Sierra Medina

Let Freedom Sting

I wrote this spoken word over the summer as the keynote address at The Bonner Foundation’s annual Summer Leadership Institute. The theme was Uncharted: Reimagining Your Work, and I wanted to share my encouragement to them with this campus community. I hope it speaks to you!   *** I am not a procrastinator. My capacity … Continue reading

‘My Child. My Choice’

Locals protest new mask PA mandate at the Greene County courthouse

A gathering of Greene County citizens smattered the front steps of the Greene County Courthouse the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 7 to protest the newly enacted mask mandate in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website,  “On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health signed an Order requiring face coverings to be … Continue reading

Business seniors sharing their grace and flexibility

Chairperson for the Business Administration Department and Professor of Marketing Gordon McClung believes that the senior class has taught the department, specifically the faculty, grace and flexibility.  “In my experience, the senior class was open to changes in delivery methods,” McClung said. “They were also understanding that their professors were also having to adapt to … Continue reading

Criminal Justice seniors adjust to pandemic challenges

“This group of seniors has really impressed me with their evolution over the past four years,” said Adam Jack, chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department at Waynesburg University.  Jack teaches a course that all criminal justice majors take as freshmen, as well as their senior capstone course. “It is really rewarding to … Continue reading

Make America Grate Again

Americans struggle to find common ground these days. But not with this. Over two-thirds of the population cannot digest a common household item—dairy.  The pandemic has made short-term health the forefront of conversations today. Yet, the long-term effects of agitated digestive systems wreak havoc on 68% of bodies worldwide, according to medlineplus.gov.  Those who are … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week in Greene County

March 14-20 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual event created to encourage everyone to learn more about healthcare safety. Cornerstone Care clinics, with an office at 501 W. High Street in Waynesburg, is partnering with The Institute for Healthcare this week. IHI is a nonprofit national and international organization focused on partnering with healthcare … Continue reading

Burned out is an understatement

You’re sitting at your desk, shoulders hunched, neck aching. The sound of an Outlook notification hitting your phone or laptop can be enough to send a shudder down your spine. It is for me. You crave sleep, which shouldn’t even feel like a luxury, but has become the most sought-after activity.  We’re experiencing the telltale … Continue reading

The filibuster: protecting or destroying democracy?

The Senate filibuster is currently up for debate.  The filibuster, which allows a congressperson the ability to delay and block debate and voting on a bill by any constructive means, is widely misunderstood regarding its historical and legislative effect.  President Biden’s stance remains largely status quo, getting him in trouble with civil rights groups.  “My … Continue reading

Q&A: How it feels to be the other

Waynesburg University Sociology Professor Abolade Ezekiel Olagoke has been in America for 27 years. He is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, Wheaton College, Northern University of Denver and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as an author of numerous publications regarding globalization, youth and religion, immigration and diasporic cultures.  Although his achievements are impressive, … Continue reading