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Tactics of Matthew 24

Grace Harvey, Special to The Quad
March 6
Filed under Op-ed

West Chester University students may have noticed that our campus has recently been a hot spot for protesters. On Thursday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 23, the group Matthew 24 spoke on the academic quad. At both protests was a WCU faculty member who held a sign saying: “They do this for money. Threaten...

Food service at West Chester University

Caroline Remelius, Special to The Quad
March 6
Filed under Op-ed

West Chester University has some of the most helpful and kind staff members that you are likely to find on a college campus. They are eager to help you understand the materials, guide your educational path and move you forward to graduating with a degree that will land you the perfect job. When we think...

So It Goes.

Rachel Alfiero, Features Editor
March 6
Filed under Op-ed

Let’s face it, the 2017 Academy Awards brought us a host of “WTF” moments. From the all too perfect ending with “Moonlight” beating out “La La Land” to the hilarious moment when Jimmy Kimmel tweeted to President Donald Trump in the middle of the show. I’m pretty sure I even saw Chrissy...

Music, censorship and the industry

Dean Cahill, Special to The Quad
March 6
Filed under Op-ed

Music—we all love it, in various forms and degrees. Some just enjoy a casual radio buzz in the background, while others need to listen to albums in their entirety to get any pleasure. This broad spectrum has led to a wide variety of music, from introspective concept albums to simple, catchy, so-called...

Climate change

Erin King, Practicum Writer
March 6
Filed under Op-ed

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, our dear Pennsylvanian Punxatawney Phil popped up out of his enclosure, took a little sniff and grimaced. His shadow said six more weeks of winter, but his nose said spring had sprung. In the following weeks, we saw that his shadow was indeed wrong. Instead of huddling inside under...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
March 5
Filed under Op-ed

Dear West Chester, March is finally here, which means spring is on the way. I find that our campus blooms with activity and energy this time of year, from all the events happening on the academic quad to the overall positive outlook students have as the warm weather makes its way to WCU. Speaking...

Greek life: Finding your home

Erin King, Practicum Writer
February 28
Filed under Op-ed

As my final undergraduate year approaches, I constantly find myself reflecting on the memories I have made here at West Chester. Through the good, the bad and the incredibly embarrassing, I know that there was one part of my experience that taught me the most. That experience was through a sorority. I...

Maxims of a doddering old coot

Ryan Wasser, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Op-ed

Surly, ill-tempered, crass, offensive and colorful are all words that have been used to describe me, but “old” has only recently been added to the litany of less than enviable descriptors about my person. Admittedly, there’s no question that I feel older, especially whilst shaking my fist at...

Public kitchens provide alternatives to premade food

Caroline Remelius, Special to The Quad
February 28
Filed under Op-ed

College is a four-year journey meant to make you a more marketable and productive member of society. College is by no means cheap, and, for most students, it usually involves taking out loans to afford an education. Tuition for West Chester University is about $25,000 a year (including room and board),...

The Affordable Care Act

Alexander Habbart, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Op-ed

On Monday, Feb. 20, I attended a forum on campus regarding the Affordable Care Act (which you can read about in my article located in this week’s News section). I would be lying if I said it was a particularly pleasant experience. I did meet some nice people, but mostly it was an opportunity for older,...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
February 27
Filed under Editor's Letter, Op-ed

Dear West Chester, Hope everyone had a lovely week last week—we are officially back and will continue to have publications until spring break (even though it feels like spring already!). We are looking forward to covering all sorts of events that are on their way like Banana Day, the WCU a cappella...

Julia Otto, Special to The Quad
February 14
Filed under Op-ed

When I was a little girl, two guys physically bullied me on the playground, scaring me halfway to death. At the time, I was taking ballet classes in order to become the graceful little flower that I was supposed to be, but I wasn’t a graceful little flower. Honestly, I had a great time dancing....

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