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Pro talk: 2017 NFL Draft energizes Philadelphia

Dakota Schlater, Practicum Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Three days, seven rounds, 253 players selected. One fantastic National Football League Draft. It’s the first time the city has hosted the draft since the original nearly eighty years ago. Philadelphia, you should be proud of yourselves. You represented it in the best way possible. Showing how energetic...

Health: preparing for finals

Alecia Sexton, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Sports

We all know what it’s like to have brain fog. Whether it’s because you didn’t get enough sleep, haven’t eaten or just aren’t feeling yourself. It’s normal. But with finals quickly approaching and scholastic demands as high as ever, the last thing we need is that fog impeding our study time...

Nutrition: food insecurity

Liz Whelan, Special to the Quad
May 1, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle, Sports

Has there ever been a time when you ran out of meals in the middle of the week? Or you had to pick either buying a textbook or buying this week’s groceries? These are signs of food insecurity and research shows that 48 percent of college students across the country experience the same kind of struggle—college...

Women’s tennis prepares for NCAA’s

Women’s tennis prepares for NCAA’s

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

All that stands in the way between the Golden Rams tennis team and their first trip to the NCAA tournament in over 30 years is a long 7-hour bus ride to Erie, Pa. And trust me, that can be the hardest part of the journey. What a long journey it has been for the West Chester University Women’s Tennis...

Baseball enjoys perfect week

Maxwell Randolph, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

No. 12 West Chester University (30-7, 20-4 PSAC) was able to sweep both home and away double-headers against PSAC foe Mansfield University (20-26, 8-16 PSAC) and extend their winning steak to seven straight games. In the home slate of the back-to-back double-headers versus Mansfield, the Rams were...

Hot seat: WCU pitcher Andrew Gernert

Maxwell Randolph, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Friday night before the West Chester Rams travelled to Mansfield University to wrap up the away half of the back-to-back double-headers against the PSAC foe, I was able to sit down and chat with life-long friend and 2013 Kutztown Area High School alumni, Andrew Gernert. Gernert serves as one of the team...

Men’s tennis finishes season on high note

Ryan Hunt, Asst. Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

The West Chester University men’s tennis team ended their season with some positives in a season where they faced many negatives. The team was able to break an eight-match losing streak, and finished out with a two match win streak. It was a trying season for the Golden Rams, but Head Coach Tina...

Women’s lacrosse stays hot, celebrates seniors

William Boyer, Sports Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

West Chester University lacrosse (11-3, 8-2 PSAC) upped their win streak to three games this past week, earning victories over Shippensburg University and Seton Hill University. In the Golden Rams’ 27-8 victory over Shippensburg, Dina Cifelli broke the PSAC record for career assists, as she dished...

Gymnastics makes presence known at nationals

Meghan Chan, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

On April 5, the West Chester University gymnastics team traveled across the country to Seattle, Wash. to participate in the USA Collegiate National Championships. These ladies will go down in history as the first team to qualify for nationals since 1983. Throughout the years, West Chester has sent...

Nutrition: Injuries

Mallory Ritthamel, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

Unbelievable, an injury has cut your season short. Your mind is all over the place and you are distraught. There are so many things running through your mind right now, and nutrition is not one of them. What many people do not know is that nutrition plays a huge role in injury recovery, not just during...

West Chester’s Pro Talk

Dakota Schlater, Practicum Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Pro Talk, Sports

After 73 major attempts, 12 top five finishes and four runner-up finishes, Sergio Garcia finally has his much anticipated and long awaited first major championship. Garcia beat out Justin Rose in the first playoff hole to win the 2017 U.S. Masters two Sundays ago. Garcia started the day tied with...

Baseball captures Bill Giles championship

Maxwell Randolph, Staff Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The West Chester Golden Rams (24-7, 14-4 PSAC), nationally ranked 21st in Division II baseball and the PSAC division leading team, began the week capturing their 12th Bill Giles tournament championship and splitting a close doubleheader against division foe Bloomsburg University. On their way to a...

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