September 14th, 2020

Meet the 2020-2021 BSG Diversity Committee!

By Simbsio Maphosa ’23 Name: Spencer Stockhammer Class: 2024 Major:Chemical Engineering Spencer went to a very diverse high school, George School, where he had the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds and gained an appreciation of the importance of having a diverse student body. In high school, he was able to grow and learn from his peers who had experiences and perspectives different from his own. When he came to Bucknell, Spencer was determined to use his high school experiences to expand diversity on campus. Spencer believes that diversity is having different people with different viewpoints and different […]

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September 9th, 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15th!

By Macrae Olson 22’ It’s that time of the year again! Tuesday, September 15th begins the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates hispanic roots, going back to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Beginning in 1968, America has recognized and celebrated the contributions that Hispanic heritage has had on everyday American culture. It is really important to acknowledge all the major influences that Hispanic culture has had on our society, especially given the large Hispanic population in the US.  National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th for a reason. September 15th […]

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March 23rd, 2020

The ELC Has a New Study Spot: The Multicultural International Lounge!

By Macrae Olson ‘22 During this current Spring 2020 semester, the Diversity and Inclusion Office opened a new lounge for students. The Multicultural International Lounge or the “MIL” is a study room/hangout room/lounge that is on the bottom floor of the ELC. The newly opened lounge is in between the mailroom and the Bison, providing for a very convenient location. The room offers a collection of couches and desks available for students. As well as the occasional snacks or candy bars left on the table available for the taking. This new lounge gives students an opportunity to work in a […]

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March 23rd, 2020

Black Student Union Fashion Show 2020

By Atakora Appiah- Padi ’20  Friday, February 28th Bucknell’s Black student union began the 10th annual BSU fashion show. This year’s event was held in Larrison hall and included a pre-show cocktail hour. Overnight the hall was transformed into a glamourous celebration of Black creativity on campus. Some of the scenes for this year included “Black Boy Joy” (your author’s personal favorite), “Black Wall Street”, “Animal Print”, and “The Marathon Continues”. As multiple students walked the runway they were greeted by applause and cheers from the Bucknell community. The cherry on top of this amazing event was the energetic and […]

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February 13th, 2020

Amanda Gorman at Bucknell

By Atakora Appiah- Padi ’20 Amanda Gorman visited Bucknell as a part of the MLK week series. In 2017 Gorman was awarded the national youth poet laureate and has used her platform to advocate for change and human rights. Her visit to Bucknell consisted of a video presentation of her work, a beautiful 3-part speech broken up by her poems, and finally a question and answer section. The crowd was fully engaged and in awe of the young genius presenting her work. So much so, that Gorman had to encourage the crowd to interact with her as she read her […]

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February 13th, 2020

Leading in Times of Social Injustice

By Micah Sims ’20 If there was a person that would understand leadership through social justice, it would be Opal Tometi. On Tuesday, January 21st, the Bucknell Athletic Leadership Institute (BALI) hosted Tometi to speak to the BALI members for Martin Luther King Jr. week. Tometi is a globally recognized human rights advocate, as well as strategist and writer of Nigerian-African descent. She has been active in social movements for over 15 years and is most recently known for her role as the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In a dialogue with Athletic Director Jermaine Traux, Tometi spoke on leaders […]

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December 6th, 2019

SASA’s Got Talent

By Maya Brown ’22 On Saturday, November 9 , the South Asian Student Association held its 48th annual dinner at Larrison Dining Hall at 5pm. The theme is “SASA’s Got Talent”, which featured great food and student performances from many such as the  Nepali Boyz and Bisonettes.  This cultural event brought an intensely beautiful wave of Southasian culture to Bucknell’s campus through traditional dance and an incentive to get the audience on the stage as well. As someone who also performed at this event, I also know how much time and practice was dedicated to making sure the event ran […]

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September 23rd, 2019

A Welcome Back

By Atakora Appiah-Padi ’20  The Welcome Back BBQ hosted by LGBTQ resources, Fran’s house, and GSA kicked off the first Friday of the year. The event was a great way to relax after the first week of classes. Since Fran’s house has moved from Summit to Taylor house this year, the three groups wanted to show how the new space could be utilized for student benefit according to Bill McCoy, director of LGBTQ resources. Along with this goal, the BBQ serves as an avenue for students, faculty, and staff to reconnect after summer and welcome in new people to Bucknell. […]

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