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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...

Sykes plans future renovations

John Angiolillo, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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Over this past summer, the Sykes Student Union Building underwent renovations in an effort to improve dining accommodations for students and faculty members. However, this is just the first part of a long-term plan to make Sykes Student Union a safe-haven for the student body of West Chester University. According...

WCU discusses historical context of Islamophobia

WCU discusses historical context of Islamophobia

Travis Martel, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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The Islamophobia in Perspectives series continued with its third of four lectures. Each lecture has a guest speaker exploring the historical context of Islamophobia and how Islamophobia shapes contemporary discourse of religion, culture, race and gender. The third series was entitled “Islamophobia:...

MSA, Hillel and Cru host Interfaith Sisters Night

MSA, Hillel and Cru host Interfaith Sisters Night

Amanda Mills, Special to the Quad

November 14, 2017


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Sixteen women huddle in a living room off Sharpless street, laughing, chatting, chowing down on pizza, cookies, chips and guacamole. Hugs and smiles abound as more women enter in and join the group. They go around the room and introduce themselves, stating which Disney princess they identify with, their...

Fiorentino meets with students to discuss DNA project

Fiorentino meets with students to discuss DNA project

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

November 14, 2017


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West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino held a fireside chat on Monday night with students who participated in the “DNA Discussion Project,” discussing their stories and gaining insight to the impact of the project. Gathered out on the back porch of Tanglewood, the president’s estate,...

Quad News Minute 11/8/17

Quad News Minute 11/8/17

Danielle Craven, Quad Mobile Journalist

November 8, 2017


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Here's Danielle Craven with this weeks news minute!

Former WCU student found guilty of attempted rape

Former WCU student found guilty of attempted rape

Mackenzie Haverdink, Special to the Quad

November 6, 2017


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A sexual assault that occurred on campus on April 1, 2016 was put to rest on Oct. 25, 2017 as the trial came to a close. Former student, Austin Eaddy, accompanied an intoxicated freshman into the New Street Parking Garage in 2016. The victim of this crime wishes to remain anonymous. Eaddy was sexually...

Governor Wolf signs legislature to balance Pa. budget

Alexander Shakhazizian, Practicum Writer

November 6, 2017


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On Monday, Oct. 30, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf signed off on several pieces of legislature needed to balance Pennsylvania’s proposed $32 billion budget that was approved on July 1 without a plan to pay for it. The Republican-controlled legislature has proposed legalizing and expanding online and...

Federal judge blocks transgender military ban

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

November 6, 2017


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On Monday, Oct. 30, District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Colleen Kollar-Kotelly blocked the ban on transgender people joining the military declared this July by the Trump administration. President Trump, who announced the ban in a series of tweets, originally said the ban was necessary...

Senate investigates social media giants in hearing

Erin McFeeters, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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The United States Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 1 regarding Russian ties with social media platforms surrounding the 2016 presidential election. “For months now the media has been fixated on the role social media platforms played in spreading disinformation and discord...

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