What makes the right to vote so important?

The right to vote in America has been complicated since its inception. When voting was first established, it was typically white, male, land owners who voted. From there, it shifted to solely white males. As time has gone by, the majority of America is given the right to vote once you are 18 years old. … Continue reading

Why choose education

“Why did you choose education?” Seven Waynesburg University students were asked this question to gauge the reasons why higher education is appealing.  Ethan Mata “Because the career I want requires further education than high school,” Ethan Mata, a freshman nursing major, answered. Mata spoke about how he knew he wanted to work in the healthcare … Continue reading

Writers’ Strike is Over!

On May 2, 2023, Hollywood froze as the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) unanimously voted to go on strike against the major film and television companies for the first time since 2007. Some may recall the 2007-2008 writers’ strike which affected major film franchises like Transformers, James Bond, and other stand alone films that decided … Continue reading

Has streaming taken over cable?

Over the last couple of years, the way of watching entertainment has changed immensely as new ways to watch emerge all the time. Streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and so many more have been a main focus point of homes for their form of television, which brings up this question: Is cable … Continue reading

Controversy end to Daytona 500

With two laps to go in the Daytona 500, I watched intently as the number 24 car of William Byron was the leader. Shortly before Byron came to the finish line to make it one lap to go, a crash involving Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain occurred behind him. By the time NASCAR officials put … Continue reading

What is the value of learning a new language?

Despite  7,139 total languages in the world, according to the Linguistic Society of America, many people only know one. In a growing world that continues to develop new languages and cultures, it continues to become increasingly special and important to know how to speak different languages.  In today’s world, many people believe that learning a … Continue reading

Is honesty the best policy?

Throughout my entire life, there is one situation I have consistently feared getting into. This nightmare scenario begins with a couple I know, who have a newborn child, coming and asking me if I thought their baby was cute. What if the baby was not cute? What if the baby was ugly? What is the … Continue reading

The debate of participation trophies

Participation trophies are awarded to every player who participates in a game, a league or even a competition. The award itself is self-explanatory. This type of award has garnered some controversy over whether it should be given out to these children in developmental leagues. The people for the distribution of the award argue that every … Continue reading

The Impact of Dark Money on U.S. Elections

Throughout the 2020 United States election cycle, over $1 billion was injected into the country’s political system, according to a March 17, 2021 article titled “‘Dark money’ Topped $1 Billion in 2020, Largely Boosting Democrats” written by Anna Massoglia and Karl Evers-Hillstrom and published on March 17, 2021 for opensecrets.org. Over $514,000 of that money … Continue reading

The future of remote work

“What if my team becomes less productive?” This is the question being asked by most corporate leaders, according to this Microsoft Work-Trend-Index article, “Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong?” published September 22, 2022.  This question is at the root of corporate concerns with remote work. With COVID-19 long behind, the U.S. … Continue reading