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Students resorting to drug use to maintain grades

The Beacon, Editorial Staff

October 24, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Today many jobs require at least an associates or bachelors degree.  Even if a job doesn’t, there are often people who are overqualified that are applying for the position, and a person without one of these degrees can find...

Is Corporate America taking advantage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

October 24, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pink products line the shelf, each leading their own crusade against breast cancer.  For one month out of the year, companies can guiltlessly promote their products by sporting...

Tony G’s Spot: eBooks vs. real books

Tony Goreczny, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

I love to read.  Newspapers, Magazines, online blogs; if it’s well written, I can read just about anything; as long as it doesn’t bore me to death.  My favorite things to read however are novels.  I personally prefer sci-fi...

Braziliian dam damaging to livelihood

Cathryn Frear, Correspondant

October 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

One of the smallest minorities in both North and South America is the ever-diminishing indigenous population.  When the Europeans came over, they eventually came to an agreement with the natives stating they would take most of...

Protests on Wall Street attempt to keep democracy alive in America

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

If our Founding Fathers knew the kind of apathy that now afflicts America, they would be climbing out of their graves to shred the U.S. Constitution. Our economy and overall standard of living have plummeted thanks, in part,...

OpEd: Where is FEMA when you need it?

The Beacon

October 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In an effort to help those people in the surrounding areas that were devastated by the recent flooding, Andrew Miller has been taking groups of students to help with the cleanup and rebuilding effort.  Many people have lost everything...

Students are looking for convenience in groceries

Timothy Fisher, Staff Writer

October 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As I established in last week's issue of The Beacon, Wilkes places seemingly dull eateries in convenient locations. Expanding on this underlying theme of the campus, I came upon a brilliant idea the other day. I had just pressed ...

Tont G’s Spot: Campus Technology Needs to be Updated

Anthony Goreczny, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For today’s college student access to working technology is very important.  Students are expected to create power points, type papers, and communicate constantly via email.  Student groups are also organized, and school events...

Water Damaged Rooms are a Health Concern and Distraction

Carly Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It is common for college students to wake up worrying about their homework that is due that day or a test they might have.  Laura Nulton, a sophomore at Wilkes University, wakes up every morning wondering if her room is leaking...

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