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Black History Month lecture series: Straight Outta History

February 12, 2018

Wilkes-Barre’s NAACP Branch #2306 is bringing Straight Outta History as a part of the black history month lecture series. Partnering with Wilkes University’s Multicultural Student Coalition, Action Together NEPA, and Sociology...

Psychology students, faculty, present research to the APA

Cabrini Rudnicki, News Editor

September 13, 2017

On Aug. 3 to 6, students from Wilkes University traveled to Washington, D.C. to present research to the APA, a common abbreviation for the American Psychological Association at the association’s convention. Associate professor ...

Hurricane threat reminds students of flooding in Wilkes-Barre

Isaiah McGahee, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2017

The destruction left in Hurricane Harvey’s wake is unprecedented, with such destruction so widespread, reminiscent very much of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. A category 4 hurricane, Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain on So...

Former player reflects on memories of the Mother of Wilkes’ Women’s Athletes

Cabrini Rudnicki, News Editor

July 6, 2017

Earlier this summer, the Wilkes community lost one of its most influential and loved members. Longtime Colonel and women's sports pioneer, Doris Saracino, died on June 2. Her funeral was held June 7 in Kingston. Saracino,...

Wilkes students win award at Las Vegas hospitality conference

Toni Pennello, Asst. News Editor

May 12, 2017

In April, three Wilkes Students were awarded second place for best undergraduate paper at the Korea America Hospitality & Tourism Educators conference. The award was accompanied by a $100 cash prize. Hussain Alrumaym, Adn...

Should Black History Month still be a thing if no one cares?

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

February 21, 2017

Black History Month happens every February in the U.S., but honestly, it is typically forgotten about or ignored. In my opinion, it is a great idea to set apart time to honor black Americans that have contributed so much to thi...

The Importance of Routine Maintenance

Zach Benedict, Beacon Blogger / AutoTalk Host

February 18, 2016

Every time I walk outside, I manage to find that one car that has either an oil burning problem, problems with the paint, or has some kind of horrible noise. This irritates me not only in the sense of the car looking horrible, bu...

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