The Beacon


Kirstin Cook is a senior Communication Studies major at Wilkes University concentrating in journalism, broadcast journalism and rhetoric. This is her second year as editor-in-chief of The Beacon. Kirstin has a passion for news, and her dream is to work as a television news reporter. Her internship at WBRE really sold her on the broadcast industry, because she loved every second of being in the fast-paced environment. She especially loves writing and video editing. Kirstin is also a reporter for the student-run, live news program Wilkes Now, and is in her fourth year of working with the Wilkes TV station. She also writes for Diamond City and Electric City, works as a Telecommunications Counselor for the Wilkes admissions department and runs cross country. She loves hiking, and plans to complete the Appalachian Trail after graduation while blogging about the experience. Kirstin is from Maine, and will always consider it her home. She has five younger siblings and a cat named Nadia, and she misses them all while at school.


Kirstin Cook, Editor-in-Chief

Apr 23, 2013
Recycling competition against King’s goes on despite hurdles (Story)
Mar 26, 2013
Animal abuse indicates urgent need for change in PA laws (Story)
Mar 19, 2013
Issues of vandalism and theft ongoing in SUB pool room (Story)
Feb 26, 2013
DUI charge on Public Safety officer stirs local concern (Story)
Feb 19, 2013
Two students leave SG meeting citing problems with openness (Story/Media)
Feb 12, 2013
Seven to be charged with links to campus crimes last month (Story)
Feb 05, 2013
Commencement ceremonies return to campus among concern (Story)
Jan 29, 2013
Residence Life clears up rumors on RA replacements (Story)
Nov 20, 2012
Many printer issues resolved, but general issues of jams and refilling remain (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
Students respond to aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (Story)
Oct 31, 2012
Cory Booker tries to invoke the power of individuals (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2012
The man behind the grill: Tony the Grill Guy serves up positive attitude (Story)
Oct 16, 2012
New health insurance plan increases cost and coverage for Wilkes students (Story)
Oct 10, 2012
Wilkes science building officially named Cohen Science Center (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Horror Hall resurrected after break year for flood recovery (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2012
Former congressmen discuss problems in politics, what young voters should do (Story)
Oct 09, 2012
Creative Writing alum scripts suspense into Gravestone Manor story (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
Vegetarian Awareness Month a chance to try new options at cafe (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2012
Marijuana usage linked to decrease in IQ, other negative effects (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Commuter students are denied parking passes (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Athlete of the Week: Megan Binder (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Field hockey team faces tough competition (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2012
Second Amendment is outdated, needs updating to limit gun violence (Story)
Sep 11, 2012
Public safety enforces parking policy with ticketing and towing (Story)
May 01, 2012
Wilkes faculty concerned with proposed budget (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2012
Recipe for mediocrity: Gilmour’s paid sabbatical and cuts to budget disturb faculty (Story)
Apr 16, 2012
Leahy outlines plans for Wilkes’ future (Story)
Apr 03, 2012
Food waste at Wilkes has negative impact (Story)
Apr 02, 2012
Consumers should take action to end cruel animal testing (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
I can has Wilkes Memes? Students join the Internet trend with campus jokes (Story)
Mar 26, 2012
Hikers journey through nature, self-discovery in ‘End to Ending’ (Story)
Mar 16, 2012
SHE building shoots for green and gold standards (Story)
Feb 28, 2012
Meyers high school faces possible closure (Story)
Feb 28, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day events March in throughout the month (Story)
Feb 20, 2012
Newt Gingrich Face-off: ideal candidate or lying crook? (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
New Swahili class teaches more than language (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2012
The bitter truth about chocolate (Story)
Feb 13, 2012
Res Life policy to require sophomores to live on campus in Fall 2012 (Story)
Feb 07, 2012
Some students concerned about water quality at Wilkes (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2012
Unimportant questions with important people: Dr. Jeffrey Alves, New dean of sidhu school of business and leadership (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
Programming Board creates new semiformal dance (Story)
Nov 22, 2011
Republican presidential candidates are a joke (Story)
Nov 19, 2011
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner warns of America’s waning future (Story)
Nov 15, 2011
Wilkes and community embraces the homeless and hungry (Story)
Nov 04, 2011
Student Government sees increase in club requests, constitutional errors (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
Davidson runs 26.2 miles to raise over $600 for scholarship (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
Mayoral candidate forum held at Wilkes (Story)
Nov 01, 2011
Exotic animals senselessly slaughtered due to lack of regulation (Story/Media)
Oct 25, 2011
“Too Big to Fail” author gives an insider’s view of Wall Street (Story/Media)
Oct 24, 2011
Football team shows that nobody puts baby in the corner (Story)
Oct 08, 2011
Casino Week to be a spinning image of last year’s event (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
Protests on Wall Street attempt to keep democracy alive in America (Story)
Oct 04, 2011
Unimportant Questions with Important People: Mark Allen, Dean of Students (Story)
Sep 26, 2011
President Gilmour enters his final year at Wilkes (Story)
Sep 19, 2011
Wilkes presidential search identifies ideal candidate traits (Story)
Sep 18, 2011
Wilkes 2011 alum Borzell dies, leaves impact on his professors (Story)
The news of today reported by the journalists of tomorrow
Kirstin Cook