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“It’s On Us” campaign comes to WCU

“It’s On Us” campaign comes to WCU

Sarah Kratz and Danielle Craven

November 6, 2017


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Campus sexual assault has become a major issue. It’s been estimated that one in five college-aged women experience sexual misconduct in their four years on campus. West Chester student advocate Mary O’Leary explained, “Since I’ve lived in an apartment with four other girls, it’s really put...

Destress with Tai Chi

Zoe Falcone, Features Editor

October 30, 2017


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Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with school, work or just life in general? Fear not. Your answer to this stress is Tai Chi, a class here at West Chester University led by a professor in the department of kinesiology, recipient of WCU’s “Honors Outstanding Faculty Award,” music producer,...

New drone aids research

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Drones have received considerable media attention recently for a wide range of applications, from aerial photography to military roles to serving as a possible delivery method for Amazon products. But, have you heard we now have one of these impressive little machines right here at West Chester University...

New club on campus: students in communications

Rachel Spurlock, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


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Calling all communications studies majors: West Chester University’s Students in Communication (SIC) chapter is holding their first general interest meeting Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. As a major based organization, SIC is geared toward setting up WCU’s communication studies majors with the tools...

Window to West Chester

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

October 30, 2017


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Coming to college has its own burdens. To many, it can be a culture shock as it is the first time living on their own; to others, it is a logical evolution from where they came from. All share a common goal of growing personally and intellectually to better society by achieving personal success. Now...

Are you hurting your social life?

Lindsay Parsons, Special to the Quad

October 30, 2017


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You’re walking down Church Street on your way to Anderson Hall when your phone buzzes in your back pocket. You pull it out and start texting your friend back about that really bad picture on Instagram of that girl you hate. Just then your roommate darts across the street and bumps into you yelling:...

Sappho: the tenth muse

Caroline Fritz, Copy Editor

October 30, 2017


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The Greek poet Sappho is the original queer icon. The term “lesbian” is derived from the name of the island where she lived (Lesbos), and the adjective “sapphic” is used in relation to lesbianism. The most commonly held belief among historians is that Sappho lived on the Isle of Lesbos with...

Window to West Chester

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

October 24, 2017


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We all have had that one person in life that has seemed to follow us around, not of their own volition, but by a seeming thread of fate that has yet to be fully teased out. It may be through similar classes or seeming divine providence; yet, it begs a curiosity for their life, their story, their raison...

The importance of LinkedIn

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

October 24, 2017


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A few weeks ago, I received a message on LinkedIn, and as I opened the app on my phone, I discovered that I was being recruited for an internship at the New York Times. An avid reader of the Times, I was in shock and awe because this was not a position that I had applied for. I quickly responded and...

Josephine Baker: dancer, activist and spy

Caroline Fritz, Copy Editor

October 24, 2017


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Josephine Baker was much more than a showgirl. She actively worked to make the world a better, more accepting place with her civil rights activism and provided invaluable information to the French during World War II. This amazing woman came from modest beginnings. She was born into poverty in 1906...

Beloved Kinesiology professor announces retirement

Amanda Saleh, Practicum Writer

October 24, 2017


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When I first signed up for KIN 101, I had no idea what to expect, I just knew that it was something I wanted to do. I even dropped some of my major courses just to fit it in my schedule. I was not required to take it, but I am so glad I took that class. Out of my four years at WCU, the most vivid memories...

Taco Mar opens on High Street

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

October 24, 2017


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The atmosphere feels welcoming walking into the warm and bright restaurant that is Taco Mar. Opening up on Oct. 16, Taco Mar has already received an overwhelmingly positive response. I’ve come to check out what all the hype is about at 314 S. High St. It is rumored to have the same owners as its neighbor:...

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