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Resident to face charges; fire code

Staff Report

February 19, 2016

According to Wilkes-Barre Police, on Feb. 6, a fire code violation occurred in University Towers at Wilkes University. The incident involved a resident student who allegedly applied painters tape over all but one of the smoke d...

Panamanian, American unity through education; historic event; Educational partnerships, STEM, education fields

Sarah Bedford, Toni Pennello, and Gabby Glinski

February 19, 2016

From Feb. 11 to 12, Wilkes University celebrated a historic event with the campus community. Marcela Paredes de Vasquez, Panama’s minister of education, visited the university as part of a comprehensive new partnership being developed ...

Catholic Church responds to Zika virus; contraceptives, moral discussion, rhythm method

Toni Pennello, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

A new, alarming virus is spreading throughout South America, forcing controversy in the Catholic community. The virus does not seem to be taking many lives, but it is impacting those of the babies of infected mothers, causing d...

Zika virus spread brings questions of health concern

Gabby Glinski, Asst. News Editor

February 19, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Zika, a disease caused by the Zika virus, is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, the same species that spreads yellow fever. This s...

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