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ONLINE Inmates make a difference?

Timothy Fisher, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Inmates from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility helped clean up flood damage from the September flooding. The inmates got paid for their efforts by the Correctional Facility. I agree one hundred percent with the payment...

In honor of Martin Luther King: A Memorial

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 1, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

I was recently lucky enough to be able to attend the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., more specifically located at West Potomac Park on Sunday, October 16, 2011.  Being able to witness this...

Making strides against breast cancer through hair dying

Dominick Costantino, Staff Writer

November 1, 2011

Filed under L&A&E, Online Exclusive

Many events and fundraisers have been going on in our area throughout the month of October to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer. One event that occurred in our area was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk....

Wilkes campus abound with ghostly lore

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 1, 2011

Filed under L&A&E, Online Exclusive

From shadowy specters to balls of light, Wilkes is alive with ghostly activity. From residence halls to academic buildings, there has been a fair share of ghost sightings and other paranormal phenomenon for years on campus. Dr....

Tony G’s Spot: 3D movies: fad or future?

Tony Goreczny, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

A truly artful and well made film is a pleasure to behold, no matter what genre it happens to fall into.  I even have a special place in my heart for absolutely terrible movies; the ones that are so bad that by the time they...

9-9-9? Or Nein nein nein? – Herman Cain means business

TImothy Fisher, Staff Writer

October 24, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

I am not a registered voter.  When I turned eighteen, I made a promise to myself: to not vote for a presidential candidate I did not agree with.  Lo and behold, I have made it this far without voting in the presidential election. ...

Students resorting to drug use to maintain grades

The Beacon, Editorial Staff

October 24, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Today many jobs require at least an associates or bachelors degree.  Even if a job doesn’t, there are often people who are overqualified that are applying for the position, and a person without one of these degrees can find...

Is Corporate America taking advantage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

October 24, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pink products line the shelf, each leading their own crusade against breast cancer.  For one month out of the year, companies can guiltlessly promote their products by sporting...

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