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Sinkhole opens up due to pipeline construction

Kelly Witman, Special to the Quad

December 4, 2017


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“The incident, referred to as an ‘inadvertent return,’ was caused by Sunoco’s horizontal directional drilling that released about 1,500 gallons of drilling mud—a mixture of bentonite clay and water—on Allen’s property, forming an eight-by-eight-foot sinkhole.”

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Massage Envy Spas accused of sexual misconduct by over 180 women nationwide

Christopher Sheehan, Special to the Quad

December 4, 2017


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Over 180 women across the United States have accused nationwide massage and therapeutic business Massage Envy Spa of sexual misconduct. The franchising business that reels in over $1.5 billion in revenue a year, has over 1,200 locations nationwide and holds over one million customers took a crushing...

Four residents found dead after retirement home fire

Halle Nelson, News Editor

December 4, 2017


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A five-alarm fire broke out at West Chester senior living facility Barclay Friends on Nov. 16. Flames reportedly reached up to over 50 feet. The Philly Inquirer reports that over 400 responders arrived at the scene to help with the rescue efforts. The Philly Inquirer further says that West Chester...

Socialists meet in Philly to discuss Russian Revolution impact

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

December 4, 2017


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“‘We must provide alternatives and embrace, as Lenin embraced, these alternative living breathing structures: councils, militias, organizations that represent an alternative space growing a new world in the shell of the old.’”

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WCU recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

WCU recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Erin McFeeters and Alexa Brennan

December 4, 2017


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“‘If there’s anything that trans people should be remembered by, it’s their dauntless attitude that keeps them surviving.’”

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Final mental health forum educates about anxiety

Mackenzie Haverdink, Special to the Quad

December 4, 2017


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“According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, about 75 percent of mental illnesses develop by age 24, with one in five college students being reported to develop a mental condition during their college years.”

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West Chester carries out annual Christmas parade

Casey Tobias, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


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About 40,000 people turned out for the 38th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1. Hosted by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the parade kicked off on Market Street around 7:15 p.m. QVC hosts Jennifer Coffey and Dan Hughes provided commentary throughout the night,...

English department contemplates changes to major

John Angiolillo, Special to the Quad

December 3, 2017


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There are some possible changes being made to West Chester University’s English curriculum that could have a major impact for current and future students. “We have been discussing replacing the two-track system for English majors,” said English Professor William Nessly. Non-Education Majors...

Quad News Minute 11/29/17

Quad News Minute 11/29/17

Danielle Craven, Quad Mobile Journalist

November 29, 2017


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Here's Danielle with this week's news update!

WCU reacts to retirement home inferno

WCU reacts to retirement home inferno

Halle Nelson, News Editor

November 20, 2017


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West Chester, Pennsylvania made national headlines on Thursday, Nov. 16 in response to a fire at West Chester’s Barclay Friends Senior Community. The five-alarm fire was quickly dealt with by firefighters and officials who worked throughout the night to aid the 160 combined staff and residents. ABC6...

Herrin wins 2017 mayoral election with record turnout

Julien Sherwood, Special to the Quad

November 20, 2017


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On Nov. 7, the city of West Chester voted Dianne Herrin as the borough’s new mayor in the first contested mayoral race since 2013 when Carolyn Comitta, now a State Representative, ran as a Democrat while also garnering write-in votes as a Republican. Herrin won the election with a vote count of...

WCU hosts intersectionality conference

Samantha Walsh, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


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Diversity is a tool which provides perspective and challenging discussions across settings. It allows for a wide array of voices to be heard and uplifted. The 2017 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) State Summit conference at West Chester University titled “Intersectionality: Moving...

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