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University switches to remote education amidst coronavirus outbreak

University switches to remote education amidst coronavirus outbreak

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, in an email sent out to students and families, University President John Bravman announced the cancelation of all in-person class meetings as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The University will instead be switching to remote learning for the remainder of t...

Weis Center hosts BSU’s 2020 Stomp Out Classic

Weis Center hosts BSU’s 2020 Stomp Out Classic

Ellie Lowe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 29, the 2020 Stomp Out performance was held in the University’s Weis Center. This performance was hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) organization on campus as part of their Black Arts Festival event series. They were successful in making the event both informational as well as entertaining...

Checking in on the coronavirus

Checking in on the coronavirus

Anthony Lopez, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

Five weeks ago, I wrote an article concerning the novel coronavirus and its outbreak in Wuhan, China. At the time, the death toll was just over 100 people and the number of infected had reached nearly 3,000. The World Health Organization was cautious to declare a national emergency, and the United States...

How to become TikTok famous

How to become TikTok famous

Liz Whitmer, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

TikTok is the new app that has taken teens, comedians and middle-aged men alike by storm, and one question has been rattling in the minds of everyone with too much free time and an overwhelming desire for attention: how does one become TikTok famous? This article can steer you in the right direction by giving you ...

Yorke’s record performance sends men’s lacrosse past Marist

Yorke’s record performance sends men’s lacrosse past Marist

Holly Burns, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

The Bison men’s lacrosse team faced the Marist Red Foxes this past Saturday, Feb. 29. The Orange and Blue secured a 20-11 victory. Bison attacker Will Yorke ’20 led the team with a school-record of nine goals and tied the record for total points with 11. Yorke’s nine-goal performance is also...

10th annual Black Arts Festival

10th annual Black Arts Festival

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

March 5, 2020

Diversity on Campus At any institution of exclusiveness and privilege, the question of diversity — experiential, intellectual and racial — is raised. According to its 2019-2020 Fact Book, the University has a mere 16.9% of students of color and 9.8% of first-generation students enrolled; despit...

Investigative News: University Dining Services underfeeds, underpays

Investigative News: University Dining Services underfeeds, underpays

Spandan Marasini, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

In 2005, former University President Brian C. Mitchell made a decision to completely revamp dining, passing the University's dining program from Sodexo to Parkhurst Dining. This decision was met by student, faculty and staff opposition. Students amassed 1,777 signatures for a petition, faculty members...

Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Democrats are overthinking the election, and it might cost them

Sam Rosenblatt, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

If the most recent Democratic presidential debates have taught us anything, it’s that the party might be exhibiting the most internal divisions since the late 1960s. Today, we seem to be witnessing a similar fight for the soul of the Democratic Party – but it’s not exactly clear where that soul l...

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Amy Schlussler, Satire Co-Editor

February 27, 2020

Women’s lacrosse drops heartbreaker to La Salle

Women’s lacrosse drops heartbreaker to La Salle

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

February 27, 2020

On  Feb. 22, the Bison women’s lacrosse team lost a tough game against the La Salle Explorers 12-11. After scoring 10 goals in the first half, the Bison battled defensively throughout the second half, ultimately allowing La Salle to come back and top the Orange and Blue. The Bison now stand at a 2-2...

Remembering Toni Morrison: A literary force of nature

Remembering Toni Morrison: A literary force of nature

Libby Darrell and Sara Wilkerson

February 27, 2020

“Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.” – Toni Morrison, from her 1993 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture On Feb. 18, the University celebrated what would have been Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday in its continuation of the Morrison Meditation...

‘We Brake for Nobody’ improv group performs show at Trout Auditorium

‘We Brake for Nobody’ improv group performs show at Trout Auditorium

Sarah Haber, Assistant News Editor

February 21, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m., We Brake for Nobody, the University’s improv troupe, performed in Trout Auditorium. We Brake for Nobody was founded in 1998 by Ben Wellington, who then went on to start a troupe at New York University (NYU) called Dangerbox. The show consisted of a series of interactive...

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