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The ideology of censorship

Sam Dugan, Special to the Quad

October 3, 2017


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A recent study of college students’ views on free speech conducted by the Brookings Institution produced shocking findings. Of 1,500 undergraduates polled from four-year institutions across the country, 44 percent thought that “hate speech” was not a constitutionally protected speech, only 39 percent...

Letter from the Editor

Lauren Detweiler, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2017


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Dear West Chester, Happy fall! I know I mentioned how excited I was in my last letter, but the excitement has doubled since it’s now official. Be sure to check out Casey Meyer’s article “Five Ways to ‘Fall’ in Love around West Chester” on page 11; it has wonderful ways to get in that fall...

Fighting ISIS

Salvatore Pinero, Practicum Writer

September 24, 2017


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For over 25 years the U.S. has played its hand in the Middle East. First, we deployed troops and aid to defend Kuwait against Saddam Hussein, then as retaliation for 9/11 and now to stop the spread of ISIS. With polarizing politics on the homefront and an aggressive back-and-forth with North Korea,...

Five reasons to join WCUR FM

Alexandra Leff, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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A radio station is a place where everybody can feel like they belong. It doesn’t matter what genre of music or artist you listen to because there’s a chance you will find another person who listens to the same thing. It’s a peaceful place music lovers dream of where the anxiety and stress of...

The war on the individual

Sam Dugan, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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Recent events in Charlottesville, Va. have sparked a lot of talk about identity politics. The usual narrative about Charlottesville is that the alt-right side of the violence was caused by the election of Donald Trump. While convenient and simple, that story barely begins to explain what is going on....

Why everyone should take a dance class

Alyssa Palumbo, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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As we progress through college, there are bound to be unforgettable and beneficial experiences that we will remember throughout the rest of our lives. Some of these may include joining a Greek organization, meeting your best friends and discovering yourself and what you are truly passionate about. For...

Former W.H. spokesman Spicer vindicated at 69th Emmys

Gabe Sagherian, Special to the Quad

September 24, 2017


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Two Sundays past marked the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. For the 69th year in a row, the cast and crew of the best in T.V. production came together for a hefty dose of self-congratulation and bootlicking—a night that first-time host Stephen Colbert introduced as “us celebrating us.” Now,...

On the subtle nationalism of familiar rhetoric

Alexander Habbert, Staff Writer

September 24, 2017


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There are a variety of commonly used phrases in news media when discussing political ideas. Even as an avid nonwatcher of news, I can name several off the top of my head. These phrases are usually succinct ways to put across a positive message of what a politician plans to influence government to do...

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

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...

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