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‘Bad and Boujee’ Fall Concert 2017

‘Bad and Boujee’ Fall Concert 2017

Megan Hays, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

With over 3,000 people in attendance, the University Concert Committee declared the 2017 Fall Concert to be a success. “The concert went incredibly! Thanks to Public Safety and Bucknell Facilities, the show went very smoothly. Huge shoutout to Migos, Cheat Codes, and all of the concert-goers fo...

Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Women’s basketball opens season with two wins

Marta Considine, Senior Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team began its 2017-2018 season on Nov. 10, traveling to Lawrenceville, N.J. to take on Rider University. They recovered from a 16-point deficit to win 76-71. On Nov. 12, the Bison defeated Akron University 63-52 in their home opener. The team then dropped their second...

A delayed response: The racialized re-framing of America’s drug problem

A delayed response: The racialized re-framing of America’s drug problem

Adriana DiSilvestro, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Following Trump’s speech on Oct.26, in which he declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, there has been an increase in media and political attention surrounding the issue.  On Nov. 14, Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts proposed new legislation that would fund the state’s efforts to fight...

University Thanksgiving Day parade slated for this holiday season

University Thanksgiving Day parade slated for this holiday season

Charles Beers, Satire Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

In order to celebrate all of the things we as a community are thankful for, the University administration has agreed to host its inaugural Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 17, here on campus. Students and faculty alike are eligible to submit their proposals for their own parade floats and balloons and...

80 turkeys later: Behind the scenes of the annual ‘Cafsgiving’

80 turkeys later: Behind the scenes of the annual ‘Cafsgiving’

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Tradition During the week preceding Thanksgiving break, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, apple pie, and more are on the minds of first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike as they eagerly anticipate the return of the University’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, affectionately k...

‘Pitch Perfect’ star Adam DeVine works out at KLARC, performs at Center Stage

‘Pitch Perfect’ star Adam DeVine works out at KLARC, performs at Center Stage

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Comedic actor Adam DeVine was spotted numerous times on campus the afternoon of Nov. 3, having arrived early for his performance at the University’s annual Center Stage event. The event, which is usually held in early October, took place a few weeks later to kick off Homecoming Weekend. It was hosted...

Ham’s hat trick lifts women’s soccer to second-straight Patriot League Championship

Ham’s hat trick lifts women’s soccer to second-straight Patriot League Championship

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

The women’s soccer team hoisted the Patriot League Championship trophy for the second straight year after beating top-seeded Navy 3-2 in the tournament title game. The Bison beat Boston University 1-0 on Nov. 3 to advance through to the championship game. The Terriers applied most of the offensive...

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’: Changing lives, changing television

NBC’s ‘This Is Us’: Changing lives, changing television

Megan Lafond, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

The picture of what a typical American family looks like has changed drastically in the last decade, with the current generation being far more comfortable with these changes and with what is considered the “norm.” As a result, television shows are expanding their horizons on what they want...

A night with the presidents turns into fierce rap battle

A night with the presidents turns into fierce rap battle

Charles Beers, Satire Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

"A Night with the Presidents," featuring University President and President of Bucknell Student Government (BSG), took an unexpected turn on Nov. 5 in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The discussion started smoothly with well-written introductions from both presidents, but soon descended into...

Homecoming Weekend 2017: Bison return to their herd

Homecoming Weekend 2017: Bison return to their herd

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

More than 800 alumni, friends, and family returned to the University for the 2017 Homecoming Weekend. Visitors attended various events hosted throughout the weekend and reunited with old friends. However, the weekend encouraged more than just reunions; Homecoming promotes alumni engagement through networking,...

Survivors & supporters come together

Survivors & supporters come together

Natalie Spears and Haley Mullen

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, NEWS, Top Stories

Domestic violence and sexual assault are harrowing issues that affect lives across the world, including the lives of individuals here on the University’s campus. Frequently, these subjects are often avoided or unaddressed due to individuals' apprehension to share their personal experiences. Fortunately,...

Richards beats volleyball record in victory over Lehigh

Richards beats volleyball record in victory over Lehigh

Alexa Girasole, Senior Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

Mimi Richards ’20 surpassed the Bison volleyball program record for most block assists in a single season on Oct. 27, when the team took the victory over Lehigh. The win against the Mountain Hawks came in an intense five-set game, and the Orange and Blue rode that momentum into a four-set win over...

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