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Is world peace an attainable ideal? The scientific perspective

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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As a science major, this question interests me on many aspects: Is world peace possible? A question that has riddled many people both optimistic and not, the idea of world peace has always been a pleasant one. A world where...

Which is more essential: Having a high salary or job satisfaction?

Isabella Sobejano, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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There is not one person who doesn’t need or want more money. Whether it’s for a vacation or a new car, everyone appreciates a few extra dollars. However, is having a job that pays well but doesn’t offer anything else really the...

Meet the Majors: History

Abigail Tarway, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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                    Robert Petrovich is a junior here at Wilkes University majoring in history and minoring in political science and secondary education. Petrovich was inspired to choos...

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us

Tonya Creasy, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

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The month of October is significant for a great deal of reasons. Within the United States it marks the start of Halloween festivities and brings in the autumn season. It is aslo significant because it marks Breast Cancer Awarene...

The desensitization of Millennials and Gen Z

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2018

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The 21st century is a century marked by radical technological changes, progressive ideals, and relative equality. While it may be remembered for a series of revolutionary changes, it may also be recognized for the desensitization of its ...

Meet the Majors: Psychology

Abigail Tarway, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

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Kristie Swetts is a psychology and a sociology and women’s and gender studies minor. She states that she chose to be in the field of psychology because “psychology is the foundation of how people think, feel, and behave, so I want to help children and adolescent...

Can traveling enhance your quality of life?

Jennifer Boch, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

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According to the U.S. Travel Association, in 2017, Americans spent more than $1 trillion toward travel. With numbers thi s staggering and the idea of wanderlust cementing itself in our collective consciousness, there must be something uniquely beneficial to pac...

What’s more important: A life of luxury or practicing humility?

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

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People in America and around the world aspire to achieve their dreams for the sole purpose of leading a wealthy lifestyle. The ideas that “living in luxury” is pure happiness and that you must go into a good paying job to ...

Music’s influence: Is the integrity of rap music on the decline?

Tonya Creasy, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

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Music has such a great influence on people in today’s society. It has been a way for people to connect with one another. It has also been a way to help people express their feelings. Rap music has always been a musical genr...

Benefits of reading: The undervalued importance

Zarqua Ansari, Opinion Writer

September 25, 2018

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People are often shocked to hear that English isn’t my first language. It is in fact my third language. I speak English with just as much fluidity, speed and complexity as just about anyone in America. Furthermore, I don’t have an accent. However, it didn...

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