October 28th, 2020

The History of Inclusion and Voting

By Macrae Olson 22’ With the presidential election coming up next week, it is very important to figure out how you are going to return your ballot. Whether you are mailing it in or voting in person it is important to have a plan. For those who have registered to vote, it is very important to make sure that you VOTE and not miss out on voting from a technicality or from not paying attention to detail. For more detailed information on how to vote go to the Vote 2020 page on the Bertrand Library website. Voting is a right […]

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October 21st, 2020

How to Get Involved with Diversity and Inclusion at Bucknell

By Macrae Olson ‘22 Diversity and Inclusion has been constantly expanding and growing throughout Bucknell’s campus. If you are looking for a way to get involved, don’t worry there are plenty of opportunities! So… what can you do? Try checking out Sunday LGBTQ weekly viewings! The Office of LGBTQ Resources has partnered with LGBTQ representations in media and camp classes from the English department. There are meetings every Sunday from 7:00PM-10:00PM in the ELC – ROOM #272. At these meetings the LGBTQ Resources office and the English department show LGBTQ+ film, tv and media representations. The schedule is subject to […]

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October 7th, 2020

October is LGBTQ+ History Month!

By Macrae Olson 22’ October 1st marks the beginning of LGBTQ+ History Month! Started in 1994, LGBTQ+ history month aims to observe the history of lesbein, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queers and the history of related civil rights movements. Along with this October 11th, is International Coming Out Day, celebrating “coming out” as a LBGTQ+ individual.  This month is highly celebrated around Bucknell’s campus and there is a ton to do! The Office of LGBTQ Resources (ELC 302) is giving away “celebrate difference” shirts and is creating a community photo with students wearing the shirts. Be sure to stop by […]

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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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