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Greek Week contributes to Camp Dreamcatcher

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

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...

Republican administration instigates conflict in Syria

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

On Thursday, April 6, President Donald Trump authorized a Tomahawk missile strike on the Shayrat Syrian Arab Army Air Base near the city of Homs in southwest Syria from a U.S. Navy Destroyer somewhere in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This was in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian...

Snipping savings: The merits of discount shopping

Caroline Remelius, Special to The Quad
April 11, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

Buying groceries or other daily necessities can definitely add up, especially for a college student with limited funds. However, there is one way to cut costs that most people don’t take advantage of, and that is using coupons. For the purpose of this article, a coupon will include any physical...

Why everyone should watch “13 Reasons Why”

Erin King, Practicum Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

As my boyfriend and I sat on the couch contemplating what to watch on Netflix, a task never without an argument, we stumbled across a new Netflix original series. That series was called “13 Reasons Why.” Personally, I am not one for starting a new show while in the middle of another, but this...

Student life: Finding the right organization for you

Elizabeth Gibson, Distribution Manager
April 10, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

Like every college, West Chester University has a lot of different entities and parts of student life. For some, their majors and school work can take up all their time; for others, part-time or even full-time jobs can be a focus because of financial reasons or simply to pay for school. Certainly, the...

Academic advisors relieve scheduling stress

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

Scheduling time. That time of year where you have to wake up at 8 a.m. on the days you don’t start until 4:25 or sit in the back of your class on your laptop, silently cursing under your breath while your teacher stares you down. It’s that time of year where tensions are high, and many people take...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2017
Filed under Editor's Letter, Op-ed

Dear West Chester, What a week it has been! I am still star-struck after meeting Laurie Halse Anderson, author of “Speak,” “Wintergirls,” “Fever 1793,” “Twisted” and countless others. Her works have had a huge effect on adolescent readers (including myself), addressing topics that...

Choosing the major you love

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer
April 4, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

I think back to when I was a senior in high school trying to decide what I wanted to do as a career someday, and it feels like just yesterday. That scary feeling of picking a college major is something that really doesn’t go away. It is so much pressure to be 18 years old and to be expected to know...

Importance of internships

Erin King, Practicum Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

The ever-infamous “g-word” haunts every senior as midterms commence and the spring sun begins to shine. Graduating is scary—yes, I said it, graduating—but it doesn’t have to be. The beginning of my junior year was when the reality began to set in. My class numbers were getting higher...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

Dear West Chester, Happy April! It’s spring, and the weather is finally starting to warm up. Despite our issue coming out on the 3rd, we have a tribute to April Fool’s in this week’s entertainment section. Shout out to Eric Ryan, who always comes up with hilarious headlines that make our staff...

Repercussions of Trump’s proposed education budget

Erin King, Practicum Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

Education in the United States took a $9.2 billion slash last week when President Donald Trump proposed his spending plan for the fiscal year. The budget, created by the walking slogan himself, was titled, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” This budget proposed some...

Five things to know about the situation in Turkey

Marsha Nunes, Special to The Quad
March 31, 2017
Filed under Op-ed

1. The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has taken a dangerous pivot toward an authoritarian, religious nationalist government; he has single-handily purged all opposition since consolidating power during the Gezi Park protests of 2013. The brutal crackdown on this peaceful and organized protest...

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