Andrew Hreha

COVID-19 update on campus

Waynesburg University remains open as administrators monitor the campus community and continue to stress the “Keep Waynesburg Well” plan. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee provided students and staff with an update on COVID-19 cases on campus. Lee praised students and staff for their commitment to following guidelines set to prevent the … Continue reading

Chace-ing Glory: Chace Johnston’s path to coaching

Graduate assistants road to Washington high school sidelines

The Washington High School football team is 2-1 heading into their matchup with Bethlehem-Center Friday night. Chace Johnston, Waynesburg University graduate student and assistant football coach at Washington High School, will be coaching his fourth game with the Prexies as they attempt to make a run to the WPIAL 2A playoffs. Johnston’s journey to the … Continue reading

COLUMN: MLB Playoff Preview

Expanded 16 Team Postseason begins today

This year has certainly been unique in the 151-year history of Major League Baseball. 60 games, no fans, adjusted extra innings rules, an expanded postseason field and a sprint to October. While the game might look different, it is time for October baseball once again. The postseason will be played in a modified bubble format. … Continue reading

You always have another option

With the presidential election quickly approaching, many people are not thrilled with our options. While I could talk about either candidate’s positives and negatives, I want to focus on the biggest issue in American politics for now and years to come. There is a third option this year, and her name is Dr. Jo Jorgensen. … Continue reading

Campus ministry adapts to COVID-19 restrictions with virtual chapel

Video courtesy of WCTV With COVID-19 guidelines restricting large gatherings, Waynesburg Campus Ministry had to make a change. Typically, students and faculty would pack Roberts Chapel every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for chapel worship service. However, chapel has gone virtual in response to the ongoing pandemic. “It’s definitely been a challenge and it’s different,” said … 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

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

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