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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Ancient History

Week Two of Bucknell on the Susquehanna has been largely focused on two elements: Rocks and humans. While we are no longer a Stone Age society, dependent on stone to make our tools, we are still tremendously influenced by the rocks that make up the world we live in. From quarries to sacred Native American grounds, and from outcrops of the now famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) Marcellus Shale to obscure piles of dirt that turn out to be 800,000 years old glacial deposits, we have been all over the history of the Susquehanna River Valley. Rocks are […]

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Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Breaking the Bubble

Coming to Bucknell 2 years ago, I never imagined I would immerse myself into the culture of Lewisburg and nearby towns. I thought college was about classes and getting a degree on time, but in this past week I’ve managed to attend classes and break my Bucknell bubble at the same time. Oddly enough, I found the connection between the geology of the river valley and the local land use fascinating. In my basic geology class over a year ago I learned about different rock formations, how old they are and how they formed but I never connected it to […]

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