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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...

JFK files reveal CIA plots, assassination warnings, Oswald and Ruby connections

JFK files reveal CIA plots, assassination warnings, Oswald and Ruby connections

Alexander Shakhazizian, Special to the Quad

November 19, 2017


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Nov. 22, 1963 was the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in his presidential motorcade driving down Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Almost 30 years after the fact, George H.W. Bush signed the President JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 which directed the National Archives...

Opioid crisis further affects Philadelphia and West Chester

Opioid crisis further affects Philadelphia and West Chester

Christopher Sheehan, Special to the Quad

November 19, 2017


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In recent years, Philadelphia has experienced a rise in opioid use that has been affecting the city and surrounding areas as well. As of this past September, it is thought that on average, at least 55,000 Philadelphians are abusing opioids and some say it’s only starting to get worse. In the neighborhood...

WCU women meet to build up their resumes

WCU women meet to build up their resumes

Olivia Bortner, Special to the Quad

November 19, 2017


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On Friday, Nov. 17, the Twardowski Career Development Center hosted a resume-building event in Sykes Ballroom. The event, “Brewing Up a Good Resume,” was part of the Women Leading Up series presented by The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement and sponsored by Enterprise Holdings. The...

Quad News Minute 11/15/17

Quad News Minute 11/15/17

Danielle Craven, Quad Mobile Journalist

November 15, 2017


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

Democrats sweep recent elections

Max James, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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On Tuesday, Nov. 7, West Chester joined many precincts, counties and states in the country for the 2017 elections. These included races for mayors, treasurers, wards and in some cases (outside of Pennsylvania), governors. The results (locally and nationally) of these elections indicate a sweep of...

Students hurt in hit-and-run

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

November 14, 2017


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On Monday, Nov. 6 at approximately 9 a.m., two West Chester University students were struck by a vehicle while waiting at the bus stop across from S Lot on South Campus. The vehicle then proceeded to drive away from the scene and crash into a student’s vehicle on North Campus. A “CBS Philadelphia”...

Local activists fight to halt future pipeline

Kelly Witman, Practicum Writer

November 14, 2017


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In the weeks prior to local elections, activists worked to change the future of Sunoco’s pipelines by canvassing for anti-pipeline candidates, rallying and bringing postcards from concerned citizens to Governor Wolf at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kaitlin Battiste, a fourth-year English...

Trump administration cuts birth control access

Trump administration cuts birth control access

Erin McFeeters and Alexa Brennan

November 14, 2017


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President Donald J. Trump is giving employers the opportunity to deny contraception coverage to their female employees. Come January, employers can renew their health insurance plans. Included is the allowance of denying women coverage for birth control. “Birth control is a basic health care...

Gunman shoots dozens in Texas church

Alexander Shakhazizian, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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On Sunday, Nov. 5, a gunman entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherlands Springs, Texas and killed 26 people and injured 20. He was then chased down and shot twice in the leg and torso by local residents when he tried to escape in his Ford Explorer. He proceeded to lose control and crash after...

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