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The eradication of the rights of transgender individuals

Tonya Creasy, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the 21st century, self-identification has become a huge part of our culture. Everyone identifies as something. Imagine having someone tell you that you can’t identify as yourself and how that would impact you. The LBGTQ ...

Album review: Bad Wolves release a solid, exciting debut

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bad Wolves could make a case for being the fastest rising rock band within the last five years. The name might ring a bell if you have heard their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie,” which currently has more than 131 million views on YouTube...

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...

Beacon Vault: Wilkes campus abound with ghostly lore

Christine Lee, Life Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From shadowy specters to balls of light, the Wilkes campus of is alive with ghostly activity. From residence halls to academic buildings, there has been a fair share of ghost sightings and other paranormal phenomenon for years...

Is vaping a healthy alternative to smoking?

Isabella Sobejano, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

From early on, we’ve all been taught about the dangers of smoking cigarettes and the associated risks of consuming tobacco and nicotine. Essentially, it’s been molded into our educational curriculum when discussing drugs,...

Cultural appropriation and Halloween costumes

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Autumn is a time that facilitates the change in weather from a state of warmth and sunshine to that of the frigid temperatures that are characteristic of the Winter. One of the hallmarks of this time period is its affiliation...

Meet the Majors: Musical Theatre and Theater Arts

Tonya Creasy, Opinion Writer

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Marcy Ledvinka states that “I think the fact I couldn’t imagine going to college for something not arts related pushed me to choose this major. Theatre is my favorite art form since it’s a mix of all kinds of art, so it was the best thing for ...

The Prophet of Rage’s solo debut is a call for revolution

Parker Dorsey, Asst. Opinion Editor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Tom Morello, arguably one of the most prolific axemen of the 1990s, has released one of the most interesting albums of 2018. Released over two weeks ago, The Atlas Underground is his first solo album, and is a musical collage ...

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...

Do new media pose a threat to communication?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Literacy is a peculiar term. It can be used to define one’s understanding of a certain subject. A person can be literate in computer science, sports, automobiles, art and a plethora of other disciplines. Although these dis...

What is the distinction between youth and old age?

Isabella Sobejano, Opinion Writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Young and old people are two separate groups of people in society that differ in their behavior, their likes, dislikes and their nature. There are several different ways in which they differ, but together they complement one a...

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