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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...

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 ...

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