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Local Haunts available this Halloween season

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2011

Every autumn, the leaves change color, the wind adopts a chilling bite and unassuming locales everywhere are transformed into dreadful domiciles for the undead and insane. Then, when Halloween passes, the ghouls go back to their...

Anderson’s ‘Three Musketeers’ vandalizes a classic

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2011

I doubt that when Alexandre Dumas wrote "The Three Musketeers" in the 19th Century he was thinking "Dude, this would be awesome in 3-D, with a bunch of flamethrowers, CGI explosions and a scene where an airship crashes into the...

Book Review: ‘The Luxe’ repetitive plot points leave readers annoyed

Anne Yoskoski, Staff Writer

October 23, 2011

Manhattan in 1899 was known to many as the “age of innocence.” However, in the world Anna Godberson portrays in her novel 'The Luxe' the main characters are anything but innocent. Elizabeth and Dianna Holland are important...

Students promote pharmacists on ‘Good Morning America’

Christine Lee, Life Editor

October 23, 2011

For the last month, anyone who is friends with a pharmacy major has probably noticed their profile picture change to a red sign reading 'Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist.' This expression is the theme for the month-long...

Biking an easy, environmentally sound way to get around Wilkes

Christine Lee, Life Editor

October 11, 2011

Take a walk around campus any time of day and one is likely to find students riding a bike down the paths of campus. Biking is a popular mode of transportation for those choosing to get to class or explore Wilkes-Barre and...

Students learn about history and ethnicity at Ellis Island

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

October 11, 2011

Students from the Cross-Cultural Dialogue First Year Foundations class took a field trip to Ellis Island and Canal Street in New York City on Oct. 5. This year was different as the class joined with Student Development to open...

Volunteers take part in annual day to fix up Philly schools

Dominick Costantino, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

Campus Interfaith, along with the Community Service department will be participating in Greater Philadelphia Cares on Saturday Oct. 22. Students will be helping out by giving Philadelphia schools a ‘face-lift’. According...

Health and Wellness Corner: Flu season has begun

Erin Hohol, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

Why worry about the flu in the fall? No one gets the flu until the middle of winter.  Wrong!  October is actually the first month of what is considered “flu season.” The “season” usually spans from October to April,...

‘Perfect’ confronts social issues with an interconnection of characters

Annie Yoskoski, Staff Writer

October 11, 2011

By tackling issues that stay in the shadows and are rarely confronted in such an honest, real way, Hopkins takes characters to new levels in her book “Perfect.” The reader feels like they know each character by the end. The...

Strand of Oaks Performs at Redwood Art Space

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2011

Timothy Showalter remembers many a night when he would travel up Giant’s Despair, the infamous mountain road in Laurel Run, with a six-pack in tow. It was nights like those, with a belly full of beer and a panoramic view of...

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