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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September 23rd, 2019

Together Everyone Achieves More

By Maya Brown ’22 Before the school year even started, I found myself hiking at Rickets Glenn with other upperclassmen preparing to become T.E.A.M. mentors. It was a refreshing experience that reminded me of what it was like to leave the gaze of social media and actually focus on the nature of things. We stayed overnight at Wesley Forest, ate a family-style dinner, and went through an amazing leadership workshop headed by Chaplain for the Muslim Community Muhammad Ali. It highlighted our different leadership styles and how we could possibly come together to create a powerful group of student leaders. […]

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September 23rd, 2019

Shabbat

By Micah Sims ’20 The day of Shabbat in the Jewish community presents the day of rest. Every Friday, Rabbi Chana Glazer invites students to come to the Berelson Center for Jewish Life for Shabbat services. These services are open to everyone on campus, no matter what religion they practice. At this particular service on August 30, there were prayers, fellowship, and food. Even if you are not of the Jewish faith, it is a great way to look and learn about some of the many Jewish traditions. Following the actual service, Rabbi Glazer brought everyone together to break the […]

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April 29th, 2019

Lewisburg Arts Festival

By Minh Anh Phan ’22 From various types of fine arts like photography and drawing to home and garden accessories, Lewisburg Arts Festival this year featured more than 100 talented artists displaying their works throughout downtown Lewisburg. The event is a part of Celebration of the Arts, sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council, with financial assistance from members and many local businesses and institutions. Lewisburg Arts Council was founded in 1968 with its primary mission to encourage and advance visual and performing arts in the Lewisburg area. They have been providing many opportunities to support local artists’ development and engage […]

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April 26th, 2019

Grand Challenge Scholar Lunch Series Talk: Reverse Engineering the Brain

By Minh Anh Phan ’22 One of the greatest benefits of studying in a liberal arts college is the diverse, interdisciplinary perspective we get as we learn to perceive things from different lenses. The “Reverse Engineering the Brain” talk by Professor John Hunter from Film/ Media Studies department at Bucknell exemplifies that spirit. It was held on Tuesday, April 23rd as a part of Grand Challenge Scholars lunch talk series. Grand Challenge Scholar is a program by National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a nonprofit organization with a dedication to advance the well-being of the nation. At Bucknell, the program has […]

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April 22nd, 2019

The Bisonettes Ball

By Maya Brown ’22 On April 13, 2019, the Bisonettes dance team held their annual Bisonettes ball at the Macdonald Commons. The three hour event featured performances by the Bison Sound, dance students of Bucknell, and the Bisonettes themselves. Women from Africa, Asia, Dominica, Barbados, Jamaica, and even Danville graced the stage showing off different styles of dance. The free event was open to the general public and commemorated the senior captains leaving the team along with the future captains. Although the event started upbeat, tears were shed as a slideshow dedicated toward Patricha Williams and Titi Awe played on […]

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April 10th, 2019

LACOS Gala 2019

By Maya Brown ’22 On Saturday, April 6th was “Raices,” an annual gala produced by Latinx Alliance for Community and Opportunity for Students (LACOS) club at Bucknell. The event was held in Larison dining hall from 5-7 pm. Every year, there is a distinct theme for the gala, and this year’s theme focused on understanding the roots of Latinx culture, which can be compared to a tree, where the roots are grounded and span into different directions. This year’s gala featured a number of performances that included a traditional dance from Mexico, a Bachata group dance, a performance from the […]

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April 6th, 2019

Asian Gala 2019

By Minh Anh Phan ’22 As one of the most celebrated cultural events on campus happening every spring semester, Asian Gala this year was held at Larison Dining Hall on Saturday, the 30th of March. Around 5 pm, the atmosphere of Larison Hall had been heating up as students started to line up to purchase tickets and attend the gala. Asian Gala is hosted by Students for Asian Awareness at Bucknell (SAAB) annually as its signature event. With the vision to raise awareness of the Asian culture at Bucknell, SAAB runs large, annual, campus-wide events, such as the Asian Gala, […]

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