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University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

“Sexual violence knows no race or gender,” Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, said to the crowd that filled the Weis Center for Performing Arts, “but the response to sexual violence does.” At 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, Burke discussed her career as a social justice activist for...

Women’s track and field captures League Championship, men finish third

Women’s track and field captures League Championship, men finish third

Dani Kaufman, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Track & Field

Consistency was key to the women’s track and field team securing its second consecutive Patriot League Championship title on Feb. 18, their 18th victory in the 28-year history of the team. Colleen Buckley ’18 was the standout of the meet, earning women’s Patriot League Track Athlete of the Meet...

In searching for solutions to gun violence, one life makes a huge difference

In searching for solutions to gun violence, one life makes a huge difference

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

In one of my high school English classes, I once read a short piece called “The Starfish Story.” The story describes a beach covered with thousands of starfish that have washed up from the sea. A child decides to throw these starfish, one by one, back into the ocean to save their lives. An observer...

A day in the life of a fracket

A day in the life of a fracket

Faith Breen, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:00 p.m. — It’s dark and dusty underneath this bed in Kress Hall, and I’ve been stuffed behind a mini fridge/microwave combo for what feels like ages now. I count the passing days with the cooking of my host’s daily midnight ramen and thankfully it’s a Wednesday,...

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Haley Mullen, Assistant news editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Pop and hip-hop musical icon Shaggy will perform for the University’s 19th annual Chrysalis Ball on April 27. Held in Gerhard Fieldhouse, the Chrysalis Ball is an opportunity for the entire University community to gather for an evening of celebration. Jamaican singer Shaggy is best known for his...

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison men’s basketball team defeated the Colgate Raiders, ranked second in the Patriot League, 65-64 on a last second buzzer beater from Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 on Feb. 12 at Sojka Pavilion. With a ten point deficit and 1:31 left to play in regulation, the final shot generated enough buzz...

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

As of this past Wednesday, Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. can be added to the growing list of mass school shootings in the United States. In fact, it has made the top ten. The casualties are high: at least 17 have been reported dead and 16 injured. The suspected gunma...

Philadelphia adds second NFL team just so Wentz and Foles can start

Philadelphia adds second NFL team just so Wentz and Foles can start

Jeff Klebauskas, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

In an unprecedented business maneuver to double-down on their long-awaited Super Bowl victory, the Philadelphia Eagles have managed to convince the NFL, the city of Philadelphia, and the state of Pennsylvania to allocate funds for the strict purpose of establishing a second team that, starting in 2020,...

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Craven

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Craven

Kathryn Nicolai, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The University mourns the loss of Ruth Ann Craven, a member of the University’s staff for 43 years. In 1974, Craven started as a staff member for the University’s Department of Psychology. In 1994, Craven transitioned to serve as the administrative assistant for the Office of the Chaplains and...

Through the Gates: Suné Swart

Through the Gates: Suné Swart

Bri Pomonis, Senior Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Through the Gates, Top Stories

It hasn’t been long since Suné Swart ’17 made headlines for Bison women’s basketball. The 6’3” forward was a consistent presence on the court for the Orange and Blue throughout her collegiate career. But after only three years of high school play and four years of college basketball, Swart...

Breaking Nunes: Trump presidency faces another controversy

Breaking Nunes: Trump presidency faces another controversy

Jessica Kaplan, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

President Donald Trump’s young political career has been plagued with scandals and chaos. He started off his presidency by blatantly lying about the size of his inauguration crowd. He has shamelessly promoted the Trump brand and of course, his Twitter feed continues to cause constant outrage. If...

University club ruins local dog naming contest

University club ruins local dog naming contest

Jon Meier, Satire editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

In a move to boost their social media presence, Pets4Less, a local pet store in Lewisburg, decided to hold a dog-naming competition during the first week of February. Participants could submit votes for names in an online poll over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The winning name would be given...

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