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Toni Pennello
Toni is a senior communication studies major with minors in psychology, philosophy and women's and gender studies. Toni began as a staffwriter in 2015, and served as assistant news editor before she became Editor-in-Chief. She is passionate about music, writing and intersectional feminism.

Toni Pennello, Editor-in-Chief

Apr 09, 2018
NYT reporter, author Kenneth Vogel to visit Wilkes for conference (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Artist Spotlight: Sarah Hoffman: Long-time dancer excels at Wilkes like she never has before (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Office of Diversity Initiatives to host film screening (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
‘Wilkes is the reason I am who I am’ (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Public safety launches new app for students (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Wilkes chapter of Pharmaceutical Fraternity receives international honor (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
Students celebrate new media and communication center, thank donors (Media)
Sep 13, 2017
Stark Learning Center construction updates (Media)
Sep 13, 2017
New Sordoni Art Gallery to open facility with Warhol exhibit (Story)
May 12, 2017
Wilkes students win award at Las Vegas hospitality conference (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Wilkes students ‘slay’ to benefit high school prom attendees (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Dr. Jackson Katz on Men, Women, Sex and Violence (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Title IX update: Feb. 2 guidance will not affect Wilkes (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
Wilkes holds week long event, highlights violence against women (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
“Good Samaritan” Wilkes students offer help to residents (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Women’s and gender studies department hosts Reproductive Health Panel, Planned Parenthood Meetup (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Business school adds Advisory Board (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Breaking down a political buzzword: Exploring fascism (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Executive Order on immigration sparks controversy, protests (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2017
Ladies: Let’s keep it intersectional (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
“Travel Ban” Protest in Public Square (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Title IX Compliance Updates, grant awarded (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Heroin Hits Home: Bringing a silent epidemic to light (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Hunger and Homelessness Week (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Spring 2017: President Leahy offers leadership course (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Alternative Spring Break: The “experience of a lifetime” (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Pretty darn key: Experts weigh in on importance of PA general election (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Wilkes University students weigh in on final presidential debate (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Wilkes alumna receives prestigious Presidential award (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Coming Out Day, Oct. 11: When is the right time? (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
The Mask You Live In – Combatting toxic social structures through education (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
President Leahy announces construction of “South Campus Gateway” (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
“Herbal Opiate”: Why the DEA is critical of certain crushed leaves (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Defending democracy: Green Party candidate Jill Stein visits Wilkes (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
A culture that breeds Brock Turners (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
The Wilkes class of 2020 meets its alma mater (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
A very “fracking” spirited panel, April 14 panel discussion (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2016
Veteran Expo and Career Fair: May 12, informational sessions, career prep (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Biology department hosts, Grace Kimball Lecture Series: Dr. W. John Kress: “Beyond the Tree of Life: Valuing Museum Collections in the Age of Biodiversity” (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Harriet Tubman boots Andrew Jackson: students respond (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
WGS department holds product drive to benefit local homeless (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
What the “frack” is happening with Pennsylvania fracking policy?: Political Science department to host fracking panel discussion, April 14 (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Objects as storytellers: Marilyn’s Lunchbox (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
ISIS economy reliant on female sex slave trade (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Allan P. Kirby Lecture; Fisher covers variety of topics; election to stigmas (Story)
Mar 14, 2016
Solitary confinement: Punishment or torture? (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
New security measures mean more locked doors: Public Safety increases safety by locking doors, access control (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Self defense seminar scheduled (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Panamanian, American unity through education; historic event; Educational partnerships, STEM, education fields (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Catholic Church responds to Zika virus; contraceptives, moral discussion, rhythm method (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Wilkes welcomes Samantha Phillips, Title IX: Clery Report; Title IX bill, sexual misconduct, assaults (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
Motor Voter Law passed in California; automatic voter registration: Step in right direction but hinderance to those without license (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
SG Notes: Club reports; ASME, SAE Mini Baja Veteran’s Club fund request; Captial Projects (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Trump utilizes free publicity in campaign, shaping election season (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
A“Project” with an important message; Alumni to star in and direct The Laramie Project at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
Anatomy of Administrator: Getting to know Gretchen Yeninas (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
State budget impasse takes toll on Pa. students: Wilkes students with some financial holds allowed to register for spring (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Profile of a Professor: Dr. Chris Zarpentine, philosophy (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Kihinga George meets Wilkes friends after years of support; Zebra Communications (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
Students can ‘Zoom In’ to win monetary awards, study abroad (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Students reflect on campus safety, proximity to recent crime (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Profile of a Professor: Dr. Jeffery Stratford Biology; from the field to the classroom (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Anatomy of an Administrator: Erica Acosta; expanding diversity from classroom to service (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Profile of a Professor: Dr. Mischelle B. Anthony; English (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Profile of a Professor: Dr. Louise Berard; mathematics (Story)
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