Rachel Pellegrino

Season 14: WU Idol Returns for Round 1

Video courtesy of WCTV, Gwyn Napier Twelve of Waynesburg University’s most talented singers battled it out last Friday night at WU Idol to see who has what it takes to make it to the next round.  The following is a list of the contestants and their performances featuring music before 2000s: Sarah Bloom “My Heart … Continue reading

Multiple cats rescued in Greene County

Nearly three weeks ago, 29 cats were found living in a filthy Greene County home. Now, those cats are being treated and cared for by Teddy Bear Care, a Carmichaels-based animal rescue group. Humane officer Robin Leighty described the conditions of the house as, “One big huge litter box. I mean, that’s the only way … Continue reading

Waynesburg University welcomes new campus store

Video courtesy of WCTV, Riley Holsinger The Waynesburg University community is buzzing about the new campus store, The Nest.  Located at a previous on-campus house, 84 Wayne Street, the newly renovated store offers a variety of Waynesburg clothing and apparel as well as a place to hangout. So far, the store-which opened the first week … Continue reading

Un-ALPACA-ing the story of Lena Galing

Video courtesy of WCTV, Rachel Pellegrino Lena Galing is a proud mother of 15.  Fifteen alpacas, that is. But, what’s an alpaca? Commonly mistaken for llamas, alpacas are distinguishable by two characteristics: their pointy ears and slim bodies. In Galing’s case, they’re also distinguishable by their names.  Glitter Lilly and Social Light are just two … Continue reading

COVID-19 cases on campus continue to increase

A few weeks ago, The Yellow Jacket reported on the Keep Waynesburg Well Team’s efforts towards “pre-pandemic normalcy.” This “normalcy,” however, may have to wait. This past week, the amount of confirmed cases on campus recorded thus far for Spring semester surpassed that of Fall semester.  During the Fall semester, Aug. 9 to Dec. 5, … Continue reading

One year later

March 16, 2020. A day I will never forget.  I was on the phone with my parents that afternoon when Waynesburg University decided its best option was to send everyone home. I remember walking frantically around my friend’s kitchen holding back tears.   I was stunned.   I simply could not wrap my head around the two … Continue reading

Keep Waynesburg Well Team strives for ‘normalcy’

March 16 marks the one year anniversary of Waynesburg University sending students home for the remainder of the 2020 fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  After a full year of living in a pandemic-centered world, a sense of normalcy has begun to return to Waynesburg University. According to a campus-wide email on Wednesday, March … Continue reading

Students assist at vaccination clinic

Humbling.  That is how senior nursing student Hannah Colvin describes her experience volunteering at Washington Health System’s Vaccination Clinic.  “As a nursing student, I normally thank patients in clinical settings for letting me take care of them. However, at this clinic I was the one getting thanked for what I am doing,” Colvin said in … Continue reading

Q&A: Commencement Committee addresses students’ concerns

In two months, Waynesburg University’s 2021 graduating class will take center stage for Commencement. “Pomp and Circumstance” will play, and one by one the students will receive their diplomas. As announced in a University-wide email from Waynesburg University’s President Douglas Lee, the tentative date for this year’s Commencement weekend is Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, … Continue reading