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Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2017


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Dear West Chester, I hope all is going well with classes so far! It’s crazy that three weeks have already flown by; before we know it, it will officially be fall (I know I personally can’t wait). Fall is my absolute favorite season: cool breezes, burnt-colored leaves, chunky sweaters and scarves,...

Authenticity in politics:

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2017


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It was brought to my attention recently by an article in The Quad “What Was Wrong with 2016” that one of the reasons Trump was so successful in his campaign, despite his audacity and coarseness, is that he was, and continues to be, authentic; authentically crude, maybe, but authentic nonetheless. People...

Defending the indefensible

Sam Dugan, Special to the Quad

September 17, 2017


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American economist Thomas Sowell famously said, “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” There is perhaps no clearer demonstration of this than...

Sonic the Hedgehog makes a comeback

Drew Mattiola, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


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I’ll cut right to the chase: I love the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise no more and no less than I did when the first installment was released on the Sega Genesis in the early 1990s. From the moment the blue hedgehog became the flagship mascot for Sega Games Co., Ltd. in 1991, myself and countless others...

Charlottesville statues

Aaron Gallant, Distribution Manager

September 17, 2017


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Charlottesville, Va. has served as the epicenter of only the latest in a year’s long series of political tremors that have shaken the nation. The exact point which initiated the controversy was the statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park. In April of 2016 Charlottesville’s...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Welcome back! I hope everyone had wonderful summer vacations and is (at least semi) ready to get back to classes. I know it’s such a cliché, but summer truly flew by this year; perhaps that’s because it will be my senior year this time around. For those of you who are freshmen,...

Why Trump is right on DACA

Richard Saunders, Special to the Quad

September 11, 2017


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday, Sept. 5 the White House’s plans to formally rescind former President Barack Obama’s executive order amnesty program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). President Donald Trump will end the program in March, giving Congress six months to draft...

NFL: the rise of tanking

Drew Mattiola, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


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No one wants to be the worst team in professional sports, let alone be a bad team. In the NFL, being the worst franchise is far from appealing and isn’t pleasant to watch, especially as a spectator. A regular season is only defined by 16 games, unlike baseball and basketball where the games are innumerable...

The problem with 2016

Dean Cahill, Staff Writer

September 10, 2017


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So here we are, nine months into Trump’s presidency. I could talk about his policies and their implications, the rising tensions between white nationalists and antifa or even make half-hearted jabs at the scandals that rocked the GOP long before they won the White House; but indicting President Trump’s...

Attorney general press conference fails to live up to expectations

Casey Tobias, Staff Writer

September 10, 2017


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When I was invited to attend Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s press conference at West Chester University on Thursday, Aug. 31, I immediately jumped onto the opportunity and naturally found myself looking forward to it. It was around 11 a.m. in Sykes 10A when Shapiro announced a campus...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Hello! I'm so excited to be writing my first official "Letter from the Editor." To quickly introduce myself, my name is Lauren and I'm a third-year English major with minors in Web Tech and Applications and Communications. I've worked for The Quad since I was a freshman, starting...

13 reasons why not

Samantha Mineroff, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


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It's no secret that people have been raving about the new Netflix original series, "13 Reasons Why." There are countless listicles and articles on social media that both put this show on a pedestal and tear it apart. I'm going to do neither, and simply give my own personal critique of this show. A...

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