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B.o.B. returns to audience of over 2,000

B.o.B. returns to audience of over 2,000

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The University’s annual Fall Fest took place on Sept. 15 on the Sojka Lawn. Sponsored by the Campus Activities and Programs (CAP) Center, the event brought in almost two thousand people, marking it as one of the highest attendances in the history of Fall Fest. “The student chairs and Fall Fest...

Women’s soccer notches two shutout wins

Women’s soccer notches two shutout wins

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

Carly Baggott ’19 scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute to top Lafayette in the Bison women’s soccer team’s Patriot League opener on Sept. 16. The Orange and Blue move to a 3-5 record on the season and continue a 16-game unbeaten streak against the Leopards, dating back to 2002. The...

Protesters’ banner rings true, racism is as American as baseball

Protesters’ banner rings true, racism is as American as baseball

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Four fans at a Boston Red Sox game on Sept. 13 draped a banner over Fenway Park’s left field wall that read, “Racism is as American as Baseball.” The incident occurred in the fourth inning of a nationally televised game and security quickly removed the fans who unveiled the banner. Following...

Ben & Jerry’s announces new University-themed ice cream flavor

Ben & Jerry’s announces new University-themed ice cream flavor

Charles Beers, Satire Co-Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

Following his Sept. 18 lecture on entrepreneurship in the Weis Center, Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream announced to the student body that a new, University-themed ice cream flavor will be hitting shelves by the end of the academic semester. The new flavor, tentatively named “WE DOUGH,” is...

The scoop on Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s

The scoop on Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s

Elizabeth Worthington and Natalie Spears

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Everybody recognizes the pints of homemade ice cream with unique flavors and chunks and swirls of cookies and candies, but not everyone recognizes the faces of the two men behind the name, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. After opening up their first scoop shop in 1978, the pair have enjoyed enormous...

Migos ft. Cheat Codes: Fall Concert 2017

Migos ft. Cheat Codes: Fall Concert 2017

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The University’s Concert Committee is excited to announce that hip-hop trio Migos will be performing at this year’s fall concert, with electronic DJ trio Cheat Codes as the opening act. The concert will be held in the Sojka Pavilion on Nov. 11. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at campus box...

Field hockey takes down Columbia and LIU, falls to #2 Penn State

Field hockey takes down Columbia and LIU, falls to #2 Penn State

Marta Considine, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison field hockey team competed against the Columbia Lions at Graham Field on Sept. 8 in a non-conference game. Brittany Willwerth ’20 set the tone for the victory, as she put the Bison on the board in the seventh minute of the game. Shortly after, Chloe Poltonavage ’20 found the back of the...

Arie Luyendyk is the new ‘Bachelor’

Arie Luyendyk is the new ‘Bachelor’

Caroline Guthrie, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

Arie Luyendyk Jr., a race car driver and runner-up on the 2012 season of “The Bachelorette,” was announced last week as the new bachelor for ABC’s hit series, "The Bachelor." This came as a shock to those who are familiar with the show, as in previous years the contestant was typically chosen...

University releases plans to sell personalized iPhone Xs, effective 2018

University releases plans to sell personalized iPhone Xs, effective 2018

Charles Beers, Satire Co-Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

On Sept. 12, the day Apple unveiled its latest revolutionary smartphone to the world, the iPhone X, the University shocked the student body with a reveal of its own. According to officials working behind the scenes to develop the project, a personalized brand of the iPhone X, tentatively titled the...

Learning through the Grapevine

Learning through the Grapevine

Julie Spierer, Special Features Co-Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

UNIV 130: 'From Wine to Vine: An Introduction to Viticulture and Oenology' is one of the University’s newest and most attractive academic additions. History Formerly a member of the University’s Campus Life Board, Professor of Theatre Gary Grant discovered a potential solution to minimize students'...

Bravman affirms University commitments in light of DACA termination

Bravman affirms University commitments in light of DACA termination

Elizabeth Worthington, News Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Amid a media whirlwind following President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), University students, faculty, and staff received a statement via email from President John Bravman, in which he reiterated the University’s commitment to a diverse...

Bison football starts season with commanding 45-6 rout

Bison football starts season with commanding 45-6 rout

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison football team kicked off their season Sept. 2 in front of a crowd of over 3,000 in Christy Mathewson Stadium. The Orange and Blue blew past Marist with an explosive offensive output to earn a 45-6 victory. It was the team’s seventh straight win in season openers. It was a no contest from...

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