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Our Voice: Fiers should not be praised for exposing cheating

Beacon Staff

January 30, 2020

Each week, The Beacon’s editorial board will take a stance on a current issue. The baseball world is mourning right now. Not the death of a person but the integrity of the game appears to be lost in the wake of the Housto...

Is America ready for a female president?

September 21, 2019

In the 2016 election, two candidates were in a very heated race. A lot of contention didn’t come directly from their policy, but rather from their gender identities. While many people were incredibly excited at the prospect...

Emphasizing athletics is a good way to entice potential students

September 21, 2019

Wilkes University has rebranded its athletic department in the last two years, between adding new sports, such as men’s and women’s ice hockey, and a near complete overhaul on most of the department’s coaching staff. The...

Free college tuition is a fundamentally bad idea

April 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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