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Dog study finds brain waves indicative of learning during sleep

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Did you ever wonder what’s happening in your dog’s brain while they’re napping? A group of Hungarian researchers say your four-legged friend may be learning. Their study, published in Scientific Reports on Oct. 11, looked at dogs’ brain activity during sleep and found patterns, similar to patterns...

A story of cancer, resilience and beauty

Kelly Witman, Special to the Quad

October 24, 2017


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Hayley Annino, 23, is a fourth-year English major and linguistics minor at West Chester University. Annino was 19 and had just finished her freshman year at the University of Delaware when she was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. “Basically, 95 percent...

WCU Bike Share Program works to reduce university’s annual carbon emissions

Maggie Mawson, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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From all corners of campus you may have stumbled upon bike racks filled with identical white bicycles with ‘Zagster’ written across them. You may have wondered what the bikes were for, and who uses them. These bikes are actually there for anyone who is a student, faculty member, or staff member of...

The Golden Feast

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

October 15, 2017


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After the wild success of their 2016 field show “Paint it Black,” the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band are taking the field yet again, but this time presenting “The Golden Feast.” “The Golden Feast” is an elaborate production complete with 23 moving tables...

Deaf studies event to be held in Sykes

Halle Nelson, News Editor

October 15, 2017


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On Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Sykes Student Union Theatre from 11 to 12:15 p.m. West Chester University’s Deaf studies program will be hosting an event available to the public. This event is all about the need for American Deaf children with cochlear implants to be taught American Sign Language (ASL)....

Fun science electives for any major

Abbey Bigler, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


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Do you need a science class to meet your general education requirements and want something a little different than a basic intro to fill in a science? The chemistry, physics or earth and space science department might have just what you’re looking for. West Chester University’s general education...

Ready for 100

Sarah Kratz and Danielle Craven

October 15, 2017


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On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the West Chester Borough Council voted to consider the “Ready for 100” plan for approval. The plan, petitioned by the Sierra Club and the Borough Council Sustainability Committee, proposes for the West Chester Borough to transition into a 100 percent clean and renewable energy...

This is Halloween:

Maria Marabito, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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Halloween: the most fun and fearsome time of year! For decades, people have donned odd and amusing costumes for trick-or-treating and parties, but where did this tradition begin? According to folklore, Halloween originates from the Celtic festival of Samhain, the most important holiday of the Celtic...

Insomnia Cookies opens in the West Chester Borough

Olivia Bortner, Special to the Quad

October 3, 2017


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It’s the unfortunate reality that every college student must face at some point: you can’t bring your grandma with you to school. Of all the sad things this entails, perhaps missing her homemade baked goods is the worst of all. But luckily for you, Insomnia Cookies just opened in downtown West Chester...

Tearing away the shroud of invisibility

Caroline Fritz, Special to the Quad

October 3, 2017


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Barbara Gittings was a highly influential lesbian activist of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and 70s. Gittings organized the New York chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, a social group for lesbians, edited the national DOB magazine The Ladder from 1963 to 1966, participated in the first gay picket line at the...

Your guide to budget traveling

Kaitlyn Blair, Special to the Quad

October 3, 2017


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You want to travel, but you’re broke. I get it. You daydream of margaritas on the beach in Cancun and Sangria on a night out in Madrid. You see travel blogs popping up everywhere with pictures and accounts of adventures that make you green with envy. You’re always tempted by those EF College break...

KALY adds personality to town

Amanda Saleh, Features Editor

October 3, 2017


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There are a lot of things that change in West Chester from year to year or even season to season. However, there’s one thing that remains constant: the open invitation that KALY Clothing, located at 37 W. Gay Street, has provided customers for the past 29 years. KALY has been owned by Polly Zobel...

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