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Behind the season of the 2018 Patriot League Champs

Behind the season of the 2018 Patriot League Champs

Elise Covert, Sports Co-Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Featured Sports, Features, Top Stories

The Bison men’s basketball team (24-9, 16-2 PL), under the leadership of a standout trio of seniors, has seen unprecedented success in the 2017-2018 season. On Mar. 7, the Orange and Blue took on Colgate for the Patriot League Tournament title, their league-leading 12th appearance in the championship...

Jewish and Muslim communities come together for second annual solidarity dinner

Jewish and Muslim communities come together for second annual solidarity dinner

Megan Hays, Senior Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The University’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together on the evening of Feb. 23 to have their second annual Solidarity Dinner in the formal dining room of Hunt Hall. The dinner was co-sponsored by student-run Hillel, the Muslim Students Association, Bucknell Jewish Life, and Bucknell Muslim...

Bison spoil American’s undefeated season, securing second seed

Bison spoil American’s undefeated season, securing second seed

Kaelyn Long, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Top Stories, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team came out on top 57-52 against first-place American on Feb. 24. With the roar of the crowd on its side, the Orange and Blue were able to win their 10th straight game and end American’s perfect 16-0 undefeated record in the Patriot League. Kaitlyn Slagus ’19 led...

Sexism should not stop us from calling Lindsey Vonn “the greatest of all time”

Sexism should not stop us from calling Lindsey Vonn “the greatest of all time”

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

In her final Olympic games, Lindsey Vonn claimed the bronze medal in women’s downhill skiing and finished sixth in the women’s Super-G event. Pyeongchang did not provide Vonn the storybook ending her fans hoped for, but seeing her rise to the podium once more after missing the 2014 Olympics in Sochi...

Student’s instagram post reminds campus she went abroad, in case anyone forgot

Student’s instagram post reminds campus she went abroad, in case anyone forgot

Ruby Gould, Print Managing Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

Brittany Peppyaf ’18 recently informed her Instagram followers this Feb. 28 of her dire need to return to Barthelona, Spain, posting a photo with the caption: “Omg, take me back #humpdayfeels.” The picture, which displayed her skillfully placed finger atop that Gothic church designed by that famous...

University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

“Sexual violence knows no race or gender,” Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, said to the crowd that filled the Weis Center for Performing Arts, “but the response to sexual violence does.” At 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, Burke discussed her career as a social justice activist for...

Women’s track and field captures League Championship, men finish third

Women’s track and field captures League Championship, men finish third

Dani Kaufman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, Track & Field

Consistency was key to the women’s track and field team securing its second consecutive Patriot League Championship title on Feb. 18, their 18th victory in the 28-year history of the team. Colleen Buckley ’18 was the standout of the meet, earning women’s Patriot League Track Athlete of the Meet...

In searching for solutions to gun violence, one life makes a huge difference

In searching for solutions to gun violence, one life makes a huge difference

Sam Rosenblatt, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINIONS, Top Stories

In one of my high school English classes, I once read a short piece called “The Starfish Story.” The story describes a beach covered with thousands of starfish that have washed up from the sea. A child decides to throw these starfish, one by one, back into the ocean to save their lives. An observer...

A day in the life of a fracket

A day in the life of a fracket

Faith Breen, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Satire, Top Stories

Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:00 p.m. — It’s dark and dusty underneath this bed in Kress Hall, and I’ve been stuffed behind a mini fridge/microwave combo for what feels like ages now. I count the passing days with the cooking of my host’s daily midnight ramen and thankfully it’s a Wednesday,...

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Haley Mullen, Assistant news editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Pop and hip-hop musical icon Shaggy will perform for the University’s 19th annual Chrysalis Ball on April 27. Held in Gerhard Fieldhouse, the Chrysalis Ball is an opportunity for the entire University community to gather for an evening of celebration. Jamaican singer Shaggy is best known for his...

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Bison defeat Colgate in wild comeback win, go on to clinch regular season title

Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS, Top Stories

The Bison men’s basketball team defeated the Colgate Raiders, ranked second in the Patriot League, 65-64 on a last second buzzer beater from Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 on Feb. 12 at Sojka Pavilion. With a ten point deficit and 1:31 left to play in regulation, the final shot generated enough buzz...

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

Editorial: Same weapon, same pattern of response: mass shootings won’t wait for congressional leisure with gun control

February 15, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINIONS, Top Stories

As of this past Wednesday, Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. can be added to the growing list of mass school shootings in the United States. In fact, it has made the top ten. The casualties are high: at least 17 have been reported dead and 16 injured. The suspected gunma...

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