The Beacon

Commuter life is not so bad

Alyssa Stencavage, Correspondent

March 12, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

The Show Goes On: Judge Dismisses PETA Lawsuit

Lyndsie Yamrus, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 16, 2012

The captivity of Orcas, or killer whales, for amusement park performances and exhibitions first occurred in the 1960’s, predominantly at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. SeaWorld describes their “One Ocean” Shamu show (Previously...

Lack of dining on Wilkes campus is a problem

Rebecca Bolus, Assistant Life Editor

February 13, 2012

It’s a Sunday night after a long day and I’m starved.  I look in the refrigerator: nothing.  I look in the cupboards: nothing.  I think to myself, “I can just go across the street to Colonel Gambini’s Café and grab...

The bitter truth about chocolate

Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2012

If you’re still deciding on Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other, you might want to bypass the chocolate hearts, truffles and Kisses for a gift that is a little more ethical regarding human rights. While chocolate...

Clint Eastwood’s message was pro-America, not pro-Obama

Cathryn Frear, Staff Writer

February 9, 2012

This year’s Super Bowl Sunday was full of excitement for everyone.  Whether you were there for the love of football or just for wings and socializing, chances are you were in the presence of a television with the giant patriots...

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