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Vol. 90 No. 22

University hires new VP for fall

Whitman visits campus

By Sarah Bell Executive Editor

discussed was her time as governor. As the first female governor of New Jersey, she overcame a number of gender barriers and improved the quality of life for her constituents. “Being governor is tough,” said Whitman. “I was the CEO of a state with 8 million people. I have enormous responsibility, the ability to achieve things. It’s a 24/7 job.” Whitman spent those

Her fly rod, reel and specialized weighted line are ready for fly-fishing season to begin. As opening day for flyfishing gets closer and closer, Dr. Jacquelyn J. Core is prepared to cast that lure and patiently wait to reel her first catch to shore. “She’s a Core big flyfisherman,” said Douglas Lee, Waynesburg University president-elect. Although fly-fishing is one of the things that Core is passionate about, she is equally in love with her work. Core was recently selected as the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at Waynesburg. In her role, Core will focus on the university’s strategic and institutional effectiveness and will direct grant writing with the hopes of supporting instructional objectives. “I am excited to be a part of the mission and blessed to be joining the team at such a dynamic institution,” said Core in a Waynesburg University press release. “It will be my honor to contribute to the ongoing success and growth of Waynesburg University and to have an opportunity to impact the


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Former governor Christine Todd Whitman discusses her political, social and religious viewpoints with junior communication major Brooke Larson on “The Journey,” a Christian talkshow on Waynesburg Community Television. Whitman spent the week on campus.

Former N.J. governor spends week at Waynesburg Whitman speaks about GOP, Upon arriving at the The Governor spent role as the first female governor By Kyle Edwards and Nick Farrell Yellow Jacket staff Over the years, Waynesburg University has had many prominent guests. Some visit campus for meetings with university officials, others to speak in front of certain classes, still others to speak as part of a lecture series or other event. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman is one of the select few visitors that falls into all three categories.

university on Monday, Whitman said that she immediately took to the campus and its students. “It’s a great campus – it’s small enough to be one that you can manage and get to know, and I presume that it means you get to have a much more collegiate student body than the bigger institutions, where people are all spread out,” she said. “I’ve had a good time meeting with the students – they’re engaged and they care about the future which is refreshing for my generations.”

her three days on campus speaking to various classes, including Dr. Larry Stratton’s American Political Theory class, where she spoke on taxation and economic policy, and Dr. Janet Paladino’s Environmental Science class, where she spoke about the importance of environmental laws, what laws were instituted while she was the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and what impact these laws had on the country.

By Sarah Bell and Katherine Mansfield Yellow Jacket staff

On the third floor of Stover Campus Center, the overhead lights glistened off the red leather jacket worn by former Governor Christine Todd Whitman. Whitman, a Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow, spent nearly a week sharing her experiences with Waynesburg University students. Among one of the See GOVERNOR on A4 many topics Whitman

Students, faculty particate in memorial walk for Boston victims By Nika Anschuetz Staff Writer A deafening silence filled the hearts and minds of the Waynesburg community as they gathered around the parks surrounding Waynesburg University. On Thursday, April 18, students, faculty, staff and members of the community gathered together to pray for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. The first race was run on

Patriot’s Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts, in 1897, and has continued every year since. The Boston Marathon bombings occurred April 15. Two bombs went off near the finish line injuring those participating in the race and spectators watching. This event shook the community of Boston and the nation. “I do not personally know anyone directly affected, but I am heartbroken for the people who were,” said Assistant Director of the Edu-

cational Enrichment Program Mary Hamilla. “It was a triumphant day for the runners and families that turned into a nightmare because of hatred and deliberate violence. “ Amidst this tragedy groups around the country and even the world are praying, running and fundraising for those affected. The nearby city of Pittsburgh is creating a remembrance run for those affected by the explosions. See HONOR on A3

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University students, faculty and staff gathered in the park in front of Miller Hall to participate in a memorial run/walk in honor of the Boston Marathon victims.




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“Campus Squares,” the Waynesburg University version of the popular television series, “Hollywood Squares,” debuted in the GPAC Friday, April 19.

Honor Flight flew a local Vet. to Washington D.C. to visit the Vietnam memorial.

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Research symposium offers new experience for faculty, students By Northe CampbellEscalante Staff Writer

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Ezekial Olagoke, assistant professor of humanities, was one of three speakers in chapel Tuesday. He spoke about his time growing up in Nigeria; he addressed how he was reintroduced to his faith when he was 18 years old.


Speaker encourages students to keep faith By Eric Bost Editorial Assistant Waynesburg University students and faculty members spoke during chapel Tuesday. Three speakers their testimony on how God has helped them in their lives. Professor Ezekial Olagoke was the first to speak. He spoke about his time growing up in Nigeria. He said that after he stopped going to church when he was 18, he met his eventual friend and mentor, Mike. Through Mike, Olagoke said that he was reintroduced to his faith and learned a lot from God’s word. “I would go to Bible study every week and jumped between many ethnic groups in Nigeria and I was shocked,” said Olagoke. “For the first time in my life, I was able to see new people from various backgrounds and various ethnic groups come together to praise Jesus.” Through the teachings

New VP hired at WU Continued from A1 lives of so many incredible students.” Her love of the outdoors, as well as her education and experiences helped to make her the perfect person to fill the role when a committee began to select the new vice president. “She immediately stood out in the interview as someone that has an excellent understanding of higher education,” Lee said. “The committee believed her experience and abilities fit the position requirements very well.” Core will serve as the institutional liaison to accrediting and regulatory agencies in higher education. She will also provide

of the apostle Paul in the New Testament, Olagoke was able to learn the way of the Lord. He said that when he came to Waynesburg four years ago, it was through the power of God that allowed him to teach at the university and that he prays for every student he has every day, without fail. Olagoke encouraged those in attendance to never lose their faith in God. “God loves us,” said Olagoke. “He gave us his only begotten son. We must love Him with our heart, with our soul and all our strength and might.” The next speaker, Anthony Jarrell again used Paul when referencing how God has taken control of his life. The senior psychology major said that because the Lord is in control, he doesn’t have to worry about the circumstances in his life. Being a senior, Jarrell said the thought of graduation is beginning to stress him out over the

last couple weeks because he doesn’t know what path lies ahead of him post-graduation. Because of this Jarrell understands that God has his future under control and that he shouldn’t worry about what’s in store. Jarrell said that we shouldn’t stress too much about what is going on in our lives because God is taking care of everything. “I feel that certain relationships have suffered this year because I’ve been too selfish,” said Jarrell. “It’s encouraging to [the rest of you] to not stress too much on whatever it is going on.” Just like Jarrell, Brooke Anderson, who was the last to speak, also felt God taking control of her life. She said that once we develop a relationship with God, His voice is always with us telling us what’s right and wrong. To make it more clear for the rest of the audience, Anderson compared God’s love to the popular Twilight movies. “When Edward leaves

Bella she is completely and utterly lost,” said Anderson. “There’s one point where she needs an adrenaline rush and begins to engage in dangerous events, but she hears Edward’s voice saying ‘No, don’t do that, turn around.’” She said that the movie best resembles the way God is in all our lives, that He may not be right in front of you, but His spirit is always there. Anderson said that she lets God’s spirit guide her decisions and choices that she makes, like Jarrell let God take control of his life. “Though I struggle and go through different things both good and bad, I can be secure in that He [God] is still driving my actions and that He’s ultimately guiding my decisions,” said Anderson. “If you’re going through a dry season or feel distant from God in any way, remember that if you’ve accepted Christ in your life and have built that relationship, then that spirits never going to leave.”

information necessary for institutional compliance. Before being selected to fill the role at Waynesburg, Core worked at West Virginia University as the Senior Deputy General Counsel for Health Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Medical Education Department. Core assisted with accreditation, strategic and institutional planning, federal and state compliance and reorgani-

zation during her time at WVU. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, as well as her Ph.D. and Juris Doctorate from WVU as well. Core’s accomplishments, including being an executive board member of the Mountaineer Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and receiving the Celtic Cross award (the highest scouting

award in the Presbyterian Church), continue to grow as she joins the university’s staff. As the president-elect at the university, Lee is eager to work with Core in the coming years. “I really look forward to working with all the senior staff,” Lee said. “Dr. Core will obviously be an intricate part of the senior staff as we continue to advance the mission of the university.”

It is not every day that students are allowed to research music during class time. But that is what Marissa Minto, senior nursing major and classmates spent their research class time doing last semester. Minto and three classmates researched music and presented their findings at the third annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Alumni Hall on April 20. The event celebrated the work of both students and faculty. With 51 students presenting, there were eight oral presentations and 21 poster presentations. The event was put together by Dr. Chad Sethman, assistant professor of biology and was open to the public. “The Undergraduate Research Symposium provides a forum for students to present their research or other scholarly projects to the campus community,” said Sethman. “We host both oral podium presentations as well as display-type poster presentations.” Each oral presentation was 10 minutes long. Senior nursing students are required to take a research class, come up with their own topic and provide valid information and research on it. Brittney Nard, senior nursing major, participated in a group of four nursing majors who gave an oral presentation on alternative pain therapy in full term laboring women. “There were four peo-

ple in my group and our topic was, ‘Does Alternative Pain Therapy Influence the Perception of Pain in Full-term Laboring Women,” said Nard. “In the senior nursing class, we take a research class where we all have to break up into groups and do large research presentations that can be implicated in the nursing field, something that we feel that could be problematic that needs more research and educated on.” Waynesburg professors encourage the student to get hands on experience in their major. “Research experience is an important part of undergraduate education and serves to cultivate the ability to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to solving real-world problems,” said Sethman. Minto and her group did her research on “The Effects of Music Therapy on Procedural Pain in Pediatric Patients.” “My group chose ‘Music Therapy in the Pediatric Population’,” said Minto. “It was a passion we all have with music and we mixed it with our career choice.” After the eight oral presentations, there was short break in between, then it was time for the poster session. For some individuals, the poster session was a requirement for their research class. Students like Tiffany Onifer, junior chemistry pre-med major, did not have to take a research class in order to participate. She submitted an application and was choSee RESEARCH on A4


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High school students First business honorary added to campus gain new experience during visitation day By Amanda Wishner Senior Editor

By Jordan Mitrik Staff Writer After a long morning of scheduled events, Maria Zacchero and her parents, Victor and Karen, spent the afternoon in Benedum Dining Hall eating lunch and reflecting on their Saturday morning. “I love the fact that Waynesburg [University] is a small campus,” said Maria’s mother Karen Zacchero, a resident of Shaler in the Pittsburgh area. “It is also great because it is a Christian university, and a lot of financial aid and scholarships are available for the students.” The Zacchero family joined other families Saturday, April 6, for the second Visitation Day session of the school year, hosted by Waynesburg University’s Admissions Office. Maria Zacchero, junior at Shaler Area High School, had never been to campus before the event. Visitation Day is held for junior and senior high school students who are interested or have already been accepted or committed to Waynesburg University, as well as their parents to visit the campus and experience the university, many for the first time. The purpose of this

event, planned by the admissions counselors of Waynesburg University, is for families to learn what Waynesburg University really is. Because Waynesburg University could be their child’s college, the counselors want not only the students, but the parents to feel comfortable. “Our goal is to get students and parents here, to see campus, to speak to professors, to really show them Waynesburg,” said Kari Calvario, admissions counselor. “For us, to have such a large amount of families all in one place, it is a really big day to showcase Waynesburg University and showcase all that we talk about in phone calls and e-mails.” Sixty-three families were in attendance for the visitation session. 15 of those families had a high school senior on campus; the majority of prospective students were juniors. These juniors and seniors, along with their families, experienced Waynesburg University in a number of ways, including a campus tour given by a Waynesburg University student ambassadors, lunch in Benedum Dining Hall and a view of the resiSee EXPERIENCE on A4

This week, Waynesburg University officially debuted its first ever chapter of Sigma Beta Delta. Twenty-one of the Department of Business Administration’s best and brightest students were inducted into the International Honor Society in Business Management and Administration. The induction ceremony began at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Center for Research and Economic Development and was hosted by Anthony Bocchini, president of Sigma Beta Delta and professor of business administration. According to Bocchini, the faculty in the Department of Business Administration thought there was a need for some form of honors society within the department for quite some time. “I think that recognizing academic success is very important; it’s always been important to me personally,” he said. “I do think that Waynesburg University does do a good job of recognizing academic success and academic achievement, and this is just another way to get that done, so I thought it was very appropriate that we do this in the department.” It was Dr. Gordon McClung, chair of the Department of Business Administration and profes-

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Twenty-one of the Department of Business Administration’s best students were inducted in the first chapter of Sigma Beta Delta at Waynesburg Tuesday. sor of marketing, who initially suggested the university should apply for a chapter with the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society and completed the paperwork. “We got it all done, and as of today, we have our own chapter,” Bocchini said. The students inducted into the chapter include Justin Bensema, Kurt Bonnet, Matthew Crawford, Dana Della Loggia, Alexander Henry, Wesley Hershelman, Madison Klein, Carmen May, Kelly Mehal, Katlyn Moore, Brittany Nimal, Colin Packroni, Emilee Ravotti, Zander Shashura, Carly Smithyman, Brooke Steele, Samantha Styche, Clair Vehar, Emilee Wagner, Melissa Yoder and Dominic Zappa. Dr. Sut

Sakchutchawarn, associate professor of international business and business administration, will serve as the chapter’s advisor. Many members of the campus community were present at the event, including department faculty and president Timothy Thyreen and Douglas Lee, current executive vice president and future president of the university. Both Thyreen and Lee were invited to the podium to address the students and begin the ceremony, followed by keynote speaker Dr. McClung. McClung presented a challenge to the chapter’s newly inducted members, all of whom he stressed are among the lucky 6.7 percent of the population that have a college degree and

less than 1 percent honored by joining an honor society. “It is important to understand that what motivates is not to be based upon this type of recognition,” he said. “It is not the recognition that we seek; it is the motivation for action that should be based on a desire for service.” He concluded with a quote from Abraham Lincoln, challenging students with the former U.S. president’s advice: “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” Following an explanation of the honor society’s key principles – wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations – the chapter inductees were See HONORARY on A4

One week later: University students share reaction to bombing By Chelsea Dicks Arts & Life Editor The finish line. That was the goal for so many people. They had spent months preparing for the Patriot Day event. Mentally and physically getting themselves ready, many were getting closer and closer to the destination. Breath in through the nose, first step, second step, third step release from the mouth; the rhythmic pattern continued for 26 miles until they had reached their destination. Some let out

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screams of joy while others raised their hands with exultation at the accomplishment of finishing. Family members, friends and others cheered for the stream of athletes, helping them the only way they could by giving them mental support. Then, boom. The scene changed. The world sat and watched as a yearly event became a massacre. “I heard about [the Boston Marathon Bombings] on the radio first while I was driving home,” said freshman

nursing major, Sarah Kirk. “I didn’t actually know what was going on for a while.” Kirk said that on the ride home she didn’t get any details about the bombings, but when she got home she started filling in the blanks. “I just thought another thing like this has happened in the world, I mean it is just a messed up place and I do not understand how people can do things like that,” said Kirk. Many students at Waynesburg University stayed updated by follow-

ing live feeds from the event on Twitter, Facebook and television. The Beehive even brought down a screen and projected live footage of the event. Freshman nursing major, Rachel McCray had a different way of learning about the bombings. “I had a friend who was running in the race,” said McCray. “He had finished around ten minutes before the bombs went off and was in a parking garage when it happened.” McCray said that her

friend did not feel the blast at all. He heard the news from the radio on his way home. “It took them around three hours to get out of the city,” said McCray. “The traffic was backed up and the town was crazy.” Instructor of English, Bridgette Nofsinger, heard the news while on the computer. “My first reaction,” she took a pause as she remembered. “I guess here we go again, I mean another disaster.” As more information

became available, Nofsinger became more interested. “The enactment of Martial Law was really surprising,” said Nofsinger. “I felt terrible for all of the people, it was so senseless; there was no political statement that I could tell being made it just seemed to be a really senseless act of violence.” Like many others, Nofsinger hopes that the remaining suspect speaks to the police so all of the questions still lingering around the tragedy finally get answered.

walk Rev. Donald Wilson opened the time of prayer with words of encouragement from scripture. He read from Psalm 34, which talks about seeking out God and delivering us from our

fears. “Our nation has really been rocked the last four weeks with senseless tragedies,” said Wilson. “It leaves all of us rocking, and all of us have in the back of our mind, whether we want

to admit it a little apprehension a little fear.” Wilson spoke about how faith is so crucial in times of hardship and tragedy. “My words to you today are simple and I would ask you to share with other people,” said Wilson. “Those words are simply, trust in God. He knows us, he loves us, he will provide.” Head cross-country coach Chris Hardie brought his team out to show their support and condolences to those

affected by the tragedy. “One of my long term goals in college was to qualify for the Boston Marathon,” said Hardie. “Unfortunately, I never made it but I can remember how important of a dream that was for me. The individuals who did this terrible event took so much away from the runners who worked hard to make their dream a reality. But more importantly, they took the lives of some remarkable people.  Their friends and families are devastated by the event and will never be the same.” On April 18-19 all NCAA teams spent time during their practices or games honoring those affected by the tragedy. “I think it’s good we

can come support the people of Boston even if we can’t be there physically we can support them spiritually,” said freshman computer science major Matt Kenney. “Although I didn’t walk because of a leg injury, I wanted to come around and support the community.” After a time of prayer, those gathered together did a lap around the parks. The lap was spent in reflection and remembrance of those who lost their lives and those that are still fighting. Wilson left the crowd with encouragement from Oswald Chambers. God doesn’t always calm the storm, but he calms us through the storm.

CORRECTIONS A story printed April 11 about the Waynesburg Borough Council meeting incorrectly reported information about the Trails to School program. The newspaper article reported that Trails to School is a 23-mile trail along Greene County’s creeks that will provide college students kayaks for use on waterways during the spring, summer and fall months. That is inaccurate; Trails to School is actually a repaving project that will re-do the sidewalks along Lincoln St., a heavily traveled footpath.

A story printed last week incorrectly reported the launch dates of the Muse & Stone. The article reported that the Muse & Stone launch party was held Thursday, April 11 outside of Benedum, when in fact the launch party took place April 18. The story also reported that the Muse & Stone was not printed last semester due to “internal conflict,” which is misleading. The publication did not print last semester due to internal conflict within the department.

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Student driver loses control of truck, crashes into Thayer Hall By Nick Farrell Assistant Sports Editor Last Thursday evening, a male student crashed his vehicle in to Thayer Hall, damaging the exterior of the dormitory and the passenger side of his vehicle. Sanctions are likely to come from Waynesburg University, but right now, both the ramifications and the student’s identity are classified information. “It’s a current, active investigation,” said Chris Hardie, assistant dead of Student Services. “Until we wrap up the investigation, we are going to keep their names.” Hardie said that the students involved in the accident, a male driver and two female passengers, are currently protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. He added that the university punishes students based on past precedent and takes into account the student’s record. According to Mike Humiston, director of public safety, the driver lost control of his red Dodge Ram pickup truck at around 7 p.m. and crashed into Thayer Hall, leaving skid marks on the lawn and road and visible scars

Governor visits WU Continued from A1 “I’ve long been a proponent of a liberal arts education, because I believe that it encourages critical thinking. In this day and age we need that more than anything else,” Whitman said. “We, unfortunately, see a trend today where people utilize media outlets that reflect the views that they already have – watch media groups that support their position, they read newspapers that agree with their

Whitman speaks Continued from A1 hours cutting taxes, lowering arsenic levels in New Jersey’s drinking water and advocating women’s rights. “Women hold each other to higher standards than we hold our male counterparts,” said Whitman. “Women need to be open to helping other women.” When Whitman ran for Senate, in 1990, she lost by a small margin to incumbent Bill Bradley, quite a feat considering she was a female Republican politi-

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According to Mike Humiston, director of public safety, a student driver lost control of this red Dodge Ram pickup truck last Thursday and crashed into Thayer Hall. on the wall beneath a residential window. “Upon further investigation, we viewed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Humiston. “The vehicle struck Thayer Hall with both the front and back of the vehicle until it drove to the back of the Thayer Hall parking lot.” Humiston collected this information by reviewing surveillance footage and speaking with the driver of the vehicle. Humiston added that an eyewitness had also seen the vehicle “driving errati-

cally out of the Pollock Hall parking lot” earlier that day. After speaking with several students after the crash, Humiston said he has reason to believe that this driver had a habit of traveling at high speeds. “Whoever was seeing this on a regular basis, I wish they would have told security so we can stop something like this before it happens,” said Humiston. “We are lucky that no one was injured or outside in the area.” Though no one was injured, a group of students was near the scene of the

crash when it happened. Creg Milko, freshman communication major, was walking back from Benedum Dining Hall when the accident occurred. From the parking lot outside of Pollock Hall, which is perched on a hill that overlooks the Thayer Hall parking lot, Milko and two friends witnessed the accident. “As we were walking across the Pollock parking lot, we heard squealing tires,” said Milko. “Then we saw this truck come speeding around the bend, and then he careened; his

opinion.” Whitman explained that the path to rise above this method of thinking is a liberal education. “By exposing students to a host of different areas, a liberal arts education encourages the kind of thinking that helps you to understand that there’s usually more than one right answer to any particular problem – and more than one wrong answer too,” she said. “That’s really important when we look at today’s issues. We need more of that.” The Governor also met with Bonner and Leadership Scholars, as well as the

Young Republicans, and ended her campus visit with her DeVito Lecture: “Women in Leadership: Does it Make a Difference?” During the lecture, Whitman gave told several anecdotes about her time in office and out of office, and stressed the importance of acceptance in this day and age. “I think it’s important that it’s not just about women. It’s about all of us,” she said. “When we get better at problem solving, we all benefit.” Overall, Whitman said that her visit to Waynesburg University met her

expectations. “I’ve done a lot of other visits as a Woodrow Wilson [fellow], and they vary tremendously depending on the institution. I wasn’t sure, as a Christian-based college, how much of a role in everyday life that would be,” she said. “I’m very pleased that it is not something that is forced upon the students, but it’s certainly there, and it’s an inherent part of this institution harking back to the 1849 foundation [of the university] and the tradition of having the first woman student and the first black student. You should be proud.”

cian in a very blue state. “The establishment didn’t support me when I almost won,” she recalled. “That was their worst nightmare because I didn’t owe anybody anything.” Whitman’s work in government was not limited to governor and senator. She was also appointed secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency under the Bush administration from 2001-2003. “I have said for years now, water is the biggest environmental issue of the 21st century. We have a lot of pollution; we have enormous problems with nonpoint source pollution. It’s killing fish, which is a big industry in New Jersey,”

said Whitman. “We have enormous needs throughout the country for infrastructure repair.” Though the EPA has been instrumental in creating regulations for pollution in the United States, Whitman noted that many environmentalists hoped that President Barack Obama would use his influence to pass legislation for cleaner energy. “They expected more of a push for an energy plan,” said Whitman. “Congress isn’t going to pass anything. You can get the EPA to pass a regulation, but the actual impact is off when you [go that route].” Not only are environmentalists concerned

about Obama’s lack of action, but many are concerned for the future of the Republican Party. “I think it’s in real trouble,” said Whitman. “I think it’s in real danger of becoming obsolete.” Whitman said that the GOP has changed drastically since she joined the party when she was younger. It is not the party she grew up with. “I’m embarrassed for the party: there are Republicans standing outside the capital saying [guns for all],” said Whitman. “It’s the message. It’s not how you deliver it. Again and again we just say things that contradict common sense.”

them the first official members of Sigma Beta Delta. A reception followed Bocchini’s closing remarks and concluded the ceremony. Over the course of the next semester, Bocchini hopes that the Waynesburg

University chapter of Sigma Beta Delta will continue to grow and attract attention from students campus-wide. “Since we’re so new and this is the first class, it’s relatively unknown right now,” he said.

“My hope would be that in six months to a year, the rest of the students on campus and, more importantly, all the students in the business department would know about it and get interested in it and hopefully be able to join us one day.”

back end went to the left toward Pollock, it came back to the right toward Thayer, and then I could tell he tried to correct it, but it just turned and went right into the wall.” Milko, who estimated that the driver was traveling at speeds in excess of 35 miles per hour, said that the driver slammed into the brick building and narrowly missed a window. “When I first saw the back end careen to the left and then the right, I thought that he was either going to fly up over the hill and into the Pollock lot or he was going to try and correct it and hit Thayer,” said Milko. “I was a little worried at first for myself.” Though no injuries were reported, Humiston and the security staff were left to envision a series of “what if” situations that may have ensued if the events had unfolded a bit differently. “He missed the electrical box by about 18 inches,” said Humiston. “That could have caused further problems.” Although major exterior issues were avoided, some damage was done to the building. According to Humiston, the mainte-

nance staff has contacted a mason to evaluate the damage done to the 54year-old residence hall. “From what I understand, [the impact] moved the windowsill a third of an inch,” said Humiston. The vehicle, which sustained a shattered headlight and taillight on the passenger side, turned out to be the biggest loser in terms of damages. In order to prevent a similar accident from occurring, Humiston is currently researching new ways to keep drivers and pedestrians safe on campus. “I’ve already talked to Roy Barnhart and we’re discussing some future things that may thwart students from doing stuff like this in the future,” said Humiston. “We hope to have something in place before too long.” Students are encouraged to report any erratic behavior that they witness to campus security. “We depend on the students, faculty and staff to help us do our job because we can’t be everywhere at all times,” said Humiston. “We need to do a better job as a university, so we can keep a watchful eye at all times.”

Experience gained

By getting a chance to gauge professors’ personalities and learn what classes are like, “the students are getting that first taste into how important and rigorous academics are at Waynesburg University.” The high school students were also given the opportunity to interact with current students at a student discussion panel, while parents learned about admission and financial aid opportunities. At the panel, Waynesburg University students answered questions from the prospective students, ranging from how the food was on campus to residence life, and how to get involved in activities on campus. By separating the students from the parents during the visit, the counselors not only wanted the students to open up and be more comfortable, but to experience an informative day at the university and what being a Waynesburg University student is all about.

Continued from A3 dence halls, as well as a meeting with an academic department the student was interested in. Maria Zacchero attended the history department session. After a brief discussion with faculty members, she thought meeting with the academic departments was the most beneficial event of the day. “I really enjoyed meeting and talking with the professors,” said Maria Zacchero. “They told me about the different history clubs I could join and the sorts of history I could get into to study. I think I could see myself here after that session and the rest of the events today.” For Calvario, the academic department meetings are also one of the most important sessions.

Research displayed Continued from A2 sen to present her research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. During the poster presentations, the students walked around and asked the presenters what they did their research on. Onifer had the opportunity to explain what she learned after doing all her hard work. “I had the opportunity to present my research on ‘The Characterization of Prepared Immobilized Bcyclodextrin Beads and

Their Binding Affinity with Encephalin Neuropeptides in Microdialysis Sampling’. I had the chance to show my research to others that were interested as they came around to look at my poster,” said Onifer. Since the event was open to the public, Onifer expressed how fortunate she was to have been chosen to present her work and hopes she can participate again next year. “We had a good turnout of students and faculty, although I would have liked to have seen better attendance from faculty of various disciplines,” said Sethman. “Overall it was a great success.”

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A hero’s journey

Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk returns, aids local programs By Amanda Wishner Senior Editor

The Honor Flight program flies local Vietnam vet to D.C. By Lucas Diethorn

Photo (above) courtesy of Gary Phillips

Assignments Editor Sometimes duty calls and someone has to answer the phone. Gary “Henry” Phillips was one year out of Cumberland High School when his country called his name. In 1966, he became a 20-year-old radio and jeep operator in Vietnam. Three days before Thanksgiving that year, Phillips was part of a caravan delivering frozen turkeys to fellow soldiers. His friends Dennis R. Lehman, 20, and William Kennedy, 22, of the 87th Transportation Company, were in the vehicle trailing him when a mortar round hit their truck and they were killed instantly. When Phillips returned home after two years of service in Vietnam, there was little talk of the war. “It was kind of ugly; you kept to yourself,” said Phillips. “They didn’t care for you so much since you were a Vietnam vet.” Forty-five years later, Phillips received

Photo (right) by Angela Wadding

Gary “Henry” Phillips reaches out and touches the names of his fallen comrades on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Honor Flight Program, which flies veterans to D.C. to visit and reflect at the nation’s war memorials, flew Phillips to D.C. thanks to a request by Waynesburg University professor of Nursing Melany Chrash.

the heroes welcome that he had long been denied. The Honor Flight Program flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the nation’s war memorials. Senior veterans, World War II survivors and those veterans who may be terminally ill are given top priority by the organization. Phillips, a veteran of both Vietnam and

Desert Storm, falls into the latter category: he’s a patient of Amedisy’s Hospice for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It was a nurse practitioner with the firm and Waynesburg University nursing professor, Melany Chrash who initiated the process for Phillips’s Honor Flight. “In my capacity as an instructor for Waynesburg University, I

went to an end-of-life nursing education consortium in San Antonio, Texas,” said Chrash. “The conference was all about end-of-life care for veterans, and one of the speakers talked about the Honor Flight program.” When Chrash came home she began planning a flight for Phillips. See HONOR on B4

The annual Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk will be returning to Greene County next month. The race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11 and will take participants along the Greene River Trail course. Although the preregistration date has passed, any interested runners can sign up for a fee of $20 until the day of the race. Runners who registered before last Friday, April 12, received a discounted fee of $18 and were guaranteed a t-shirt of their desired size. Race-day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Rices Landing Firehall. Race packets will also be available for pick-up at this time. A bus will be leaving from the fire hall at 8:30 a.m. to transport participants to the starting line at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Millsboro, Pa. The race will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Following the race, participants will gather at the Rices Landing Fire Hall for a reception and awards ceremony. Awards will be presented to runners in several categories, including the top three male and female runners and walkers overall. The top three walkers in each age category will also be recognized. The Dock to Lock 5K celebrates runners in every age

group, ranging from 14 and under to 70 and older. In addition to the top finishing runners, there will be a random drawing to give back to members of the community who may not have been able to place in the 5K, giving them the chance to win small prizes like Wal-Mart gift cards. Refreshments will be provided. Many local businesses and organizations in the area participate in the Dock to Lock Run/Walk and continue to return every year. According to a news release, sponsors for the 2013 race will include the Greene County Commissioners, Atlast Energy, Community Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County, First Student, Hoy’s Construction Company, Inc., R&D Watters Septic Service, TTygart Industries, WalMart, Waynesburg University and many others. Herb and Bonnie Cratty of the Miles of Smiles Timing Service will also be returning this year to officially clock in the finishing times of the runners. Last year, more than 100 runners and walkers participated in the event; a number which has remained relatively consistent annually. All proceeds raised by the race will benefit the Department of Recreation Programs, such as the Day Camp program. According to the See 5K on B4

Izaak Walton League planning to build ‘water trail’ in county By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor Hiking trails, river trails, bike trails; Greene County is covered in trails. But according to John Yesenosky, the Izaak Walton League thinks the county needs one more. Yesenosky, a member of the Harry S. Enstrom chapter of the Izaak Walton League, said that the organization is in the process of constructing a “water trail” on Ten Mile Creek. “Our goal is to establish five launch sites on Ten Mile Creek – from Waynesburg down to

Photo by Chelsea Dicks

The Harry S. Enstrom Chapter of the Izaak Walton League plans to construct a total of five launch sites along the stretch of Ten Mile Creek between Waynesburg and Clarksville to form a “water trail.” Clarksville,” he said. “That way, people would have a nice way to enjoy a day on the water – whether it be

fishing, canoeing, kayaking or whatever – right here in Greene County.” Yesenosky said that

the water trail will be open to everyone to use, but the IZW’s main target audience is the younger genera-

tion. “We’d definitely like to see young people using it, because they’ll fall in love with

the trail and then grow up to teach their kids the same,” he said. “We want this trail to be a treasure that will be passed down from generation to generation.” This project began around two years ago, Yesenosky said, when the IZW established a canoe and kayak activity. “I think this project was sort of an offshoot of that activity. Not to mention the fact that we’ve stocked fish into Ten Mile Creek for years,” Yesenosky said. “So this would be another way that people could fish the porSee WATER on B4


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A flight of honor Community steps up to help a dying veteran

Help out the honey bees this Earth Day Once a year, hippies the world over gather to celebrate the most important holiday of the year: Earth Day. And this year, they had plenty of reason to refrain from partying. The buzz around town is that the world is facing a serious ecological problem, and no one seems to be listening. Bad news first: the honey bee population is on the verge of extinction. The effects of the disappearing honey bee haven't yet begun to take their toll on the masses. But the recent release of multiple beerelated documentaries, among them Pollen Nation and award-winning Vanishing of the Bees, has brought the issue into the mainstream media. You'd think people would care about our black and yellow friends more than they do. Honey bees are responsible for more than simply producing honey and making Cheerios taste better. In fact, they provide the average person with one out of every three bites of food. The



honey bee population ultimately provides us with most of the fruits and vegetables, berries, and nuts that we consume on a daily basis. In October of 2006, beekeepers reported unusually high percentages of bee losses in their hives. Although lower numbers of bees are expected during the winter months, the 30 to 90 percent losses were too high to attribute to the cold. The dwindling bee population was reported worldwide. The bees did not succumb to cold weather or to "bee flu." They simply disappeared. Research into the causes of the strange bee disappearances has yielded no conclusive results. Some scientists attribute the losses to the environment, specifically to poor weather, pests and viruses. No matter the cause, the fact is that bees are disappearing, and their

smaller numbers have large implications for the state of Mother Nature's health. Here's the good news: some people are sweet enough to dedicate their lives to reviving and sustaining the honey bee population. Burgh Bees is a non-profit organization located just north of Pittsburgh that is dedicated to "[educating] beekeepers and [promoting] beekeeping as a vital part of the sustainable agriculture in Pittsburgh and its suburbs." The organization, founded in 2008, boasts an apiary in Homewood that houses about 500,000 bees and keeps 25 hives around Pittsburgh. The organization encourages locals to get involved in the bee movement. Burgh Bees offers beekeeping courses for those interested in keeping bees. Under the direction of master beekeeper Joe Zgurzynski, the two-day introductory course teaches wanna-bee keepers about bee biology and the equipment needed to start and maintain a hive. Burgh Bees advocates

the purchase of bee products, such as honey, lip balm and soap from local beekeepers. The website gives beekeeper contact information and lists sellers according to the products they offer and during what times of year products are available for purchase. For the few people who cannot bee-keep or buy local products, Burgh Bees encourages them to active volunteering by either giving presentations at garden clubs or schools or by donating time at local events and farmers markets. Refraining from pesticide use, throwing trash in the garbage can instead of on the ground and purchasing local honey are just a few ways that we can each help to save the honey bees. Of course, our spacious green campus lends itself to beekeeping, and investing in a beehive would definitely contribute to the cause. If one or two students are willing to take their service to the next level, perhaps we can welcome a few bumbley friends to our school.

The Honor Flight Program flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at the nation’s war memorials. Recently, the program helped one Green County resident to do just that, thanks to Waynesburg University professor of Nursing Melany Chrash. Gary “Henry” Phillips was one year out of Cumberland High School when his country called his name. In 1966 he became a 20-year-old radio and jeep operator in Vietnam. Phillips falls into the last category – he’s a patient of Amedisy’s Hospice for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and therefore was given high priority by the program. Philips’s flight to D.C. was paid for by the Christen Foundation, Amedisy’s charitable private foundation. Because of the generosity of these members of the local community, a veteran nearing the end of his life was given an opportunity to say his last goodbyes to his fallen comrades. The Yellow Jacket is proud to be a part of that caring community that never fails to step up when there is someone in need.

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Historical errors take away from teachings Nearly 12 million people gathered in front of the TV Easter night to watch the final installment of Mark Burnett’s “The Bible.” The 11.7 million viewers who watched the History Channel’s miniseries was slightly fewer than the 13.1 audience members who tuned into the premiere. But that’s still a lot of people. With all of the hype surrounding his show, Burnett supposedly has begun talks to make the History Channel blockbuster a big-screen blockbuster as well. Look, I’m all for making a movie about Jesus Christ and the Bible. I love God and I support any way the non-church goer can see the Word of God in action. But while I support Burnett’s decision, there has to be some changes to the story he created for his television audience; mainly the inaccuracies broadcasted in “The Bible” itself. I understand that Burnett and Roma Downey put a disclaimer before

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every episode stating that this show is open to creative licensing. Now while the meanings of the scriptures are open to interpretation, the actions that take place in the Bible aren’t. The things that happened in the Bible happened the way it is written, but Downey and Burnett changed a few of the important stories in the Bible and took some of the most memorable verses out of context. There are several mistakes the show makes that don’t add up with what transpired in the passages of the Bible. The most glaring error for me was the story of how John the Baptist died. In the show, John is imprisoned and executed for preaching about Jesus to the masses. But in “The Bible”, King Herod was actually a fan of John’s preaching,

but arrests him because he preached about Herod stealing his brother’s wife. John is actually executed after Herod’s wife and stepdaughter request his head on a silver platter (Mark 6:2028). Another big problem with the series is that during the finale, those 11.7 million viewers witnessed the television story of Paul from the New Testament. While it is correct that he was blinded and eventually baptized, the show states that his name is Paul throughout the story. In scripture, before becoming an apostle, Paul was actually known as Saul of Tarsus. He was a Pharisee who did everything in his power to stop the growth of Christianity across the nations (Acts 9). These are just a couple of stories that Burnett and Downey took creative licensing on. If Burnett takes his television hit and turns it into a successful movie, then it will certainly spark a light under every other film company to make

their own version of the Bible. When producing any type of television show or movie about the Bible, the detail has to be correct. The greatest movies that have been based off of the Bible have been at least three hours long. At the same time, they only cover one story, i.e. the Passion of the Christ and the Ten Commandments. Burnett is looking to create a movie based on his inaccurate television miniseries that goes through the entire Bible. He would need to create many Harry Potterlength sequels to be able to include all of the detail from the passages of the Bible. So if you ever want to make a movie on the whole Bible, you might want to get the facts straight. If not, you can always go to church. In case you didn’t know, you can learn about Jesus there, too, all while hearing the same stories that you saw for five weeks on TV.


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No good will come from oil pipeline Media sacrificing ethics for the scoop President Obama is facing a critical opportunity to take the country beyond its century-anda-half reliance on oil. Earth Day on Monday, and this weekend's third anniversary of the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster, offer stark reminders of the stakes and mistakes inherent in crude. To paraphrase Charles Dickens, the president made the best of decisions last summer when he dramatically improved mileage-andemissions standards for U.S. cars and light trucks. Now, he could make the worst of decisions: approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline would carry some of the world's most-polluting and expensive oil from Canada to Texas. It would threaten America's rivers, water supplies and the atmosphere.

And we won't even get the benefit of these new supplies. Much of the fuel the pipeline delivers would be exported. The tar sands oil that the Keystone pipeline would transport is among the dirtiest there is. Burning it would release at least 19 percent more carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant, than conventional crude oil. And it threatens other pollution as well: When a pipeline operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. sprung a leak near Mayflower, Ark., on March 29, it wasn't just tar sand oil that came out. Benzene, toluene and hydrogen sulfide -toxic chemicals that help the sludge-like goo move through the pipeline -- leaked, too. The dizziness and nausea that afflicted local residents were similar to the complaints voiced

by people living along the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, where Canada's Enbridge Inc. pipeline spilled tar sands oil in 2010. The consequences of our thirst for oil abound. Three years ago this weekend, the BP explosion killed 11 oil rig workers, polluted the Gulf of Mexico with 210 million gallons of crude oil, decimated sea life, and fouled four states' beaches. Have we not learned its lessons? Yet Keystone XL's proponents present it as too good to pass up; Canadian oil that would substantially increase U.S. supplies. That's not true. With much of it destined for overseas buyers, it would barely add a drop to U.S. tanks. And wherever it ends up, it is likely to raise, not lower, the price of gasoline. The pipeline's sup-

porters argue that it will create jobs. But the vast majority will be temporary, disappearing once construction is done. Only 127 permanent workers will remain to run the pipeline, according to Lara Skinner, a Cornell University researcher. We can start by expanding our fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles, improving home heating and industrial efficiency, and accelerating the development of cleaner alternatives to oil. That same American know-how, sent abroad, can help other nations cut their use of fossil fuels, too. We can export the world's best technology rather than import its worst oil.

----This editorial was originally published in the MCT Forum.

Unlikely friendships know no boundaries The following is based on a true story: It all began with an egg. After time, that egg cracked and became a yellow fluff of a duckling. As the duckling opened his eyes, he looked up to the sky and saw a gigantic figure. One reached down and picked up the small duckling. He squealed and squealed, letting out a sharp chirp. He looked into the eyes of the thing holding him. He felt safe. He stopped squealing. He was placed into a box, and for a while his box moved. Finally, the box was still and the duckling could stand on his two webbed feet again. Then, the gigantic figure picked him up and placed him down on the ground. He moved around and heard the figure that was now his mom call him by a word that would become his name: Nemo. As time went on, the duckling began to lose the yellow fluff, and huge white feathers took their place. And that is when he moved from his warm incubator to outside. The first day alone was terrible for the duck. He quacked and quacked until he saw his mom or another familiar figure, and he followed them around everywhere, afraid to let them out of


his sight. But then came a time when his surrounding began to get dark and the figures didn’t come out anymore. The duck retreated into the familiar creek bed and began to quack, hoping it would alert someone. After a while the duck gave up, slowly floating through the creek bed jumping any time a twig broke, scared as could be. It was silent for some time and the duck began to doze off…. “BARK BARK!” The duck jumped and began flapping its wings, thinking that an inevitable end was upon him. She looked around her and saw the glowing eyes trained him from a bush along the creek bed. Once again the noise began. This time it was more ferocious. The duck was amazed: the noise he made sounded nothing like that. He started to swim around the corner to see where the noise had come from. A figure appeared; it was too dark to see all of its details but he saw the four muscular legs and a furry tan color. He froze,

not knowing what expect from such a huge creature. But instead of letting out that ferocious noise again, the creature walked back into what looked like a small barn. The duck slowly waddled to the barn until he was standing right in front of the creature. Neither moved. Then, surprisingly, the creature moved over to one side of the barn and laid down, leaving room for the duck. Slowly the duck waddled in. He sat down in the hay beside the dog and watched him close his eyes. The duck was relieved he had found a friend. He closed his eyes and curled up beside his new friend and slept peacefully. This is the story of my pet duck Nemo’s unlikely friendship with my dog Twister, which lasted until Nemo’s death. When I first realized that Nemo had to stay outside, the one thing I was most terrified of for Nemo was Twister. My dog was a mutt who was all muscle and once took down a nine-point buck in our backyard. I was scared Nemo might get too close and my dog would end his life. It was the opposite. Ever since that first night, my dog and my duck became best buds. Nemo

would always stay close to Twister, and any time either of them wanted to take a nap or go to sleep they would do it together in my dog’s doghouse. My family and I laughed at the strange friendship. I actually believed that my duck thought he was a dog like Twister. This friendship continued for five years until one night, my duck was attacked by a raccoon while in the creek bed. My dad walked out to feed my dog and duck the next morning and saw that Twister had broken his chain and was gone. My dad decided to handle that problem later and feed Nemo first. That is when he saw them. He saw Nemo lying there, obviously dead. But the thing that surprised him was Twister. My dog had half of his chain still attached to his neck he had wrapped his body around the small duck. My dad had guessed he had been there all night, protecting Nemo. This was a story of unlikely friendship. I am sure we have all become friends with people we never expected to. And just like humans, animals can have those same friendships too. Isn’t that cool?

This Week in History By Rob Longo Editorial Assistant April 27, 1912 Henry Dudley Patton, Recently- appointed president of Waynesburg College, develops a unique way to recruit students to the school. With high school graduations on the horizon, Patton suggests that members of the college faculty attend each of the high school commencements in Greene County to increase interest in the college and solicit students.

April 25, 1945 Due to the war effort, male enrollment at Waynesburg College is very low. As the war began to wind down, Roy E. Furman, loyal alumnus and trustee, reported to the Board of Trustees that the sport of basketball should resume the next fall. Sure enough, Waynesburg College restarted its varsity basketball program in 1946.

April 24, 1953 The Pennsylvania Department of Health deems the conditions at College Field unsanitary. With the seating capacity at over 2,000 the field had no bathroom facilities. To comply with the Department of Health, plans were discussed to build a field house on the west end of the field. The field house was eventually built in 1959.

Information courtesy of the Waynesburg College Story

Saying last week was tense is an understate- AMANDA ment. I’m sure you’re WISHNER all aware of the terrible tragedy that occurred in Columnist Massachusetts Monday afternoon during the Boston Marathon. Two Wednesday, all the chaos bombs were detonated had died down. Until during the 26.2 mile race, Thursday night. First injuring more that 200 reports said there had people and killing three. been a shooting near the I was in class as the situ- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but as the ation was unfolding. I was caught com- story developed, the pletely off guard when I shooters were identified Tamerlan and strolled out of my water- as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the colors class, feeling somewhat proud of suspects in the Boston myself for graduating Marathon bombings. This is one of the sevfrom an elementary eral times where I’m school-level painter to early middle school sta- extremely thankful that my sleep schedule is pertus (at best). I was immediately manently set to nocturbombarded by tweets nal. I watched the entire and news reports. The thing unfold before my media was in a state of eyes. I pulled up a live complete chaos. During stream of a news station the first few hours after in the area while watchthe bombing, there were ing my Twitter feed erupt on-the-scene countless errors in with reporting. News moves reports and up-to-date fast, and most news out- feeds of Watertown-area lets just weren’t pre- police scanners. What I witnessed was, pared. I understand that reporters are humans in my opinion, good jourgrass roots too, but it’s our job is to nalism: tell people what’s hap- reporting, fact-checking, pening right now – with first-hand accounting. After a quick scan of the absolute accuracy. With more informa- major news channels on tion coming in every sec- my television, I was surond, the reports and prised to see that none of news articles being them had expressed as issued and disseminated much of a murmur at the shoot-out became quickly outdat- developing ed. As people read the until hours after the iniinformation news outlets tial Twitter frenzy. continued to push out Maybe they’d learned via every major medium, from their mistakes and they failed to stay up-to- had opted to look before date on the story’s devel- they leapt. Or maybe opments. False informa- everyone was asleep, or tion and rumors spread on break. Either way, I was hesilike wildfire. CNN was the first to tant to take what I read at falsely announce an face value or pass along arrest, and the Boston that information. Call Globe followed suit, des- me a skeptic, but can you perate to not be beat to really blame me? Just the story. Innocent men this Tuesday, the Associwere accused as suspects, ated Press’s Twitter was the death toll was greatly hacked, and it was falsely exaggerated and count- tweeted that there had less conspiracy theories been two explosions at the White House and flooded the Internet. And how can I forget that President Obama my biggest pet peeve? had been injured. As to expected, panic Long before President be Stocks even Obama even referred to ensued. the bombings as a terror dropped following the attack, news networks bogus tweet, and rightlike CNN and Fox had fully so. It’s nobody’s plastered the headline fault; it’s human nature. across their websites and We put our trust in our television broadcast: news networks of choice. TERRORISTS STRIKE But we live in a strange BOSTON. Nothing bet- time where journalistic ter to incite mass hyste- integrity is being compromised for the sheer ria in the U.S., right? Every network was purpose of being able to scrambling to break the brag about being first on story at any cost. It the social media scene. So there’s even more seemed as though they’d don’t thrown all journalistic proof for you: blindly believe everyintegrity to the wind. Thankfully, come thing you read.


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Man accused State police said that at 12:30 a.m. April 19, police responded to a 1 St. residence in Jefferson Twp. Police said that Joseph Vincent, 26, of Jefferson had barricaded himself inside his bedroom and refused to come out. Vincent made several threats to shoot through the door at the troopers, and discharged a total of four rounds before police could apprehend

Honor Flight flies local Vet. Continued from B1 The Honor Flight is free to the veteran Phillips, but the cost for the caregiver is $400. Chrash’s students at Waynesburg University were ready to raise the funds when the Christen Foundation, Amedisy’s charitable private foundation, donated it. Phillips’s wife Debbie handled her husband’s care for the short trip. She was prepped for the care and on April 5, Phillips’s 68th birthday, they were on their way to Washington. “When he got out of the plane in Baltimore he was the only service guy on there,” Debbie Phillips said. “He had to walk through a tunnel into the airport. All of a

5K to return, aid programs Continued from B1 Department of Recreation website, the Day Camp is a six-week program that provides

him, police said. Vincent was arraigned before magisterial district judge Glenn Bates and bond was set at $40 thousand dollars, police said.

Crash reported

Rd. in Richhill Twp., state police said. Owen’s vehicle hit the embankment and came to rest in the opposite lane and no injuries were reported, said police.

Property stolen

employed there. Dollard was charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property, police said.

Vehicle stolen Sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. April 12, approximately 475 feet of welding leads were stolen from vehicles owned by Larry McPeek of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Robert Daniels of Covington, Va. while they were parked at the

At 3:18 p.m. April 13, a vehicle driven by Jason Owens, 30, of Wheeling, W.Va., struck a vehicle driven by Heather Householder, 38, of Graysville, as he was traveling south on Day

State police said that sometime between Jan. 20 and March 19, Theresa Michell Dollard, 55, allegedly stole funds from the Sheetz in Waynesburg while she was

sudden, there were at least 200 people clapping and holding signs. I didn’t expect any of that, at all. I’d never seen anything like it.” The couple joined a group of flight recipients at a hotel and were showered with gifts upon arrival. The Patriot Guard Riders led the veterans to the WWII Memorial. The veterans also visited Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard. They went to see several memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima statue and the Air Force and Navy Memorials. But it was the granite wall they saw that impacted Phillips the most. “We went at night. The light was reflecting onto The Wall [the nickname for the Vietnam War memorial],” said Debbie Phillips. “It was dark all around

it.” Phillips looked right away for the names of his fallen friends, Kennedy and Lehman. A ranger from the park helped him in his search. “Kennedy was an only child – you didn’t have to go if you were an only child. He had to get his parents’ permission to go,” said Phillips, one of eight children. “He was the first ones killed. It didn’t make sense.” The road that the men were traveling on that deadly day in Vietnam became known as Ambush Alley, for the frequent attacks that occurred on it. “That day, we weren’t given air support or the air support frequency,” Phillips said. “They said the road was secure, but it wasn’t. Never believe intelligence reports.”

Phillips’s military career ended in 1997 at the rank of master sergeant when he suffered a heart attack on active duty. When the Phillipses returned home April 7, friends, family and fellow veterans were waiting to meet Phillips as he got off the plane. “There were two things that really got me and shook me up the most: The Wall and the people at the airport when I came back,” Phillips said a day later. A frame with 27 ribbons hung on a nearby wall. The 27 medals that go with them are on his dress blues. He has told his wife he wants to wear the uniform one last time, when his time comes. “He wants to wear it with cowboy boots,” said Debbie Phillips, smiling. “I don’t know about that.”

hundreds of Greene County children with “fun and activities” every year at various county parks, pools, community centers and schools. The program will be returning this year from June 17 to July 26.

Without sponsors like the Dock to Lock 5K, programs such as these would not be able to continue to provide their services to the Greene County community. For more information on the 2013 Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk,

contact the Greene County Department of Recreation at 724-8525323. For those interested in participating in this year’s race, a race entry form can be found on the Greene County website at

Comfort Inn in Franklin Twp., said police. Anyone with information about the theft should contact Waynesburg police at 724-6276151.

Patrons fight State police said that 3:25 p.m. April 18, Richard Long of Mt. Morris, Pa., and Larry Rexroad of Mannington, W.Va., were charged with disorderly conduct at the Livestock Auc-

Water trail in the making Continued from B1 tions of Ten Mile that aren’t convenient to get to except via boat. It’s always nice to have local water that’s floatable, and since there are very few access points, at the current time, where you can launch and land easily, we thought it would be a good idea to construct a water trail.” According to Yesenosky, this project has been in the making for around two years, and at this time the project’s timeframe is unclear. “We are a non-profit organization, so we are dependant on funding from foundations and the conservation portion of the state government,” Yesenosky said. “We know that the major grant program that we could receive money from has already closed out for this year, but that’s one grant that we will try to make a run for at some point in the future.” Yesenosky said that at this point, the project hasn’t even reached the construction phase. “We are at the point where we think that we have the engineer-

tion West Waynesburg in Franklin Twp. after a confrontation in the parking lot. The two men are now facing charges of disorderly conduct, said police.

Mower stolen Sometime between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 16, someone stole a 22-inch, self-propelled Toro lawn mower from the Cook Ave. residence of James Lewis, state police said.

ing done,” he said. “We have been working with governmental entities, because we don’t own the land on Ten Mile where we want to build the access points, so we have to work with the municipalities that do own that land. And at the end of this project, we won’t own any of the land either. We could probably best be described as the facilitator for this project – we’re working with all parties involved to make sure that everyone gets a share and that the project gets done properly while following the proper protocols.” Yesenosky said that he is looking forward to this project’s completion. “I think it will be a really intriguing recreational opportunity that doesn’t currently exist in the county. Access to streams that provide people with a place to park their car and to easily launch and land their boat – we don’t have that here in Greene County,” he said. “I imagine that, once this resource is established, we will have people from all over coming to take advantage of this. Plus, it will be an enhancement to the fishing opportunities here in the county.”

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Presto takes third at PAC Golf Championships By John Lydic Staff Writer Both the men’s and women’s golf teams traveled to Belle Vernon, Pa. to compete in the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships at Cedarbrook Golf Club. Junior Madison Presto came within strokes of an individual title in the women’s competition. Presto held the lead after the first 18 holes of the two-day competition with an 87. “The difference between day one and day two was the nerves going into it because I was in the lead,” said Presto. On day two, she shot an 89 to finish with a 176, two strokes behind the winner of the 36-hole championship. Although she did not finish in first place, she

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After leading the field through 18 holes, Madison Presto finished third at the PAC Golf Championships Tuesday. was still happy with her performance.

“I thought I played rather well,” said Presto.

“It was still one of my best scores of the year.”

The junior enjoyed playing the course and

thought it gave her a shot to win. “The course laid pretty nice, but the biggest struggle was to stay relaxed,” said Presto. The nerves were a major factor for Presto, but the women she played alongside helped dissipate the distraction. “It was really nice to play with girls I have become friends with throughout the years of playing college golf,” said Presto. Now that the season has ended for Presto, she looks forward to working on her game and preparing for next season. That starts by focusing on her consistency. “I want to improve on getting more constant with my shots,” said Presto. See PRESTO on C3

Jackets finish fifth in tournament Baseball wins ‘ugly’ By Carson Fox

By Nick Farrell Assistant Sports Editor After a blistering 3-0 start to its Presidents’ Athletic Conference schedule, the men’s tennis team faltered to a fourth-place finish in the regular season standings with a 3-4 record. Over the weekend, things went even farther south for the Yellow Jackets. Waynesburg ventured into the second day of the PAC Championships, held at Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa., in fourth place with an outside chance to finish in third. Instead, the Jackets finished in fifth place with only nine team points. “I had some high hopes, but was also realistic about how things had

gone the last week or so,” said head coach Ron Christman. “With the combination of some losses, the lack of practice time and the continued play, we were going into the tournament a little beat up, with lower seeds than we hoped to have and a little less prepared than we would have liked to have been.” Three Waynesburg singles players and its second

doubles team advanced to the second day of the twoday tournament by winning their first-round matches. Absent from this list of advancing athletes was sophomore Isaiah Cochran, who lost his match in the first singles bracket. Cochran, the No. 6 seed, fell in straight sets to No. 3 Richard Parks of Thiel, 6-1, 6-0. The outcome of this match was

much different than their last meeting; Cochran battled Parks to a tiebreaker set last Tuesday before losing the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Christman needed each of his advancing athletes to win their matches on the second day of the tournament, but that wasn’t the case. Senior Jon Anderson was the only Waynesburg singles player to win multiple matches during the tournament. After falling to the No. 1 seed in the third singles bracket, the No. 4 seed Anderson defeated No. 3 Logan Sturgeon 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday to take third place in the bracket. “He beat me last Tuesday, 6-1, 6-1. He crushed

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On Tuesday afternoon Waynesburg University‘s baseball field, fans witnessed two slugfests between Waynesburg and Penn State-Altoona. The Yellow Jackets (16-15) were able to win both games of the twin bill, 119 and 9-8. In game one, the Jackets were able to outlast the Lions after being up 82 in the second inning, thanks in part to a 15-hit effort. Down 8-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two, the Jackets stole the victory out of the paws of the Lions due to a thrilling six-run rally. Connor Furwa got the start on the mound for Waynesburg in the first See TENNIS on C3 game of the doubleheader

and quickly gave up two unearned runs in the first inning after Lions designated hitter John Szmed reached on an error by Waynesburg shortstop Kyle Sasala. In three and two-thirds innings, the freshman pitcher gave up eight runs on six hits, struck out two and walked just one batter. “[Furwa] made some pitching mistakes today like not pitching firstpitch strikes and keeping the ball down, which are things we talk about,” said head coach Mike Humiston. See HOT on C2


Men seek to make their Falvo and women have gold medals on their minds own mark this weekend By Kyle Oland Sports Editor After the women’s track team placed second at last year’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships, head coach Jason Falvo entered this season with big expectations for his women. Heading into the season, Falvo said he expected the women to again compete for a PAC title. With the PAC Championships taking place this weekend at Washington & Jefferson college, the women’s track team enters as one of the favorites. Last year, Westminster College took the women’s team title, and again the Titans will be the biggest foe for the Yellow Jackets. “This year, just like all the others, will

take a total team effort,” said Falvo. “All members of this team are a part of what makes us good and each have a roll and must do them.” In the sprints, the Jackets are led by senior Rhea Huwe and sophomore Ashley Cole. Falvo wants both sprinters to bring home points in their respective events. Huwe currently holds the fastest 100meter time (12.63) in the PAC this season while also holding the second-fastest

By Kyle Oland Sports Editor

Living in the shadow of the recent success of the women’s team, the men’s track & field team is ready to make noise at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships this weekend at Washington & Jefferson College. Last season, the men placed fourth, but a bevy of talented athletes gives head coach Jason Falvo hope for this weekend. See WOMEN on C4 “Just like the women, it will take a

total team effort,” said Falvo. “The men will have to stay focused on their roles and our goals for the day.” After making a splash at the championship meet a year ago, sophomore Byrum Louco will be the workhorse for Falvo’s team this weekend. “Byrum will have a busy day,” said Falvo. “He is a special athlete and a huge part of what we are doing this year.” The talented sophomore holds the top conference time in the 400-meter hurdles, the event he qualified for Nationals in as a freshman. In addition, Louco ranks as the second fastest in the 400, fourth in the 100. He is also expected to run a leg in both the 4x100 and 4x400meter relays. See MEN on C5


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On the Pittsburgh Steelers: Too early to worry about 2013 When the 2013 NFL Draft begins tonight, every football fan in America will become a “couch GM” by analyzing every pick, every draft day trade and predicting the biggest booms and busts of another NFL Draft class. That’s especially true in Pittsburgh, the self-proclaimed “City of Champions.” Steeler Nation has reason to believe the Pittsburgh Steelers will struggle in 2013 after seeing the black ‘n’ gold finish with an 8-8 record and then lose several key players this offseason. Already, the projected best-case scenario for the Steelers this season is another 8-8 year. But why? Well, it can’t be because Pittsburgh’s star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a game against Kansas City last season when the Steelers were in the midst of a four-game winning streak. His shoulder and rib injury is old news at this point, and he claims to be making a complete recovery. It’s a shame he went down in that overtime loss to the Chiefs, too, because Roethlisberger was on pace for one of his statistically finest seasons. In just 13 games, Roethlisberger tossed 26 touchdowns, tied for the second-highest total in his nine-year career. He also threw only eight interceptions, his lowest tally in season in which he has more than 400 passing attempts.

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The targets that catch Roethlisberger’s passes won’t be any different than what they were last year. That’s because Pittsburgh’s best ball dropper is taking his talents to South Beach. After signing a fiveyear, $60 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, Mike Wallace finally got the money he was hoping for. Though there is no official stat for dropped passes, Wallace was truly the least-efficient member of Pittsburgh’s receiving corps last season; he was targeted 119 times in 15 games, but only hulled in 64 passes. That means he only caught about half of the balls thrown his way, an eighth of which were in the end zone. Pittsburgh’s decision to match New England’s offer sheet for fourth-year receiver Emmanuel Sanders shows the franchise believes that he will benefit the Steelers more than Wallace would have. Former team MVP Antonio Brown will also return to Pittsburgh’s starting lineup after catching more balls on fewer attempts than Wallace did last season. Then it’s got to be that aging defense, whose average age was 30.1 years old in 2012, that will hamper the Steelers in 2013, right? Nope – that same

defense proved last year that age is just a number, kind of like the No. 1 ranking the Steelers earned in the NFL’s total defense category. Age is seemingly always a question on the defensive side for the Steelers, yet Dick LeBeau, the team’s 75year-old defensive coordinator, never fails to find the answer. A great addition to this defense may join the Steelers on draft day. Well maybe it’s the guy opposite LeBeau that will keep this team from succeeding in 2013. Will offensive coordinator Todd Haley get the job done in his second year? Though Jonathan Dwyer may not be the perfect replacement for Rashard Mendenhall, who joined former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians in Arizona, Haley and Pittsburgh’s offense should click this season now that the players are familiar with his system. That leaves the offensive line, Pittsburgh’s biggest problem heading into each of the last several drafts. Maybe, just maybe, this draft will provide the Steelers with that gem of a lineman they need. Or, maybe it won’t. But beside that predicament, are the Steelers really destined for failure this season? Maybe all of this negativity surrounding the Steelers is useless. After last season’s disappointment, maybe the Steelers have nowhere to go but up.

Hot bats lead the way Continued from C1 The Jacket offense compensated for Furwa’s slow start by exploding for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. After back-and-forth hitting between both teams, Waynesburg catcher Derrick Zavatsky scored the final run of game one when he drove in Adam Horning on a sacrifice fly to left field to make it 11-9. Dean Pulsford and Tyler Prevost pitched solidly for the Jackets in relief. Pulsford was awarded the win, while Prevost earned the first save of his Waynesburg career. “I thought we came out swinging the bat pretty well in the first game,” said Humiston. “But I think we need to put stuff together against whatever team we play.” One player in particular who saw huge success on the day was the Jackets’ leftfielder Nick Berdine. He went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run scored and a walk in game one. His first hit, which was a towering home run, moved him into first place in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in homeruns with five. He continued his hitting success in game two, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk. “He’s a big part of our offense, a big part of our team, obviously,” said Humiston. “We have to do a better job of putting any undue pressure on him when the rest of the team can’t hit.” In game two, the Jackets were forced to manufacture runs against Lions starter Ryan Robinette. Up until the seventh

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Junior pitcher Drew Heinle delivers a pitch during Tuesday’s doubleheader against Penn State-Altoona. inning, Robinette only allowed three runs on three hits. On the other hand, Jacket pitchers Drew Heinle and Tim Chilcote were shelled in their combined six innings on the mound. Though both pitchers combined for six strikeouts, they also gave up eight runs on 12 hits. Freshman Cody Hardin received the win for his inning of work in which he gave up just one hit and struck out two. “I thought they battled, but their problem was pitching from behind in the count,” said Humiston. “At the end of the day, it was enough to win the game.” The bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the most exciting action of the day. Leading 8-3 with the bottom of Waynesburg’s order due up, Robinette started off the half-inning by walking Jacket pinch-hitter Brent Williams. Clay Roman knocked in Kyle Weyend and Zavatsky with one out. Robinette’s day was finished when he then walked Sasala. PSU-Altoona turned to

reliever Tyler Johnston to secure the save, but he was chased out of the game after walking Berdine and surrendering a two-RBI double to Horning without recording an out. Left-handed reliever Ken Terpack then came to the mound to try to get the final two outs. With Berdine on third and Horning on second with two outs, Ben Shorthouse came to the plate for the Jackets and hit a grounder up the middle. Lions’ shortstop Austin Smith committed the game-ending error after his throw got passed firstbaseman Jeff Deveney, allowing both Berdine and Horning to score. Waynesburg walked off with a 9-8 victory, coming back from a five-run deficit. “They showed a lot of heart,” said Humiston. “I told the guys that these may have been the two ugliest wins I’ve ever been associated with, but we’ll take them.” The Jackets play at home tomorrow versus Westminster. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.


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Athletes of the Week Senior sprinter and sophomore pitcher receive PAC honors By Kyle Oland Sports Editor

Playoff chances die for softball By Eric Bost Sports Editorial Assistant



With the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship meet just around the corner, senior sprinter Rhea Huwe had one of the best days of her collegiate career for the women’s track team this past week. At the PAC quad-match that was hosted by Bethany last Wednesday, Huwe won the 100, 200 and long jump. The senior standout qualified for the ECAC Championships in both the 100 and 200 with her times of 12.63 seconds and 26.11 seconds, respectively. Additionally, Huwe also set the meet record in the 100 meters. She added a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. For her efforts, Huwe was awarded as the PAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. On the baseball diamond, sophomore pitcher J.Jay Paskert continued his strong first season as a Yellow Jacket. Paskert dominated on the mound, compiling a record of 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA over 14 innings of work. In Waynesburg’s win over Thomas More, the sophomore threw seven innings of shutout ball, giving up just two hits. Paskert also was lauded by the PAC for his performances. He was honored as PAC Pitcher of the Week.

The Waynesburg softball team might have seen its playoff chances evaporate after splitting a doubleheader with Chatham University. The Yellow Jackets (1517, 7-9) needed to sweep the Cougars (8-26, 4-12) in order to keep their hopes of making the Presidents’ Athletic Conference playoffs alive. Head coach Lou Giachetti was disappointed that his team wasn’t able to pull out the two wins it needed, especially against a weaker opponent. “I’m just upset because these kids have worked hard all season just to give us a chance at making playoffs,” said Giachetti. “I thought we needed to sweep today, and we didn’t get the job done.” The Waynesburg hitters came out sluggish in game one. Although they were able to draw quite a few walks, the Jackets couldn’t muster up

enough hits to secure the victory, dropping the first game 2-1. Giachetti said that his team struggled to hit with runners in scoring position. “We got a little anxious and didn’t hit in certain situations,” said Giachetti. In the sixth inning of the first game, Waynesburg had a chance to open the scoring floodgates. With the bases loaded and no outs, the Jackets looked to take the lead late and steal the victory against the Cougars. Waynesburg continued its hitting woes, however, as it could not cash in and tie the game. Jacket starter Carrie Maier pitched well in the loss. She gave up two runs on seven hits while pitch-

ing all six innings, but the offense didn’t give her run support. In the second game, Waynesburg once again needed a come-frombehind effort. This time, the bats came alive. With Ashley Clark leading the way with her 3-for-4 performance at the plate, the Jackets managed to score seven runs on eight hits, all while battling back throughout this extra-inning thriller. “It doesn’t seem to matter what the score is; we’ve had a lot of dramatic wins this year,” said Giachetti. “They’ve always shown a lot of heart.” The Jackets found themselves down a run late in the sixth inning again in the second game. Sophomore Brittany Ellis pinch-ran for sophomore Haley Payne, who reached base on a throwing error. After the next two Waynesburg hitters recorded outs, Giachetti gave freshman Samantha Pillar a

chance to pinch-hit for fellow freshman Paige Moninger. Pillar ripped a pitch down the right field line that scored Ellis and tied the game. Neither team was able to score in the seventh inning, so the game went to extras. Again, Giachetti’s bench stepped up with some clutch hitting. With two outs and two runners on base, junior Shelby Tabrosky, who subbed in for Pillar in the sixth inning, hit a walkoff single into left field, scoring freshman pinchrunner Jenny Schouppe for a 7-6 victory. “I was just so proud of them for the ways they stepped up,” said Giachetti. “We’re a very young team, and for as young as they are and to do the things they’ve done, they just never give up.” The Jackets look to finish the season strong when they take on rival Washington & Jefferson on senior night this Saturday.

Lacrosse ends regular season With starting goalie out, Jackets fall to Bearcats By Kyle Oland Sports Editor With hopes of breaking the record for most wins in a regular season, the lacrosse team traveled to Saint Vincent on Saturday. However, the Yellow Jackets were unable to leave Latrobe with a victory as they fell to the Bearcats 23-8. With the loss, Waynesburg’s women ended the regular season with a record of 2-8. Saint Vincent improved its record to 10-3. Without their starting goalie, freshman JoHanna Phillips, the Jackets were forced to start junior Amanda Bell in net. Bell, a defensive player for Waynesburg, made 13 saves. First-year head coach Maria Shepas said that despite being shorthanded, her team played as well as it could have. “Amanda Bell did a great job despite never playing goalie before,” said Shepas. “I also think our defense played pretty well. It was a close game for the majority of the first half, but towards the end of the first half, we missed scoring opportunities and Saint Vincent used our mistakes to its advantage and ran away with the score.” As she has done all year, junior Toria Shepherd led the team in scoring. The junior netted five goals on ten shots. The five goals by Shepherd left her one goal shy of the single-season goals record of 31 that Shepas set during her senior season a year ago.

Waynesburg tallied the first goal of the game when senior Mandy Ormsby staked the Jackets to an early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal just 16 seconds into the game. Saint Vincent answered the early Waynesburg goal and reeled off threestraight points. From then on, the Bearcats would never trail again. “It’s tough to end the regular season on a loss, but our team has come a long way since January,” said junior captain Morgan Desmond. “Everyone played tough and gave their best effort, and as a captain that’s all I can ask for.” Along with Shepherd’s five goals, Ormsby added three of her own. Sophomore Bre Tyler chipped in with an assist while scooping up a team-leading seven ground balls. Saint Vincent’s Alyssa Lang led the scoring brigade of the Bearcats. Lang netted nine goals. Nora Posival registered 11 assists and one goal for Saint Vincent, while goalie Michelle Mitchell made six saves in net. With the regular season over, the Jackets will focus their attention on the firstever Presidents’ Athletic Conference Invitational this weekend at Thiel College. “Moving forward, we have to take advantage of our opportunities to score,” said Shepas. “We need to control the draw and turn the ball over less. I want us to play hard for a full 60 minutes.” Waynesburg will play Thiel on Friday at 2 p.m. “This being the final week of our season, we are focusing on ball transitions and our footwork,” said Desmond. “Thiel is going to be a tough team to play, but our team wants to walk off their field having given it our all.” The winner of that game and the winner of the Washington & Jefferson/Saint Vincent game will meet in the finals of the PAC Invitational on Saturday.

Presto takes third place Continued from C1 While Presto fought for a title, the men struggled to find consistency. Josh Henning was the leading golfer, shooting a combined 174 that was good enough for 30th place. Junior Ryan Srnik followed Henning in 32nd

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Isaiah Cochran, the top singles player for Waynesburg, suffered a disappointing first-round loss during the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Chairmanships.

me,” said Anderson. “I just put the pressure on him early and made him do the work. He did not respond well to that, and as soon as he started messing up on a couple points, it all fell apart.” Anderson was also featured in the third-place match of the second doubles tournament. He and sophomore Philip Littlejohn were the No. 3 duo in the bracket and swept their first pro set match to advance to the semifinals. After that, though, the tandem began to struggle and dropped a decision against Anthony Rosselli

and Colby Beighey of Grove City 8-2. Then in the third-place match, the duo lost to Brad Thomas and Mike Matisi of Westminster, 8-5. Anderson and Littlejohn defeated Westminster’s second doubles team in regular season play on April 7. “We just played very badly, especially me,” said Anderson. “The serving wasn’t the best, but the biggest part was that we missed a lot of put aways. They definitely didn’t get our best match, but I give credit to them because they beat us.” The only other Jacket that advanced to the second day of play was sophomore Colin Phillips, who finished fourth in fifth singles competition. In what has become a spring custom, the Grove

City Wolverines claimed the PAC title for the 23rd straight season with 46 team points, edging the Saint Vincent Bearcats by just two points. A Wolverine and a Bearcat squared off in the final match of each bracket, with Grove City taking five of those nine fixtures. While Grove City and Saint Vincent battled for supremacy, every other school was left to compete for a distant third. The Jackets’ nine points left them in fifth for the second year in a row. “I watched how they played. I could see the reasons for [our losses], so I can’t be critical,” said Christman. “It wasn’t like they didn’t give the effort, it wasn’t like they didn’t step up to do it. It was just that things weren’t going their way.”

place shooting a 180. Cameron Roberts, Tom Paulone and Chase Foglia rounded out the group from Waynesburg. Roberts shot a 183, while Paulone and Foglia shot in the 190s. The men put themselves in bad positions throughout the day and had trouble maneuvering the course. Despite their struggles, the men thought the tournament

went well, and they enjoyed playing. “I thought PAC’s went well,” said Paulone. “There is a lot of good talent in the conference and everything was run the right way.” With only one senior on its roster, the men’s team is very young. Paulone believes the inexperienced Yellow Jackets handled the pressure of the championship outing

very well. “I am happy [with] the way our three young freshman handled the big tournament atmosphere,” said Paulone. The men will play their final match of the season on Monday when they travel to Grove City, Pa. for the McBrideBehringer-Allen Tournament. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

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Women are contenders

Men look to make mark

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200-meter (26.11). Cole, a multi-dimensional sprinter, boasts topseven times in the 200, 400, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. Huwe, who will run in her final PAC Championship meet, understands the importance of her individual races in her team’s quest of a title. “I just want to go out and perform the way I need to for a championship,” Huwe said. “We just have to perform and have the results we have already had this season. No one has to do anything extraordinary.” In the mid-distance and distance events, Falvo has a number of women who will score points. Leading the way is senior Megan Fortna who holds the fastest time in the conference by more than 20 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Junior Melissa Poach, who enters with the thirdfastest time in the 800, will be in the running for

“He has asked to be in as many events as he can to help us win,” said Falvo. “He will defiantly be sore the next day.” Another athlete Falvo will look to is senior Christian Jackson. Jackson enters as a favorite in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. The senior also runs a leg in the 4x100, an event where Waynesburg holds the best conference time (42.44). In the 800, junior Justin

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Senior Jaime Post enters as a favorite to win gold. the gold medal this weekend. Falvo said that the 800 will be a swing event for the women this weekend, and the outcome of the team title could come down to how Poach finishes in the event. The former PAC Coach of the Year also said that 1,500-meter run will go a long way in dictating the team title. In the field events, where the Yellow Jackets traditionally boast strong performances, junior AllAmerican Megan Sowers will enter as the favorite in the javelin as she will look to defend her title from a year ago. Senior Carly Schubert will compete for titles in

both the discus and shot put. The senior missed last year’s championship meet, but returns as the top seed in the discus. In the jumps, the Yellow Jackets boast a quartet of women who are threats to score points. Huwe, senior Jamiee Post and sophomores Breanna Anderson and Amanda Pope all hold top-three distances in either the triple jump or long jump. “The long and triple jump are key for us,” said Falvo. “Our ladies will need to rise up in these events.” The PAC Championships begin Friday at Washington and Jefferson College and conclude Saturday.

Angotti has the fourthfastest time in the conference this year with a time of 1:54.26. Falvo believes that both the 800 and the jumps will be critical in determining which team wins the PAC title. “We have a chance to do well in the [jumps and 800] and separate ourselves from the field,” he said. The men are especially strong in the throws this season, as freshman Anthony Janicki and senior Tony Lamosek hold the top distances in the javelin and discuss. Senior Andy Armor enters this weekend’s competition with the

third-farthest throw recorded by any PAC athlete in the shot put. He said he and his teammates are ready for what lies ahead. “This is the first time we have been in this position, near the top,” said Armor. “People are starting to notice us, not only in one specific area, but as a whole team. It’s exciting to see it all come together, and I think we’re to the point where we are confident and expect something big to happen this weekend.” The men’s track team will begin competition on Friday at Washington & Jefferson and conclude competition on Saturday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Speaker shares her research Dr. Zierler spoke of what she has learned during her time after college By Olivia Latimer Editorial Assistant As a first-time visitor to the state of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brenda Zierler came to Waynesburg University to educate students in the field of heath care on the concept of

“Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.” Zierler’s lecture was held in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 as part of the Crosby Lecture Series. Zierler’s research includes

looking at the correlation between the delivery of health care and patient outcomes. Zierler is the Co-Principal Investigator of a grant focused on faculty development for interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

The main focus of Zierler’s lecture was to inform the health care students, mostly nursing majors from Waynesburg. She was also focusing on some students working on master’s degree programs at other institutions, about the idea of interprofes-

sional education and how to develop faculty for it. The idea of interprofessional education essentially means to educate students from more than one profession together. A big part of this concept, according to Zierler, is having those students

and faculty members work together as part of a team. Communicating with colleges is easier and makes faculty more comfortable with their jobs when they work as a See ZIERLER on D2

Students perform ‘rythmic patterns’ By Matt Giardina Staff Writer

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Members from the crowd were chosen to participate in the game show event that turned students into celebrities.

WU holds first Campus Squares By Rebecca Rosser Staff Writer The house lights grew dim. A hush seemed to come over the audience. The stage lights came up as the host stepped out from behind the curtain and welcomed the crowd to Waynesburg University’s first-ever Campus Squares. Campus Squares, one of the newest campus events, was held in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 19. The event was set up like the famous game show Hollywood Squares, in which contestants are chosen from the audience to ask a Hollywood star a trivia question, and then have to decide to agree or disagree with their answer. Depending upon if the contestant is right or not, they earn either an X or an O on a tick-tack-toe board. Whoever got three X’s or O’s in a row during Campus Squares won the round and won $25. Ryan Legarsky, sophomore communication major who hosted the event, said he enjoyed being on the stage for the event. “I hosted a lot of stuff back in high school, so it was cool to do it again,” said Legarsky. “My favorite part [of Campus Squares] was just being

able to lead how the whole thing went on stage.” Legarsky picked contestants by randomly choosing numbers printed on lottery tickets that each member of the audience received at the entrance. During the game show, there was a preliminary round where four groups of two players each played for a chance to win. A game of Rock, Paper, Scissors was played in order to see which contestant went first. Then the game began. Contestants had their choice of nine campus celebrities, or squares, to ask questions, including the university’s mascot, Sting, who had audience members laughing at the answers to the trivia questions he wrote on a white board. After the preliminary round was over, the semifinals began. After that, it was down to two students for the final round. One of the finalists, junior chemistry and forensic science major Elizabeth LeCain, said she was excited to be there. “I was kind of nervous playing but I did have a lot of fun,” LeCain said. “I was the first contestant chosen and I had never

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As people shifted through the quickly growing audience and as the guests found their seats among the laughter and chatter, the night’s journey of music began. Forming of a line dressed in black, the percussion ensemble drifted to the center of the room. An impressive array of instruments lay before the musicians, pleading for them to expel their rhythmic patterns. A mod podge of hums and booms reverberated outward, crafted by the artists’ hands as they smiled at one another with calm excitement. The Jazz and Percussion Ensemble took center stage at its concert Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the March Center. The performance showcased a wide variety of styles ranging from contemporary to African. Lecture and Director of the Percussion Ensample, Ryan Frost,

mentioned the progression of the concert. “The Jazz and Percussion Ensemble concert is actually a semester event. The concert is an opportunity for the ensembles to showcase what they have learned throughout the semester,” said Frost. “This performance is a culmination of the semester and essentially serves as a final exam for the students.” Every year the exam changes; students display their talents through various genres and melodies. “Each semester, the personnel and repertoire changes for the ensemble. This semester we had nine members in the ensemble, seven of whom were in the group for the first time,” said Frost. “Each concert we do a variety of styles of works, from concert percussion to traditional hand percussion to novelty pieces. This semester, one of our pieces was a traditional piece from West Africa.” According the Frost, certain factors influence See TALENTS on D2

PAS going under new control By Mack Pulkowski Staff Writer

For several years, Waynesburg University’s Student Activities Board has been in charge of the performing arts programming. Pat Bristor, director of Student Activities, announced that the Performing Arts Series will soon be under the control of the arts department and music lecture, beginning this fall. Bristor’s time heading the performing arts series has been memorable. See SQUARES on D2 “Understanding and

knowing students who were connected and exposed to the arts that really opened their eyes to phenomena,” said Bristor. There is a committee that reviews and approves all speakers and performers invited to campus. Further recommendations come from various departments. Dr. Ronda DePriest, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts, and Dr. Robert Kefferstan, Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies, took over SAB’s planning and have high hopes for the performing

arts series next fall. DePriest loves the opportunities SAB gives to students. Last year, symphony band went on a mini tour to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “I asked students if this was their first concert and about 85 percent of the bus raised their hands,” said DePriest. Kefferstan was notified about this discovery; he considered it a problem, and he knew something needed to be done. “We want students to have the opportunity to

interact with outstanding thinkers and artists,” said Kefferstan. This past year, through a generous grant from the provost, Waynesburg has been able to provide a number of off-campus fine arts trips. “These trips have been in conjunction with a fine arts course where the professor has provided instruction before the event, and students completed a wrap-up activity after the event,” said Kefferstan. See PAS on D2


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Zierler talks education Continued from D1

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Student enjoy an array of dips and treats at the Fun with Fondue event including chocolate, cheese and marshmallows.

Students dip into fondue By Samantha Cumpston Staff Writer Fun With Fondue was held in the Benedum Dining Hall Friday, April 19. The Fun with Fondue event often draws a large crowd, but having the event in Benedum drew an even larger crowd this year. According to student manager Tony Liberatore, the event had a bigger turnout from being in the dining hall than in the Beehive. Students often opt to dine in Benedum as opposed to the BeeHive for dinner. “There’s more space, so it’s easier to set up,” Liberatore said. Jess Boyer, sophomore chemistry major and Sarah Congie, sophomore nursing major, both agreed that the event was better in the dining hall. “There are more students here in Benedum than the Hive,” said Boyer

and Congie. As students walked into Benedum, they were greeted by three large round tables covered with white table cloths with large pots of fondue and a large range of items for dipping. Students enjoyed the traditional chocolate fondue with pretzel sticks, marshmallows, pound cake and strawberries, as well as two new fondues. Strawberries, according to Liberatore, have always been the most popular pairing with the chocolate fondue. Liberatore said that the dining hall went through about four cases of strawberries during the evening and multiple boxes of the pound cake. “My favorite is the chocolate,” said Liberatore. “My mom and I are chocolate connoisseurs.” Italian pizza fondue and Mexican fondue were the new additions to this

event. Sausage bites, soft pretzels and pepperoni were provided for dipping in the Italian pizza fondue. Tortilla chips and fresh vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower and red and green peppers were provided for the Mexican fondue. Congie got the chocolate fondue with pretzels to dip. “It’s all I got. It’s all I need,” said Congie. Sophomore nursing student Maria Albensi, joined fondue eaters in Benedum and said that she likes the event in the Benedum better because there’s more of a dinner variety there than in the Beehive. Albensi laughed as she explained how she used her chocolate fondue. “I put it on my ice cream,” said Albensi. “Even though that’s not what it’s supposed to be on.”

Squares create buzz Continued from D1 seen the game before so I was learning as we went along.” LeCain had decided to attend the game show event because one of her friends was in a celebrity square. “I dragged my roommate along for fun, too,” she said. The two finalists went

PAS faces changes

Talents come together

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Continued from D1 the group’s biannual program. “The number of members, their level of experience, the instruments available and the educational value are the main considerations for selecting repertoire for the ensemble,” said Frost. “We also make sure to present a wide variety of musical styles to make it entertaining for the audience.” Frost expressed the advantages of spectating such an event. “Attending a concert such as this is a great opportunity to hear the musical talents of the Waynesburg student body,” said Frost. “The audience is able to support their friends, family, and experience a wide variety of musical styles.” The ensemble also is meant to further develop the students’ abilities. “In addition to improving their musical skill

team. “It is much easier to retain hospital staff and faculty if they work on a team,” Zierler said. Throughout the informative lecture, Zierler brought up many topics. Many of the topics involved with how to develop faculty to facilitate the concept of interprofessional education. Zierler mentioned that some of the areas in which interprofessional education competency can be expanded by are clarity surrounding the concept, roles models, cultures and assessment. According to Zierler, some of the benefits of teamwork include better functioning teams, faculty coping more effectively under certain situations and better coordinated actions and expertise. Some methods that interprofessional education uses for effective learning include testing to strengthen memory, spacing information and interleaving information as opposed to blocking information. This means that infor-

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Students join musical talents with both percussion and vocal talent to create music for their audience . set, I hope the students gain a positive musical experience that will increase their interest in percussion and music as a whole,” said Frost. Dan Mahon, sophomore accounting major, was one of the students who witnessed this growth. “I liked the percussion groups. All of the instruments together sound really cool,” said Mahon. “I also really liked Christy Ritter. I’ve never heard her sing before, but I heard she was good.” Freshman public accounting major Zakk DeCarlo also joined the crowd that gathered in

the Marsh Center. “I really like jazz bands and the classic jazz style of music, so I decided to come to the concert,” said DeCarlo. Mahon admitted to being uncertain about the night’s potential. “I knew someone in it so I went to support her,” said Mahon. “I didn’t know what it would be like, but I really enjoyed it.”

Students this year have attended various professional venues, including Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Carnegie Museum of Art and an opera at the Benedum Center. The Department of Fine Arts plans to have visual art student presentations, bring in vocal artists, host vocal master classes and theater workshops and put on one-act plays next year. The department also wants students to open their minds to what is possible in their predetermined arts chapter. “Each event will now be a residency where individuals will be on campus for several days to meet with students in classes, as well as informally, in

mation is continually brought up instead of being covered once before moving on. Zierler also mentioned that students and faculty need to have their own professional identity and value their own culture. Interprofessional education relies heavily on teaching students through simulation. This offers a safe way for students to practice what they are learning. It also provides an environment in which they can work on their teamwork and communication skills between themselves and their coworkers. “The real goal here is communication,” said Zierler. Some interprofessional collaborative competency domains that Zierler shared are values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, teamwork and communication. An approach of interprofessional education is the multimodal approach. This is where facilitators try multiple methods of teaching. “We don’t know what the right way or what the right dose is, so we’re doing a little of everything,” said Zierler. “There’s a joint respect for what we’re doing, and we’re all doing it a little

bit differently.” Phases for developing faculty to participate in and lead interprofessional education include engagement, training to facilitate and mentoring. “Students learn when they are actually doing it,” said Zierler. One of the things that Zierler believes is the hardest part of the process are getting the faculty to teach in different ways. One thing that is important in the engagement phase, according to Zierler, is the language and dress of the faculty. Faculties involved in interprofessional education have been asked to wear t-shirts that say ‘interprofessional education faculty’ instead of lab coats and stethoscopes to supprt the issue. “It’s one way to level the playing field,” said Zierler. “We want students to feel comfortable and free to communicate without the feeling of being judged.” At the end of the lecture, Zierler accepted questions from the audience and was sure to acknowledge and thank all the members of her team and anyone who is involved with and supports her work.

head to head for the chance to be the grandprize winner. It was a close match, but in the end, LeCain won the game and was awarded a $100 check. “I was really excited to win. It was great to be there with my friends,” LeCain said. “I even got to go up against a couple friends and, of course, my roommate was taking pictures from the audience. The giant check was pretty cool too.” Legarsky was very

happy that everything had turned out the way he expected, and said he hopes the university will hold this event again. “I think that it should happen again next year,” said Legarsky. “With a little more work, it could end up being a great show each year. Obviously WU’s line, WU duets, WU idol and WU’s Got Talent are successful and keep happening, so I believe that could happen with this as well.”  

addition to a presentation or concert,” said Kefferstan. This will allow students more opportunities to interact one-on-one with individuals in their field. “The habits of mind and practice these leaders in their fields demonstrate and can share with our students [is a great opportunity],” said Kefferstan.

Kefferstan is excited for the opportunity to present students with a varied activities program with an annual theme. “One performer each semester will be used to build up [the program],” said DePriest. The plan is for one speaker or artist per month to perform or lecture during the school year.


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The Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1 “Wheel of Fortune” host 4 Matthews or Rock 9 “A Nightmare on __ Street”; horror movie 12 “__ Tree Hill” 13 Come to the mind frequently; obsess 14 “What’s New, Scooby-__?” 15 Sault __. Marie 16 Actress Verdugo 17 “__ of the Worlds”; Tom Cruise movie 18 Info on a book spine 20 Ray’s dad on “Everybody Loves Raymond” 22 Series for Jesse Spencer 26 __ off; disregard 27 “The __ Couple” 28 Jerusalem’s nation: abbr. 29 Carney or Linkletter 32 Take illegally 35 Donny’s sister 39 Ms. Hilton 40 Life __; ringshaped floats 42 180˚ from WSW

43 “White __”; Michael Keaton film 47 “Grand __ Opry”

48 Drug tragedies, for short 49 “The __ Limits”; sci-fi series 50 “The Streets of __ Francisco”; old Michael Douglas series 51 __ King Cole 52 “Men in __” 53 “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s __”; Johnny Depp movie

DOWN 1 Emily or Markie 2 Prank; frivolous caper 3 Molars and incisors 4 Actor Marin 5 Holbrook or Linden 6 Actress McClanahan 7 Home for Dick and Joanna Loudon on “Newhart” 8 Personnel 9 “__ Scissorhands”

10 Gave, but expected back 11 “__ & Mindy” 19 Fleur-de-__ 21 Animated film about a macaw 23 Ascend 24 Zest 25 29

Meanies Actress Peet

30 Most unusual 31 Prefix for cycle or angle 33 Actress Tamblyn’s namesakes 34 Newsman Dobbs 36 “The World __ Enough”; 007 film 37 Lasso’s loop 38 Actor __ McDermott

39 Lowly laborer 41 “__ Me No Flowers”; Rock Hudson/Doris Day movie 44 “Days of __ Lives” 45 Suffix for favor or meteor 46 “__ Spot Run”; David Arquette movie

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Annual GNP concert to take place Waynesburg University will host the Gross National Product’s [GNP] 43 Anniversary Concert Saturday, April 27. The event will take place at 7:30 in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free and doors open at 7. GNP is a spring musical reunion for original band members and area musicians. Performers include Waynesburg University faculty, staff, students and alumni. The band first performed on the Waynesburg campus in 1970. GNP was formed in the mid-1960’s in N.J. Original band members, who will perform together April 27, include Bill Molzon, director of TV operations at Waynesburg University, Scott Buttfield, Tom Minson and Jeannie Fisher. “This year’s show includes a variety of musical styles ranging from contemporary and classic

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Musically talented members of bands perform ther genre of styles at the yearly GNP concert that will be taking place this Sunday. rock, to bluegrass and country, to jazz,” Molzon said. “The musicians look

forward to seeing each other and to performing for such a loyal audience.

It’s a big show in a small town.” The band first per-

formed on the school’s campus during the 1970 spring semester when

Molzon was a freshman at Waynesburg. The band returned several times while he was a student. He started working for the school in 1973 and the band continued to return to Waynesburg. Waynesburg students then began to get involved with the show as musicians, stagehands, and technicians. They graduated from Waynesburg and returned as alumni. Some of them have done 20 to 30 shows. The event has become a musical homecoming. “It’s a multi-faceted event,” said Molzon. “In addition to being a concert for the campus and the community, it’s an educational opportunity for the school’s TV students. They use the school’s TV production truck to feed the wall monitors in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The chair of the communication department, Richard Krause, supports this type of learning experience.”

Start each day of class with a crisp, clean sheet of notebook paper. Date it. Take that day’s notes on it. And don’t lose it until the end of the semester. Source:

If you’re familiar with some of the material covered in class, don’t write it. It’s a waste of paper, ink and brainpower. Plus, studying information you already know makes cramming for a test difficult if you’re spending time reviewing things you already know. Source:

Look for key words—lists, cause and effect, or long explanations—that indicate material is extra important and will possibly be on the next test. Use abbreviations and shorthand that makes sense to you, and write (in that shorthand!) headlines, key themes and ideas that will be important for you to study. Source:

If a lecture is particularly boring to you, or you’re just not in the mood to take notes, fake it. Studies show that those who pretend to take notes—even students who begin a class with the intention of just creating word art that day—end up taking some notes during the lecture. And some notes are better than no notes. Source:

Studies show that students forget 50 percent of what was learned in class if they don’t review their notes within 24 hours. So, painful as it may be, set aside time each night to review your notes. Your brain will thank you. Source:

Crazily enough, the placement of your class time doodles says a lot about who you are. Students who scribble in the right-hand margins of their notebooks have a subconscious need to communicate inner feelings. Left-hand margin doodlers often revel in the past and worry about the future. Those who doodle at the top of the page are free thinkers with a lot of energy, while bottom page doodlers tend to be practical. And those who draw in the middle of their notes are typically self-centered, or longing for open space. Source:



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