The Beacon

Bipartisan Banter: The end of the two-party system?

Neil Murphy, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2019

We all get told that politics, among other things, is something that shouldn’t be brought up at a dinner table. Why is it that people perpetuate this statement? I’d say it’s because politics isn’t viewed as something...

Is America ready for a female president?

September 21, 2019

In the 2016 election, two candidates were in a very heated race. A lot of contention didn’t come directly from their policy, but rather from their gender identities. While many people were incredibly excited at the prospect...

There is never a need for straight pride parades

Sammi Verespy, Asst. Opinion Editor

September 21, 2019

As you may or may not know, there was a straight pride parade in Boston on Aug. 31. This is a stunt pulled off of feelings based in hatred and bigotry, not in activism for those who identify as straight. Pride is not a threat...

Emphasizing athletics is a good way to entice potential students

September 21, 2019

Wilkes University has rebranded its athletic department in the last two years, between adding new sports, such as men’s and women’s ice hockey, and a near complete overhaul on most of the department’s coaching staff. The...

The new abortion bans are not about children; they are about controlling women

Sammi Verespy, Assistant Opinion Editior

September 3, 2019

Time zones are so wild. In Australia it is tomorrow, in London, it is 12 hours from now and in America, it is 1940. The continual harm against women’s rights is a narrative that is shown in so many ways throughout history....

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