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Under A Rest experiences exceptional year

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Features

West Chester University’s first and only co-ed a cappella group Under A Rest had quite the year. The group drew inspiration from the critically acclaimed film “Pitch Perfect.” And just like “Pitch Perfect,” the group found themselves a few weeks ago at the International Championship of Collegiate A C...

Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Max James, Special to The Quad
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Zyler looked over the edge of the sky-scraping building, breathing into the winds surrounding him. The darkening sky encroached the town, delivering a sense of foreboding. Zyler appreciated this; a sense of foreboding for the town meant a sense of victory for him. Upon hearing a guttural (and somehow...

Achieving higher consciousness at WCU

Rachel Spurlock, Special to The Quad
April 10, 2017
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On Tuesday, April 4, West Chester University’s chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms hosted world-renowned author, lecturer and monk of the Krishna Bhakti tradition, Devamrita Swami. Swami is the author of “Searching for Vedic India,” “Perfect Escape” and “Hiding in Unnatural Happiness,”...

New daycare service to hit Exton

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
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Drop-in childcare is a relatively new concept, but it is coming to a daycare nearby. Pop In Kids Club, a company developed by Scott Bersak, is coming to Exton this summer. This concept reaps amazing benefits. Drop-in childcare has the security and structure of a regular daycare, except it is more...

WCU alum runs for Phoenixville mayor

Rachel Alfiero, Features Editor
April 10, 2017
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Principled, pragmatic, progressive. Those three words serve as the foundation for a vision to improve lives and make change at both a local and national level. Behind that vision is Nate Craig, 33-year-old Green Party candidate currently entrenched in Phoenixville’s mayoral race. Elections aren’t...

Window to West Chester

Katherine Mash, Asst. News Editor
April 10, 2017
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Mike Diorio is a 27-year-old veteran studying criminal justice at West Chester University. Diorio’s truly noteworthy experiences, both in and out of West Chester, contribute to the unique community that we at WCU are so proud of. “I’ve been in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for six years....

The Couch Tomato satisfies without guilt

Melissa Storey, Practicum Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Binging on pizza is all fun and games until you sit back and realize how many calories you just consumed. But what if I told you there was a place that served healthier (but still delicious) pizza? If you haven’t been to The Couch Tomato, then you’re missing out! This tasty spot is located at...

Creative Writing Club presents: The New Nightmare

Samantha Fenimore and Kirsten Magas
April 5, 2017
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Zoey left Amore’s with Dog God’s time machine and the intent to save the world. As if carrying a 4x4 dog house out of a pizza shop wasn’t drawing enough attention, Zoey now had to find a discreet place to use the glorious dog house of time travel. Wandering through West Chester, she searched for...

Window to West Chester

Katherine Mash, Asst. News Editor
April 4, 2017
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Alex Garcia is a 20-year-old sophomore from Harrisburg, Pa. who doubles as a political science major and West Chester University’s biggest fan. A first generation American, he always takes advantage of the opportunities college provides. “My dad is from Mexico and he immigrated to America in the...

PostSecret Live brought to WCU

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Features

“I once received a secret from a woman who wrote, ‘My husband won’t have sex with me anymore so I masturbated with a cucumber and served it to him for his salad that night.’” Believe it or not, hearing crazy and anonymous secrets like this is an everyday experience for Frank Warren, the...

Coffee & Ice Cream Bar satisfies sweet tooth

Melissa Storey, Practicum Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Features

Everyone gets a sweet tooth once in a while, and if you say you don’t, you’re a liar. Whether the craving hits you after you finally finish that paper you’ve been slaving over for days, a late night snack, or any time really, I have the perfect solution—the Coffee & Ice Cream Bar. This...

Fake news panel held at WCU

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Features

On Wednesday, March 29, a panel was held to discuss fake news, headlines, framing and using fraudulent news or scientific studies. It was an eye-opening experience. Growing up, news was news. I took it as it is, and that was that. As I got older, I began to understand the issue of conglomerate corporate...

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