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Wilkes professors inspired to never stop learning with careers

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 8, 2011

Students may think they’re the only ones learning in courses and earning degrees, but some professors are also working towards higher educational goals. By being a faculty member at Wilkes, professors are able to take courses...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Shadae Gates, MSC President

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 8, 2011

Year: Senior Major: Political science and criminology Hometown: Baltimore,Md. What is the purpose of the Multicultural Student Coalition on campus? The purpose is just basically to spread diversity in multiple ways and ...

A Farley Library scavenger hunt goes mobile

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

At first glance, the Farley Library is the last place one would find students using smart phones to accomplish something to win a prize.  Now students are being given the opportunity to do exactly that through a mobile scavenger...

Army and Air Force ROTC to march in Veteran’s Day parades

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 8, 2011

For sophomore biochemistry major Leonard Frisbie, being a cadet in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps means remembering those who have served before him. And this Veteran's Day is no exception. The Army ROTC at King's...

International Night presents artifacts from countries represented on campus

Katherine Dodson, Correspondent

November 8, 2011

“I came to this school very excited but not sure that I was going to find that Ghanaian culture or find any Ghanaians here,” says freshman biology major Adoma Yeboah.  “So when I found out about the West African Cultural...

The Rouge on tour while living ‘in a van down by the river’

Devoni Novak, A&E editor

November 8, 2011

Colorado based, rock band ‘The Rouge’ has been touring the country in their van ‘White Thunder’ to share their music and love for genuine rock and roll. Playing songs from their album ‘Heat and Light’ the members hope...

Wilkes University Theater presents: ‘The Who’s Tommy’

Ongelique McGuire and Dominick Costantino, Correspondents

November 8, 2011

Wilkes University Theatre brings The Who’s Tommy to the stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center this November. The Who’s Tommy is based on The Who’s original 1969 album about the amazing pinball wizard. The musical, writ...

The bromance continues with ‘A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas’

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 8, 2011

A low-brow comedy flick about a pair of hapless potheads may seem like an unlikely candidate for the 3-D treatment. Nonetheless, this recent reunion of actors John Cho and Kal Penn proves that there's still some life in the so-old-it's-new-again-but-now-getting-old-again-fast...

Wilkes alum drums up a career in music

Devoni Novak, A&E Editor

November 8, 2011

Wilkes alum, 24-year-old Matthew Rutkoski shows off his talents for drumming however he can. Graduating last spring with a B.A. in Spanish reflects his knack for foreign language, but one may not expect that he is also an experienced...

‘Like Crazy’ is a realistic portrayal of young romance

Devoni Novak, A&E Editor

November 8, 2011

‘Like Crazy’ is a realistic portrayal of the melodramatic love that young couples tend to fall into. The entire movie is centered on the relationship of two college students who fall deeply during their last semester of school. To...

Annual Sideshow Gathering brings the weird and wonderful to Wyoming Valley

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2011

Have you ever seen a man pound a nail into his face? How about a few dozen people, all from different walks of life, from every corner of the globe? Ever see 36 different people all pounding nails into their faces? Tyler...

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