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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...

Explaining Christianity:

Explaining Christianity:

Sam Dugan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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In modern times, religion is on the decline. We are very skeptical, and often cynical, when considering the topic of religion, and we are quick to reject it entirely. We give plenty of reasons for dismissing religion, and we are quick to explain it away. Here I would like to demonstrate that religion,...

How not to respond to sexual assault allegations

How not to respond to sexual assault allegations

Katie Ryan, Practicum Writer

November 6, 2017


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A little past midnight on Oct. 30, Buzzfeed released an article that shook up Hollywood’s already crippling stance on sexual assault. The flurry of sexual assault and harassment accusations that followed the Harvey Weinstein scandal truly showed how common of an occurrence sexual assault is. However,...

Paul Manafort indicted:

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

November 6, 2017


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Poor judgment is the apex of accusations against then-candidate Trump due to recent disclosures in the Mueller investigation. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, a business associate of Manafort’s, were both indicted for tax fraud this past week. Trump reacted to the...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Happy Halloween! I hope you all had tons of (but not too much) fun this past weekend what with Halloween and homecoming both being celebrated across town. I can hardly believe November is here—it seems like just yesterday that my favorite month, October, was finally rolling around...

War with North Korea:

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

October 30, 2017


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Around 4 a.m. on June 25, 1950 over 75,000 North Korean troops marched into U.S.-backed South Korea with the goal of spreading communism to the entire peninsula. This would spark the forgotten war, a conflict that technically never ended. Military delegations from the United Nations Command, China...

Retail mentality

Alexander Breth, Asst. Photography Editor

October 30, 2017


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If you’ve ever worked in retail, you’ve probably heard this phrase a thousand times over: “I want to speak with your manager”: the battle-cry of the unsatisfied customer—or more times than not, a far worse entity. However, before diving into a social media-esque rant about how much people...

Video games: good or bad?

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

October 30, 2017


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Who do you picture upon hearing the term “gamer”? An introvert who seldom emerges from the cavern of his/her parents’ basement? How about the fifth richest person in the world? An aerospace mogul poised on colonizing Mars? That’s right, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and many other unlikely magnates...

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