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Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2017
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Dear West Chester, Hello! I'm so excited to be writing my first official "Letter from the Editor." To quickly introduce myself, my name is Lauren and I'm a third-year English major with minors in Web Tech and Applications and Communications. I've worked for The Quad since I was a freshman, starting...

13 reasons why not

Samantha Mineroff, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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It's no secret that people have been raving about the new Netflix original series, "13 Reasons Why." There are countless listicles and articles on social media that both put this show on a pedestal and tear it apart. I'm going to do neither, and simply give my own personal critique of this show. A...

Gorka in hot water

Gorka in hot water

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer
May 1, 2017
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When I first saw his awful, ugly, goateed face on Fox News, I said to myself, "Who the hell is this belligerent, arrogant, condescending beast with nothing insightful or intelligent to say?" I was certainly used to your run of the mill un-American gang of somehow-lovable-to Americans ethno nationalists,...

Yale grad students launch “symbolic” hunger strike

Yale grad students launch “symbolic” hunger strike

Silence Dogood, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
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Of the many classes to have justly or unjustly claimed to be the victims of subjugation in recent memory, college graduate students are unique in that their claim has some backing in tradition. As has been the butt of many jokes, graduate students typically receive a measly few thousand dollars in...

Rape culture on campus

Eryka Phillips, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
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The local West Chester newspaper, The Chester County Daily Local, published an article on April 18 titled: "WCU Student Testifies to Sexual Assault." This article outlined a horrific incident wherein a 20 year-old student went out to celebrate her birthday with a group of friends and woke up the next...

Postmodern thought in a liberal institution

Alexander Habbart, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
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Colleges and universities, while primarily intended to be sites of intellectual growth, are often sites of social conflict and activist movements. A prime example is that of Matthew 24 repeatedly showing up to the quad, ruining what should be great weather, frisbees and so many dogs with accusations...

Matthew 24 returns to WCU

Grant Mannis, Special to The Quad
April 29, 2017
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Throughout the semester, we have played host to a small group of religious speakers. Routinely setting themselves up in the academic quad, the group has attempted to “enlighten” students and faculty about the sins members of our community have committed. In their opinion, the only way to save...

Political correctness on campus

Dean Cahill, Special to The Quad
April 29, 2017
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With rise in both the scope and prevalence of Matthew 24’s visits to the West Chester University academic quad, I felt that it is time to open a real dialogue on political correctness on WCU’s campus. While I have personally never felt that my right to speak freely has been threatened, I do not...

Conflict in Middle East

April 28, 2017
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First it was Syria, now it’s Afghanistan. President Donald Trump has finally gotten his sweet taste of war, but will he know when to stop? Without the consent of Congress, Trump unleashed his wrath upon both Syria and Afghanistan in the form of missiles and a non-nuclear bomb. On April 6, Trump...

Authoritarianism and the Turkish state

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer
April 28, 2017
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European leaders must unite for the future of global democracy in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s illiberal government. With Washington now uninterested in pushing liberal democratic ideals, it is incumbent of the European Union to lead the way towards democracy, openness and liberalism...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2017
Filed under Editor's Letter, Op-ed

Dear West Chester, I am having some trouble writing this week’s letter, for this is my last one. After reevaluating my schedule and overall life decisions, I have decided to resign from my position as Editor-in-Chief from The Quad. This decision has nothing to do with the wonderful people who work...

Greek Week contributes to Camp Dreamcatcher

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
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Each year each fraternity and sorority competes in something called Greek Week. Even though this year will be run a little differently, each organization comes together to raise money for Camp Dreamcatcher, an organization that serves as a therapeutic and educational camp for children infected with or...

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