Alexandra Morar

Diving into diversity

In honor of Black History Month, Waynesburg University’s Diversity and Belonging Student Advisory Board is embracing education on campus. The club said they strive to clear misconceptions and inform Waynesburg of struggles different groups face through a book club, movie nights, discussion groups and even sharing a meal. Some of their February events include a … Continue reading

United Way granting an impact

Love Greene County? Then consider volunteering with United Way’s Community Impact Grant Committee. Every March, various committee members meet to discuss local nonprofit project proposals. Any community member is welcome to join the committee and participate in the review process. “We’re always looking for more community members to be a part of this committee,” United … Continue reading

Jan. 20th Commissioners’ meeting recap

The New Year brought in new business contracts for the Greene County community. Last Thursday, the Greene County Commissioners met for their bimonthly general meeting. They discussed different grant approvals with Wisecarver, community contract agreements, as well as administrative appointments.  For updates on the Wisecarver project, the commissioners decided to match funds with the Economic … Continue reading

Broadening broadband access in Greene County

In September, the Greene County Commissioners Mike Belding, Betsy McClure, and Blair Zimmerman learned of news that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant was awarded to Greene County. Recently, they applied for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) grant, and they are hopeful for a positive outcome with this one as well. “We’re in … Continue reading

Magic in hometown America

A Preview of Waynesburg’s Holiday Open House Christmas festivities will light up High Street for Waynesburg’s 13th annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 3. From 4 -8 p.m., Greene County residents can explore downtown shops for holiday deals, competitions and merchandise. As they shop, residents can participate in a variety of outdoor activities and … Continue reading

Vira Heinz Scholars bring the world to Waynesburg

Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions, students embarked on a sort of global adventure earlier this month. On Thursday Nov. 3rd, an array of colorful flags, paper passports and decorative desserts all transformed the Benedum dining hall as the four Vira Heinz scholars conducted a cultural workshop to share about their summer abroad experiences. They informed students … Continue reading

Advancing our Financing

College is a time for students to grow, learn, and prepare for their adult life. However, do students truly understand what the “adult world” entails once they walk across the stage at graduation? Waynesburg University’s assistant dean of students, Pat Bristor, wants to tackle this issue. According to a TD Ameritrade survey conducted in 2019, … Continue reading

Free signage or free speech?

At Thursday, Oct. 20th’s Greene County Commissioners meeting, two Greene County residents raised concerns over the legality of profanity in publicly displayed signage. Janice Gottschalk and Linda Winegar, both members of Greene Together, requested the commissioners form a committee that would regulate the offensive language. “Your speech is not free,” Gottschalk said. “There are some … Continue reading

The first Christian Life Scholars

Last year, Waynesburg University offered a new scholarship to incoming freshmen: The Christian Life Scholarship.  According to the University’s website, the scholarship annually awards $1,000 to four incoming “students that have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and are involved in a local church.”  Once accepted, the scholarship awardees will be provided several opportunities to … Continue reading