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What’s really in your lease? A warning for USH residents

What’s really in your lease? A warning for USH residents

Maria Marabito, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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When signing paperwork, no one ever looks at the fine print. People usually just flip through the papers, eyes glazing over all the clauses being agreed to, trying to find that black dotted line. Every contract has the same basic information, right? Why waste the time analyzing every page? Wrong! In eve...

Student fights for new sexual assault reporting system

Kaitlin Brinker, Practicum Writer

April 23, 2018


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Sometimes you do not realize something needs to change until you are living proof that it does. Senior WCU student Kristina Rowshan is taking strides to change the way sexual assaults are reported—not just on West Chester University’s campus but in the borough of West Chester as well, through the t...

Historical Queeries

Caroline Fritz, Copy Editor

April 23, 2018


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American writer Audre Lorde was a poet, feminist, womanist and civil rights activist. She was born in New York City in 1934 to Caribbean immigrants. Lorde’s writing career began early in her teenage years: “When I couldn’t find the poems to express the things I was feeling, that’s what started ...

The Einstein’s experience

Jennifer Odiatu, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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The only thing longer than or equivalent to waiting for your number to be called at the DMV is waiting in line for your food at Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Lawrence Center on campus. I thought it was just rumors circulating from student to student, but I realized that it may be true. I usually don...

Borderlinks (pt. 4)

Borderlinks (pt. 4)

Emily Rodden, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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“When I was planting crosses on the locations of deceased migrants with the Tucson Samaritans, three out of the four crosses were unidentified.”

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Adventure for the perfect treat: Yori’s Bakery

Kirsten Magas, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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Waking up to start a new day is always the hardest task after such a wonderful night—and New Politics certainly delivered one. But after dealing with my young adult responsibilities, including a quick morning trip to the dentist where I discovered four cavities, I figured the only responsible decision was ...

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Zabelle Minasian, Special to the Quad

April 23, 2018


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The Ottoman Turks have denied the Armenian Genocide for 103 years. Between 1915 and 1918, the Ottoman Turks systematically organized and orchestrated the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians. The genocide began during World War I when the Turkish government planned to eliminate Armenians who lived in the ...

Popular professor battling for his life: A call to action for Dr. Viorel Nitica

Popular professor battling for his life: A call to action for Dr. Viorel Nitica

Quazi Haque, Special to the Quad

April 23, 2018


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“I’d rather talk about sitting in Nitica’s office, eating gyros and souvlaki with him from the Greek Food Truck ...”

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Making “sound waves” on campus

Gabe Sagherian, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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It’s no secret that WCU is heavily affiliated with the arts—particularly music. With the countless ensembles, clubs and impeccable music teaching staff, it’s not exactly a secret why so many students choose to study music here. A professional career in music is not tailored for everyone, thou...

Borderlinks (pt. 3)

Borderlinks (pt. 3)

Emily Rodden, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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One night I was walking into the Borderlinks office and I overheard Derik Alvarez telling his story to a group of volunteers on his migration journey, walking through the desert and being detained in America. Derik is a member of the Garifuna Tribe in Honduras, which is a tribe of Africans that had...

Student campaigns against vaping

Victoria Molumo, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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While some people vape or smoke e-cigarettes to ease themselves off smoking tobacco, some people do it because it is perceived as cool and because they don’t want to miss out on trying a new trend. When we began our college journey, one of the things at the top of our lists was to assimilate and try...

Hometown heroes: Bayard Rustin (part 2)

Hometown heroes: Bayard Rustin (part 2)

Celine Butler, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Last week, we took a look at Bayard Rustin’s youth and the ideologies and individuals that inspired his principles. This week, we get to see these principles in action, turning our attention to the boycotts and marches fathered by the noteworthy civil rights leader. In discussing these achievements,...

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