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Tony G’s Spot: Eyes that lie

Tony Goreczny, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 22, 2011

How do you define beautiful? Many definitions come to my mind, but I do not consider flawless, perfect, or other similar words to be synonyms with beautiful.  Everyone sees beauty in their own way. Adopting the artificial...

Army of Colonels shows holiday spirit at Wilkes-Barre Christmas parade

Abbey Haldeman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

The streets were filled with Santa hats and lots of Christmas cheer as the “Army of Colonels” found their way to their entrance of the Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade. Christmas memorabilia was flowing everywhere and the...

Friend’s death inspires student to raise money for cystic fibrosis

Christine Lee, Life Editor

November 22, 2011

Kevin Hopper was a freshman in high school when he met his good friend Amanda Hine from both being in the high school band together. “We instantly became friends because she just had such a great personality, she was a kind...

Scarves a fashionable way for all people to stay warm

Devoni Novak, A&E Editor

November 22, 2011

It’s the season for bundling and cold weather presents the perfect opportunity to add a trendy accessory to your wardrobe. With a variety of textures, colors and patterns, scarves are appropriate for any gender and age group....

First Year Council hopes to acquire information to improve freshman programs

Christine Lee, Laura Preby, Life Editor, Photography Editor

November 22, 2011

  Student Development has created a new committee called the First-Year Student Advisory Council.  The council, composed of 10 freshmen of different majors, residents, commuters and athletes and non-athletes, is designed...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Erica Acosta, Associate Director of Diversity Initiatives

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 22, 2011

What is the importance of your position? I advise and guide the minority groups on campus. My job involves creating awareness and inclusion of diversity through programming, like workshops and trips. I am also the adviser of t...

Winter fashions to warm up to

Morgan Evans, Correspondent

November 22, 2011

As colder temperatures roll in with the change of season, summer fashion staples are moving to the back of your closet for more weather appropriate clothing. But who ever said one needs to sacrifice style to be warm? This winter's...

Health and Wellness Corner: Don’t be sad, be glad!

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 22, 2011

The winter season is a chance to enjoy activities in the snow, like skiing and snowboarding. But the change in weather and shorter days can make some feel a little depressed. This puts a damper on attitudes and makes everything...

Islamic and Saudi Interest clubs celebrate festival of sacrifice

Holly Boyer, Assistant Life Editor

November 22, 2011

At a time when most students are preparing to make turkey and stuffing, students of the Muslim faith are sacrificing an animal to eat for the greater God. Sunday, Nov. 6, was the celebration of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha....

Wilkes-Barre robbery poses little threat to campus, despite early reports

Bill Thomas, Assistant News Editor

November 17, 2011

Despite reports of another robbery within walking distance of Wilkes University, it is doubtful that the campus community is in any danger, Public Safety manager Jerry Rebo said Wednesday afternoon. Around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday,...

Unimportant Questions with Important People: Barbara King, Associate dean of student affairs

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

November 15, 2011

  What does your job entail? I am the chief disciplinary officer for the university. I deal mostly with student problems, some that they come with, some that they create for themselves and some that are completely out...

Flying shark takes over SUB, UCOM building

Brittany Battista, Advertising Manager

November 15, 2011

The odds of seeing a flying shark are one in one in the Student Union Building when sophomore history major Jeff Homschek is around. Homschek’s new toy takes flying fish to a new level. He is the proud owner of Captain Crunch,...

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