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WCU hosts Date a Dog event

WCU hosts Date a Dog event

Mackenzie Haverdink, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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Kisses—that is puppy kisses—were all around this past Valentine’s Day, as many students attended the “Date a Dog Event” which was held in Sykes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hosts of the event were the Brandywine Valley SPCA and the WCU Alternative Break Trips. For the small fee of $3, students...

Florida faces third deadliest school shooting in US history

Florida faces third deadliest school shooting in US history

Samantha Walsh and Halle Nelson

February 19, 2018


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“Morris believes that ‘the Second Amendment has become more important than our citizens’ safety.’”

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Governor Wolf rejects new districting boundaries

Alex Shakhazizian, Asst. News Editor

February 19, 2018


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On Monday, Feb. 12, Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court denied a plea from Republican leaders to block the redistricting of Pennsylvania’s congressional map, allowing a court-ordered redrawing to proceed. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that the current drawing is unconstitutional...

Department of Education ignores transgender student complaints about bathrooms

Stacey Mills, Practicum Writer

February 19, 2018


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The U.S. Department of Education announced it will no longer take action against complaints by transgender students being banned from bathrooms conforming with their gender identity. This reverses the Obama administration’s direction to allow transgender students to use the public bathroom that...

WCU promotes heart health

WCU promotes heart health

Samantha Walsh, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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A Valentine’s Day themed presentation on women’s heart health was hosted in Sykes Ballroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Offering an array of heart-healthy, Valentine’s Day themed snacks, members of the Alphi Phi sorority joined Angelique Geronimo from the Office of Student Leadership and...

WCU Anthropology Club and Lambda Alpha Nu co-sponsor World Anthropology Day event

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

February 19, 2018


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On Thursday, Feb. 15, WCU Anthropology Club and Lambda Alpha Nu, the national honor society for anthropology students, sponsored West Chester’s celebration of World Anthropology Day 2018. According to Liz Strauss, Anthropology Club president and secretary of Lambda Alpha Nu, “Universities all over...

Only 50,000 of 30 million meals sent to Puerto Rico

Only 50,000 of 30 million meals sent to Puerto Rico

Alex Shakhazizian, Asst. News Editor

February 12, 2018


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Hurricane Maria shut down ports on the island which provided the population with 85 percent of its food supply, flattened farms and shut down the majority of supermarkets. As such, FEMA became responsible for providing aid for all Puerto Ricans.

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Solitary confinement for death row inmates debated amid lawsuit

Halle Nelson, News Editor

February 12, 2018


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In Harrisburg, Pa. at Graterford and Greene state prisons, five inmates on death row have sued, challenging the policy of solitary confinement. They were assisted by the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union, the Pittsburgh-based Abolitionist Studies Project and three law firms. The inmates involved...

WCU encourages precautions during flu season

Ryan Bednash, Practicum Writer

February 12, 2018


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It’s that time of year again when the flu is prevalent, especially throughout college campuses. West Chester University has many students who are getting the flu, however, there are various precautions one can take to help avoid getting sick, but the best by far is getting the flu shot. According...

WCU hosts Black Lives Matter poetry slam

WCU hosts Black Lives Matter poetry slam

Olivia Bortner, Copy Editor

February 12, 2018


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Over 50 students, faculty and staff spent the first Monday night of this year’s Black History Month furiously snapping their fingers in response to their peers reciting verses about topical subjects such as racism, hate and Trayvon Martin under a lone spotlight in Sykes Theater. On Monday, Feb....

WCU discusses sexual assault and football culture

WCU discusses sexual assault and football culture

Emily Drossman, Special to the Quad

February 12, 2018


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The National Bureau of Economic research . . . found that sexual assaults on campus spiked the same days of Division 1 football games.

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WCU kicks off sustainability programs for 2018

Emily Rodden, Special to the Quad

February 12, 2018


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“We have to start thinking of the sustainability of a physically growing population and the effects of these increasing expenditures on the state of mental health care in this country.”

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