Rachel Pellegrino

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

In the news: Five notable headlines

1. New York jury convicts Harvey Weinstein with multiple charges After days of deliberation, the jury in New York came to a verdict on the Harvey Weinstein case Monday, Feb. 24. Weinstein was convicted of third-degree rape of Jessica Mann and criminal sexual act in the first-degree against Mimi Haley. The jury found him not … Continue reading

Trump stands up for faith

I am a Christian. My family is Christian. My friends are Chrisitian. Faith is all around me and has been since I was a little girl.  I attended catholic grade school and high school and now attend a Chrisitian university.  To say the least, faith is important to me.  President Donald Trump’s State of the … Continue reading

CTC focuses on preparing children for the workforce

Trystan Weir, 2015 alumnus of Greene County Career and Technology Center and Jefferson High School, knew the college path was not for him.  Weir wanted to help people and make an impact on their lives, but the path he wanted to pursue required a technical education rather than the traditional four-year college degree. His dream … Continue reading

In the news: Three notable headlines

Coronavirus migrates from China to the United States  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed another case of the coronavirus in the United States. The total reported cases in the United States now totals three, all from different states: Washington, Chicago and California. The virus originated from China, where the reported cases have … Continue reading

Two for the price of one

Freshman and sophomore double-cast for the lead role in spring musical 'Pippin'

With a cast of 18 students chosen and rehearsals underway, the countdown to this year’s spring musical has begun. According to Edward Powers, professor of theatre and director of the show, there are about two months, 40 rehearsals and 100 hours of practice until the Goodwin Performing Arts Center opens its doors for this year’s … Continue reading

When humanity set the world on fire

The world is on fire, quite literally.   California’s deadliest wildfire season occurred just two years ago in 2018.  It resulted in the burning of 1.8 million acres of land. Now, these same flames have ignited in Australia.  If the pictures of the hellish flames scorching havoc across innocent wildlife or the heart wrenching reports of … Continue reading