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Harvey: Does Climate Change Make Hurricanes Our Fault?

Harvey: Does Climate Change Make Hurricanes Our Fault?

No less than three weeks ago, eastern Texas was struck by a powerful Category 4 Hurricane, known as Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey left behind over $70 billion worth in damages and left roughly 32,000...

On Campus, Varying Views of Trump Presidency

On Campus, Varying Views of Trump Presidency

President Trump has made many bold moves and said many controversial things as president in just a short while. His actions have had a different effect on everyone, including students. 18-year-old Da...

How to Truly Help: A Quick Guide to Doing the Most Good After Disasters

How to Truly Help: A Quick Guide to Doing the Most Good After Disasters

The outpouring of generosity for the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has shown the best of human nature, with thousands of Americans doing all they can to bolster relief efforts. While people’s...

US Political Divide Fueled by Distrust of Media

US Political Divide Fueled by Distrust of Media

As political tribalism in America continues to grow, a distrust in established media institutions is leaving even self-described centrists feeling doubtful about the state of truth and facts, while so...

Hurricanes Hit Our Hearts – And Our Pockets

Hurricanes Hit Our Hearts – And Our Pockets

On August 13th, 2017, the most expensive hurricane the U.S has ever seen hit Houston, Texas. With damages totaling over $290 billion, it left many homeless and needing help. The historic storm will not...

Rizzo Gotta Go? Old Philly Mayor’s Memorials Vandalized

Rizzo Gotta Go? Old Philly Mayor’s Memorials Vandalized

With all the recent backlash and controversy over the confederate monuments in the south, Philadelphians have decided to speak out against our city’s own allegedly infamous monument. A bronze statue...

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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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Student Life

Bucks’ Lions Club International Hosts Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

Bucks’ Lions Club International Hosts Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

The Lions Club International has officially arrived here at Bucks County Community College. Mainly the Lions’ Club have groups at four-year universities, but this year it is the first time bringing...

Ani-what? Anime!

Japanese animation, or “anime” as many members of America’s youth know it, has had a steady rise in popularity over the past two decades, with many millennials having grown up with shows such as...

Bucks’ Work Study Wages Raised by $2

The school’s student work study wages have increased from the long time rate of $7.50 to a more respectable $9.50. The person responsible for the rate increase is Financial Aid Office Worker, Donna...

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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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