The Beacon

Photo Editor

Laura Preby, photo editor and copy editor of the Beacon, is a junior Communication Studies major at Wilkes.  She has concentrations in public relations/organizational communication, broadcast media, and journalism.  She is a graduate of Pittston Area High School , class of ’10.

In addition to the Beacon, she is involved in many co-curriculars including WCLH, the student-run radio station on campus and Zebra Communications, the student-run PR firm.

She loves doing photography unrelated to the Beacon, and has done promotional photography for places like Gentlemen’s Club 10.  She also works part-time as a waitress at Denny’s in Wilkes-Barre.

In her free time, Laura likes to cook, read her favorite blogs, and watch plenty of Star Trek.

Laura Preby, Photography Editor

Apr 16, 2013
Double-take: Bilingual students to excel in ever-changing culture (Media)
Apr 14, 2013
Addressing the negative criticism in Wilkes-Barre (Media)
Apr 09, 2013
Administrators testing new online SRS evaluation form (Media)
Apr 09, 2013
Good eats for cheapskates: Spicin’ up your Ramen with style (Media)
Apr 05, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg’s “nanny state” an unfortunate reality (Media)
Mar 26, 2013
Henry’s Food Court looking for replacement for executive chef (Media)
Mar 26, 2013
Maer’s BBQ offers free on-campus delivery and good eats (Media)
Mar 23, 2013
Bullied no more: Laws against workplace bullying soon to come (Media)
Mar 19, 2013
Gambini’s odd hours cause students to miss other food options (Media)
Mar 19, 2013
Carnival knowledge: Pennsylvania punks bring circus to stage (Story)
Mar 19, 2013
Meet Max Appello (Media)
Mar 14, 2013
Safety hazard: Why are we so hesitant to wear our seat belts? (Media)
Mar 09, 2013
Women’s history month: A call for empowerment (Media)
Feb 26, 2013
Wilkes U app upgraded and campus email migration complete (Media)
Feb 21, 2013
Quality of preschool dependent on quality of parents (Media)
Feb 19, 2013
The 101: The Last of the Time Lords (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Dropping the B-word: Is chivalry dead? (Media)
Feb 12, 2013
Learning to manage stress, one step at a time (Media)
Feb 12, 2013
Sam and Dustin: Je t’aime, Te amo (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Fired porn star teacher raises issues of sex, violence in U.S. (Media)
Feb 12, 2013
Grading disagreements (Media)
Feb 05, 2013
Commencement ceremonies return to campus among concern (Media)
Feb 05, 2013
Hidden student discounts can save 10-20 percent (Media)
Feb 05, 2013
Big hair on the air: ’80s rock returns on Wilkes radio (Media)
Feb 05, 2013
Concert controversy: Who’s to blame? (Media)
Feb 05, 2013
Meet Guesseppe Rea (Media)
Jan 29, 2013
Getting to know Devin Dunn (Media)
Jan 29, 2013
Akeno Sushi restaurant big hit with local college students (Media)
Jan 29, 2013
Tips and tricks to help with New Year’s resolutions (Media)
Jan 27, 2013
Easy access to mental healthcare beneficial to individuals and society (Media)
Jan 24, 2013
‘What’s in my tuna?’ The controversy over BPA continues (Media)
Nov 20, 2012
Money from activities, flex dollars spent well after semester ends (Media)
Nov 20, 2012
Shooting at Mulligan’s leads to debate in senior event (Media)
Nov 13, 2012
The man, the myth, the laugh: the life of Matt Gaines (Media)
Nov 13, 2012
Meet DJ Shuttleworth (Media)
Nov 09, 2012
In New Jersey’s defense… (Media)
Nov 06, 2012
Americans should put reading on the top shelf (Media)
Nov 02, 2012
The 10 Commandments of Movie Theater Etiquette (Media)
Nov 02, 2012
Food Critic: In search of the perfect gyro, Part 2 (Media)
Oct 31, 2012
College identification critical to vote on Nov. 6 (Media)
Oct 31, 2012
Lack of parking at Ralston causes changes to shuttle route schedule (Media)
Oct 31, 2012
Planned Parenthood not just for people who “messed up” (Media)
Oct 22, 2012
Students need to be more politically active (Media)
Oct 22, 2012
AOTW Jeremy Nolt (Media)
Oct 19, 2012
Annual review allows for more funds towards awareness programs (Media)
Oct 14, 2012
No matter what method of tipping, make sure you do it (Media)
Oct 07, 2012
Meet Lauren Pawling (Media)
Oct 06, 2012
Don’t wait till it’s too late, stop bullying before it starts (Story)
Oct 05, 2012
When fad diets fail, make them better (Media)
Oct 02, 2012
Horror instructor recommends Halloween fare for thrill seekers (Media)
Oct 02, 2012
Wilkes Women’s Tennis MAC Tournament Preview (Media)
Sep 30, 2012
Athlete of the Week: Meet Ryan Joyce (Media)
Sep 25, 2012
SG working on way to grant conference funds to clubs sufficiently (Media)
Sep 25, 2012
Apple’s iPhone 5 is the biggest iPhone release ever (Media)
Sep 25, 2012
Wilkes should use Jewish Community Center parking lot (Media)
Sep 20, 2012
Too many people are uninformed about their cars, how they work (Media)
Sep 17, 2012
Athlete of the Week: Meet Megan Powers (Media)
Sep 11, 2012
Athlete of the Week: Megan Binder (Media)
Sep 11, 2012
Public Safety: Emergency text alerts flawed but effective (Media)
Sep 06, 2012
Modern medicine: Prolonging life or prolonging death? (Media)
Sep 06, 2012
Online Courses Cheating Education (Media)
Apr 17, 2012
Paint the town red: John Pacovsky makes Wilkes-Barre his canvas (Media)
Apr 17, 2012
Pink slime causes unnecessary outrage (Media)
Apr 17, 2012
Getting to know….Gabby Ford (Media)
Apr 17, 2012
Farley Library should extend its hours (Media)
Apr 17, 2012
Pete’s Place offers sanctuary for vegans (Media)
Mar 26, 2012
Wilkes baseball loses tough series to Eastern (Media)
Mar 26, 2012
Getting to Know Melanie Nolt (Media)
Mar 20, 2012
High Concession Prices or No Movies: You Decide (Media)
Mar 20, 2012
Here’s a restaurant tip: Pay your server! (Media)
Mar 20, 2012
Facebook admits to using app to spy on text messages (Media)
Mar 12, 2012
Commuter life is not so bad (Media)
Feb 29, 2012
Oscars are rubbish (Media)
Feb 28, 2012
Food regulation gone too far (Media)
Feb 28, 2012
Shippensburg does the responsible thing by offering Plan B (Media)
Feb 28, 2012
Colonels win in overtime; advance to championship game (Media)
Feb 27, 2012
Euro Bistro is a diamond in the rough (Media)
Feb 20, 2012
Wilkes’ film expert weighs in on Oscar nominees (Media)
Feb 20, 2012
‘The Fat Dagwood’ excels at excess (Media)
Feb 20, 2012
‘Phlash’ mob takes over SUB (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2012
Lack of dining on Wilkes campus is a problem (Media)
Feb 13, 2012
The bitter truth about chocolate (Media)
Feb 13, 2012
Presidential search brings in three potential candidates to speak at Wilkes (Media)
Feb 13, 2012
Chow down for charity at Maer’s BBQ (Media)
Feb 08, 2012
Sugar should not be regulated like alcohol (Media)
Feb 07, 2012
More than just pizza, Frank’s is a feast (Media)
Feb 07, 2012
Wilkes-Barre’s most romantic places for Valentine’s Day fun (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2012
Love affair with technology interfering with human relationships (Media)
Feb 06, 2012
Kodak Moments lesson, technology wins again (Media)
Feb 06, 2012
New education law grants too much power to parents (Media)
Jan 30, 2012
Carol’s Deli has good food, bad service (Media)
Jan 30, 2012
The other red meat: lift on ban allows human consumption of horses (Media)
Nov 22, 2011
Tony G’s Spot: Eyes that lie (Media)
Nov 22, 2011
Scarves a fashionable way for all people to stay warm (Media)
Nov 22, 2011
Winter fashions to warm up to (Media)
Nov 15, 2011
Rifkin hopes to bring more slurps to Wilkes with new milkshakes (Media)
Nov 15, 2011
Flying shark takes over SUB, UCOM building (Media)
Nov 15, 2011
Getting to know…Ryan Wilson (Media)
Nov 08, 2011
Disappointing turnout reveals problems at IT meeting (Media)
Nov 08, 2011
Getting to know…Joe Chrismer (Media)
Oct 31, 2011
New coach brings winning attitude to a young Lady Colonel squad (Media)
Oct 24, 2011
Students resorting to drug use to maintain grades (Media)
Oct 24, 2011
Getting to know…Tim Jurkowski (Media)
Oct 11, 2011
Getting to know…Zach Tivald (Media)
Oct 04, 2011
Students are looking for convenience in groceries (Media)
Sep 26, 2011
Getting to know…Katy Fissel (Media)
Sep 26, 2011
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah around campus (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
Homecoming 2011 (Media)
Sep 26, 2011
Unimportant Questions with Important People: Willie Eggleston, Student Government President (Media)
Sep 19, 2011
Wilkes presidential search identifies ideal candidate traits (Media)
Sep 18, 2011
Getting to know … Andrew Asare (Media)
Sep 18, 2011
Exhibit gives new meaning to ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ (Media)
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