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How technology is changing the way that children think

Marie Bray, Special to the Quad

October 30, 2017


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Thinking is what makes us human. It enables us to reflect, reason and draw conclusions as well as communicate, create, build and become civilized. Our ability to think starts off with what we observe, learn and remember as children. Before the early 2000s hit, children learned these concepts by experiences...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Happy homecoming/Halloween week and weekend! Yeah—homecoming and Halloween on the same weekend? It’s bound to be tons of fun, but make sure to be responsible and stay safe! I can’t believe October has already come and almost gone, yet here we are, almost on the cusp of November. As...

Importance of small business

John Auer, Special to the Quad

October 24, 2017


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A small business represents someone’s achieved dreams. What was your dream as a kid? Did you want to be a ballerina or a doctor? Some want to make the best pizza around. Some people want to run their own event planning company right from their living room. When you walk into these businesses and exchange...

The case for decriminalization

Chris Cunningham, Special to the Quad

October 24, 2017


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America’s prison population is out of control. America has the highest imprisonment rate in the world. 714 out of every 100,000 people are incarcerated, and the next closest competitor is Russia with 532 per 100,000. I hope we can all agree those numbers are simply not acceptable and something must...

#MeToo trend sweeps Twitter

Abby Goss, Practicum Writer

October 24, 2017


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Thousands of women and men across the country have been sharing their stories of sexual assault and harassment alongside the hashtag #MeToo. Over the weekend, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Milano’s goal ...

Studying memes academically

Alexander Habbert, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Nearly all millennials today are at least somewhat familiar with memes. Memes comprise the majority of social media feeds for many, whether from dedicated meme creators or just friends who create and share them to convey something themselves. They may even be used as a form of advertisement for clubs...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful fall break; I know I sure didn’t. What with school work, catching up with friends and family and trying to fit in as much as I could, it flew by before I could even relax. But hey, Thanksgiving break is right around the corner…...

Regulations on business

Sam Dugan, Special to the Quad

October 15, 2017


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In a time of political polarization, it can be reassuring when the left and the right actually agree on an issue. One such consensus on a problem is the recognition of crony capitalism, where big business and government work together in their own interests through systems of reciprocal favors. A great...

Weinstein disgraced

Michael Plummer, Op-Ed Editor

October 15, 2017


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When news broke last week of movie mogul and Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse and misconduct, the reaction from Hollywood and the entertainment industry was simple—deny, deny, deny. In the wake of the story’s breaking, Hollywood’s silence was deafening. The news...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Well, October is here and so is cool weather! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already put in an inordinate amount of time into planning out my Halloween costumes. October also means fall break, so we won’t be publishing an issue next week. In any case, make sure to check...

The other side of Nixon

Michael Plummer, Op-Ed Editor

October 3, 2017


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In the seventh of the biblical beatitudes, Christ told his disciples: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Quite rightly, this verse follows praise for the pure of heart; for only in the absence of malice may one foster peace. President Richard Nixon is...

Why I stand

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

October 3, 2017


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In mid-September of 1814, American lawyer Francis Scott Key sat aboard a British naval vessel right outside the Baltimore Harbor and watched as the enemy rained down “[bombs] bursting in air” on American troops. This night would bear the images that inspired the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Key...

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