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Marijuana usage linked to decrease in IQ, other negative effects

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2012

Adolescents who smoke marijuana could be at risk for a drop in IQ, as a new study links heavy marijuana usage in teenagers with cognitive decline. The study, published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences”...

IT, food services updates to campus announced at Sept. 12 SG meeting

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2012

Sept. 12 meeting called to order 6:01 p.m. Treasurer’s Report: All College: $9,550 Conferences:$700 General Funds:$18,750 Leadership:$600 Spirit:$1,454.34 Student Government Total:$31,054.34 New Business: Food Services Update: S...

Educational Forum series discusses issues in education

Bob Grabosky, Correspondent

September 17, 2012

A series of lectures dealing with issues in education are being held starting on Sept. 18 on campus. They are one of the biggest events being held on campus this semester and will take place over two months, not only for student...

New changes at Farley Library hope to improve accessibility to all

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant news editor

September 17, 2012

nstruction in 2010 with the creation of the Alden Learning Commons the first part of a four-phase journey began. This year the process to modernize the Eugene S. Farley library is continuing as they come to a close with phase two ...

Patrick Leahy ushers in new era at Wilkes as President

Christine Lee, News Editor

September 17, 2012

The Wilkes campus was abuzz with activity on Thursday, Sept. 13, Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15 for the formal installation of Dr. Patrick Leahy as Wilkes' sixth president. Reflecting on the theme of "Looking Back with...

Facilities hopes building demolitions make campus more green

Abbey Haldeman, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2012

The science building renovations are hard to miss, but there are some other forms of renovations going on around campus that may be slipping under the radar. During the week of August 20th, demolition began for a couple of bui...

Remembering the Wilkes-Barre area floods one year later

Ashley Hahn, Correspondent

September 11, 2012

Last year hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee hit the greater Wilkes-Barre area in full force. The city was asked to evacuate the area and find a safer place to reside. Included in the evacuation was Wilkes University and Kings...

Public Safety: Emergency text alerts flawed but effective

Bryan Calabro; Phat Nguyen; Sarah Kennelly, contributed by Christine Lee, Managing Editor; Correspondents, News Editor

September 11, 2012

At 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, a male Wilkes student had his laptop stolen from him when he was using on a porch at 363 S. Franklin St. That same week, five Wilkes students were injured and sent to a nearby hospital after two separa...

Public safety enforces parking policy with ticketing and towing

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2012

Ryan Baicher always parked in the same spot on campus. He would even brag to his friends about how he parked in this spot, – which is not technically a designated parking space, only an empty space between rows of the Student ...

Swim Club earns official during Student Government Meeting

Christine Lee, News Editor

September 11, 2012

Meeting Aug. 29 called to order 6:01 p.m. Treasurer's report: All College: $35,000 Conferences: $2,500 General Funds: $20,000 Leadership: $600 Spirit: $2,000 Student Government Total: $60,100 New Business: Library Upd...

New year brings new changes to campus dining services

Shawn Carey, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Rifkin Café may look a little different, that is because it is. The café has undergone a renovation and it has everyone noticing. A recent remodeling over the summer included tearing down the walls that separated the game room ...

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