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Recycling competition against King’s goes on despite hurdles

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2013

Two Wilkes students are hoping to change the world – one sheet of white office paper at a time. The slogan for Recycling Metrics is “Reuse. Recycle. Win.” That’s exactly what Steven Adames and Hayden Lerner are hoping...

Animal abuse indicates urgent need for change in PA laws

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2013

Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Well, if you take that as the greatness of a state, there’s much to be desired from the state of...

Issues of vandalism and theft ongoing in SUB pool room

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2013

Mark Margavage walks into the Student Union Building pool room after spring break and asks, "what are we missing, what’s broken?" During his time as Pool Club president, Margavage said he has dealt with abuse of pool equipment on t...

DUI charge on Public Safety officer stirs local concern

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2013

A Wilkes Public Safety officer was recently at the center of controversy over a DUI charge on her record. Brittany Stasik was denied a position as a part-time police officer in Forty Fort. At a meeting earlier this month, Forty...

Two students leave SG meeting citing problems with openness

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2013

Two students said they felt so uncomfortable while attending a Student Government meeting that they walked out after 20 minutes. Sophomore communication studies majors Haley Adam and Talia Pantano had heard that SG meetings are o...

Forum highlights ed issues

Delisia Washington, Staff Writer

February 12, 2013

Cyberbullying and strategies that will help students succeed are only a few topics that will be presented at the 2013 spring semester’s Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Lecture Series. Every semester sinc...

Commencement ceremonies return to campus among concern

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2013

With the news that the 2013 commencement ceremony would be moving from the Mohegan Sun Arena to the Marts Center, some students reacted with primary skepticism. "When I first heard about it, I was ready to call in and book the A...

Residence Life clears up rumors on RA replacements

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2013

Two Resident Assistants were removed from their positions at Evans Hall, leaving some students wondering why. Residents on the third floor of Evans said they wondered why they had two new RAs on their floor this semester. Two fr...

Many printer issues resolved, but general issues of jams and refilling remain

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2012

With final paper deadlines approaching, it’s more of a priority than ever for students to have access to printers on campus. This is why Farley Library Dean John Stachacz is trying to find ways to make printing better and eas...

The man, the myth, the laugh: the life of Matt Gaines

Jake Cochran, Assistant A&E Editor

November 13, 2012

Some people can move around without being detected or barely being noticed. These people can travel across a crowded room and a busy path without doing as much as picking their head up from their phone, iPod or whatever distracting...

Glamour of presidential election outshines other important offices

The Beacon Editorial Board

November 13, 2012

Not enough students are aware of the 2012 election results. No, not the presidential election. By now, everyone knows the winner of that. The result was broadcast all over television and social media outlets the night of Nov....

Students respond to aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2012

Mikel Hartsough watched nervously as ocean water seeped up the stairs of his house. As the rain pounded his city relentlessly, the flooding slowly and steadily crept higher. The sounds of roaring wind and his dogs barking in frig...

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