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Active Minds hosts LivLive Concert

Active Minds hosts LivLive Concert

Grace Harvey, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
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Active Minds is an organization that has multiple chapters at different college campuses. Their website states, "Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking." Active Minds at WCU...

WCU students march on Washington

Karlie DeCola and Jamison Ludgate
May 1, 2017
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At 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, WCU   students   and   faculty joined the crowd of scientists, educators, students, families and activists in front of the Washington Monument in DC for the March for Science rally. At the beginning of the march, speeches were presented by scientists, politicians...

Looking towards the future of Cheyney

Sunny Morgan, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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Cheyney University has a student body of 750 students. Despite its size, the university held their Spring Open House in March which welcomed over 600 students to their campus for a tour detailing the different academic programs they offer. Out of over 600 students, 163 left with acceptance letters. Although...

Quad Weather Minute 4/27/17

Quad Weather Minute 4/27/17

Tory Bauver, Quad Mobile Journalist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Mobile Journalism, News, Weather

Here's Tory with your Thursday weather.

WCU inaugurates 15th president

Julien Sherwood and Kennie Matsinger
April 27, 2017
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The morning of Friday, April 21, the Emilie K. Asplundh building was home to the inauguration of the 15th president of West Chester University. Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino, after a 33-year career at West Chester, took the title of university president. Fiorentino served as the interim president since...

MSA hosts Islamophobia panel

Sarah Kratz, Special to The Quad
April 27, 2017
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On Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m., students, faculty and community members gathered in the Main Hall auditorium to attend a panel hosted by the West Chester University Muslim Student Association (MSA) to discuss the prevention of Islamophobia both on campus and in society at large. According to data...

Radical hate group visits WCU

Samantha Mineroff and Sunny Morgan
April 27, 2017
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Members of the Matthew 24 group appeared on West Chester University’s campus three times between April 12 and April 18. With an orange barricade and university police officers surrounding them on the academic quad, protesters made their claims to students who watched from the sidelines. Many of the...

SAC hosts 21st Banana Day

Grace Harvey, Special to The Quad
April 27, 2017
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On Wednesday, April 19, West Chester University campus was focused on one thing: bananas. Banana Day has been a West Chester tradition since 1996. Hosted by the Student Activities Council, the day consisted of games around campus, free bananas, a visit from a monkey and, most importantly, T-shirts....

Students rally in support of Fight for $15 campaign

Mackenzie Haverdink and Sarah Kratz
April 12, 2017
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On Tuesday, April 4, a small group of students and faculty members rallied in front of the Frederick Douglass statue in support of the Fight for $15 movement. The campus Fight for $15 movement seeks to raise the minimum wage for student and campus employees to $15 an hour while also implementing a...

Future of Cheyney hangs in the balance

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
April 12, 2017
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West Chester University has experienced growing enrollment numbers over the past four years, with a total enrollment headcount of 17,010 for the fall 2016 semester. With over 17,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, that makes it the largest university in the Pennsylvania State...

Best-selling author visits West Chester

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2017
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On Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m., author Laurie Halse Anderson visited West Chester University and gave a speech in room 168 in Main Hall. Mostly known for her works “Speak,” “Wintergirls” and “Twisted,” Anderson writes young adult novels that discuss topics that are often difficult to...

WCU community participates in Spring Research Day

April 6, 2017
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The spring edition of West Chester University’s Research Day was held on Tuesday, March 28 in Sykes Student Union. Research Day is an opportunity for students and faculty to turn classwork, extracurricular activities and more into successful independently studied projects. Research Day started...

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