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There’s a Historic Number of Women Running for Office Across America – and They’re Winning

There’s a Historic Number of Women Running for Office Across America – and They’re Winning

On Nov. 2, 1920 millions of American women went to the voting booth to have their votes counted for the first time. A fight that took a century for activists and reformers to cultivate and win had...

Two Women Charged With Hacking Bucks Computer Systems

Two Women Charged With Hacking Bucks Computer Systems

A Bucks student and her cohort were arrested and charged with hacking the college’s computer system to alter her grades and the grades of other students in a microbiology course. The two women arrested...

Racist and Homophobic Incidents At Local Public Schools Draw Concern from Administrators, Anti-Hate Groups

Racist and Homophobic Incidents At Local Public Schools Draw Concern from Administrators, Anti-Hate Groups

From Quakertown to Council Rock to Neshaminy, a steady stream of hateful and racial incidents has roiled Bucks school districts throughout the fall, including hateful shouts, stone-throwing, and swastikas...

Bucks County Elections Results

Bucks County Elections Results

Democrats stomped to victory in Bucks County’s Nov. 7 local elections amid high turnout, defeating multiple incumbents in an election that reflected major national trends – perhaps most importantly,...

Quakertown Renovations Cost Much More than Expected

Quakertown Renovations Cost Much More than Expected

Quakertown Community School District has enraged community members and former students, alike, with news that an additional $1 million will be needed for the near $72 million renovation project that is...

Trump & Russia: What’s Going On?

Trump & Russia: What’s Going On?

The ongoing investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia ties has reached a crescendo with the unveiling of three indictments: ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos,...

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Comics made by staffer Sarah Zawodniak about two mysterious toys on the fountain by the Gateway Center.

Comics made by staffer Sarah Zawodniak about two mysterious toys on the fountain by the Gateway Center.

Comics made by staffer Sarah Zawodniak about two mysterious toys on the fountain by the Gateway Center.

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Broke College Student

Holiday Gift Ideas for a Broke College Student

It's the most wonderful time of the year and that means giving gifts to your friends and family for the holiday season, which may be tough since except you're a college student and most likely have limited...

Take a Journey with the Bucks Travel Club

Take a Journey with the Bucks Travel Club

Bucks offers little-known chances to visit interesting locations in places in different cities along the east coast as part of the Travel and Trips organization. So far there have been trips to New...

Civil Rights Activist Speaks About Need for Peace

Civil Rights Activist Speaks About Need for Peace

On Oct. 20,  civil rights activist Lawrence Hamm came to the Newtown Campus to speak on behalf of the People’s Organization for Progress at a Conference on Peace. Hamm came right out and boldly stated...

Music Professor Succeeds in Making Bucks an “All Steinway School”

Music Professor Succeeds in Making Bucks an “All Steinway School”

After acquiring 11 American crafted, Steinway & Sons pianos, Bucks County Community College has just become the only community college in the nation to be named an ‘All-Steinway School’ by the...

Correction

In its Dec. 7, 2017 issue, the Centurion published an op-ed piece about a student who said she had pepper sprayed the so-called “radical reverend,” who has visited the Newtown campus numerous times to shout racist and homophobic statements at students. The article claimed that the college’s office of Security and Safety had released incorrect information about whether such an incident had occurred....

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What Does Corporate Takeover Look Like?

The FCC’s move to repeal net neutrality regulations, which stop telecommunications companies from blocking, throttling, or charging for access to websites of their discretion, is just one more step in the direction of corporate control over our every-day lives. Ajit Pai the chairman of the FCC, will have his name infamously etched into the history books, at least what remains of them in this near-Orwellian...

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

When President Trump took office in January of this year he brought with him a philosophy of deregulation and dismantlement into Washington, including a plan to eliminate net neutrality, or a free and...

Journalism Faces Threats of Fake News and Ad Duopoly in New Digital Age

Journalism Faces Threats of Fake News and Ad Duopoly in New Digital Age

With the shift towards digital media, the rise of fake news, and decreasing ad revenue, the future of America’s news business in 2017 is increasingly blurry, creating an exciting albeit threatening time...

Three Cup Peach Cobbler Recipe

Three Cup Peach Cobbler Recipe

After winning a second place ribbon at the 1996 Peach Festival in Morrisville by my own mother, Margaret Zawodniak, this scrumptious peach cobbler is a home-run for people of all ages and will be sure...

ESPN Hosts Face Wrath of Network as Protests Drag On

ESPN Hosts Face Wrath of Network as Protests Drag On

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was suspended from the sports network after suggesting that NFL fans should boycott advertisers associated with the Dallas Cowboys, whose owner, Jerry Jones, has ordered his players...

Medical Weed Legalized: While Some Moods Are Lit, Others Remain Skeptical

Medical Weed Legalized: While Some Moods Are Lit, Others Remain Skeptical

The recent legalization of medical marijuana via medical cards in Pennsylvania for poor health conditions has been met with both criticism and praise. Palwasha Konchwala, a 22-year-old biology major...

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Bucks Law Enforcement Event Shows How Criminal Justice is About More Than Just Crime

Bucks was host to some local criminal justice representatives Thursday, October 26, in an event by Professor Sarah Jakub offering advice and information about getting into the field of law enforcement and...

“Under the Knife” Exhibit At Bucks

The Hicks Art Center is hosting a new exhibit, Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art, which will be running this fall from now until Oct 14. According to Jennifer Garey, who is in charge of the exhibit...

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...

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Bucks Students offer Opinions on Gun Control

On October 1, 2017, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada opened gunfire on a crowd of about 22,000 concert goers from the 32nd floor of a next-door Resort and Casino...

How a Comma and the NRA Changed the Constitution

"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." These are the words...

Opinion: An Armed Citizenry is Essential to Prevent Violations of the Peoples’ Freedom

From the Promethean discovery of fire to the Kalashnikovian innovations of the modern era, the people have always tried to ensure their safety and welfare via arms. Meanwhile,...

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Connected to electronics, and  disconnected from childhood

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...

New technology helps make online learning more personal

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...

Transgender woman redefines the most important relationship of all

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...

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Reverse Racism; Fact or Fiction?

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...

With police brutality, law enforcement spreads fear among citizens

“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...

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

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...

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March 23, 2015

A profile of Bucks baseball coach Lou Pacchioli

March 23, 2015

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

February 26, 2015

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...

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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!

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