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Senior develops e-newsletter

Amanda Saleh, Features Editor

September 17, 2017


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Cassidy Califano, a senior liberal arts major, recently embarked on a new journey this summer by creating an e-newsletter. The newsletter, Quarter Crisis, is self-described as “a newsletter about twenty-somethings, created by twenty-somethings.” What differentiates this newsletter from other...

Zika virus could treat aggressive brain cancer

Abbey Bigler, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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Increasing numbers of Zika virus in Central and South America over the last two years has made headlines and caused alarm in the healthcare field. The primary cause of this alarm is that Zika virus in pregnant women have been linked to microcephaly, a devastating birth defect where the child’s brain...

Great hiking spots in Pennsylvania

Amanda Mills, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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As we bid farewell to summer, packing away our swimsuits, sunglasses and fond memories, it’s time to turn our attention to fall and all of its outdoorsy potential. We are so lucky to be in Pennsylvania, more specifically Chester County, as there are breathtaking hiking spots only a stone’s throw...

Local vegan sandwich shop opens its doors

Paige Baselice, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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Love Again Local is a new sandwich shop located in the borough of West Chester. However, it’s not just any sandwich shop; all of the menu items are 100 percent plantbased, a.k.a. vegan! All of the sandwiches are delicious, cruelty-free and satisfying. If that isn’t enough to make you want to stop...

New rooftop panels could improve air-conditioning efficiency

Abbey Bigler, Special to the Quad

September 11, 2017


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Autumn is creeping up on us, bringing cooler temperatures. Many of us will enjoy a break from the heat and also from the strain running air conditioners puts on our wallets. Haven’t you ever wished for a way to keep your living space cool over the summer without sending your electricity bill through...

WCU students take on Germany

Jeffrey Hodgson, Special to the Quad

September 11, 2017


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In July 2017, seven West Chester University students attended a two-week course in Germany. The course was led by Professor Martin Kaiser of the Gustav Stresemann Institute, with assistance from West Chester professors Frauke Schnell and Marwan Kreidie. The topic of the seminars was the question,...

Kappa Delta presents first annual Shamrock Event

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017


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Sunday, Sept. 24 will mark Kappa Delta’s first ever philanthropy event on West Chester University’s Campus. Dubbed “Shamrock Events” nationwide, these events have raised over $16.8 million benefiting PCAA, Prevent Child Abuse America, since 1983. Taking place in the Lawrence parking lot from...

Phone scams becoming an issue for many Americans

Kinjal Shah, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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Have you ever received a phone call asking you whether or not you could hear the caller? Have you ever been asked to share personal information verify personal information, or even just press a button to prevent receiving more calls from that number? If so, you may be part of a telephone scam that has...

Relay For Life

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer

May 2, 2017


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Last Saturday, April 29, West Chester University hosted Relay For Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The event sponsored a lot of different clubs and organizations, all with different backgrounds, that came together for the sole purpose of generating wealth and awareness that wi...

Dianne Herrin runs for Mayor of West Chester

Rachel Alfiero, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


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The presidential election may be over, but the fervent energy that is local politics continues to go strong. The Pennsylvania Municipal Primaries are fast approaching on May 16, and one local politician is hoping to make an impact on her community. Dianne Herrin is running as a Democratic candidate...

Alotta Java fuels West Chester

Amanda Saleh, Features Editor

May 1, 2017


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AlottaJava is making its way into town. AlottaJava is the easy-to-give, easy-to-use digital gift card currently accepted at Classic Diner, Country Bagel and Bakery, D-K Diner, Market Street Grill, Penn's Table Restaurant, West Chester Diner and Yori's Church Street Bakery, with more to come. It's...

Daedalus celebrates 45 years of art and literature with annual reading

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017


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This past Thursday, April 27, Philips Autograph Library provided a stage for the 45th annual reading of West Chester University’s literary magazine, Daedalus. Each year, students, faculty and alumni from all across the university and beyond come together to read, listen and celebrate the pieces of...

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