Rachel Pellegrino

Local workers struggle with unemployment during pandemic

Crystal McNett, Aladdin Food Services catering manager, has been filing unemployment on and off for nine years. When unemployment rates skyrocketed in March, leaving many without jobs, she was prepared. McNett works for Aladdin Food Services at Waynesburg University, a job that revolves around the university’s school year calendar. When the students are off for … Continue reading

Local body and frame shop celebrate 60 years

Wade’s Body & Frame Shop has been serving Waynesburg’s automotive needs since 1960. The local business is located on N. Maiden St. and is one of multiple automotive shops in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. This year marks the business’ 60th anniversary. To celebrate, Wade’s Body & Frame Shop hosted a “60th Anniversary Celebration” on Fri., Oct. 30, … Continue reading

Greene County Participates in Drug Take Back Day

Unused prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands – it’s a story the Director of the Greene County Drug and Alcohol Program John Fox said he hears often.  “Grandpa had a hip replacement and was prescribed some opioid for pain. He took them as prescribed and didn’t need them all, but just like many folks … Continue reading

This Week’s Notable Headlines

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, in her home in Washington, D.C. As quoted by NPR, Chief Justice John Roberts, said “our nation has lost a justice of historic stature.” Ginsburg played a leading role in the Women’s Right movement in the 1970s … Continue reading

Suicide Awareness in September

She walks around forcing a smile on her face. “Fake it till you make it,” she whispers under her breath, repeating the words she’s heard again and again. On the outside she is a blossoming bright flower, but deep down she is wilting under pressure, societal standards, her own standards.    To say goodbye to … Continue reading

Greene County Emergency Relief Fund

Relief fund helps nonprofits through difficult times

Greene County United Way Executive Director MaChal Forbes said 2020 has shown our community two things: the world as we know it can shift in an instant and how valuable Greene County nonprofits and their services are to our community. To address the needs of local nonprofits during these unprecedented times, the Community Foundation of … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Setbacks can lead to success

Nursing major switched to communication sophomore year, graduates two years later

One of the hardest, yet most important lessons senior communication major Malarie Yoder learned during her time at Waynesburg University is that having a plan sometimes does not mean anything.  “There are other things out there that God is leading you to, and you have to understand that God is making the plan for you,” … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Say Less, Do More

Zalakar influences the future of the Department of Communication

Looking back on his time at Waynesburg University, senior electronic media major Paul Zalakar said he wouldn’t change much, except he would have said less and done more. Melinda Roeder, instructor of communication, said that Zalakar’s response epitomizes who he is: “a doer.”  Zalakar has been involved in the Department of Communication since his freshman … Continue reading

How a simple self-defense class can save your life

Women are viewed as weak. Inferior to men. Incapable of protecting themselves.  If you are a woman and you buy into these standards that society has bestowed upon the female gender, you need a wake up call.  We are not weak or inferior to men or incapable of protecting ourselves in any way.  Maybe you … Continue reading

Waynesburg prepares for coronavirus outbreak

Waynesburg University is among numerous institutions preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus, as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently advised all U.S. Institutions of Higher education to plan and prepare for the coronavirus immediately. “As the global outbreak evolves, Institutions of Higher Education should prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreaks. … Continue reading