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Students hold march for public education

Casey Tobias, Online Editor
March 7
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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
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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
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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
Filed under Mobile Journalism, News, On campus, Showcase, Video

Here's Casey Tobias with this weeks' news minute!

Quad Weather Minute 3/2/17

Quad Weather Minute 3/2/17

Tori Bauver, Quad Mobile Journalist
March 2
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Here's Tori with your Thursday weather.

Fight for 15 campaign kicks off in Sykes

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
March 1
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In partnership with the Pennsylvania Student Power Network (PSPN), a group of WCU students held a kickoff for their Fight for 15 campaign. The event was held in the Sykes Common Grounds on Thursday, Feb. 16. The goal is to spark a movement on campus to push for higher salaries for student workers...

Students raise money for beloved food service worker

Grace Harvey, Special to The Quad
March 1
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West Chester University students have recently come together in order to raise money for John Berberich, staff member at WCU’s Einstein’s Bagels, who is being treated for a brain aneurysm. Berberich is well-liked by students due to his positive attitude and unique way of taking orders. Even with...

Affordable Care Act forum sparks debate in community

Alexander Habbart, Staff Writer
March 1
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On Monday, Feb. 20, local West Chester residents held a forum on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called Obamacare. Of the 100 or so attendants, nearly all were passionately vocal supporters of the bill. Only a few dissenters were not favorable of the bill, but still came to hear what was said. The...

Quad Weather Minute 2/28/17

Quad Weather Minute 2/28/17

Alex Harrer, Quad Mobile Journalist
February 28
Filed under Mobile Journalism, News, Video, Weather

Here's Alex with your Tuesday weather.

Quad Weather Minute 2/23/17

Quad Weather Minute 2/23/17

Tory Bauver, Quad Mobile Journalist
February 23
Filed under Mobile Journalism, News, Video, Weather

Here's Tory with the Quad Weather Minute

New academic coordinators to provide advising support

Sunny Morgan, News Editor
February 14
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Students at West Chester University now have more options to get one-on-one advising help outside of meeting with their faculty advisors, thanks to WCU’s Advising Task Force Committee. The Advising Task Force is comprised of students, faculty and staff from offices on campus, including the Career...

Betsy DeVos appointed U.S. Secretary of Education

Kinjal Shah, Managing Editor
February 14
Filed under News

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos was appointed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education. DeVos was confirmed by a 50-51 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie in favor of DeVos. DeVos is the first cabinet nominee confirmed with a tie vote in Senate history. On...

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