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Health and Wellness Corner: Don’t be sad, be glad!

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

The winter season is a chance to enjoy activities in the snow, like skiing and snowboarding. But the change in weather and shorter days can make some feel a little depressed. This puts a damper on attitudes and makes everything...

Islamic and Saudi Interest clubs celebrate festival of sacrifice

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 22, 2011

At a time when most students are preparing to make turkey and stuffing, students of the Muslim faith are sacrificing an animal to eat for the greater God. Sunday, Nov. 6, was the celebration of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha....

Alumni Dave Russo to perform comedy show at Wilkes

Corey Martin, Correspondent

November 19, 2011

Dave Russo, 1993 graduate of Wilkes University, will perform a comedy entitled “Laugh till You Cry,” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the ballroom of Henry Student Center to benefit departmental communications studies alumni and...

Rifkin hopes to bring more slurps to Wilkes with new milkshakes

Dominick Costantino, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

Food Services at Wilkes University unveiled a new machine at the Rifkin Café a few weeks ago in order to provide more options for those dining at Wilkes. The new machine is called F’real and it makes milkshakes. Those purchasing...

‘Immortals’ offers sumptuous style over stale substance

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 15, 2011

In the critical process, it’s easy to forget that cinema is first and foremost a visual art form. The temptation to disregard a film entirely because of narrative shortcomings is both powerful and prevalent. That’s not to...

‘End of Country’ author brings Marcellus Shale experiences to Wilkes

November 15, 2011

Beneath our feet lies the Marcellus Shale, a formation of sedimentary rock rich with untapped reserves of methane. For those viewing natural gas as an answer to America’s energy needs, it represents an enormous resource. For...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Barbara King, Associate dean of student affairs

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

  What does your job entail? I am the chief disciplinary officer for the university. I deal mostly with student problems, some that they come with, some that they create for themselves and some that are completely out...

Flying shark takes over SUB, UCOM building

Brittany Battista, Advertising Manager

November 15, 2011

The odds of seeing a flying shark are one in one in the Student Union Building when sophomore history major Jeff Homschek is around. Homschek’s new toy takes flying fish to a new level. He is the proud owner of Captain Crunch,...

SES uses new and innovative way to reuse trash

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

You've heard of recycled, but how about upcycled? In another effort to “go green” at Wilkes, the Students for Environmental Sustainability club has recently initiated a sustainability collection project called TerraCycle  using...

Dancers, artisans, lecturer liven Native American Heritage Month

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 15, 2011

Loud chanting was heard as several dancers dressed in brightly-colored traditional attire shuffled and swerved on the small stage in the HenryStudentCenter first floor lounge. Nearby in the main lobby, venders were selling...

Off-Campus Council hopes students get saucy at Wing Wars

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 15, 2011

The Off Campus Council club has a popular event they successfully host every year coming up. They yearly Wing Wars will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 18. Wing Wars has been popular in the past described junior earth and environmental...

Real Murders: A page turner of suspenseful mystery without the gore

Annie Yoskoski, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

"Real Murders"  features a young, bookish librarian named Aurora Teagarden. As the town librarian, Aurora loves mysteries and true crime novels. She and several other true crime lovers form a small club called Real Murders. It...

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