An epidemic during a pandemic

While Greene County has adjusted to the presence of COVID-19 for the past seven months, the opioid epidemic has evolved, according to officials. By Sept. 25, Gene Rush, Greene County Coroner, said nine people have died due to drug overdose this year. In the past two years, 12 died of an overdose in 2019 and … Continue reading

Campus

The Yellow Jacket may soon be seen in the App Store

Executive Editor Andrew Hreha works continuously to bring the newspaper to a new digital dimension

The Yellow Jacket could be coming to the App Store in the near future. Executive Editor of The Yellow Jacket, Andrew Hreha, started working on the Yellow Jacket App over winter break last year.  Hreha had some previous experience making websites, but making an app was a whole new level of expertise. “I am very … Continue reading

Sports

Fantasy Football Watch: Week 11

Who's Hot and Who's Cold this week?

Start Them Taysom Hill, QB/TE, New Orleans Saints It’s Taysom time in New Orleans. Hill will be the starting quarterback for the Saints this week. The catch is that, according to ESPN, he is eligible to start as a tight end in most leagues. That means you can essentially start two quarterbacks this week. The … Continue reading

Arts & Life

Parody accounts have ‘some impact’ on university, according to admissions counselor

While students may enjoy parody accounts, the university must protect its image, especially with the growing presence of social media. Ashley Wise, director of university relations, said the university does not have an official stance on parody accounts. “Waynesburg University does not have an official stance on parody Twitter accounts,” Wise said. “But [we] would … Continue reading

Region

Treating addiction during COVID-19

In her experience, Toni Harris, program supervisor for the Greenbriar Treatment Center’s  Washington, Pennsylvania, location, said COVID-19 has affected the opioid epidemic in Southwestern Pennsylvania. For those with a drug offense who were placed on probation during or shortly before COVID-19 restrictions began, Harris said addicts escaped their requirements of attending forced treatment. Jails, at … Continue reading

Opinion

Election 2020 Preview

Election Day 2020 has finally arrived. After over a year of anticipation, voters will have a final opportunity to cast their vote to determine the President of the United States for the next four years. This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the talking points … Continue reading