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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...

WCU celebrates 34th annual Presidential Gala

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
April 6, 2017
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On Saturday, April 2, the West Chester University Foundation staged the WCU 34th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala. The event took place in Hollinger Field House from 6 to 11 p.m. and the theme was the West Chester Gold Rush. Hollinger Field House’s basketball court was transformed...

Lawrence Dining Hall makes healthy eating easier

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
April 4, 2017
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Lawrence Dining Hall is catering to healthy eaters with fresh foods and more options for those who eat clean. ”We’ve changed Lindsay’s Garden around a bit, so now it’s sautéed to-order versus a specific item,” said Abby Smith, catering and marketing manager at WCU. Lindsay’s Garden...

Legacy of Leadership and WCU’s rising student leaders

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
March 28, 2017
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On Saturday, March 11, West Chester University and the WCU Foundation hosted the 14th Annual WCU Student Affairs Legacy of Leadership. The event honored alumni and distinguished faculty who have demonstrated service leadership and supported student leaders. Not only that, but the dinner also raised...

Replacement of Affordable Care Act falls short

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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The Republican Party pulled their healthcare bill from the House floor on Friday, March 24. Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, fell short after the bill didn’t garner any votes from the Democratic Party and received little support from the Republican Party. The Republican...

Students hold march for public education

Casey Tobias, Online Editor
March 7, 2017
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In support of public education, a group of West Chester University students led a march across campus on Friday, March 3. Student Sigfried Aragona explained that he and Maya Grosch organized the march to protest the appointment of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. “While surrounding college campuses o...

WCU alumna wins Miss Philadelphia pageant

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
March 7, 2017
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Nia Andrews, a recent West Chester University alumna, gained a new title as Miss Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Andrews recently held the title of Miss Bucks County in 2016 and Miss WCU in 2015. Andrews graduated in December 2016 with a B.S in biology and a minor in dance. “I really didn’t...

Students spread awareness to end use of “R-word”

Andie DeChirico, Special to The Quad
March 7, 2017
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On Wednesday, March 1, students at West Chester University took part in the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign to encourage everyone to stop the use of the “R-word,” a word that is offensive, derogatory and discriminatory. Beginning eight years ago, in February of 2009, the campaign...

Quad News Minute 3/2/17

Quad News Minute 3/2/17

Casey Tobias, Quad Mobile Journalist
March 2, 2017
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