The Beacon

SES uses new and innovative way to reuse trash

Lyndsie Yamrus, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

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You've heard of recycled, but how about upcycled? In another effort to “go green” at Wilkes, the Students for Environmental Sustainability club has recently initiated a sustainability collection project called TerraCycle  using...

Dancers, artisans, lecturer liven Native American Heritage Month

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 15, 2011

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Loud chanting was heard as several dancers dressed in brightly-colored traditional attire shuffled and swerved on the small stage in the HenryStudentCenter first floor lounge. Nearby in the main lobby, venders were selling...

Off-Campus Council hopes students get saucy at Wing Wars

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 15, 2011

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The Off Campus Council club has a popular event they successfully host every year coming up. They yearly Wing Wars will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 18. Wing Wars has been popular in the past described junior earth and environmental...

Wilkes professors inspired to never stop learning with careers

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 8, 2011

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Students may think they’re the only ones learning in courses and earning degrees, but some professors are also working towards higher educational goals. By being a faculty member at Wilkes, professors are able to take courses...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Shadae Gates, MSC President

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 8, 2011

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Year: Senior Major: Political science and criminology Hometown: Baltimore,Md. What is the purpose of the Multicultural Student Coalition on campus? The purpose is just basically to spread diversity in multiple ways and ...

A Farley Library scavenger hunt goes mobile

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

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At first glance, the Farley Library is the last place one would find students using smart phones to accomplish something to win a prize.  Now students are being given the opportunity to do exactly that through a mobile scavenger...

Army and Air Force ROTC to march in Veteran’s Day parades

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 8, 2011

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For sophomore biochemistry major Leonard Frisbie, being a cadet in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps means remembering those who have served before him. And this Veteran's Day is no exception. The Army ROTC at King's...

International Night presents artifacts from countries represented on campus

Katherine Dodson, Correspondent

November 8, 2011

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“I came to this school very excited but not sure that I was going to find that Ghanaian culture or find any Ghanaians here,” says freshman biology major Adoma Yeboah.  “So when I found out about the West African Cultural...

Tony G’s Spot: Anonymous takes on Mexican drug cartel

Tony Goreczny, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 8, 2011

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Recently my column has been focusing extensively on the Internet and how almost all aspects of life interact with it constantly.  I have been very explicit on how almost anything is possible though the Internet.  Consequently,...

Students not ready for college

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2011

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After receiving my letter of acceptance from Wilkes University, the very next step was to take a math placement test. Those dreaded placement tests. The single test that would determine whether you were competent enough to start...

Wilkes cuts costs; students have no ride

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

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The Wilkes shuttle is a free source of convenient transport for Wilkes students and employees.  Its main uses are football players getting to and from practice and students getting to and from the Ralston parking lot.  It also...

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