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Student sexually assaulted in Stark Learning Center

A Wilkes student was sexually assaulted in the Stark Learning Center basement last week. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on April 11 in the women's rest room, room 6. The female victim was not severely injured during the attack, (citation). She described the attacker as a white male of traditional college student age, with long fingernails and wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. Full story

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Pajamas in public

Pajamas in public: just say no

There are certain things that are socially acceptable. Examples include greeting friends, greeting strangers and greeting no one. What do all of those things have in common? People are generally always wearing pants. Or a pants equivalent. However, something that is not equivalent to pants, which people tend to consider equal, is the pajama pant. Full story

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Spanish Club

Spanish Club travels to NYC; visits photo museum, restaurant

Every year Wilkes' Spanish Club takes an educational trip relating to the culture of Spain or Latin America. On April 2, 2011, 15 members of the club took a trip to New York City. The group visited the International Center of Photography. The ICP exhibited Spanish pieces from "La Guerra Civil" which are photographs of the Spanish Civil War that lasted from 1936 to 1939. Full story

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Bright Eyes

Music Review: Bright Eyes provides a unique blend

Eyes’ new album ‘The People’s Key’ offers focus on religion and culture

 Ten years ago, when Bright Eyes was only a boy from Omaha fueled by sadness and his love for folk heroes Elliott Smith and Daniel Johnston, no one would have expected Conor Oberst to retire the Bright Eyes moniker with a synthpop album.   Although many longtime Bright Eyes fans will be disappointed by Oberst's newfound love of synthesizers and electric guitars, Oberst's brilliant songwriting remains as lustrous as ever. Full story

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Wilkes Cheerleading

Cheerleader uniform controversy settled

SG, Student Affairs to split $4,000 grant proposal for new cheerleader uniforms

The Wilkes University cheerleading uniform controversy has ended with the allocation of a $4,000 grant for new uniforms. Last week, the cheerleaders presented a two week proposal before Student Government requesting money for new uniforms. This came after their newest uniforms were confiscated by Wilkes President Tim Gilmour, who considered them inappropriate. Full story

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Michelle Rhee

StudentsFirst CEO to speak

Rhee will deliver Rosenn lecture on education

> As Wilkes celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities, the university welcomes its newest speaker. Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, has been a driving force behind the betterment of education in the public school setting. Full story

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Professors incorporating more technology in the classroom

> Five faculty members have been issued technology grants for promoting innovative use in the classroom. The grant was presented by the Teaching Commons, with fiscal support from the Office of the Provost and the Information Technology Department. The professors who received this grant are Dr. Full story

Students lobby in capital

Students lobby in capital about budget cuts

>  Seven Wilkes University PHEAA Grant recipients accompanied political science professor, Dr. Thomas Baldino to Harrisburg on April 12 to state their opinions on educational budget cuts to Senate and House members. The Wilkes students spoke to representatives for their hometown communities and the Wilkes-Barre area. Full story

Stark Learning Center bathroom

Student sexually assaulted in Stark Learning Center

> A Wilkes student was sexually assaulted in the Stark Learning Center basement last week. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. on April 11 in the women's rest room, room 6. The female victim was not severely injured during the attack, (citation). She described the attacker as a white male of traditional college student age, with long fingernails and wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. Full story

Jessica Short

Taking a position: Campus election results

> A new group of students has taken leadership positions on campus. Willie Eggleston was voted next year's SG president, defeating opponent John Sweeney. Other winners were Jessica Short for Programming Board president, Bethany Sharpless for InterResidence Hall Council president, Shadae Gates for Multicultural Student Coalition president, Nicholas Wierman for Off-Campus Council president and Cortny Sasserson for Commuter Council president. Full story

Opinion

Spyglass

The Spyglass: Plus one for Google’s +1 feature

> Since Google was founded in 1998, the corporation has become one of the most prominent across the planet. Google is the No. 1 go-to search engine for almost all Internet users and since its beginning, has expanded to include free e-mail, maps, shopping and much more. Full story

Financial invest,emts

Long-term financial investments are important

> Planning for your financial future is one of the most important things young people can do to be secure later in life. Although students have already taken part of that step by attending college, The Beacon feels that students need to do more to create financial security in their futures. Full story

Pajamas in public

Pajamas in public: just say no

> There are certain things that are socially acceptable. Examples include greeting friends, greeting strangers and greeting no one. What do all of those things have in common? People are generally always wearing pants. Or a pants equivalent. However, something that is not equivalent to pants, which people tend to consider equal, is the pajama pant. Full story

Sports

Wilkes Cheerleading

Cheerleader uniform controversy settled

SG, Student Affairs to split $4,000 grant proposal for new cheerleader uniforms

> The Wilkes University cheerleading uniform controversy has ended with the allocation of a $4,000 grant for new uniforms. Last week, the cheerleaders presented a two week proposal before Student Government requesting money for new uniforms. This came after their newest uniforms were confiscated by Wilkes President Tim Gilmour, who considered them inappropriate. Full story

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Face Off

> Christopher Hopkins "Ruth did it on hot dogs and beer. Aaron did it with class. How did you do it?" Phillies fans said it best when Barry Bonds made his first trip to Citizens Bank Park after the whole news of the BALCO case made news. Bonds, the poster child for steroids and the Dark Age in baseball that is slowly coming to an end, has recently been convicted of obstruction of justice for "knowingly giving material testimony that was intentionally evasive, false or misleading" from his 2003 trial with Congress about steroid use. Full story

Lifestyles

Sink or swim: helpful tips for finals success

> •Begin your final exam preparations a few weeks before the tests are scheduled. You might find it helpful to make a study schedule, where you allocate blocks of time over a few weeks, with two to three hours devoted to each time block. Study in short, manageable blocks of time with breaks in between rather than cramming. Full story

SIFE

SIFE a reputable and charitable club that helps students get jobs

> Students in Free Enterprise club is more than meets the eye. SIFE creates and executes projects that are designed to help the community achieve economic success.  The club, which is one of 1,200 different SIFE organizations around the world, is in its 17th year at Wilkes and is advised by entrepreneurship chair Dr. Full story

Spanish Club

Spanish Club travels to NYC; visits photo museum, restaurant

> Every year Wilkes' Spanish Club takes an educational trip relating to the culture of Spain or Latin America. On April 2, 2011, 15 members of the club took a trip to New York City. The group visited the International Center of Photography. The ICP exhibited Spanish pieces from "La Guerra Civil" which are photographs of the Spanish Civil War that lasted from 1936 to 1939. Full story

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Bright Eyes

Music Review: Bright Eyes provides a unique blend

Eyes’ new album ‘The People’s Key’ offers focus on religion and culture

>  Ten years ago, when Bright Eyes was only a boy from Omaha fueled by sadness and his love for folk heroes Elliott Smith and Daniel Johnston, no one would have expected Conor Oberst to retire the Bright Eyes moniker with a synthpop album.   Although many longtime Bright Eyes fans will be disappointed by Oberst's newfound love of synthesizers and electric guitars, Oberst's brilliant songwriting remains as lustrous as ever. Full story

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Conservatory student pianist plays at Carnegie Hall in NYC

>  A 13-year-old Wilkes Conservatory pianist played at Carnegie Hall this spring, marking her second consecutive year playing at the prestigous theater.   Sienna Tabron was granted the opportunity to play at the prestigious New York City venue once again after receiving a perfect score and two bonus points for her performance at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Honors Recital in January. Full story

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