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No Home For Hate Organization Comes to Bucks

No Home For Hate Organization Comes to Bucks

Hate Has No Home Here is a non-partisan organization promoting acceptance and safety among marginalized groups in America. The idea began with two elementary school kids in Chicago who wanted the...

SGA Makes Charging Stations Possible Around Campus

SGA Makes Charging Stations Possible Around Campus

Bucks’ very own Student Government has had a tremendous year with its many successes; just recently SGA has founded and provided charging stations all throughout campus. This past month SGA has...

Women Face Challenges in STEM Careers

Women Face Challenges in STEM Careers

Women face myriad challenges and barriers in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. According to the 2009 census, women comprise 48 percent of the US workforce,...

Annual Journalism Forum is Coming to Bucks

Annual Journalism Forum is Coming to Bucks

Bucks is poised to launch its annual journalism forum in April, with reporters aiming to promote the myriad career opportunities available for journalism students even as the news business deals with multiple...

Trump Budget Proposal Cuts Meals on Wheels Program

Trump Budget Proposal Cuts Meals on Wheels Program

President Trump’s recent budget proposal has caused some controversy due to funds being cut on social welfare programs, including Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to...

Substance Abuse Event Highlights Opioid Addiction

Substance Abuse Event Highlights Opioid Addiction

A team of men from the Avenues Recovery Drug Rehab Center in Jamison visited Bucks on March 8 to spread substance abuse awareness and reach out to those in need. Joe Sass, the clinical director ...

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Features

The Inspiring Career of Professor Christopher Bursk

The Inspiring Career of Professor Christopher Bursk

Chris Bursk is one of Bucks’ most well-known Language and Literature professors. He’s been teaching at Bucks for 45 years. When he started here, community colleges were in their “infancy”...

Poet and Professor: Bucks’ Very Own Ethel Rackin

Poet and Professor: Bucks’ Very Own Ethel Rackin

Warm sunlight poured through the tall windows of Tyler Hall’s room 142, illuminating the space that would soon be filled with those attending the afternoon’s poetry reading. The weather was perfect...

A Look Into the Life of Passionate Professor O’Neill

A Look Into the Life of Passionate Professor O’Neill

The office of Stephen O’Neill, professor of Language and Literature at Bucks, is perhaps the closest thing Bucks has to Doctor Who’s legendary Tardis – not just in its occupant’s ability to travel...

How Getting Our News Has Changed

How Getting Our News Has Changed

When it comes to the news the way Americans, are consuming it is changing. More and more people are turning to digital outlets or relying on those close to them to get their news. According to the PEW...

Belmont Featuring Flexible Seating

Belmont Featuring Flexible Seating

Mrs. Roberts baked a batch of bagels. She arranged the bagels in three equal rows of four each on the cooling rack. How many bagels did she bake? “How can we turn this into a multiplication problem?”...

Underground Alumni of Bucks

Underground Alumni of Bucks

“What’s the prerequisite? Having me looking less legit. I don’t care for your preferences. Studying what the method is. Infiltrate on that residence. Chillin,’ wait on the premises. I am an enigma...

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Student Life

Psychology Club Looking for New Minds

Psychology Club Looking for New Minds

The Psychology club is now looking for new bright minds of all types who are interested in learning more about the human psyche and engaging in various activities with fellow students interested...

Bucks’ SGA Election Approaches

Bucks’ SGA Election Approaches

Students at Bucks will be able to vote for the president, vice president, secretary or the treasurer position of the Student Government on the My Bucks Portal on April 24-April 28. Anyone who is...

The Centurion Takes Home 10 Keystone Press Awards

The Centurion Takes Home 10 Keystone Press Awards

The Centurion won 10 awards at this year’s Student Keystone Press Awards, bringing their total to 84 awards since 2010. The paper, which is run entirely by students, will take home second place in th...

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Around Bucks County

True Colors Fund Helps LGBTQ+ Community

True Colors Fund Helps LGBTQ+ Community

The True Colors Fund, a charity focused on helping LGBTQ+ homeless youth, held a fundraiser event at the Yardley Community Center last Thursday, March 30, raising over $2,800. The event was hosted...

Crafters For Life Program Benefits Autistic Community

Crafters For Life Program Benefits Autistic Community

The idea of the Crafters for Life came from a skills program from the Council Rock school district. It is a part time job and a number of adults are involved. The age of the adults ranges from 18...

Spring Break On Ice: Snowstorm Keeps Students Inside

Spring Break On Ice: Snowstorm Keeps Students Inside

As the mid-term for Bucks students ends, and spring break draws near, winter storm “Stella” showers Pennsylvania residents with varying sizes of snow and ice. Spring break, a time for students to...

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Special Report: Different Relationships in a Different Age

Connected to electronics, and  disconnected from childhood

Connected to electronics, and disconnected from childhood

Diamond Schuler, Centurion Staff

On any given day, Kiyah, a Bensalem school district fourth grader, spends hours mesmerized by the images on her fancy tablet. “I spend so much time on my tablet at least...

April 12, 2016

New technology helps make online learning more personal

New technology helps make online learning more personal

Angela Grabosky, Centurion Staff

Diamond Schuler, a journalism major at Bucks, is taking four online classes at once. At any given moment of the day she has Canvas open on her iPhone or iPad. Even when she...

April 12, 2016

Transgender woman redefines the most important relationship of all

Transgender woman redefines the most important relationship of all

Lauren Savana, Centrion Staff

As I drive to meet my interviewee, there are a thousand thoughts running through my head - mainly concern over saying the wrong thing, using the wrong words, or offending...

April 7, 2016

The struggles of the dating world in the LGBT community

The struggles of the dating world in the LGBT community

April 7, 2016

Online dating: Scoundrels, savages, stalkers, and soul mates

Online dating: Scoundrels, savages, stalkers, and soul mates

April 7, 2016

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Special Report: Race and Racism

Reverse Racism; Fact or Fiction?

Reverse Racism; Fact or Fiction?

Jahmeelah Wilson, Centurion Staff

Unicorns, The Easter Bunny, and reverse racism, have one thing in common, and that is they all do not exist. Reverse racism as defined by the dictionary, is a phenomena in...

May 10, 2016

With police brutality, law enforcement spreads fear among citizens

With police brutality, law enforcement spreads fear among citizens

Lauren Savana, Centurion Staff

“I honestly think that the majority of police just try to protect themselves by hurting people before we get a chance to hurt them.” Leshaun Bolden, 27, from Philadelphia. “I’ve...

May 10, 2016

Islam Awareness Week sponsored by Bucks M. S. A.

Islam Awareness Week sponsored by Bucks M. S. A.

Carly Pendergast and Chad Dingman

In recent weeks Bucks was host to, Islam Awareness Week, a weeklong event dedicated to informing the faculty and student body about the Islamic faith. Why the need for such...

May 10, 2016

Discussing the many stigmas around Mexicans in the U.S.

Discussing the many stigmas around Mexicans in the U.S.

May 10, 2016

Interracial relationships show America’s true colors

Interracial relationships show America’s true colors

May 5, 2016

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Video

A profile of Bucks baseball coach Lou Pacchioli

A profile of Bucks baseball coach Lou Pacchioli

March 23, 2015

A profile of the Crossroads Bake Shop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slAaUL1qIGo&feature=youtu.be

March 23, 2015

A Look at the [email protected] Contest

The Bucks County Community College Alumni Association held its 2nd Annual [email protected] Contest. Find out who they've selected as this year's winning couple and get an update...

February 26, 2015

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If you're interested in writing, editing, layout, digital photography or web design, you can acquire these skills and more as a member of the Centurion staff. Meetings are Thursdays at 12:30 in Rollins 127. Join us!

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