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Replacement app an “oops” for Apple

The Beacon Staff

September 30, 2012

"Apple Maps," the new replacement app for Google Maps failed dismally after the company cut ties with Google. Apple’s new operating system is now available for purchase and despite the many features it offers to faithful,...

Rifkin cafe should accommodate student requests

Nicholas Wesley, Correspondent

September 28, 2012

Recent changes to Rifkin Cafe seem to ignore students wants and needs. Sodexo fails to offer healthy alternatives to health-conscious students, and are charging them for products that they do not want to buy. Progress is an...

Wilkes should use Jewish Community Center parking lot

Christine Lee, News Editor

September 25, 2012

An half empty lot owned by the Jewish Community Center could benefit Wilkes students who have a hard time finding parking spaces on campus.     Last summer, I was finally able to bring my own car to campus fo...

Is dignity worth dying for? Death is not a natural part of life

September 23, 2012

Some people feel death is a natural part of life. Not so, says A&E Editor Bill Thomas, in his retort to Opinion Editor Carly Yamrus' earlier editorial. Y’know what’s been on my mind a lot lately? Death. I know how morbid that sounds, but don’t worry. I’m not a serial killer or a suicide case, and I haven’...

Looking forward to more focus on humanities under President Leahy

Kirstin Cook, Bryan Calabro, Carly Yamrus, Christine Lee, Bill Thomas and Anne Yoskoski, The Beacon Editorial Board

September 23, 2012

The Wilkes Beacon is hopeful that the new President will focus more on the needs and accomplishments of the humanities departments.     During his installation as the sixth president of Wilkes University, Patrick...

Too many people are uninformed about their cars, how they work

Dominic Manzione, Staff Writer

September 20, 2012

Basic knowledge on how vehicles operate is necessary for the safety of ourselves and others. Learning how cars run and how to fix them can save us time, money, and maybe even a life.     For the past two sum...

Internet Identities are a false representation of skills

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2012

Employers often snoop on the social media sites of their potential employees to gather information about them. However, Social media sites are not always an accurate representation of the individual in search of a job.     In about two years,...

Parking on Campus

Anne Yoskoski, Life Editor

September 17, 2012

As almost everyone knows, the first week of classes is hectic in many ways: new academic pressures, new clubs to be involved in and new people to meet. There is only one little problem: where do you park to get to class? The...

America’s obsession with celebrities brings us down

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 14, 2012

Focusing on celebrity gossip is a waste of time and shows us how skewed our priorities are.     In the news today, among political remarks, NHL and NFL lockout rants and whatever Apple has to say: “Kristen...

The Second Amendment Fires Forward With Guns a Blazing

Jerome Frederick, Correspondant

September 14, 2012

If you take a look back through the past 100 years and really look at how gun control worked you will see it failed miserably.  We can look and the great country of Germany led by Adolf Hitler who imposed gun control, Benito...

Commuter Council fails to take responsibility

Austin Loukas, Asst. Photo Editor

September 14, 2012

To this day, I am not even sure if the Commuter Council was even aware that they had a crisis on their hands.  I, like many others this semester, was refused an on-campus parking pass. And I, like so many others, was only told...

Young voters discouraged and misinformed, not ignorant and unintelligent

Carly Yamrus, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2012

How educated are young voters in politics? How many young voters go into the poll pressing buttons, voting blindly for issues they don’t even understand? Last spring, the COM 398 Controlling Spin class at Wilkes conducted...

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