Grace Hutchison

Goodbye to the stage: The final show

After four years on the Waynesburg University stage, six major productions, hundreds of lines and countless hours of practice, Tessa Masula, senior English literature major, stood in front of a roaring crowd for the final time. Masula, dressed in a torn gypsy skirt, smiled widely following her final performance as Esmerelda in ‘The Hunchback of … Continue reading

Royal flush

Waynesburg receives $8K water conservation grant from PepsiCo

Waynesburg University was recently awarded a grant totaling $8,000 from PepsiCo intended to reduce water consumption on campus. The zero-impact fund grant is to be used by equipping all residence halls with faucet aerators and energy-efficient showerheads and toilet handles. Student services, academic affairs, maintenance, the business office and institutional advancement all played a role … Continue reading

Presidency needs actual politicians

To say the outcome of the latest presidential election was shocking would be an understatement. The dictionary lacks a word strong enough to encapsulate the surprise that swept the hearts of Americans following election day in 2016. Some felt horror and others showed excitement, but all were astonished to witness the historic moment when Donald … Continue reading

Admitted Student Day to ‘seal deal’

The university will be hosting an admitted students day Saturday, Feb. 23, to give over 170 accepted students the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about various college-related topics and potentially officially commit to attending. Though the day will focus on Waynesburg University,  it’s mission and resources for students, Admissions Counselor Emily Smelley, who has … Continue reading

‘It’s more than just laughter’

Tuesday and Thursday nights inside the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, chaos is the norm. The sheer sound of the improv comedy show’s practices is as preposterous as their jokes: the noise is so prominent it acts as another character, demanding attention and silencing thought. The arresting sound, though remarkable, isn’t obtrusive. It’s a warm combination … Continue reading

Editorial: The heat increases

The world needs to act on global warming

Let’s start with facts. The average surface temperature of the planet has risen 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the late nineteenth century. Though the number may not seem alarming, this incremental increase in temperature could mean extinction for half of all animal and plant species in some of the world’s most important natural places, including the … Continue reading

Musicians perform covers, worship songs at Coffeehouse

The music notes lifted above the buzz of laughter and friendly conversation. The core of Soldiers and Sons, brothers Andrew and Matthew Stewart, played a medley of original, secular and worship songs in the Beehive Thursday, Feb. 7. Coffeehouses are generally routine gatherings to consume late-night caffeine and relax with other students. The Coffeehouse event … Continue reading

Coworkers, best friends & married

Campus couple reflects on love

At first glance, it’s hard to know what exactly the relationship is between Ronda and James DePriest. As old friends, they laugh and share stories. As coworkers, they nonchalantly coordinate upcoming band events. And, when James speaks, Ronda looks at him with eyes of admiration and a smitten smile only an infatuated woman could have. … Continue reading

Girl Scouts and Goodwill partner for clothing drive

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania are partnering to host a Give A Little Love Clothing Drive throughout the month of February. In this initiative, local Girl Scouts will be collecting clothing donations to donate to Goodwill stores in the area. This drive comes in one of the organization’s biggest … Continue reading

Going green

Newly-enacted water sustainability initiative intends to reduce waste, starting in underclassman dorms

Waynesburg University recently received a grant to begin implementing new eco-friendly fixtures to bathrooms in underclassmen dorms as a part of a new environmentally-conscious initiative aimed to reduce water consumption. Ryan Smith, assistant director of student activities, who has had a passion for environmental causes since high school, has been leading the transition to a … Continue reading

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