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Here’s a restaurant tip: Pay your server!

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

As a server working in food service for the past 5 summers, I’m come to the realization that many people of varying ages and ethnicities do not know the first thing about restaurant etiquette. In particular I mean tipping your...

Facebook admits to using app to spy on text messages

Tony Goreczny, Staff Writer

March 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Most people are well aware of George Orwell's 1984, and more specifically the character of Big Brother, the embodiment of tyrannical government control achieved through a complete and utter lack of privacy. Well, if the governme...

Ellen makes haters her motivators

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

On typical Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I usually go straight from Politics class to the SUB cafeteria and watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show as I eat a grapefruit. Since its debut in 2003, the show has become very popular, and...

Letter to the Editor: sugar regulation may be necessary

Gary Neale, Correspondent

March 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Thank you for your article on possible sugar regulation. It certainly is a sad state of affairs that something like this is being considered. Especially when taxes from cigarette sales are not spent on health issues. Pennsylvania...

Commuter life is not so bad

Alyssa Stencavage, Correspondent

March 12, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Coming to Wilkes as a freshman, I was nervous about the work load and making friends, like everyone else about to embark on their college career.  Being a commuter made that worse in a sense since I am not on campus all of the...

Oscars are rubbish

Bill Thomas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 29, 2012

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

There’s no such thing as a bad movie, only a bad audience. That may seem a strange thing to say from someone who writes movie reviews, but, it’s how I feel. My reviews are my opinions, nothing more. I don’t pretend to...

Food regulation gone too far

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Within the last few years, health news articles regarding childhood obesity have increased tremendously. The problem is now being referred to as a nationwide epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...

Lessons learned in shooting a laptop

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion

If you have not yet seen the most recent home video gone vial, you probably should. I am talking about the Youtube video entitled, “Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen.” The video features a fuming dad sitting in...

Shippensburg does the responsible thing by offering Plan B

Devoni Novak, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

I disagree with those who criticize Shippensburg University for offering Plan B in a vending machine. College is a time of experimentation and people sometimes get a little crazy. As young adults, students often don’t think...

Benefits of being short during the zombie apocalypse

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

February 26, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Growing up, I lived in a house of tall people, with their average height being just below six feet tall.  There were setbacks to this, due to my height being five-foot-two.  I had a hard time reaching and often even seeing things...

Newt Gingrich Face-off: ideal candidate or lying crook?

Kirstin Cook and Ian Foley

February 20, 2012

Filed under Opinion

His experience makes him the best GOP candidate - By Ian Foley New Gingrich is a better candidate for president than a lot of people give him credit for. In the race for the White House, meaning is reduced to meat, and pre...

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