Students positive about job search
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Vol. 90 No. 2
Security President unveils plans for added to new dorm, Stewart renovation Fitness Center
By Rob Longo
By Austin Orth
Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released their annual jobs report. Compared to 2011, the national unemployment rate has dropped from 8.3 percent to 8.1. At the same time though, an estimated 368,000 people have dropped out of the work force. President Obama called the jobs report “not good enough.” With such a high unemployment rate, one would believe that students would be worried about finding a job after school. However, that is not the case. “I’m not worried at all,” said forensic science and chemistry major Elizabeth LeCain. LeCain, like many students, plans to attend graduate school after leaving Waynesburg University. She is not concerned with the job search. “I plan on going to grad school. Hopefully the
The play detailed the 1905 United States Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York. The sides in this case debated whether or not it was constitutionally acceptable for the state of New York to limit the hours of bakery employ-
Since last year, several changes have been made to the campus fitness center, from adding new security features to modernizing the provided athletic training equipment. “The changes will enhance the overall quality of service,” said Doug Lee, executive vice president of Waynesburg University. Some students may view some of the changes, such as the added security measures, as a slight inconvenience; however, Lee said that these improvements will help maintain the facility’s excellence and modernity for the years to come. In the planning of these renovations, Waynesburg University looked closely at the features of other successful college fitness centers and compared them in order to determine the best options for its own improvements. Next, the university made several different purchases accordingly. This included buying new exercise equipment to replace some of the more outdated, worn out models and new security hardware to adorn each door and entryway. During the setup of these new features, the fitness center was closed for a week this summer, cleaned thoroughly from top to bottom and afterwards reopened for students in the area. The racquetball courts in the building were also repaired over the summer
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President Timothy Thyreen presented students with artist renditions of the renovated Stewart Science Hall. The project is expected to take four to five years to complete. Construction starts immediately.
Stewart Hall construction scheduled as five year plan By Sarah Bell Executive Editor
President Timothy Thyreen unveiled plans to renovate Stewart Science Hall, and eventually build another dormitory behind Benedum Dining Hall at a press conference Monday. Thyreen announced that after the five year plan to complete Stewart See STUDENTS on A3 Science Hall is finished,
construction on a new residence hall will begin. The residence hall will be built behind the Benedum Dining Hall, where the maintenence building and four of the on-campus houses are currently located, Thyreen said. There is not a timeline in place for construction on the resident’s hall. “You can’t really put it out there that far – you
can’t visualize it,” he said. However, the plan to renovate Stewart Hall is completely developed. The changes to Stewart Hall will total about $20.5 million, Roy Barnhart, senior vice president for finance and administration said. The construction on the building starts immediately and will not be completed until 2017.
Barnhart said that the Stewart Hall renovations are a necessary addition to the campus. “If you look around the campus that building is in the most need,” Barnhart said. “Help the educational environment - that’s what we want to do.” The five-year project is See SCIENCE on A4
‘We the people’: Constitution Day play educates By Nick Farrell
Assistant Sports Editor The Stover Scholars celebrated the 225th birthday of the U.S. Constitution on Monday with their performance of “Bread, Bakers, and the Constitution” in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center.
The script of the play was written over the summer by Stover Scholars Daniel Czajkowski, a junior criminal justice and pre-law major, and Chase Ayers, a sophomore pre-law major. Dr. Larry Stratton, director of the Stover Center for Constitution-
al Studies and Moral Leadership and assistant professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law, supervised the project. The completed script was directed by Edward L. Powers, director of the theatre program. The two writers also acted as key characters in the skit. Ayers played
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Czajkowski played Justice Rufus Peckman. Over 200 people, including students, faculty and members of the Greene County community, filled the seats of the Goodwin Performing Arts Center for the performance.
Education majors spread knowledge, find cultural identity By Brittany Semco Staff Writer This summer, Waynesburg University’s Angele Hagy and Hannah Szymanik spent a month overseas teaching and exploring Ghana as part of their mission work with Pro Worlds. Cape Coast, Assin Manson, where slaves
received a last bath before shipment; Boti Falls, where the students spent two hours hiking, Kakum National Forest, where they trekked a canopy bridge through the trees and explored a botanical garden in the eastern region. A typical weekend consisted of adventure; a typical weekday entailed
teaching and playing with local children. Hagy’s average day was less work and more recreation with the children. “I did more community engagement activities,” she said. In the morning, Hagy worked in a primitive preschool. “The preschool was essentially a hut: it had
slats for walls, a tin roof and not nearly enough desks for all of the students,” Hagy said. She also spent much time working with special needs children at Aboom school and took a taxi to a basketball clinic run by Hoops Care International. Szymanik spent her time teaching at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic
“The biggest challenge for me was learning a different system of schooling,” Szymanik said. “I didn’t expect to see how limited the resources are. I basically had to teach how to tell time without a clock, and English without paper and pencils.” Szymanik also strugSee STUDENTS on A2
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Melodime, a band from Washington, D.C. performed in the GPAC on Saturday. See Page D1
With a bid of $1 million, PNC Bank won the auction of a little more than 100 acres of county land located on Murtha Dr. near Walmart in Waynesburg.
Waynesburg football improves to 3-0 for first time since 2007.
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School, an English speaking school, that was a lot more developed than Hagy’s preschool. As one of the primary classroom teachers, Szymanik taught Math and English to 41 first grade students. Although they enjoyed their jobs, both students experienced their own sets of challenges.
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Wi-Fi connects main, branch campuses President Thyreen encourages students to value integrity By Ryan Legarsky Staff Writer
By Chelsea Dicks Editorial Assistant Waynesburg University’s President Timothy Thyreen began morning Chapel with a lesson on integrity: “The greatest way to deal with the stress in your life is giving yourself to something greater than you. When you do that, you are taking the first step to integrity.” Thyreen – Tuesday’s guest speaker at Chapel – continued his speech with the story of Miller Hall. According to Thyreen, A.B. Miller, WU’s president from 1859 to 1899, was mocked for his vision of the building. Supportive students and faculty members who believed in Miller’s dream helped him to make the building a reality. Thyreen said that one can still see the fingerprints of some of those supportive students within the bricks and mortar in parts of the building. The story is a physical metaphor that stands for what Thyreen hopes every WU student is “fingerprinted” with: integrity and Jesus Christ. He said that he understands the stresses that every college student experiences at one time or another, and he has seen many cases where that stress takes over their lives and fills them with despair. “A.B. Miller once quoted, ‘I have been able to do what I have done only by the heavenly grace of God. He is the only reason for
Play portrays Constitution Continued from Page A1 ees. Joseph Lochner, played by sophomore Colin Phillips in the production, was fined for allowing his bakers to work more hours than the statute suggested. However, his bakers chose to work those extra hours and made a contractual agreement to put in extra work. Lochner believed that his workers should not be punished for wanting to work more hours, and eventually his plea was heard by the Supreme Court. Lochner’s attorney, Henry Weissman, played by freshman Rachel Sinis, argued that limitations should not be placed upon worker’s hours. As long as the employer and employee agree on a contract, workers should be permitted to work as many hours as they want. Lochner’s side ultimately won the case two months after oral arguments ceased, despite arguments that poor
all I have done,’” said President Thyreen. “I hope all of you can say this after you leave here – that you live your lives with a sense of joy.” Throughout the sermon, he emphasized how important it is to keep God and Christian Life a main priority, and cited examples of improvements that have been made, including the purchase of new hymn books. “We had been receiving complaints about people not being able to read the lyrics off the screen due to light and also seating,” said Donald Wilson, director of Christian Life. “We bought the new hymn books so everyone can read the lyrics and be able to sing.” Christian Life is also in the process of purchasing Bibles for the pews, as well.Although many changes are taking place within Christian Life on campus, some remain unsatisfied. “I think both the students and the school need to do a lot more on this campus to glorify God,” said K Scarry. “I think that it is going to take both sides to make a significant change in Christian Life here on campus, which is needed.” President Thyreen concluded by reading Love Requires Risk, a poem that illustrates how a life worth looking back and smiling on is the life full of both love and risk. Thyreen encouraged students to value integrity.
working conditions in bakeries were detrimental to a worker’s health. The Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution protects the liberty of contract. Under this liberty of contract, all bakers in New York were once more permitted to negotiate their hours without putting employers at risk of being fined. Ayers, Czajkowski and Stratton believe that the result and message of this case are still pertinent in modern America. “The decision of Lochner has borne significant impact on Constitutional Law and American politics ever since it was decided,” said Czajkowski. “It affected the New Deal and continues to affect us today when the court rules on cases dealing with economic regulation and, most importantly, Obamacare.” Czajkowski said that the Obamacare case is similar to the Lochner case because they both deal with personal choice. “Obamacare is a case that deals with the right of the American people
Recently, the Information Technology department began connecting the main campus in Waynesburg to the branch campuses located in Southpointe and Monroeville. Previously, the Southpointe branch did not have wireless connection with the Waynesburg campus. This was a problem for the students and staff at the Southpointe campus. Since there was no connection, it was not possible to be connected to the shared folders. Here at the main campus, students are equipped with the abil-
ities on MyConnect to use shared folders and SkyDrive. With no connection, staff is not able to use those features with the class. Shared folders are a simpler way to go around emails. With a shared folder, a whole network can be given files instead of a group or an individual sending out mass emails to groups of people. Executive Director of Information Technology Donna Posivak was involved in the process. “We contracted with Comcast and ran a connection to the main campus,” Posivak said. “This allows staff easier file transfers
through main campus and the branch.” Along with the connection to main campus, Southpointe will also have access to wireless Internet. The plan is to do the same connection with the Monroeville branch, and then connect the two branches together. This will allow staff members to share files between all campuses. “Surveys are currently being sent out, and then after that we will run fiber optics from Stewart to the Monroeville campus,” said Posivak. “It will allow professors to have full contact with the campuses to increase customer
services”. Many teachers use the shared folder to communicate with students. They can use it to pass on important information with all others. With the linking of campuses, it allows professors to save files quickly and allows files to be brought up immediately. “Say you are a student and you need counseling. The counselor can take your name and immediately bring up all your files from every campus branch,” said Posivak. Completion of the connection to Monroeville should be finished sometime within the next two months.
Students go to Ghana Continued from Page A1 gled with trying to make her education training useful and meaningful for the students in Africa. Hagy experienced more physical challenges. “My biggest setback was the fact that I got malaria, which feels like having mono and a cold at the same time,” Hagy said. “I had to stop doing the basketball clinic, which made me sad.” All challenges aside, both students agreed that their cultural identity greatly influenced what the Ghanians thought of them. “As Americans, people in Africa think we literally know everything and will toss all of their ways out the window to follow everything we say,” said Hagy.
to decide for themselves whether or not they will purchase health care, much in the same way that Lochner and his bakers were deciding whether or not they would work more hours than the mandated statute would require,” Czajkowski said. Ayers said that promoting awareness about the Constitution is an important aspect of the Stover Scholars’ duties on campus and that more people should take the time to study the document. “It’s a forgotten topic nowadays,” said Ayers. “A lot of people do not
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Education Majors Angele Hagy and Hannah Szymanik traveled to Ghana to teach and explore for a month during the summer. Both plan to go back next summer. Szymanik and Hagy found this frustrating because they wanted more of a partnership with the Ghanians. Despite the challenges, both students wish to return to Ghana and the surrounding regions. “I am pretty sure that
I’m going back this summer and want to stay with my host family again,” Hagy said. “In fact, my ultimate goal would be to go to Ghana for one month, and then go to Kenya for the cultural experience there.” Szymanik states that
she would like to return to further develop her understanding of Africa. “I would love to go back,” Szymanik said. “I now have a taste of Africa and want to see more and experience the differences and similarities between countries.”
even read it.” Czajkowski also agrees that the Constitution is a neglected subject. Part of his inspiration to write the script of “Bread, Bakers, and the Constitution” was to present information about the document in an entertaining manner. Czajkowsi was determined to show the audience that the Constitution is interesting. “The one thing that I wanted our audience to take away from today is simply that the Constitution is more than a historical document,” said Czajkowski.
“Many people see the Constitution as something that doesn’t matter anymore, and to some, the Supreme Court is almost [irrelevant]. We wanted to impress upon them the importance of what the Constitution and the decisions made by the Supreme Court continue to do in society.” According to Stratton, all institutions of higher education are required to celebrate and commemorate the Constitution each year on Constitution Day. He hoped that each person who came to see “Bread, Bakers, and the
Constitution” left the Goodwin Performing Arts Center with a greater appreciation of what the document means to the United States of America. “We hope that the Stover Scholars and other members of the Waynesburg community have a greater appreciation for the Constitution and that Constitutional Law is with us and is part of our everyday experiences,” said Stratton. “The bottom line is that we must take solace in the first three words of the Constitution: ‘We the People.’”
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Ben Humiston remembered as ‘somebody we all looked up to’ By Alex Hinton Op/Ed, Assignments Editor Baseball coach and Director of Public Safety Mike Humiston said that when his son Ben came to Waynesburg University, he thought maybe he could major in “just being a social individual.” However, he quickly became interested in the Department of Communication. Benjamin Humiston, a university alumnus, died on July 31 at the age of 33. After graduating from Waynesburg Central High School in 1997, he earned his BA in Communication in 2003 from the university, which was then known as Waynesburg College. Ben Humiston led his life as an example to others in the Waynesburg University, according to those close to him. “[Ben] was well received by students, faculty, staff and administration,” said Mike Humiston. “From a father’s standpoint, that means a lot.” Mike Humiston said that his son was very involved in the Department of Communication
Students undeterred Continued from Page A1 market will be back up by the time I’m ready to look
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Ben Humiston, Waynesburg alumnus and son of Director of Public Safety Mike Humiston, died on July 31 at the age of 33 due to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. during his time at the university. He wrote for the Yellow Jacket, had his own radio show and was the public address announcer for volleyball and women’s basketball. “Ben was somebody who got the maximum amount possible out of his time at Waynesburg,” Mike Humiston said. “He was homecoming king one year, he was the lip sync champion for two years—he was all in. He wanted to do what everybody else did and get involved in everything, in
spite of being in a wheelchair.” Though he faced the challenges of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy daily, Ben Humiston remained positive. “He was a young man who got absolutely everything out of life that he could. It’s easy for people to sit around and be sorry for themselves,” Mike Humiston said. “Adversity is a part of life. Adversity develops who you are and who you are going to be.” Ben Humiston was a
member of the Student Activities Board and helped plan events for the student body. Humiston also worked under the leadership of Richard Krause, chair of the Department of Communication. “[Ben] will be remembered by many of us as a personable, engaging face of Waynesburg athletics,” Krause said. Krause and Mike Humiston both noted that Ben Humiston was very passionate about sports, especially Waynesburg
for a job.” Unemployment rates also differ from degree as well. According to data from Georgetown University’s website, unemployment rates for people that earn degrees in majors such as
architecture and arts are higher than other majors like health and education. One other factor that varies on unemployment rates is location. In the area surrounding Pennsylvania, New York is the only state that has a
higher unemployment rate. Thier rate peaks at just over nine percent. At the same time, Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is just shy of eight percent, which is lower than the national
University athletics, the Oakland Raiders and the Duke Blue Devils. “[Ben] and I would talk sports. I would tease him because he was a big ACC fan, and I was a big East fan. I always followed Pitt basketball,” Krause said. “We would have those conversations from time to time about our favorite teams. I couldn’t convert him to the Pittsburgh market, as much as I tried. He had his teams.” Krause said that Ben Humiston was a dependable and diligent student, who made a lasting impression on many. “He was an absolute delight to work with,” Krause said. “Ben had to overcome some obstacles that most of us have never had to experience, and yet, even with those obstacles, he was able to do well in his classes. He was definitely somebody we all looked up to.” Humiston’s memorial service was held at the university’s Goodwin Performing Arts Center. “People don’t realize the impact they have on others until their funeral comes up. So many people were there…the uni-
versity is at the top of the list,” Mike Humiston said. “Everyone I know of at the university was at his funeral service at the GPAC.” Mike Humiston noted that Ben had his own service all planned, from the music to the photos. “I know parents are supposed to be proud of their children,” Mike Humiston said. “I don’t know if there’s a family that could be more proud of a son and brother than we’ve been.” Mike Humiston said that his son loved everything about Waynesburg University. “It’s not considered work if you love going every day,” he said. “Ben was that guy. He loved college. It was a big, big part of his life.” The community of Waynesburg will continue to remember Ben Humiston and his impact on so many lives. “His passing is a great loss for this community, because he was so well known and well liked by so many different communities within the university at large,” Krause said.
average. Both Ohio and West Virginia’s unemployment rates are at just over seven percent. In Greene County, the unemployment rate has slightly dropped in a year. In 2011, 7.7 percent of people in Greene County were unemployed. This year, that number has dropped to 7.5 percent. Director of career services and placement Marie Coffman has a few tips to help students at Waynesburg University to have an advantage in the job market. “Most employers are looking for transferrable skills, such as strong communication skills,” said Coffman.
According to Coffman, of the Waynesburg University students that graduated in May, 75 percent have been employed or are currently employed. Of the graduating seniors, 60 percent are currently employed in their field of study. “It all comes down to being proactive,” Coffman said. “Students just have to be prepared.” Coffman also thought a famous Vance Havner quote would be the best way to sum up how to break into a tough job market. She quoted Havner by saying, “It is not enough to stare up the steps-we must step up the stairs.”
Changes made to gym
who may now obtain quick and easy entry to the center without the use of an ID card. This feature complements another helpful addition, which is the office of the new fitness center director, Randy Pettit, who is also the strength and conditioning coach. Since his office is now located on the third floor of the center itself, he can now efficiently access his office without the hassle of using an identification card to get into the building. Overall, the changes in the fitness center are meant to continue the center’s purpose of providing a place that makes it easy for students, faculty, and staff to live healthy, active lifestyles and develop their athletic ability. A student worker is available on the second floor of the fitness center during its open hours to answer any questions students may have.
Continued from Page A1 as a part of the changes, and are now available for use. In addition to these features, new hygienic conveniences such as antibacterial hand wipe dispensers have been added in various areas of the fitness center. These items have been made readily available to help keep the exercise equipment clean and reduce the spread of disease. The degree of security that has been added to the center may seem overzealous to some students, as a few of the entrances to the building are now protected by biometric fingerprint scanners. In reality, these measures are actually a convenience to faculty and staff,
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Science hall renovated Continued from A1 split up into six phases, which will keep the science building accessible for students. The first phase, which starts immediately and ends next March or April, is a 6,500 square foot addition, Barnhart said. The staircase will be moved into the new area, and the addition will include a new elevator and a seating area on each floor for students. The new space will provide more room for heating and air ducts, Barnhart said. “We’ve applied for grants, we had some funds on hand and have already received some gifts,” Barnhart said. “The first phase is mostly funded already.” According to Thyreen, Waynesburg University still needs to raise $15 million worth of funding for the project. Although students may be disrupted by the construction, Thyreen encourages faculty, staff and students to remain
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A 6,500 square foot addition will be added on to the side of Stewart Science Hall. The addition should be completed by March or April of 2013. All other external renovations will be completed in a two year time span. optimistic. “You’re going to go through inconvenience, but it’s going to benefit kids in the future,” he said. Phase two of the project is scheduled from April to Nov. 2013 – during this time all of the brick on the building will be replaced and the heating system on the roof
will be repaired. Phase three will not go into affect until 2014. All of the windows and the roof will be replaced from May to Nov. of that year. All of the renovations made to the outside of Stewart should be completed within the next two years if everything goes according to plan,
Thyreen said. Phases four, five and six will focus on making changes to the inside of the building and finishing minor tasks that are leftover. As each floor is renovated, the classrooms will be out of service; however, Barnhart said that there are four new classrooms that will help with
overflow in the science hall. Two of the classrooms are located in the gym, and two are on the bottom floor of the Center for Research and Economic Development. According to Barnhart, all current parts of Stewart will be removed except for the basic structure and foundation of the
building. “Projects like this are always a challenge,” Barnhart said. “Part of the excitement of having the job is having projects like this to work.” In addition to the announcements, Thyreen was reflective of all the changes that have occurred on campus since he became president in 1990 at the press conference. “1990 – every roof leaked, there were properties all over that we didn’t own that would be considered now as our campus,” Thyreen said. “We didn’t own the roads, and other than physical structures, the other structure was that our faculty was the poorest compensated faculty… now they’re the best compensated faculty.” As plans move forward with renovations on Stewart Science Hall and the construction of the new residence hall, Thyreen is pleased with what Waynesburg University has become in the last 22 years. “It’s just so natural that you would assume that it’s always been this way,” Thyreen said.
Mission Trip Blitz Professor presents paper in N.Y.C. inspires students to help others in need By CJ Filippi Staff Writer
By Chuck Biedka Staff Writer Ever semester, Waynesburg holds a mission trip blitz to encourage students to help others in need. One thing university chaplain Tom Ribar said was that “It’s a way to generate interest, and also a way to push students to take a risk.” Ribar leads two trips a year; one to Jamaica, the Mustard Seed Communities in Montego Bay, and another in Jackson Miss., the John Perkins Foundation. Generally, mission trips average about 12 students for overseas trips, and a higher number for domestic trips, which are normally around 20. For international trips on average, there is one faculty member for every six students plus the mission trip leader. Over the summer there were four mission trips that Waynesburg University went on, including the previous mentioned trip to Jackson, Miss. The other three were to Tuba City in Arizona, Camden, N.J. and San Nicholas in Argentina, where they helped the less fortunate. The cost of the trips varies depending on transportation, living including food and project costs. For international trips flying is the main transportation, followed by walking or vans. Domestic travel is by van. While the main
purpose of the trips is to help most students experience more in terms of spiritual growth, in addition to develop an understanding of what it truly means to be needy. Dave Calvario, dean of students at Waynesburg will lead trips to the Urban Promise in New Jersey, the Pittsburgh Project in October and November and World Servants in Philippi West Virginia. Calvario will also lead a trip to Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic, Meeting God in Missions. One other faculty member that will be leading mission trips this year is Sarah Brandsetter, who will lead the Pittsburgh Project in March, also Habitat for Humanity in Greene County. This will be Brandsetter’s fourth year leading Waynesburg students into mission work. Also leading more mission trips this year is Pat Bristor. The associate dean of students will lead the students on trips to Patzun, Guatemala and Concord, North Carolina. Kelley Hardie, assistant director of student services will lead two trips as well. Richard Blake, Janet Paladino, Beth Merry, Aimee Spicuzza, Michele Kabay and Dr. Terri Small will all lead one trip this year. If anyone is interested in going on a mission trip, please contact Calvario.
Christian Ola, assistant Professor of Business Administration, is traveling to New York City this week to present his paper from Sept. 18-21. The Academy of Behavioral Finance holds a meeting annually. Professors from all over the country meet to present their papers and to discuss topics and events going on in the finance community. It’s a way for finance professors to learn what is going globally and domestically as well as bring back information to discuss in their classes. Ola attended the Academy of Behavioral Finance meeting in Chicago a couple years ago and has been an active member ever since. “A call for papers appeared in early June and I responded with the research I had just completed,” said Ola. “Fortunately, a few weeks later they called me and asked me to present my findings at the meeting in New York.” His paper is about CEO genders and the responses in the market place when they were fired or hired. In the paper, Ola tries to determine was if the market had greater emphasis when a male was fired compared to a female as well as whether the market preferred males to females when hired. According to Dr. Gordon McClung, Chair of the Department of Business Administration, Ola found there was an abnormal rate of return for females that were fired compared to males. Ola said he hopes to have his peers participate by suggesting additional
avenues for research. Ola felt blessed to have the support of Waynesburg University. “I’m honored and humbled to present at a conference of this magnitude,” said Ola. “It’s nice to represent the university at this wellattended conference in any capacity, but as a presenter and moderator is really special and an honor.” These conferences are because they provide the chance for finance professors to meet with one another and find out what is going on at other institutions. “The chance to discuss global financial issues provides the chance to keep
pace with the business community, which ultimately comes back to the classroom in my lectures,” Ola said. Ola is a graduate of Grove City College where he received a BA degree in Finance. Ola furthered his education by receiving his M.B.A. at Duquesne University. He is currently working on his doctorate at Anderson University and hopes to complete it by May 2013.
Ola has the support of his fellow faculty members as well as his students. McClung said he was supportive and felt that Ola’s work has the ability to be end up in major journals and create a significant contribution. “I encourage all of our faculty members to work on getting their doctorates,” McClung said. “It is an honor for Christian, and it is also great for the university.”
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Down on their luck PNC buys land near Walmart for development By Sarah Bell
Survey finds 22 homeless in Greene County By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor A recent survey conducted by the Greene County Housing Options Partnership identified 22 homeless individuals in Greene County – including two families with children. The survey is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is required of organizations like the Housing Options Partnership, according to Karen Bennett, administrator of Human Services for Greene County. “We’re required by HUD to report the number of homeless we have,” she said. “The amount of money you receive depends on what we want to use it for and on how we justi-
fy our numbers for the grants, but we are required to report the number of homeless when we are applying for any grants from HUD.” Bennett said the number of homeless ranges widely from county to county. ”Every county is unique and every county has reasons they have homeless people,” she said. “We’ve seen an increase in homeless here in Greene County recently with the drilling industry so prominent here and housing in such high demand. The majority of individuals we found were in the Waynesburg and Carmichaels areas.” According to a press
Executive Editor Going once, going twice, sold to PNC bank. Slightly more than 100 acres of land located across from the Walmart in Waynesburg was sold at a sheriff’s sale Friday to PNC bank. The bank had previously foreclosed on the property. The bidding started at $140,817. 86. The starting price included delinquent taxes and the 2012 Greene County taxes, but did not include the price of Franklin Township taxes or school taxes. PNC made the original bid, but Gary Bowers of Producers Supply
Company outbid them. The bidding briefly went back and forth: prices gradually increased from the original price to $200,000, then $500,000 and then $525,000 until PNC made the final bid of $1 million. The bank will only pay around $146,800 including county taxes owed on the property, court and sheriff sales costs. Although PNC bid $1 million dollars, the bank only has to pay the poundage on its bid price – the bank will have to pay about $6,000 more than the original bid price, rather than paying the amount it actually bid. “The county will get a little more now because the number is based on 1 million,” Robin
Ketchem, captain of the sheriff’s office said. According to Ketchem, there is 2 percent poundage on the first $250,000 in bids, and an additional .5 percent is added up to $1 million dollars. All of the additional money made at the sale will go to Greene County, she said. In addition to the cost of the property, the bank must pay 2012 school property taxes and township property taxes. The sale took place at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse. The 100.13 acres of land sold See PNC on B4
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Green River Trail hosts annual run By Chelsea Dicks Editorial Assistant This past Saturday, the Greene County Department of Education hosted the sixth annual heroes run/walk at the Green River Trail in Fredericktown. The event was held in honor of Army Spc. Gregory Cox of Carmichaels, and Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Phillips of Spraggs, who both died fighting for our country. “Their families made the ultimate sacrifice for the things we take for granted every day. I want to make sure they are never forgotten. It is just a small way to say thank you,” said State Commissioner Pam Snyder. The run was a nonprofit charity event that
gave all the money to funds created by the families of the two men. The Phillips family created a fund that supports the computer aided drafting program at Waynesburg High School vo-tech. “Greg was always interested in drafting. He actually took college classes and vo-tech courses at the same time, which ended up starting a trend at Waynesburg Central High School,” said Jim Phillips, father of Greg. “He had gone through the drafting program, so it seemed like a natural fit to give the funds to them.” The Cox family created the Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is given to sen-
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The second annual Aviation Day was held at the Greene County Airport on Saturday. Pilots from both the Morgantown and Greene County areas displayed their small-engine planes and gliders.
Greene County Aviation Day draws pilots, kids and more By Kyle Edwards Senior Editor
Aviation Day held at Greene County Airport Despite a delayed start, the second annual Aviation Day drew large crowds of spectators and riders alike on Saturday. Max Loughman, representative of Supporting Our Aviation Resources and coordinator of the event, said that Aviation Day is held to generate interest for the airport. “This airport is a vital part of the community,” he said. “I learned to fly here, and we have a lot of pilots who received their See TRAIL on B4 training at small air-
ports just like this one.” Earlier in the morning, plane rides were delayed due to lowhanging fog in the skies above the airport. “Our ‘rain day’ is scheduled for [Sunday], but I don’t anticipate having to use it,” Loughman said. “It’s so hard to get people to come back out again if we have to reschedule. We had a little bit of fog last year as well, and everything turned out alright then. I’m sure the same will happen now.” Loughman was correct, as around noon, the skies started to clear, the planes started coming in and the first flights were launched.
Cristy Redinger, representative of the Experimental Aircraft Association was in charge of scheduling the plane rides for the event and said that the flight times were barely delayed. “We originally planned on starting at 10 [a.m.],” she said. “But being pushed back two hours isn’t all that bad,” she said. “We were going to stop taking on riders around 4 [p.m.], but it looks like we’ll have to extend that a bit. We’ll probably stop completely around 6 [p.m.] or so.” The event was run by SOAR and the EAA, who charged $20 for
“donation rides” and the 842nd and 978th chapters of Young Eagles, a branch of EAA that gave people ages 8 to 17 a chance to ride for free. Not everyone was there to fly, however. Dave Boehmer, member of the Pittsburgh Soaring Club and longtime pilot, was in attendance with his 1975 Glass Flugel “Mosquito” glider. Boehmer, who has been flying for 43 years, said that he attended the event last year to put his glider on display, and decided to do the same this year. “It’s just a real nice See AVIATION on B4
Bridges of Greene County: Festival held at area landmarks By Katherine Mansfield Editorial Assistant Over the back roads and through the fields, to the Covered Bridge Fest we go. That was the mob mentality of the hundreds of Greene County residents who flocked to Carmichaels to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the 41st annual Covered Bridge Festival over the weekend. The festival was held at 10 locations throughout Washington and Greene Counties, including the Carmichaels Covered
Bridge, a mere stone’s throw away from Waynesburg University’s campus. “It’s a nice little festival,” said Tom Bell, a Morgantown, W.Va. resident who returns each year to his wife Suzen’s hometown to sell homemade candles and other country crafts – like bundles of lilac and handcrafted tables at the festival. While Suzen Bell enjoys chatting with old friends at the fest, Tom Bell looks forward to the fest’s musical entertainment. His favorite performance this year was a
Frank Sinatra impersonator who impressed the crowds with his melodic voice and impeccable Sinatra-esque diction. “He sounded just like him,” said Tom. The entertainment line-up included local groups like the Greene Academy Dulcimer Players and the Glory Bound band, along with the crowd favorite Stevens Family, a West Virginia-based bluegrass band. Impromptu musical entertainment was not lacking at the fest. Jeff Dascenzo put on a show of sorts to encourage
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Festival-goers cross the Carmichaels Covered Bridge on Saturday. Carmichaels was one of 10 locations across Greene and Washington Counties celebrating the festival. passersby to stop at his booth, where he sold handmade diddlybos –
one-stringed musical instruments reminiscent of guitars that Das-
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Help others Opportunities to serve in Greene County With the college year getting underway, students wake up hoping they don’t become stressed throughout the day. They hope they receive a good grade on a test they just took or that they are not overwhelmed with homework that night. They hope. What many students don’t realize, however, is that for more than 636,000 people in the United States, hope is the one word that gets them through the day. While students are in classes, dining halls and dorm rooms, thousands of homeless people are on the streets begging for some spare change, hoping someone gives them just enough so they can satisfy their hungry stomachs. At Waynesburg University, there are many ways that students can help out the 22 homeless people that were recently identified in Greene County, through a survey conducted by the Greene County Housing Options Partnership. Volunteers can help out at St. Ann’s Good Neighbors Lunch three days a week helping serve the 75 meals a day to those in need. Students that want to educate themselves about how to solve the problems of hunger and homelessness can volunteer at the Corner Cupboard Food Bank on Mondays and Fridays. Either way, students can help the less fortunate in the Greene County area as well as continue to decrease the national homelessness rate of 21 in every 10,000 people among the general population. Those who want to volunteer in different ways in the Waynesburg/Greene County area should call the Greene County Department of Human Services at (724)-852-5276.
Never forget Respect sacrifices of heroes year-round With an infinite number of opportunities to pay respects to our nation’s heroes, honoring America’s soldiers should not be a once-a-year tradition. We should always remember those who have fought and those who are fighting to protect our freedom. There are many foundations to donate to and many ways to provide care for soldiers and veterans. An event held this past week to honor two fallen heroes from Greene County – the 5K Heroes Run/Walk – brought the courage and selflessness of the United States’ soldiers to the forefront of attendees’ minds. The event should serve not as a onetime appreciation for America’s soldiers but as one event in a series of memorials that honor our nation’s brave heroes. We should continue these events and create more of them so that it becomes impossible to forget those who protect us, whether it is the soldiers fighting overseas or the everyday heroes who are always on watch. When you think about it, they risk their lives for people they do not even know, and we owe them our lives in return. We show our respect, but it is always too far and in-between when we do. With more consistency in demonstrating our respect, we will show our heroes that we are aware and thankful for the sacrifices and risks that they make for all of us everyday.
Nutrition facts should be available I rarely eat fast food. But when I do indulge in a chicken snack wrap or splurge on a Big Mac, I often find myself wondering just how many calories I’m consuming. I never do find out; I can’t bring myself to Google-search an answer I very well know is “too many.” Thanks to McDonald’s latest move to “healthify” its menu, I’ll be informed of my caloric intake whether I want to know the numbers or not. The fast food giant last week announced plans to advertise calorie counts alongside menu
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items to appease customers who complain that McDonald’s nutritional information is too hard to find. The initiative began Monday, when indoor and drivethru menus at all 14,000 U.S. Mickey Dee’s began displaying their new, calorie-counting menus. “We are pleased to add to the ways we make nutrition information available to our customers and employees,”
Freedom of speech is still important My sister told me that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Libya. That’s kind of a big deal, considering she is an education major and I am a print journalism major. She rarely knows world events before I do. Apparently, while I was hard at work in the Yellow Jacket office, she was learning about this headline news in class. When my not-
said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA, in a statement released last week. A high-calorie number posted next to your favorite burger and fries combo, screaming at you to please, order something healthier is convenient for those hurriedly grabbing lunch, and the menu change will undoubtedly force McDonald’s to change the way it prepares some of its best-sellers (the sixpiece deep-fried McNugget box weighs in at 280 calories before you dunk those nuggets in sauce).
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usually-more-informed-than-me sister told me the news, I was appalled. Learning the reasons for his death shocked me further. It’s fairly obvious that he didn’t deserve to be killed. I don’t know if I have to clarify that for you, but this isn’t the part of this column where I write my opinion. Chris Stevens didn’t deserve to die. If you want to argue with me, write a letter to the editor. Until your angry letters come piling, in let me continue.
McDonald’s voluntary menu labeling follows a Supreme Court ruling that mandates all fast food chains with 20 or more locations post calorie information by the end of next year. Some speculate that the change is Mickey Dee’s way of bolstering public approval and staying ahead of the law. “My guess is that they are doing this because they think they will have to as soon as the FDA rules come out,” said Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition and See NUTRITION on B3
A California-based Israeli filmmaker made a movie that belittling Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The film has ignited a number of riots in the Middle East and led to the tragic death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The director, Sam Bacile, 56, has confirmed that he went into hiding Tuesday after a number of assaults by conservative Muslims. He is afraid for his life because he directed a movie. Are you disgusted with him? A lot of people are. Americans, Muslims and colleagues have criticized him heavily. Originally, I thought he made a mistake. If he had left it alone, it wouldn’t have See FREEDOM on B3
Romney opens his mouth and inserts foot This year’s presidential election is just starting to heat up. At the beginning of the month, the polls placed President Obama ahead by as many as six points, a lead that slowly dwindled in the weeks following the Democratic National Convention. Now, the most recent polls place Republican candidate Mitt Romney ahead by three points, a lead that may or may not last after a video bashing Obama supporters during a speech to wealthy donors was leaked.
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“There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to youname-it. That that's [sic] an entitlement,” Romney said in the video.
Open mouth, insert foot. After the video was posted late Monday afternoon on Mother Jones magazine's website, Romney refused to take his comments back. He told reporters that while his comments were "not elegantly stated," he stood by his remarks. Romney also has no plans to apologize for his words. Instead, he is expected to respond to questions about the statement by reinforcing the message
he delivered at a news conference on Monday. “Obama favors a government-centered society with people dependent on public support,” he said. “My job is to not worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the five to 10 percent in the center that are independent. There are 47 percent of See ROMNEY on B3
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Nutrition facts needed Continued from B2
Closing the book on CIA torture Thanks to the Obama administration and belated action by Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency is no longer in the business of torturing suspected terrorists in order to obtain information. But the United States still hasn't fully come to terms with what President Obama called a "dark and painful chapter in our history." It's increasingly clear that such a reckoning will not come in a court of law. U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has accepted a career prosecutor's recommendation that criminal charges not be filed in the deaths of two suspected terrorists in U.S. custody. Earlier, the prosecutor, John Durham, had recommended closing the investigation of other allegations that CIA employees had violated Justice Department interrogation guidelines, which themselves were shockingly tolerant of
cruel and degrading treatment, including waterboarding. In the case of the two deaths, Holder explained that "the department has declined prosecution because the admissible evidence would not be sufficient to obtain and sustain a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt." Holder's decision is only the latest dismaying example of the inability or unwillingness of the legal system to hold accountable those who engaged in torture or provided a legal rationale for it. That pattern may persist if there is a criminal investigation of a new report by Human Rights Watch that the U.S. during the George W. Bush administration tortured members of an Islamist group seeking to overthrow then-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The fact that allegations of torture haven't produced criminal
charges makes it easier, in Obama's words, to "look forward, not backward." So does the fact that revelations about "enhanced interrogation" techniques led to changes in the way the CIA and the military interrogate terrorism suspects. In 2005, Congress passed the Detainee Treatment Act, which prohibits the "cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment" of detainees. Obama ordered the CIA to abide by the provisions of the Army Field Manual, which bans waterboarding, extended solitary confinement, the use of dogs to intimidate prisoners and the placing of hoods over inmates' heads. Yet neither the inconclusiveness of criminal investigations nor changes in the law justify official amnesia about torture. Although much is known about how, in the panic after 9/11, the Bush administration
resorted to tactics impossible to reconcile with the Geneva Convention and alien to American values, a complete picture has yet to emerge. That is why it is essential that the Senate Intelligence Committee make public the results of its investigation of the CIA's interrogation program. It is also why Obama should support the creation of a public commission that would examine the torture policies of the Bush era with the same rigor and access to information that informed the report of the 9/11 Commission. By illuminating the past, such a national inquest could make it less likely that a future administration would succumb to the temptation to pursue security at the cost of humanity. ___
This editorial originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
This Week in History... September 19, 1947:
By Eric Bost Editorial Assistant September 17, 1972: The first episode of M*A*S*H aired on CBS. The show was named after the hit movie with the same title. But your favorite medical surgeons were almost finished after one year. After terrible ratings its first year, CBS switched the show to a better time slot, right after the popular show All In the Family. Eleven years later, the final episode became the most watched episode in the history of TV with 125 million viewers.
Romney says it all Continued from B2 the people who will vote for the president no matter what. Those who are reliant on government are not as attracted to my message of slimming down the size of government.” Romney was correct in what he said, however. Well, partially correct. According to a study
Jackie Robinson won the first ever Rookie of the Year award after breaking the color barrier in baseball that same year (now named the Jackie Robinson award). Robinson became the poster child for race in sports, becoming the first successful AfricanAmerican in major league sports with his rookie performance. After winning multiple awards including MVP and a world championship, Robinson retired as one of the best baseball players in the history of the league. On April 15, 1997, Robinson’s
from the Tax Policy Center, Romney is correct when he claims that 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax. BUT, most of these people pay other federal taxes, like Social Security and Medicare payroll tax. Anyone who buys cigarettes or gasoline also pays federal taxes. On top of that, the majority of those 47 percent pay state and local taxes via sales or property tax. Add it all up and what do you get?
No. 42 was retired by all the teams in the MLB, making him the only player to receive that honor by the league. September 20, 1933: The Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Steelers) played their first NFL game in franchise history. Although they lost the game 232 to the New York Giants, the team eventually became one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The six Super Bowl wins in franchise history remains the highest total by any team in NFL history.
Let me give you a hint: it’s more than Romney’s 13.9 percent rate on his income of $21.7 million in 2010. As a public figure, Romney is constantly in the spotlight even when hosting these “closeddoor” fundraisers like the one this video was captured at. Romney needs to watch what he says. Otherwise he’s pretty much handing Obama the victory and dooming the country to four more years of stagnancy and
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economic policies that are spiraling out of control. As you can probably tell, I’m no fan of President Obama. But neither am I a fan of Mitt Romney – not when he’s spouting off nonsense like this. The funny part about this whole mess is that Romney may be wrong when he claims 47 percent of Americans will vote for Obama, but his comments have gone a long way toward making that claim a reality.
public health at New York University, in an interview with AFP. Whether the menu change is selfless or calculated, the fact remains that McDonald’s has taken another step in the healthy direction. When the nation’s other fast food chains have followed suit and posted their calorie counts on menus, will we continue to eat their artery-clogging foods? More importantly: when calorie information has become a menu norm, will we trust foods ordered in establishments where calories are not advertised? The McDonald’s move got me thinking: I love Waynesburg University and the food options offered at the Beehive, WU’s restaurant-style eating option, but is there a possibility that calorie and nutritional information can be posted at the Hive or made available somewhere on campus? Like many restaurants, the Beehive serves some
Freedom of speech valid Continued from B2 been a big deal. Did he have to make a movie about such a controversial topic? He was insulting. In my opinion, his depiction was downright rude, and he had to have known that his film would be offensive to a lot of people. We discussed the movie in my Communications Law class. I had a lot to say about it. I’m one of those annoying students who always adds my input to whatever is going on in class. It’s not that I like to hear myself talk. I just get nervous when no one else answers the questions. So, my professor asked our class if we heard about the incident. She showed us a video explaining what happened and she asked us what we thought. “I think the director made a bad decision,” I said. “What about his First Amendment right, though?” my professor asked. As an American, Bacile had the right to make that movie. Why is it that we fight for our
foods that I presume are healthy, but they might have more fat and calories than I suspect. A McDonald’s Southwest salad with crispy chicken is a startling 450 calories before dressing, and who’s to say a Beehive salad doesn’t have a similar calorie count? Students want to know how many minutes in the Fitness Center that spicy chicken patty is going to cost them. As awareness of the nation’s obesity crisis rises (resulting in an increase in diabetes and other weight-related health issues), so too does the healthy-eating trend. One of the simplest steps toward healthy eating is knowing how many calories one consumes each day: that reduces waistlines and, in turn, reduces the number of cases of obesity and diabetes each year. Accessible nutritional information saves lives and leads to a healthier future. If McDonald’s can share its menu’s calorie information with the nation, it makes sense that Waynesburg’s Beehive can make nutritional information available to students.
First Amendment right, but shy away from it the second controversy is brought into the picture? For example, all of the film’s actors distanced themselves from the work as soon as Stevens was killed. They said they didn’t know what they were doing; it was just a job. Sure, it might have been just a job, but why didn’t any of them stand up and say, “Wait, we can do this. We can film movies like this. It’s our right, right?” So, when I first heard about the tragedy, I was with everyone else. I wondered why this guy had to make this movie. Now, I apologize for my original ignorance. I stand by the fact that Stevens did not deserve to die. It is completely unfair, because he had no involvement in the movie (which was only released online, by the way). So, at the risk of being argued with, I will say that Bacile was exercising his First Amendment right when he made that movie, and it is not his fault that the U.S. ambassador was killed. I’m sure he didn’t want that to happen. Go ahead; send the letters to the editor. I’m ready.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Southwest Regional opens brand new InstaCare Center By Amanda Wishner Senior Editor Southwest Regional Medical Center opened its very own InstaCare Urgent Care facility in Waynesburg late last month – just in time for cold and flu season. “The InstaCare [facility] is for non-emergency, non-life threatening conditions, while the emergency room is more appropriate for conditions that are more severe and require immediate attention,” said senior public affairs officer at Southwest
PNC buys county land Continued from B1 represented most of the land in the development. It includes two large parcels and four smaller parcels. The areas of land are assessed at $2.8 million. A small crowd gathered for the event, including Greene County commissioners Pam Snyder, Chuck Morris and Archie Trader. Although the county would have liked to receive more money for the land, Snyder was hopeful for the site’s future when the bidding ceased. “We’re happy now that this property is in
Trail hosts annual run Continued from B1 iors planning on joining the army after graduation. The event was planned so close to the disaster of 9/11 because of the inspiration it gave the young men. “He was inspired to join the Marines by 9/11. He believed that it was better to fight them over in Iraq, than to fight them over here on our land,” said Jim Phillips. Whenever both men died, the families wanted to make sure that their memory lived on. They started working with the 5k run that took place in the fall
Regional Medical Center Joy Eggleston. Minor conditions: colds, flus and strains are suitable for a visit to the InstaCare Urgent Care, she said. However, other symptoms: chest pains, severe abdominal pains and obvious trauma should be treated immediately at a hospital. Urgent Care facilities like MedExpress and InstaCare have increased in popularity throughout the last few years, the number of emergency departments
have doubled. “It has a lot to do with the fact that there is a shortage of primary care physicians throughout the state,” Eggleston said. “It’s become a nice convenience to have for patients if their physician is not available, or even for Waynesburg University students whose primary physician may not be close by.” Eggleston said timeliness is a key benefit to the InstaCare facility. According to the Urgent Care Associa-
someone’s hands that can develop it properly,” she said. Most of the crowd remained silent as the bidding took place, clapped when it was over and left. However, the Waynesburg American Legion was hosting an event on the courthouse steps as well and The Ladies Helping Veterans and Their Families sold baked goods. At one point, a woman at the sale started singing “Happy Birthday” to one of the other women at the event. Everyone at the auction was temporarily distracted, but focused on Ketchem just in time to hear her finish: “One million going once, one million going twice, sold,” she said.
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every year, which was quickly given to the family as a memorial for their sons. The day of the race is very emotional for the family; the reason for the race is to have their sons memories live on. “At the funeral a priest said, ‘as long as a man is remembered, he is never really forgotten,’” said Paulette Phillips, mother of Greg Phillips. “That is why we do this each year.” The top three winners of each age bracket in both running and walking received trophy awards, and all participants received a memorial railroad spike. There were also door prizes such as pool passes, roller rink passes and gift certificates for restaurants. The race raised over $3,500 for their charities.
tion of America, the average door-to-door time for most urgent care centers is one hour. Cost is also another advantage of urgent care treatment. Patients must pay their Urgent Care or specialist co-pay, which is often dramatically lower than emergency department costs, depending on insurance policies. Although the co-payment is required at the time of service, Eggleston emphasizes a new perk for university students that just went
into effect this Monday. “As a benefit for our Waynesburg University family, anyone with a valid Waynesburg University identification will receive a 25% discount off their copayment,” she said. The Waynesburg InstaCare is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a fulltime physician is on site at all times, as well as a staff of nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. The facility also offers a variety of addi-
tional services. It is equipped with: an x-ray machine and a lab for blood testing, and it also offers resources for occupational medicine and health providers, such as lab tests, drug testing and treatment for injuries that may have occurred on the job. InstaCare Urgent Care is open every day of the week and is located in the Greene Plaza, near Big Lots and CVS. Weekday hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
Continued from B1 way to help other people understand more about the hobby [gliding] and also about this particular glider,” he said. Boehmer explained that his glider was manufactured in Germany, and has a glide ration of 40:1, which means that for every foot the glider drops in altitude, it glides forward 40 feet. It has a top speed of 150 miles per hour and a stall speed of 55 miles per hour. “To fly a glider, you first attach it to a tow plane with a rope. When you get to the proper altitude, you pull the release lever that
Bridge Fest held Continued from B1 and play by watching videos online. “[These] would’ve been similar to the original guitar,” explained Dascenzo, showing off a long, narrow piece of wood strung with a single string attached to empty bottles at either end. “It’s played with a slide–” He paused to play a couple of notes, and then continued, “we
Homeless identified Continued from B1 release issued by Greene County Department of Human Services, the survey was carried out by 10 volunteers over 12 hours on Aug. 15. Volunteers were representatives from Greene County Human Services and the county’s homeless outreach office, Community Action Southwest, Catholic Charities, Centerville Clinics, Greene ARC and Intermediate Unit I, the press release said. Bennett said that the local food pantries and Southwest Regional
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Two chapters of Young Eagles, an organization that encourages children ages 8-17 to learn how to fly, were in attendance to give children free planes rides. disconnects the rope,” Boehmer said. “We usually start at about 2,000 to 3,000 feet. From there, you try to catch thermals.” Boehmer said that
the farthest he’s ever glided is around 200 miles, but the world record is 1600 miles in one day. Also in attendance were the Morgantown
Civil Air Patrol, representatives from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and several vendors selling snacks and presenting their wares.
customize them.” Dascenzo shared his booth with pal Lori Bonalewicz, a jewelry artisan whose glass and fabric necklaces, along with other works, are for sale at the ArtWorks Connellsville Gallery and Learning Center. It was Bonalewicz’s first year at the festival. “[The attendees have] been great,” said Bonalewicz. “The show’s been great.” Another local who debuted work at the fest is Kim Proden, a fused glass artist. Proden said she has
sold various things at the fest on and off for about 20 years, she said, but this year she was excited at the chance to advertise her glass works business venture and network with potential customers. “Just seeing everybody, you see people you haven’t seen in a while – it’s nice to be local, said Proden.” The community’s young and old alike supported local artisans like Proden and the Bells with purchases from those vendors, but shopping to sweet music was
not the festival’s only highlight. Horse-drawn wagon rides took fest-goers from the Laurel Point Cemetery, through the covered bridge and around Old Town. The small petting zoo, complete with spotted goats and sheep, elicited joyful squeals from the young children brave enough to feed the animals. “The like the pumpkins, too,” said Courtney Beebe, as her sons James, 2, and Dean, 1, petted the goats. “But the animals are their favorite.”
Medical Center were also a big help in the survey. The food pantries and hospital were a huge help,” Bennett said. “They were doing numbers for us – they all had forms to fill out if they found anyone who came in who was homeless. We also had information on where these individuals are likely to be located from several individuals who were formerly homeless.” The volunteers traveled across the county in groups of two from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., searching abandoned houses, campgrounds, parks, railroad tracks, rest areas, rivers and wooded areas, according to the press release. The release also stated that
homeless individuals who were found received packages of ready-to-eat meals and personal care items, along with a list of resources and addresses. “That resource list is comprised of any organizations in Greene County that can assist those in need, like the homeless,” Bennett said. “It has the names and addresses of food pantries, the Salvation Army, lists for clothing and food services – those kinds of things. It’s a pretty comprehensive list. Plus, it’s tiny and it folds over so that they can stick it in a pocket or something so that they can have it whenever they need it.” Bennett said the last time that a survey was
required was in January of last year. “During that survey, we found about 40 individuals who were without a place to live,” she said. “This most recent survey found less because during the warm months, homeless people aren’t as noticeable.” GCHOP is currently planning to conduct another survey in January, and organizers hope to utilize additional volunteers and adjust the time span to include more early-morning and nighttime hours, according to the press release. ”I just think that it’s all a part of raising awareness of what’s going on in Greene County,” Bennett said.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ya’ll going to win the ring? Kyle Oland Sports Editor
“This year we are going to win the PAC and get a ring.” Every year before the season starts, I hear those words from members of the football team. Subsequently, I am still waiting to see the rings. By my count, I should see at least two rings on their fingers. Confidence is a great asset to have going into a season, but I have heard for three years now that the football team will be winning a PAC title. Frankly, I am tired of hearing talk; I want to see that ring. In 2010, the Yellow Jackets finished the season at 6-4 (4-3 in the PAC), which was good enough for third place behind Washington & Jefferson and conference champion Thomas More. Two of Waynesburg’s conference losses came against those two teams. Both losses came down to the wire. Facing Thomas More in the second-to-last regular season game, a victory would have put Waynesburg in a tie for first place with the Saints. Leading 10-7 the majority of the game, the Yellow Jackets allowed a touchdown with 49 seconds left in the game, giving the Saints the win and the PAC title. The following week, Waynesburg lost to W&J, 31-30, in overtime when head coach Rick Shepas elected to attempt a twopoint conversion rather than kick a game-tying extra point. In 2011, the Jackets finished 5-4 (5-3 in the PAC). Heading into week seven, Waynesburg was 40 in the conference, tied for first place with Thomas More. Set up beautifully for a possible conference title-determining showdown with the Saints in week nine, the Jackets lost to Westminster, 22-20. In the loss, the Yellow Jackets rushed for minusone yard on 28 carries. Going into the Westminster game, there was a lot of buzz around campus that the 2011 season may finally be the season the Jackets won their ring; however, Shepas’ squad seemed to overlook Westminster, focusing more on the upcoming matchup JACKETS’ on C2
JACKETS - 1, PIONEERS - 0
Brommer’s goal leads Jackets to victory By Carson Fox Staff Writer After four consecutive road games that ended with a 1-3 record, the men’s soccer team was thankful to be home and didn’t disappoint in a 1-0 victory over Marietta on Saturday. Head coach Carl Griffiths said that the win was a big step for the men’s program after an unfortunate loss to Muskingum on Sept. 12. “Our possession and overall ball movement was much better,” Griffiths said. “We also did a much better job defending
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Junior forward Danny Griebert brings the ball upfield against a Marietta defender during Saturday’s victory. in our own box which has been a critical issue for us the past three matches.” The game was scoreless up until the 51
minute, when sophomore Nick Brommer knocked the ball passed the keeper off a feed from fellow sophomore James Sneed.
“I just took it down, found some space and got a good strike on frame,” Brommer said. “It was good to get a one to nil lead and it was good that we saw it out to win the match.” Another notable Waynesburg player who excelled in the contest was sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Daughtry. Daughtry, who saved seven shots and notched his third shutout of the season for the Yellow Jackets. This season the sophomore is amongst the best in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference when it
JACKETS - 35, BEARCATS - 14
Jackets off to best start since 2007 Balanced attack improves team to a 3-0 record By Nick Farrell Rusty Fleming Yellow Jacket Staff Last weekend, Waynesburg took on Saint Vincent College in the first Presidents’ Athletic Conference clash of the season. The Yellow Jackets won the game, 35-14, thanks to big games from some key players. Senior quarterback Tyler Fatigante, who converted 14 of his 15 passing attempts for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns, led the Jackets’ aerial assault. Fatigante was also second on the team in rushing with 55 yards on 9 carries. Leading the rushing attack was senior running back Dominic Moore who gained 101 yards on 17 carries. Moore became the first Yellow Jacket to eclipse 100 rushing yards this season. The Jackets dominated the Bearcats for most of the game, holding the ball
comes to saves per game, save percentage and goals against average. Each of Waynesburg’s three wins this season were a result of a Daughtry shutout. Griffiths believes that Daughtry’s play has been the reason that this team remains competitive, especially against some of the Great Lakes region’s elite. “Brandon made sure that we stayed close in those matches with numerous big saves,” said Griffiths. “Our match against Marietta was a SOCCER on C3
Volleyball ends skid vs. Chatham
said Fatigante. “Being able to run and pass consistently is what we try to do as an offense and if we are By RJ Tonks successful in doing Staff Writer that, we are tough to beat, especially with Even though the how well women’s volleyball season our is off to a rough start, the team remains optimistic. Through Tuesday night, the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets are 3-8 overall and sit in eighth 35-7 lead. place in the Presidents’ In the Athletic Conference with final minute a 1-5 conference record. of play, Saint Because this year’s Vincent team lacks size, it will defense is play- have to play more defense scored on an ing.” 80-yard and plan its attacks Speaking of accordingly. catch and defense, the Waynesburg volleyball Waynesburg coach Stephanie Benkowsfirst stringers ki is confident her team didn’t surrender can turn things around as a single point Sat- the season progresses. Dominic Moore urday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets had Additionally, their home opener against run against Waynesthe Yellow Jack- the Bethany Bison in a triburg’s second-string ets contained match at the Rudy Marisa defense. the Bearcat Fieldhouse last Saturday. In total, Waynesburg rushing The Jackets were overput up 344 yards of total attack, powered as the Bison won offense, 206 of which allowing the match in straight sets, came on the ground. just 35 25-8, 25-20 and 25-22. “We are a balanced yards “We improved drastioffense and our goal is to on 18 cally from set one to set possess the ball and [not three,” said Benkowski. “I to] turn the ball over,” FOOTBALL on C4 just think we put ourselves behind the eight ball by not playing very well to start the match.” In their second match PIONEERS - 0, JACKETS - 2 on Saturday, the Jackets tried to snap their fivegame losing streak against the Chatham Cougars. Waynesburg snapped The Lady Jackets contheir losing streak, beating trolled the game throughChatham by set scores of out and never let Musk25-19, 25-23 and 25-13. ingum get into the game, The Jackets were led on earning their second the attack by the junior shutout of the year. combination of outside Waynesburg’s women hitter Amanda Silay and took the momentum of middle hitter Mabel Culp, their shutout win into who averaged 2.17 and their next game against 2.33 kills per set respecMarietta. The strong play Photo by Michael Kaby tively. continued in the Marietta Senior Carly Smithygame Saturday afternoon; Susie Godwin possesses the ball against Pioneer however, Waynesburg fell defenders during Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Wiley Stadium. man and junior Natalie Ranallo helped the offense short, 2-0, and dropped to 4-2 overall. find the back of the net utes of play when sopho- with 22 and 20 assists Waynesburg played despite outshooting Mari- more forward Natalie respectively. Sophomore Tori very well in the game, etta 20 to six. One great Abraham was called offdominating most of the scoring chance was called sides as she got behind Kramer led her team play but just could not back in the first five minfor almost 39 minutes and effectively keeping the Bearcats off the field and off the scoreboard. Waynesburg’s stout defense limited the Bearcats to 229 yards of total offense on the day, allowing just 70 yards in the first half. The only blunder of the first half for Waynesburg came on special teams. Immediately following a three-yard touchdown grab by Adam Moses, Saint Vincent’s Darius Brown sprinted 96 yards on the ensuing kickoff to knot the score at seven. After an 82-yard drive on the following Waynesburg possession, Fatigante scored on a one-yard charge to give the Jackets a lead they would not relinquish. With about a minute left in the half, Fatigante connected with sophomore Bernie Thompson for a 13-yard touchdown snag. After taking a 21-7 lead into the locker room, the Yellow Jackets scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, effectively
doubling their lead. Scores by junior Christian Jackson on a 13-yard reception and Moore on a one-yard run gave Waynesburg a
Women’s soccer shutout by Marietta By Justin Barylski Staff Writer The Waynesburg University women’s soccer team continues its strong play despite splitting two games this week. Waynesburg increased its record to 4-1 overall with a 2-0 win against Muskingum. Sophomore midfielder Emily Mullady scored her first collegiate goal right before the end of the first half. Junior forward Taylor Augustine added her fourth goal of the season less than a minute after halftime.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
Westminster routs Jackets Despite loss, coach positive about season By Cam Posney Staff Writer Coming into Saturday’s match against Westminster, head coach Ron Christman and his young tennis squad knew that they would be competing against a tough opponent in Westminster. Westminster held a sound 6-0 overall record entering Saturday’s contest. Even though the final score of the match ended up being 9-0, Christman was not upset with the way his team played in its third Presidents’ Athletic Conference match of the season. “In 15 years of coaching, this is one of the only 9-0 losses I haven’t felt too bad about,” said Christman. “I feel like we can build from what we learned today.” One thing the Yellow Jackets can build on is the performance of their number one singles player, Rachel Klemash. Klemash, a freshman, was able to take a set from defending 2011 second singles champion, Alex Bailey. Even though Klemash was beaten 6-0, 2-6, 6-4, Christman was very happy with her performance. “Rachel’s match was definitely closer than the score indicated,” said Christman. “She proved she can hang around with stronger opponents.” This is also significant for the Yellow Jackets because Klemash had been in a bit of a slump before Saturday’s match. She was happy to go out and perform the way she
Jackets’ year to win PAC Continued from C1
with Saints. But with a new year comes new opportunity, and the year might be the year when the Waynesburg football team finally wins that elusive Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship. After a dominant 35-14 victory over Saint Vincent Saturday, Waynesburg improved to 3-0 on the young season. This marks the best start for a Yellow Jacket football team since 2007 when that team started 30. That 2007 squad opened the season with seven consecutive wins, but lost two of its last three games to close out the 2007 regular season. Though the season is Photo by Dave Miller, ADM Photography only three games in, there Madison DuBrock returns a serve against Westminster. are a number of factors pointing towards WaynesDuBrock and Ellen Limback fell 8-4 in doubles play. burg having a legitimate up well in her singles shot at winning the PAC. did. “I definitely can take match, where she is posithe momentum from this tioned at the third singles’ Fewer penalties match and take it to up spot for Christman behind this year and coming matches,” Klemash and sophomore said Klemash. “Even Alyssa Daniel. In 2010, Waynesburg She was defeated 6-1, 3- committed 72 penalties though I lost, I played much better than I have 6, 6-3 by Westminster’s resulting in 746 yards. third singles player, Jane Opponents were penalbeen playing.” Another building point Larson. Larson was a ized 71 times for 703 for the Yellow Jackets is third place finisher at the yards. the play of their second 2011 PAC Tournament. In 2011,Waynesburg Daniel fell 6-0, 6-2 to was flagged 78 times for doubles duo of sophomores Ellen Limback and Caitlin Hosler. With the 773 yards. Opponents loss, the sophomore only committed 50 fouls Madison DuBrock. They duo fell 8-4 in dropped her season singles for 448 yards. their pro set against record to 1-2.Daniel’s lone Often times Shepas’ Heather Santa and Lauren win on the year came squads would commit Fling, but had a strong against conference rival these penalties during showing during the Bethany the previous critical situations. match. This was the match. Last year, personal foul This loss set the Yellow penalties were the norm same duo that Limback and DuBrock faced in the Jackets record back to 1-2 for the Jackets, as stupid, in PAC competition and selfish penalties seemed 2011 PAC Tournament. “I think we really 2-3 overall. The Yellow to take place at least once stepped up our game in Jackets will start a short a game, costing WaynesSaturday’s match,” said break away from PAC burg valuable field posiLimback. “We were much play when they travel to tion and momentum. more aggressive than Mount Aloysius on FriThis season though, when we played them last day. They will resume the Yellow Jackets seem conference play one week to be a much more disciyear.” Limback also matched from today at Geneva. plined unit compared to
past years. Through three games, Waynesburg has committed only 15 penalties for 138 yards against opponents’ 24 penalties for 220 yards. Should this trend continue, Waynesburg’s improved discipline may be one of the deciding factors on the Jackets’ quest for a ring.
Stabilized kicking game Last year, the kicking game was flat out awful as Waynesburg kickers went a combined three for eight on field goal attempts. In addition, point after tries, which should be automatic at the collegiate level, were anything but, as the kickers went a combined 26-36. Those 10 missed PAT’s cost Waynesburg 10 points. This year, junior Alex Henry seems to have stabilized the kicking game. He has made all 12 of his PAT’s and he has nailed two field goals as well. Henry’s kicking leg may very well decide some big games in the future. With PAC play picking up, the right leg of Henry will undoubtedly be a factor.
Rock solid defense While the offense, led by Tyler Fatigante, has gotten much of the press in recent weeks, defensive coordinator Scott Venick’s defense has been playing lights out. In week two, the Jackets faced a Frostburg State team coming off a 56 point outburst the week before. Led by hard-hitting safety Bryan Gary, the defense held an explosive Bobcat team to 287 yards. Against Saint Vincent, the defense allowed only 229 yards and the starting unit did not allow a single
score (the kickoff team allowed a touchdown return and the second string defense allowed a long touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the game). If the defense can maintain this type of play going forward, good things are in store for the Yellow Jackets.
Can Fatigante continue his stellar play In week one, Fatigante played a very poor game, completing only six passes and tossing two interceptions. Since that week one debacle, the senior quarterback has turned in two stellar performances. Over the last two weeks, Fatigante has completed 86 percent of his passes and thrown five touchdowns. He continues to be a threat running the ball as well, accumulating 126 rushing yards and two scores. If the senior can maintain his dual-threat play over the course of the season, stopping the Jacket offense will be very hard. This week, Waynesburg plays host to Thomas More, the fourtime defending conference champion and the 23rd ranked team in the nation. This may perhaps be the biggest game of the season for the Yellow Jackets. Saturday’s game will tell us if the Yellow Jackets are indeed a leading contender for the PAC title. Will the Jacket team of the past few years show up? Or will the team that we have seen dominate opponents over the past couple of weeks show up? We will know for sure Saturday night if this team truly has what it takes to win that ring.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Weekly Awards Ben McAuley off to a fast start Quarterback lauded Athlete of the Week along with PAC Offensive Player of the Week For a second straight week, senior quarterback Tyler Fatigante has been lauded for his play on the gridiron. After leading the Yellow Jackets to a 35-14 Presidents’ Athletic Conference opening win over Saint Vincent and a 3-0 record for the first time since 2007, Fatigante was awarded Athlete of the Week for the second Fatigante time in as many weeks. Completing 14 of 15 passes for 138 yards and three scores, the senior signal caller put together his second straight fantastic start. The veteran quarterback was also a threat on the ground; grinding out 55 yards on nine rushing attempts, which included a one yard touchdown run. He now has 8 total touchdowns on the season, while rushing for at least one in the first three games. Over the past two weeks, the shot-caller has completed 86 percent of his passes for 260 yards and five touchdowns through the air against only one interception. In addition, Fatigante earned PAC Offensive Player of the Week for week three, becoming the second Waynesburg player in as many weeks to be lauded by the PAC. Last week junior safety Bryan Gary took home PAC Defensive Player of the Week. Fatigante has led the Jackets to a lot of early season national recognition, as Waynesburg received two votes in this week’s D3Football.com’s Top 25 poll. The senior and his teammates will be back in action Saturday when the Yellow Jackets take on the four-time defending PAC champions Thomas More saints. The showdown between the Yellow Jackets and Saints is set for 1:30 at John F. Wiley Stadium.
Women held scoreless Continued from C1 Marietta’s defense. “We knew we were the better team and there was no excuse for not scoring,” head coach Carl Griffiths said. The Lady Jackets had numerous chances to score as they consistently used their outside midfielders well to generate chances. “Our outside midfielders are our strength and the way Marietta played made it easy to find the outside midfielders,” Griffiths said. “We just didn’t finish.” Marietta scored its first
goal in the 17-minute as Victoria Shepherd missed the ball and Marietta forward Erin Panczyk ran onto it and scored. “I just missed the trap, and as the last defender when you do that the forward is then one-on-one with your goalie,” said Shepherd. Miscommunication between Shepherd and sophomore defender Erica Nordlund led to the second goal of the game in the 71st minute as the ball slipped between them. In the end mistakes, were the difference in the game. “The loss really stung and we will take it to heart to get better as a team,” said Shepherd. With Presidents’ Ath-
Freshman leads cross-county team
Ben McAuley begins his kick at the Waynesburg Invitational where he nearly broke the school record.
By Danny Morgan Staff Writer Many who do not follow cross country would not know about the year freshman Ben McAuley is having at Waynesburg this fall. McAuley, a graduate of North East High School in North East, Pa., was a decorated and highly touted recruit last year. “I got a chance to see Ben at states for cross country,” said head coach Chris Hardie. “I knew that Ben had the ability to make an impact on this team, but to be honest, he has exceeded my expectations for his freshman year. He will only get better from here, and for the coaching staff, that is what we are really looking forward to.” McAuley began exceeding those high expectations after posting a time of 30:28 at his first collegiate race which helped him finish 11th out of a field of 58 runners, finishing 1:40 faster than any of his teammates. Following that stellar start to the year, McAuley posted one of the top times in Waynesburg history. His time of 28:26.2 was good enough for 18th place in the 89-man field at the Waynesburg Invitational on Sept. 8. Despite having one of the best outings in program history, McAuley is still far from flawless. “As with all runners at this level, we have some small corrections to make in his stride and overall run-
letic Conference play just a couple of weeks away, Coach Griffiths will use the loss as a teaching tool. “Although it was a bad loss, we can learn from the mistakes and make sure they don’t happen in PAC play,” said Griffiths. Shepherd is also trying to focus on the positives. She believes that this team is better equipped for conference play than last year’s squad. “There has definitely been improvement this year already and with more team chemistry comes better play,” Shepherd said. The Jackets will be back in action Tuesday at 2 p.m. when they play travel to Bradford, Pa.
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ning efficiency,” Hardie said. “Ben has the work ethic to tackle those corrections and perfect his form.” While McAuley will continue to improve over the course of his collegiate career, Hardie admitted that he already possesses strengths that are hard to teach such as confidence and pacing. Hardie credits those strengths to North East High School’s great cross country program. McAuley said that he trained hard over the summer, preparing for the rigors of running at the Division III level. “This summer I mostly spent racking up some base mileage,” McAuley said. “Along with this, my best friend, Ryan Smathers, a 4:12 miler and state champion, pushed me all summer long to help me improve in my times and speed work.” That training has already paid off in McAuley’s short stint as a Yellow Jacket. “I don’t really know how my quick start will help me in the future,” said McAuley. “Right now
I’m only worried about the season at hand.” Although he is a great runner, McAuley is still humble and knows he has weaknesses such as his stride, and he also knows that he has to improve on a couple other weaknesses. McAuley said that he wants to improve around turns and at the tops and bottoms of hills. The freshman has already developed good relationships with his teammates and said that they push him to be a better runner as he strides to improve upon his weaknesses. He is thankful for the fact that the experienced members of the team stood by him as he made the transition to college. “My teammates were also there to make sure I didn’t go crazy and stayed calm in my first collegiate race,” said McAuley. McAuley and his teammates will be back in action on Saturday at the Saint Vincent Invitational. Start time is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. in Latrobe, Pa.
Soccer beats Pioneers Continued from C1 critical shutout for us and he got the job done.” Daughtry credits the 10 field players for Waynesburg’s recent success. “We’re just doing a good job of not letting other teams get good chances,” said Daughtry. Our biggest thing is just trying to keep possession. Going forward, Griffiths insists that the Jackets must stay consistent in their style of play. He believes that if his team can possess the ball well and be strong in the air around their box, the
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Sophomore Brandon Daughtry clears the ball during Saturday’s victory where he posted his third shutout. team will be successful in accomplishing its goal of being in the top four of the PAC.
Volleyball snaps skid Continued from C1 behind the service line with a squad-high six service aces. Benkowski was pleased with the fact that her squad immediately bounced back from the loss against Bethany. “Our rule of thumb is that you have to move on from what just happened,” she said. Waynesburg was in action again on Tuesday night against Westminster College at home. The first set was all Westminster as the Titans rolled to a 25-13 advantage to take a 1-0 lead in the match. After losing the first two points in the second set, the Jackets came back to win the set, 25-21. As the Jackets fought to tie the match, they hand-
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Freshman outside hitter Jessica Dorazio returns a set during Saturday’s matchup against Bethany College. ed Westminster their first set loss to a PAC oppo-
nent this season. With the match tied at
Going forward, the men’s soccer team will host Frostburg State this Saturday at 6 p.m.
one set apiece, the Titans took control of the match, winning the third set, 2518, and the fourth set, 2514. “We did not execute defensively as well as we needed to,” Benkowski said. “They found out our weakness was them tipping over us.” Junior outside hitter Amanda Silay was unhappy with the way the Jacket’s performed against conference foe Westminster. “We need to help ourselves rather than hurt ourselves,” Silay said. The Lady Jackets wrap up their five-match homestand on Saturday. They host a tri-match against the Carlow Celtics and the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats. Last season the Jackets lost to the Celtics three sets to one, but defeated the Bobcats last season by a similar margin.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Week four football preview: Thomas More
Opportunity to take early PAC lead
talent the Saints have on the defensive front. “We [have] to stay on our blocks, their defensive line is a lot smaller,” said Pulkowski. “They are quicker and have better technique then what we have seen. As long as we stay on [our] blocks, I think we are going to have a big advantage running the ball with the size we have this year.”
By Kyle Oland Sports Editor This Saturday marks what may be the biggest game of the year for the Yellow Jacket football team when the Thomas More Saints travel to John F. Wiley Stadium for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference showdown at 1:30. The Saints travel to Waynesburg, Pa. boasting an impressive resume. They are currently No. 23 in the nation, and are also the four-time defending conference champions. Over the past two seasons, games between the Yellow Jackets and Saints have become classic battles, as Thomas More won in 2010 and Waynesburg won in 2011. In the game two years ago, the Yellow Jackets led for the majority of the game, but the Saints scored a touchdown with 49 seconds left on the clock, winning 14-10. Last year, both teams fought back-and-forth until Waynesburg kicked the game winning field goal with 2:39 left in the
Waynesburg defensive line vs. Thomas More offensive line game. With the victory, the Jackets ended Thomas More’s 29-game regular season winning streak and their 26-game PAC winning streak. Waynesburg will look to continue its trend of playing tight games against Thomas More as the Yellow Jackets have done the past two seasons. “Thomas More has been a strong opponent,” said Shepas. “If you look back in the history, we have had as much success as anybody over the last seven years playing them.” A win Saturday likely will factor into the final PAC standings, as the winner will become the favorite to win the conference title. Despite the looming
critical PAC matchup, Shepas is not looking too far ahead in the schedule. “It’s another big week for us in the PAC, but no more significant than the previous three weeks or the weeks that are going to follow,” he said. In Saturday’s game there will be some matchups and story lines to keep an eye on.
Waynesburg offensive line vs. Thomas More defensive line Over the past two weeks, the Waynesburg offense has been on a roll, pilling up 426 yards on the ground and 260 yards through the air. While many would credit senior quarterback Tyler Fatigante and his full stable of tailbacks, the
Yellow Jacket offensive line has been a big reason for the success. Led by a couple of second-year starters, junior left tackle Mack Pulkowski and senior left guard Julian Pintola, the offensive line has opened holes throughout the first three weeks for the Jackets’ backs. The Saints counter the Jackets’ offensive line with a talented defensive line led by All-PAC players senior Jay Volker and junior Kenny Orloff. “Thomas More is very good up front,” said Shepas. “That’s going to be a pretty significant factor in the game. I would say that is going to determine the outcome of the game – the way we play up front.” Pulkowski agreed with his coach’s opinion on the
Quarterback leading the way Fatigante’s improved play since week one causes WU to start 3-0
Continued from C1 caries. Since allowing 23 points against Muskingum, the Jackets have only conceded seven points in their last two games. Head Coach Rick Shepas credits defensive coordinator Scott Venick for
the defense’s hot start. “Our guys love playing for [Venick],” said Shepas. “He gets them in a focus and they just play hard. There’s no micromanagement here, so [he] has free reign and I think he does a nice job with the gameplan.” Shepas admires the fact that Venick keeps the look of the defense fresh each season so that conference opponents never know what to expect. After a strong perform-
Only seven points have separated the Jackets and the Saints in their last two meetings. With that being said, the kicking game will be a factor in the outcome. Junior Alex Henry has solidified the place-kicking position so far. Last year, Waynesburg struggled at that position as the kickers only made 26 of 36 PAT’s and connected on only three of their eight field goal tries. Thus far, Henry has made all 12 PAT’s to go along with two field goals. Henry said he has 50-yard range. Shepas believes his kicker has the capabilities to make the big field goal when needed. “It’s incredible what he’s done, and his confidence is beaming,” said Shepas. “We’re lucky to have Alex – it’s huge.”
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Football 3-0 to begin year
Waynesburg’s kicking game
By Kyle Oland
By Nick Farrell After a rough start to the season in a week one win against Muskingum, Tyler Fatigante has tossed two nearly flawless games at the quarterback position. Last Saturday at Saint Vincent, Fatigante played his best game as a Yellow Jacket, throwing for 138 yards and three scores on 14 of 15 passing. His 93.3 completion percentage stands as the best such single game mark during head coach Rick Shepas’ eight year tenure. Fatigante complimented his outstanding passing performance with an additional 55 rushing yards on nine carries. He also gave the Jackets the lead for good in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown plunge. This recent success came after a weak, six-of-24 performance against the Muskies in week one. Since that game, however, the Waynesburg starter has connected on 86 percent of his passes, tossing five touchdowns and only one interception. “In Saturday’s game, I thought he used his feet well, made good decisions with the football and I think he finally started to let it loose,” Shepas said. Fatigante said that his poor showing against Muskingum had little to do with inexperience and more to do with adjusting to the pace of the first game of the season. “At the beginning of the season, it wasn’t challenging [to adjust to the starting role],” said Fatigante. “I just needed to get comfortable and slow the game down.” The quarterback has seen improvement in these first
The battle in the trenches might be the most overlooked aspect of a football game, but it is still the most critical. Fortunately for the Yellow Jackets, they have talent along the line. Led by senior standouts Matt Krause and Brandon Fedorka, the defensive line has caused constant pressure through the early part of the season. On Saturday, Krause will have to clog up the middle to help stop a vaunted Saint rushing attack that ran for 159 yards a week ago. Thomas More is stout up front as they return all five starters from a year ago, including senior AllPAC left tackle Jeremy Hoop. Hoop and his team-
mates will look to protect sophomore quarterback Luke Magness from the Waynesburg pass rush, which has recorded 10 sacks in three games. This matchup will be interesting to see as it unfolds throughout the game. Whichever team’s line plays better will have a decisive advantage.
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Quarterback Tyler Fatigante looks to throw in a recent game as guard Rob Kingerski provides protection. few weeks in himself and in his supporting cast. “My confidence has risen after each win and I think we are getting better and better as a team in every aspect of the game,” he said. Shepas has been pleased with his senior quarterback’s growth thus far, saying that his demeanor has improved drastically since week one. Fatigante and the Jackets will be back in action against four-time defending Presidents’ Athletic Conference champion Thomas More on Saturday. Kickoff at John F. Wiley Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
ance against Saint Vincent, the Jackets turn their attention to Thomas More, the defending PAC champion. “We focus on one game at a time and don’t look past any opponent,” Fatigante said. “We treat every opponent the same; with great respect in our preparation in the week of practice.” Shepas said the Jackets are eager to play Thomas More this early in the season and prove that they
are a force to be reckoned with after last year’s win. Last season, Waynesburg left Crestview Hills, Ky. 26-23 win over the Saints. “Our guys are excited to get back on that field and prove that last year wasn’t a fluke,” said Shepas. The Jackets return to action Saturday afternoon at John F. Wiley Stadium to, looking to improve to 4-0 and 2-0 in PAC play on the year.
During Saturday’s pivotal Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup between Waynesburg University and Thomas More College, the Saints will be without a large component of their Hayden offense. Junior running back Dominique Hayden, the reigning PAC Offensive Player of the Year will not be on the field Saturday according to Thomas More head coach Jim Hilvert. At the beginning of the season, Hayden suffered a serious injury to his knee. “In week one against St. John Fisher, he got hit with a cheap shot,” said Hilvert. “He is out for the year now.” A year ago, Hayden rushed for 811 yards on 150 carries and had 16 touchdowns. He was also second on the team in receiving yards with 436 yards on 37 catches and three touchdowns. With his star running back out indefinitely, Hilvert turns to junior Adam Rauch and sophomore Landon Savoy to carry the load on offense. “Those guys have to step up and make plays in his absence this week,” said Hilvert. Trying to replace over 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns from a year ago, will be a difficult, but both Rauch and Savoy have experience in the backfield. Last year Rauch totaled over 600 rushing and receiving yards and six total touchdowns, while Savoy contributed 223 yards on the ground in his freshman year for the Saints. Both players will see signifigant time in the backfield during Saturday’s game said Hilvert.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Pro-life club raises awareness, celebrates life By Alex Hinton Op/Ed Editor, Assignments Editor The Pro-life Advocates Club held its first meeting this semester to promote its cause and spread awareness to students. The club’s mission is to “express appreciation of the human life through fundraising and representation, and provide a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.” The PLAC “strives to make their opinions heard to those with the power to save millions of lives by outlawing abortion, and to convince those seeking
answers that they have numerous options outside of abortion.” The club’s president, Rachel Ferro stresses the importance of being non-judgmental toward others during times of need. “My main goal is to let everyone on campus know that as a Christian, we have the right to voice the opinion we may have about the sanctity of life,” Ferro said. “I want people to realize that whether they believe in abortions or not that there are people you can talk to who will not judge See PRO-LIFE on D2
Band of Brothers
Photos by Caitlin McNamara
Melodime rocked the stage in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center to perform a variety of original songs and covers of Top 40 favorites. In the photo below, Bradley Rhodes serenades the small crowd.
Southern rock trio brings ‘new flavor’ to Waynesburg By Paula Bittner Staff Writer
University alumni meet in Pittsburgh for sold-out show By Molly Winters Staff Writer The Office of Institutional Advancement annually hosts events for Waynesburg alumni. On Thursday, Sept. 13, Alumni and friends were invited to go see the musical, Jersey Boys, at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. Before the musical, a complimentary reception was held at Bossa Nova Restaurant. Mary Fox, event planner for the Office of Institutional Advancement, planned the musical event for the second year in a row.
A total of 60 alumni attended Jersey Boys. Alumni can be found on the Waynesburg United website, which enables them to register for any of the events offered. According to Heidi Szuminsky, director of Alumni and Donor Relations, the Jersey Boys tickets were sold out only a week and a half after they went on sale. “Our common goal is to keep alumni informed about the University,” said Szuminsky. See ALUMNI on D2
Melodime, a band from Washington, D.C., entertained a small crowd at their concert this past Saturday in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. The band features brothers Bradley Rhodes on vocals and guitars, Sammy Duis on keyboards, bass and guitars and Tyler Duis playing percussion. The three joined forces during their senior year of high school and have been together as a band for about six years since. Before traveling to Waynesburg, the group held a concert in Reading, Pa. “This is our first time playing in this area of Pennsylvania,” said Rhodes. Melodime opened its concert in the GPAC with their new song, “Lullaby.” They played songs off their new album, 3 Rea-
sons for Fighting, such as “High and Low” and “The Chase,” along with some of their older hits and fan favorites. Rhodes shared the origin of the song “The Chase,” saying that he wrote it after his girlfriend broke up with him when the band was beginning its journey. The story behind the song “The Underdog” sums up the journey of the band and the ups and downs of the music industry. As they covered crowd favorites such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry and “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, the audience clapped to the beat and sang along. Melodime also sang Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You,” which they learned and sang for their manager’s wedding. Sophomore Gracious Shavers was impressed with the concert.
“My favorite song was ‘Our Time.’ It was really soulful,” said Shavers. “They brought a new flavor to Waynesburg. I will definitely listen to them again.” Shavers also said, “I didn’t know much about them. But once I heard them, I realized they had a hipster vibe. It was music for everybody.” If you missed the
chance to see Melodime perform live, you can catch them at the Awakening Music Festival Sept. 28, where they will be performing alongside other bands like Skillet. Melodime’s music is also available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody. Their albums are also sold online at melodime.com.
Students beat bad weather blues with showing of ‘Avengers’ By Olivia Latimer Staff Writer On Friday, Sept. 14, the Student Activities Board held a movie night open to the student body to watch Marvel’s “The Avengers.” The film was originally scheduled as an outdoor movie to be shown in Johnson Commons. However, Mother Nature had other plans. Due to a rainy day, the movie was moved to the Beehive. This mild dilemma certainly did not stop any superhero enthusiasts on campus from showing up for a great time. Over 80 students
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Christena Provost, Kim Peters and Danielle Tustin served popcorn to students who gathered in the Beehive to enjoy a showing of “The Avengers.” turned up, some with blankets and pillows, to enjoy the fun-filled night with their peers.
Popcorn, beverages and smiles were all provided free of charge by the Students Activity Board.
“The Avengers” kept everyone interested and laughing throughout the entire night.
By the time the climax rolled around, everyone was sitting on the edge of their seat, eyes glued to the screen and some mouths dropped open in awe. At the movie’s conclusion, the students all erupted into applause then sat quietly once again and waited patiently through the credits for a small snippet that plays at the very end. Everyone chattered animatedly and excitedly about the movie after it was over. Anticipation for the second movie was the talk of the night after such a show. “It was an awesome
movie,” said Tori Whitty. “The Hulk was by far the funniest character.” “I love how they mixed action with comedy,” said Ana DiCocco. This opinion was very common amongst the viewers. “They should definitely do things like this a lot more often because it’s so much fun and it helps bring all of us together in a unique way,” said Rose Huwe. Make sure to check out a current issue of The Toilet Paper, flyers posted around the campus and the online activities calendar to find out what is going on and get involved.
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Latest Kindle updates may light the fire under Apple’s iPad By Eric Bost Editorial Assistant It is one small step for technology, one giant leap for Apple’s biggest tablet competitor. According to a CNN report, in late November Amazon will unleash the Kindle Fire HD to the nation. Amazon’s newest product will come with upgrades in multiple departments: price, size, display, data plans and app usage. However, no matter what kind of changes Amazon or Apple make to their respective products, some students at Waynesburg University choose not to use either, contrasting the nation-wide love affair with tablet technology. “I think it’s pointless. They serve no purpose,” said senior computer science and math major Matt Hecker. “I don’t see the point
Alumni attend show Continued from D1 Approximately 30 to 35 events are offered for alumni every year. According to Fox, there are three categories for alumni events: regional alumni dinners, local events and special events. “By having these three categories, we try to include as many alumni as we can,” she said. “We want to give them unique opportunities.” Those opportunities range anywhere from a formal musical to cheering at the Pirate’s game. Heather Flower, alumnus of the 2011 graduating class, has a dual degree in elementary and special education.
in wasting my money on a tablet that lets me look at movies and books when my laptop already does that.” Ever since Apple came out with the original iPad in 2010, the popularity in tablet usage has skyrocketed. When the iPad 3 was
released in March 2012, over three million units were sold in the first week, the most successful iPad release to date, according to an article in the Huffington Post. Those added sales helped to bring the total number of iPads sold to
Flower did not attend the Jersey Boys event, but she has attended other alumni events that were previously organized, such as the “young alumni” Pittsburgh Pirates game this past August. “Not too many people attended, and we didn’t really socialize as a whole Waynesburg group, but it was a lot of fun,” said Flower. Another alumni event is Homecoming, which is the biggest event of the year for alumni to attend. “Unfortunately, I have yet to make it back for homecoming. It’s hard for alumni to come back due to distance, jobs and whether or not their group of friends plans on attending,” said Flower. This year, Fox wants to plan more young alumni events, especially events geared toward children.
Pro-life club meets Continued from D1 you and will try and give you the support you may need through a troubling time.” Marie Coffman, director of Career Services and Nancy Wrick, Teaching with Primary Resources program specialist, are the PLAC advisors. Coffman is also the director of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Waynesburg, which partners with the Advocacy Club to help those in need learn and make educated decisions about unplanned pregnancies. “There is a real need in Greene County. I see a lot of young, un-wed girls who need help,” Coffman said. “Raising awareness with college students is
over a staggering 55 million and still counting. Although Hecker is one of the students that chooses not to use a tablet, he gave an explanation to the item’s popularity. “I have a couple of friends that own iPads,” said Hecker. “I think people like [Kindles and iPads] so much because it’s cool to be able to pull movies up and be able to watch them or to be able to get books online and take notes during class.” Although the iPad has received more and more popularity since it was created, the makers of Amazon’s Kindle can’t say the same thing. According to an International Data Corporation report on tablet shipments, the much smaller Kindle Fire sold less than 750,000 units at the
beginning of 2012, a huge drop off from the 4.8 million it sold in the fourth quarter of 2011. Amazon revamped the Kindle Fire into what they are calling the Kindle Fire HD, a bigger, less expensive version of its predecessor. According to the CNN report, the most significant differences to Amazon’s product are the price, size and data plan. Although the Kindle made improvements in the size of the tablet by increasing the screen size to a much larger 8.7 inches, it still remains smaller than the iPad at 9.7 inches. Amazon has advanced the display, however, using custom features to reduce glare and improve color saturation. That is the biggest reason that Hecker said he would buy a tablet,
if he had to buy one at all. “If I had to choose, I would probably get a Kindle,” said Hecker. “It doesn’t hurt my eyes when I look at it too long. It makes watching movies and reading books on it easier.” The biggest difference in the new Kindle is the price. Even though the Kindle is bigger, the maximum amount of data it can hold is 250 megabytes, which is why the Kindle is cheaper than its Apple competition. Compared to the iPad’s price of $499 (the lowest-end model), the Kindle is more attractive at a price of $299. With all the improvements along with a 4G upgrade and a $50 a month data plan, Amazon is trying its best to go head to head with Apple for the title of ‘Best Tablet.’
important.” The club has goals to organize several advocacy events, including a pro-life speaker throughout the school year. Coffman said one event to raise awareness might be a movie shown on campus. “‘October Baby’ is about a young girl who is faced with an unplanned pregnancy,” Coffman said. “It’s supposed to be a very good movie.” The Advocacy Club leaders would also like to bring the club to March for Life. “In January of every year, Washington, D.C. holds a March for Life. We are trying to make it a habit to go annually but have not been able to go as a club together,” Ferro said. “I am hoping that there will be other organizations and clubs that would love to part-
ner with us in trying to get our voice out there.” Ferro said that while she is pro-life, her inspiration for being a part of the club is to be a listening ear to others. “It is not my place to judge or give my opinion but everyone needs someone to know they care and will be by their side,” she said. “I feel honored to be able to take the position of the President and let my light shine through my actions and the actions of the ProLife club.” Last year the Advocacy Club sold cupcakes in the Beehive as a part of a birthday celebration honoring unborn children, Coffman said. The clubs plan to continue its fundraising efforts this year. Ferro hopes that the students involved in PLAC will get a feeling
of accomplishment and servant-hood. “I want to show the club members and other students that they need to dig deep into themselves, and the Bible, to see what God shows them about topics of this nature,” she said. Ferro believes it is important to “be a listener, not a teller.” “Too many times people tell others how to live their lives when that’s not needed,” she said. “We should be living through God’s grace and his mercy, not on other people’s opinions.” Coffman said that students who feel strongly about the issue of pro-life should get involved. Any students who would like to share ideas for speakers or events may contact Coffman, Wrick or Ferro.
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The Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Across 1 Diamond-studded tooth caps, e.g. 6 “High Voltage” band 10 Valence lead-in 14 Smash over the infield, say 15 “The Big Sleep” genre 16 Normandy city 17 Arctic digs 18 Refuse to grant, as access 19 Big hike 20 Standard of comparison 23 Be a buttinsky 24 Corner opening? 25 Saved to watch later 27 Oldies refrain syllable 28 Do one’s homework, so to speak 30 Casserole morsel 31 Like some kitchen cabinets 35 Go (for) 36 __ close to schedule 37 ‘Enry’s ‘ouse 38 Escape 39 Bad check letters 40 Govt. workers concerned with returns 44 Asian festival 45 Hi-fi spinners: Abbr. 46 Convenient con-
nections 47 Fighting words 49 WWII USN carrier 50 Common college degs. 53 It includes a vest ... and what can be found in each set of circles in the long answers 57 Nile queen, familiarly 58 PTA part: Abbr. 59 Like a five-star hotel 60 Hide from a trapper 61 Spanish surrealist 62 Big chip maker 63 Not busy 64 WWII British gun 65 “With Reagan” memoirist
Down 1 Goodyear flier 2 Crossbred big cat, made popular by Napoleon Dynamite 3 Parquetry design 4 Modernists, informally 5 “I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it” speaker 6 Actress MacDowell 7 Either “True Grit” (2010) director 8 “Correct answer!” sound 9 Formal glassware 10 When Juliet drinks the potion 11 13th-century glo-
betrotter 12 One whose workplace is all abuzz 13 Printer’s purchase 21 Printer’s purchase 22 Add a little color to 26 Calendar entries 27 Cello sect. 28 PowerCat soccer cleats, e.g. 29 In __ of: replacing
31 “Reuben, Reuben” actor Tom 32 Yet to be paid 33 Crab variety 34 Pear choice 38 Mil. installations 40 Wrath, in a classic hymn 41 Checks carefully, as a contract 42 Backup medium 43 Provisional
48 Put pen to paper 49 Early Soviet leader 50 Former Montana copper-mining city 51 Clothing rack array 52 Vogue 54 Hurdle for a jr. 55 Cruise stopover 56 Trig ratio 57 Cost-of-living stat
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