The Centurion

How did we get into this mess?


April 13, 2009

These troubling economic times have affected almost every facet of our society, but many people are unsure what has caused this mess and who is to blame. Recently, Washington has been swept up in a heated debate over how to solve...

Credit card debt affecting students


April 13, 2009

Statistics show over 75 percent of college students have a credit card, making it easy for them to pay for beer, food, books, or a fun night out. Most use credit cards figuring they will just pay the money back later. Unfortunately,...

Homelessness still a problem in Bucks


April 13, 2009

When 45-year-old Brian Kelly was found dead of probable hypothermia in his tarp shack in Bristol Township early last month, many were no doubt shocked by the news. However, in reality, the only thing noteworthy about the story...

Operating hours reduced for Oxford Valley Mall


April 13, 2009

In the past year, malls have been looking slightly less packed. Aside from being used as a Friday night babysitting replacement for young teens, malls across America have lost some major appeal due to tighter budgets. The Oxford...

Recollecting the Great Depression


April 13, 2009

The state of the economy is no secret-it's discouraging at best. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is 8 percent and rising. People are losing their homes or struggling to put food on the table,...

Free tuition program can be lifesaver

Christopher Johnson

April 13, 2009

When Bucks threw a lifeline this winter to workers tossed from their jobs into the stormy seas of the economic downturn, Wendy Nieman and Kathleen Hart were among the hundreds who grabbed on and held tight. Nieman, Hart, and the many...

He blogged about his hunt for a job


April 13, 2009

Mike Dyszel's determination, humor, and faith in himself landed him his current job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Dyszel, 23, of Bristol Borough, has always been one to strive higher and achieve. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Management...

Some students’ parents pay tuition


April 13, 2009

These days we hear all about students struggling with their college debt and loans. Especially in this recession, it's not often we hear about a student who is financially fully supported by his or her parents in terms of tuition. "My...

Ghosts aplenty here


October 27, 2008

We have all experienced the feeling of fear-the kind that starts at the base of your stomach, slowly creeping its way up to your throat, leaving a trail of goose bumps along its path until finally jumping out of your throat in the...

Bucks celebrates


October 27, 2008

With only a few days before Halloween, plans are already in motion for Bucks students to celebrate the holiday. When students on campus were asked what they were doing or wearing for Halloween, most seemed to know the answer already. "I'm...

Halloween history in the making


October 27, 2008

Halloween began 2,000 years ago as the Celtic festival called Samhain or "summer's end." The Celtic New Year was on Nov. 1, marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of the winter. The Celts believed that on the eve of...

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