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Free college tuition is a fundamentally bad idea

April 16, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

Think about it: What is one of America’s strongest attributes? Freedom. But just because the word “free” is there, doesn’t mean everything should be free. One of the core principles in our American society is incentives. What...

Should elected officials stick to original campaign promises?

April 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

It is a well known truth that in all levels of politics someone who is campaigning to get as many votes as they can from the largest amount of people, will say anything they have to to convince voters to give them their support. With...

Jussie Smollett charges dropped; locals speak out about Empire actor

April 2, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

If people commit crimes, they should have to face some sort of fair punishment. On Jan. 22, Fox Empire star Jussie Smollett called police with reports of a threatening letter and a powdery substance at work. On Jan. 29,...

PLCB, Ali Baba’s Lounge needs to be shut down

March 26, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

The ball is in your court, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. It’s time to revoke the liquor license of the Ali Baba Liquor Lounge. Back in November, management of the Ali Baba’s faced a hearing to try and renew the night...

US educational system is on the decline

March 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

The US education system is failing and this issue must be resolved. To some, this statement may be a source of discomfort as a result of America’s patriotic spirit. However, the truth must be received in its purest state...

Why Americans love their football and the AAF

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

The Alliance of American Football (AAF) debuted the week after the conclusion of the NFL season and it proved one thing, that Americans love and want more football. The debut broadcast of the AAF on CBS went head-to-head with...

Should Valentine’s Day be considered a holiday?

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

Everyone enjoys feeling loved, receiving gifts, and getting attention and affection from those they surround themselves with. These are some of the core elements of Valentine’s Day, but do these elements need to be grouped in...

Next Presidential search should be open and transparent

February 5, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

With current president Dr. Patrick Leahy departing Wilkes at the end of July to take on the president role at Monmouth University, it brings up several questions. The obvious first is: Who will be Wilkes University’s seven...

American arrogance: Fact or fiction?

January 29, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

As academics, professors and people who are influenced by pedagogy in one way or another, we all have some degree of understanding in terms of world cultures. As children we were instructed to cut out the shapes of the seven...

Registered to vote? Then why not actually vote?

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

We are calling you out. The “you” in this case would apply to folks who are registered to vote, but fail to follow through on actually voting, particularly those between the ages of 18-29. “Those who are youngest are less lik...

The standard of beauty: A dangerous ideal

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

Since the dawn of time, society has been obsessed with beauty. Our desire to stay forever young or turn back the clock to the days of our youth to be “young and beautiful” is ubiquitous in society. Upon turning on the television...

Major shaming: Why isn’t it talked about?

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

Many people with majors particularly in the STEM realm, or those associated with higher predicted salaries, tend to shame others who are not in those majors. Major shaming can exist on any college or university campus, no matter...

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