The Beacon

‘Moneyball’ offers good sports story, better life story

Bill Thomas, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

Once upon a time, music came in tangible form and “tweets” were something a little kid with bad enunciation asked you for on Halloween. Back then, baseball was the “national pastime.” Now, in the Age of Blogs, statistics...

‘Almost, Maine’ debuts at Wilkes

Jordan Ramirez, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

Wilkes University’s Theatre Department has been preparing their own production of the complex, and often comedic, romance script. Carriani, born in Maine, took his experiences from several locations in Maine and combined them...

Legendary R&B Singer Comes to Kirby Center

Bill Thomas, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

This Friday, Sept. 30 R&B legend Diana Ross is coming to Wilkes-Barre’s FM Kirby Center. With the venue currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, Kirby Center Director of Marketing, Will Beekman, said Ross is an...

Senior flies sky high to capture flood footage

Christine Lee, Life Editor

September 26, 2011

After Wilkes was spared from getting flooded, senior mechanical engineering major Devin Albrecht, who is a licensed private pilot, decided he wanted to fly his plane  and take photos and video footage to see the damage caused...

Sustainability Salvage gives new life to old belongings

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Students for Environmental Sustainability took a stand on sustainability by hosting the Sustainability Salvage, which demonstrated the concept of re-use and discouraging wasteful habits. This was the third...

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah around campus

Laura Preby, Photo Editor

September 26, 2011

Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, will occur on September 28th through 30th. This Hebrew holiday is not widely observed on campus, but for those students of Jewish decent, there are still ways to celebrate and...

Homecoming 2011

Erin Hohol, Staff Writer

September 26, 2011

High school, college—every student’s year begins with the classic homecoming activities.  Wilkes’ 2011 homecoming weekend started off with a pep rally in the Martz gym at 7 PM on Thursday the 22nd.  Here students had the...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Willie Eggleston, Student Government President

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

September 26, 2011

The Beacon: What is your role on campus? Eggleston: “Student Body President. Running board meetings, working between students and administration, working towards bettering the campus for students.” The Beacon: What is...

New Health and Wellness Club all about fitness

Janel Naro, Staff Writer

September 25, 2011

Trey Tietz, senior pharmacy major, knows what it’s like to have a lot on his plate. But somehow he still manages to coordinate daily workout sessions at 6 a.m. As coordinator of the Health and Wellness Club, Tietz along with...

Book Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ is an Action Packed Page Turner

Annie Yoskoski, Staff Writer

September 25, 2011

Suzanne Collins puts an interesting twist on post apocalyptic North America in her book, "The Hunger Games." The book reminded me of a cross between the television show Survivor and George Orwell’s novel 1984. The futurist...

‘Army of Colonels’ lends a helping hand to areas devastated by flood

Christine Lee, Life Editor

September 24, 2011

Upon arrival at a residential neighborhood along the Lackawanna River creek on Saturday, Sept. 17, a group of volunteers were greeted with the sight of piles of debris in front of homes in Duryea. When the volunteers entered some...

‘Straw Dogs’ remake misses the point

September 21, 2011

By: Bill Thomas, Staff Writer   No one wants to be a member of the knee-jerk anti-remake crowd, but it’s hard to remain optimistic when so much of what Hollywood delivers these days is as disposable and pointless...

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