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Georgia O’Keeffe’s lasting influence on art and fashion

Allison Rossi, Staff Writer

December 30, 2015

Georgia O’Keeffe was an influential painter. She was born on Nov. 15, 1887. O’Keeffe passed away in 1986. According to biography.com O’Keeffe was best known for her flower canvases and southwestern landscapes. In her ear...

A global perspective on symbolism, meaning of body art

Austin Ely, Life, Arts and Entertainment Assistant Editor

November 17, 2015

There are a number of reasons why people from around the world get body art. For example, in Malaysia people pierce their bodies for ceremonial, offering or prayer services. It is also important to understand that body art eco...

Season preview: Women’s lacrosse is taking it to the MAC

Sean Grundy, Sports Writer

November 2, 2015

The Wilkes University Lady Colonels had an exceptional 2015 campaign amounting to the record of 10-5, winning 4 games at home and winning five games on the road. With a conference record of 2-4, Wilkes was a game away from mak...

Wilkes University’s men’s basketball: Survive and advance

Mark Makowski, Sports Writer

November 2, 2015

With two weeks until the season starts, the Colonels Men’s Basketball team looks to go a step further than it did last season. The Colonels were denied a trip to the conference tournament last year after a loss to Kings Coll...

Beacon Briefs

March 17, 2015

Freshman FIFA Tournament Freshman Class will be hosting a FIFA ‘15 Soccer Tournament on March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Lounge. The cost will be $5 per person. The prize will be a specially designed trophy. S...

Remembering ‘The Great War’: After 100 years, lecture to commemorate those who served

February 17, 2015

For many, there are grandfathers or great-grandfathers who share stories of being shipped to foreign soils in the name of protecting freedom for all. Whether the experience served as a rewarding or devastating experience, the events wi...

Is the world becoming too serious?

Mandy Stickles, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 27, 2015

‘Freedom of speech’ has become so obscured that the slightest joke or opinion needs to be judged and addressed in a violent over exposed way and splashed all over the media. In recent events, the media has been following...

The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2014

Sara Pisak, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2015

As the world has recently celebrated the close of another year, The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2014 is the perfect way for a book-worm to commemorate the transition into a new year of literature. The unique aspect, ...

No update on toxicology reports of deceased student

James Jasolka, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2014

The cause and manner of death for 19-year-old Wilkes University student Jonathan Ratchko are still unclear as of Saturday, Nov. 18. The results of the toxicology report have not come in yet, but last week’s autopsy ruled out any...

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