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Hotel Sterling and traffic blocks still standing

Sarah Kennelly, Correspondent

March 26, 2012

One of Luzerne County’s famous and oldest hotels is causing the county some distress. The Sterling Hotel in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania was condemned a few months ago, after the September Flood of 2011. The 114 year-old building...

Goodbye Greenway: Science building draws mixed reactions

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

March 26, 2012

Senior accounting major Weston McCollum believes Wilkes' new science building is a "a waste of money." “They took away the only appealing part of our campus,” McCollum said referring to Wilkes' greenway. However, sophomore...

Church and State Reunite for the 2012 Elections

Mikel Hartsough

March 25, 2012

“And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom…..Satan has his sights on the United States of America,"” said the Senator Rick Santorum.  The GOP candidate has brought religion into his campaign. “Religion...

Leahy wins top Colonel spot

Phat Nguyen / Kirstin Cook, News Editor / Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2012

Patrick Leahy went from being a Scranton Royal to a Wilkes Colonel in a matter of hours. The former executive vice president of University of Scranton was announced as Wilkes’ sixth president March 12. “It’s not every...

National security: Still a major issue ten years post 9/11

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

March 20, 2012

Wilkes political science students brought two speakers to the Miller room in the SUB last Tuesday to speak on behalf of national security. Although it has been 10 years since the devastation of 9/11, many believe national security...

SG notes / Beacon briefs

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

March 20, 2012

    ASME car show -   Wilkes American Society for Mechanical Engineers club requested $5855 for their annual car show which takes place Apr. 22. The club has $850 in their account with the addition of an ...

Coal Street Project adds two lanes, revamps park

Amanda Leonard, Correspondent

March 19, 2012

Every day, people drive on Coal Street to get to popular Wilkes-Barre destinations, to commute or to get to the other side of town. As of late, it has become a congested, dangerous road giving headaches to many. Coal Street...

SHE building shoots for green and gold standards

Kirstin Cook, Editor-In-Cheif

March 16, 2012

The new Wilkes science building is going to be silver and green. Silver meaning the certification level it is aimed to reach with an environment-friendly design, and green for the conscientious impact designers hoped to have on...

Wilkes breaks ground for new science building

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

March 16, 2012

President Tim Gilmour was revealed as the mystery excavator for the groundbreaking kick-off March 1. Equipped with a shovel used in the Stark Learning Center’s 1956 opening, the president was the first to remove dirt for Wilke...

Wilkes names Leahy next president

Phat Nguyen, News Editor

March 12, 2012

Wilkes University introduced Patrick F. Leahy as the new president. Leahy, the executive vice president at the University of Scranton, will begin his duties as the school's sixth president of Wilkes July 1. Incumbent president...

The real winter weekend: behind the scenes of Wilkes’ renowned celebration

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

February 29, 2012

Students celebrated the notorious Winter Weekend in starkly different ways. Some students participated in an on-campus photo scavenger hunt ending with five grueling rounds Nickelodeon trivia. Others roamed South River Street...

SG NOTES: Renovation

Devoni Novak, Assistant New Editor

February 28, 2012

Bottom floor of SUB to be renovated Buffer Fund is working with architects on refurbish the space on the first floor of the SUB. The goal of the transformation is to make the space more cohesive, modern and warm. Making the...

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