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Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Happy Thanksgiving! It’s that time we’ve all been waiting for: break! As the semester wraps up, I hope you’re all managing to stay on top of your school work and not go completely insane in the process. This semester seems to have been a stressful one for everybody, so take...

Al Franken busted

Al Franken busted

Michael Plummer, Op-Ed Editor

November 21, 2017


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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has come under fire since a photo surfaced last week of Franken appearing to grope and fondle an unconscious woman aboard a military aircraft. The woman in question, media personality and journalist Leann Tweeden, broke the story Thursday on her Los Angeles talk radio show. Tweeden...

How not to respond to sexual assault allegations: part two

How not to respond to sexual assault allegations: part two

Katie Ryan, Practicum Writer

November 21, 2017


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80 allegations against Harvey Weinstein, 20 plus allegations against Kevin Spacey and now 25 allegations against Mark Schwahn. Each day seems to start with another celebrity getting called out for their shady encounters. It’s a strange and uncomfortable scene in the entertainment world right now and...

What Jesus revealed:

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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One of the central aspects of Christianity is where it locates good and evil. We often like to think that the world is made up of good and bad people, and that we could eliminate evil from the world if we just got rid of the bad people. In this way, we often view ourselves as being on the side of the...

Technology and declining intellectualism:

Technology and declining intellectualism:

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

November 21, 2017


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In the wake of increasing social media and digital usage in American culture, one thing has become increasingly prevalent. In addition to the forming of a protective bubble around one’s own ideals and a focus on projecting a seamless, personal image to the world, Americans have developed a distinctive...

Adulting is hard

Adulting is hard

Katie Ryan, Practicum Writer

November 21, 2017


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“I don’t know how you guys are going to survive in the outside world.” That is an actual quote from one of my professors after a couple classmates and I started freaking out about an assignment that seemed too daunting to complete. Granted, it was an Interviewing and Networking class and the...

Revisiting Trump’s UN speech

Revisiting Trump’s UN speech

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

November 21, 2017


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In light of Trump’s recent visit to China and some of the comments that have been made, it seems appropriate to revisit some of his prior speeches. Looking back, it may be possible to trace a historicity of the President’s motivations and how it is indicative of a global issue. On Tuesday, Sept....

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


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Dear West Chester, I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving already—I’m nearly in shock. Though it will be a much needed break from school and the mass amounts of work that have been accruing, it’s insane to consider the semester is actually almost over. As a senior, it’s is really hitting...

President Trump:

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

November 12, 2017


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Since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump and his administration have accomplished a great deal. Mainstream media reports, Facebook comment sections and family dinner tables have disputed for over a year now whether or not Trump is doing a good job as the leader of the free world. Let’s...

Envy and resentment:

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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There is something very troubling about the radical left end of the political spectrum and many of us sense it. I use the radical left here as an umbrella term which encapsulates the calls for social justice, equity, equality, Marxism and Democratic Socialism. The common factor across these forms is...

Minimum wage and economics

Minimum wage and economics

Michael Plummer, Op-Ed Editor

November 12, 2017


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A livable wage. These three innocuous words have shaped congressional Democrats’ and progressive city councils’ fiscal policies for time immemorial. “Everyone, regardless of job type, deserves to be paid a wage at which they can sustain themselves,” they would argue. Former-President Obama...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Hello and happy November! With Halloween behind us and Daylight savings time settling in, it must mean the semester is wrapping up…or so one would hope. I know I’m personally swamped with assignments and tests left and right, but hey—five short weeks left! Plus, only two issues...

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