We want your stories.

We asked members of the class of 2015, and all Bucknell faculty, staff and students, to tell us what they believed. We invited them to submit an essay or a video. The top eleven entries by members of the class of 2015 won a gift certificate to the University Bookstore. Check out the winning essays and videos.

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Submissions from 2011

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The Power of Hello, Bronwyn Barnwell

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Run Your Own Life, Shannon Beauregard

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Snapshots of Happiness, Nicole M. Blum

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Emptying the Dishwasher at Night, Ally Boni

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On Imagination And Sunrises, Molly Brown

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On Imagination And Sunrises, Molly Brown

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The Power of a Smile, Kalie Brumbaugh

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Making It Happen, Ajan Caneda

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Flipping Over Pennies, Ali Carey

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Magic, Anthony J. Carno

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When the Dress Fits, Kate Celmer

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One Step Closer, Carly Cento

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My Best Friend, Amanda Chikowski

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Accepting Culture Differences, Minwoo Cho

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Ping-Pong, Reading, Cooking – The Choice Is Yours, Taylor Cotter

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The Power of Perspective, Brigid Crispi

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The Meaning of a Holiday, Allison Daley

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Reaching a Chain of People, Nicole Davis

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I Believe in Risks, Audrey Dotson

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Keeping Perspective, Megan Doyle

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When Your Fingers Touch the Doorknob, Maddie Dulac

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Community Engagement through Sensitivity, Shaun Epstein

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Being New and Improved, Ruby Fako

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Being Happy is Your Choice, Terra Fasold

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The Secret to Happiness, Lauren Frei

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The Power of Youth, Rebecca Fritsch

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Reach for the Stars, Neale Gadde

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Running in the Rain, Wallis Gaillard

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I Believe in Feet, Alexis Galaini

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An Unexpected Angel, Erica Gaugler

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This I Believe Essay, Gwenn Gideon

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Little Moments, Colin Hassell

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The Art of Moving, Jennifer Heider

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From Mozart to Madonna: I Believe In Music, Katie Hickes

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Why Wear Only One Hat?, Paul A. Hook

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Time Travel Through Music, Jessica Isgro

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Open Mind, Open World, Bradley M. Janicki

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The Individual, Jonathan Jones

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Love at Any Age, Allie Kaliff

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The Importance of Patience, Kevin Keller

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The Impressions Other Than the First, McKenzie Kelly

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Judgment Day, Jasmine King

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An Open Mind Opens New Doors to New Possibilities, Xavier Langford

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Just Do Everything, Peter Lanzi

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The Power of an Instant, Jen Lassen

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The Perpetual Awkwardness of Life, Brianna Marshall

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A Life of Definition, Christine Martino

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Passion: The Flavor of Life, Keith Mattern

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"This I Believe", Deborah Mills

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The Voice Inside Me, Jacquelyn T. Nelson

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The positivity of difference, Zwelani Ngwenya

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Warm and Fuzzy Things, Kristen Palframan

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A Dream's Power, Kaitlyn Perez

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Please and Thank You, Alexa Preucil

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Temika, Kelsey Radwick

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Strangers, Cassandra Ricci

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One Smile One World, Michael Sahagian

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Love was Lost but then was Found, Diane Schrom

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That Intangible Thing, Mary Helen Schwartz

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Believing is Eating, Andrea Seifert

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Stepping in the Same River Twice, James Shields

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Spontaneity & Exploration, Zander Slavitz

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Santa Claus, Tommy Smith

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The Kindness of Strangers, Mick Smyer

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The Power of Music, Becky Snelson

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This I believe, Richard Song

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Drawing Hammers, Audrey Tolbert

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There is no They, Margot Vigeant

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The Circle of Love, Allyson Weisel

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The Magical Formula, Tara A. Wilk

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Why Music is Important to You, Josh Wilson

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Persist till the end, Yi Xu

Submissions from 2010

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Sun Beams and Simple Dreams, Justine Schnell

Submissions from 2009

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The Methodology of Me, Abbey Slobodin