When life gives you lemons

Do you know the saying, “If life gives you lemons … make lemonade?” Well, what if you don’t want to make lemonade? What if you rather enjoy pure pristine water? What if you want to avoid the lemons altogether? That’s how I felt about the direction my life was going my freshman year of college. … Continue reading

Is the news good or bad?

In recent years, the ways of consuming entertainment have changed drastically. We see more and more households cutting the cord on cable television to subscribe strictly to streaming services. Television news has taken an enormous hit, driving viewers to ask a ringing question… Is news still needed?  You might think, “Well, I don’t watch television … Continue reading

Dr. Lawrence Stratton remembers Chancellor Thyreen

Chancellor Timothy R. Thyreen was a passionate educator whose educational vision for an academic institution predicated upon the grace and truth of Jesus Christ was inspiring. Just as Old Testament Judean King Josiah rediscovered the scrolls and rebuilt Jerusalem, President Thyreen rebuilt Waynesburg University on its founding Christian mission.  The Stover Scholars cherished his annual … Continue reading

Consider reflecting before responding

As we ring in April, many are celebrating the beginning of the end – especially here on campus. The last few weeks of each academic year are a time of celebration, anxiety, relief and frustration. Seniors are preparing for what’s next, whether that be jobs, a gap year, grad school, or something entirely different. Underclassmen … Continue reading

Find your fit: searching for a job

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never work a day in your life,” famous author Mark Twain said. To build off of Twain’s point, I would add that you need to find the right fit and environment for yourself in that job. As May, and graduation, rolls around for many seniors like … Continue reading

Yet here I am

In class, we discuss the power of poetry—gilded words rippling through the world, forming a net under us, the fragile tightrope walkers, literary spells anchoring humanity in hope, hope of a moment, or in the swell of history, in the common heart that beats for us all. Yet, there he is: Volodymyr Zelensky, looking older … Continue reading

Gas prices aren’t historic … just yet

Whether we like it or not, gas prices are increasing every day and it is affecting everyone. It does not matter where you live, all of our wallets are being hit hard at the pump.  According to AAA, the national average cost per gallon as recorded on March 13 was $4.325. A few days earlier … Continue reading