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Apple vs Spotify

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

October 15, 2017


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Music has always been an important part of society, from classic rock like AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” to rapper Cardi B’s megahit “Bodak Yellow;” it represents the voices of different generations and has the power to influence an audience. As music changes throughout the years, so does the way...

Post Malone live

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

October 15, 2017


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At first glance, rapper and songwriter Post Malone might seem out of the ordinary. With his long, braided hair, multiple tattoos and overall disheveled presence, Malone is a unique artist in his own right. Born “Austin Post” in Syracuse, New York, Malone moved to Texas while he was a child. He...

Live at the Electric Factory

Gabe Sagherian, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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As I write this review, I can just faintly hear the clacking of the keys as I type. I can just barely make out the thoughts in my head over the ringing in my ears. Of course, I was fresh out of one of the wildest concerts I have ever been to—a co-headliner of experimental hip hop act Death Grips and...

Scranton gets a new train set

Halle Nelson, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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Comedian and TV host John Oliver of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” brought his attention to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Specifically, an episode aired in June which showed a series of segments of Scranton news network WNEP’s “Talk Back 16” where callers commented on the presence of a backyard...

Philly horror prison show

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


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If you fancy yourself as someone not easily scared, be sure to stop by two of the scariest haunted attractions in the area: Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary and The Bates Motel. Terror Behind the Walls is located in Philadelphia and describes itself as, “A massive haunted house...

The coffee shop revolution:

Maureen Farley, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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The “townies,” or citizens of West Chester, are like that crazy uncle at family parties: they are always sharing stories, unexpected experiences and secret talents. Throughout our crooked alleyways, we’re developing a music and storytelling scene to be proud of. Thursday night open mic at Fenn’s...

An improvably good time

Joyce Weiner, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 28, the West Chester University Improv Group, better known as Deep Dish Pizzazz, had their first improv show of the semester. Main 168, the lecture hall where it was held, was busy and buzzing, full of eager audience members. Improv, formally known as improvisation, is all about thinking...

Courtney Portnoy’s hoi polloi boy toy’s horse show

Andrew Heller, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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On Sept 8, Netflix released the highly anticipated fourth season of the critically acclaimed comedy “BoJack Horseman.” Set in Hollywoo, California (if you’ve seen the show you get the typo), BoJack Horseman is an adult comedy where anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans. The show’s protagonist,...

Welcome to the loser’s club, WCU

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

September 24, 2017


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With an all-star cast including Finn Wolfhard from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Bill Skarsgård from “Allegiant,” the “It” movie remake was bound to be successful. The movie’s opening weekend raked in a grand total of almost $123.5 million. In the movie, a group of teenagers band together...

Roger Waters speaks out on U.S. politics on his new tour

Brendan Lordan, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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If you made any promises to be kept “when pigs fly”—you’re in trouble. Roger Waters is bringing his theatrical explosion of a concert, including the flying inflatable pig from Pink Floyd’s 1977 album, “Animals” on a 15-show addition to his tour. The former Floyd frontman has already...

How did I find this album here

How did I find this album here

Gabe Sagherian, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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After nearly 30 years of studio silence, the neo-psychedelic titans Dream Syndicate have returned with a set of songs that shine as brightly as the sun of their native Los Angeles. In this day and age, where technological and ideological development show no signs of slowing down, the trends of the...

American Horror Story continues the year of the clown

Rachel Spurlock, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have brought us yet another chilling season of “American Horror Story,” this time centering around the 2016 election. Some of our favorite cast members return for “Cult” including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Frances Conroy. We are also introduced...

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