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The second coming of ‘The Muppets’

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2011

Everyone loves the Muppets. Period. Sadly, it’s been a long time since Jim Henson’s colorful cut-ups have had a vehicle befitting their potential. Indeed, it’s been so long since Kermit & Co. have held any pertinent p...

Programming Board creates new semiformal dance

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

For students worried about having to wait until spring fling for another campus dance, programming board is significantly reducing the wait by creating a new event this year. The snow ball is PB’s new winter semi-formal dance...

Book Review – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Annie Yoskoski, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

"Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. ...

Teri Granahan: From Wilkes to comedy

Dominick Costantino, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

Teri Granahan graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in communication studies in 1994. She first tried to pursue a career in acting after graduating, but got involved with stand-up comedy because she didn't fit the...

Subpar script sinks Oscar bid for ‘J. Edgar’

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2011

For “J. Edgar,” longtime Hollywood darling Leonardo DiCaprio smolders from under several layers of rubber and latex, resurrecting one of the most nebulous, morally ambiguous figures in American history: J. Edgar Hoover, the ...

Arts YOUniverse hosts Embrace a Child in Tanzania event

Michael Filipski, Correspondent

November 22, 2011

Wilkes is giving the community a chance to support an orphaned African child, enjoy music and refreshments and learn about a fascinating culture, all in one night. On December 1, 2011, Zebra Communications, Wilkes University’s...

Army of Colonels shows holiday spirit at Wilkes-Barre Christmas parade

Abbey Haldeman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

The streets were filled with Santa hats and lots of Christmas cheer as the “Army of Colonels” found their way to their entrance of the Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade. Christmas memorabilia was flowing everywhere and the...

Friend’s death inspires student to raise money for cystic fibrosis

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 22, 2011

Kevin Hopper was a freshman in high school when he met his good friend Amanda Hine from both being in the high school band together. “We instantly became friends because she just had such a great personality, she was a kind...

Scarves a fashionable way for all people to stay warm

Devoni Novak, A&E Editor

November 22, 2011

It’s the season for bundling and cold weather presents the perfect opportunity to add a trendy accessory to your wardrobe. With a variety of textures, colors and patterns, scarves are appropriate for any gender and age group....

First Year Council hopes to acquire information to improve freshman programs

Christine Lee, Laura Preby, Life Editor, Photography Editor

November 22, 2011

  Student Development has created a new committee called the First-Year Student Advisory Council.  The council, composed of 10 freshmen of different majors, residents, commuters and athletes and non-athletes, is designed...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Erica Acosta, Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 22, 2011

What is the importance of your position? I advise and guide the minority groups on campus. My job involves creating awareness and inclusion of diversity through programming, like workshops and trips. I am also the adviser of t...

Winter fashions to warm up to

Morgan Evans, Correspondent

November 22, 2011

As colder temperatures roll in with the change of season, summer fashion staples are moving to the back of your closet for more weather appropriate clothing. But who ever said one needs to sacrifice style to be warm? This winter's...

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