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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Beacon Athlete of the Year Committee to meet Friday morning

Luke Modrovsky, Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019

Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports, Top Stories, Wilkes Athletics

The Beacon will conduct its second annual Athlete of the Year tournament via Twitter polls beginning next week. The tournament will open with the Round of 30 on Tuesday, April 9 and will conclude with the championship round cl...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE- MBB: One. More. Game. Colonels to MAC Freedom Final after 79-72 win over Eastern

Ben Mandell, Co-Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports, Top Stories

Playoff basketball has been all over the Wyoming Valley and Wilkes University was no exception Thursday night. The Colonels men’s basketball is one step away from a MAC Freedom championship after they beat Eastern 79-72 in ...

First annual leadership conference held

Sean Schmoyer, Asst. News Editor

February 8, 2019

Filed under News, Top Stories

Student Development hosted its first annual leadership conference titled “Explore” on Sunday Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All students were able to register to attend the event centered in the Stark Learning Center. The c...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE- Wilkes administrator: Polar vortex class closure based on policy, not student Change.org petition

Sammi Verespy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Top Stories

Ahead of the polar vortex hitting northeast Pennsylvania, students questioned if classes should be held. Sophomore Lindsay Becker launched a petition on Change.org asking the Wilkes University campus to close on Jan. 31. The col...

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...

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