final score of 12-11. Morgan Steinhacker ’20 scored the game winning goal with 23 seconds left in regulation, giving the Orange and Blue a strong chance to qualify for the conference tournament for the second year in a row. Mary...

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

United Airlines passenger removal: A ‘systematic failure’ or an act of unwarranted aggression?

Maddie Boone, Senior Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Now-infamous video clips from the cell phones of several United Airlines Flight 3411 passengers began circulating across the internet by April 10. The videos featured a passenger who was pulled from his seat by airline officials and aviation police officers and off the flight. The issue arose from a...

Correct pronunciation of Amami sparks heated debate on campus

Correct pronunciation of Amami sparks heated debate on campus

Madeline Diamond, Senior Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories, Top Stories

DOWNTOWN LEWISBURG—Amami Kitchen & Espresso Bar, a popular spot among University students, has been the reason for a recent division of students on campus. Debate over whether the café is pronounced “ama-me” or “ah-mommy” has taken campus by storm. Matt Valdez ’19, a member of camp ...

White, wealthy, and blind: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi advertisement delegitimizes race relations

White, wealthy, and blind: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi advertisement delegitimizes race relations

Jennie Matuschak, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories, Top Stories

Pepsi uploaded to YouTube an advertisement starring reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner on April 4. The advertisement, which was created by an in-house content creation group, expresses Pepsi’s desperation to make a comeback as a soda brand integral to American culture. The video depicts...

Showcasing in style

Showcasing in style

Michael Mufson, Contributing Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

From April 7-9, University students performed in a dance showcase for fellow students, faculty, and family members in Tustin Studio Theatre. The Choreographer’s Showcase featured an array of dances choreographed by students enrolled in the class “Dance Composition,” as well as pieces by faculty...

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s new enrollment cost of $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year was announced in a letter sent to University students’ families this past February. The new cost is a comprehensive fee that includes tuition, the student government fee, and standard room and board. The $67,136 price is...

Bison tennis teams secure crucial Patriot League victories

Bison tennis teams secure crucial Patriot League victories

Brittany Willwerth, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Tennis, Tennis, Top Stories, Top Stories, Women

The Bison tennis teams were back in action this past weekend, with the men facing Navy and Lafayette on April 8 and 9, respectively, while the women challenged Lafayette and Towson on April 9 and 11, respectively. First up for the men was Navy, who defeated the Orange and Blue 5-2 on April 8. In...

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