Andrew Hreha

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

Waynesburg TikTok star gives insight on potential app ban

Ben Ledbetter, junior, grew his platform on TikTok over COVID-19 lockdowns this summer

TikTok certainly made the most of a bad situation. The app positioned itself in the forefront of American social media with its popularity amongst high school and college students. One college student that built a platform on the app was junior marketing major Ben Ledbetter. Ledbetter downloaded the app as a joke in January but … 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

Senior Spotlight: Nursing program offered challenges and growth for Quast

Madeline Quast, senior nursing major, has faced her share of challenges in the nursing program at Waynesburg University. “What initially drew me to Waynesburg was the exceptional reputation of the nursing program. Is it tough? Absolutely,” Quast said. “But if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be one of the best nursing programs around.” Quast regards her … Continue reading

University ‘pulling together’ while being split by the pandemic

Students and faculty adjust to finish spring semester remotely

With social distancing becoming the new mandatory norm across America, many Waynesburg University students are forced to complete their classes online. Professors are now tasked with instructing their students for the remainder of the semester outside the classroom. Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department, said the adjustment to remote teaching … Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: Local runner followed family line, developed own legacy

Sometimes, a picture can speak louder than words. That is the case for a memory held dear by Ryan Brownfield, senior business management major and cross country runner at Waynesburg University.   Brownfield’s brother, Eric, also competed for Waynesburg’s cross country team. During Eric’s final collegiate race at the 2017 PAC Championships, the elder Brownfield … Continue reading

Spring service trips bring students closer to mission

Faith, learning and service are the three pillars of education at Waynesburg University. One way the university encourages students to make connections between all three is through service trips. Over the university’s spring break, students traveled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Concord, North Carolina to serve. Rea Redd, director of Eberly Library, led five students to … 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

Waynesburg to add Chick-fil-A in fall 2020

24-hour convenience store, online ordering and flex dollar system in the works

Last Friday, Waynesburg University announced major changes to its dining services, including an on-campus Chick-fil-A, a 24/7 mini convenience store and renovations to the Beehive and its Starbucks. Waynesburg is currently in a contract with Aladdin Food Management Services, which is set to expire on June 30. With the expiration in mind, a committee was … Continue reading

Commissioners look to bring students to High Street

“It seems like E. Franklin St., running east to west, separates the university from Waynesburg Borough, just as the Berlin Wall separated eastern and western Berlin,” said Mike Belding, chairman of the Greene County Board of Commissioners. Belding believes there is a separation between Waynesburg University and the town of Waynesburg. Not a physical barrier … Continue reading

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