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President Fiorentino delivers state of the university address

Halle Nelson, News Editor

September 17, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 14, West Chester University held this year’s welcome back address from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Asplundh Concert Hall. Hosted by WCU President Christopher Fiorentino, the event focused on accomplishments from the students and faculty as well as plans for the new year. A...

Climate change contributes to Hurricane Irma

Regan Wilson, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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On Aug. 30, the National Hurricane Center, NHC, classified Tropical Storm Irma. By Sept. 4, Irma was considered a Category 4 hurricane, which then strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane with record wind speeds of 175 mph the next day. Hurricane Irma sustained 185 mph wind for 37 hours, becoming the...

WCU carries out DACA learn-in

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

September 17, 2017


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This Wednesday, Sept. 13, students gathered into the Sykes auditorium to attend the Defend DACA Learn-In co-sponsored by the Psychology Club, the Political Science department, Students for a Democratic Society and the Sexuality and Gender Alliance. The event, whose goal was to help those who attended...

Coatesville to hold second annual grand prix

Amanda Saleh, Features Editor

September 17, 2017


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COATESVILLE, PA. -- On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, the city of Coatesville will be hosting the 2nd Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix Festival throughout their historic downtown area. The event will feature a grand prix automobile derby, food trucks, live music and a beer garden for...

Local deaf church travels to Jamaica

Halle Nelson, News Editor

September 17, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 7, Christ The King Deaf Church began their fifth annual 10-day mission trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. For this trip, they sought to donate school supplies, cash gifts, a Bible curriculum, books, medical supplies, medicine and tuition grants. All of it was directed toward the Jamaican...

WCU renovates Sykes Student Union for new year

Taylor Stenroos, Practicum Writer

September 17, 2017


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After a summer of construction, Sykes Student Union is officially up and running. Upperclassmen returning to campus this year saw a walk-in setup very different from last year’s. Sykes has given its information desk and food court an upgraded layout for students to experience. The Sykes front desk...

WCU kicks off study abroad fair

Hannah Tollen, Practicum Writer

September 17, 2017


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On Wednesday, Sept. 13, West Chester University conducted its annual Study Abroad Fair in the Sykes Ballrooms from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Programs from all over the country came to encourage students to study abroad in their program. West Chester University provides both faculty-led programs and exchange...

WCU responds to DACA decision

Aaron Gallant, Special to the Quad

September 11, 2017


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On Tuesday, Sept. 5, President Trump signed an executive order ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, also known as the Dreamer program, which went into effect June 12, 2012. The program at present offers work permits to 800,000 undocumented immigrants who entered...

West Chester community reacts to Hurricane Harvey

Grace Harvey, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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On Friday, Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey, a category four tropical storm, touched down on the gulf of Texas and devastated the area. Harvey started northeast of Corpus Christi, making its way towards Louisiana over the course of six days. An overwhelming 33 trillion gallons of water rained down on Texas,...

WCU holds fall Involvement Fair

Erin McFeeters, Practicum Writer

September 11, 2017


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West Chester University hosted their biannual Involvement Fair on the academic quad from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Over 200 student-led organizations lined the sidewalks surrounding the quad hoping to meet the students of West Chester University. The fair provides an opportunity for all...

Kennett Square hosts Mushroom Festival

Halle Nelson, News Editor

September 11, 2017


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On Sept. 9-10, Kennett Square held its 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. Kennett Square, known as the mushroom capital of the world, provides the United States with over 65 percent of mushrooms consumed every year. Mushroom enthusiasts from near and far flock to the small town festival with an average of...

WCUR undergoes changes for the new year

Kinjal Shah, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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WCUR, 91.7FM—West Chester University’s radio station—is a student-run, non-profit radio station that broadcasts a broad range of entertainment from alternative music to sports talk shows. The station has seen numerous changes over the past summer, including new furniture and new microphone stands...

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