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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 10, 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

Why Trump is right on DACA

Richard Saunders, Special to the Quad

September 10, 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 10, 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

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...

Gorka in hot water

Gorka in hot water

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer

May 1, 2017


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When I first saw his awful, ugly, goateed face on Fox News, I said to myself, "Who the hell is this belligerent, arrogant, condescending beast with nothing insightful or intelligent to say?" I was certainly used to your run of the mill un-American gang of somehow-lovable-to Americans ethno nationalists,...

Yale grad students launch “symbolic” hunger strike

Yale grad students launch “symbolic” hunger strike

Silence Dogood, Special to the Quad

May 1, 2017


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Of the many classes to have justly or unjustly claimed to be the victims of subjugation in recent memory, college graduate students are unique in that their claim has some backing in tradition. As has been the butt of many jokes, graduate students typically receive a measly few thousand dollars in...

Rape culture on campus

Eryka Phillips, Special to the Quad

May 1, 2017


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The local West Chester newspaper, The Chester County Daily Local, published an article on April 18 titled: "WCU Student Testifies to Sexual Assault." This article outlined a horrific incident wherein a 20 year-old student went out to celebrate her birthday with a group of friends and woke up the next...

Postmodern thought in a liberal institution

Alexander Habbart, Staff Writer

April 29, 2017


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Colleges and universities, while primarily intended to be sites of intellectual growth, are often sites of social conflict and activist movements. A prime example is that of Matthew 24 repeatedly showing up to the quad, ruining what should be great weather, frisbees and so many dogs with accusations...

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