Monday, 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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Thursday, 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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Thursday, 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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Friday, 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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Monday, 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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Monday, 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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Monday, September 23rd, 2019


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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