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Voter turnout for BSG elections nearly doubles

Voter turnout for BSG elections nearly doubles

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Uncategorized

  Results of the 2018 Bucknell Student Government (BSG) Executive Board elections were released to students on Nov. 17 by the current Executive Board President Amanda Battle ’18. The new BSG Executive Board will begin their year-long term in January and will include Chandler Houldin ’20 as...

Men’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Men’s basketball three-game winning streak snapped

Patrick Dempsey, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

After losing a heartbreaker to undefeated Maryland 80-78 on Nov. 18 to round out a four-game road trip that kicked off the 2017-2018 season, the Bison men’s basketball team recovered by winning three games straight before dropping a loss to St. Joseph's on Nov. 29. Zach Thomas ’18 leads the offense...

Policy is important, but so is character

Policy is important, but so is character

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

The wave of sexual assault scandals surrounding prominent men in Hollywood and in Washington has reached a breaking point as Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has found himself engulfed in controversy. Moore has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior towards multiple women under...

Religious studies department releases holiday album

Religious studies department releases holiday album

Jon Meier, Satire Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

The department of religious studies is excited to announce the upcoming release of its faculty’s first holiday album, “Holiday Hi-Stories.” The project, slated for release in early December, is a collection of genre-bending tunes that derives influences from jazz, Christian rock, and Torah readings. “We...

Jingle bell, jingle bell, Lewisburg rocks

Jingle bell, jingle bell, Lewisburg rocks

Natalie Spears, Special Features Co-Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

With the holiday season in full swing, the Lewisburg and Mifflinburg communities and the University are raising spirits by hosting multiple festive events in the coming weeks. Some of Downtown Lewisburg’s annual events include the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Late Shoppers Night. Regarding the...

‘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...

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