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Campus goes remote after sudden surge in COVID-19 cases

Campus goes remote after sudden surge in COVID-19 cases

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2020

In an email sent out to the campus community, University President John Bravman detailed plans for all classes to be held remotely for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, with many campus operations being paused temporarily. This announcement comes as the result of an influx of new on-campus COVID-19 cases. ...

Campus spotlight: Samek Art Museum

Campus spotlight: Samek Art Museum

Sahana Paravantavida, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

The Samek Art Museum operates in two locations: an on-campus gallery on the top floor of the Elaine Langone Center (ELC) and their downtown gallery located at 416 Market Street. This semester, however, the Samek has had to adjust its exhibits to conform to strict COVID-19 protocols. At the beginning...

New York City is not an “anarchist jurisdiction”

New York City is not an “anarchist jurisdiction”

Anthony Lopez, Senior Writer

October 21, 2020

Since the killing of George Floyd, nationwide protests have called for defunding the police. It is, admittedly, an incredibly radical proposition — one of which Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is not even a proponent of, despite what his Republican opponents may say. Regardless, a rise in...

Biden vs. Trump: On the issues

Biden vs. Trump: On the issues

Sarah Baldwin and Jess Kaplan

October 21, 2020

With the presidential election a mere two weeks away, many remain undecided about who aligns most closely with their political ideals. Democratic Presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with his running-mate Senator Kamala Harris, are campaigning on a moderate platform that promises...

Why students should be allowed to have their cameras off

Why students should be allowed to have their cameras off

Bridgette Simpson

October 21, 2020

Due to the shift from traditional in-person classes to remote instruction, there has been a great deal of discussion on a topic that concerns both students and professors alike: should students be required to have their camera on during online classes? This debate has sparked much controversy. Te...

Climbing Wall open for University students

Climbing Wall open for University students

Juliette Gaggini, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

The University's Climbing Wall, located in the Gerhard Fieldhouse, is open to all students each night of the week from 6-9 p.m. Renovated in 2019, the wall features 12+ foot high bouldering walls with multiple angles and innovative setting, a MoonBoard climbing wall, multiple hand cracks and plenty of...

Educating about the Equality Votes campaign

Educating about the Equality Votes campaign

Bel Carden, Senior Writer

October 14, 2020

Discussion around voting often focuses on Election Day. However, an important component of that process happens before actually voting – the whole procedure, in reality, begins with registration. In order to fully take advantage of the privilege to vote, citizens must make sure they have properly registered...

Zoom zaturdays?

Zoom zaturdays?

Liz Whitmer, Satire Co-Editor

October 14, 2020

Super Saturdays have turned super boring since the beginning of the pandemic. In the face of mixed reviews from partygoers, University students have decided to move their weekly gatherings to a Zoom event, which has definitely created a different feeling. Sandra Sorority ’22 told reporters she is...

Leaving the sidelines: Get informed and get registered

Leaving the sidelines: Get informed and get registered

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

October 13, 2020

Middle school recreational soccer teams are not the way that people generally think about elections, but it’s 2020, so adding some whimsy to this process is probably good for everyone. So, please, indulge in the following metaphor: It’s a chilly Saturday morning and your friends on the Galaxy ...

Lewisburg Community Garden and Bucknell Farm spotlight

Lewisburg Community Garden and Bucknell Farm spotlight

Juliette Gaggini, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2020

The Lewisburg Community Garden and the Bucknell Farm encourage students to become more involved with agriculture and cultivation. Even with COVID-19 safety practices in place, both the garden and the farm are open to volunteers and are harvesting lots of food this semester. Founded in 2012 and located at the intersectio...

The truth is stranger: Thoughts on the first 2020 presidential debate

The truth is stranger: Thoughts on the first 2020 presidential debate

Nick DeMarchis, Senior Writer

October 7, 2020

Breaking the precedent of almost every other presidential debate ever, the Sept. 29 debate between current U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden served not only to somehow miss the mark on already subterranean expectations, but to deliver the American people another fresh d...

I saw my professor outside and he isn’t a hologram after all

I saw my professor outside and he isn’t a hologram after all

Max Bean, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2020

As I do every day, I walked to the Bison for  lunch five minutes before the lunch period ended. On my way, I gazed upon a thing so horrifying and disturbing that I did not know how to react. For the sake of my safety and of everyone reading this, I will be forced to use several pseudonyms so as to not...

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