The Beacon

School’s out for the summer; the question is, are you?

Allison Rossi, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

Are you staying local this summer? Regardless of the reasoning, whether that be that you live close to campus, you are taking summer classes, you are getting a job near school or you just do not want to leave your friends, there...

The five classes that taught me the most

James Jaskolka, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2016

Higher education has always been a place for learning and growth. You spend four years taking classes that give you better insight to your particular field of study, and then you can apply those skills to a career. Sometimes,...

Thank you for all of the opportunities

Sara Pisak, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2016

As I am laying out my final edition of The Beacon, I feel the need to write one of the longest but most well deserved thank you notes. I figure if Jimmy Fallon can write out thank you notes, I can too. Thank you to the readers ...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: A classic for writers and everyone

Sara Pisak, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2016

Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one classic that when read makes readers want to become an author. I was first introduced to the text when a friend of my family and a former teacher of mine gave me the text as a gif...

Things I wish I knew before I graduated

Sierra Marsh, Guest Writer

April 25, 2016

Sierra Marsh is a 2015 graduate of Wilkes University who holds a degree in English with minors in both sociology and women’s and gender studies. She currently resides in Wilkes-Barre where she is dedicating time to building her...

Nine year old reports news faster than competitors

Luke Modrovsky, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 18, 2016

Hilde Kate Lysiak isn’t your typical 9-year-old girl. Actually, nothing about Lysiak is typical. How many people do you know under the age of 12 that have nearly 600,000 hits on WordPress and almost 20,000 likes for a page...

Rachel Leandri: Letter to my future daughter

Rachel Leandri, Sports Editor

April 18, 2016

One day, when I get to meet you and have the pleasure of watching you grow, I hope to instill in you the ideal to be a victim of your own optimism and to never stop smiling. Some days the world is at odds against you, and you...

Never Settle: How to help yourself and others have a brighter future

Luke Zack, Guest Writer

April 18, 2016

Luke Zack is a 5th year pharmacy student and has a minor in chemistry. On campus, he has done biochemistry research, helped cofound the Wilkes University Industry Pharmacist Organization and Teach Assisted in Medical Anatomy and...

Why baseball is America’s pastime

Eric DeBerardinis, Guest Writer

April 18, 2016

Eric DeBerardinis the Sports Director at WYLN-TV in Hazleton, covering all that Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer. He is a 2014 graduate of Penn State University and is originally from outside of Philadelphia. Estados unidos?...

Bossypants: A winning combination of wit and wisdom

Sara Pisak, Opinion Editor

April 18, 2016

Although actress and comedian Tina Fey wrote her National Bestseller Bossypants in 2011, the book finally made its way to the top of my “to read pile” of texts. I had been interested in reading this book for some time, ho...

Vegetarian shaming: Why am I not allowed to abstain from meat?

Ian Valles, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

In the past year, I have slowly been weaning myself off of meat. A couple of months ago, I decided to tell my friends, my mother and my significant other. Almost universal acceptance was what I received from them, and that’s...

Thank you Public Safety for your presence on campus

Alyssa Mursch, Guest Writer

April 4, 2016

As a student of Wilkes University, I take it personally when our campus is labeled as “unsafe.” Not only does this scare away potential students from an education with incredible professors, a welcoming and tight-knit community...

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