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Budget process raises additional questions

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

April 23, 2012

Faculty and staff still have questions following several budget meetings with Vice President of Finance Loren Chip Prescott. Concerns include cuts to retirement, health care and academic department budgets. Along side these co...

Wilkes student robbed at gunpoint

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

April 18, 2012

A Wilkes University student was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in front of Pearsall Hall on 109 S. Franklin St. The female student was walking home from Mulligan's Irish Pub at 1:46 a.m. when she was approached from...

Some fire drill policies have yet to be fulfilled

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2012

Fire drills are conducted as a "double check" to make sure alarm systems are functioning without error and that students know the best route to properly evacuate their dorms. Once out of their buildings, students are supposed to mee...

Wing ‘n’ Sing Photo Recap

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2012

With the most popular chicken wing variety, Ice House Pub in Mountain Top was named 'Wing Champion' at Zebra Communications' Wing 'n' sing event last Wednesday. Proceeds from the event went toward the "Embrace a Child in Tanzania"...

Leahy outlines plans for Wilkes’ future

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2012

There are still six weeks before Patrick Leahy is officially named the sixth president of Wilkes University. Yet, even though his job hasn’t started, Leahy has been making visits to the university in his goals to absorb the c...

Crown Fried robbed over Easter break

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

April 16, 2012

A man with a pistol robbed Crown Fried Chicken, 357 S. Main St., around 11:11 p.m. on April 5, police said. The clerk told police a man wearing a black leather jacket, with a black hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans asked f...

SG president nominees

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2012

Three nominees from the junior class are set to race for the Student Government presidential seat. The candidates are: nursing major and SG recording secretary, Samantha Schuler; pharmacy major and SG vice president, Kristofer...

Food waste at Wilkes has negative impact

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2012

Christina Martinez takes a bite of mashed potatoes in the Wilkes cafeteria and decides they taste bad. So, she brings the almost untouched bowl to the conveyor belt and sends it away to the dish room. “I throw out a lot,...

SG notes: About $12,000 approved for Casino Night

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2012

Casino Night: Lady Luck will be sporting a dress made of student activities fees SG unanimously granted $11,900 of student activities fees to cover the cost of this year’s Casino Week. Most of the money is projected to be s...

Wilkes trains leaders through annual service positions

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

April 2, 2012

Senior English major Jason Neare is looking at programs with the Duke Talent Identification Program where he would be in charge of teaching talented high school graduates upon graduation. He is also considering doing a writing ...

Natural gas industry could create more jobs

Bryan Calabro, Design Editor

March 29, 2012

From the current drilling trend, within the next 10 years the economic impact of the Marcellus shale formation -- which underlies 60 percent of Pennsylvania’s total landmass -- will hit an all-time high throughout Pennsylvania....

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