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The Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare Floor

Samantha Walsh, Special to The Quad
February 14
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under Features

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...

Super Bowl comeback victory applies to college life

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer
February 14
Filed under Features

This past weekend we witnessed all of America doing one of the most American things Americans can do: watching the Super Bowl. Great food, friends and an awesome competitive spectacle sounds pretty good, right? Well, that is unless you don’t like sports. Let me rephrase that—I don’t not like...

Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Matt Donahue and Conor Killmurray
February 5
Filed under Features

In the political justice system, crimes against humanity are considered especially heinous. In West Chester University, the left-wing warrior who muckrakes these offenders is an elite socialist known as Bernie Sanders. This is his story (kind of). The gong chimes twice. Zyler steps out into the...

Miss WCU pageant creates community among contestants

Olivia Kimber, Special to The Quad
February 5
Filed under Features

At the homecoming parade, everyone sees the wonderful Miss WCU. She is elegant, intelligent and friendly in representing West Chester University. Not too long after the parade, the application to be the next Miss WCU came out, and I talked with my friends about venturing into pageantry. Even with...

A college student’s guide to food and sleep

Alecia Sexton, Special to The Quad
February 5
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

It’s a general rule of thumb that we all should get between six to eight hours of sleep every night. It’s also a rule of thumb—as a college student—that nighttime is for cramming and snacking. Calories don’t count at night and no one is there to ridicule you for eating the whole family-sized...

Spike it at Circle K volleyball tournament

Erin McFeeters, Special to The Quad
February 5
Filed under Features

With the spring semester in full swing, the West Chester University Circle K club’s annual volleyball tournament is fast approaching. The tournament will be taking place on Sunday, Feb. 19 in the Hollinger Field House. The event begins at noon in the Hollinger Gym. It costs only $10 per person with...

Why I joined Kappa Delta

Lauren Detweiler, Op-Ed Editor
January 30
Filed under Features

Perhaps you’ve heard something about Kappa Delta (KD), a new sorority on campus, or maybe you’ve yet to hear anything of the sort. You might have received one of our “Caught Being Confident” cards, seen our letters being worn around campus, or maybe you’ve noticed we started selling Girl Scout...

Quad Weather Minute 12/15/16

Maureen Farley, Quad Mobile Journalist
December 15
Filed under Features, Mobile Journalism, Video, Weather

Here's Maureen Farley with today's Quad Weather minute.

Creative Writing Club presents: The Nightmare Floor

Conor Killmurray
November 22
Filed under Features

The race for the elevator was on as Zoey, Zeke and Zyler barreled down the nightmare hallway outpacing the horde of demons behind them. The horde was full of every demon that had the misfortune to call the floor home, stumbling over each other for their chance to escape. As Lenny put it over the loudspeakers...

Student gains veterinary experience abroad in Thailand

Student gains veterinary experience abroad in Thailand

Piper Gauthier, Special to The Quad
November 21
Filed under Features, Showcase

This summer I traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand with the organization Loop Abroad, which is focused on veterinary medicine with cats, dogs and elephants. As an aspiring large animal veterinarian, this program was right up my alley. Fortunately, I received a study abroad scholarship from the WCU...

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