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Don’t touch our hair

Don’t touch our hair

Danaé Reid and Milan White

April 23, 2018


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Black hair is magical. It defies gravity, dances against the wind and grows high above our heads towards the sun. Its texture takes on multiple life forms. Its tenacity resembles electricity, its strength is akin to tornadoes and its spiral reminds us of whirlwinds. Our hair is so versatile that it’s l...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2018


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Dear West Chester, Wow, this is going to be a hard one—this is officially my last issue as editor-in-chief of The Quad. Reflecting on this last year, I am so incredibly proud of the student journalism that has happened here, not to mention the great passion, drive and commitment that this staff and ...

My experience with sisterhood

Danaé Reid, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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“Before joining my sorority, I had numerous perceptions about sisterhood that were flawed.”

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Evolution and you

Evolution and you

Brandon Langston, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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“If you want to know anything about who you are, you’ll need to know something about where you came from.”

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Wage-ing war:

Alexander Breth, Photography Editor

April 23, 2018


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Last week, in an editorial entitled “Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts (Young) Workers”, my colleague Michael made some valid arguments regarding the current state of the minimum wage across the country. While I am inclined to agree with him in most of these examples, I think his opinion is too unilat...

Raising the minimum wage hurts (young) workers

Michael Plummer, Op-ed Editor

April 16, 2018


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Unpaid internships are the minimum wage jobs of rich kids. Follow me on this. Internships are supposed to be valuable because even though you’re mostly doing menial tasks (getting coffee, answering the phones, etc.) you also learn valuable lessons and skills necessary to succeed in your career. In ...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2018


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Dear West Chester, Hello! I hope you’re all still riding the high of this 80-degree weekend we just had; there’s just something indescribable about finally being able to walk outside without a coat on, and, dare I say it, in shorts and sandals. For those of you who haven’t yet heard, the newly-f...

Letter to the Editor

Margaret Betz, Special to the Quad

April 16, 2018


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To the Editor: My biggest disappointment in reading the recent “Rethinking White Privilege” is how much it coasts on tribal stereotypes of progressive political activism and how little detail it offers about specific policies or positions that supposedly make white persons tools “for revolution...

How to recognize your greatness

How to recognize your greatness

Danaé Reid

April 16, 2018


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We live in a society that encourages self-love and appreciation—but only to a certain extent. As children, we are constantly reminded of how smart, attractive, talented and good we are by our elders, but it seems that once we begin to grow up and acknowledge these qualities for ourselves, we tend to be...

Author’s response to “A response to ‘Breaking the orthodoxy'”

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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"Political correctness is about drawing borders between opinions which are ideologically acceptable and those which are unacceptable, between ideas which are allowable and those which are unallowable."

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White feminism versus intersectionality

April 16, 2018


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"[White feminism] is a brand of feminism that diminishes or erases the voices and experience of those who are not white, cisgendered ... and/or heterosexual."

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A response to “breaking the orthodoxy”

Kate MacDonald, Special to the Quad

April 9, 2018


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"There are zero 'reasonable, alternative perspective[s]' brought to the table to enlighten those of us who may be trapped in the bubble of 'political correctness.'"

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