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Bystander intervention program seeks student participants

Sarah Matarella, Life, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 17, 2019

Every year, Dr. Philip Ruthowski, associate dean of Student Development at Wilkes University, recruits students to become a part of “Colonels Don’t Stand By,” the university’s award-winning, nationally recognized bystander...

Indie Flavour: My favorite songs of 2015 part 1

Eric Casey, Beacon blogger

February 5, 2016

Hey Colonels! The spring semester is well on its way. I'm taking this time to reflect back on my favorite song releases of 2015. There were many astounding albums and singles that kept me going throughout last year. I'll keep...

Out of the Dark: a run for suicide awareness

James Jaskolka, Editor-In-Chief

April 21, 2015

When she was 16, Sophia* made a promise to herself: if she couldn’t meet the expectations her family and peers had set for her by the time she was 21, she would take her own life.   Since 13, she said she lacked an enviro...



March 25, 2015

University student found dead in dorm room

November 11, 2014

Wilkes University sophomore Jonathan Ratchko was found unconscious in his dorm room in Ross Hall Monday night. The Luzerne County 911 Emergency Center was notified, and Ratchko was pronounced dead by the Luzerne County...

Kindred spirits: Twin passions ignite for violin duet

Bill Thomas, A&E Editor

April 23, 2013

On the surface, mathematics and music seem to exist on opposite ends the spectrum. The former is rigid in its rationality while the latter is emotional, creative and expressive. For Rebecca Kuc, however, there’s more in common...

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