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Passing of Brianna Smarkusky

January 13, 2017

ON BEHALF OF DR. PAUL ADAMS The University is profoundly saddened to announce that Brianna Smarkusky died at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center on Thursday, January 12. Brianna became ill while participating in a Biology...

The Bursting Reality of Latex Allergies

Sarah Bedford, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017

Arachnophobia. Ophidiophobia. Acrophobia. These are the some of the most common fears people have. But for a Wilkes University sophomore, the thing that scares her most is the sound of balloons being inflated. On Nov. 30, Ellen...

Even 20 years later, Bulls still the best

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

August 30, 2016

When it came to the ‘95-96 Chicago Bulls of the NBA, the team’s 72-10 regular season record was deemed unbreakable. That is until this year’s Golden State Warriors broke it by going 73-9. For many NBA fans and analysts alike, that B...

Spring Commencement: A farewell to Colonels

Alyssa Mursch, News Editor

August 30, 2016

Wilkes University bid farewell to a total of 715 students at its 69th Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 21. Among the 715 graduates, six awards were presented as well as an additional two students specially recogniz...

Sports recap: Spring season full of ups and downs for teams

Taylor Ryan, Sports Co-Editor

August 30, 2016

This spring season, there were eight teams competing and representing Wilkes University in the MAC Freedom Conference. The spring sports include women’s golf, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse, baseball, so...

Men’s lacrosse team enters its second year

Danny VanBrunt, Sports Co-Editor

August 30, 2016

Wilkes University restarted its lacrosse program last year after several decades. The team went 0-15 after its first season back since the 1970s. “I really enjoyed my first year in the program and am very excited to get back at ...

Trump vs. Clinton: What could possibly go wrong?

Mark Makowski, Opinion Co-Editor

August 30, 2016

Nov. 8, is a date some may relish and others may fear. On this date, voters will select either Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump. The two candidates enter the general election scene with sky-high u...

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