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Flu vaccinations: are they worth it?

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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It’s November, which means for two months you’ve probably been bombarded with reminders that you should get a flu shot by signs at drugstores, organizations with tables on campus, flyers and emails. Maybe you’ve wondered why everyone thinks this is so important or how a flu shot is even made. The...

Miss WCU’s 20 year anniversary

Sunny Morgan, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Twenty years ago, then-student Michael Hartman (‘02) held the Miss Killinger Hall pageant in the basement of Killinger Hall in 1997. The pageant then grew in the following years into Miss West Chester University. Now, with 20 years’ worth of titleholders who have gone on to do great things, Hartman...

May 23: from online graphic tees to West Chester boutique

May 23: from online graphic tees to West Chester boutique

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


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Easy to pass by as you’re strolling down Gay St., May 23 Clothing and Accessories—located at 117 W. Gay St.—has graced West Chester with its presence since Feb. 12, 2013. However, this was not the conception of May 23, which actually started out as an online t-shirt store in 2008. One of the more...

Gemelli: fresh, local and organic dessert

Gemelli: fresh, local and organic dessert

Halle Nelson, News Editor

November 14, 2017


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On Market Street resides a gelato shop adorned in teal and white. Having been in business for the past three years, Gemelli has quickly become a notable location in the West Chester, Pennsylvania dessert scene. Visitors can enjoy the gelato, tea, coffee, milkshakes and cakes that are available for...

Rob Lawless: 10 thousand friends in 10 thousand hours

Rob Lawless: 10 thousand friends in 10 thousand hours

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Rob Lawless has more friends than you’ll ever have. In fact, it’s actually his job to hang out with them. Lawless, a Philadelphia resident and Pennsylvania State University graduate, created his project Robs10KFriends after he realized the need for connection when he moved to an unfamiliar city:...

Miss Winnie’s opens in West Chester

Elizabeth Boyce, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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West Chester, PA. (Nov. 8, 2017) – Miss Winnie’s is the latest restaurant to join the West Chester food scene. Specializing in Jamaican cuisine the menu includes favorites like jerk chicken, jerk pork, fried plantains and more. Prices range from $3 for a patty to $14.25 for the Curry Goat Platter...

PSECU: supporting financial literacy since 1933

Shannon McCabe, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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This past August, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Unit (PSECU) opened their 22nd Education Center right here on West Chester University’s Campus. PSECU is a credit union that was founded by H. Andrew Hanemann in 1933 during the Great Depression. When it opened for business, they only had 22 members...

Frida Kahlo: feminist, leftist and activist

Frida Kahlo: feminist, leftist and activist

Caroline Fritz, Copy Editor

November 12, 2017


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Bisexual Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico City in 1907. At age 18, she was confined to bed and a nearly full-body cast after a disastrous bus accident. Her artistic career began during this time when, with nothing else to do, she began to draw on her cast. Her abilities expanded over...

Rammy’s makeover debut

Rammy’s makeover debut

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

November 6, 2017


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On Saturday, Oct. 21, West Chester University’s beloved mascot “Rammy” debuted his new look at WCU’s annual homecoming football game. Rammy took to the field during the incomparable West Chester University Golden Rams Marching Band’s pregame performance and hid behind three signs that were...

Local photographer finds her passion

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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From the time she was a student at Unionville High School, Kelly Smith always knew she wanted to be a photographer. As a kid growing up in Kennett Square, Smith was heavily influenced by local art. The work of Andrew Wyeth, a famous painter that grew up in Chadds Ford, piqued her interest in fine...

Best time to play Christmas music

Best time to play Christmas music

Amanda Hearn, Special to the Quad

November 6, 2017


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Does one of the most controversial questions have an answer? It is a question most appropriately asked around this time as the holidays are quickly approaching. When is the best time to start listening to Christmas music? Is there a perfect time or is this a question that will never have a concrete answer? One...

NASA’s Twins Study sheds light on effects of life in space

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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What does living in outer space do to the human body? It’s a question NASA has been working to answer since the first-manned space flights, and they are in the process of analyzing data from a landmark study which may provide new insights on the more subtle effects of living in space: The Twins...

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