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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....

Death penalty and the United States

Dean Cahill, Special to The Quad
February 14
Filed under Op-ed

The death penalty is an issue widely contested across the country. Not the world, however: only 43 of the 200 nations that participate in the United Nations routinely execute their prisoners. The United States is one of the nations that uses the death penalty on its prisoners, and the U.S. seems to...

Valentine’s Day for all

Erin King, Practicum Writer
February 13
Filed under Op-ed

Chocolate, teddy bears, hearts and roses—oh my! As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, the critics surface and express their deep-seated opposition of the lovey-dovey day. I’m here to tell you all—it’s not that bad. Although Valentine’s Day’s reputation has been littered with cheese...

Freshman fears

Casey Meyer, Special to The Quad
February 13
Filed under Op-ed

My boyfriend gasped when I told him the population of my hometown. My town is small enough that trying not to run into someone you know requires a specialized set of skills (especially on days where you don’t feel like showering just to go to Walmart for one thing). My town is small enough that...

Gluten-free or gluten fee: The price of gluten intolerance

Caroline Remelius, Special to The Quad
February 13
Filed under Op-ed

As a student living on campus, I have a meal plan that I regularly use to purchase my meals. For the most part, I don’t worry about what foods I can or can’t eat. However, one of my friends is gluten intolerant and when we go to Lawrence, the West Chester University dining hall, it is pretty easy...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
February 12
Filed under Editor's Letter, Op-ed

Dear West Chester, It’s that time of year again—time to cozy up with your loved one or spend some quality time with your friends and family. Even if you aren’t a fan of Valentine’s Day, I think Erin King’s article in this week’s Op-Ed section rings true. Everyone should try to spread a...

Letter to the Editor

Dr. John Elmore, Special to The Quad
February 12
Filed under Op-ed

On Thursday, the 26th of January, the West Chester University community was treated to a visit from two dutiful members of “Matthew 24,” who had come to deliver the lost among us into the light. Unfortunately, I was unaware of their presence until it was too late, but I have had more than a few interactions...

First generation American reflects on current political climate

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Op-ed

On Nov. 8, 2016, something unprecedented happened. America voted for Donald J. Trump to become the 45th president of the United States of America. On that day, America voted for a man that literally mocks anyone he perceives as “different.” He is everything opposite of what our nation was founded...

Trump’s America: So it goes…

Ryan Wasser, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Op-ed

If you find, whilst perusing your local bookstore, a copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” I’d strongly suggest picking it up. Within the hallowed confines of those antiquated things old-timers like me call “pages,” you’ll find the story of a man caught in the nightmare of having...

Is he really not your president?

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Op-ed

After a whirlwind of an election and social media going absolutely crazy, Donald Trump came out on top. Whether we are excited about the outcome or really upset, we need to respect each other’s opinions. This was a huge issue during the election with people on opposite sides of the spectrum attacking...

The strain of sibling relationships

Alyssa Palumbo, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Op-ed

There is a Vietnamese proverb which states, “Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.” For many of us, this statement holds true. Siblings are our parents’ gift to us for when they someday leave our side; they are nature’s way of creating a human so similar yet so different from ourselves. It...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief
February 5
Filed under Editor's Letter, Op-ed

Dear West Chester, Happy February! We’re already well into the semester, and it looks like we’ve had a lot going on here on campus. Just last weekend we had the Miss WCU contest—check out the story in News on page 2, as well as some pictures of the event in our centerspread. Last Wednesday was...

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