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Intimacy can boost your immune system

Chrstine Lee, Life Editor

February 7, 2012

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William Shakespeare once said, “So dear I love him that with him, all deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life.” Love is an enduring characteristic in many people’s lives, but it is a complex process that has...

‘Vagina Monologues’ advocates against violence to women, girls

Rebecca Bolus, Assistant Life Editor

February 7, 2012

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For many, the topic of the female anatomy is disconcerting. But Wilkes’ yearly production of “The Vagina Monologues” aims to help increase awareness and to stop violence against women and girls. P3 pharmacy major and...

Students ‘like’ what they see on social media pages PART 2

Christine Lee, Life Editor

February 7, 2012

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This is Part 2 of Wilkes’ Use of Social Media. In this part, Student Development and the Wilkes Alumni Association use Facebook for their benefits and to get their messages out.   Student Development coordinator Melissa ...

The second coming of ‘The Muppets’

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

December 4, 2011

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Everyone loves the Muppets. Period. Sadly, it’s been a long time since Jim Henson’s colorful cut-ups have had a vehicle befitting their potential. Indeed, it’s been so long since Kermit & Co. have held any pertinent p...

GPS tracking violates fourth amendment

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

November 22, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

George Orwell’s fictional novel “1984” follows a character living in a society in which their government continuously monitors their every move. Screens are used to watch people as they carry on with their daily activities...

Republican presidential candidates are a joke

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Top Stories

Audiences across America are enjoying a hilarious comedy television series. This program has it all: outrageous comments, humorous conflict and eccentric characters. This is no traditional sitcom, but viewers have relished the...

Native American foster children

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Although we are considered globally to be a relatively progressive and accepting country, there are still issues in the United States which tarnish this reputation.  How we handled Katrina, gay civil rights issues, giving bailouts...

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