The Beacon

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Melissa Howells, Student Development coordinator and Jamie Miller, Student Development activities assistant

Christine Lee, Life Editor

October 9, 2011

 The Beacon: What are some of the responsibilities you have as coordinator/co-Coordinator? Howells: “Most of my responsibility centers on leadership activities, the day trips, and weekend activities, all of the social acti...

‘Dream House’ really a nightmare

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2011

This one's an old story. No, I’m not talking about the story of “Dream House.” I’m talking about the story behind it. It’s a story of a meddling studio, an angry director and a damaged film. Amidst minor controversy...

Thai Thai brings authentic Thai cuisine to downtown Wilkes-Barre

Jordan Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

It took me several years to finally take the two minute trip from campus to Thai Thai. After a three course meal, for just over $20, the restaurant is unquestionably worth the short walk, and frankly, a considerably longer one. This...

Local bands will perform to aid flood victims in their time of strife

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2011

The flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee wrought a scene of devastation that many NEPA residents had never seen before. For Kingston native reggae artist George Wesley, though, it was a tragic flashback. “I witnessed and...

Language Partners help Intensive English students practice skills, learn American culture

Christine Lee, Life Editor

October 4, 2011

Going away to college for the first time is often intimidating for students, but it can be even more intimidating when a student is coming from another country into the U.S. and does not speak English as his or her first language. This...

Crimson Lion is an area success with exotic hookah and live performances

Michael Wintermute, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

While college students all around the Wilkes-Barre area have been watching businesses and shops close down, the Crimson Lion remains a steady place for them to relax. Though many local business owners have been forced to adapt...

Commuter students prefer to spend free time in convenient pool room and student lounge in SUB

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

October 4, 2011

  For commuters, it is not very convenient for them to drive back and forth to their homes between classes, like it is for students who live on or close to campus. Fortunately, the university has provided commuters with...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Mark Allen, Dean of Students

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2011

What is your role on campus? As dean of students, I have responsibility for residence life, health and wellness – which includes campus counseling- and student development. Additionally I advise student government and I also facil...

Study Abroad Photo Contest gives community view of studying abroad

Morgan Evans, Correspondent

October 4, 2011

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Wales, Spain, Dominican Republic, and South Africa are just a few countries students have visited, assistant professor of political science Dr. Andrew Miller said. The best way to find out if you would be...

Wilkes gives the gift of life with blood drives

Dominick Costantino, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

Each year, millions of people are in need of blood and each year many voluntarily give their own blood out of the goodness of their hearts. Wilkes University happens to hold blood drives throughout the school year to help the...

8th annual Party on the Square had more vendors, better food

Devoni Novak, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 1, 2011

The 8th annual college town party on the square took place last Wednesday Sept. 20. The event was an interactive success that brought college students from the area together with community members to enjoy food, music and giveaw...

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