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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,...

Skate Park Revamp by End of 2017

Skate Park Revamp by End of 2017

Quakertown Borough plans to revamp their skate park by the end of 2017, with help from a $10 thousand grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation as well as other businesses and organizations. Main Street Park...

Bucks Staffer Teams Up with Local Vet to Address Unclaimed Remains of Veterans

Bucks Staffer Teams Up with Local Vet to Address Unclaimed Remains of Veterans

There is an unspoken crisis in this country of veterans dying alone and without anyone claiming their remains. Dan Kholbek, local Marine Corps veteran and founder of Project NAGA and Flowers-for-Eva hopes...

Students to Reverend: Enough Is Enough!

Students to Reverend: Enough Is Enough!

Just one day after his previous visit, the Radical Reverend returned to protest on the Newtown campus on October 26 for over five hours, and was met with fiery resistance by huge crowds of students. Some...

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Student Life

Students’ Thanksgiving Habits Reflect Diverse Traditions

Students’ Thanksgiving Habits Reflect Diverse Traditions

With Halloween behind us, preparations have begun for Thanksgiving, a time when the families get together and everyone is bonded by one mutual thing, food. It’s a wonderful way to end the year, regardless...

Bucks Floral Design Program Gives Highest Certification

Bucks Floral Design Program Gives Highest Certification

Fascinated about flowers? Bucks has just started a new program where students can achieve the highest level of floral design certification in the nation. Paving the way for other schools to pick...

Bucks Counseling Services Are One Call Away

With this fall semester coming to an end, Dekia Smith, director of Bucks’ counseling services, shared information and gave advice on dealing with the stressors of college. “The top noted stressors of college are maintaining the pace and rigor of coursework, transitioning from high school to college and balancing home, work/financial and family obligations,” Smith informed. “Healthy ways...

RadioBux in Need of New Talent

RadioBux in Need of New Talent

RadioBux, a club at Bucks provides opportunities for students to host their own live radio shows as well as plans community concerts showcasing local bands. The club meets every second and fourth Thursday of th...

Bucks Student Trump Supporters Discuss Whether Donald is Worthy of Reelection

Bucks Student Trump Supporters Discuss Whether Donald is Worthy of Reelection

Donald Trump has been in office for little less than a year now and he has done nothing he said he was going to do. All he has been doing was starting drama throughout the states. In his presidency students...

Avoiding Costume Catastrophe

Halloween is a fan favorite holiday. Time Magazine stated that “American trick-or-treaters will spend $8.4 billion on candy and costumes this Halloween.” With that being said, there should be some guidelines for what is appropriate and what is not. Blackface is an example of something that’s not appropriate for Halloween. In the 19th century, white performers would paint their face black in...

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Features

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...

The Power of Perseverance

The Power of Perseverance

“Normalizing the abnormal is the beginning of the end for you” said speaker Rodney Walker while talking to Bucks students on Oct. 25 about his life and how he turned it around. Walker, a young man...

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...

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Around Bucks County

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

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

“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

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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Special Report: Gun Violence in America

Bucks Students offer Opinions on Gun Control

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

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

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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Special Report: Different Relationships in a Different Age

Connected to electronics, and  disconnected from childhood

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

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

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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Special Report: Race and Racism

Reverse Racism; Fact or Fiction?

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

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.

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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Video

A profile of Bucks baseball coach Lou Pacchioli

March 23, 2015

A profile of Bucks baseball coach Lou Pacchioli

A profile of the Crossroads Bake Shop

March 23, 2015

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

A Look at the [email protected] Contest

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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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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