Holly Hendershot

Fiction books are taking second place

In the past decade, the leisurely activity of reading has slowly been replaced by the entertaining aspects of phones and computers. But this does not necessarily mean that young people are reading less. It may just mean that the activity of reading is manifesting itself in a different form than the traditional physical style. In … Continue reading

ASL club created to inform campus on deaf culture

Sophomore history major Brendon Stead was born deaf. Around age 8, Stead learned how to talk: not with his voice, but with his hands through American Sign Language. After receiving cochlear implants in his ears as a baby, which stimulate the auditory nerve and allow his brain to recognize sound, Stead was gradually able to … Continue reading

Waynesburg hosts Christmas parade

Locals say the Christmas Parade in Waynesburg is tradition, and many community members who came to see the parade this year have attended in years past. The Greene County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the event as far back as the 1940s, said Executive Director Melody Longstreth, and they continue to host the event annually. … Continue reading

DAY OF GIVING 2018, Day of Giving to focus on donors, not donations

University sets goal for 1,200 donations

Waynesburg University’s third annual Day of Giving, Thursday, Nov. 15, will allow alumni, staff, faculty, students and their families to support the university. Each person who gives a monetary amount may leave the donation either undesignated or put it toward any department of their choice. Donna Nypaver, director of Donor Relations and Annual Giving, said … Continue reading

CONNECTING CULTURES

From northern lights to town lights

Sydney Howe used to be able to see the northern lights from her yard. Now, those lights she was so used to seeing in the sky are far away. “The northern lights were one of my favorite things,” Howe said. “We’d go driving and we’d just follow them to where they’d get brighter.” As someone … Continue reading

Soccer student hails from England

When people find out Sean McCann, junior finance major, is from Liverpool, England, they expect to hear his British accent. The problem with that expectation: he doesn’t have one anymore. After years of living in the states, he has taken on an American accent. McCann was born in Runcorn, England, living there with his family … Continue reading

Communication department hosts Knox Writing Contest

The Department of Communication at Waynesburg University hosted its 5th annual Knox Writing Contest, Saturday, Oct. 27. The contest is open to high school students in grades 10-12 within 14 counties in the tri-state area each year and features monetary prizes for placing. Sponsored by the Observer-Reporter in Waynesburg, the contest included a press conference, … Continue reading

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