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  • Top 10 Halloween Flicks

    Top 10 Halloween Flicks

    Sydne Patchell, Centurion Staff

    October 19, 2017

    Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. The time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and scary movies has arrived. If attending local fall events isn’t your forte, stay home with a bowl of sweets and watch the best movies of the season. A few of the movies that were ranked as a “must-see” are “Hocus Pocus,”...

  • Bucks Students offer Opinions on Gun Control

    Bucks Students offer Opinions on Gun Control

    Brandon Bailey

    October 19, 2017

    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, killing 58 people and seriously injured almost 500 in a span of 10 to 15 minutes. This is not the first time something like this has happened in our country, with attacks li...

    Hal Conte

  • Awesome Mix, Vol. 2: Heckin’ Spookin’

    Awesome Mix, Vol. 2: Heckin’ Spookin’

    Nicole "Nico" Cisneros, Centurion Staff

    October 19, 2017

    When music is the soundtrack to your life, you don’t put crappy songs in the queue. That’s why we’re giving you Awesome Mix, something that is exactly what it sounds like. In every issue, you’ll get a unique playlist full of songs that are actually worth getting stuck in your head. Your earbuds will thank you. What up, my haunts and ghouls! ...

  • Men’s Basketball Team Bounces Back

    Men’s Basketball Team Bounces Back

    Elijah Pittman

    October 19, 2017

    After a previously mediocre season for the men’s basketball team, the coaching staff is expecting the team to have a bounce back this year with the many new players added to the team. Somah Solewion, 20, a business administration major at Bucks is one of the team’s star players that is returning from last year. He gave his thoughts on...

    Photo Credit: Bucks County Community College Athletics

  • Eagles Strike Back in First Games

    Eagles Strike Back in First Games

    Kyle Brown

    October 19, 2017

    Much to a stunning surprise for sports analysts, the Eagles swooped in for a 4-1 winning record so far, proving their team’s potential strength this season. They started out on the road for the first two weeks of the season with a 30-17 win over the Washington Redskins in which quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns...

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

    Keith Allison

  • How a Comma and the NRA Changed the Constitution

    How a Comma and the NRA Changed the Constitution

    Michael Vigilante, Centurion Staff

    October 19, 2017

    "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 of the founding fathers in the second amendment to the constitution, who sought to protect the people from unjust oppression in 1791. Last Sunday, over 50 people were killed and...

    Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

  • The Loss of a Legend: Tom Petty

    The Loss of a Legend: Tom Petty

    Michael Vigilante

    October 19, 2017

    Tom Petty, legendary front man of “The Heartbreakers” and writer of such famous songs as “Free Fallin” and “I Won’t Back Down” died of a heart attack last week at the age of 66. Petty, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, had said in recent interviews that he would be embarking on his final U.S. tour this year. He...

    Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

  • Cybersecurity’s Growing Importance: From the Surveillance Industrial Complex to Your Campus Web Use

    Cybersecurity’s Growing Importance: From the Surveillance Industrial Complex to Your Campus Web Use

    Hal Conte

    October 19, 2017

    Bucks hosted a cybersecurity forum on October 8, with representatives from Microsoft, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and other organizations attempting to promote end-to-end security for local businesses and residents as well as highlight the problems raised by recent cyber events such as Petya, WannaCry, Equifax and allegations of Russian...

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  • SGA is Taking Care of Business

    SGA is Taking Care of Business

    Tyler Creighton

    October 5, 2017

    Trick or Treat? As early as it may be in the semester, the SGA has wasted no time in planning multiple events for students to take part in, some of which include some hush-hush Halloween surprises (dunking for apples?) A masquerade ball is in the works for December which is likely to take place in the historic Tyler Mansion where students can unwind...

News

Cybersecurity’s Growing Importance: From the Surveillance Industrial Complex to Your Campus Web Use

Cybersecurity’s Growing Importance: From the Surveillance Industrial Complex to Your Campus Web Use

Bucks hosted a cybersecurity forum on October 8, with representatives from Microsoft, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and other organizations attempting to promote end-to-end security for...

Short Fiction Contest: Want to Be an Award-Winning Author?

Short Fiction Contest: Want to Be an Award-Winning Author?

Do you like to write? Do you like money? Would you like your writing to be reviewed by professionals? If you said yes to any of these questions, then enter the Bucks County Short Fiction Contest! We are...

NFL Tackles Trump

NFL Tackles Trump

On August 26, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers squared off against the San Diego Chargers in their third preseason game, when 49ers Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, started a national firestorm by remaining...

Looking Through the Eyes of Freshmen

Looking Through the Eyes of Freshmen

I remember dating back to my first day as a freshman at Bucks; excited but anxious for what this new start may bring. Will the school work be harder? What will my professors be like? These are a few of ...

If Rabble-Rousing Reverend Returns, Expect Resistance

If Rabble-Rousing Reverend Returns, Expect Resistance

Bucks students and staff, still fuming over a series of appearances by a fringe Christian hate group over the past few semesters, are trying to find ways to prevent the group from causing harm and potentially...

United They Kneel: NFL Players’ Right of Refusal

United They Kneel: NFL Players’ Right of Refusal

The president has waged a war, but it’s not with an invading country, or a terrorist organization. Instead he has decided to target NFL players who have decided to take a stand by taking a knee. It’s...

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Student Life

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...

Present Your Ideas and Findings at the 2017 Fall SRC

Present Your Ideas and Findings at the 2017 Fall SRC

Come participate in an academically rich event and build up your resume! The Bi-Annual Research Conference at Bucks is always an exciting event for the campus and will be back Dec 1, 2017 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. What...

Open Door Club: No More Oppression Here at Bucks!

Open Door Club: No More Oppression Here at Bucks!

Those wishing to join the fight for LGBTQ+ rights may find themselves drawn to the Open Door Club here at Bucks County Community College, who meet Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and are advised by Sociology...

Wordsmith Poets Steal Spotlight in September

Wordsmith Poets Steal Spotlight in September

The Wordsmith’s Poetry Series event is making a comeback this year, promising to be the best one yet. As in past years, students and faculty will get a chance to sit down, relax, and listen to some poetry....

SGA is Taking Care of Business

SGA is Taking Care of Business

Trick or Treat? As early as it may be in the semester, the SGA has wasted no time in planning multiple events for students to take part in, some of which include some hush-hush Halloween surprises (dunking...

Looking Through the Eyes of Freshmen

Looking Through the Eyes of Freshmen

I remember dating back to my first day as a freshman at Bucks; excited but anxious for what this new start may bring. Will the school work be harder? What will my professors be like? These are a few of ...

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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...

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Around Bucks County

“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...

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...

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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

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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