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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Vol. 90 No. 5
New bulletin board replaces mass emails on campus
Jackets remain undefeated
By Ryan Legarsky
that students who were coming to the school and Staff Writer setting up their email The Department of accounts already had over Information Technology 100 emails about events has solved the problem of from the year before. The bulletin board Waynesburg University students receiving mass style set-up uses icons to separate the events. emails about events. Students previously There’s a picture of Sting received mass emails for sporting events, a Wayabout all campus – the nesburg “W” for general campus majority of events, a these emails went unread. Nothing’s per- Student Activity Tyler fect or done, but Board logo Schrock, for SAB designer of events and the new web we’re looking for layout, said it feedback...It’s still a a cross for Christian was a talking Life point at the work in progress. events. last few “Using meetings Tyler Schrock the icons with UniverBulletin Board Designer makes it sity Relaeasier for tions. The Information Tech- someone to find events,” nology department meets said Donna Posivak, direcwith University Relations tor of the Department of representatives on a week- Information Technology. “With the icons you ly basis to think up ideas can just see the category that help out the school. About a month ago, a from the icon and know if meeting spawned the idea you are interested or not.” Currently, the MyConfor a new bulletin board on the MyConnect home- nect page is just for students. page. The next step will be to “We needed a centralized place to post all the develop a system for faculevents instead of sending ty and staff, so they can the emails,” said Schrock. access the information. Even though there are “We decided as a group that we needed to change no set improvements for something to prevent the the students, Schrock encourages students to mass emails.” Schrock also said that leave feedback. “Nothing’s perfect or the idea took only a month from conception to done, but we’re looking for feedback. There is a completion. The mass email prob- feedback button on the lem came about when the IT department noticed See BULLETIN on A2
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Senior tight end Adam Moses catches his second touchdown pass in Saturday’s 21-14 victory over Grove City. With the victory, the Jackets improved to 4-0 in the PAC with only four games left. For more coverage see C1.
School spirit displayed at Homecoming Students, alumni celebrate at Waynesburg at game and events By Alfonso Ferrari Staff Writer Every year, Homecoming Week offers Waynesburg University students new ways to show off their school spirit. This past week, students took part in numerous activities for the 2012 Homecoming celebration. Activities included Waynesburg Idol, a pep rally, a
For more Homecoming coverage, see A4 5k race and the Homecoming football game. Homecoming week kicked off Monday with Cram the Van, Student Activities Board’s fundraiser for the Salvation Army. The fundraiser featured a van that stayed on campus all week and was filled with miscellaneous items, including toys, food and clothing to help
underprivileged families. There was also a faculty and staff baby photoguessing contest. Students were given baby photos of faculty and staff and had to guess who was who in the pictures. On Tuesday, Resident Life staff members competed against students in the annual Wiffleball game – the staff reigned victorious. A picnic pig roast took place Wednesday on Johnson Commons. Diners “pigged out” to music and posed in a photo booth when they finished their meal. “The food was excel-
lent,” said Jeff Champ. “I do believe that it should have been at dinner, but it was a good time.” Events picked back up on Friday at 8 p.m. with the annual pep rally, which took place at John F. Wiley Stadium. Fireworks pepped up the students before the big game on Saturday. While current students and faculty enjoyed the pep rally, alumni reconnected with former classmates and friends at a coffee bar in Johnson Commons. See EVENTS on A4
Cram the Van event provides food, clothes to Salvation Army By Alex Hinton Assignments and Op/Ed Editor While Homecoming week was packed with events to show Waynesburg University pride and bring alumni back to their alma mater, there was also an opportunity to help community members in need. Several members of the Student Activities Board held an event last week called Cram the Van, which challenged the student body to fill one of the university’s 12 passenger vans with clothes and
nonperishable food items to donate to Salvation Army. “It was perfect, because Corner Cupboard just announced that they were having a food shortage,” said Ashley Clark, a sophomore marketing major and Student Activities Board member. “The food [from Cram the Van] will go to the same people, but through a different organization,” said Jasmine Blackwell, junior secondary English education major and chairperson of festive events for Student Activities Board.
The students collected items for the event from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6 in the Stover Campus Center’s parking lot. For every five items someone donated, he or she received a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes. Any students who donated 20 or more items received a free Homecoming t-shirt. “I knew I wanted to plan something with service, but Ashley [Clark] came up with Cram the Van,” Blackwell said. According to Clark, See STUDENTS on A2
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Jasmine Blackwell and Nika Aneshuetz organize cans in the trunk of the 12 passenger van during the Cram the Van event. The van was full by the end of the week.
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Sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Daughtry excelling this season. See Page C1
Christy Ritter was selected as the Waynesburg Idol winner Friday after receiving a standing ovation for her performance of “Love on Top” by Beyonce.
A vigil was held Thursday in memory of the three teens who were killed in an accident.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Alumnae luncheon encourages women to embrace skills By Molly Winters Staff Writer
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University Chaplin Tom Ribar led the chapel service, alongside Reverend Don Wilson. The service was devoted to prayer and focused on the importance of worshiping in spirit and in truth.
Service focuses on importance of truth By Jordan Mitrik Staff Writer This past Tuesday’s chapel offered something a little different than usual. It was a different type of service, nonetheless a very special one. University Chaplin Tom Ribar and Reverend Wilson led the service and explained to the stu-
dents the importance of worshiping in spirit and truth. There was no guest speaker or alumni there to talk to the students; the service this past week was simply devoted to prayer. The beginning of the service allowed students to call on God and ask Him for peace, to help them put aside things that distract them and to
solely focus on Him. They were then given the opportunity to thank God for the blessings they enjoy by shouting them out for the rest of the room to hear and help give thanks. “In a world with anger, disappointments, hectic schedules and war, it is sometimes difficult to remember the blessings we have,” said
Reverend Wilson. The service also let students come together and pray as a community. Students were not only given time to confess their own individual sins, but also the sins of the community, nation, and the church. Everyone was called to pray together, listen to others’ needs, and call upon God as one.
Internship opportunities offered to students By CJ Filippi Staff Writer Waynesburg University Alumnus Bill Hanning offers business students internship opportunities while they are currently enrolled in school. Young Professionals in Energy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum of networking and career development in the global energy industry. It is an international organization with over 20,000 members worldwide. Hanning graduated from Waynesburg University in 2011 with a degree in marketing. He is currently working for Young Professionals in Energy as a financial advisor. The Young Professionals in Energy internship is a semester long, and can be completed at any time throughout the year. Even if students are
Students cram van Continued from Page A1 based Cram the Van on an annual fundraiser her high school held called Paint the Bus, as well as 96.1’s Stuff the Bus event. The students said events planning began this past summer. “Serving other people who don’t have the same opportunities as us is important,” Blackwell said. She said that Cram the
currently enrolled in classes, Hanning with work with Dr. Gordon McClung, chair of the Department of Business Administration, to help students engage in future opportunities for internships. Students will work with multiple companies throughout this internship. “Students are able to do this internship during the semester,” said Hanning. “We can do weekly Skype meetings in the computer lab in Hanna, which cuts down drive time for students as well as being able to focus on school.” Students can achieve their credit hours throughout the semester, and if their performance is great, then they will receive extra credit hours. There are many opportunities in the energy field that interested students can take if.
“Ten thousand baby boomers are retiring a day,” said Hanning. “There is a need for younger generations.” Several students have already shown interest in this internship. Junior finance major Alex Henry is exited about the opportunities it opens to him and others. “It’s amazing for an opportunity to come to you,” said Henry. “It’s a huge resume builder and it makes you stand out for job opportunities when you graduate.” Senior accounting major Carly Smithyman would also like to experience an energy management internship. Hanning said his job was hard but worth it. He makes his own schedule and is concerned about doing a good job for his clientele. “This job is teamwork,” Hanning said. “It’s a do it together job or it won’t be success-
Van tied in with the university’s mission of service and learning. “People were coming together as a whole school and not just individuals,” Blackwell said. Blackwell said that they chose the organization, Salvation Army because it provided the opportunity to donate both food and clothing. “We wanted to keep it in Greene County,” Clark said. “It’s important to know what’s going on so close to us and do something about it.” The students said they completely filled up the
trunk area of the van. During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s football game, the girls, along with sophomore Student Activities Board member Cara Petrone, unloaded the van full of collected items at the Salvation Army. “They [The Salvation Army] were really surprised at how much we had. I was really surprised, too,” Blackwell said. “A lot of people were [surprised],” Clark said. “One minute the van isn’t full, and the next minute you look and it’s
ful.” Hanning said working with McClung is great and having him as a part of this experience is a huge asset. Hanning and McClung are looking forward to the internship opportunity. Both hope to achieve success at Waynesburg before branching out to other universities. “McClung is a genius when it comes to this kind of stuff,” said Hanning. “He knows marketing inside and out.” “It’s nice for smaller schools like Waynesburg to be looked at rather than overlooked,” said Smithyman. With business students at Waynesburg University being the first to try this internship, it could spark further interest into an energy management class and possibly later on into a number of majors that are offered at Waynesburg.
Alumnae gathered around tables decorated with fall centerpieces on Friday, Sept. 28 to celebrate their accomplishments from Waynesburg University. The third alumnae annual luncheon was held at the Double Tree Hotel in Washington, Pa. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The morning consisted of professional networking and social opportunities with alumnae ranging from 23 to 80 years old. The keynote speaker at the event was alumna Stacey Brodak, who is Senior Director of Corporate Development at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Brodak graduated from Waynesburg College in 2007 with a Master of Business Administration degree. “I enjoyed talking to a group of professional, bright women, as I spend most of my time in a male dominated field,” said Brodak. Brodak works in the natural gas industry and before she landed her job there, she admits that she did not know much about natural gas. “At times it [my new career] felt daunting, but I knew I could learn the industry and then applied my knowledge with my intangible skills to excel in my role,” said Brodak.
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top of the page,” Schrock said. “It’s still a work in progress.” Students seem to be enjoying the change as well. Sophomore nursing major Justin McWilliams enjoys the new layout for MyConnect. “It’s much easier to keep track of the events taking place, and there’s no more of the emails,” said McWilliams. “The overall page also looks much cleaner.” packed.” Also on the homepage, According to Clark, under the usual “Quick some helpful donators Launch” section is a Twiteven brought plasticwrapped trays full of canned items to Cram the Van. “We had a lot of support from the Student Activities Board and Student Senate,” she said. “A lot of parents also brought items to the game since it was Homecoming.” The students were pleased with the amount of items they collected. “I want to say thank you to everyone that helped,” Blackwell said.
“I also embraced the benefits and skills I have as a woman – I used those attributes to make me better in my job.” The purpose of Brodak’s speech was to inform women that they can learn anything they want to learn, despite their hesitations. “As college graduates – we know we are capable of learning anything,” said Brodak. Among the many women who attended the luncheon was Jessica Baker. Baker is a graduate from the class of 2007 with a BS in Business Management and Marketing as well as an MBA with a concentration in leadership in 2008. Baker is a Community Advisor for EQT Corporation. “I found it endearing to see many different women at different stages of their career,” said Baker. This was Baker’s first alumni event, but she said she can see herself coming to more events in the future because the luncheon was so enjoyable. “It was so nice to see familiar faces and hear encouraging career stories of other women who have graduated from Waynesburg University,” said Baker. The luncheon let women of all ages connect because of the tie that holds them together: Waynesburg University.
ter feed. On the feed, all of the tweets from the Students Activities Board and the @WuActivites accounts are listed to give more feedback on what is going on around campus that day. Under the icons and listed events there is now an events calendar that shows what is going on that day at the university. Above the icons is the feedback bar that Schrock stressed was available. Since the board went live at the end of September, mass emails have become a thing of the past. Now, students can check the board daily for updates on what is going on around campus.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Speaker explores the Christian denominations under God By Erin Powell Staff Writer Dr. Steven Tuell, a professor at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, returned to Waynesburg University Monday night to speak to students and faculty in Alumni Hall. Tuell’s topic was “The Good Books.” He used the topic to further explore the “One God, Why So Many Denominations” theme. His main focus in his speech was about the varying viewpoints concerning the Christian faith. “It’s got to be a puzzle…for those looking front the outside,” Tuell said. “It’s (scripture) memory and memory is always messy.” George Malerbo, chair of the Student Activities Board Faith and Fellowship Committee, was a
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Dr. Steven Tuell, professor at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, spoke to students and faculty Monday. He focused on the varying viewpoints in faith. primary factor in bringing Tuell to campus. “He’s a very charismatic speaker and very passionate about what he was talking about,” said Malerbo, sophomore busi-
ness management major. “He’s funny, a very likeable guy and very down to earth.” Malerbo and other students decided to ask Tuell to come to campus after
they surveyed a number of students. When he and the rest of the Faith and Fellowship Committee were trying to come up with events for this year, they asked the
students for suggestions. “He was the speaker at the creation festival or something like that last year…a few students brought him up to me and that’s how I got his name,” Malerbo said. Malerbo and the rest of the committee were pleased with the decision to bring Tuell to campus. In the lecture, Tuell described the book of Genesis, saying that the first chapter tells of a God that is distant. Chapters two and three, however, describe a God that is “intimately involved in creation,” and walked among the first humans in the Garden. There in the first chapter of the Bible, are two different viewpoints of the same thing, Tuell said. Despite varying viewpoints, Tuell made the ultimate message clear. “Jesus is fully human.
Jesus is fully God. The Bible is not primarily about conveying facts,” Tuell said. “The Gospels were not a biography. They were primarily interested in the fundamental confession that Jesus is Christ. Out of that confession, is an invitation.” Tuell reassured students that, in the end, “God doesn’t let us go, He pursues us.” “One God, Why So Many Denominations?” is also the theme for this semester. Once a month, students and faculty gather to go to a different church and meet with the pastor/priest afterwards to learn about the different religions. The next “One God, Why So Many Denominations?” lecture will be held at St. Ann’s on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Reading, writing clinic offers tutoring in fall and spring By Brittany Semco Staff Writer The Department of Education’s Reading and Writing Clinic recently expanded to offer tutoring services in both the fall and spring semesters. Dr. Frances Boyd, associate professor of education, advocated the fact that the clinic needed to open up to the fall semester to help
increase the middle age demographic. “When I was in the interview process of being hired at Waynesburg University, Debra Clarke, the chair of the department, asked me if the clinic was something that I would be interested in heading up,” said Boyd. “I knew that it was definitely something that I wanted to do and then pushed for it to be
expanded.” The clinic is held on the third floor of Miller Hall every Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The clinic offers free tutoring in reading and writing to children from the community and gives education major experience. During the clinic, the time is divided into two sections. When participants first arrive, there is a
large group activity, and then a block of time is dedicated to direct tutoring and assistance. “Since we are still experimenting with the fall semester, we will be reexamining the days we picked to see if they are the best days,” Boyd said. Students who are studying Education at Waynesburg University are tutors in the clinic and are paired with chil-
dren in the age group and subject that they plan to teach in after they graduate. “With the mission of Waynesburg University, this is just an ideal thing to do to reach out to the community and provide a free service,” said Boyd. “It’s really very beneficial to the children who come, as well as to our students who get real world practice.” Boyd emphasizes the importance of the clinic and the continued need for support of the recent expansion. “We are still in the beginning, but usually once word catches on, it works,” Boyd said. “Right now we need to keep the clinic running, get the word out, and spread its services
and availability to the community of Waynesburg.” The impact the clinic has on the community goes beyond the fall and spring semesters. Last summer, the clinic offered a twoweek long reading and writing camp, which Boyd would also like to see grow. Boyd comments that Waynesburg University’s support with the expanded clinic is a fulfillment of its mission. “The school and the Education Department has been extremely supportive,” Boyd said. “No other place that I have worked at has been this supportive. Waynesburg University really puts its words into action and I appreciate that greatly.”
Homecoming rally and firework display ‘something special’ By Caitlin Mcnamara Staff Writer On Friday evening, students, faculty and alumni gathered together at John F. Wiley Stadium to watch the Homecoming pep rally and firework display. Following the women’s soccer game, the crowd watched the Waynesburg University cheerleaders lead by captain, junior Kylee Horvath. Hannah Bartzsch, a freshman nursing major loved it. Bartzsch said after the women’s soccer team lost, people remained and showed their support for them and for the school. “It felt great to be a part of something so special. This was the first time that I looked around and saw school spirit,”
said Bartzsch. “Even the members of the men’s soccer team painted their bodies in support for Waynesburg.” Bartzsch said she enjoyed the opportunity to sit and talk with friends while enjoying the show. Shortly after the cheerleaders were finished, the stadium lights were turned off while the crowd made cheerful noises while anticipating the fireworks. For the next few minutes, people starred at the illuminated sky in excitement and amusement. When the fireworks were finished the crowd applauded and slowly made their way out of the stadium, ending the homecoming pep rally and fireworks. See PEP on A4
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Homecoming 5K shows participants’ competitive nature By Olivia Latimer
Waynesburg University for Homecoming. “I am happy for the people supporting me, and passing it [the crown] to the next person,” said Young. “I am happy to be a graduate of Waynesburg University... I became a man here.” The crowning of the Homecoming king and queen took place during halftime. Jaclyn Colquhoun, a senior early childhood/special education major, was crowned
queen, and Brandon Karabinos, a senior athletic training major, was honored with the title “King.” “When I was talking with some of the alumni after the game, they were telling me many stories about Homecoming events in the past,” said Colquhoun. “After talking with them I had a better understanding that becoming Homecoming king and queen is an honor, but also an experience that will not be forgotten, no
until the drug tests come back, I’m pretty sure he’s ‘clean,’” Bush said. “I will have to train This past Saturday, Oct. 6th, the 16th annual harder for next year’s Homecoming 5K race.” After the race had conrun/walk was held as part of the scheduled home- cluded, an award ceremocoming weekend festivi- ny and raffle were held in the gymnasium. Awards ties. The race/walk was a were presented to the first fantastic success on all male and female of each sides. The weather was age group in both running not as pleasant as hoped, and walking categories. Photo by Allyson Wernert but for most First prize for all runners, the We couldn’t around first weather male and was ideal. have asked for a female runThe race and started at better day. The team ners walkers 8:30 AM as regardless of scheduled. ran great, top to age groups As far as the bottom. consisted of performhandmade ance by the Chris Hardie and painted cross counCross Country Head Coach vases by try team, New GeneHead Coach Chris Hardie said he was va Stoneware. Prizes for the runners quite satisfied with the went to sophomore John results. “We couldn’t have Allison with a time of asked for a better day. The 17:33, which tied the team ran great, top to bot- course record and freshman Meagan Ferrick with tom,” Hardie said. “The women ran very a time 20:34. Both winners are memstrong and the men put up bers of the Waynesburg a great competition.” Hardie said that he Cross Country team. “I plan to use it [the believes this to be the Photo by Chelsea Shaffer largest field that the event vase] as a candy jar,” Allihas had in its 16-year his- son said. The two winners for tory. Typically around 75 to the walking category were 100 people would include junior athletic training themselves in this event. major Tyler Yankulic with This year, however, more a time of 46:34 and Waythan 125 five people were nesburg University Alumpre-registered alone. The na Michelle Naymick total number of partici- with a time of 38:20. Other first and second pants after walk-ups came place prizes for each four to 178. About 20 of the partici- year age group consisted pants were walkers, the of Waynesburg T-shirts rest were all runners. and Waynesburg drawPhoto by Angela Wadding Many met their goals, string bags. however some couldn’t say as much. Dr. James Bush professor of mathematics, computer science and physics was not as successful as he had hoped to be. Bush and Dr. Bryan Hamilton, professor of biology, environmental science and athletic trainPhoto by Allyson Wernert ing had elected to make this year’s race a friendly competition. “Dr. Hamilton ran a matter how many great race and beat me years you’ve been away again this year. Although from Waynesburg Univer- the results aren’t official sity.” Karabinos and Colquhoun succeeded Jeff Young and Reba Perry. For Pat Bristor, associate Dean of Students, Homecoming is a lot of hard work. “I do not necessarily like the game as much as the festivities during the game,” said Bristor. “The tradition and camaraderie are my favorite part.”
went. “I was excited to be with my friends and watch the fireworks,” said Smith. “The fireworks just made the night so much better. It was a great day and really showed Waynesburg’s pride.”
The pep rally was a successful way to kick off the thrill of homecoming weekend. This event set the tone for all other campus activities that went on. It created a great sense of community here at Waynesburg.
Students got the chance to meet with others and really had the opportunity to get involved in the college experience. This past weekend was a great experience for students, faculty and alumni alike.
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(Top) On Saturday, Waynesburg University students, faculty and alumni celebrated Homecoming at the football game. (Above) The Lamplighters performed the National Anthem before the game began. (Top Right) Seniors Jaclyn Colquhoun and Brandon Karabinos were crowned Homecoming king and queen during halftime. (Bottom Right) Fuzzy Randolf, museum curator, and Heidi Szuminsky, director of Alumni Relations, pose with Sting in Johnson Commons as part of the Homecoming Festivities. (Below) Last year’s Homecoming king and queen, Jeff Young and Reba Perry came back to Waynesburg to crown their successors. Senior members of the Homecoming court wait anxiously for the winner to be announced.
Events held all weekend Continued from A1 “Catching up with old friends, teammates and coaches is what Homecoming means to me,” said Jeff Young, a Waynesburg University alum. Young, who graduated in 2012, was last year’s Homecoming king. He said he was glad to be able to come back to
Pep rally takes place Continued from A3 Emily Smith, another freshman nursing major said she was pleased she
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
A night to remember the lost
51-unit apartment building proposed By Lucas Diethorn News Editor The Waynesburg Borough Council held its monthly meeting last Monday. The main initiative of the meeting was to discuss the Partnership for Income Restricted Housing Leadership plan. PIRHL is a company whose mission is to thoughtfully address the acute need and growing demand for affordable housing in America through the development, construction and ownership of high quality, single-family and multifamily homes. PIRHL proposed the building of a 51-unit senior apartment building on High Street. David Burg, a co-founder of PIRHL represented the company at the meeting. “We like the spot on East and High [streets] because it is a gateway into the city,” Burg said. “This type of housing is for seniors who are on fixed income.” Burg defined seniors as age 62 or older. “We envision that this will be a service enhanced environment. We also have been working with the university,” said Burg. “It takes a village to pull something like this off; in this case it takes a borough.” The council is discussing a donation of $10,000 when the project is under roof a year for five consecutive years, given that the project is approved. The money donated to the PIRHL project by the borough will not come
Friends, family members and loved ones of Cullin Frazer, Benjamin Hardy and Byron Kerr gathered in the Save-a-lot parking lot last Thursday evening to remember the three teens, who were killed in an accident on Interstate last Wednesday. The event consisted of music, a slide show, lighting candles and releasing balloons with personalized messages to the three victims written on them.
Vigil held to remember crash victims shifts to celebration By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor Hundreds of people gathered in the Save-alot parking lot of the Wide Water Commons on Sugar Run Rd. Thursday evening to mourn three local teens who were tragically killed in an accident on Interstate-79 the previous day. According to state police, the crash occurred after the sport utility vehicle driven by Cullin Frazer, 18, of Waynesburg crossed the median and collided with a truck and then a motorcycle. Two passengers, Benjamin Hardy, 18, also of Waynesburg
and Byron Kerr, 18, of Carmichaels were killed in the crash and three other passengers, Justin Cillogly, 16; and Justin Lilley, from Waynesburg, and Thomas Miller, 16; from Jefferson, sustained minor injuries, police said. A motorcyclist, Michael Cohen, of Oshawa, Ontario, was also pronounced dead at the scene. Cohen’s passenger, Sandra Cohen, also of Oshawa, suffered moderate injuries. But what started out as a vigil to mourn the loss of the three boys who died evolved into a celebration of the victims’ lives. The event was coordi-
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nated by Heidi Christopher of Waynesburg, who said that she wanted to give the friends and families of the victims a chance to come together
in one place and remember their loved ones. “It seems like each year that passes, we lose another young person,” Christopher said. “I
never realized until now just how many we’ve lost in the past few years.” Christopher said See VIGIL on B4
Domestic violence month, healthcare highlighted By Katherine Mansfield Editorial Assistant
Greene County’s commissioners and interested community members gathered last Thursday in the Greene County Office Building to approve several community issues. County commissioners Pam Snyder, Archie Trader and Chuck Morris; and Chief Clerk Jeff Marshall, hold the ComSee BOROUGH on B4 missioners public meetings on
the first and third Thursday of every month. At agenda meetings held the Wednesday before the public meetings, the commissioners and Greene County residents convene to discuss issues to be voted upon Thursday morning. Among the issues voted on Oct. 4 were Healthcare Quality Week and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pam Snyder, chair of the Board of Commissioners,
motioned to designate the week of Oct. 14-20 Healthcare Quality Week in honor of the healthcare professionals who work tirelessly to provide Greene County residents with quality care. “We have one medical facility, one hospital in this city,” said Snyder. “It’s very important that we acknowledge what those folks do every day.” Marie Gillispie, a registered nurse who represented the
Waynesburg Southwest Regional Medical Center at the meeting, was excited to have the center’s efforts recognized. The Center is the only hospital in the county and provides residents with services including behavioral health services, neurology and emergency care, physical and occupational therapies and seasonal initiatives, like the administration of flu See HOT TOPICS on B4
Despite low turnout, 5th annual Greene Scenes Road Rally raises $3,700 By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor Despite low turnout, Rally raises $3,700 Cars lined the roads of the Greene County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the fifth annual Greene Scene Road Rally. According to Shelly Brown, editor of the Greene Saver and coordinator of the rally, the Greene County Saver holds the event each year so people can see the “Greene Scenes,” or beautiful areas of the county. “The Road Rally is a great way to see the
Greene Scenes – that’s why we picked this time of year to hold it,” Brown said. “It’s the best time of year to see the county. With all the leaves changing, it’s such a beautiful time to see what Greene County has to offer. It’s just a wonderful way to have fun and raise funds for a good cause.” The proceeds from this year’s rally totaled more than $3,700 and will go to the Greene County Historical Society and the Jose Del Rio Scholarship fund. Registration for the rally started at 2
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A total of 36 cars registered for the 5th annual Greene Scenes Road Rally held by the Green Saver. Proceeds from the event went to the Greene County Historical Society and the Jose Del Rio Scholarship Fund. p.m., and charged $30 per driver and $10 per passenger. A grand
total of 36 cars signed up this year, a number which Brown says is
surprisingly low. “It’s the lowest number of cars we’ve ever
had,” she said. “UsualSee RALLY on B4
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Make a difference Eliminate distractions when driving Greene County organizations need assistance This Saturday, students of Waynesburg will travel to Pittsburgh to volunteer at World Vision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that helps those in need domestically, as well as around the world. World Vision works in over 100 countries and provides emergency aid to those who need it most. World Vision is a great organization, but that is not the highlight of this editorial. Read the first sentence again. College students that worked all week to prepare for midterms and other projects are giving up their personal time on a Saturday afternoon to volunteer. Looking at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 44.2 percent of people aged 16-24 volunteer their time. Men are even less likely to volunteer, only making up 19.6 percent. The big question though is why don’t we volunteer more? Is it because we’re too busy? Is it cause we’re too tired? Is it cause we don’t feel like it? Each person may have a different excuse, but think of all the times volunteers have made an impact in your life. Librarians at public libraries, religious teachers or maybe even a parent that rushed home after work to help out with their child’s athletic team. Waynesburg University offers students many places to volunteer. Students travel to Pittsburgh to help out with a variety of non-profit organizations, such as the Pittsburgh Project and World Vision. Other organizations around Greene County are always in need of help as well. St. Ann’s Parish on High Street runs a soup kitchen every Tuesday evening. Ask around campus and you will find a person that volunteers around the community more times than not. So get out there and help give back to the community.
Put an end to obesity Obesity leads to many illnesses and deaths Let’s be honest, obesity is one of the biggest problems in America today. According to the Surgeon General, two out of every three people are obese and one out of every eight die from an illness that is directly caused by obesity every year. Whether it’s due to laziness or metabolism issues, the problem keeps growing and nobody is being held responsible for their own bodies anymore. You don’t have to eat salad every day for the rest of your life. You don’t have to spend hours upon hours in the gym trying to burn those extra calories. It’s really simple: take a few minutes every day and go for a run, a light jog, a walk or anything that involves moving via your feet. According to livestrong.com, all you need to do is get an average of two and a half hours a week. If you meet that requirement while maintaining a balanced diet, you can lose weight in a few weeks. If you run at a light jog for 30 miles per week, you can lose up to one pound per week. It takes an average of 24 minutes a day to run three of those miles. If you add that with the amount you walk per day you can lose some poundage in no time. You don’t need money for a treadmill – just some shoes and an old pair of clothes and you’re set. So instead of changing the economy let’s change ourselves first.
“What if,” it is a question that we all catch ourselves asking at one time or another in our lives. This week many members of the Greene County community have been asking themselves this same question, including myself. I catch myself thinking “what if he wouldn’t have noticed his phone going off?” “What if the message was sent seconds later?” “What if the crash didn’t happen?” The world lost four souls this past week, all
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because of a text message. Who knows what it said, maybe it was “hey what’s up,” or “where r u?” But does it really matter? The only fact that matters is that four people are dead. I heard the news after a long day at college. I had gotten home late and planned on
Mental health day: Respect others The month of October is full of holidays. Just in case you missed the slew of Facebook statuses complaining about not having the day off, Monday was Columbus Day. Halloween is in a few short weeks. Leif Erikson Day was on Tuesday this week, and this Sunday is National Dessert Day (prepare
walking straight to my room and going to bed, but when I got home my father informed me that a crash had taken place on interstate 79. I turned on my TV, and their four faces were all over the news; faces that I recognized. When I realized I knew these boys, it truly didn’t hit me until I turned off the TV. They were gone. I caught myself becoming angry. All this happened because of one text message? I just couldn’t fathom it.
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yourselves accordingly). But yesterday, Oct. 10, marked a national holiday that might just be a little more important than taking an extra scoop of ice cream: World Mental Health Day. The whole purpose of the holiday is to raise public awareness about mental health issues, and with the number of diagnoses on the rise, it’s more important now than ever. The statistics are pretty surprising.
It made me realize how many times I have done the same thing. Who hasn’t taken a quick look at their phone while driving? It is such a common act, but isn’t that scary? We could have the same fate. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. The government should enforce a law that prohibits usage of a phone while driving. According to the distraction.gov website, text messaging creates a See REMEMBER on B3
According to the World Health Organization, more than 350 people of all ages are affected by depression. More than 450 million suffer from some form of mental disorder. Roughly one in every four Americans is diagnosed with a mental disorder every year and the vast majority is a part of the same demographic as most of you reading this: 18-to-25-years-old. The theme of World Mental Health Day this year was “Depression: A Global Crisis.” Researchers are calling it an epidemic. See UNDERSTAND on B3
Can’t stomach dangerously ‘trendy’ drinks Just how much is society willing to risk to keep up with the latest trend? This question often arises when strange ideas gain popularity. A young British woman’s recent catastrophe with a new alcohol craze is currently the topic of much debate. Last week, 18-yearold Gaby Scanlan fell victim to an eye-catching drink. Scanlan was celebrating her birthday at a win bar in Northern
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England when she drank a cocktail made with Jagermeister and liquid nitrogen. According to several news sources, Scanlan became breathless and experienced severe stomach pain shortly after drinking the cocktail. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she immediately had
her stomach surgically removed. That’s right: not pumped, removed. According to ABC News, Scanlan was in serious but stable condition as of the beginning of this week. Had she not undergone the gastrectomy, Scanlan would have likely lost her life. That’s pretty terrifying. Many of us have seen liquid nitrogen used in science classes. In some cases, it’s used to flash-freeze food. But if used improperly – which evidently is
the case at the bar where Scanlan was served – it can be dangerous and even deadly. There are plenty of reports of people losing frost-bitten limbs after dipping them in the 321 degrees Fahrenheit liquid. Some may criticize Scanlan for consuming the drink. Maybe they believe that she is at fault for drinking a dangerous substance. But I think those who allowed such See TRENDS on B3
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Remember the lives lost Continued from B2
Don’t use an ax to cut the budget With the presidential election and their own campaigns commanding the attention of most members of Congress, it's good news that some are working on avoiding the crippling automatic budget cuts set to occur with the new year if they don't act. Some candidates are reminding voters that sequestration will kick in on Dec. 31 since Congress missed last year's deadline to cut $1.2 trillion from the budget. Of course, references to the looming spending cuts are typically accompanied by accusations that it's the other party's fault that the country is in such a pickle. Actually, this is one issue where bipartisanship was evident. Democrats and Republicans pooled enough votes to pass the 2011 Budget Control Act. It set into motion the current countdown toward
across-the-board spending cuts as the incentive to get Congress to intervene before the meat cleaver strikes. The incentive seems to be working, though one wishes it were with more urgency. Senate leaders are reported to be nearing agreement on a plan that would reduce the federal deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years, mostly by overhauling the tax code, but also including savings in Medicare and Social Security as well as cuts to other federal programs. It's a given that nothing will be approved before the presidential election. That outcome and the congressional elections will determine which side has the clout to get more of what it wants out of the deal. If the Republicans retain their hold on the House, any idea that can be labeled a tax increase is
likely doomed. Without a deal, programs dear to both Democratic and Republican constituencies will suffer. Hawkish Republicans have been blaming Democrats for the automatic cuts, which could rip $7 billion from the Army and $4 billion from the Navy next year. Under the draconian terms of that legislation, military and most domestic programs would see their budgets cut severely. Social welfare programs would see as much as a 10 percent reduction in funding. A 2 percent cut in Medicare would mean $5.8 billion less in payments to hospitals next year. The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter to Congress reminding it that the automatic spending cuts will have a devastating impact on America's cities if they occur, decreasing workforce earnings by $109
billion and costing more than two million jobs in the first year. The mayors further contended that more, not less, spending needs to occur to relieve congestion, make American ports more competitive, improve education, promote science and technology, seek energy independence, and address climate change. They're right. Good investments will make the nation stronger. But strength also requires a significant and continual reduction of the country's massive deficit. Politics must be put aside to implement a reasonable, balanced approach to deficit reduction that won't make the country weaker by cutting muscle along with the fat. ___
This editorial originally appeared in The Philadelphia Enquirer.
This Week in History By Katherine Mansfield Oct. 8, 1871
Oct. 9, 1992
Legend has it that the Great Chicago Fire began when a cow kicked over a lantern in Patrick and Catherine O’Leary’s barn. Whether the legend is true matters not; what does matter is that the blaze destroyed over 10,000 buildings and resulted in nearly 3000 deaths. Miraculously, Chicago’s water and sewage systems, and most of the Windy City’s infrastructure, remained intact.
Trends are harmful Continued from B2 drinks to be sold are at fault. Why is it even legal to serve drinks that could explode inside stomachs? The alcohol industry is so concerned with impressing consumers that at times safety is completely compromised. The whole point of the drink was to emit vapor and mist. Sure, that might look pretty cool, but
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The fire is one of the worst recorded fires in history.
It wasn’t a thunderstorm that startled 18-year-old Michelle Knapp during a relaxing evening. It was the football-shaped meteor crashing into Knapp’s 1980 Chevy Malibu. The Knapp meteor was only the third meteor in recorded history to crash into a vehicle – the car was sold for $10,000 to Lang’s Fossils and Meteorites in Cranford, NJ. The 28-pound Knapp meteor was sold to collectors and museums.
not cool enough to risk lives. "Anything that is the least bit hazardous does not belong in the bar," said Ray Foley, editor of Bartending Magazine, in an interview with ABC News. "People are getting out of hand with these products to show off and not take care of their clients. This nitrogen cocktail – it's ridiculous." I agree completely. Alcohol is dangerous enough on its own when consumers aren’t careful. I’m not going to say alcohol should be banned; I don’t
President Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his continued peacemaking efforts, his dedication to the advancement of human rights and his involvement with Habitat for Humanity. One of Carter’s key achievements was his 1978 mediation of peace talks between Israel and Egypt. After his presidency, Carter and his wife Rosalynn established the Carter Center and worked to raise awareness of homelessness and improve economic growth in third world countries.
believe that. But it’s just plain stupid to add a substance that, according to medical professionals, may cause “frostbite-like burns” to the upper airway, throat and stomach if consumed in its liquid form. Some people, especially those that specialize in mixing drinks, don’t see the issue. "It's mesmerizing," Dave Arnold, partner in charge of cocktails at Booker and Dax Bar in New York City, told ABC. "It's like so many things in life. If it is
used improperly, there are hazards. A deepfryer also has dangers when people are using it without training." Whatever the case may be, dangerous techniques that require extensive training probably shouldn’t be part of the typical bartender’s job description. Don’t get me wrong; I’m sure there are plenty of chefs and bartenders who have made fancy concoctions without hospitalizing their customers. So, to each his own, but I’ll just leave liquid nitrogen to the scientists.
crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. The website also stated that sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent – at 55 mph – of driving the length of an entire football field, blind and that 40 percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. I am one of those people who really doesn’t believe too much she hears, but these statistics I believe. I have been in a car plenty of times with a friend who brought out their cell phone. I never thought twice about it, but now after this week, things have changed. This is a real problem.
Understand differences Continued from B2 Within college kids alone, the number of students being treated for depression has risen 10 percent in the last 10 years. But there are so many people who aren’t receiving treatment. It’s estimated that over one million people commit suicide every year, with “a large proportion having experienced depression.” So why aren’t they getting help? The WHO suggests that some people refuse to seek out treatment due to the certain stigma people have regarding mental disorders. They view mental disorders as a disgrace; something to be ashamed of. But you’ve seen the statistics – why are people so afraid to admit they’re one of the hundreds of millions of people dealing with the same thing? This is something that needs to change. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder last year. Worrying was something I struggled with since I was a kid, and I’m a veteran of panic attacks. Thanks to some serious lifestyle changes,
Our government needs to do something, or we do. Driving alone is a really dangerous activity that we participate in every day even without adding a phone into the mix. We need to realize that even though we are young, we are not invincible. Is it so hard to put the phone away for thirty minutes, or even pull over to check instead of driving? I know that right now the event is all fresh in our minds and we might change our ways for maybe a week or two, but the human mind forgets very quickly. Within two months I am sure a many of us will be back to our old ways, but I ask for us to try not to forget. Every time that phone goes off and you are about to pull it out of your pocket; remember those lives that were ruined; remember those familiar faces in the news. My challenge to you is to remember and then to act.
I’ve got it under control. But even though it’s not something I struggle with as much anymore, it’s not something that I have a hard time admitting. Usually I’ll joke about that one time when I had a nervous breakdown and locked myself in my closet. And you know what I realized? Most of the time I get the same response: “I know exactly how you feel.” The numbers don’t lie. Chances are you know somebody with a mental disorder. Some of you reading this might be one of those people. And that’s completely okay. If you missed World Mental Health Day, that’s okay, too. There shouldn’t be just one day out of the year where we make an effort to treat and understand these disorders – we should strive to do that every day. It’s time to eliminate the stigma and reach out to the people that need it. So take a second and think before you pass judgment on something or someone that you might not understand; you never know what they’re going through. It’s like the good old golden rule. Wouldn’t you want someone to do the same for you?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Church caretaker donates findings from old Senior Center By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor During a dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesburg on Tuesday evening, church Caretaker Mark McCullough displayed his findings from the now-demolished Waynesburg Senior Center. The building was torn down earlier this year to make room for a parking lot across the street from the church. McCullough found several “artifacts” – tiny reminders of the historical community center – both before and after the building had been torn down, and, along with
Plans made for building Continued from B1 from tax money; instead, will come from the parking funds and the revenue the borough receives from the Marcellus Shale company. The council said that this will be a long process – dirt will likely not be broken until
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Mark McCullough, caretaker of the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesburg, donates his findings from the rubble of the old Senior Center to Tina Raber. James “Fuzzy” Randolph, donated them to the Waynesburg Com-
munity Center. “Aside from the bell, all of it was found more
or less by chance,” McCullough said. “I just happened to
2014. The other main topic of discussion at the council meeting was from Chief Timothy M. Hawfield’s police report. He announced and proposed the hiring of a new police officer for the borough, Marcus Sims, a 24 year old Waynesburg resident who graduated from West Greene High School. The council approved the hiring after Hawfield completes the back-
ground check on Sims. Sims will likely be hired to replace Cody Spangler, who will work for the state police department. During the police report, Patrick Haught brought to attention the fact of drivers speeding through town in the early hours of the morning. “If anybody comes through town at 6 a.m., there are a lot of guys speeding through here,”
Haught said. “There are many times that guys run red lights.” “It’s a racetrack’” agreed Council President Charles Berryhill. Haught said that the main concern is the paper boys delivering paper at that time of the morning, because their safety is at risk. Chief Hawfield said that they will put a patrol out on the main roads during that time to help aid the situation.
Rally raises funds Continued from B1 ly we have as many as 65 or 70 cars sign up.” According to GreeneSaver.com, the rally begins with the “Course Master” choosing a scenic route in advance, with several interesting sites along the way to serve as “on course checks.” They then prescribe exact driving directions complete with progressive tripometer readings. In other words, the rally consists of a scenic drive with a passenger or navigator to read the directions and keep the driver on course with clues relating to signs and sites to see along the way. The road rally course is timed in advance with several trial runs at safe and legal speed limits and then averaged to determine the target time it should take to drive the course. Scores are based on how close drivers come to the target time,
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Participants in this year’s Road Rally were assigned to one of two courses that ran opposite each other throughout the scenic back roads of Greene County. along with bonus points for finding the answers to site-specific questions from clues provided. Brown said the rally tends to have two courses each year. These courses run opposite each other to keep traffic from becoming too backed up. After the rally, an after party was held at the Pennsylvania
National Guard Armory. Live music was performed by the “2 thumbs up band,” food and drinks were provided and door prizes, a silent auction and various raffles were held during the party, along with the announcing of the rally winners. This year’s first place winners were Grant and Lynn Zalar and Kirsten Garber.
The team received a certificate and $300. In second place were Melody and Brian Longstreth, who received a prize package containing over $200 worth of CDs and DVDs from WANB Radio. Rounding out the top three finishers were Bob and Mary Ann Dispenza who received a third place prize of $120 in assorted gift cards.
walk by and found it lying on the ground. I just wanted to give a little something back to the seniors who spent their time in the old building.” Among the items donated were a portion of cornice that has a piece taken out of it by the backhoe, a picture frame made of the oak trim from various locations around the building with a picture of the senior center and the bell that hung above the front door, and two glass necklace pendants that were gifts from Randolph. McCullough presented these findings to the gathered audience.
“These pendants were made by Fuzzy out of shards of glass from some of the windows in the old building,” he said. “I have one for Tina [Raber] and June [Gilbert].” McCullough wasn’t the only one lucky enough to find items just laying around, he said. “Fuzzy got some porcelain tile off of the chimneys that were in there. I’m pretty sure he got some books that were over there before they tore it down,” McCullough said. “He was over there more often than I was, so I’m sure he got a lot more than I did.”
Vigil turns to celebration
ished performing, Nicole Conaway stood up and read a poem she had written for Hardy and Kerr. As darkness fell, here and there, candles began to light. Soon, almost every hand was holding a candle. Some were even set around the donation bucket that was placed in front of the refreshment table. Throughout the evening, balloons that had been brought by those in attendance were inflated, passed around and signed with the names of the victims and a personal message from their loved ones. Christopher herself carried around a large bundle of balloons tied together, as well as a basket of sharpies for anyone who wanted to send their fallen friends one final message. As the hour drew near, a silence slowly settled on the crowd. Then, as the clock struck eight, the balloons were released, free to make their way skyward.
Continued from B1 that after she posted a request on Facebook for those who planned on attending to bring balloons and candles, others chimed in to ask for any photographs that could be included in a slideshow. From there, the event that began as a simple vigil by candlelight became a fullblown community gathering. Friends, family and classmates were invited to bring CDs of the victim’s favorite songs. Brian Bennett and Jackson Gardner played guitar and sang a few songs that they said reminded them of their lost classmates. Gardner thanked the crowd for coming. “This is so great. I know Cullin, Ben and Byron are looking down on all this and smiling,” Gardner said. Once the duo had fin-
Hot topics discussed Continued from B1 shots. “We are committed to providing quality healthcare to all citizens in Greene County,” said Gillispie. Snyder said that Quality Healthcare Week is a national initiative, but she was happy to localize it. “We’re always glad to thank people for their hard work and their
efforts.” The commissioners also officially proclaimed October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Cheryl McCready, coordinator of the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s satellite office, represented the organization at the meeting. She was thrilled to have the county formally acknowledge the organization’s efforts to spread awareness about domestic violence. “We want to stop the cycle of domestic violence,” said McCready, after the motion was seconded. “It’s not OK to hurt someone you love, and victims should know that they have support and that help is available.” The next agenda meeting will be held Oct. 17 on the first floor of the County Office Building. Snyder said that October is a busy month, so there will be plenty of things to discuss. The next Public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012 YELLOW JACKETS - 2, BEARCATS -1 (OT)
Twenty Men’s soccer comes from behind to earn win years of Sneed’s OT nets tradition goal Jackets win Nick Farrell
By Eric Bost
Assistant Sports Editor
The Waynesburg University men’s soccer team was only seconds away from dropping a second straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference game as they took on the Saint Vincent Bearcats in
The sign of the Zoltan became a symbol of success in the city of Pittsburgh seemingly overnight. Taken from the movie “Dude, Where’s My Car?” the “Z” sign was used by the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate extra-base hits and RBI during their hot streak in the summer months. Fans, too, began sporting the sign of the Zoltan on t-shirts, flags and other merchandise. The Zoltan hands gave the entire city of Pittsburgh something to cheer about for a change. Normally in summers past, the Pirates have been nothing but a laughingstock. This year, things were supposed to be different. Like all other Pirates sayings and signs of the past two decades, though, the Zoltan eventually faltered, and a 20th offseason of certain disappointment and ridicule ensued. After the most catastrophic regular season meltdown in recent Pirates history, the Buccos clinched their 20th consecutive losing season on Sept. 30 at PNC Park against the Cincinnati Reds. Two nights prior, the Reds opened a three game set with Pittsburgh, dealing the Pirates loss No. 81 when Homer Bailey tossed the 15th no-hitter in Reds’ history. The Pirates found a way to continue their tradition of terribleness and built on their repulsive record of consecutive losing seasons after standing 16 games over .500 on Aug. 1. Since falling to the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the NLCS on Oct. 14, 1992, the Pirates have fallen short of the .500 mark in each successive season. Three years ago, the Pirates became the first MLB team to record 18 consecutive losing seasons and have since increased that total to 20 years. (On the bright side, though, Pittsburgh finished tied for its best record during this 20 year playoff deprivation. In 1997, the Pirates also finished 79-83 under the guidance of manager Gene Lamont.) During the Pirates’ peak in July and August, Andrew McCutchen played the best baseball of his young career, batting in the ballpark of .380 through the first four See LOSERS on C3
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Cody Lemke looks for a teammate in a recent game. Lemke scored and recorded an assist in Tuesday’s win. Latrobe, Pa. on Tuesday.
Both teams were look-
ing to wrap up their first PAC win. The Bearcats had the advantage after they took a 1-0 lead midway through the second half. That’s when Cody Lemke decided to put the team on his back. With 54 seconds remaining in the game, Lemke put the ball past the opposing goaltender, Clemente Mejia, sending the game into overtime. “Once we saw there were two minutes left, it
got a little frantic,” said Lemke. “Once the goal was scored, it let us relax a little more. We just kept our heads up and showed our heart.” The Jackets carried the late-game momentum into the extra period, outshooting the Bearcats 4-2. Starting goaltender Brandon Daughtry said he noticed a change in the team after the late goal had tied the match. See LATE on C2
YELLOW JACKETS - 21, WOLVERINES - 14
Win Jackets swarm Wolverines streak Defensive pressure disrupts Grove City at three By Nick Farrell
Women’s tennis defeats Thiel to improve record
Assistant Sports Editor Even with their starting quarterback lining up as a wide receiver due to an arm injury, Waynesburg outlasted Presidents’ Athletic Conference foe Grove City on Homecoming. Sophomore Carter Hill recorded his first start in Waynesburg orange in place of senior Tyler Fatigante, who didn’t make any throws due to tendentious in his throwing arm. Though the Jackets had two quarterbacks on the field for parts of the game, it was a third thrower that passed for the eventual game-winning score. Senior running back Dominic Moore connected with senior tight end Adam Moses on a halfback pass late in third
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The men’s cross country team has put a big emphasis on teamwork this fall. “Pack running does help more with cross country,” said sophomore John Allison. “If someone falls behind we can get them to get the confidence on catching back up to the pack.” Pack running is when a team works to stay together for a couple miles and then finishes close together in the end. During the Bethany College Invitational, the Jackets only left a 48 second gap between the first and fifth runners. “Pack running is vital to this team’s success,” said head coach Chris Hardie. “The coaching staff has stressed confidence all season, and what we have found is that our pack running helps the team relax and stay more confident in their pacing throughout the race.” This team is full of confidence since they began utilizing a pack running system. “In the past we never had a group strategy,” said sophomore Brandon Dugan. “Before it was a front-runner’s strategy.”
After losing five consecutive matches through Oct. 2, the Waynesburg University women’s tennis team has now won three straight matches. The latest victims to fall to the Yellow Jackets were the Thiel Tomcats, who were defeated by a score of 8-1. “We really needed this win,” said sophomore Ellen Limback. “Our goal right now is to be at .500 by the time the season ends. We didn’t even come close to that last year.” Last year, Waynesburg only won three matches the entire year. This year, the Jackets are currently 57 with three matches left to play. The winning streak started last Friday, as the Jackets took care of nonconference opponent PittGreensburg by a score of 72. “The two matches we lost we could have won,” said head coach Ron Christman. “Very few times do we get blown off the court. When we lose, it’s our own mistakes that hurt us.” One of the things Christman has stressed all year is confidence. “Some players go through slumps,” Christman said. “We’re trying to work on building their confidence back up to stop those slumps.” One player that has turned her game around is freshman Sarah Reyes. Reyes hasn’t lost a singles set in the past three matches. “Sarah has really worked on her foot
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Brandon Fedorka (55), Chuck Thomas (middle) and Matt Krause sack Grove City quarterback Brian Pell during Waynesburg’s 21-14 victory on Saturday. quarter en route to a 21-14 Waynesburg win, keeping an unbeaten season alive. Moore, a former quarterback at Beth-Center High School, caught the Grove City defense off guard with the trick play. “We practice that play
every week and guys wanted to go with it, so we did,” said head coach Rick Shepas. The Yellow Jackets improved to 6-0 (4-0 PAC) with the victory, while the Wolverines fell to 3-3 overall (2-2 PAC).
Waynesburg came into the conference contest shorthanded, lacking Fatigante’s throwing arm and also starting cornerback LaVance Turnage, Jr. Hill started at quarterback and See FOOTBALL on C4
New running style bringing success Men’s XC team having best season in recent years By Nadine Leishman Sports Writer
Brandon Dugan Photos by Katherine Mansfield,
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Daughtry’s decision to play soccer the right one
ing soccer.” Now a sophomore in college, Daughtry’s decision to choose soccer over baseball has positively influenced the Yellow Jackets. Through 12 games, the Jackets are 6-5-1 overall. Daughtry has recorded shutouts in five of the six wins and the draw against Thiel. Those six clean sheets not only top the Presidents’ Athletic Conference leaderboards, but they are also the best single-season tally for a Waynesburg goalkeeper since
2000. Daughtry has saved a league-leading 86.9 percent of his opponents’ 84 total shots while garnering a 0.93 goals against average in 2012. This stellar performance has come from a first-year starter who wasn’t even recruited to play for Waynesburg. In fact, Daughtry’s decision to come to Waynesburg was based more on education than athletics. “I mainly came here for athletic training, but on my visits I talked to [former head soccer coach]
Sean McCarthy about what I needed to do to tryout,” Daughtry said. “Last year, I ended up being the third keeper because we only had three healthy keepers.” Daughtry took that first season to learn from Ryan Hunsberger, the team’s starting goalkeeper last season. This season, when the team returned from summer break, Daughtry was ready to take over the starting role. Before leaving campus for the summer, head coach Carl Griffiths gave each player a workout regimen to follow during the offseason. Griffiths said that Daughtry returned for the season in impressive form. “We gave [each goalkeeper] the workouts and the opportunity to better themselves,” said Griffiths. “When we came back, we evaluated the keepers on six or seven criteria, and Brandon scored the highest in those six or seven.” Griffiths noted that those criteria included distribution, consistency
assisting James Sneed on the game-winning goal. “We were counterattacking after we switched formations,” said Sneed. “We sent more players forward and I think that helped a lot. We knew this game was make it or break it for the playoffs.” The team has said all year that their main priority is to make the top-four in the PAC and make the conference’s post-season tournament. The win gave the Jackets their first conference
win of the season and improved their record to 6-5-1 (1-1-1 PAC). Head coach Carl Griffiths said on Monday that the team needed the win if they wanted to keep their preseason goals alive. “It is [a must win]. We put ourselves in the whole when we tied Thiel,” said Griffiths. “Anything but a win [against Saint Vincent] hurts us badly. We’ve got to win the game.” Griffiths said that his team’s offensive flow had
been lacking the last few games. That was one of the aspects that he looked to improve if the team wanted to move forward. “Offense has been our issue the last couple games,” Griffiths said Monday. “We just need to be more patient in the final third [of the field]. We just need to make the simple pass instead of force the ball through. If we do that I think we’ll start to get more shots on goal and hopefully more goals.”
Keeper leads PAC in save percentage By Nick Farrell Assistant Sports Editor When Brandon Daughtry was a senior at Burrell High School, he was being recruited by multiple schools for baseball and for soccer. During his career as a Buccaneer, Daughtry set the single season and career shutout records in soccer and played catcher in the WPIAL Class AA title game in baseball as a junior. After playing each sport for more than a decade of his life, Daughtry struggled to choose just one to continue with in college. “It was a tough decision,” said Daughtry. “It pretty much came down to my senior year when each of my teams were eliminated from the playoffs. When I thought about it, I said ‘which one can I not go without?’ I couldn’t go without play-
Late goal wins game Continued from C1 “We definitely came out higher and more energized,” said Daughtry. “We finally put one away late and we knew we had momentum going into overtime.” With 3:25 remaining in the overtime period, Waynesburg broke through the Saint Vincent defense as Lemke helped lead the Jackets to a 2-1 win by
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Sophomore Brandon Daughtry has had a stellar year, ranking first in the PAC in numerous categories.
in punts and goal kicks, consistency in making sure saves and the ability to make a tough save. Despite his leagueleading statistics and strong play thus far, Griffiths still expects more from his sophomore keeper. “[Daughtry] came in more fit than in years past, but as I told him, I still think he’s got a long way to go as far as tapping into the potential that he can reach in regards to his physical fitness, strength and agility,” said Griffiths. While Daughtry shows plenty of promise, he and his teammates have had a few hiccups this season, including a 3-1 loss at home to the unbeaten Frostburg State Bobcats. The following week, though, Daughtry bounced back by blanking Pitt-Bradford, 2-0. “Since then [the loss to Frostburg State], Brandon has been more vocal in net,” Griffiths said. “He recovered well from that and really did bounce back nicely with confidence.” Daughtry’s mentality is
also one of his strengths. Before each game, Daughtry focuses on one simple thing: a clean sheet. “We can’t lose if we don’t get scored on,” said Daughtry. Daughtry has now shut out the opposition in exactly half of his starts, but he isn’t concerned with setting another shutout record at Waynesburg. The accolades are nice to have, he said, but the wins are what matter most. “Goal number one of every game is just to win the game,” Daughtry said. “If I get the shutout, that’s something better, because the shutout [involves] the entire team. We earn the clean sheet.” When Griffiths played college soccer at Wheaton College, the starting goalkeeper also was a former catcher. Based on that, Griffiths thinks that Daughtry’s decision to continue with soccer was the right one. “I’ve never seen him swing a bat, but knowing what my goalkeeper in college did, I think Brandon made the right choice,” said Griffiths.
The improvements paid off as the Jackets generated two goals Tuesday, matching the goal total of the last three games combined. The Jackets are now tied with Washington and Jefferson for sixth place in the PAC. They now are only one game out of the third spot, which would get them into the conference tournament. Daughtry said that the team is looking to maintain their momentum and carry it into every game
until the end of the season. “Now we know we can score goals and dictate the pace of the game,” said Daughtry. “We know we have to go into every game having that mentality and that’s what coach [Griffiths] has been showing us these last few weeks.” The Yellow Jackets will be back in action Saturday when they travel to New Wilmington to take on the Westminster College Titans in a conference clash.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sports WOLVERINES - 1, YELLOW JACKETS - 0
Offense struggling to score goals Jackets manage only four shots By CJ Trammell Staff Writer Freshman goalkeeper Ciara Scott and Waynesburg’s defense have been successful in preventing other teams from scoring through the first three games of Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. Waynesburg entered its game against Grove City College last Friday without allowing a goal since conference play began six days earlier. “Our first two conference opponents weren’t very strong attacking,” said head coach Carl Griffiths. Grove City entered the match with a record of 81-1. The Wolverines lost their first game of the year just two days before playing the Yellow Jackets. Waynesburg fought hard but eventually fell to a strong and well-organized Grove City team, 1-0. “Keeping Grove City to a lone goal was a big accomplishment,” said Griffiths. The loss still brought forth encouraging results, as it came at the hands of one of the top teams in the PAC. “We learned that we can compete with higher level teams,” said sopho-
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Susie Godwin trys to get past a Grove City midfielder Sarah Cessar during Friday’s 1-0 loss. more defender Taylor Bombalski. Through 10 games, Grove had outscored opponents by a margin of 27 to eight. “Playing Grove City to such a close game shows that we have the desire to win games,” said Scott. Grove City scored a little over 15 minutes into the second half. The game’s lone goal came off a free kick from about 30 yards out. The shot hit the post and went in net. As a defensive unit, it is very important to know when to step up because that can lead to catching the opposition offside. Waynesburg caught Grove City offside four times. “We have been working on winning balls in the air, communicating better, and making sure
we know when to drop off and when to step up,” said Griffiths. The Yellow Jackets kept the ball in front of them, which led to two blocked shots by their defense. The Yellow Jackets committed 13 fouls in Saturday’s match and now lead the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with 30 fouls through just three conference games. “We are trying to be more physical,” Griffiths said. “Therefore, fouls are going to happen, and we are okay with that.” Waynesburg only had four shots in the game. “They kept our chances to a minimum by keeping possession in our half,” said Griffiths. The Yellow Jackets allowed a total of 13 shots. Waynesburg defenders
Women hit third win Continued from C1 speed,” said Christman. Before this year, Reyes had never played a competitive tennis match in her life. “She [Reyes] has improved a lot over the season and has plenty of potential,” Limback said. “I think she’ll be a top player next year.” Another player that has seen improvement in her play is sophomore Madison DuBrock. In the past three matches, DuBrock has dropped only six games. Her hot streak includes a win over Petina Strickley of Thomas More Saturday, 6-0, 6-0. DuBrock has also teamed up with fellow
Strategy helps men Continued from C1 Front-runner’s strategy is when the fastest runner tries to finish in a high place and then the rest of the team fights for other places. “In practices, we do use front-runner’s strategy,” said junior Matt Giardina. “We have a set distance that we have to push ourselves to our limit. We also have to try to stay at a steady fast pace for the next 20 minutes.”
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Sophomore Ellen Limback returns a serve during an earlier match against Westminster College. teammate Limback in doubles to win three straight doubles matches, including an 8-0 win over Tyler Fleming and Whitney Krantz of Thiel on Tuesday. DuBrock has been working on different parts of the game, including
strategies in both singles and doubles play. “We’ve been working on the position of the ball rather than power,” DuBrock said. “As far as singles play goes, I’ve learned that making my opponent run allows me to win more games rather
Allison cited good team chemistry as a reason for success. This does seem to be helping the Jackets succeed because they have done well as a team overall this season. “It is more confidence to know we are working well as a team,” said Giardina. Everything the team has been doing is pushing them to work hard and together. When coming into the season, freshmen Benjamin McAuley didn’t know what type of team he was going to be working with. “I didn’t know what to
expect, and having some people work hard on the team is good,” said McAuley. One strategy that Allison wants to work on for the rest of the season is helping McAuley. “I would really like it if Ben and I could to stay together,” said Allison. “For the next race I want to be able to work off of him and him work off of me.” This team will continue to stride towards their biggest goal this season. “We have a good shot at being in the top three teams in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference at
blocked two shots, and the Wolverines put seven out of their 13 shots on target. “We were busy defensively,” said Scott. “It gave us good experience against strong opponent.” “We can keep it tight with the best teams in the conference,” added Griffiths. After the Grove City goal, the Yellow Jackets turned things around and started putting pressure on the Wolverines. Waynesburg was awarded a free kick just outside Grove City’s box. Bombalski took the free kick and forced Grove City’s sophomore goalkeeper Kristi Lathrop to make a diving save. Bombalski came just inches away from tying the game for the Yellow Jackets. “I’ve been pretty good at free kicks,” said Bombalski. “I have been staying after practice and working on them, to improve.” Griffiths said that Scott played with confidence against Grove City, and that was important to their success in the tough match. The Yellow Jackets hope to continue their recent defensive success throughout conference play, which continues Saturday with a 3 p.m. game at Westminster College.
than putting the ball in the middle of the court.” Of the three matches remaining, two of them will be against conference opponents. “Our players are starting to finally get that killer instinct to finish the match,” Christman said. “When they can put away the game, they don’t let up.” The Yellow Jackets will look to continue their winning streak today as they take on conference foe Washington & Jefferson. “I think they’re [Washington & Jefferson] stronger than last year, but so are we,” said Christman. DuBrock has the same mentality going into the match as well. “W&J will be tougher competition, but I think we can pull out a win.”
the championship meet,” said junior Jonathan Blatt. The top five runners on the team are Allison, McAuley, Dugan, Blatt and Giardina. They all have close times. “To have the top pack that close is pretty remarkable,” said Hardie. “We had the tightest topfive this weekend [at the Bethany College Invitational] out of any school. It shows the hard work and dedication that this team has brought forth this season.” The team will be back in action Oct. 13 when it competes in the Gettysburg Invitational.
Athletes of the Week Senior tight end and freshman keeper lauuded By Brandon Reed Staff Writer
Freshman goalkeeper Ciara Scott made six saves on one of the top teams in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference to clinch Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in her collegiate career. The Yellow Jacket defense gave up six shots on goal against the top-ranked Grove City Wolverines. The Carlynton High School graduate was equal to the task on every shot she faced, but after a shot caromed off the cross bar and into the net in the 62nd minute, her shutout was broken. Scott was just one save shy of tying her personal save record, which is currently set at seven. Scott set that mark on Sept. 7 at Oberlin College in a 4-0 win. Scott has been able to keep the Jackets within striking distance all season long and will look to add to her stellar statistics against Westminster this Saturday at 3 p.m. The second weekly award goes to senior tight end Adam Moses. The massive tight end has continued his dominance in the red zone, securing Athlete of the Week honors for the first time this season. Moses pulled in two key touchdowns on Saturday in the Jackets’ 21-14 homecoming victory. The Yellow Jacket offense utilized Moses most in the red zone, with Moses’ first touchdown grab coming from two yards out. Later in the game, the Jackets fooled the Grove City defenders with a halfback pass from Dom Moore. The seven-yard toss landed in Moses’ arms for his second score of the game. Moses is currently in a three-way tied for first in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with five receiving touchdowns. Before the season began, Moses was selected as a pre-season All-American. Moses will look to take over sole possession of first place in receiving touchdowns in the PAC this Saturday as the Jackets travel to Bethany, W. Va. to do battle with the Bethany Bison.
Losers once again Continued from C1
months of the season. McCutchen ended the season with a .327 average, finishing nine points behind National League batting champion Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. Some fans credit McCutchen’s late season slump as the reason why the Pirates faltered as fall approached, but there was simply no way any player could keep up that pace. The last player to hit above .380 in a season in the NL was Tony Gwynn in 1994 who batted .394. But this club has more to worry about than just one star’s performance. It’s the management that makes this team baseball’s annual eyesore. Thirty-nine men have managed the Pirates since the franchise joined the National League in 1887. Since 1992, the ball club has had seven different managers. Along with these many managerial changes, the Pirates have consistently brought in new faces and shipped them out before they could make a difference. Players like Aramis Ramirez and Jose Bautista were traded from Pittsburgh only to become successful in another city. Ramirez experienced a successful eight year stint in Chicago and is now stationed in Milwaukee.
Bautista has led the MLB in home runs for two of the last three seasons. Now, the Pirates are in position to taint one of the most sacred numbers in Pittsburgh lore. With another losing season, the Pirates will bring their consecutive total to 21, the same number that “The Great One,” Roberto Clemente, once wore. Perhaps the sign of the Zoltan will prevent that from happening if it has a complete season to work its magic. Since the “We are Family” team that won the World Series in 1979, the Pirates have been searching for a winning identity. Until April, the Zoltan will join a group of battle cries and slogans that have fallen upon deaf ears in Pittsburgh like “Come Hungry” (for a Randall Simon sausage sandwich?), “We Will” and “Pride. Passion. Pittsburgh Pirates.” For yet another offseason, Pirates fans are left with a question unanswered for two decades: “Dude, where’s our winning season?”
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Week seven football preview: Bethany
Jackets attempt to remain perfect against Bethany Bison By Kyle Oland Sports Editor
A Waynesburg football team has not started 7-0 since 2007. On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets will have an opportunity to match the feat posted by the 2007 squad when they travel to Bethany, W.Va. to take on the Bison in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup. Coming off a 21-14 homecoming victory, the unbeaten Yellow Jackets (6-0, 4-0 PAC) look to continue their run at a conference championship. Standing in the Jackets’ way is Bethany College (14, 1-2 PAC), coming off a thrilling 42-36 overtime victory against Geneva College. Head coach Rick Shepas said he is telling his team to not overlook Bethany this week. “I keep telling the team to treat this game as if they are playing Thomas More,” said Shepas. “This is not just another game.” Last year, Waynesburg defeated the Bison, 23-7, and they lead the all-time series 25-16-6. Heading into Saturday’s game, there are a number of matchups to
keep an eye on.
Waynesburg D-line vs. Bethany QB Matt Grimard In Bethany’s victory over Geneva last week, junior quarterback Matt Grimard threw for a career-high 343 and four touchdowns. The junior added a rushing touchdown, giving him five scores on the day. This season, Bethany’s offensive production has relied heavily on Grimard’s play. “As long as he doesn’t turn the ball over, we got a chance to win,” said Bethany head coach Tim Weaver. “We are going to go as he goes.” Grimard, a three-year starter for the Bison, has thrown for 5,001 yards in his career. Although Bethany only has one win this year, they boast a high-powered
offense that ranks second in the PAC, averaging 387 yards a game. In addition, Grimard averages 249 yards passing through his team’s first five games. Grimard’s play has stood out to Shepas and his coaching staff. “[Grimard] is in better shape than he was last year, and he is throwing those timing routes better and better as the season progresses, and they are putting up some points,” said Shepas. Shepas said that Bethany relies on a timing offense with Grimard relying on his receivers to be open at a certain time. In order for the Yellow Jackets to interrupt Bethany’s timing on offense, the Waynesburg defensive line will have to generate pressure throughout the game. So far this season, the Jackets rank second in the PAC with 16 sacks.
Junior Brandon Fedorka leads the defense with five sacks, ranking second in the conference, while senior Matt Krause has added three sacks. Waynesburg will rely on these two players to generate pressure and wreak havoc on Grimard.
Waynesburg secondary vs. Bethany wide receivers Bethany boasts an impressive and fast receiving core, which may cause matchup problems for the Jacket secondary. The top two targets for Grimard are seniors Jonathon Foster and Ed Holmes. Foster leads the Bison with 28 catches for 276 yards and two touchdowns. Holmes has 24 catches for 302 yards and five touchdowns. “[Foster and Holmes]
Waynesburg rushing attack vs. Bethany defense In seasons past, the Waynesburg offense featured an explosive attack; however, this year the Jackets have relied on a ball-control offense led by the conference’s leading
rushing attack, averaging 179 yards a game. “We are going to make a commitment to run the ball for a lot of reasons,” said Shepas. “We are a stick offense, we want to move the sticks and possess the ball.” Against Bethany, Waynesburg will have to control possession to keep the explosive Bison off the field. Heading into the game, Bethany’s defense has not been able to stop the run, giving up a conferenceworst 228 yards a game. “Our huge point of emphasis this week is stopping the run,” said Weaver. “We have to stop giving up big plays.” The Bethany defense will have their hands full against a Waynesburg rushing attack that features senior Dominic Moore and junior Bertrand Ngampa. Moore (5’10” 215 lbs.) is a bruiser, utilizing his powerful build to shed arm tackles and gain tough yards. Ngampa (6’1” 200 lbs.) brings a game-breaking threat to the offense, averaging 4.6 yards a carry. “Waynesburg’s backs are tough runners and very difficult to tackle,” said Weaver. “We don’t want to give up the big play – that is our battle cry.” Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. with WCYJ’s Jeff Champ and Ryan Legarsky calling the game.
Football still perfect
Continued from C1 junior Marvin Sampson replaced Turnage at defensive back. The Jackets started their first drive with fabulous field position, thanks to a 30-yard return to the Waynesburg 48-yard line by sophomore Bernie Thompson. They failed to convert, however, after the Wolverines forced a turnover on downs inside the red zone. After a scoreless first quarter, Hill made his only big mistake of the game. A pass intended for Adam Moses was intercepted and returned 36 yards to the endzone by Joe Diani. A Kurt Devlin point after made the score 7-0 in favor of the visitors early in the second quarter. Shepas said that the interception was Hill’s only forced pass of the afternoon. “He made a booboo that quarterbacks will make every now and then when they throw across their body,” Shepas said. The Wolverine’s next offensive possession also resulted in a turnover when junior Brian Gary intercepted a Brian Pell pass at the Wolverines’ 32-yard line. Gary’s interception set up a short scoring drive that concluded with a two-yard Adam Moses touchdown catch. The Yellow Jackets
are two of our leaders,” said Weaver. “[Foster] is clearly having his best year and has raised his play this year.” What the two receivers lack in size (they both are listed at 5’9”) they make up for with their speed and their ability to get yards after the catch. In order to stop Holmes and Foster, the Yellow Jacket defensive backs will have to jam the receivers at the line “The big thing is to just mess up their timing,” said Shepas. This season, the secondary has been suspect at times, giving up over 240 yards passing to Frostburg and Thiel. Last week, senior starting cornerback LaVance Turnage Jr. missed the game after suffering a concussion the week before, but is expected to start Saturday. Thus far, Turnage has been the most consistent cornerback for Shepas. If the defensive backs stick with Holmes and Foster, Waynesburg will be in a good position to win the game.
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Junior safety Brian Gary dives for an interception in the second quarter of the Yellow Jackets 21-14 homecoming victory over Grove City on Saturday. have now forced turnovers in consecutive games for the first time all season. Grove City head coach Chris Smith said before the game that turnovers would be a factor, and both teams were able to convert off of interceptions in the first half. “We hoped to [take advantage of turnovers],” Smith said. “For them, flip the coin; we have the ball, we’re kind of in control, but then our quarterback gets hit on a play action pass and throws it out in the flat. Waynesburg intercepts the ball and sets up their touchdown. Turnovers are going to come back to get you.” In the third quarter, Waynesburg drove 77 yards on its first possession and capped an 11play drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass. Hill connected with senior Dougie Sanner for his first collegiate touchdown reception, giving
Waynesburg its first lead. Another Zappa extra point put the Yellow Jackets up, 14-7, midway through the third quarter. Senior Brandon Fedorka led the stout line with two sacks. After forcing a punt, it only took the Jackets three plays to go 30 yards for another score. A 25-yard run by senior Christian Jackson set up a first-and-goal situation for Waynesburg. Two plays later, after a Grove City timeout, Waynesburg struck with a trick play. Moore received the handoff from Hill and faked a draw play, but then pulled up and lobbed a jump pass over the heads of two Grove City defenders and into the welcoming hands of Moses. “We’ve had that play in the playbook for a couple weeks now, but with our success running the ball on the goal line in recent games, Coach Shepas thought it would be a
good time to catch their defense coming downhill,” said Moses. “He made a great play call, Dom made a great throw to where only I could catch it and I was able to bring it in.” Moore said that he had never thrown a halfback pass in a game before. Midway through the fourth quarter, Grove City began a four-minute scoring drive that ended with a 19-yard touchdown connection between Pell and receiver Sam Ivan, making the score 21-14. The Wolverines never got a chance to tie, though, as a Fatigante reception on a third-andfive gave the Yellow Jackets a new set of downs and a chance to end the game with a few more handoffs. The reception was Fatigante’s second of the afternoon. “He’s a great athlete. He’s a guy that just wants to play,” said Shepas. “He wants to do what’s best for the team.”
This weekend did not go as intended for the Waynesburg volleyball team, as it took a pair of Presidents’ Athletic Conference losses in a tri-match against the Saint Vincent Bearcats and the Washington & Jefferson Presidents. The Yellow Jackets also were defeated by the Saint Vincent Bearcats with set scores of 25-18, 25-13 and 25-20. The Jackets are now 5-13 (1-9 PAC), but head coach Stephanie Benkowski is very confident that her team will finish this season strong and improve each game. “We will finish on a good note, we’re going to stay positive all the way through,” said Benkowski. “We have nowhere else to go but up, so let’s compete.” Going through the final stretch of the season, Benkowski is pleased how her three captains are stepping up as leaders and handling a lot of pressure. Waynesburg looks to end its slump tonight in front of a home crowd at the Rudy Marissa Fieldhouse against the Geneva Golden Tornadoes. Marvin Sampson contributed to this article
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tears of joy
Pittsburgh Project takes volunteers out of comfort zone By Eric Bost Editorial Assistant
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Finalists Adam Tapparo and Christy Ritter embrace after Ritter is named this year’s Waynesburg Idol. Tapparo and Ritter were two of the top four contestants to perform.
Waynesburg Idol winner announced at Friday’s finale By Rachel Narasimhan Staff Writer The final round of Waynesburg Idol was the place to be this past Friday night. Hundreds of students filled the Goodwin Performing Arts Center to see who the final four contestants would be. Some came as early as 7:30 when the show wouldn’t take place until 9:30. “I am unbiased at this point, but very excited,” said audience member Dakota Dawson. For the finale, the top eight were cut down to the top four, who then proceeded to perform for season eight of Waynesburg Idol. Caitlin McNamara was unsure what would happen. “There was so much talent onstage, it was hard to tell who would progress,” McNamara said. Before the audience would know, however, they were graced with guest singer, Megan Pee-
bles, the season five winner. After four contestants were cut, the final four was presented: Jeremiah Bradley, Danielle Wise, Christy Ritter and Adam Tapparo. “Freshman Adam Tapparo is my favorite because of the way he moves onstage. He just pulls you in,” said fan Sheleena Adams. To give the audience a glimpse of what it was like backstage for the contestants, WCTV provided the “Road to the Finals,” showing interviews with the singers leading up to the finale. Following this, Jeremiah Bradley gave his final performance, singing “On and On” by Erykah Badu. “It’s one of my favorite songs,” Bradley said when asked about his song selection. Continuing on in the competition, Danielle Wise sang “Beautiful, Beautiful” by Francesca Battisetelli. Wise’s love for God has
been a common theme seen throughout the competition in her song selection. “He is the beauty in me; he is the reason I smile,” she said onstage Friday after her performance. Before the next contestant performed guest singer Emily Dubberke, the season seven winner, proved her talent once again. After, Ritter received a standing ovation from the audience with her rendition of “Love On Top” by Beyoncé. Before the show began Mike Driscoll, Ritter’s boyfriend, was confident in her talent. “She is awesome. I drove an hour to see her perform tonight. She will do great,” said Driscoll. Following Ritter was the final contestant, Adam Tapparo, singing “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction. Tapparo’s reputation of being a crowd pleaser was seen once more in this
performance. Throughout the song, he sang to multiple members of the crowd, until finally walking into the audience to his girlfriend, Chelsea Heckman, for the final few lines. At this point, it was time for the audience to use their cell phones to vote for their favorite contestant. While the votes were being tallied, previous winners Peebles and Dubberke entertained the crowd with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. Following this, the final four joined hands onstage to hear the announcement of the winner: Christy Ritter. Ritter performed one more time for the audience after being presented with her giant check of two hundred dollars. When asked how she felt about her win, Ritter said she was “very excited!”
Last Saturday, Waynesburg University students went to the streets of inner city Pittsburgh to fix up houses through the Pittsburgh Project. Led by Dave Calvario, director of center for student leadership, a group of students traveled to the North Side of Pittsburgh for one day to start renovation. “They have a saying: ‘Protect the dignity of vulnerable homeowners,’” said Calvario. “It summarizes it so succinctly. We think of a time when our dignity wasn’t protected; it was pretty bad at times. In the case of vulnera-
ble homeowners, it’s just people that, for whatever reason, can’t keep up their home.” Calvario said that while he was eating his lunch during the trip, he saw a drug deal going on down the street from the house the group was working on. He said that he wanted the group to experience an area like this – an area people usually try to avoid. “I’m hoping that all the participants, including myself, are pushed out of their comfort zones,” said Calvario. “When I say that, it’s to show people what the inner city is really like. See VOLUNTEER on D2
Paintball trip attracts low participation By Tim Neral Staff Writer Thrill-seeking Waynesburg University students visited the Greene County paintball course this past Sunday for a day filled with strategic hiding and shooting. “It’s the closest thing to war there is,” said George Barber, a freshman who attended the trip. Despite the adrenaline rush that is a game of paintball, only 25 students attended the university-sponsored event. “The sad thing is, paintball is a dying sport,” said Jay Weimer, a student who has been playing paintball for two
and a half years. “The gear can get really expensive,” he said. According to Weimer, a paintball gun can cost upwards of $2,000. A jersey and pants are usually $100 each, and a good mask can sell for upward of $150. Paint costs about $100 per case. Recent rare paintball-related deaths may also be to blame for Sunday’s low attendance. Those who did brave the Greene County course, pricey equipment in hand, enjoyed the paintball facility’s two courses: a woods course and a speedball course. Each course proSee PAINTBALL on D2
Students line up for alumnus performance, free beverages By Chelsea Dicks Editorial Assistant By 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the line for last week’s Coffee House performance stretched from the entrance of the Beehive, all the way up the stairs and onto the third floor of the Stover Campus Center. Many students were excited for the free mugs, drinks and entertainment that awaited them. At 8 p.m., the students began to pile into the dimly lit beehive until every table was occupied. The entertainment for the evening was Waynesburg alumnus Dylan
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Waynesburg University alumnus Dylan August plays to a full house during his Coffee House performance last Wednesday. August, who sang and played the guitar. “I have been singing
for forever because of my mom; she got me into it,” said August. “But I took
lessons for the guitar back in ninth grade for a couple of months and it
kind of stuck.” August is a recent graduate from Waynesburg University and came back to perform like he did many nights while still attending college. He began the night by informing everyone that two days ago he had lost his voice, but when he started singing, the crowd couldn’t tell. “I love his voice. He has that country twang, but not too much,” said junior Rachel Brazelton. “His voice is really upbeat even during the slow songs. I feel like if he had a CD I could listen to it anytime.”
August said that he chose to play indie songs because they are his style; they are songs that he wanted to play and hear. He played ten songs; between segments he apologized for his voice and thanked the audience for clapping anyway. He also added humor about not being able to use the foot drum, and performing a song for the first time. During his performances, he would occasionally start smiling and even laughing in the middle of the song. See ALUMNUS on D2
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Arts & Life
99.5 The Hive hosts ‘fun and relaxing’ Homecoming Fest By Amanda Wishner
would have to be the number of students who participated,” said senior early childhood education major Jaimee Post. “There was a large group, which made the
atmosphere fun, and that caused even more people to participate.” Steve Hullings, senior sports broadcasting major and general manager for 99.5 The Hive,
said the radio station planned on hosting an event to welcome students back from the summer earlier this year but decided to wait until later in the semester.
“We do a lot of things and help out other organizations both on and off campus, but we only do a couple events a semester that solely belong to the Hive,” he said. “We didn't want to do anything too big, just something fun and relaxing mid-semester and during the Homecoming festivities. It was the first time that we've done it, but it's something we plan on bringing back next year.” Students also had a chance to enjoy music and entertainment from 99.5 The Hive.The radio station set up a booth near the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. They brought along their prize wheel and gave students the oppor-
the air. Players are in the middle of the action at all times. As the rain fell Sunday afternoon, Waynesburg University students crawled through mud in the woods course, struggling through thorn bushes, trekking over fallen trees and hoping to claim a strategic position with a good view of the enemy. The trip was actionpacked and enjoyed by all in attendance.
see what the value of an organization being committed to a particular location and addressing a full spectrum of needs in that community.” Robbie Schultz, junior creative writing major, was a little confused by what the North Side area looked like when the group went to fix a resident’s home. “When we were driving out to Pittsburgh, we saw a stretch of houses that needed help or were abandoned,” said Schultz. “When I looked across the street there were houses that looked like someone rich owned them. Then I wondered, ‘How can that be when
there is poverty right across the street from impoverished housing?’” Calvario answered Schultz’s question by quoting Shane Claiborne’s “Irresistible Revolution” when he discussed coming back to the United States after studying Mother Theresa in Calcutta. “’I was returning to a land of lepers.’ He’s coming back to a land of people that forgot how to feel, how to laugh and how to cry. It’s a land haunted by numbness,” said Calvario. “I believe that is what happened in our society. We have become numb in our country. We’ve
Senior Editor Students enjoyed a fun-filled night of games and giveaways at 99.5 The Hive’s Homecoming Fest. The university’s radio station organized the event, which kicked off at 6 p.m. in Johnson Commons. Students stopped by for a variety of outdoor activities on the unseasonably warm day. Groups of friends threw footballs and played corn hole, and a foursquare court was drawn in the middle of the commons. Another favorite was the fast-paced Frisbee game KanJam. The night concluded with s’mores and a fire pit. “My favorite part
Paintball turnout low Continued from D1 vides players with a different, unique experience. On the speedball course, players hide behind hay bales and rubber inflatables. Occasionally, players poke their heads out from behind safety, only to duck back into hiding as paintballs fly through
Alumnus performs Continued from D1 “Yeah I do that usually because I mess up or my voice cracks,” said August with a smile on his face. “Sometimes I do it because I will think of a joke, and I just can’t help but laugh a little.” His favorite song he performed was “Big Parade.” He said he had never played it in public before the Coffee House event, and consensus was that he used the foot drum
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LaVance Turnage (left), Pedro Torrez (center) and Jaimee Post enjoy a game of foursquare in Johnson Commons at 99.5 The Hive’s Homecoming Fest.
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There is a lot of brokenness that we never see because these are areas that you and I typically don’t frequent.” University Chaplain Tom Ribar said that the students should have taken advantage of the up close and personal view of what these areas really consist of. “It’s an opportunity for the students to see pretty well within the firsthand how a holistic song. community developTowards the end of the ment model works,” night he started taking said Ribar. “They can requests, and even had an audience sing along with his cover of Old Crowe Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.” First-time Coffee House attendant Marlee Schompert came with some friends who are regulars at the Coffee House events. “It’s really interesting being around everyone in this environment,” said Schompart. “It’s easy to get to meet new people, and drink free hot chocolate, and listen to great music.”
tunity to win some of their new giveaway items. Despite a lack of publicity, he was pleased with the turn out. “I think because it was in Johnson Commons and because it was after dinner so students passing through before and after dinner could easily stop and be involved with the activities going on,” Post said. Hullings said he believed students enjoyed the Homecoming Fest because it was so casual and social. “There wasn’t much structure,” he said, “but there was a variety of activities, games, giveaways and music provided to simply allow everyone to have a good time.”
learned to live in the confines of our own walls.” Calvario said we need to hear God’s call to serve if the country wants to change and get out of its ‘comfort zone’ like the Waynesburg University students did. “God tells us to serve. It doesn’t matter what we say – Christ tells us we need to serve the less fortunate that are out there,” Calvario said. “Hopefully light bulbs will go on and people realize the bigger picture and think ‘After I graduate, I do need to do something in my community,’ and that could be different for everyone.”
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
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By Sarah Bell Executive Editor The fall television season is underwaay with a number of old favorites returning, as well as new faces making their debut. Whether the shows are celebrating their final season, have plans to never stop as long as the fans keep watching or are just trying to get their feet off the ground, they are a vital part of the here and now of pop culture. These are the shows that are causing controversyy, ending in tears or starting with a bang, so pay attention.
“The Big Bang Theory” The gang is back for season six. This season, the characters will embark on out of this world adventures—literally. All of the absurd relationships and plots will continue to progress, and, of course, the writers and cast plan to bring the humor (but don’t worry, Raj (K Kun u al Nayyar) isn’t dating Siri again…as far as I can tell). Thursdays at 8 p.m. on CBS
So, “30 Rock” is back for its seventh and final season. According to TVGuide.com, the show is going to focus on Liz’s (Tina Fey) motherhood, but it won’t necessarily show her actually being a mom. Does that make sense? In addition to cast regulars returning, some old faces will revisit the set to celebrate the end of the show. Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC
“Dexter” “Dexter” fans get ready for a legitimately killer new season. The seventh season started right where season six left off—Deb (Jenniffer e Carpenter) walks in on her brother, Dexter (Michael C. Hall), who she is kind of in love with, killing his latest victim. Sure, viewers know he’s done this a hundred times, and he only kills bad people, but Deb is shocked (as any sister would be). The new season is sure to be full of a number of twists and will guest star Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”) ”). Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Elementary” Sherlock Holmes is a story that can be told time and time again. And again. Holmes’ story was retold recently on the big screen, but now the show “Elementary” will share the story with some new twists. Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and his more sober companion, Watson (Lucy Liu), work to solve crimes and assist the NYPD. “Elementary” provides and extremely modern take on the classic tale. Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS
y n Kristin Kreuk (“Smallville”) and Kiwi Jay Rya star as the beauty and the beast (obviously), but if you’re expecting Rya y n to turn into a huge, hairy monster, don’t hold your breath. I wouldn’’t expect dancing either, actually. This version of the beast does have a scar on his face, but it’s his actions that make him a “beastly” person, producers said. Oh, and it’s a remake of an old show—just to point out that Hollyyw wood is completely out of new ideas. Thursdays at 9 p.m. on the CW
“The New Normal” It’s complicated. Actually, it’s “The New Normal.” In the show, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) hire a single mother to be their surrogate. Goldie (Georgia King) a.k.a. the single mother, is trying to start a new liffe with her daughter Shania (Bebe Wood). The show is so controversial that it has already been boycotted by a number of groups; however, producers remain confident that the show will succeed. Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on NBC
“American Horror Story” “American Horror Story” is back…well, technically, “American Horror Story : Asylum m” is here. Last season, the show focused on the Harmon family moving into a haunted house, and (spoiler alert) they die. Now, the new spin on the show takees place in a 1960s New England Sanitarium. On the plus side for fans of season one, some of the old cast members (like Jessica Lange) will be back, just in a new role. Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX
“Glee” “Glee” fans are worried, and excited (of course). Now that eight members of the New Directions (or, the glee club, if you’re not a fan) graduated and Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) ended their engagement, fans are concerned about the future of the show. How will they focus on the glee club and on all of the characters that just graduated? I guess we’ll find out in season four. Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox
“The Mob Doctor” Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is a successfful surgeon, who so happens to have ties to the Chicago mob. This isn’t a joke. The show is based on the nonfiction book, “II Dottore.” In the book, a doctor gets involved with organized crime. In “The Mob Doctor.” William Forsythe co-stars as Constantine, the head of the mob. Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox
“Revolution” Imagine the future. It’s after the apocalypse, there’s no electricity and the survivors are struggling. The influence of J.J. Abrams (“Lost”) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) is evident in the myt y hological drama. The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Trac r y Spiridako os, Billy Burke and Glancarlo Esposito as a group of survivors attempting to figure out how all of the technology vanished. Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC
Whether these shows end after this season, or come back next xt year, viewers have the opportunity to celebrate theirr faavorites—old and new—during this fall television season. Take the chance to pick a new show to support (whether it’s actually a new show, or a show that has been around for a while). What are you waiting for? Get the DVR ready, or just set your schedule, if you’re DVR impaired, like me.
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