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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...

Examining the truth about Christopher Columbus

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice

For the past 81 years, the United States has celebrated an explorer who is responsible for the enslavement and genocide of America’s indigenous peoples. As we observe Columbus Day on Oct. 8, it is important to recognize the hist...

Alcohol is not a valid excuse for sexual assault

October 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Our Voice, Top Stories

Last Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Both of their testimonies surrounded the recent allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaul...

Should we trust data mining practices?

April 30, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

Picture yourself taking a walk along the Susquehanna on a nice, warm day. You take a seat on a bench, see the sun reflect off the water and hear the birds chirping. Without anyone in sight but cars driving over the Market Street...

Should College Athletes get paid?

April 13, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

The NCAA has been surrounded in many scandals lately with their “amateur” athletes receiving payments from boosters, fans and alumni with ties to their programs. This issue stems from the NCAA’s rules that athletes are ...

A Plea Against ‘Walk Up Not Out’

April 9, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

On March 14, one month after the horrific Parkland shooting that shocked the nation, students across the country walked out of schools for 17 minutes - one minute for each student killed in the incident. Millenials have been bro...

Greek Life or no Greek Life?

March 19, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

When people think about college, things like partying and Greek life are the factors constantly associated with college. These same factors are also costing the lives of innocent people. Recently, a Lehigh University sorority wa...

The cafeteria dilemma

March 12, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

Trying to eat for a specific dietary requirement at the SUB sometimes is difficult. Even if you just want to eat a little bit healthier, finding the food you want and need can be an issue. Eating in Henry’s Dining Hall, more ...

‘Another shooting’

February 19, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

There was another shooting. Last Wednesday, 17 people were killed and at least 14 injured when a 19 year old, wielding an AR-15, opened fire in the Florida high school from which he had been expelled. “Another one?” seemed to be the im...

Keep up the good work, Wilkes Athletics

February 12, 2018

Filed under Our Voice

The Beacon Editorial Board wants to commend Wilkes Athletics for cultivating support between teams. Wilkes University has plenty of athletes that play many different sports. As many athletes know, including the athletes on the st...

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