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Editorial: Black Lives Matter

Editorial: Black Lives Matter

June 8, 2020

Trayvon Martin. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. These are but a few of the countless Black lives lost to the senseless violence that is repeatedly enacted upon the Black community. In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those protesting, The Bucknellian refuses to stand by while anti-Blacknes...

University reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic

University reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic

Nicole Yeager, News Editor

April 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Mar. 10, halfway through spring break, students across the globe reacted to University President John Bravman’s momentous announcement: the University would transition to a remote education mode for the remainder of the semester. This decision came in the midst of the onset of COVID-19,...

All democracies deserve proportional representation

All democracies deserve proportional representation

Jax White, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In the United States, there is a plurality electoral system, meaning that elections operate with a winner-take-all methodology. This system has naturally formed a polarization in this country between the members of our two major parties. Many organizations are calling for electoral reform in the Uni...

Kyle’s Korner: Remote learning

Kyle’s Korner: Remote learning

Kyle Putt, Graphic Artist

April 24, 2020

People of the Year

People of the Year

Libby Darrell, Special Features Co-Editor

April 24, 2020

With finals approaching, what better way to wrap up the year than to acknowledge prized members of the University’s community. Each year, The Bucknellian’s editors recognize two University students and one staff member to be appreciated in a “People of the Year” feature.    Student...

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...

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