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Miss WCU: behind the crown

Olivia Kimber, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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I am blessed to be a contestant in the 20th anniversary of the Miss West Chester University pageant. In this article, I want to show you the majesty and importance of Miss WCU. This year’s Miss WCU Erin McCarthy, organized 18 events throughout 2017 to forward her platform of mental health and suicide...

A freshman’s guide to Rate My Professor

Amanda Hearn, Special to the Quad

February 5, 2018


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With a new semester, we students all have to adjust to new professors and their teaching habits. From how strict their attendance is to how hard the tests are, every educator is different. As a first-year student, it was a little strange to switch my schedule completely mid-year but I am beginning...

Diversity in the university

Diversity in the university

Marie Bray, Special to the Quad

February 5, 2018


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West Chester University contracted a terrific program in June 2016 to have international students come to the university to learn and speak English. This program is called English Language Learner (ELL), which entails students from all over the world to come to the United States to learn English for...

Christmas Village in Philadelphia:

Christmas Village in Philadelphia:

Maria Marabito, Speci

December 3, 2017


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Philadelphia is celebrating the holiday season in style yet again this year with the returning German Christmas Village. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the holiday market and can be found at the famous LOVE Park and Dilworth Park in Center City. Just a short train ride away, visitors have the...

A true wonder woman

A true wonder woman

Caroline Fritz, Copy Editor

December 3, 2017


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Julie d’Aubigny was quite possibly the closest the world will ever get to a real-life Wonder Woman. Nicknamed Mademoiselle Maupin or La Maupin, Julie was a bisexual swordswoman and opera singer in the seventeenth century. Among other wild shenanigans, La Maupin once took the Holy Orders so she could...

Skipping class? Think again

Amanda Saleh, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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As the actor Woody Allen said, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.” As the quote states, showing up to college lectures is important to the learning process. Frequently, college students are hitting the snooze button rather than heading to class. This can be an extremely detrimental habit. It is the...

Algae-based medical microrobot in development

Algae-based medical microrobot in development

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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A new microscopic robot based on an algae shows promise for medical applications according to a study published in Science Robotics on Nov. 22. A team of researchers led by Materials Scientist Li Zhang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shatin developed the microrobot. Each microrobot consists...

Schism: the first installment

Schism: the first installment

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

December 3, 2017


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To contextualize this piece, there are two major points to accent. The first is that this is a stream-of-consciousness style piece that will be addressing subject matter that some readers will find offensive or disturbing at times. The second aspect to note is that this is ultimately a work of fiction,...

Chem craze:

Chem craze:

Olivia Kimber, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Last Friday, Nov. 10 in Schmucker Science South, Gamma Sigma Epsilon (the Chemistry Honors Society) and the Alchemists Club joined forces to bring younger students into the art of chemistry through their event called “Chem Craze.” Fourteen West Chester University students gathered with the goal of...

Keeping up with the coniferous

Keeping up with the coniferous

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Could you imagine our campus without trees? They’re an integral part of West Chester University, beautifying the grounds and creating shaded spaces to study and relax. Plus, they provide environmental benefits, such as preventing flooding and erosion and absorbing carbon dioxide. Because of this great...

The secrets to living longer, healthier lives

Maria Marabito, Special to the Quad

November 21, 2017


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If there were some useful secrets to a longer and healthier life, would you want to discover them? Dan Buettner did. Adventurer and author, Buettner has traveled all over the world and found specific communities where people live longer, healthier and happier lives. Buettner coined these communities...

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...

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