Civil rights movement inspires art show

A Willison Hall residence life staff are collaborating with an artist to showcase a gallery of approximately 25 pieces inspired by the civil rights movement, Luke Payson, its residence director, said. The artist of the upcoming gallery, Peter Newitt, had previously worked alongside Payson at Eagleville Hospital in Montgomery County as a full-time painter. After … Continue reading

SAB hosts ‘Back to the 80’s’-themed dance

The Waynesburg University Student Activities Board, in a never-ending search for new, creative ideas to get students out of the dorms and interacting with one and other looked to the past last weekend. SAB hosted its first 1980s themed dance in the Beehive this past Saturday. Senior nursing major Julie Sipes,  credited the dance to … Continue reading

‘It’s more than just laughter’

Tuesday and Thursday nights inside the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, chaos is the norm. The sheer sound of the improv comedy show’s practices is as preposterous as their jokes: the noise is so prominent it acts as another character, demanding attention and silencing thought. The arresting sound, though remarkable, isn’t obtrusive. It’s a warm combination … Continue reading

Students travel to Christian music festival with SAB

Winter Jam,  a Christian music festival that travels around the United States, visited Pittsburgh Friday, Feb. 15.   The Waynesburg University Student Activities Board decided to help students go to Winter Jam by chipping in $5 out of the $15  donation request per person. The headlining band of the show was Newboys United, and other … Continue reading

Students prepare to show their talent

The stage is set for this semester’s edition of WU’s Got Talent, an event hosted by the Student Activities Board to showcase the many talents of Waynesburg University students. After two days of auditions in early February, Assistant Director of Student Activities Ryan Smith said the panel of judges selected nine acts to move on. … Continue reading

Musicians perform covers, worship songs at Coffeehouse

The music notes lifted above the buzz of laughter and friendly conversation. The core of Soldiers and Sons, brothers Andrew and Matthew Stewart, played a medley of original, secular and worship songs in the Beehive Thursday, Feb. 7. Coffeehouses are generally routine gatherings to consume late-night caffeine and relax with other students. The Coffeehouse event … Continue reading

Coworkers, best friends & married

Campus couple reflects on love

At first glance, it’s hard to know what exactly the relationship is between Ronda and James DePriest. As old friends, they laugh and share stories. As coworkers, they nonchalantly coordinate upcoming band events. And, when James speaks, Ronda looks at him with eyes of admiration and a smitten smile only an infatuated woman could have. … Continue reading

BSU tries to fight against ignorance, inform on culture

Last February the Black Student Union began their club to share experiences on a largely caucasian campus. Today, they want inclusivity and to fight against ignorance for the greater good. Chyanne Vanzant, junior international studies major and president of  BSU, wants to see a change in the way students on campus view black culture. Vanzant … Continue reading

Professor, student write theater plays

Waynesburg University has seen many plays performed at the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. While most  were written by professional playwrights, some were created by students and faculty and performed as one act plays. Professor of Theatre Edward L. Powers and senior English major Rachael Crosbie have written many plays. Powers’ most recent performed creation was … Continue reading

Chapel worship team gains new leaders, is ‘close family’

Bryce McGarvey and Mandi Pascarella have been involved with Waynesburg University’s chapel Worship Team, which plays every Tuesday morning at Roberts Chapel, since early in their freshman years. Over time, they worked their way into leadership positions, with each running respective “teams” that rotate every week. This May, McGarvey, a senior biblical studies major, and … Continue reading