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Dreams: Are they of the past or a reflection of the present?

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Since the dawn of time, wars have been fought as a sheer consequence of an us versus them mentality. The Crusades, The Holocaust and The World Wars have all occurred as a result of acknowledging the differences of others and finding...

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards: A Monumental Night In Music

Breanna Ebisch, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The biggest night in music returned to Los Angeles on Feb. 11 to honor the best artists in the music industry. The highly anticipated 61st Annual Grammy Awards were hosted by 15-time Grammy winner, Alicia Keys, and certainly did...

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...

Will a Republican run against President Trump in 2020?

Neil Murphy, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

The United States is arguably the most divided it has ever been since the end of the Civil War in 1865. Politics have become so polarized, separating each other to names like snowflake liberals or backwoods conservatives. There are families around the coun...

Starting anew: is it possible to reinvent yourself?

Jennifer Boch, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

From self-help books to, motivational speakers, Western culture is riddled with messages of identity and reinventing yourself. Individuals often want to change who they are and change how people view them, usually out of a be...

Transcendentalism: The art of smelling the roses

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2019

Filed under Opinion

For decades, the cultural maxim of smelling the roses has been well- known and frequently referenced in times of distress and discouragement. It is used to raise the spirits of the dispirited and to boost the morale of the overworked. In a nation fueled b...

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...

What’s in a name? Defining an Age: Information and technology

Savannah Pinnock, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The concept of an age is by no means a new development. In fact, it is a definitively antiquated means of describing a time period. In light of the technological advancements that began to gradually emerge in the early ‘70s, many have come to wonder what our cu...

Fashion trends: Are the 2000s the new 1990s?

Isabella Sobejano, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Filed under Opinion

From mom jeans to overalls to scrunchies, the ‘90s were characterized by some distinguishing trends and most recently, these trends have been making a major come back in the thousands.    The most popular trend from the ‘90s which has been...

The not-so-covert effects of covert racism

Zarqua Ansari, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Microaggressions are defined as statements or actions where subtle, unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group take place. These are detrimental to society because they often stem from cultural upbrin...

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