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Rated No. 14 in U.S. News and World Report ranking By Eric Bost
Waynesburg University was recently selected by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Value School – Regional Universities (North) in its 2014 Best Colleges ranking. The ranking identifies the
top 15 “Best Value Universities” in the northern region, which includes all states from Pennsylvania, Maryland and above. Douglas G. Lee, university president, said this ranking shows how important it is to the university that students receive an affordable higher education. “I think it’s very good news for the university,” said Lee. “It shows that our desire to ensure the cost of Christian higher education remains affordable for our students is being recognized.”
According to U.S. News and World Report, the rank-
ing takes into consideration the university’s academic
quality, combined with the 2012-13 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. In addition, the survey took into account the percentage of all undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants during the 2012-13 academic year along with the school’s average discount – which is the percentage of the total sticker price in 2012-13, including tuition, room and board, fees
major Gina Robinson. “Being able to talk to someone who believes strongly in objective reporting was refreshing. She even said she didn’t think it was hard for reporters to keep their personal views out of their stories and good news was made by those who could avoid being partisan.” The students then traveled to the Red Hot & Blue restauSee Trip on a3
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The Stover Scholars stand with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during their trip to Washington, D.C. Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the current Supreme Court, described the importance of checks and balances in the judicial system to the students.
Students learn from Justice, commentator, legislators during trip to nation's capital By Jacob Meyer
At about 6 a.m. Oct. 31, the Stover Scholars boarded a bus and headed to Washington, D.C. to embark on a two-day journey. On this expedition, these Waynesburg University students met with several important political figures, including Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
“We [the Stover Center advisors] aim to have a Washington, D.C. trip each year to introduce Waynesburg students to major political players and religious players,” said Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. “We also want to introduce all of these people to Waynesburg University students. I think they all
Christ and Culture Lecture Series returns next week By Olivia Latimer Assignments Editor
The Christ and Culture Lecture Series is about to make its semesterly appearance yet again at Waynesburg University. This semester, the speaker chosen to educate students of the university is Rev. Dr. Donald J. Dawson of the World Mission Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pa., according to Rev. Donald Wilson, interim director of Christian Life at Waynesburg University. “WMI, as it is known, is based at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,” said Wilson. “Their goal is to develop a
mission vision among God’s people. They seek to nurture mission vocations and also to cultivate missional congregations.” Dawson is the director of WMI at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is also the director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference. Dawson will speak at Waynesburg University first at the weekly chapel service on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m., then again at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening in Alumni Hall as part of the lecture series. The message Dawson will
enjoyed meeting everyone. I think they were all happy we went to visit them.” After arriving in Washington, D.C., the Stover Scholars visited the U.S. Senate where they met with Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. Casey spoke with the Stover Scholars and answered some questions about the Senate after he finished voting on two bills. Next, they visited the
Senate Gallery and watched Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey propose new energy legislation to the Senate and had a tour of the Library of Congress. After, the Stover scholars met with National Public Radio correspondent and Fox News commentator Mara Liasson. “Mara Liasson was a great person to meet,” said junior secondary education english
By Samantha Peer
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Change is everywhere. Across campus, trees are adorned with vibrant red, yellow and orange leaves that have replaced the bright green leaves of the summer months. The image of the Waynesburg University homepage appears brighter and more modern with the recent changes made to the website. The trek to and from classes has grown chillier, with temperatures dropping as we inch closer to winter. However, these are not the only changes on campus. Adrienne Tharp has been named the new Bonner coordinator. Tharp beat out 40 other candidates during the application process for this role. The position opened in late July, with four-year Bonner coordinator Sarah Brandstetter deciding not to return to Waynesburg University after giving birth to her son, Levi, earlier last summer. At that point, Dave Calvario, dean of students and director of the Center for Service Leadership, thought it was too late to conduct a thorough search for a replacement with freshman Bonner scholars arriving on campus soon after to begin training for the fall semester. Consequently, he decided to hire an interim coordinator, choosing recent Waynesburg graduate and former Bonner scholar, Evan Kephart.
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President Lee Bowls a strike Douglas G. Lee, university president, was crowned champion of the annual Pumpkin Bowling Tournament, hosted by WCYJ-FM. Lee is not the first university president to win the event; University Chancellor Timothy R. Thyreen also took the trophy during his presidency. The contest took place during the annual Harvest Festival on Halloween. For more on Lee's triumph and the rest of the event, see D1. Nick Farrell, Yellow Jacket
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Mocktail event will give alternatives to consuming alcohol Responsibility, binge drinking to be discussed By Carson Fox
Waynesburg University nursing students will be holding a mocktail event during lunch hours in the Beehive and during dinner hours on Thursday, Nov. 14. The group, consisting of senior nursing majors Kaitlin Oliver, Jaimie White, Shayla Mitrik, Megan Weinstock, Chaelyn Cross and Megan Erickson, will have a prize wheel for students to win prizes after answering alcohol-related questions, in addition to obtaining information on binge drinking and alcohol responsibility. Without the hindrance of parental control, college age students have the choice to become exposed to social settings where alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are present. In some cases, those who choose to use these substances cannot control themselves because of impaired judgment, which can lead to extreme sickness or possibly death. The worst part is other students who have used these substances or are caught in a situation around illegal substances choose not to get themselves help for fear of consequences. “In nursing, our primary focus is patient safety,” said Oliver. “So if there are consequences involved, I’d rather face the consequences than allow my friend to die. I couldn’t live with that guilt for the rest of my life because I was afraid of what I would get in trouble for if I allowed my friend to die.” Next week, the group of nursing students will be holding the event to address the prevalent issue of binge drinking on campuses. The students’ goal is to generate conversation about the topic because some students abuse alcohol to cope with the stress of college life and often go off-campus to do so. The nursing students say there are other ways to enjoy themselves without drinking. “I think it’s important to
get people to talk about it. I don’t think a lot of people understand that it’s really quick from just passing out and getting blood alcohol poisoning,” said White. “I think people laugh it off that people pass out, but it could be something far more deadly. It’s very important that we educate the public and it’s all about prevention and patient safety.” Assistant Professor of Nursing Melany Chrash has students conduct a community assessment every semester and, based upon the concluding data, make decisions on what programs to offer for the next semester. According to Chrash’s Clinical Prevention and Community Health class’s findings, there is a high statistic for both DUI incidents in Greene County and binge drinking among young people. Chrash believes it is important for Waynesburg University students to be aware of the risk factors that come along with binge drinking. “[Students] might not think they have a problem with alcohol, but when they sit down and have four or five drinks and don’t realize what kind of danger that is putting them in, not only is it hard physiologically on their body, but every time you binge drink you kill off brain cells,” said Chrash. “We can educate students [to use] everything in moderation, but especially alcohol [because] these are people who are young and are experimenting in what they can and can’t do.” In addition to Oliver’s response that students may feel afraid of degradation because they drink, Chrash said the students will be challenged with getting people to show up because they are busy. But if students can learn the adverse effects of binge drinking, positive coping skills and how they can have fun without consuming alcoholic beverages from the mocktail event, Chrash believes it could keep students out of risky situations. “I think the hardest thing that young people don’t understand is that when you binge drink, it puts you in situations that you might not otherwise be in because you’re pretty drunk after four or five drinks,” said Chrash.
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Rev. Carolyn Poteet, Waynesburg University's new Director of Faith and Mission, greeted the Waynesburg community Nov. 5 as the speaker at Chapel. She described a recent experience in her life to the congregation as a way of expressing how she believes a silver lining is present in every negative situation.
Dawson will have double duty during visit Visitor will speak at Chapel before lecture By Austin Anderson For the Yellow Jacket
Tuesday, Nov. 12 will be a big day on the Waynesburg campus, as Rev. Donald Dawson, the director of World Mission Initiative, a division of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will be on campus to speak during the chapel service at 11 a.m., as well as speaking at 7 p.m. in Robert’s Chapel. Dawson has been serving in the mission field for more than 30 years, mainly as a pastor, and has held the post of director of WMI since 2000. “When I was wrestling with whom could I get to emphasize a call to mission and respond to God’s call of service, the Lord brought to mind Don Dawson,” said Wilson. “I’ve known him for years, and he happens to head up the program in Pittsburgh called World Mission Initiative, so I put in a call to see if he was available. Unbelievablely, I got straight through to him.” Rev. Donald Wilson, interim director of Christian Life at Waynesburg University, was ecstatic about being able
to bring in someone with the caliber of knowledge Dawson possesses in mission-driven service. “We picked up where we left off years ago. He agreed he wanted to come down and give us a day-plus to answer any questions and to talk about any nurturing to call to mission,” said Wilson. Wilson has high hopes for Dawson when he speaks at the Nov. 12 chapel service. “I expect [Dawson] to challenge us to think about God calling us to share the gospel,” said Wilson. “We are missionaries no matter what occupation may be. If we are Christians we have the responsibility to share the gospel.” Wilson continued to emphasize how all believers in Christ should be a missionary. “If we are Christians, we
have the responsibility to share the gospel,” said Wilson. “I don’t care if we are a school teacher, a policeman, a nurse, a doctor, an accountant or a pastor. The job is to go to into all of the world, sharing the gospel, and we are being true to our mission to stress faith and learning and to wrap it up in our mission.” Wilson expects the two events to have many similarities, yet a lot of differences. “[I expect it to be] a lot more informal, and to have people pick his brain about how they can serve as mission workers no matter what it is,” said Wilson. Wilson explained some of the mission opportunities available right here on campus. “Our Bonner program is a classic example of real mission work right here. Habi-
tat for Humanity is another example of mission work,” said Wilson. “Some of our people going out helping in local Churches, that’s mission work. I’m hoping on that Tuesday evening we can pick his brain and he can stimulate us to think about what more we could do and how we can do it.” Wilson wants the students to ponder a specific question, especially during the evening event. “I hope it challenges the student to think, ‘I wonder if there is more I can do? Do I need to re-think that vocational direction that I’m going to? Can I better prepare myself for when I go into the community to be a teacher, to keep my eyes open for mission efforts and ways I can work?’” said Wilson. “Whether it can be through a local church, through Habitat, through Salvation Army, through a Sunday School class, but any ways that they can share their faith.” Wilson encourages all students to go to both events Nov. 12. “The [chapel service] will be informative, the [night event] will be informative and challenging,” said Wilson. “It [the evening event] will especially give you a chance in a casual way to exchange ideas, ask questions and seek where mission work is in the world today."
Good Samaritan policy protects responsible students WU partners with school in England By Carson Fox
According to Assistant Dean of Student Services Chris Hardie, Waynesburg University has a program designated for student safety called Good Samaritan, which is in place for students who are intoxicated. Hardie explained that if a student comes upon another student that is visibly intoxicated or if they themselves are intoxicated, the student can report the incident immediately to campus security, 911 or some type of campus official or administrator. “It’s a great policy in that we want our students to contact the police or public safety even if they are intoxicated themselves,” said Hardie. “In the way it’s worded, you would be out of the disciplinary process, but you would still sit down with us as a panel." The panel would weigh all the facts of the case, come up with what it felt was a fair, just sanction if an incident went unreported and would make a decision depending on the severity on a case-bycase basis. Also, there may be
some legal ramifications that would superceed the university depending on the facts of the case. Hardie noted this policy has yet to come into play in any scenario. Director of Public Safety Mike Humiston hopes students feel more comfortable calling campus security because Good Samaritan helps ease some of the pressure of reporting a heavily intoxicated student. Humiston hopes people around those who are severely intoxicated take an interest in their safety and help them make smart decisions. “Whether we have the policy in place or not, it’s better than having your friend, an associate or another student go to the hospital, fall into an alcohol poison coma or lose their life,” said Humiston. “I think it’s a pretty easy answer and decision to make to call campus security so my roommate won’t expire because they were intoxicated to the point where they couldn’t take care of themselves.” According to Hardie, the university offers an alcohol prevention workshop on campus.
By Rebecca Burcham For the Yellow Jacket
Waynesburg University is making strides to connect in a study abroad partnership with Northumbria University – located in Newcastle, England – by next year. Dr. Jon Robinson, director of international business for the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria, recently visited the campus of Waynesburg to discuss a partnership between the two schools’ forensic science programs. Waynesburg students have had the opportunity to study abroad at Northumbria for two years, as a result of a 2011 agreement between the two schools. Since then, a number of Waynesburg students have spent a semester in Newcastle, but the upcoming partnership will seek to make the exchange a twoway street. “Northumbria became interested in a student exchange after hearing about the success of our forensic science program and the placements and career opportunities available to graduates of our program,” said Waynesburg University
“Studying abroad is a good thing, but when we can create connections between specific departments, that is a great thing.”
Dr. Jon Robinson
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Provost Dr. Jacquelyn Core in a press release. “It is a tremendous advantage that they recognize the strength of our forensics program.” In addition to the exceptional forensics programs offered by both schools, life lessons can also be gleaned from studying abroad. During his visit, Robinson spoke to Waynesburg University students about the culture in Newcastle and what they might experience by studying abroad. “By studying abroad, Waynesburg University students will have the opportunity to learn more about the world and about themselves,” said Robinson. “It shapes them for life.” Professor Evonne Baldauff, chair of the chemistry and forensic science department at Waynesburg University, also looks forward to the benefits the exchange program will bring.
“It will be so exciting for our forensic science students to learn from their faculty and for their students to learn from ours,” said Baldauff. According to Dr. Sut Sakchutchawan, associate professor of business administration and the director of International Studies at Waynesburg University, many Waynesburg faculty members met with Robinson during his visit to strengthen Waynesburg’s relationship with Northumbria. “A f t e r t wo ye ar s of Waynesburg University students having the opportunity to study abroad at Northumbria, it would be a great opportunity for the university to explore a higher level of educational collaboration,” said Sakchutchawan. The basic workings of the partnership are typical of any exchange program, so students should not be surprised by what they will experience
if they decide to apply and take part in the study abroad program. Students studying forensic science at Northumbria and Waynesburg will participate in semester-long exchanges to learn more about their field of study in another country, said Core. Over 33,000 students from more than 125 countries are currently enrolled at Northumbria University. Based on the popular, safe and vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria offers some of the best academic and social experiences possible. “Studying abroad is a good thing, but when we can create connections between specific departments, that is a great thing,” said Robinson. “It’s so important to bring people together from different cultures, backgrounds and ideas; we hope to break down barriers and make these institutions more global.” The official partnership agreement between Waynesburg and Northumbria hasn’t been finalized as of yet, but the expected starting point for the exchange program is the fall semester of 2014, according to Sakchutchawan.
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Athletic Training majors assist at Marine Corps Marathon By Ryan Harr
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The first-place runner crossed the finish line six seconds faster than it took for registration to be closed. For the 38th time, the Marine Corps Marathon was held in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 27, but like two out of three previous years, Waynesburg University student athletic trainers have been volunteers to assist in the medical tents during the marathon. “We are the only student athletic trainers who volunteer at the marathon,” said Dr. Michele Kabay, director of the Athletic Training education program. “It provides the student athletic trainers a unique learning experience that sets Waynesburg University apart from other schools based on all the service that our students perform.” In 2010, a few of the student athletic trainers were related to a marathon participant. That is when the student athletic trainers first wanted to volunteer. “In the past, we had student trainers with a strong sense of connection to a marathon runner, therefore it impacted students wanting to be a part of the marathon,” said Kabay. “Last year it was recognized we were not able to volunteer, our student athletic trainers play such large roles.”
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Matthew Kabay, senior athletic training major, and Hayden Guiliani, junior athletic training major, tend to a runner at an aid station at the Marine Corps Marathon. Stationed half a mile after the finish line in the Family Festival, the student athletic trainers preformed tasks including providing heat blankets to maintain the runner’s temperature, checking vital signs and treating competitors for dehydration. “I was able to work with one doctor who ran the 10k of the marathon then volun-
teered to treat other competitors,” said Hayden Giuliani, junior athletic trainer. “It was awesome to work along such amazing doctors, who did not look at us student trainers as a handyman, but a teammate.” Hearing about the marathon compared to seeing the event in person is not even close in comparison, said
another Waynesburg student that assisted the athletes who took part in the event. “It was an eye opening experience,” said Heather Davis, sophomore athletic trainer. “Dr. Kabay explained to us student trainers what to expect, but it was different. It melts your heart to not only see the amount of runners, but to see them so deter-
mined to finish the race.” The race began with the blast from a 105mm Howitzer cannon at 7:40 a.m. to start the wheelchair and hand cycle participants, while the runners began at 7:55 a.m. in a never-ending surge of contestants. “Seeing the endless wave of runners is something to be seen,” said Giuliani. “It
is inspiring to not only see the support the runners receive from spectators, but the contestants supporting one another.” One memory from this year’s marathon the seven student trainers and their instructor recall is something they will not forget. “There was a man who was in hand cycle, who had two prosthetic legs and one prosthetic arm, said both Davis and Kabay. Giuliani added: “It was inspiring to see his determination to participate in the marathon even though his limitations.” Senior Matthew Kabay, juniors Jessica Gavin, Hayden Giuliani, Phillip Littlejohn, and Emily Mullady, sophomores Heather Davis and Tyler Rubasky and Dr. Michele and Michael Kabay volunteered at the running of the 38th Marine Corps Marathon. According to race officials, about 30,000 people registered for the event this year, making it the third-largest marathon in the United States and the eighth largest marathon in the world. Registration was booked in a record time of two hours and 27 minutes, according to the Marine Corps Marathon website. The Marine Corps Times reported Girna Bedada, an Ethiopian native and current resident of Columbus, Ga., won the race in 2:21:32.
Affordability, accessibility separate WU from other schools School shares info more readily than competitors By John Lydic
Waynesburg University prides itself on providing a quality education at an affordable price while other college prices are continuing to rise. As higher education prices increase across the country, Waynesburg University finds itself as one of the most affordable options for students. “I am proud to say that our tuition, room and board, tuition fees and direct cost are probably one of the lowest in the country for a four-year private school,” said Matt Stokan, director of Financial
Aid. “I think that’s a credit not only to our institution, but more importantly to our administration.” Waynesburg University is on average $8,500 less than other private schools nationwide. Waynesburg University’s affordability is in direct effect of the amount of financial aid it is able to provide to its students. During the 2012-13 school year, Waynesburg provided $33 million in financial aid to its students. “From last year 2012-13, to this year 2013-14, we have seen over a $1 million increase in institutional funding,” said Stokan. “So above and beyond the fact our administration makes an effort to keep our costs as low as possible, the [administration] also recognizes that higher education at a private school is expensive. So they make a concerted effort to award as much financial aid
“I'm proud to say that our tuition, room and board, tuition fees and direct cost are probably one of the lowest in the country for a four-year private school.”
Director of Financial Aid
as is possible.” Stokan believes Waynesburg’s difference is that quality education is provided at an affordable price. “There would be a problem if our costs were low and we weren’t providing a quality education to our students,” said Stokan. “I think that the fact we not only have an inexpensive product that we provide to our students, but we maintain a quality product for our students.” According to Stokan, the financial aid department continually works to meet its goal. With one of the biggest
freshman classes coming in this past year, the Department of Finacial Aid is already working to prepare aid for next year's students. “We strive to make this university and the education the university provides as affordable as possible for as many students as we can,” said Stokan. “A secondary goal is to minimize as best were able to, the student loan debt.” According to Stokan, an average student leaving Waynesburg University incurs about $20,000 dollars of debt, which is well below the national average.
In fact, the national average debt for students leaving a four-year university in 2012 was $26,600. One issue many students across the country have is understanding the amount of financial aid that is available to them. According to the New York Times, students have trouble finding financial information about universities despite the multiple resources to do so. “Much of the public has trouble trying to make sense of these numbers,” said Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges. Waynesburg prides itself on providing the best assistance possible to help students understand what the university can offer. “Number one, talk to our admissions department,” said Stokan. “If there are problems with financial aid or paying a bill come talk to us, that’s what we’re here for.”
The biggest way Stokan recommends for students to get the most financial aid possible is to perform in the classroom. “The best students get the most money,” said Stokan. “Every school in the country is trying to attract top quality students.” Waynesburg University’s Financial Aid department is doing the same, by attracting the best students, which is something that has not gone unnoticed. Waynesburg University recently made the “15 Best Value Schools” in its region, something that has everyone very excited. “We are very excited to be a part of the top “15 Best Value Schools” of our region,” said Jessica Sumpter, director of admissions. “It is great to see that what we have always known here at Waynesburg University is being recognized by U.S. & World News Report.”
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share during the chapel service will be God’s call to ministry. Dawson will then elaborate on that message later that evening with the second part of his sermon titled, “Is God Calling You?”
The message will encourage those in attendance to consider God’s call to serve as his mission workers both locally and all around the world, according to Wilson. This is a message that fits right in with the mission of Waynesburg University, which is rooted in faith,
learning and serving, and will encourage students to act on each part of it. The Christ and Culture Lecture Series has been a part of Waynesburg University for many years and typically hosts one speaker each fall and spring semester. Anyone who wishes to attend either the chapel service or the lecture is welcome free of charge. Speakers are chosen by a committee of students and faculty members each semester. Originally for the fall semester, the speaker was supposed to be Ruth-Aimee Belonni-Rosario, according to Wilson. The Christ and Culture Lecture Series is something very important to have at Waynesburg University, where faith is not only part of the mission, but a way of life. “We all need to be reminded that the call of Christ is to go into all the world teaching and preaching, sharing the good news of Christ,” said Wilson. Wilson strongly encourages anyone and everyone who is looking for God’s wisdom to attend the lecture series. “I would hope we have a good response from those who are seeking to learn of God’s call,” said Wilson.
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rant where they met David McIntosh, former Indiana Congressman and attorney in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. Students talked with the former legislator, who is currently a partner at the law firm Mayer Brown. McIntosh is also a cofounder of the Federalist society, a group of lawyers who try to promote the original intent of the framers and the constitution. The following morning, the students were able to view from a distance the Iwo Jima Memorial, which is dedicated to all fallen United States Marine Corps soldiers. Next on the agenda was a visit to the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm, where they met with Scott Bullock, an attorney representing Susette Kelo in the Supreme Court case Kelo v. City of New London. The students studied and performed a play on this case earlier in the semester during the celebration of Constitution Day. “I very much enjoyed meeting Scott Bullock. I
think his choice to use his talent for the law to work at the Institute for Justice is admirable,” said Robinson. “It was reassuring for me to meet a lawyer who was clearly devoted to helping others by working at a nonprofit organization and fighting to protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.” The Stover Scholars then went to the Georgetown University Law Center and sat in on a civil procedure class taught by Charles Abernathy, professor of law. Afterward, Abernathy shared his thoughts about law school and the legal process. In previous years, the Stover Scholars met with Supreme Court Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. This year, they were honored to meet with Justice Scalia. Robinson said Scalia discussed the importance of the checks and balances in the judicial system, the separation of powers and federalism. “Meeting with Justice Scalia was amazing. One of the parts of our meeting that stuck out most to me were his thoughts on originalism
when reading the Constitution,” said Robinson. “He stated that he was handcuffed to the thoughts of the Founders when evaluating the law regardless of his personal thoughts.” The Stover Scholars left Washington, D.C. and arrived back in Waynesburg at 1 a.m. Saturday morning. “The return trip was fascinating because I heard all the conversations between the students,” said Stratton. “It heightened the level of discourse to have a U.S. Supreme Court Justice tell you about Supreme Court cases and about the history of the constitution. He was spectacular. They all were spectacular.” In this two day trip to Washington, D.C., the Stover Scholars continued their mission of gaining a better understandig of American constitutionalism. “By meeting with Justice Scalia, Senator Casey, NPR Journalist Mara Liasson and other prominent lawyers and political players, the Stover Scholars learned first-hand the challenges and opportunities of transforming the polis, the political sphere,” said Stratton.
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Daniel Czajkowski, president of Student Senate, describes guidelines for debate on the proposed bill that could change Senate's method of representation.
Senate ready to vote on bill New method of representation receives support By Nick Farrell Executive Editor
According to the president of Student Senate, discussions commenced at Tuesday’s meeting about a proposed bill that would reform the style of representation in Waynesburg University’s student government. Daniel Czajkowski, president of Student Senate, said progress was made at the Nov. 5 meeting thanks to a structured debate, and all signs point to a majority vote for the bill next week. “The Senate had an excellent discussion this evening, and I’m very pleased with the number of senators who voiced their opinions and expressed their support for the bill,” said Czajkowski in an email. “Few senators conveyed their disproval, but their participation certainly helped create a healthy discussion about the proposal.” According to Czajkowski, the way students are rep-
resented at Student Senate meetings will change if this proposed bill is passed. Under this new bill, students at the university would be represented at senate meetings by class and would have the opportunity to elect their officials. Czajkowski believes encouraging students to elect four or five senators to represent their classes will lead to a more effective student government, where senators are active and visible on campus, students have a stronger voice and Student Senate better reflects a true government experience. Presently, each club and organization on campus may send a representative to weekly Senate meetings in order to receive financial allocation from the student government. Czajkowski said this method of representation is flawed, because some representatives do not fully participate in Senate or appreciate the opportunity to assist Senate’s goal of serving the student body. The Student Senate Advisory Committee, a 12-member committee headed by Czajkowski, drafted the
proposed bill and voted to present it to the full Senate one week ago. “I strongly believe the bill has the support of the majority, and I anticipate its passage next week,” said Czajkowski. Czajkowski did note that at least three senators voiced their opposition to this proposal during the debate Tuesday. These senators were proponents of representation by major, not class. While these senators made valid points, Czajkowski stated representation by major was labeled as ineffective by the advisory committee during the drafting process. “In committee, we discussed representation by major and fixing the present form of representation by clubs and organizations, but neither was determined to be influential in creating a more effective student government,” said Czajkowski. Senators will vote on the bill on Nov. 12. Czajkowski said if the student government chooses to pass the bill, changes to the structure of Student Senate might become apparent by the spring semester.
and other expenses – that is covered by the average needbased aid granted to undergraduates each year. Schools included in the list are considered above average academically and cost much less than many other schools after the financial aid they dispense in the form of need-based grants and scholarships. Out of the 1,630 students enrolled at Waynesburg University, 63.7 percent, or 1,038 students, receive need-based grants or scholarships. After receiving financial aid, the average cost for the students is $19,325. In the 2012-13 academic year, Waynesburg awarded more than $33 million in aid to its students, including academic scholarships, federal, state and institutional grants, work-study opportunities and student or parent educational loans. According to Lee, using the word “value” is the perfect way to describe Waynesburg University. “What we’re really talking about is value, as opposed to cost,” said Lee. “A better way to put it is that the value we provide our students is excellent.” Before officially assuming presidency in July, Lee served on the university’s Board of Trustees and later worked closely with Timothy R. Thyreen, university chancellor, as the executive vice president of the university. Lee said that throughout his time at Waynesburg, the goal was to ensure students could have a great Christian education that was affordable.
“I know that this has always been something that we’ve worked to do: to try to make intelligent decisions to help ensure that the cost of attending Waynesburg University remains affordable,” said Lee. “It is rewarding to see that the work over all those years is coming to fruition.” Waynesburg University was ranked No. 14 in the north region. The institution was also named the thirdbest regional value university in Pennsylvania, only behind Villanova, ranked second, and Gannon University, ranked 11th, among universities in the north. “As the ranking indicates, Waynesburg offers an affordable yet valuable combination of rigorous academic programs as well as service and character building opportunities,” said Lee. Waynesburg was also the top rated university in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, but in a separate ranking of regional colleges, Geneva College ranked eighth in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Value Schools in the north region. This is not the first time Waynesburg has received recognition during Lee’s tenure at the university. Earlier in the year, Christian Universities Online selected Waynesburg as one of the 25 most beautiful Christian campuses in the country. “[Waynesburg University] has been recognized in the past in a number of different areas, so this is just further recognition in areas that we haven’t been recognized in,” said Lee. Although Waynesburg is not the size of Harvard or
Yale, Lee said the university strives to provide students a high quality, affordable Christian education that can rival that of Ivy League and other nationally known academic institutions. “People say ‘I went to Harvard,’ ‘I went to Yale’ or ‘I went to Waynesburg,’” said Lee. “Well what is Waynesburg? It stands for service and being able to provide students with a valuable education that they can take with them after graduation.”
Tharp: Next Bonner leader named
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“I called Evan, and he graciously said yes,” said Calvario. After narrowing down the 40 candidates to seven, vice president of Student Services Mary Cummings carefully reviewed each applicant with Calvario before selecting Tharp based on her experience. “Tharp currently works for Wheeling Jesuit University in a very similar position,” said Calvario. “She really understands what servant leadership is and what service learning is. She brings a lot of experience to the table from the professional side and also from her involvements during her undergraduate years.” Tharp is familiar with a role in higher education, having worked for Wheeling Jesuit University over the last four years in the Service for Social Action Center. Tharp has also worked with the Bonner Foundation in the past, supervising the Bonner AmeriCorps Program for several semesters at Wheeling Jesuit University. “She has a unique set of qualities and experiences to bring to the table,” said Calvario. While Tharp seems to match the Bonner program quite well, Calvario noted the Bonner coordinator must also match the mission of the
At a glance: Adrienne Tharp • Chosen out of 40 candidates for Bonner Coordinator position • Employed at Wheeling Jesuit for the last four years where she supervised the Bonner AmeriCorps Program
• Will arrive on campus Nov. 18
university. “For me, the mission of the university trumps the mission of a program, so a person has to match the big umbrella first,” said Calvario. “That is definitely the case with Adrienne.” As for Tharp, she could not be more excited to contribute and comply with the mission of Waynesburg University. “Service is a huge part of Wheeling Jesuit University, so I am extremely attracted to Waynesburg because I will still be able to have that culture of mission,” said Tharp. “I am glad to be joining a Christian institution rooted in faith.” Tharp is anxious to arrive on campus in order to begin working with the students and faculty. “I’m really excited to begin working with students that are so dedicated to service,” said Tharp. “I worked with a diverse group of students at Wheeling Jesuit Univer-
sity, so I look forward to getting to know the likes and interests of the students at Waynesburg so that I can help find service opportunities to match those.” Tharp begins on Monday, Nov. 18. There is currently a sign-up sheet for the Bonner Scholars to have an opportunity to meet with Tharp for a one-on-one interview the day after she arrives on campus. While Tharp is very excited to take another step in her lifelong commitment to service, having a degree in communications from Wheeling Jesuit University, she formerly did not envision such a path prior to accepting her first job at Wheeling Jesuit University. “I never imagined myself in a position that I am in now,” said Tharp. “I thought that I would be working in a big city for a magazine, but I felt God had bigger plans for me.”
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Lawsuit filed against hospital
Few competitive races Former employee files lawsuit against hospital CEO lead to low turnout for county elections “Our policy is not to comment litigates or on This is the result of a perBy Chelsea Dicks Managing Editor
A former employee of Southwest Regional Medical Center [SWRMC] believes she was fired for doing what she felt was both ethically and legally correct. Marie Gillispie, former director of acute care services at SWRMC has filed a lawsuit against her past employer. This lawsuit has been one of multiple investigations to be filed against SWRMC in the past year. An investigation was essentially the gateway used for Gillispie to speak her findings and express her concerns, which ensued her termination, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit is filed against SWRMC CEO, Cynthia Cowie, who had given Gillispie the job of investigating the death of an Intensive
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Care Unit patient. Gillispie claims in the lawsuit that the investigation proved both the nursing staff and the respiratory therapist did not diligently complete their duty to provide competent medical care to the patient, which resulted in the patient’s death. According to Gillispie, the death could and should have been prevented by the staff had they done their jobs correctly. On Oct. 23, Gillispie reported her findings to Cowie and was ready to continue the process the hospital is legally supposed to take for reporting the incident to the
Patient Care Authority, and write a letter notifying the family of the patient’s care and death. According to the lawsuit, Cowie instructed her to write-up no such report or letter. Gillispie claims that Cowie said the hospital was in no condition for another investigation after the state had visited a little over a month ago. Within the lawsuit, Gillispie also references another violation of care for patients. A female who was admitted into SWRMC with abdominal pain was diagnosed with peritonitis.
forated bowel. According to Gillispie, the woman should have gone through surgery immediately, but was not operated on until the next day. Also, according to photos taken later of the woman showing signs of infection, Gillispie determined she acquired them while still a patient at SWRMC. W h e n G i l l i s p i e ap proached Cowie with the case of negligence, asking for an investigation, Cowie advised otherwise. No investigation was ever filed. Frustrated with her employer’s instructions, Gillispie reported her findings and issues at a meeting held Oct. 24, 2012. She expressed that Cowie’s instructions went against the Emergency Medical TreatSee LAWsuit on B4
With few competitive races and a low voter turnout, the Greene County general elections ended Tuesday, Nov. 5, with few surprises. A total of 5,397 votes were counted, according to unofficial results from the Greene County Bureau of Elections. With few standout races, many voted straight ticket; 341 members of Greene County voted straight Republican, while 892 voted straight Democrat. In the only statewide race on the ballot, Vic Stabile, the Republican Party representative, narrowly defeated Jack McVay Jr., the Democrat from Allegheny County for the position of Judge of the Superior Court. Despite losing the statewide vote, McVay Jr. earned 58.2 percent of Greene County votes. Stabile, mwanwhile, garnered only 41.6 percent of the vote. Few competitive races were on the local docket. Seeking to replace the longtime sherrif who chose not to run for re-election, Brian Tennant, who ran in both parties after winning the May primary, was elected with 97.7 percent of the votes. Gregory P. Rohanna, the incumbent who ran in both parties, was relected coroner with 99.5 percent of the vote The race for Magisterial District Judge also had only one candidate for election. Lee Watson, who ran in both parties, won the county with 98.7 percent of the vote.
Homicide trial begins for siblings By Nick Farrell Executive Editor
the one-year anniversary with the announcement of significant expansion in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the opening of 75 plus adaptive bikes for children with disabilities. “It [the expansion of the program] has become like a snowball going down a mountain,” said LaVallee. “It keeps picking up speed and showing this is something we should do for these kids.”
Jury selection began this week for a criminal homicide trial, which is set to take place at the Greene County Courthouse before Judge William Nalitz. Both Jason Roe, 33, and Lana Roe, 41, are charged in the death of Cordele Patterson, 38. Patterson was shot and killed Aug. 14, 2012 in a cabin in Wayne Township, Pa. According to court documents, both Roes were charged with criminal homicide. Jason Roe faces an additional count of aggravated assault. Eight jurors were selected Monday to participate in the trial proceedings. An additional four regular jurors and four more alternatives are needed to begin the trial. At press time, these additional regular jurors and replacements had not yet been named. Lana Roe told police that she and Jason Roe, her husband, purchased a gun the day of the alleged homicide for the purpose of shooting targets at Patterson’s cabin. During the trial held on Nov. 6, 2013 the case opened up with the first witness being called to the stand, Vivian Russ, mother of Patterson. Russ explained her compassion and love for her son through tears. "He was my first born son. I loved him," said Russ. "He was a good person." They continued the trial
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Variety 'My Bike' program celebrates one-year anniversary By Chelsea Dicks Managing Editor
Children with disabilities in Greene County are getting some freedom back and are gaining the resources that will enable them to have typical childhood experiences. All of this is being done by Variety the Children’s Charity, which has just announced their geographic expansion and their noble plans for this upcoming year in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Variety is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. One of their most respectable programs is the “My Bike” program, which provides families with disabled children adaptive bicycles for the children to enjoy. “This was a dream come true in itself,” said Charles LaVallee, CEO of Variety. “Our special needs kids are left out so much and this gives them the opportunity to be a part of something.” On Nov. 1, 2013, the “My Bike” program celebrated their one-year anniversary by throwing a gala at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. At the event, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Highmark Health Plan president and Variety Board president Deborah Rice-Johnson, PNC senior vice president Andrea Carelli, Mountaineer Keystone LLC chairman and CEO and Variety board member Robert Kozel and LaVallee marked
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(Far Left) Congressman Murphy watches as Tyler Carpenter of Greene County rides his adaptive bike for the first time. (Above) CEO of Variety the Children's Charity, Charles LaVallee presents families with their custom made sponsored bicycles.
Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful group's key element By Samantha Peer
For the Yellow Jacket
Many recognize Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful as an organization that simply hosts downtown events like the 50’s Fest and the Holiday Open House. While Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful does offer fun events to the community, there is a key element to this organization that makes it unique. That element is its namesake. The organization was named after a 1906 book by Fred High called “Waynesburg, Prosperous & Beautiful: a
“The community pride developed this book, people paid to have their properties displayed in the publication. This was a community effort”
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Souvenir Pictorial Story of the Biggest and Best Little City in Pennsylvania.” The rich history of Waynesburg is displayed throughout the book, with a picture of Waynesburg University in its early stages, found within its pages in addition to other businesses and buildings that are still standing in Waynesburg today. High was a Waynesburg resident who believed the Waynesburg community was special and worthy of creating a
book that captured its youthful essence. However, High was not the sole contributor to this book. Featured in this book are the homes, houses and organizations of past Waynesburg residents. “The community pride developed this book, people paid to have their properties displayed in this publication,” said Barbara Kirby, vice president of Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful. “This was a community effort.” The founders of Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful chose to name its organization after this book in the hopes of harboring the pride that High displayed through his book. “This book was a symbol of the community pride and that’s what we want Waynesburg Prosperous See Book on B4
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A blessed bargain
Waynesburg's accolades highlight university Waynesburg University is on a roll. First, Waynesburg was recently recognized as one of the 25 most beautiful Christian colleges in the country. Now, Waynesburg has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value School. Waynesburg University was acknowledged in the 2014 “U.S. News Best Colleges” ranking, which identifies the top 15 “Best Value Schools” in the northern region of the country. Granted, it is not likely that someone would look at the amount of money that students pay to attend Waynesburg University and say, “that’s a bargain!” However, once you take the time to compare the price of alternative private colleges, you will find this recognition as a best value school to be valid. For example, Geneva College is a private Christian college also in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. However, according to Geneva’s website, Geneva College students pay $5,000 more per year than Waynesburg University students. Additionally, Waynesburg University offers various scholarship opportunities including Achievement Awards and Competitive Merit Scholarships in order to boost affordability. Achievement Awards are based on the combination of each applicant’s cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores and can cover
approximately 25-75 percent of tuition cost. Competitive Merit Scholarships include the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership Scholarship, which covers over $20,000 of tuition, and the Bonner Scholarship, which covers $10,000 to $16,000 of tuition. While Waynesburg may not offer the same price package as a state institution, the scholarships available to Waynesburg students are much more generous and easily attainable. For instance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania charges a smaller fee than Waynesburg University, charging $19,642 for Pennsylvania residents. However, the two primary scholarships the university offers to students includes the Sutton Scholars, which is based on outstanding academic qualifications and an interview and only reduces the cost by $2,000. The Promising Scholars are for minority students in the region based on outstanding academic credentials, financial need and an interview, which only covers $1,000 of tuition. Again, it is difficult to rejoice in the price of higher education. However, having the opportunity to fully integrate your faith into your educational experience and receiving personalized attention in a Christian setting for a low price is a blessed bargain.
November 7, 2013
Bullying present in all facets of life ROB LONGO Columnist
“You suck.” “You’re a waste of life.” “Why are you here? No one likes you.” These are just a few examples of harsh bullying. If those examples sound familiar, it’s because one out of four kids are bullied, according to the Ambassadors 4 Kids website. These bullying statistics reflect a similar poll of college students. In a study conducted by Indiana State University professors published in RA magazine, 15 percent of students admitted to being bullied, along with 22 percent of students who
said they were cyber bullied through social media, text messages and email. And most recently, we have seen that even the toughest people can be affected by bullying. Two weeks ago, Miami Dolphin’s offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the team for what was initially reported as personal issues. Earlier this week, it came to light that Martin was threatened and made fun of by veteran offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Standing 6-feet-5 and weighing 312 pounds, Martin reportedly has been bullied the entire year and a half he has played in the NFL. Martin is quite intelligent; both of his parents are lawyers who graduated from Harvard and he played college football at
Stanford. Why Martin endured the pain and suffering for a reported 18 months is unknown, but the last straw came when Martin sat down at a table and the rest of his teammates at the table got up and left. Leading the charge against Martin in this instance was Incognito, who has played for three different teams and has been with the Dolphins since 2010. Not only were Incognito’s actions childish, they were threatening. He left at least one voicemail on Martin’s phone, calling him a racial slur. Incognito also sent several text messages that threatened Martin’s family, as well as Martin himself. Additionally, Martin was forced to pay $15,000 for a player’s
trip to Las Vegas, which he did not attend. The worst part is that Incognito’s father allegedly contributed to the harassment. According to a report by Deadspin, Incognito’s father was a constant contributor to the message board FinHeaven, where the username in question only speaks about the offensive line and praises Incognito’s play. The username was traced back to another username that was used on message board sites that praised Incognito back at his time at Nebraska. Bullying is a real-life issue. It’s not just for grade school children and immature high school students. Even the biggest, baddest football players can be inflicted with See BULLYING on B3
There's something that we all don't know Chelsea dicks Columnist
During an episode of “How I Met You Mother,” the gang discusses the inevitable fact that no matter how intelligent you are, there is always a gap. The gap refers to a piece of knowledge that is very obvious that somehow you never obtained while growing up. In the episode, Ted’s gap was the mispronunciation of the word chameleon, which he pronounced CHAM-aleon. Robin’s gap was the belief that, in addition to Santa Claus and his elves, the North Pole was a fictional place. Lily’s gap was the inability to see distance correctly, which resulted in her never being able to throw things at the right distance. The theme was that everyone has at least one thing that is common knowledge that they do not know, and that
one should not be embarrassed of it. This gap is a real thing. I am sure you have ran into a situation with a friend or family member where you were surprised to find out that they did not know something very elementary. I know I have. My mom’s gap is one of my favorite stories. I was nine-years-old when my family took me to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Being the complex child I was, I would always enter the zoo excited to see all of the exotic creatures that I only saw in my coloring books, but I would leave fuming thinking about the small cages and unhappy demeanor I thought I had picked up on while viewing the animals. Yes, I thought I was an animal whisperer back in the day, but this year was different. This year the PPG Aquarium was finally opened. My imagination ran wild as I imagined walking into a live version of the “Little
Mermaid” with a rainbow of creatures swimming and dancing through the sparkling blue water. The creature I was most anticipating to see was the seahorse. It was a combination of my two favorite things: the sea and horses. With my hand firm in my mother’s, due to my tendency of running off with complete strangers I remember exclaiming I wanted to go and see the seahorses first. That is when my mom began to explain to me that seahorses were not real. I am serious. The 28-yearold woman did not believe in seahorses. She believed they were a fictional creation of movies, no joke. I began to argue with her explaining that they were real, but she was steadfast on her belief. It ended with her yelling at me to stop my crazy antics. But as we turned a corner I saw the exhibit I knew was real. I drug her to the small aquarium and pointed and yelped excitedly at the small
creatures entangling themselves with one another and the seaweed. My mother stared at the exhibit, mouth almost on the floor. She could not believe they were real. To this day, we still make fun of her for this instance of a hilarious and memorable knowledge gap. She has a good spirit about the issue because she realizes everyone has these moments of realization. Mine happened not too long ago when I understood that I was a true communication major. It is a bit embarrassing but like all “comm.” majors can agree, we are not good at math. I realized not long ago the difference between inches and centimeters. I did not know what a centimeter was. Yes, I know this is sad, but just remember one of these days you are going to realize your knowledge gap and hopefully there is a crowd of close friends around to remind you of the incident for the rest of your life.
The month of 'Movember' To shave or not to shave, that is the question
November has now become "Movember." The month of “Movember” is dedicated to growing mustaches in order to promote men’s health, with the purpose of growing mustaches to change the “face” of men’s health. "Movember," a portmanteau of mustache and November, according to the New York Times, was conceived in the early 2000s in Australia and has since taken off, with it now being an international phenomenon.
The specific areas regarding men’s health that "Movember" targets are prostate health, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. The goal is simply to participate by growing a mustache in awareness and if you cannot grow one, to sponsor someone who is or donate toward the cause. We encourage all men to grow a mustache in support and encourage that you consider donating to a "Movember" charity if you are unable to or cannot participate.
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President Obama needs to reclaim moral high ground on privacy, drone attacks San Jose Mercury News Column courtesy of MCT Campus
In July 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama declared that the United States needed a foreign policy that reclaimed the moral high ground, saying: “This is our moment to renew the trust and faith of our people — and all people — in an America that battles immediate evils, promotes an ultimate good, and leads the world once more.” As president, Obama is responsible for keeping international terrorists at bay, and he has largely succeeded. He approached the challenge with a 21st century military mindset, relying heavily on technology. But it’s time to take a hard look at the long term cost of his approach,
particularly in light of his stated foreign policy goal. Consider events of three consecutive days last week: On Wednesday, the president had to call an irate German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had been told the National Security Agency was listening to her cellphone calls. He assured her that was not happening. Not now, anyway. He was vague about whether it ever happened. More countries chimed in on the outrage later in the week. On Tuesday two respected groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, released separate reports documenting dozens of civilian deaths in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. Amnesty officials said some of the strikes could be classified as war crimes. On Monday, the French
government summoned Charles Rivkin, the U.S. ambassador, to demand an immediate explanation of reports that the NSA had recorded more than 70 million French phone calls over a 30-day period in 2012. The French said spying on allies was “unacceptable.” That’s a matter of degree, of course. Countries spy on allies all the time. But the capacity to invade the personal privacy of millions of people is relatively new.
And the potential of drones to take out terrorists without risking American lives must be almost irresistible to a president determined not to have another Sept. 11 on his watch. Obama told French President Francois Hollande later in the week that the United States has begun to review the way it gathers intelligence in its pursuit of legitimate safety goals. See OBAMA on b3
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November 7, 2013
Cheat Sheet: Los Angeles International airport shooting Editors Note: The following is a synopsis of a recent topic trending in world or national news.
According to the Los Angeles Times, on the morning of Friday Nov. 1, a lone gunman entered the Los Angeles International Airport shooting at transit security screeners, killing one and injuring two before he was wounded and taken into custody by police. The incident at LAX, the sixth-busiest airport in the world, was over in less than 10 minutes according to the Los Angeles Times, but caused thousands of flights across the nation to be disrupted. The suspect was identified as Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, of New Jersey who was currently living in Los Angeles. According to Fox News, authorities said they found a note handwritten by Ciancia, which describes his intent to kill Transportation Security Administration employees and “pigs.” The note found in Ciancia’s duffel bag and signed by him stated that he had “made the conscious decision to try to kill” multiple TSA employees and he wanted to stir fear in them, said FBI agent in charge David L. Bowdich. “Black, white, yellow, brown, I don’t discriminate,” the note read, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to the Associated Press. The note also expressed “disappointment in the government” and Ciancia noted that he had no interest in hurting “innocent people.” It also included references to “fiat currency” and “NWO,” a possible reference to the New World Order, a conspiracy theory that fore-
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TSA shooting victim Tony Grisby is consoled by his mother Faye Maye during a press conference where he made a statement in Los Angeles, California, on Monday, Nov. 4. sees a totalitarian one-world government, according to Fox News. Ciancia also suggested to a sibling via text message that he was prepared to die, according to the official that spoke with the Los Angeles Times. According to the Los Angeles Times, the gunman specifically targeted TSA agents, who are not armed. Authorities stated that Ciancia approached several people cowering in the airport terminal, pointed his gun at them, asked if they “were TSA” and then moved on without pulling the trigger if the answer was no. According to a witness, the gunman cursed the TSA repeatedly as he moved through the terminal. The president of the union that represents the TSA flight
screeners, J. David Cox Sr., told Los Angeles Times the shooting was a “heinous act.” The gunman was not a TSA officer and “never had been,” according to the union, the American Federation of Government Employees. According to an anonymous law enforcement official, the note referred to how the gunman believed his constitutional rights were being violated by TSA searches and that he was a “pissed-off patriot” upset at former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. According to the Los Angeles Times, the TSA was created in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in an attempt to improve the safety of American transportation. The screeners cannot make arrests and do not carry weapons.
According to Fox News, on Sunday, Nov. 3, federal prosecutors charged Ciancia with murder and commission of violence. He could face the death penalty if convicted. According to a law enforcement official who had been briefed on the investigation, Ciancia told police he had acted alone and that a friend had dropped him off at the airport on Friday. Officials do not believe the friend knew of Ciancia’s plans. According to the Associated Press, Ciancia moved to Los Angeles in 2012 in hopes of becoming a motorcycle mechanic. Prior to that, Ciancia graduated in 2008 from Salesianum School, an all-boys Roman Catholic school in Wilmington, N.J. The Philadelphia Inquirer stated one of his classmates,
Joseph Conti, said Ciancia kept to himself and rarely spoke in class, except to make occasional sarcastic remarks about a teacher. “He kept to himself and ate lunch alone a lot,” David Hamilton, another former classmate of Ciancia, told the Los Angeles Times. “I really don’t remember any one person who was close to him. In four years, I never heard a word out of his mouth.” Conti said Ciancia played trumpet in the school’s band but “never was interested” in invitations from fellow band members to hang out. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, other classmates said Ciancia was the only member of the school’s class of 2008 that did not attend college. Conti told the Philadelphia Inquirer it was as-
sumed that after high school, Ciancia would work at his father’s auto-repair shop in his hometown. Residents told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Ciancia was deeply affected over his mother’s death of multiple sclerosis a year after his graduation. According to Fox News, in December 2011, Ciancia graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fla., said Tina Miller, a spokeswoman for Universal Technical Institute, the Scottsdale, Ariz. based company that runs the school. According to the Associated Press, Ciancia had mentioned to his younger brother that he considered taking his own life. Ciancia’s family notified Pennsville, N.J. Police Chief Allen Cummings early Friday afternoon. Cummings notified the Los Angeles Police Department, which in turn, went to Ciancia’s residence. He was not there at the time, but his two roommates told police that Ciancia was acting normal. LAPD notified Cummings they would check on him again after Ciancia returned home from work. Cummings told the Associated Press he received a call about the shooting 45 minutes later. The TSA officer killed in the attack was identified as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, who was checking IDs and boarding passes at the base of the escalator leading to the main screening area, according to Fox News. Hernandez is the first TSA officer killed in the line of duty in the 12-year history of the agency. Information compiled by
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In the news: Ten headlines you need to know this week
Editor's Note: The following is a summary of 10 stories from last week that a college student needs to know.
1. Possible legal protection for LGBT community Monday, Nov. 4 saw the gain of the 60th guaranteed Senate vote for a bill that will add to the federal nondiscrimination law and prevent discrimination among employees based on sexual orientation or identity. With Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada announcing his support of the bill in addition to all 55 Senate Democrats and four other Republicans, debate for the bill will likely open this week. The Republican-held House still remains largely in opposition to the bill, although a seventh congressman, Representative Michael H. Michoud of Maine, announced he is gay on Monday, showing some possibility the bill would find House support. – New York Times, Nov. 4 2. Wall Street financial firm sets record Federal prosecutors announced Monday, Nov. 4 that SAC Capital Advisors pled guilty to charges of insider trading and will suffer a hefty fine and probation. The hedge
fund, owned by Stephen A. Cohen, admitted employees were trading stocks based on secret information. According to the New York Times, total SAC fines amount to $1.8 billion, the highest ever for insider trading cases, and the firm will be on a five-year probation, prohibited from managing money for outside investors. The case is helping to squash the idea that financial firms are too big to criminally prosecute. – New York Times, Nov. 4
3. Egyptian president defies court system President of Egypt Mohammed Morsy was jailed in July after he and his associates reportedly killed members of a militant group attempting to oust Morsy from power. The trial for the incident began on Sunday, Nov. 3, where Morsy insisted that his being on trial was unjust, since he is the legitimate President of Egypt. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, chants from militants and Morsy supporters alike interrupted the trial so many times it was postponed until January 2014. In the meantime, lawyers will reassess defense documents and address the fact that the judicial system is stacked with enemies of Morsy.
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4. Prayer reaches Supreme Court again In the current Supreme Court Case Greece v. Galloway, the U.S. Supreme Court, which opens every session by asking for God’s protection, will decide a dispute concerning prayer in government halls. The town of Greece, N.Y. opens every town council meeting with a Christian-oriented prayer, which the federal appeals court in New York found to be in violation of the First Amendment. Since the court has not heard a case involving prayer in the government since 1983, the nation holds its breath to find out the current justices’ opinions on state and religion. – Fox News, Nov. 4 5. NSA’s Snowden to be shown no mercy Informant and now fugitive Edward Snowden, granted asylum in Russia, wrote a letter asking for clemency from the U.S. government regarding his leaking of National Security Agency information to the news media. According to Time Magazine, his allegations about the NSA’s activities led to inquiries into U.S. spying from ally nations
and motions in Congress to curb NSA policies. NSA and government officials argue if Snowden had concerns about the NSA’s actions, he should have reported them privately; instead, he committed a crime, and there is general agreement among officials to deny his request for clemency. – Time Magazine, Nov. 4
6. Leaders make plans for rebirth in East Liberty Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Congressman Mike Doyle; Representative Ed Gainey; and Bart Mitchell, president and CEO of The Community Builders, Inc. The complex, which is to be named East Liberty Place South, will be built where the East Mall apartments used to sit, across from East Liberty Place North. The project will cost about $14.2 million, and city leaders hope the building with mixed income rent opportunities will be a step in the revitalization of East Liberty. – Pittsburgh TribuneReview, Nov. 4 7. Efforts being made to fix Obamacare website The Affordable Care Act website, plagued with numerous issues since its Oct. 1 launch, will now be under-
going technical maintenance each night. The section of the site allowing Americans to apply for coverage will be taken offline daily between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The blackout is a result of assurances that, due to technical errors, initial enrollment in Obamacare will be far short of original estimates. Technology experts working on the website say the fixes will be complete before the end of the month. – CNN News Nov. 4
8. The mystery of King Tut’s death solved British scientists have been trying to discover the cause of King Tutankhamun’s premature death since his tomb’s discovery in 1922. Recently, tests revealed the pharaoh’s mummification was botched, leading to spontaneous combustion of the body shortly after burial. This allowed scientists to change their investigative style, helping them to arrive at the conclusion that a chariot crashed into the boy king while he was kneeling, damaging essential organs and killing him. – The Independent, Nov. 4 9. YouTube joins the award ceremony scene At Pier 36 in New York,
the first ever YouTube Music Awards were held in an effort to compete with the Video Music Awards and the Grammys. Unlike the latter two ceremonies, the YouTube awards were voted on entirely by fans, connecting YouTube stars to their viewers. It also featured live performances from stars like Lady Gaga and Eminem. The event, according to USA Today, was chaotic but seemed, judging by spectator reactions, to be a success. – USA Today Nov. 4 10. Dark day for Steelers’ defense The Pittsburgh Steelers game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Nov. 3 was statistically the worst defensive game in Steelers’ history. Before Sunday, the Steelers never allowed more than 54 points or 559 yards in a single game. The Patriots, however, scored 55 points and racked up 610 yards, deepening the Steelers’ slump and crushing spirits even further. – Pittsburgh TribuneReview, Nov. 4 Information compiled by
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unnecessary pain. Fortunately, the most recent reports claimed that Incognito would never play another down for the Dolphins organization. Something has to be done about this trend that is apparent in schools and workplaces across the country. Waynesburg University is doing its part in trying to eliminate this kind of behavior in the future. Oct. 17, a new Bullying Task Force held its first meeting. Adam Jack,
the chair of Department of Criminal Justice Administration, said he doesn’t really see so much bullying in college classrooms, but more so in athletics, as he is a baseball coach for the Yellow Jackets. Jack also said, most of the time, bullies don’t realize what they are doing is wrong. Sadly, it’s hard to make the argument that what Incognito said and did could be misinterpreted. So where does the disconnect begin, and where does it end? In an info graphic published in RA Magazine, 55 percent of college students
involved in clubs, teams and organizations said they have been hazed in the past. There’s a difference between giving a freshman an awful haircut, as the Waynesburg University baseball team has done in year’s past, and threatening to kill someone’s family, as Incognito did. The whole irony of the entire situation is this: Incognito was a member of a six-player leadership counsel this season with the Dolphins. It just goes to show that no matter what kind of façade someone hides behind, the truth always comes to light.
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He has also said that a review of U.S. drone policy is in order, although he maintains that all the targets have met his threshold of posing an imminent threat to U.S. interests. (People of Pakistan, who apparently see drones buzzing around like mosquitoes over a Mississippi swamp, may beg to differ.) It’s naive to think a government could be totally transparent about strategies like eavesdropping and drones without destroying their ef-
fectiveness. But Obama has neglected to strike a defensible balance between these tactics and the moral imperative of a nation that — to borrow his words — “promotes an ultimate good.”
He needs to identify that balance and reclaim the moral high ground. He should have done it before our top allies and groups like Amnesty International came at him.
November 7, 2013
Greene County man charged Fire destroys garage near campus with assualting infant child By Nick Farrell and ROB LONGO
By Chelsea Dicks Managing Editor
Bobby Jarond Sammons is awaiting a preliminary hearing with Greene County Magisterial District Judge, Lee Watson. He is in jail on $50000 cash bond for allegedly endangering the welfare of his infant daughter, resulting in multiple bone fractures. Police have charged him with aggravated assault, sim-
ple assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of children/parent/guardian/ other commits offense. According to the Observer-Reporter, the young child was brought into Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown W. Va. when she was a few days old with a broken femur that was not displayed in the birth X-ray of the child. The hospital then called the police with a questionable
situation of child abuse. When police questioned Sammon’s he claimed that while in the bathroom, the family dog had jumped on the bed with the young girl and had broken her femur. After further investigation the doctors found more signs of injury that when questioned Sammons could not explain. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 14 before Watson.
A fire destroyed a detached garage on Third Ave. in Waynesburg late Sunday night. According to Jeffery Marshall, chief of the Waynesburg and Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, it is believe that a wood burner in the garage malfunctioned and caused the single-structure fire. An eyewitness at the scene described orange flames surrounding the structure. “My son heard sirens and saw where it
was. The flames lit up the sky,” said Belinda Haggerty, who lives three blocks away on Huffman St. “We figured it was a house fire, but it was a garage.” Marshall stated crews were dispatched at 10:49 p.m. Sunday and left the scene around 12:30 a.m. Monday. The garage, which mainly stored wood, was completely destroyed and nothing was salvaged. According to Marshall, the property belonged to Michael Kabay. No injuries were reported, and all other structures in the vicinity were left unscathed.
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ment and Active Labor Act [EMTALA]. The violations included failing to contact a physician when transferring a patient to another hospital, failing to contact and give verbal orders to a nurse at the transferring hospital and failing to arrange transportation for the patient, according to the lawsuit. After being pressed to file the violations to the Department of Health and the Patient Safety Authority, Cowie continued to instruct that no reports were to be made. Gillispie claims that this was due to the hospital recently being the subject of two other EMTALA investigations, the suit declares. On Oct. 26, 2012, the law-
suit claims that two investigators from the Pennsylvania Department of Health were hired to investigate a complaint from a male patient and his son against the hospital. The two men complained that the male patient received poor care while he was a patient at SWRMC and that the nurses were never disciplined. When two investigators called upon Gillispie to give a statement, she told them the issues and events she had recently investigated. Gillispie said that doing so otherwise would have been a crime under the Nursing Standards of Conduct. The standards declares that no nurse can knowingly aid another person to violate a law or board regulation. According to the lawsuit,
Cowie accused Gillispie of ‘backstabbing’ a fellow employee and informed her to leave the hospital. On Nov. 1, 2012, Cowie fired Gillispie. “Our policy is not to comment litigates or on personal matters at this time,” said Joy Eggleston, SWRMC senior public affairs officer. “We will provide information as it becomes available.” Noah Geary, Gillispie’s attorney, claims that the firing was formulated through illegal claims and accusations. The firing is a violation of the public policy exception for at-will employment, which gives protection for whistle blowing. It also states that a hospital employee may not be penalized because they reported a violation of EMTALA.
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A chapter scanned from within the book focuses on Waynesburg University and what it offers.
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James Hogue with sister Krissy Hogue share in the luxury of being able to ride bicycles together, something they could have never done before Variety.
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Book: One hundred plus years later and Waynesburg is still striving
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and Beautiful to be,” said Kirby. “We want to be acting on this community pride and doing things that keep that alive and keep this community something to be proud of. When people say I am from Waynesburg, they want to be proud of that.” While Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful strives to preserve pride, the organization also performs many actions and attempts to achieve a variety of objectives within the community. According to the Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful website, their mission “represents a community endeavor to preserve and revitalize our historic downtown area as we cultivate a heightened public awareness of the educational, cultural and historical opportunities and convenience in shopping associated with visiting
the Waynesburg Main Street area.” The Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful book referred to Waynesburg as the biggest and best little city in Pennsylvania. A century later, it is appropriate to contemplate how far Waynesburg has come. “Here we are one hundred plus years later, and Waynesburg is still thriving,” said Kirby. “I think in comparison to a lot of small downtowns, Waynesburg has done a good job of staying vital. If you drive through other small downtowns, you will discover a lot of empty store fronts and a decline in retail, but downtown Waynesburg has done a good job of keeping their marketing mix. Waynesburg offers some retail, some service, as well as some government offices.” While Waynesburg has evolved greatly since the publication of the book, Genine Henry, president of Waynesburg Prosperous and Beauti-
ful, feels that it is unfair to compare what Waynesburg was then to what the town is now. “It’s not a measure of how far we’ve come, because we still have a unique cluster of specialty shops,” said Henry. “We have a lack of available space, and I think that speaks volumes. It may not be how it once was, but it still possesses a unique character of its own.” Regardless of the changes that have occurred in Waynesburg, one thing still remains: the pride of its residents. “I believe the majority of people still possess pride for living in Waynesburg,” said Henry. “You will always have naysayers, but the majority still has community pride. You can feel the pride at community festivities.” To view the Waynesburg Prosperous and Beautiful book, visit https://archive. org/details/waynesburgprospe00high.
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with the calling State Trooper, Jason Altman to the stand. Altman described the many pictures he took of the crime scene. "I took a lot of photos that day and helped with processing," said Altman. West Virginia State Police arrested Jason Roe shortly after the homicide took place. He fled the scene before po-
lice arrived. Lana Roe was treated at a local hospital for a head wound before police arrested
her and charged her as an accomplice. The trial will continue throughout the month.
Within the first year of the programs creation, 365 adaptive bikes were given to disabled children from ten counties in Western Pennsylvania, including Greene County. The adaptive bikes are sponsored through donors who raise the $1,800 needed to make each adaptive bicycle. Large donors and partners in the Greene County area include Southwestern Regional Medical Center and PNC. At the gala, Rice-Johnson announced that due to the success of the program within this first year, they would be expanding to Cambria, Crawford, Mercer and Somerset counties this upcoming year. This is exciting news for the program, because with
this expansion, they will be able to help more families in need. According to LaVallee, half of the children who received a bike come from families with incomes below the 200 percent of the Federal Poverty guidelines, which means they have very little disposable income. A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health indicated there were more than 5,800 children who suffered from Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome in Variety’s ten county service area that also meet the financial eligibility requirements for the “My Bike” program. “If you have medical and supply bills and a lot of other expenses that come with having a child who is disabled, a bike becomes a total luxury,” said LaVallee. At the gala, they launched
the second year by giving Steven Pander, from Lawrence County, the 366th adaptive bicycle. The gala also lead to another 28 adaptive bikes being sponsored for the programs upcoming year giving the theme a total of 103 bikes now available. “I think what’s happened is we listen with our heads and our hearts,” said LaValle. “Realizing that through getting together, seeing the difference, realizing we can make a difference, believing that we can do it and seeing a child’s life be changed, that is how we get things done.” During year two of the Variety “My Bike” program, the organization plans to give at least 14 adaptive bikes to disabled children in Greene County. For more information about Variety and the “My Bike” program, visit www. varietypittsburgh.org.
NOvember 7, 2013 | waynesburg university | waynesburg.edu Presidents' athletic conference cross country championships
Men finish in third place Women take second place By Nadine Leishman For the Yellow Jacket
The men’s cross country team competed in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship race Saturday at Chatham in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sophomore Ben McAuley finished ninth overall in the 108-man field, crossing the finish line with a time of 26:57. “[McAuley] is a leader of this team and knew that he was going to have to be near the top 10 for our team to compete with some of the other schools,” said head coach Chris Hardie. “He raced as hard as he could have Saturday and literally didn’t have anything left when he pushed into the finish line; we could tell he did all that he could to help the
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team.” Senior Jonathan Blatt finished in 13th place with a time of 27:17. “I was very excited because I had just ran one of the best races in my collegiate career but also because my team had run its best overall race in my four years at Waynesburg,” said Blatt. “Everyone had stepped up on the biggest meet of the year.” Both McAuley and Blatt were named secondteam All-PAC. “It was great to see [Blatt] and [McAuley] run up towards the lead pack for most of the race,” said Hardie. “Both of them have trained so hard this
By Nick Brommer
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The Waynesburg women’s cross country team finished up Presidents’ Athletic Conference competition Saturday, as it finished second at the PAC Championships held at Chatham University. Grove City continued its stranglehold on the PAC, as the Wolverines won their 25th consecutive championship. Saint Vincent finished behind Waynesburg for the bronze; while Geneva finished fourth, followed by Thiel in fifth. Washington & Jefferson, Westminster, Bethany and Thomas More College rounded
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up the team results. Freshmen twins Emily and Katie Latimer led the Jackets, finishing eighth and 10th, respectively. Emily and Katie’s top-10 finishes earned them second-team All-PAC honors for their rookie seasons. The duo finished just six seconds apart from each other. “It was kind of nice knowing how strong we were together for that race, because I remember when we went around the turns on the finish,” said Emily Latimer. “We were all so close together.” Katie Latimer said her 10th place finish out of the 94-person field was a great experience. “I haven’t got that far before, and I didn’t think I’d get here,” Katie Latimer said. Rounding out the top five for Waynesburg was senior Bre Paul, junior Joy Oster
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and senior Jamie Piotrowski, who all finished consecutively in 18-20 places. The trio’s top-20 finish earned them All-PAC honorable mention honors. Grove City Sophomore Emily Rabenold claimed the individual title with a time of 21:45.60 in the six-kilometer race, which earned her MVP honors for the meet. Geneva College’s Alayna Merkle finished second, while Genie Fratto from Saint Vincent finished third. Ten-year Grove City head coach Sean Severson won PAC Coach of the Year award, the ninth time he has been awarded with such honors. The Yellow Jackets are off this weekend before competing in the Eastern Conference See wOMEN on C3
Defense continues stingy play Jackets forcing turnovers at a rapid pace By CJ Filippi
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the game early on was the turnover and our ability to convert on the turnovers,” said Waynesburg head coach Rick Shepas. “And in the kick game, when Westminster was really working hard to grab the momentum of the game, us turning the tide in the kick game, I think was huge.” Westminster’s offensive woes continued on its next two possessions, as both times Waynesburg corner-
With two games left in the regular season and a dwindling chance at a Presidents’ Athletic Conference title, Saturday was an important game for the Waynesburg football team. With that said, the defense had to stop Westminster’s offense from getting any momentum to keep playoff hopes alive. The defense did more than just stop Westminster’s offense. The Jackets came away with a big win on the road, defeating Westminster 3819, holding the Titans to 397 yards of total offense. Senior defensive end Brandon Fedorka said it was important to prepare for Westminster. “In the past we haven’t played well in Westminster and we wanted to change that,” said Fedorka. “We knew we had to be disciplined and play our positions.” It was a field day for the defense. This was the second straight game that a defensive back has had two interceptions. Last week, senior cornerback Stephen Holt came up with two picks against Geneva. This week, it was senior cornerback Marvin Sampson who came up with two interceptions on consecutive Titan offensive series. He also added five tackles and a pass break-up on the day. “I was really happy for [Sampson],” said Fedorka.
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Senior Thomas Paulone blocks Jake Schnelbach's punt during the third quarter of Waynesburg's 38-19 victory over Westminster.
Offense, defense and special teams dominate en route to win By Carson Fox
Sports Editorial Assistant
Waynesburg’s offense accrued 406 yards, the defense forced six turnovers and the special teams blocked a punt and returned it for a touch-
down, outplaying Westminster in all three phases of the game Saturday. Although Westminster (3-5, 2-4) beat Bethany the week prior and was seeking revenge after losing to Waynesburg (7-2, 5-2) 42-16 in 2012, the Jackets defeated the Titans 38-19. Quarterback Dak Britt fumbled a quarterback-receiver exchange on a sweep play on Westminster’s first offensive drive of the game and Waynesburg was able to
capitalize on it. From 15 yards away, quarterback Carter Hill completed a touchdown on a playaction, rollout pass to tight end Mike Ferraro, giving Waynesburg an early lead.
Once again, the Titans turned the ball over because of a fumble, but this time it was because safety Ryan Harr stripped Britt while he was extending the ball forward, trying to pick up a first down on the ground. Like the first score, Hill found his other tight end Zach Capan from a short distance, and with 2:55 left in the first quarter, Waynesburg scored 14 points off two Westminster turnovers. “I think the storyline of
Lineman needs to go Incognito from the NFL kYLE oLand Sports Editor
Richie Incognito, I hope you never play another down in the National Football League again. Over the last few days,
news broke that Miami Dolphins second-year offensive tackle Jonathan Martin was taking a leave of absence from the team due to personal issues. As more information began to flow in, Martin’s personal issues stemmed from verbal harassment he had been receiving by some of his teammates,
namely Richie Incognito. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Incognito, a fellow offensive lineman for Miami, had been sending abusive, racial-filled texts and voicemails to Martin for the past two years. These expletive-filled messages included the verbal attacking of Martin and his
family. According to reports by Schefter, the harassment drove Martin to leave his team for the foreseeable future. When I first saw the news of Martin leaving, I assumed like most that Martin’s issues were psychological and the issues within Miami’s locker
room were nothing more than typical locker room behavior. I have been inside high school, collegiate and professional locker rooms and I know the way athletes interact with each other. To the average bystander, the interaction between players can at times appear verbally
abusive. However, most of the conversation is actually in good nature. From the reports, the behavior inside Miami’s locker room was clearly abusive. The Miami players had to have known that Martin felt personally attacked. See INCOGNITO on C2
November 7, 2013
Men's soccer wins, but misses out on playoffs Incognito: Hit the road Continued from C1
By Tim Neral
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The men’s soccer team traveled to Saint Vincent Friday for a must-win match in order to keep the team in playoff contention. It was able to get the win in overtime, but was slighted for the fourth playoff spot because of a Geneva victory. Five minutes into the match, the Bearcats’ leading scorer Brody Ruffner scored the first goal of the match after Waynesburg failed to capitalize on a few early scor-
ing chances. The Jackets were on the defensive following the goal, until a Waynesburg free kick was headed by a Saint Vincent defender toward the Bearcats’ net. Junior Cody Lemke netted his second goal in as many games. Play became more balanced following the goal, and each team had some scoring chances. As the period of play went on, Saint Vincent began to see its scoring chances limited. Then the momentum of the match turned around when a Waynesburg defensive error left a Bearcat attacker on a breakaway. Junior goalkeeper Brandon Daughtry was forced to come out of the net and perform a slide tackle to nullify the scoring chance, an act that caused him to receive a red card, eliminating him from the game and leaving Waynesburg one man down. “Once [Daughtry] got the red card, playing a man down really caused us to struggle,” said senior Tim Fields. Sophomore goalkeeper Nathan Ribar relieved him,
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Waynesburg's starting goalkeeper Brandon Daughtry received an ejection in the first half of Friday's match. Daughtry was replaced by sophomore Nate Ribar. and had 10 saves in the game. Unfortunately, one of those saves did not come against Bearcat forward Scott Luthy, who received a cross into the box and headed it into the top right corner of the net, giving Saint Vincent a 2-1 lead with less than six minutes to play in the first half. Victor Browne came through for the team with less than four minutes to play in the half by scoring a breakaway goal, after receiving a through ball from junior Colin Nelson to tie the game. “Because we were down a man, we had to make significant adjustments,” said head coach Carl Griffiths. “We changed our formation to a 3-4-2 and we decided to possess in the middle third with
our outside midfielders.” No goals were scored in the second half as Saint Vincent and Waynesburg headed for overtime. “A negative takeaway was our lack of ability to control the game early,” said Griffiths. “We weren’t in control as far as how we moved the ball and limiting their ability to do so.” The first overtime was not kind to the Jackets, as the Bearcats possessed the ball for most of the period, outshooting them 3-1 and receiving three corner kicks, one that nearly resulted in a goal. The second overtime looked similar to the first, in that it looked as if the Jackets might have to settle for a draw, nullifying any chance
at making the playoffs. However, a shot by senior Zack Morgan in the box was deflected by Bearcat goalkeeper Eric Houghton to the top right of the box, where Tim Fields once again scored the game-winning goal, his fourth game-winning goal of the year. “I think we were super excited about the result,” said Griffiths. “It was not the most conventional way to earn it. Going in we expected to be in control rather than desperate, but the better team prevailed. Earning a [Presidents’ Athletic Conference] win is always big, but earning it down a man is a monumental achievement.” The Jackets now wait to see if they qualify for an ECAC match.
While all the behavior may have been just joking around, the details involving Incognito’s treatment of Martin does not appear as if Incognito was just messing around with the younger offensive lineman. It would be different if Incognito had communicated with Martin in the way he did on a singular occasion, but reports indicated that the behavior of Incognito occurred over a two-year time span. It would also be different if it was some other player who was being accused of the accusations. Incognito is not a saint – by his own admission. “I’m definitely not a choir boy,” Incognito told NFL. com. “I mean, we’d have practice the next morning, and I’m out until all hours of the night, running the town.” Incognito has been suspended multiple times by his collegiate and professional teams. In 2004 while playing for Nebraska, he was suspended for the season because of off-the-field incidents. The season before, the offensive lineman was suspended, but reinstated. Additionally, during his time at Nebraska, he was convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge, stemming from an incident at a party. After being suspended from Nebraska for a second time, Incognito transferred to Oregon, but was dismissed just a month later. In 2009, he got into a verbal altercation with thenSt. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo for multiple penalties in a game. A few days later, Incognito was waived. During the 2011 season, Incognito was fined $30,000 for punching Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour during a game. After the 2012 season, he was voted the second-dirt-
iest player in the NFL from a player poll in the Sporting News. This season, during a Miami preseason game, Incognito was involved in an altercation with Houston Texans defensive lineman Antonio Smith. Smith swung a helmet at Incognito during that game. If it was any other player, I wouldn’t have such strong feelings, but Incognito’s rap sheet has me questioning if he belongs in the NFL. Monday, the Dolphins announced Incognito had been suspended indefinitely from the team. If we compare Miami to any other professional organization, Incognito’s actions would surely result in his firing. The Dolphins should do the same and release him. While some may argue Martin handled the situation in the wrong way by running away from the problem and his team, I argue that Martin did the only thing he knew to do. Although Martin is a professional athlete, making millions of dollars, he is just a 24-year-old man. While he received his education from the prestigious academic institute Stanford University and is the son of two Harvard-educated lawyers, Martin is by no means a mature adult. His leaving the abusive situation in Miami may have been the only way he knew how to deal with the harassment. Compare Martin’s decision to peacefully walk away to that of the actions of former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez. Martin handled the situation in a professional manor. While the news reported changes daily, and the situation is still far from resolved, I feel sorry for Martin and the way he was treated by his teammates. At this point, I hope Martin can return to Miami and Incognito never steps foot on a football field again.
November 7, 2013
Weekly Awards Women's soccer falls in season finale
Waynesburg University watched two cross country stars soar this week as freshman Emily Latimer and sophomore Ben McAuley earned the title of Waynesburg University Athletes of McAuley Latimer the Week. Latimer finished eighth at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships with a time of 23:21.8, helping the Jackets rack up 75 team points on their way to a second place finish in the PAC, trailing only Grove City, which recorded its 25th-straight consecutive crown. Latimer and her sister Katie earned second-team AllPAC honors, leading a team that also had three runners receive honorable mentions. It’s the first time the team had five runners awarded such honors since 2006. McAuley made as great an impact on the men’s team at the PAC Cross Country Championships as the sophomore finished in ninth place, posting the Jackets’ fastest time of the day at 26:57.20. McAuley received secondteam All-PAC accolades and pushed the Jackets to a third place finish, the team’s best finish since 2006. The team had a pair of second-team All-PAC runners and two honorable mention all-conference runners. It’s the first time the team had a player receive PAC honors since 2006. Senior football player Thomas Paulone was also recognized by the PAC as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Paulone had 20 carries for 97 yards in his first collegiate start at running back, but the senior received the award for his role on Waynesburg’s specials teams. Paulone blocked a Titans punt that Paulone Waynesburg sophomore Dontae Gibson returned for a touchdown in the team’s 38-19 victory. Waynesburg has a week off before hitting the road to battle Washington and Jefferson as a part of PAC Football Rivalry week on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Jackets fall short of the PAC playoffs for first time since 2010 By John Lydic
A strong performance came up short, as the Waynesburg women’s soccer team fell to Saint Vincent 1-0 last Saturday in Latrobe, Pa. With the loss Waynesburg dropped to 8-8-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, eliminating it from playoff contention. “I think in this game we came out really strong,” said Waynesburg head coach Carl Griffiths. “We actually had the ball in [Saint Vincent’s] end from the get go and it was the first time they had a chance to get it over the halfway line when they scored. We had multiple chances to score in the first five to 10 minutes of that game, and unfortunately they only had one and scored.” The only goal of the game came in the third minute, when Saint Vincent forward Abby Neish took a cross and put it in the back of the net. Despite the early goal, Waynesburg controlled play
in the first half, outshooting the Bearcats 12-4 and winning the corners battle 5-1. “We came out so strong, after that first goal and we didn’t miss a beat,” said Griffiths. “The first half really was all us, we just didn’t score and they did.” “It was extremely frustrating,” said sophomore goalkeeper Ciara Scott. “We knew what we needed to do going into that game and we not only out shot Saint Vincent, but we out played them. We just couldn’t score, unfortunately.” Even though Waynesburg could not score in the first half, Griffiths had confidence his team would continue to play hard as the teams headed to the locker rooms. “We talked about the fact that we were the better team,” said Griffiths. “We outplayed [St. Vincent] in the first half and we just needed to come out in the second half and do the same things, stay positive and continue to believe that all we needed is one.”
In t h e s e c on d h a l f , Waynesburg again outshot Saint Vincent 6-5, but according to Griffiths the level of play changed. “Unfortunately, in the second half we were not the same team as the first half, and it boiled down to fatigue,” said Griffiths. “We did make subs, we tried to get players in and out, but
“I just told [the team] that I was proud of them. I was proud of the way they fought. I was proud of the way they worked all game and sometimes the better team doesn't win. ” Carl Griffiths
even the players after a five or 10 minute break were not as strong as they normally would be.” Waynesburg played a game two days earlier against Geneva, while St. Vincent had not played since Tuesday. Waynesburg continued to push till the final whistle with two shots in the closing five minutes. “Within the last few minutes of the game the girls
literally gave it their all and tried their best to put the ball in the net,” said Scott. The 1-0 loss was the final match of the regular season for the Yellow Jackets, as they were eliminated from the playoffs. Although the season ended, Griffiths could not be happier about the season. “I just told [the team] that I was proud of them,” said Griffiths. “I was proud of the way they fought, I was proud of the way they worked all game and sometimes the better team doesn’t win. In soccer it’s a game of inches, and it’s just a sport where you don’t have as much control.” Griffiths looks at this season as a stepping point for future success. “I don’t think we have any regrets, and we worked really hard,” said Griffiths. “I think we improved. Our record shows another .500 season, but I think if you look at the strength of schedule, we played tougher teams than we ever have before. I think that even though we were the same record, the fact that we played tougher teams and were able to get that [.500] shows a lot of growth.” With an ECAC Championship game a possibility, the Jackets will wait to hear the selections.
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year, they deserve some individual accolades. Freshman Cody Nail crossed the finish line in 19th place with a time of 27:31. “The mood was completely different than any other race I have ran in,” said Nail. “Everyone was serious and ready to compete and try to win no matter what it would take. So I ran with the same mentality and ran pretty well.” The next Jacket that crossed the finish line was freshman Brendan Keany, who finished in 20th place with a time of 27:32. “It was cool to have four of our guys finish in the top 20, especially since they will be returning for next season,” said Keany. “For me personally, it was a good starting point, but I am definitely
looking to improve.” Nail and Keany both received all-conference honorable mention awards. “[Nail] and [Keany] both come from very good high school programs and have ran in some big races,” said Hardie. “They knew that they were being counted on to have a solid race and they answered in a great way.” Overall, the Jackets took third place in the team standings out of the nine teams. Saint Vincent took home the team title for the fourth year in a row. Grove City placed second. Saint Vincent senior Chansler Poole took first place in a time of 25:15.6. Grove City senior Arleigh McRae took second and Thomas More senior Matt Wurtzler rounded out the top three. Last year, the Jackets finished fifth at the PAC Cham-
pionships. “Finishing third place was the highest we’ve finished as a team in my four years,” said Blatt. “It is still disappointing cause our goal is always to win. We knew Saint Vincent would be hard, but we thought we had a legitimate shot at second place.” “This time of the year, a coach can expect a few personal bests,” said Hardie. “But to have almost 75 percent of the team step up and lay it all on the line, it makes the coach staff feel very good about the training plan and the focus of the athletes. They really came to battle, and they deserve all of the credit.” The team will be going back to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on Nov. 16. “The Lehigh course is fast, and will give the men a chance to run an even better race to close out the season,” said Hardie. “The goal for the team is a top-20 finish at Regionals, which has never happened before. My gut tells me that we have a great shot at accomplishing that task.” A year ago, the Yellow Jackets finished 34th out of the 55 teams that participated in the Mideast Regional Championships.
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The Jackets, who had five runners place in the top 20, finished second behind Grove City at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships held Saturday.
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Athletic Conference race on Nov. 16th. The ECAC meet will serve as the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships. “The women battled hard and ran a great championship race this weekend,” said head coach Chris Hardie.
“They had high hopes for a top finish, but fell just short. It wasn’t due to lack of effort. For the most part, our entire team ran a season best this weekend.” The Mideast Regional Championship event will likely be the team’s last event of the season. The meet will be held in Bethlehem, Pa., and will be
hosted by Lehigh University. The Yellow Jackets traveled to Lehigh earlier in the season for the ECAC preview meet, but the race was cancelled due to extreme heat. Last season at the Mideast Regional Championships, Waynesburg finished 23rd out of the 52 teams who took part in the race.
Volleyball ends losing streak in final match of season By Anthony Latessa For the Yellow Jacket
A disappointing season came to an end for the Waynesburg Volleyball team Saturday. Despite the disappointment, the Jackets ended on a high note on senior day, defeating Chatham in threestraight sets. In the first set, the Jackets stormed out of the gates, taking the first set, 25-11. The second set ended up a little closer, but the Jackets won the set 25-17. Waynesburg continued its hot streak in the third set, winning 2515.
It was a special day for the four Jacket seniors as all four made impacts in the match. Mable Culp and Amanda Silay each had a team-high 12 kills. Senior Sam Styche tallied 10 kills, and Natalie Ranallo had a match-high 30 assists. Silay also led them team in digs with 11. The Jackets ended their season
with a 7-23 overall record and a conference record of 2-16; with both conference wins coming against the Cougars. “We played well as a team Saturday, and everyone played together as a team,” said head coach Stephanie Benkowski. With the win, the Jackets snapped a season-high 15-match losing streak. An emphasis for the Jackets all season has been playing together, it finally showed Saturday, according to Benkowski. “We never went through a moment of being down,” Benkowski said. “We played to win on Saturday.” Even though the Jackets had a disappointing season, there were several players who had a great season for the Jackets. “Culp, Ranallo, Styche and Silay were a pleasure to have for four years”, said
Benkowski. Culp and Silay led the team in kills this season, with 223 and 201, respectively. Ranallo finished the season with a team-high 564 assists this season, even though she missed a couple weeks due to a concussion. She averaged 7.05 assists per set this season. Culp also led the team in blocks, totaling 44. Standout underclassmen were Megan Balogh, Morgan Newbauer and Jessica Dorazio, according to Benkowski. Dorazio led the team in digs with 504. Newbauer finished second on the team in assists with 138, while Balogh finished third on the team in digs with 223. Many returning players are already eager to get on the court next year. “Each of the returners are excited and ready for next season,” said Benkowski.
November 7, 2013
Wrestlers grapple for starting roles Saturday By Aaron Anderson For the Yellow Jacket
The Waynesburg University wrestling team held its annual Orange and Black Wrestle-offs Saturday at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. The scrimmage ended with a team Orange triumph over team Black 41-16. “We wrestled really well on our feet on Saturday,” said head coach Ron Headlee. “Our conditioning also looked very good for our first contest on the mat.” The Wrestle-offs are an annual event for the Jacket wrestling team, which gives the team real match experience and has a hand in determining the starting line-up. A match that had a major bearing on the team’s line-up was at 184 pounds between senior Cameron Fine and junior Patrick Jennings. “[Jennings] and [Fine] don’t quit,” said Headlee. “They will continue to work in the wrestling room this season to make each other better, as well as make the team better.” Jennings and Fine had a hard-fought match that came down to a decision within the last 10 seconds. After a scoreless first period, Fine was able to build up two
minutes of ride time in the second period, virtually giving him a 1-0 lead. “After he rode me for the whole second period, I decided it would be best to wrestle him on our feet,” said Jennings. “I knew that my best chance to beat him was to take him down.” After a third period full of hand fighting, Fine was warned for stalling. Jennings was able to find his opening with eight seconds left on the clock to get the take down and secure his 2-1 victory. “It’s tough because we wrestle each other all the time in practice,” said Jennings. “We are going to constantly push each other to make sure we put the best wrestler on the mat this season.” One of the key losses for the team going into this year is former All-American Alex Crown at 133. The Jackets got a first look at freshman Filippo Crivelli, who is expected to step right in at 133. Crivelli was able to put up a major decision over senior Jeff Swaney with a score of 16-3. “[Crivelli] looked really good in his debut,” said Headlee. “He works really hard in the wrestling room and he was nothing short of
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Shane Foster (left) and Chris Little grapple during the 149-pound match at the Orange and Black Wrestle-offs. Foster won 4-0, improving his chances of cracking the starting lineup once the regular season begins. impressive.” Other notable performances during the meet included a 2-0 day for senior Sam Lombardo at 157. Lombardo collected an 18-8 major decision over freshman Matt Johnston and a fall in
2:22 over Eric Tuck. Junior Shane Foster completed a 1-1 day at 149. Foster, who spent the 2010-2011 season at Division II Mercyhurst University, started his day with a 10-1 major decision over Chris
Little, a transfer from John Carroll. He followed that up with a 10-5 loss to returning All-American junior Luke Lohr. The team will face its first official test of the season Friday when it travels on Satur-
day to Washington, Pa. for the Washington & Jefferson Invitational. Headlee added that the W&J tournament also plays a role in determining starting line-ups for the beginning of the duel meet season.
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back Marvin Sampson intercepted Britt, while Britt was targeting wide receiver Colin Wallace. Sampson blanketed Wallace on his first interception and on his second, the ball bounced off Wallace’s hands and went straight into Sampson’s. He said he was ball-hawking in practice all week and was feeling it. “We knew that if we put pressure on [Britt], he would become uncomfortable in the pocket and he would throw stuff up for us to grab,” said Sampson. “[Colin Wallace] is a great athlete and I’ve been playing against him since high school, so I knew I had to bring my A-game this week and thanks to the grace of God, I was able to get two of them.” Waynesburg extended its lead 21-0 with 3:59 left in the second quarter thanks to a three-yard touchdown run by running back Jake Forsythe, but Westminster was finally able to counter with a touchdown of it’s own in the waning moments of the half, when Britt found receiver Cody Alward in the middle of the end-zone, making it 21-6 at halftime. Hill threw just his second
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Senior defensive end Brandon Fedorka sacks Westminster quarterback Dak Britt, forcing a fumble during the Yellow Jackets victory over the Titans. interception of the season on Waynesburg’s first offensive series of the second half, but the Jacket defense got the ball back on the very next play thanks to a fumble recovery from defensive end Brandon Fedorka. He recorded six total tackles (two for loss), a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and two pass break-ups on the day. According to Fedorka, the team really came together this week in practice.
“We just wanted to show that we could come in and hang with anyone,” said Fedorka. “I think it was a great performance against a team that beat Bethany, who we lost to. I take pride in getting after [the quarterback]. I worked hard all week in practice and I watched a lot of film on [Westminster’s] offensive line blocks.” Unfortunately for Waynesburg, it went three-and-out on its ensuing possession and
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“Getting those picks was definitely a confidence booster for him.” This is the fourth straight game in which the Jacket defense has forced at least three turnovers. Fedorka was one of many players who contributed to the defense’s six turnovers against Westminster. He had six tackles, in addition to a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and also two pass break-ups. “I am honored to play for this defense,” said Fedorka. “I was recruited by Mike Czerwien, one of the best players that ever played for the defense. I play every game knowing he’s watching over us.” Currently, the Waynesburg defense is ranked fourth in total defense in the PAC. However, the Jackets lead the conference in turnovers, with a margin of plus-15 compared to Washington & Jefferson, who is second in the conference with a plusseven turnover margin.
S enior s afet y L ogan McAnany said the Waynesburg defense takes pride in forcing turnovers. “In the beginning of the season, we weren’t getting as many turnovers as we wanted,” McAnany said. “But the past couple games we have really made up for that in the turnover margin.” McAnany was one of multiple players who put up solid numbers against Westminster, as he contributed with nine tackles. Senior defensive back Ryan Harr, junior linebacker John Sikora and senior safety Bryan Gary also contributed. Harr had a season-best performance with five tackles and a forced fumble. Sikora had seven tackles and Gary had eight tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. Sophomore defensive back Dontae Gibson recovered a blocked punt, after Thomas Paulone was able to get a hand on the kick, which led to a 15-yard touchdown. The Jackets are idle this week, but the intensity of practices will still continue
as if it was a game week. After the bye week, the Jackets will face off against the Washington & Jefferson Presidents. The game is considered a backyard brawl, due to Waynesburg’s proximity to Washington, Pa. The last time the Jackets defeated the Presidents was back in 2003, when they won the conference championship outright. “This is a big game for me,” said McAnany. “Since I have been here at Waynesburg, I have yet to beat W&J. I know I can speak for all the seniors: this is a game that all of us want. We always play W&J in a close game, but it’s time to come out on top.” Fedorka concurs with McAnany as to how big a win against W&J would mean to not only him, but also to the team. “This is one of the most important games of the season,” said Fedorka. “Since I’ve been here we’ve lost some of the games to W&J as close as one point. I want this win not only for me and my teammates, but the coaches too.”
gave up a punt return for a touchdown to Taran SifontesLavine of Westminster and with 12:17 left in the third quarter, the Titan sideline erupted and gave the defense momentum with the score just being a one-possession game, 21-13. Alex Henry converted on a 31-yard field goal on Waynesburg’s next drive. The Jackets took control of the game thanks to a blocked punt by Tommy Paulone, which al-
lowed Dontae Gibson to return it for a touchdown. In addition to the turnovers, the momentum swing was a key contributor to Westminster’s downfall, according to head coach Jeff Hand. “We needed to build on [the punt return for a touchdown], and instead we gave the momentum right back on the blocked punt,” said Hand. “We couldn’t keep momentum. [Waynesburg’s defense] just made plays and I think [turnovers] had a huge impact on today’s game.” As the third quarter neared its end, Hill completed his third touchdown of the day, his second to Ferraro, from 21 yards out. On the season, Ferraro has recorded 32 catches for 333 yards and six touchdowns, and leads the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in all three categories as a tight end. Hill finished the day 22of-33 passing for 265 yards to go along with his three touchdowns and an interception. While he didn’t complete the trifecta in completions, yards and touchdowns, Hill did break the school record for single-season completions and touchdowns (237 and 26), which came to no surprise of his head coach.
“He got caught on that one throw and I know he regrets the throw, but when you consider his touchdown to interception ratio, he’s playing lights out,” said Shepas. “He made a number of checks at the line of scrimmage that were his calls that allowed us to move the ball effectively.” In addition to Sampson and Gibson, who additionally came away with a muffed punt recovery in the fourth quarter, Shepas admired the play of Paulone, who was making his first start at running back for the Jackets. The senior carried the ball 20 times for 97 yards, but it was his critical punt block that earned him PAC Special Teams Player of the Week. “As far as having a great year, [Paulone is] a great leader,” said Shepas. “I’m really happy for his contribution this Saturday and I’m excited for him. He had as [of ] good a game [as] he could have, but coming from a solid kid like that, it was very good.” With the win, Waynesburg sit in sole possession of third place in the PAC standings as it heads into its bye week. After the bye week, the Jackets and face the Washington & Jefferson Presidents on the road Nov. 16.
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University to honor decorated Civil War veteran Arts event By Eric Bost
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Waynesburg University will be celebrating the anniversaries of two of the most important events in not only Civil War history, but in United States history as well. The Goodwin Performing Arts Center will host “From Waynesburg to Gettysburg,” a commemorative concert honoring Waynesburg College’s Civil War veterans, as well as the 150-year anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg
Address. “We decided that it was important, in light of the 150th anniversary of the battle, to honor him [Lt. James Jackson Purman] as well as the larger family of Waynesburg Civil War veterans and provide a way for the community to come together and honor all the contributions, as well as to educate the public about these individuals who may not have known these stories,” said Courtney Dennis, assistant director of Alumni Relations. Although the concert is scheduled to begin at 7
p.m., the GPAC doors will open at 6 p.m. so those who bought tickets to see the performance can view an exhibit of the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the lobby, which will have Purman’s Congressional Medal of Honor on display. Purman, who graduated from Waynesburg College in 1864 and whose name graces the run that borders the campus, is the most well known Civil War veteran from Greene County. Purman risked his life during the the Battle of Gettysburg to save a wounded sol-
dier who received injuries to both of his legs. Purman was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics, one of only 62 soldiers who were given the medal after the battle. “Having an alumni win the Congressional Medal of Honor is an extremely significant thing,” said Dennis. “Gettysburg is a very notorious battle of the Civil War; you don’t have to be a Civil War buff to be somewhat familiar with that battle. There were only 62 Medal’s of Honor awarded to people who fought at Gettysburg and we have one as an alum.”
The concert will feature multiple speakers and a music performance from the Wildcat Regiment Band, a Civil War brass band that not only will play brass pieces from the Civil War era, but will also speak to the audience about the history of the time period. Members of the 140th PVI, Company A Re-enactors will be a part of the concert; among the members, a sergeant, Doug Wilson, an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University, will be read-
of the novel. “Once we heard what the fall show was going to be, several of us got together to watch the movie from the forties,” said junior human services and education major Katie Shultz. “I enjoyed the selection because I had never been involved with a haunted house story before, so it was fun to create suspense for the audience.” The main characters Roderick Fitzgerald, played by sophomore Adam Tapparo, and Pamela Fitzgerald, played by Hozak, purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion for very cheap and later discover that the house’s low price tag is due to its unsavory past. The original enchantment that the Fitzgerald siblings felt from the house quickly diminishes once they meet Stella, played by Katie Shultz. Stella is the daughter of the previous homeowners and explains to Roddy and Pam that her mother committed suicide. It soon becomes obvious that the house is haunted by the late mother. See Uninvited on d2
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University Players perform a haunting adaptation of the mystery novel 'The Uninvited' By Jenny Schouppe
It was perfect timing for the Waynesburg University Players to perform a not so familiar themed play. All of the Halloween festivities fell at the same time as the Waynesburg University annual fall play premiere. For Director of Theatre Program, Edward Powers, it made perfect sense to do a scary paranormal mystery for this year’s fall play. The Waynesburg University Players performed “The Uninvited” Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The horror/ mystery tale was directed by Powers, written by Tim Kelly and based off the novel by Dorothy Macardle. According to Powers’ Director’s Notes, “I consider this to be a great piece of cinema. When I found the stage version of the film, I felt it would be a nice story to present, especially during the week of Halloween.” The play selection was announced shortly after the auditions wrapped up earlier in the fall.
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(Top) John Flanigan, Adam Tapparo, Tiffany Frank, Dawson Laabs and Briana Hozak act out a scene from this year's fall play. (Above) Tapparo and Laabs create dialogue at the séance table for the audience. “I was very happy and excited that a ghost story was selected this year,” said senior Briana Hozak. “It’s something that our theater department
is not too familiar with, so it posed a great and exciting challenge for us. We love being unique.” Many of the cast members
had never seen or heard of the selection before auditions. Luckily, they were able to come together to watch the 1944 movie adaptation
By Talyor Roebuck
For the Yellow Jacket
The Fine Arts Department at Waynesburg University has been working diligently to dispel the myth of the starving artist, which is the idea that those who study and pursue careers in the arts will not be able to provide for themselves. The depar tment has brought in different speakers, and has taken students to Philadelphia to see what jobs are available in the arts. Now, this initiative is being brought into their recruiting. The department’s latest recruiting program is called Fine Arts E3 Day, which will take place Nov. 9. The three E’s are for exploring, enriching and excellence; this day is for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in fine arts. During the day, prospective students will participate in several activities in different art concentrations. The final session of the day is called “Creative Career Paths,” which will consist of a panel of alumni from the Fine Arts Department who are working in their fields of study. They will be describing their jobs and how they got them to the participants and their parents, who will be able to present questions and express concerns to the panel. “We have handouts that present information about what students can do with our different degree offerings. We really want to bring them to an understanding that for some students it’s the only thing that makes them happy,” said Fine Arts Department Chair Dr. Ronda DePriest. “The fine arts have a bad national rap, and we’re trying to show that there are lots of jobs out there.” The department also wants students to realize the importance of the arts in other areas of study. Director of Theater Edward Powers said that theater could be used in areas such as education and communication to help with public speaking and engaging an audience. “The arts should be cocurricular, not extracurricular,” said Powers. “Even if students choose not to major in the fine arts, we want them to realize that it can be an outlet for the rest of their lives.” This idea is something the faculty wants participating students to understand. There are currently over 20 Fine Arts majors at Waynes-
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Student organizations dress up for annual Harvest Festival By Kyle Oland Sports Editor
On Thursday, Oct. 31, Waynesburg University’s student-run radio station, WCYJFM, hosted its annual Pumpkin Bowling event in conjunction with the Harvest Festival put on by the university’s Student Senate. According to Brandon Rainelli, student General Manager of WCYJ-FM, it was the 21st time the radio station hosted the event. “Pumpkin Bowling
has been a Waynesburg tradition for some time now,” said Rainelli. “It is the biggest event [WCYJ-FM] puts on each year.” While normal bowling consists of a bowling ball, Pumpkin Bowling substitutes the ball for a pumpkin. Participants bowl just as they do in normal bowling, except it’s outside and with a five-pound, orange gourd. Sixteen clubs and organizations participated in this year’s Harvest Fest held in Johnson
Commons. “We were hoping that the community would show up for this event,” said Cara Petrone, social vice president of Waynesburg’s Student Senate. The clubs and organizations picked different themes to dress up as, including The Adams Family and Duck Dynasty, and sold food and drinks to students and members of the community. “Half of the money raised by each organization will be donated
to Project Bundle-Up where coats, scarves and hats are given to those in need,” said Petrone. “The other half of the money raised goes back to the organization and they can use it how they feel.” Rainelli said the money WCYJ-FM raised goes towards the radio station’s annual fundraising efforts for its Relay for Life team. “[Pumpkin Bowling] is our second biggest fundraiser behind the See Bowling on d2
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Lucas Diethorn (left) and Brandon Rainelli (right) participate in WCYJFM's annual Pumpkin Bowling event.
November 7, 2013
SAB to show sci-fi thriller WU offering outdoor experience By Kyle Dawson
For the Yellow Jacket
On Friday, Nov. 8, Hollywood comes to Waynesburg. At 8 p.m., the Student Activities Board will show Pacific Rim in the beehive. This is the second movie event on campus this semester, at the first event, students enjoyed Despicable Me. Samantha Pillar, sophomore criminal justice major and novelty and showtime chair for the SAB, said the committee wants to build off of the success of that previous event. “It was a hit to the students here on campus,” said Pillar. “The first movie night was a huge success.” She also said these events are a way for students to relax. “We try to have these movie nights every so often so the students can take a break from the busy weeks of classes, homework and studying,” said Pillar. “It is a way for students who do
not have the luxury of going home on the weekend or do not have a car on campus to see movies they want to see without having to find a way to rent them.” These movie nights have been very popular in the past, which has given the SAB an opportunity to schedule more events like them. “They are similar to the concerts that the Musical Entertainment Committee puts on,” said Pillar. “They tend to attract large crowds of people in attendance.” For the committee, it is not about just picking a random movie and showing it. Pillar said they try to pick a general movie that will attract many students. “We try to bring movies to campus that a variety of people will enjoy and want to see,” said Pillar. The movie being shown this time around, Pacific Rim, features an Sons of Anarchy actor, Charlie Hunman. The movie description tells the story for students who have not seen the selection
yet and sets a foundation for previewing the movie. Pacific Rim is about a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures. As the war progresses, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate attempt to save the world from the apocalypse. Students interested in movies about the “apocalypse” and science fiction movies should attend. Students do not even have to fret about snacks and drinks. “There will be popcorn available before, during and after the movie,” said Pillar. Students are encouraged to head up to the Beehive and take in a movie and eat some popcorn. “Join us to watch the action, adventure seeking, sci-fi film Pacific Rim, on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. for free popcorn and a break from studies before the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday,” said Pillar.
By Jacob Meyer
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On Friday, Nov. 9, the Waynesburg Outdoor Experience club will offer students the opportunity to rock climb in Pittsburgh. The trip will be to The Climbing Wall, an indoor rock climbing facility in Pittsburgh, with the students leaving campus at 4 p.m. After a couple of hours of rock climbing, students will enjoy Primanti Brothers for dinner and arrive back on campus around 10 p.m. “It’s a pretty good deal because students are rock climbing and eating dinner at Primanti brothers for only $10,” said sophomore arts administration major Amanda Stillings. All students are welcome on the trip regardless of skill or experience with rock climbing. “The importance of the trip is to give students an opportunity to be active now that the weather outside isn’t great,” said WOE advisor
Rebecca Juliano. “It’s also a great trip for students who want to try climbing for the first time. They have many beginner routes that a new climber can enjoy. It also provides a chance for an experienced climber to work on their skill and technique.” The specific type of rock climbing the students will be participating in is called bouldering. Bouldering is done without ropes or harnesses attached to the climber. The Climbing Wall describes bouldering on its website as “close to the ground, so no rope is needed. Without the worries of ropes and equipment, you can easily climb dozens of fun and challenging ‘problems’ in a few hours; you need only your shoes, chalk, some courage and a lot of desire. Bouldering is a good introduction to rock climbing. It’s a great way to quickly improve your strength and technique.” The Climbing Wall has several areas for different
types of rock climbing including an 8,000 square-foot bouldering area with several different routes for all skill levels. The Climbing Wall’s website writes “one of the best aspects of bouldering is the camaraderie.” It’s easy to socialize between attempts, making it possible to converse with your friends as well as connect with other local climbers.” After students spend a few hours rock climbing, it’s off to Primanti Brothers. “We’ll enjoy dinner together afterwards to eat good food together and get to know one another better,” said Juliano. Waynesburg students going on the trip are looking forward to rock climbing at The Climbing Wall, dining at Primanti Brothers and spending time with friends. “It’s a great bonding experience,” said Stillings. “Now that we are gearing up towards the end of the semester, it’s a great stress reliever and it’s great for exercise.”
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“Stella and I are similar in personality because I tend to be a friendly and outgoing person who likes to please others, so it was easy to connect on that level,” said Shultz. “It was more difficult to relate to the supernatural parts of the play and my character’s relationship to her mother, but I enjoyed the challenge.” The reasons for the haunting and how they relate to the daughter, whom Roddy is falling in love with, prove to be a complex mystery. As they are compelled to solve it, the supernatural activity at the house increases to a frightening level. According to Powers’ notes, “As the characters investigate why things ‘go bump in the night’, they resort to some common prac-
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The cast perfoms a scene during the final dress rehersal of 'The Uninvited' on Tuesday, Oct. 29. tices for those who want to go ghost hunting. By this I mean reading the cards and conducting a séance.” Not every performance is perfect. It seemed the paranormal theme caused difficulties for some actors. “It was a challenge for the five of us at the séance table
to try to keep it together during rehearsals,” said Hozak. “Usually we would be all over the place with lines and the glass, which resulted in us just breaking down and laughing the whole way through it.” Hozak also mentioned it was difficult to portray Pam
the comedic roles she’s use to. Tapparo also found it hard to relate to his character and the paranormal theme at first. “It was difficult to be Roddy at first because in some ways, he is very different from myself,” said Tapparo. “He is certainly braver. If a ghost was haunting my house, you’d probably find me hiding under a sofa.” Both the actors and audience seemed to enjoy it, even with the challenges. “I definitely enjoyed the show and I think that our cast and crew really made it come to life,” said Tapparo. “The combination of the directing by Professor Powers, the spot on technical crew and the talent of the actors really made it a show worth seeing and hopefully, worth remembering.”
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24-hour broadcast we do,” said Rainelli. “Last year our goal for the year was $2,500. The cause overall is great and we are increasing our goal this year.” Waynesburg University
President Douglas G. Lee, who bowled against students, said the event is a great showing of the university’s spirit of service. “[Waynesburg] has extraordinary students,” said Lee. “These students have a great heart for service and a great love of fellow man.”
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ing excerpts from Purman’s story. Another professor, Dr. Karen Younger, will be speaking about Waynesburg College’s and Greene Coun-
ty’s contributions to the Civil War. Admission is free, however reservations are required. Tickets for the concert are available at waynesburg.ticketleap.com/waynesburg-togettysburg.
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burg University. Although this number is an increase from past years, the Fine Arts Department faculty want this number to continue increasing, which is what gave them the idea for a recruitment day. “A lot of people don’t know what we do over here [in the Benedum Fine Arts Center]. They walk in in the lab with keyboards in the
painting or ceramic studios and are impressed with what our students are doing,” said DePriest. “We want more people to see that. We’re trying to announce it loudly.” Students will be split into four groups according to interest: vocal music, instrumental music, art and theater. Dr. DePriest is expecting around six prospects per area, but the event is organized to hold up to 100 total students.
November 7, 2013
MCT Campus Daily Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 Aggressive swimmer identified by scrambled Cuban radar - NATO’s first to go (9) 6 Copper piece about the length of one’s forearm (5)
27 Attendants give command to tell tall tales? (9)
3 Vase (a golden one) found to contain speed (7)
28 Racecourse has no field, but this grass remains? (5)
4 Two foreign articles get older, but not old enough (8)
29 Papers prepared here show Arabs going backwards and in all directions (9)
5 Haphazard, no matter what road is taken? (6)
6 Civic leader showed off neat home (7)
10 Bible covered by little Scots cloth (5)
1 Person walking in front of a train (5)
7 Pleases club, provided one is given points (9)
11 Get on the right side of man involved with euro disaster (7)
2 20 thanks one of his followers? (5)
8 Handling medication (9)
9 Idly swallows new drink, one without flavour (9)
13 “On the Continent” short answer to “Where do they live?” (9) 14 Twisted criminal legally wrong to confront head reporter (9) 16 We’d returned after
sweet fruit (8) 18 University in Indian resort uses revolutionary method of painting (7) 20 Eastern politician, monarch or ruler (7)
21 Celebrity found in literature, now neglected (6) 24 Spanish mate has a game against his French counterpart (5) 25 Stops taking top off, and relaxes (5)
12 He doesn’t believe he is in a dry environment (7) 13 Get cash for old silver (8) 15 These days, it is used to hold useful information (6) 17 Give up on translating Greene (6) 19 Western location where films are made after Morse has been decoded (8) 22 Get a little professional help (7) 23 English exile capturing island first is seen to make amends (7) 26 Fantastic trick produced by worker in charge (5)
THIS WEEK IN GREENE COUNTY HISTORY November 6, 1895 Nationally renowned revivalist preacher, Rev. Samuel Porter Jones, holds a lecture at the Waynesburg Opera House. Sponsored by the Methodist Protestant Church, audience members paid 50 cents for a chance to listen to the preacher whose speeches had captivated listeners as dignified as then President Theodore Roosevelt. Rumored to have made a higher annual income than the President, Jones charged the Methodist church $150 for the lecture.
November 2, 1944 Company K, attached to Pennsylvania’s 28th Division of the National Guard, engages German forces in a 14 day battle at Hurtgen Forest near Aachen, Germany. Casualties from the all-Greene County unit include Pfc. Richard L. Pollock and Pfc. Don C. Longanecker Jr. of Waynesburg. Deprived of sleep for seven days, the 28th Division managed to kill, capture and wound nearly 4,000 German personnel, as well as destroy 36 enemy tanks.
november 5, 1961 St. George’s Episcopal Church is established. Located on 100 Bonar Ave. in Waynesburg, it was designed by Frederick Swen from Pittsburgh. Construction costs totaled approximately $50,000.
Source: History of Greene County Pennsylvania by G. Wayne Smith
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Movies worth seeing: currently in theaters and highly anticipated upcoming releases By katherine Blum For the Yellow Jacket
bad grandpa MTVs star Johnny Knoxville takes pranking to a whole new level in “Bad Grandpa”. Knoxville transforms himself through use of prosthetic makeup tricks into 86-year-old Irving Zisman, who is on a mission to take his grandson, Billy across the country to his father. The kicker? Knoxville uses hidden cameras to film the movie in which he uses unsuspecting real life people and situations to add hilarity to the film. Some of “Zisman” and Billy’s antics include knocking over a casket in front of funeral home attendants, crashing a wedding, and entering Billy in a “Toddlers and Tiaras” style beauty pageant. The movie generates a lot of laughs by using real people in unreal situations, making this hidden camera movie a new kind of crazy comedy.
The Counselor Director Ridley Scott brings to the silver screen a movie of a cunning lawyer getting himself way in over his head after getting involved in a shady drug trafficking scheme in this drama/thriller. The movie begins with a man known only as “The Counselor” (played by Michael Fassbender), the lawyer, and his girlfriend, Laura (Penelope Cruz) whom he is madly in love with. The story progresses and The Counselor proposes to Laura, who is unaware that to afford the ring, he became involved in a drug deal through a man named Westray (Brad Pitt). When the drug deals begin to go wrong, however, he realizes he is unprepared to deal with the fallout and the cartel.
ESCAPE PLAN Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, the world’s most notorious authority of structural security in this action/mystery film. After he has analyzed every high security prison and taught himself intense survival skills in an attempt to design and construct a completely escape-proof prison, Breslin is framed and incarcerated in a master prison that he designed himself. His mission quickly changes from creating the most inescapable institution ever to actually escaping this foolproof prison and finding out who framed him.
gravity Hollywood big names George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this science fiction thriller that gives space movies a new perspective. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first mission, accompanied by veteran astronaut, Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). On an otherwise routine space walk, complete disaster strikes as their aircraft is destroyed and they are alone in the dark abyss, only tethered to each other, desperate to get back to Earth.
anticipated Movies coMing to theaters soon thor: the dark World
the hunger games: catching Fire
Release date: Nov. 8
Release date: Nov. 22
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