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Do politics really matter and does our vote really count?

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

More than ever before, the political climate in America is extremely tense and with an important upcoming election that will determine the next President of the United States, the two big questions return. Do politics matter?...

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,...

Autism awareness month: April showers bring special powers

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

What do Emily Dickinson, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld, Mozart and Albert Einstein all have in common? They all have (or had) autism. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism...

Will Apple Inc.’s effort to enter the streaming world be too little too late?

Nick Filipek, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

Just this past week, the multinational technology company, Apple Inc. has decided to throw their hat into the ring of the streaming service business, but is it too late? In a world where more and more consumers are choosing...

The brick and mortar experience: What will become of it?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2019

Sight, sound, touch, taste and smell are sensations that we commonly refer to as the five senses. It has also been revealed that there are even more sensations that are a part of the human experience. Through the use of the...

Meet the Majors: Marketing

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

                      Zach Walser - Senior “I am a marketing major because I have always enjoyed talking to people and creating meaningful relationships. I enjoy looking at a...

Will prejudice ever become a thing of the past?

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Many world leaders and ordinary people around the globe argue that prejudice doesn’t affect our daily lives anymore. However, despite these arguments, it has never been more evident that prejudice is alive within our society...

Responding to New Zealand: Thoughts from a fellow Muslim

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

I was sitting in my car last Friday scrolling through my Twitter feed as I waited for jummah namaz. My classes end at noon on Fridays, so I usually get lunch and follow it up with some Dunkin’ Donuts as I wait for the masjid...

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...

Meet the Majors: Spanish

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

                      Harrison Eckert - Senior “I am a double major in biology and Spanish. I came to Wilkes as a pre-pharmacy major then decided that was not what I wanted...

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