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Relay For Life

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Features

Last Saturday, April 29, West Chester University hosted Relay For Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The event sponsored a lot of different clubs and organizations, all with different backgrounds, that came together for the sole purpose of generating wealth and awareness that wi...

Dianne Herrin runs for Mayor of West Chester

Rachel Alfiero, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features

The presidential election may be over, but the fervent energy that is local politics continues to go strong. The Pennsylvania Municipal Primaries are fast approaching on May 16, and one local politician is hoping to make an impact on her community. Dianne Herrin is running as a Democratic candidate...

Alotta Java fuels West Chester

Amanda Saleh, Features Editor
May 1, 2017
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AlottaJava is making its way into town. AlottaJava is the easy-to-give, easy-to-use digital gift card currently accepted at Classic Diner, Country Bagel and Bakery, D-K Diner, Market Street Grill, Penn's Table Restaurant, West Chester Diner and Yori's Church Street Bakery, with more to come. It's...

Daedalus celebrates 45 years of art and literature with annual reading

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
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This past Thursday, April 27, Philips Autograph Library provided a stage for the 45th annual reading of West Chester University’s literary magazine, Daedalus. Each year, students, faculty and alumni from all across the university and beyond come together to read, listen and celebrate the pieces of...

Alpha Xi Delta supports Autism Speaks

Allie McCutchen, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
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The sisters of Alpha Xi Delta at West Chester University have been busy the month of April, supporting Autism Speaks throughout World Autism Month. Alpha Xi Delta is Autism Speak’s official sponsor, raising over five million dollars for this incredible cause. The Zeta Eta chapter here on campus...

Under A Rest experiences exceptional year

Under A Rest experiences exceptional year

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
May 1, 2017
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WCU’s first and only co-ed acapella group Under A Rest had quite the year. The group drew inspiration from the critically acclaimed film “Pitch Perfect.” And just like in “Pitch Perfect” the group found themselves at the International Championship of Collegiate Acapella (ICCA’s) a few weeks...

Window to West Chester

Window to West Chester

Katherine Mash, Asst. News Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Features

Christina Smith is a Business Management, International Business and a Political Science triple major here at West Chester with a love of learning. At 31 years-old, her experience serves as an example of taking your time to achieve success. “My journey to West Chester was kind of bumpy. I went to...

Unlocking the secrets of the cell to heal humanity

Unlocking the secrets of the cell to heal humanity

Denston Carey, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
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Humanity has come a long way in understanding human biology and the applications of this knowledge to the reduction of human suffering by disease; however, we still have a long way to go. Some of the most basic processes of the cell are still not completely understood, and this lack of understanding...

Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Samantha Walsh, Special to The Quad
April 28, 2017
Filed under Features

And so, the final battle ensued and you better believe there was a giant hole in the sky opening up. Zyler was taken aback by all of the boxing training Zoey acquired from her montage with Rocky, but Zyler was a master of quack-fu and had more pent-up angst than a Simple Plan album. “Dog God and...

West Chester Film Festival to premiere this week

Casey Tobias, Online Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features

Lights… camera… action! From Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, people of all ages, races and genders will come together in the heart of West Chester for the 13th Annual West Chester International Short Film Festival—more commonly known as the West Chester Film Festival. According to Carol...

UDC’s “Serendipity” comes to West Chester

Sadie Markley, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features

The lights come up, the crowd hushes and a rush of adrenaline fuels the dancers as the music begins. An instant pulse of energy radiates from the dancers to the audience and consumes the theater. This is a kind of energy that can only be created on stage by dancers who are truly passionate about their...

Jaco Taco keeps locals satisfied

Melissa Storey, Practicum Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features

Tacos are good any day of the week, not just on Tuesdays. Next time you get a craving for a delicious taco, check out Jaco Juice and Taco Bar located at 8 W. Gay St. They make everything with fresh ingredients, creating a delicious and healthy menu. The menu features several awesome taco combinations,...

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