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Connecting the Dots

Colleen O'Callaghan, Correspondent

October 28, 2013

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Connecting the Dots, an annual Wilkes University event, will be happening from 6 – 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Henry Student Center Ballroom and is open to students of every year. “This event is held for an informal...

Make a Difference Day

Samantha Earley, Correspondent

October 28, 2013

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Volunteers for “Make A Difference Day” worked on houses, mowed lawns, removed weeds, picked up trash, painted porches and power washed in the 400 block of South River Street (just past Academy street). This event took place S...

Passport to Science

Rebecca Filipski, Correspondent

October 28, 2013

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Children got a chance to experience science at Wilkes University. Passport to Science was held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19, at the Lawrence and Sally Cohen Science Center. Students from the Wilkes-Barre community were invi...

Back in the day…National Nut Day: Oct. 22

Sarah Bedford, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

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Things are bound to get “nutty” on Oct. 22, it's National Nut Day! Although National Nut Day has existed in the Unites States for quite some time, the UK is starting to get nuts too! The UK version of National Nut Day was c...

Spring trip offers culture, history of London

Adam Lubas, Staff writer

October 21, 2013

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An opportunity of studying at Wilkes University is available to students looking to receive a new experience studying in a foreign setting. Students can learn the history and culture of London while visiting the city itself. Wilkes...

Field of Screams Trip

James Jaskolka, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2013

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Student Development is sponsoring a trip to Field of Screams, which recently opened a new attraction. Buses will depart at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, from the back of the Henry Student Center and head to the Field of Screams,...

Departmental Trick or Treating

Rebecca Filipski, Correspondent

October 21, 2013

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Halloween is approaching and the candy season is beginning. Student Development is hosting Departmental Trick or Treating 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Henry Student Center Lounge. Students will be given a treasure map and...

Sigma Tau Bake Sale

Rebecca Filipski, Correspondent

October 8, 2013

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Yummy goods were being sold to help a cause in the Wilkes Barre area. Sigma Tau Delta, also known as the English Society, held a bake from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1-3 at the Henry Student Center. Sigma Tau Delta sold baked goods...

Make a Difference Day

Colleen O’Callaghan, Correspondent

October 8, 2013

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Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, sponsored by USA Today, will be concentrating on the area along South River Street near the Wilkes University campus. Wilkes University is partnering with...

Alcohol Awareness

Adam Lubas, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013

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In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol, according to the Center for Disease Control in the United States. To bring awareness...

Blood Drive

Nicole Zukowski, Correspondent

October 8, 2013

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Sleeves will be rolled and arms held out straight for a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. Wilkes University will hold its first Geisinger Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All the past...

Oct. 8, 1971: Imagine

Sarah Bedford, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013

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“Imagine all the people, living life in peace...” We all know the song and the man behind the words but did you know that on Oct. 8th, 1971 John Lennon released this inspiring tune? Known as one of his best solo songs, Imagin...

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