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Just breathe:

Just breathe:

Marie Bray, Practicum Writer

February 19, 2018


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As the fifth week of school is approaching, I bet you feel tired, stressed and anxious. Especially after the exciting win for the Philadelphia Eagles, I bet you pushed off some of your work so you were able to celebrate with the rest of the fans in town. Now, it is time to slowly come back to reality...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


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Dear West Chester, I hope you all enjoyed our five seconds of spring this past week; those two 65-degree days were nice, but of course mother nature doesn’t decide these things—Punxsutawney Phil does, and he has spoken. As far as Quad-related things go, this is by far our smallest issue yet,...

Diversity is not our strength

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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“What makes us strong as a people is the same thing that makes any group or any team strong—unity and trust.”

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Take it easy

Take it easy

E. Austin Matthews, Special to the Quad

February 12, 2018


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Start slow. Don’t put all your free time into one thing, but rather move up to it gradually.

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Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


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Dear West Chester, Well, quite a lot has happened since we put together our previous issue last Sunday. Or, more appropriately, one huge thing happened: The Eagles won the Super Bowl! Though I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, I can’t deny that I was pretty excited for the Eagles’ first-ever...

Tweets, texts and top secrets

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

February 12, 2018


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A memorandum, supported by the GOP and “declassified on order of the President,” was made available to the public this past week. Donald F. McGahn, counsel to the President, wrote to Devin Nunes (R-CA), the author of the memo, that releasing it “would serve the public interest.” For weeks,...

Negative pride and the allure of social justice

Negative pride and the allure of social justice

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Over fifty years ago, former President Lyndon Johnson said, “You do not take a man who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, saying you are free to compete with all the others.” In other words, equality of opportunity is not enough. Instead,...

New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions

Amanda Mills, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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We can start again the minute we roll out of bed, or even with our very next breath. It’s a new day and I resolve to live it abundantly.

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Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2018


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Dear West Chester, Welcome back! I hope all of your winter breaks were restful and fun, and that you’re ready to get back into the swing of the semester. We have a lot of exciting things underway here at The Quad. First, we’re looking to expand our writer pool and offer a columnist position,...

Trump’s state of the union

Trump’s state of the union

Ryan Kutzler, Special to the Quad

February 5, 2018


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On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Trump addressed the nation from Capitol Hill in his first State of the Union Address. With the current administration being as unpredictable as it is, no one knew what to expect. In some ways Trump’s speech surprised many, but it also contained much of the usual rhetoric...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Happy holidays! Well, this is officially it—our eleventh and last issue of The Quad for the semester. As we’ve come to our last issue, I’ve been reflecting on this semester at The Quad; I can’t believe it was only back in September that I tackled my first issue as editor-in-chief...

Community policing

Community policing

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

December 3, 2017


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“It is ‘important for police departments to be transparent,’ and that through accountability officers can gain trust and confidence from the communities they serve.”

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