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Bipartisan Banter: The end of the two-party system?

Neil Murphy, Opinion Editor

October 2, 2019

We all get told that politics, among other things, is something that shouldn’t be brought up at a dinner table. Why is it that people perpetuate this statement? I’d say it’s because politics isn’t viewed as something...

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...

What is a leader? Do they have moral obligations?

Neil Murphy, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2019

What do you think of when you hear the word “leader?” By definition, a leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization or country. The definition is fitting, but what really makes a leader? Try and think...

There is never a need for straight pride parades

Sammi Verespy, Asst. Opinion Editor

September 21, 2019

As you may or may not know, there was a straight pride parade in Boston on Aug. 31. This is a stunt pulled off of feelings based in hatred and bigotry, not in activism for those who identify as straight. Pride is not a threat...

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...

2020 election: Presidential nomination projections

Neil Murphy, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2019

Who’s winning the democratic & republican nomination in 2019? The road to the 2020 election is starting to really kick off into full effect. It just seemed like yesterday when Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the...

The new abortion bans are not about children; they are about controlling women

Sammi Verespy, Assistant Opinion Editior

September 3, 2019

Time zones are so wild. In Australia it is tomorrow, in London, it is 12 hours from now and in America, it is 1940. The continual harm against women’s rights is a narrative that is shown in so many ways throughout history....

What Issues Will Pennsylvania Hear About From 2020 Candidates?

Edward Field, Freelance Writer

July 14, 2019

Editor's Note: This letter was written in response to a recent Beacon article. Editor, In an opinion piece this past April, The Beacon addressed the idea of elected officials sticking to campaign promises, with a speci...

This week’s field: Political Science

Michelle Grossbauer, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

                      Geraldine Ojukwu - Senior “I chose political science because I am really passionate about educating the public about how policy action works. If ...

Why sensationalized news stories are damaging to society

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

It seems as if every headline printed in newspapers or discussed on television today is riddled with sensationalism. It is very difficult to decipher what is the truth or bias. What is actual news and what are you supposed to...

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