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Alex is a senior digital media major and broadcast journalism minor. Currently the Managing Editor at The Wood Word, he has been on staff since his freshman year. Alex enjoys uncovering government conspiracies to hide the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Alex Weidner, Managing Editor

Dec 08, 2017
From farm to Rotunda: Annual Christmas tree ceremony comes to light again (Story/Photo)
Dec 06, 2017
What A Weird World! Donald Trump end-of-the-year round-up (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
OPINION: We seriously need to save net neutrality (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
What A Weird World! Mo’ Money, Moore Problems (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
OPINION: How do we deal with fallen icons? (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Follow The Wood Word (on social media) (Video)
Nov 06, 2017
OPINION: Get out there and vote (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
What A Weird World! Kid Rock’s incredibly short political campaign (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
“On Screen” S. 3 Ep. 8: “Turn It Up to Eleven” (Video)
Oct 25, 2017
OPINION: Old Forge pizza is bad (Story/Photo)
Oct 24, 2017
“On Screen” Promo: A Little Stranger Than Usual (Video)
Oct 10, 2017
What a Weird World! Trump’s Towel Travesty (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
What A Weird World! The Dotard and The Rocket Man (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Tom Petty, legendary musician, dead (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
OPINION: The iPhone X’s price tag is exactly what we should have expected (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
OPINION: Neo-Nazis are domestic terrorists and need to be treated as such (Story)
May 20, 2017
Graduation weekend begins with hooding and honors ceremony (Story/Photo)
May 03, 2017
Improv Beyond show doesn’t disappoint (Story/Photo)
May 02, 2017
President Trump holds rally on 100th day of presidency (Photo/Video)
Apr 25, 2017
Congressman Cartwright discusses Trump’s policies, immigration reform at town hall (Photo/Video)
Mar 22, 2017
Media That Matters: Alex Weidner (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Shout out to Chance the Rapper (Story)
Feb 25, 2017
OPINION: Trump’s America, one month later (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
Actor John Hurt dies at age 77 (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80 (Story)
Dec 19, 2016
Kernel Critic: Top 5 Holiday Movies (Video)
Dec 05, 2016
OPINION: Romney could be a beacon of hope in disastrous Trump cabinet (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Kids for Cash film director visits Marywood (Photo)
Nov 14, 2016
OPINION: Donald Trump’s vision of America is wrong (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
OPINION: Please, no more clowns (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Wilkes-Barre (Story/Photo)
Oct 20, 2016
Bernie Sanders campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Scranton High School (Photo/Video)
Oct 16, 2016
Tech Review: iPhone 7 (Story/Photo)
Oct 07, 2016
Socrates Cafes offer nights of philosophical insight (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
OPINION: FBI blurs lines between press and law enforcement (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Green Party candidate campaigns at Wilkes University (Photo)
Sep 14, 2016
Chelsea Clinton campaigns for Hillary in downtown Scranton (Photo)
Sep 07, 2016
OPINION: France’s burkini bans are part of larger problems (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Pennsylvania takes on heightened role of importance during 2016 primaries (Story/Photo)
Apr 13, 2016
Bill Clinton campaigns for wife in Scranton (Story/Photo)
Apr 08, 2016
NEWS BRIEF: Sister Mary Persico named President of Marywood University (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
A brokered convention is the drastic move needed to stop Trump (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
Hillary For America opens regional office in Scranton (Story/Photo)
Mar 14, 2016
He said, she said: Should political parties exist? (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Minor Thirds Podcast: Season 2.1 Young Thug, Elton John, Foxes (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Apple takes a stand against government surveillance (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Despite objections, Obama within power to make Supreme Court nomination (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
“Mein Kampf”—a necessary evil? (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
Student Spotlight: Morgan Siniawa (Photo/Video)
Jan 30, 2016
Sean Penn’s “El Chapo Speaks” is an offensive act of pseudo-journalism (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Student Spotlight: Kenny Doyle (Photo/Video)
Jan 28, 2016
Sports Talk: Pre-Super Bowl (Video)
Jan 23, 2016
Sports Talk: Great QBs, defenses set stage for championship weekend (Photo)
Dec 09, 2015
Field hockey player sets team record for saves (Photo)
Nov 20, 2015
Representative Matt Cartwright hears presentations from class (Photo)
Nov 15, 2015
In This Issue November 2015 (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Episode 4 – Beach Slang, The Neighbourhood, Petal (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Episode 3 – Coheed & Cambria, Wavves, Deafheaven (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
In This Issue October 2015 (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Student Spotlight: Julia Meeker (Photo/Video)
Oct 03, 2015
Episode 2 – The World Is…, CHVRCHES, Fetty Wap (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Episode 1 – Travis Scott, The Wonder Years, FIDLAR (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Student Spotlight: Frank Winger (Video)
Sep 20, 2015
Our Opinion: We need to talk (Photo)
Sep 20, 2015
In This Issue September 2015 (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Student Spotlight: James Phillips (Photo/Video)
Apr 19, 2015
He said, she said: Rolling Stone article fails in more ways than one (Photo)
Apr 19, 2015
10 Questions with an Athlete: Erik Pulkkinen, Baseball (Video)
Apr 19, 2015
In This Issue April 2015 (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
MLB: Pete Rose scandal surfaces as new commissioner enters office (Photo)
Apr 19, 2015
Our Opinion: Marywood earns C- on annual Report Card (Photo)
Apr 01, 2015
Intramural basketball season to begin at Marywood (Photo)
Mar 22, 2015
In This Issue March 2015 (Story)
Mar 22, 2015
10 Questions with an Athlete: Stephanie Bagniewski, Softball (Video)
Feb 22, 2015
Student Spotlight: Kate Waverka (Video)
Feb 22, 2015
Day in the Life of a Student Athlete: John Werner, Lacrosse (Photo)
Feb 22, 2015
10 Questions with an Athlete: Shane Kellaher, Basketball (Video)
Jan 31, 2015
Snowpocalypse 2015—or was it? (Story)
Nov 16, 2014
Doughman races to Marywood’s second fastest 5K time (Photo)
Nov 16, 2014
Day in the Life of Student Athlete: Scott Slater (Photo)
Nov 16, 2014
Construction of the Learning Commons remains on schedule (Photo)