The student newspaper of Bucks County Community College

The Centurion

News

Veteran reporters tell students that journalism is alive and kicking

Veteran reporters tell students that journalism is alive and kicking

Tom Sofield, a recent Bucks graduate, is already a successful entrepreneur. Although he has worked at major national corporations, his company is located right in the heart of Bucks County. His start-up,...

Gerrymandering wreaks havoc with electoral politics

Gerrymandering wreaks havoc with electoral politics

Did you pick your elected representative, as was intended, or did they pick you? The topic of gerrymandering, or the redrawing of district lines to favor one political party, has been quietly wreaking...

Experiments in Free College Begin in San Francisco, NY

Experiments in Free College Begin in San Francisco, NY

San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to offer free community college to its residents, while New York will soon offer tuition-free public universities. The plan was passed in...

Trump Budget to Cut Pell Grants

Trump Budget to Cut Pell Grants

Pell Grants and other college programs may lose money as President Donald J. Trump outlined his 2018 budget proposal. According to the budget, while Pell Grants will not be completely eliminated,...

Bucks Increases Tuition by Another $5 Per Credit for Fall

Tuition at Bucks will be raised by $5 per credit for county residents in the fall semester, bringing total tuition prices to $145 per credit and raising frustration among some students. “College is expensive enough already guys, stop it,” said Luke Delavan, a psychology major. “It is definitely going to be a struggle for students who are already having trouble paying for classes.” However,...

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...

View All »

Features

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day

April 22 marked the 10-year anniversary of Record Store Day. This day is the ultimate holiday for vinyl enthusiast, especially because of its growing popularity and rare exclusives only available this...

Former Bucks journalism student started his own news website

Former Bucks journalism student started his own news website

Former Bucks journalism student Tom Sofield is a Bucks County resident and young editor, reporter, publisher, and entrepreneur. He founded the website called LevittownNow.com. LevittownNow.com is a...

Former Bucks journalism student is now news director of local radio station

Former Bucks journalism student is now news director of local radio station

At the early hour of 5 a.m., before the sun has even risen, News Director Charlotte Reese of WBCB Radio arrives at work ready to start her shift. Starting out in the Bucks County Community College Journalism...

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...

Students can get fit for Summer

Students can get fit for Summer

With summer approaching, now is the time to get yourself in shape and looking better than ever! The best way to achieve your ultimate summer bod is by simply dieting and exercising. Dieting and exercising...

View All »

Student Life

Bucks club helps local veterans

The Veterans club at Bucks County Community College serves to aid Veterans and their families members who are current students at Bucks. Providing support, resources, and programs for returning military...

Bee expert creates a buzz at Bucks

Bee expert creates a buzz at Bucks

Bucks students and faculty gathered in the science center atrium to get the buzz on honey bees from an expert in the field. With sticky fingers, students at Bucks carefully passed around a real honey...

Students should visit the Transfer Center

Students looking to transfer to a four-year university once they have completed their associate’s degree may benefit from visiting the advising and transfer center. Students can talk to Jody Seutter,...

View All »

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...

View All »

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

View All »

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

View All »

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

View All »

Join the Centurion staff

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!

Journalism at Bucks

Advertisement
The student newspaper of Bucks County Community College
The student newspaper of Bucks County Community College