Senior Column: Growth and conclusion

Well, this wasn’t how I expected it to go. When I graduated from high school four summers ago, I was a person who wouldn’t have minded spending his entire life at home. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy company, but if my free time consisted of staying in my house and watching sports documentaries, that … Continue reading

Stopping the Coronavirus

With COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, spreading rapidly across the United States, citizens young and old, as well as, the media are being sent into a frenzy. According to the CDC, the virus has 423 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of March 9 and has spread mostly through travel-related circumstances.  While many are … 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

First HD production was successful

Last Saturday became a monumental day for the Department of Communication and the Waynesburg University Sports Network. The first full-scale production in the new remote production trailer was a success, and students from the Department of Communication and sports broadcasters alike were able to watch as a year of preparation for the upgrade came to … Continue reading

Peer Pressure

Recognizing when you should say "no"

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things to resist in life, especially when it comes from friends. People want to be liked, so they want to fit in and make everyone happy. So, when a group pushes someone in particular to do something, it seems like a perfect opportunity to fit in.  However, those … Continue reading

Two-party system needs abolishing

Everyone who knows me knows I hate the two-party system. Recently, it has become clear that both parties exist to serve and protect each other, not the American people. Issues such as abortion, our nation’s border and economic and foreign policy will never be resolved. If both parties work together to solve them, they have … Continue reading

Social media and the 2020 election

No matter what your social media intake is, it’s hard to deny that platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat play a large role in today’s American society. That doesn’t just stop at the polls, social media has shown it played a large role in the 2016 election and it is looking to do so … Continue reading

Becoming the family chef

I like food. So, when it came down to deciding whether my wife or I would have the cooking duties, I volunteered myself.  It’s been about seven months since I became the family chef. I have learned new recipes, ruined some meals (I can never seem to get cornstarch to thicken my sauces) and have … Continue reading

The unique system of state caucusing

One of the big topics of a heavy week in politics were the Iowa Caucuses. The first state primary of the 2020 presidential election, Iowa’s caucuses are viewed as an early indicator for the remainder of the primary. After nearly a week of controversy, the state’s Democratic Party announced late Sunday that Pete Buttigieg has … Continue reading