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

American Education has a Big Government Problem

American education is in an interesting spot. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country are at the will of state governments as to how they can administer their education. Whether they want to teach in person, online, or in a hybrid system, the schools cannot proceed without their states’ permission. While these decisions are … Continue reading

In the News: Three Notable Headlines

West Coast wildfires continue to grow According to CNN, CalFire said that nearly 16,500 firefighters have been battling 28 major wildfires throughout the state, leaving 24 people dead and over 4,200 structures destroyed. The dry, arid weather of California helped the fire spread with up to 40 mph winds, and the fire burned an area … Continue reading

PR Rises Above

Public Relations takes center stage during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. It changed everything from sports to education to politics to healthcare. Even the film industry got interrupted by the virus’ viral effects. One industry that rose above the hindrances of the Coronavirus was public relations. Public relations, to put it briefly, is a mutually beneficial relationship between an organization … Continue reading

Taking Back Time

If we prioritize everything, we prioritize nothing. It took me years to be okay with that. It took me years to realize that the definition of balancing – to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall – requires me to indeed stay standing.  I’ve discovered that burnout is … Continue reading

Hobbies Impacting the World

I blinked, and what started as a hobby became something I was making money for. You have hobbies, whether they are painting, photography, music, sports, writing, crafting elaborate caffeinated beverages, or making TikToks. What is that one thing that you have the capacity to uniquely provide to the world? For me, that thing has been … Continue reading

This day.

Remembering 9/11

19 years ago today, the heart of America was pierced with the devastating and tragic events of September 11, 2001. We acknowledge and remember this day, even as most of our staff is too young to have any vivid memories of it. The horrific acts of terrorism took over 3,000 lives this day, and we … Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Welcome Back

Waynesburg University, For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Andrew Hreha, and I am the Executive Editor of The Yellow Jacket newspaper for the 2020-2021 school year. It is great to be back on campus and to see everyone hard at work once again. I want to thank everyone involved for … Continue reading