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Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Kirsten Magas and Jesse Isadore
March 7
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Zoey walked into the third bathroom stall searching for the elusive Dog God and Squirtle. Through her phone screen she saw a strange message on the stall door: “Orfay allway ouryay ogday odgay eedsnay allcay: 867-5309.” Acting before she could think, she dialed the number. “Hello? Is there any...

Curbies food truck: Perfect for time crunch crowd

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer
March 6
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When the clock is against you and that 8 a.m. lecture isn’t going to wait, sometimes you just have to skip breakfast. Just like every other day, you decided to forgo eating, showering and every other basic necessity to squeeze every last drop of sleep you can out from the night before. You throw...

Cosplay offers chance to escape daily routines

Monica Corney, Special to The Quad
March 6
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Every year, tens of thousands of fans attend conventions for the fandom of their choice. Once you step foot into one of these “cons,” you are suddenly thrust into a pool of characters that fans know and love. Cosplay is defined as dressing up as the characters that you admire from anime, video...

Window to West Chester

Katherine Mash, Asst. News Editor
March 6
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Joshua Dix is a 33-year-old philosophy major at West Chester University. Many would assume that he had simply gotten a late start on his education, but that is not the case. Dix enrolled back in 2003, opting to take advantage of the free tuition granted to him through his mother’s employment at...

Friars’ Society continues tradition of community service

Michael Moriarty Jr., Special to The Quad
March 6
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The Friars’ Society was a brotherhood founded in 1937 created through the efforts of eight senior men. The society is the oldest recognized brotherhood on campus. Today, the Friars’ are dedicated to serving the university and surrounding communities. Over 1,500 men have passed through the society...

Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Riley McRell, Special to The Quad
March 1
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Within a few hours, Zyler had come no closer to understanding the enigmatic floppy disk. Complaining, his go to, seemed rather useless when it came to data transferring. He quickly decided that having an evil minion would expedite the tedious process, or at the very least give him someone else to complain...

Students for a Democratic Society to sponsor Socialism 101 workshop

Casey Tobias, Online Editor
February 28
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After last November’s chilling election results, it is no wonder many people are becoming disillusioned with the two-party political system in the United States. This is especially true for those of us on the left, as we have noticed that Democratic politicians seem to be losing their backbone and...

New restaurant brings authentic Greek cuisine to West Chester

Melissa Storey, Practicum Writer
February 28
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West Chester has tons of restaurants, which can make choosing where to go a bit of a challenge. I recently stumbled upon Opa Opa, a new Greek restaurant that just opened right in the heart of town. Now I’m no food expert, but believe me when I say that going out to eat is my favorite thing to do....

Tips for staying healthy in college

Alecia Sexton, Special to The Quad
February 28
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We’ve all come across little health tips throughout our lives with questionable validity. Those “Did you know?” articles and even the “Secret way to speed up your metabolism” advertisements on the side of web pages always catch our attention. Since there’s so much being thrown at us from...

The Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare Floor

Samantha Walsh, Special to The Quad
February 14
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As young Zoey followed Zyler and his jingling pocket chains, she found herself startled by the sudden vibration in her hand. Her Pokémon Go map revealed to her the avatar of someone she thought long gone. Zeke? she thought to herself as she ducked into Main Hall to confirm the ghost that just popped o...

Peace Corps program looks to expand at WCU

Rachel Alfiero, Features Editor
February 14
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If you’ve ever wanted to flex your altruism muscle, West Chester University has its share of methods to get you going. You could join one of the numerous clubs and organizations that focus on community service, go on an alternative spring break or visit the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer...

Girl’s Night Out will feature renowned author, music, giveaways

Mercedes Thomas, Special to The Quad
February 14
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What do you think of when you hear the words “girl’s night out?” Do you think about high heels? Makeovers? Alcohol? Close friends? On Wednesday, Feb. 22, author and speaker Marian Jordan Ellis is coming to West Chester University all the way from Texas to share her story. This event, known...

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