The Beacon

Farley Library should extend its hours

Tony Goreczny, Staff Writer

April 17, 2012

I get distracted very easily, and while there is no place more comfortable to do my homework than my own room, there are quite a lot of distractions there. Consequently, if I really wish to get any work done, I must first find...

Nuclear Energy: Mankind’s Bane or Hope for the Future

Tony Goreczny, Staff Writer

March 27, 2012

With rising gas prices, and dwindling fossil fuel resources, more people, companies and governments than ever before are looking to convert to current forms of alternative energy, or discover new ones. Of the myriad possibilities...

The Senate should increase funding to NASA

Tony Goreczny, Staff Writer

March 26, 2012

“Space, the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. ” Thos...

Facebook admits to using app to spy on text messages

Tony Goreczny, Staff Writer

March 20, 2012

Most people are well aware of George Orwell's 1984, and more specifically the character of Big Brother, the embodiment of tyrannical government control achieved through a complete and utter lack of privacy. Well, if the governme...

GPS tracking violates fourth amendment

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

November 22, 2011

George Orwell’s fictional novel “1984” follows a character living in a society in which their government continuously monitors their every move. Screens are used to watch people as they carry on with their daily activities...

Republican presidential candidates are a joke

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

Audiences across America are enjoying a hilarious comedy television series. This program has it all: outrageous comments, humorous conflict and eccentric characters. This is no traditional sitcom, but viewers have relished the...

Native American foster children

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

Although we are considered globally to be a relatively progressive and accepting country, there are still issues in the United States which tarnish this reputation.  How we handled Katrina, gay civil rights issues, giving bailouts...

Tony G’s Spot: Eyes that lie

Tony Goreczny, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 22, 2011

How do you define beautiful? Many definitions come to my mind, but I do not consider flawless, perfect, or other similar words to be synonyms with beautiful.  Everyone sees beauty in their own way. Adopting the artificial...

Tony G’s Spot: Anonymous takes on Mexican drug cartel

Tony Goreczny, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 8, 2011

Recently my column has been focusing extensively on the Internet and how almost all aspects of life interact with it constantly.  I have been very explicit on how almost anything is possible though the Internet.  Consequently,...

Students not ready for college

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2011

After receiving my letter of acceptance from Wilkes University, the very next step was to take a math placement test. Those dreaded placement tests. The single test that would determine whether you were competent enough to start...

Wilkes cuts costs; students have no ride

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

The Wilkes shuttle is a free source of convenient transport for Wilkes students and employees.  Its main uses are football players getting to and from practice and students getting to and from the Ralston parking lot.  It also...

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