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We Did It


Each year, Bucknell Student Callers reach out to alumni and ask them to contribute a donation to the annual one-day Annual Fund giving challenge. This year, on April 24, Bucknell reached its goal more than five times over! According to Bucknell’s website, “this year’s theme was “$250K in a Day.” The Bucknell Board of Trustees pledged $50,000 for every 250 gifts made to the Annual Fund on April 24, up to a total of $250,000 for 1,250 donors.” Bucknellians all over the world in Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa were contacted to participate in the challenge. As the day went on and Bucknellians continued to donate, President Bravman and his wife, Professor Wendelin Wright, pledged $10,000 if the Annual Fund team reached 2,500 donors. The Student Callers passed this goal a short two hours after President Bravman’s pledge. The success of this giving challenge demonstrates the dedication and supportiveness of Bucknell’s community! Keep on giving, Bucknell.


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Meet: Jessica Maguire


Meet Jessica Maguire! Jessica is very involved on Bucknell’s campus. As a member of Chi Omega, Jessica was recently awarded with the honor of being Sorority Woman of the Year. She also was a Homecoming Hostess in addition to being an Orientation Leader. Learn more about Jessica here!


How does it feel to be Sorority Woman of the Year? What kind of work went into earning this honorable title?
I am truly honored to be Sorority Woman of the Year on a campus of so many amazing women. My sisters in Chi Omega promised me a chance to flourish. By giving me two executive positions and a ton of support, this dream was a reality. While the title is nice, I am most excited about the two major philanthropy events my sisters and I were able to host this year, granting two Make-A-Wish wishes.


When did you start to become involved on campus? How do you balance everything you’re involved in?
While I first became involved on campus in the Catholic Campus Ministry, I gained my first leadership position as an Orientation Assistant. From there, I was lucky enough to join the sisters of Chi Omega and later that semester, receive my position as an Orientation Leader! Balancing everything was difficult at times, but I had many Bucknellians help me along the way, especially when I was only running on a few hours of sleep! 


Campus Celeb: Jen Lassen


Meet our very own, Jen Lassen! Jen is very involved on campus. As a member of our Her Campus team, Jen is also the Editor-in-Chief for The Bucknellian. Recently, Jen was also elected the Concert Committee Chair for next year. Learn more about Jen! 

As a member of Her Campus and the EIC for The Bucknellian, when did your love of writing and journalism begin?

I've always loved to write ever since I was a little girl. I've kept journals for as long as I can remember, and English was my favorite subject growing up. During my senior year of high school, I decided to take a journalism class with encouragement from one of my favorite English teachers. In that class, I worked as an editor on our high school newspaper and fell in love with journalism as a way to tell other people's unique stories.

How did you become involved in The Bucknellian? 

From my experience with journalism in high school, I signed up right away for The Bucknellian at the activities fair during Orientation! Immediately, I started covering campus events, news stories, etc. and soon after joined the newspaper staff as Assistant News Editor. Since then, I've served as the (then) Arts & Life Editor, News Editor, Director of PR, and have just concluded my term as Editor-in-chief.

How is The Bucknellian different from other organizations on campus? 

Meet: Will Evans


Meet Will Evans! A peer educator for Speak Up Bucknell, Will is co-coordinating a training program for fraternity men to Speak Up against the bystander model. Read more to see how he got involved with this organization and more about his experiences as a leader at Bucknell!

1. When did you first become involved with Speak Up Bucknell?
I first became involved with Speak Up Bucknell my sophomore year. Back in 2011, which seems like a long time ago.

2. How did you become involved with Speak Up Bucknell?
I became involved with Speak Up because through a series of serendipitous events, I ended up at discussion about sexual assault the fall of my sophomore year. The discussion seemed productive and interesting, and Tracy and Marie were handing out information about their new program, Speak Up Bucknell. I wasn't involved with much on campus and decided on wanting to make a lasting impact on sexual assault education here, so I filled out the application, pretended some professors would recognize my face, and ended up joining the programs inaugural group that spring. I've enjoyed it ever since.

Campus Cutie: Bryan Horowitz


Name: Bryan Horowitz
Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
Major: Economics & Environmental Studies
Class Year: 2016

The Basics:

Favorite book: Eragon Favorite Movie: Frozen (hey, let it go is real catchy) Favorite Store: Costco Most Played Song on your ipod: Hang Out by Radical Something Favorite Class at Bucknell: Environmental Policy & Politics with Professor Wooden Campus Activities: Orientation Leader, Tour Guide, VP of Environmental Club, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Investment Club, Fundraising Committee for Relay for Life, Green Fund, Club Soccer Campus Posse: Mod 33, Club Jim, Sig Ep Brothers General Interests: spikeball, KanJam, koob, kendama, travel, sports, hanging out with friends, campfires Little Known Fact: I may or may not have had to have a pair of jeans tailored to fit my butt


Girls, Girls, Girls:

Relationship: Nope What do you look for in a girl: Someone who is honest, athletic, likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain Female turnoff: No sense of humor Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Aniston

Best of the Rest:

Proudest Accomplishment: Getting into Bucknell Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Spending my winnings from the lottery on my wife and kids 3 words to describe yourself: Driven, spontaneous, understanding




The high prevalence of eating disorders among young women today is continually growing. Anorexia and bulimia seem to be the two most common and talked about eating disorders. Both conditions are triggered by an obsessive fear of gaining weight. But with all the new diet trends today, girls are finding new ways to lose weight in an unhealthy manner other than anorexia and bulimia. So, have you heard of drunkorexia? This is a new phenomenon to me. Drunkorexia is not a medical term, but a slang expression used to describe another eating disorder. Drunkorexia happens when a person has the habit of restricting food calories to make room for alcoholic drink calories. Studies have shown that approximately 30% of women between the ages of 18-23 diet just so they can drink. 

Drunkorexia is most prevalent in college women (and sometimes college men as well) and stems from the fear of gaining weight from drinking alcoholic beverages. Sure, you can drink a Skinny Girl margarita, but it is no lie that alcohol is high in calories. Often times, this slips peoples minds when they’re enjoying a drink or two with their friends. Here is an approximation of the amount of calories in “basic” alcohol:

1 beer= 154 calories (regular) 103 calories (light) 1 shot of 80-proof gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila= 97 calories 1 glass of red wine= 125 calories 1 glass of white wine= 121 calories

Campus Cutie: Anthony Gingerelli



Name: Anthony Gingerelli
Hometown: Worcester, Mass.
Major: Accounting & Financial Management
Class Year: 2015


The Basics:

Favorite Book: The Little Engine That Could Movie: 50/50 Store: WalMart.. all the essentials Song: “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys Class: American Judicial Politics with Prof. Meinke Activities: Lots of baseball, BSG Exec Board, newly selected OA Campus Posse: Baseball Team, Phi Psi, BP5 General Interests: Sports, people, Bop-It, heaven   Little Known Fact: I'm extremely jealous of Corey Furman's facial hair

Girls, Girls, Girls:

Relationship: Nope Look For in a Girl: nice smile, happy, funny, outgoing Turnoffs: Arrogance Celebrity Crush: Alicia Keys

Best of the Rest: 

Proudest Accomplishment: Having the opportunity to play baseball at such a great school. Where do you see yourself in 10 years: One day at a time… Three Words to Describe Yourself: Optimistic, unpredictable, cool?

Campus Cutie: Cole Jordan


Name: Cole Jordan
Hometown:  South Orange, NJ
Major:  Civil Engineering
Class Year: Sophomore

The Basics:

Favorite book: The Giver Favorite Movie: Space Jam Favorite Store: Fight Club Most Played Song on your iPod: Power Trip – J. Cole Favorite Class at Bucknell: Econ 103 with Ian Campus Activities: Local GDI Campus Posse: Mod City and the Fine Gentlemen of Chay General Interests: Freestyling, dancing, Chinese, snowboarding, basketball, shoes, and cats Little Known Fact: Lived in Beijing for a semester

Girls, Girls, Girls:

Relationship: Eligible Bachelor What Do You Look For In A Girl: Funny, good personality, confident, brunette Female Turnoff: Being crazy, bad breath Celebrity Crush: Jhené Aiko….. Alison Brie. Either works with me

Best of the Rest:

Proudest Accomplishment: Probably this Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years: Traveling the world, running my own business, and living on the beautiful island of Tobago Three Words To Describe Yourself: Ice-Cole, J.Cole, Hercoles

Campus Cutie: Peter Stoddard


Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major: Management?
Class Year: 2017

The Basics:

Favorite book: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Favorite Movie: A tie between Forgetting Sarah Marshal, Django Unchained and Batman (all of them) Favorite Store: Wawa Most Played Song on Your iPod: “Ms. Jackson” by Outkast Favorite Class at Bucknell: Class of 2016 Campus Activities: Club soccer, Intramural soccer & basketball, Ski Team Campus Posse: The Enforcers and the Penthouse Penthouse squad General Interests: Traveling, eating, sleeping, hanging out, working out and the ocean Little Known Fact: I sweat like I get paid to.

Girls, Girls, Girls:

Relationship: 609-751-1182 anytime What do you look for in a girl: Funny, smart, athletic, sarcastic and laid-back Female turnoff: Bad teeth Celebrity Crush: Nina Agdal

Best of the Rest:

Proudest Accomplishment: 3 handicap in golf (kind of lame) Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Engaged/married working with 4 all-American high school stars (Olympics aren’t out of the picture) Three words to describe yourself: Energetic, talkative, & young go-hard

Everything You Need to Survive Spring Break Thanks to #HCSurvivalKits!


Although our spring break is sadly over, this Spring Break Survival Kit that was sent to us was just the pick-me-up we needed! These essentials are perfect for every collegiette whether she is on spring break, or she simply, wants to recreate her own spring break now that we’re back on campus (and already need to get away…). We are so thankful that Her Campus is giving away this awesome swag to our collegiette’s on campus including TRESemmé shampoo, conditioner and serum kits, Biotera ultra color care conditioner packets, Her Campus cups, glasses and coozies, two free chipotle chip gift cards, some delicious Neuro drinks such as SLEEP, special offers to Yokini swim wear, and a European Wax FREE bikini, eyebrow or underarm wax! We are confident that these necessities will make you looking FABULOUS! Better yet, start using these products now and we know you’ll look effortlessly amazing for the summer! Want that shiny, silky hair? Ready to rock that new bikini from Yokini (with a perfect bikini wax from European Wax, might I add)? There is no doubt that this swag is what you need! Spring break may be over for us Bucknell collegiette’s, but summer is right around the corner! Start using these awesome beauty products and all your friends will be wishing they had some HC Survival Kit swag too. We like to treat our collegiette’s in the best way possible, like the superstars they are. So shine on and enjoy your new gifts!


Thank you again Her Campus and as always,