The Quad

Matthew 24 returns to WCU

Grant Mannis, Special to The Quad

April 29, 2017


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Throughout the semester, we have played host to a small group of religious speakers. Routinely setting themselves up in the academic quad, the group has attempted to “enlighten” students and faculty about the sins members of our community have committed. In their opinion, the only way to save...

Political correctness on campus

Dean Cahill, Special to The Quad

April 29, 2017


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With rise in both the scope and prevalence of Matthew 24’s visits to the West Chester University academic quad, I felt that it is time to open a real dialogue on political correctness on WCU’s campus. While I have personally never felt that my right to speak freely has been threatened, I do not...

Conflict in Middle East

April 28, 2017


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First it was Syria, now it’s Afghanistan. President Donald Trump has finally gotten his sweet taste of war, but will he know when to stop? Without the consent of Congress, Trump unleashed his wrath upon both Syria and Afghanistan in the form of missiles and a non-nuclear bomb. On April 6, Trump...

Authoritarianism and the Turkish state

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer

April 28, 2017


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European leaders must unite for the future of global democracy in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s illiberal government. With Washington now uninterested in pushing liberal democratic ideals, it is incumbent of the European Union to lead the way towards democracy, openness and liberalism...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2017


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Dear West Chester, I am having some trouble writing this week’s letter, for this is my last one. After reevaluating my schedule and overall life decisions, I have decided to resign from my position as Editor-in-Chief from The Quad. This decision has nothing to do with the wonderful people who work...

Greek Week contributes to Camp Dreamcatcher

Breanna Connell, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017


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Each year each fraternity and sorority competes in something called Greek Week. Even though this year will be run a little differently, each organization comes together to raise money for Camp Dreamcatcher, an organization that serves as a therapeutic and educational camp for children infected with or...

Republican administration instigates conflict in Syria

Robert Scott, Practicum Writer

April 11, 2017


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On Thursday, April 6, President Donald Trump authorized a Tomahawk missile strike on the Shayrat Syrian Arab Army Air Base near the city of Homs in southwest Syria from a U.S. Navy Destroyer somewhere in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This was in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian...

Snipping savings: The merits of discount shopping

Caroline Remelius, Special to The Quad

April 11, 2017


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Buying groceries or other daily necessities can definitely add up, especially for a college student with limited funds. However, there is one way to cut costs that most people don’t take advantage of, and that is using coupons. For the purpose of this article, a coupon will include any physical...

Why everyone should watch “13 Reasons Why”

Erin King, Practicum Writer

April 10, 2017


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As my boyfriend and I sat on the couch contemplating what to watch on Netflix, a task never without an argument, we stumbled across a new Netflix original series. That series was called “13 Reasons Why.” Personally, I am not one for starting a new show while in the middle of another, but this...

Student life: Finding the right organization for you

Elizabeth Gibson, Distribution Manager

April 10, 2017


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Like every college, West Chester University has a lot of different entities and parts of student life. For some, their majors and school work can take up all their time; for others, part-time or even full-time jobs can be a focus because of financial reasons or simply to pay for school. Certainly, the...

Academic advisors relieve scheduling stress

Alex Libutti, Practicum Writer

April 10, 2017


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Scheduling time. That time of year where you have to wake up at 8 a.m. on the days you don’t start until 4:25 or sit in the back of your class on your laptop, silently cursing under your breath while your teacher stares you down. It’s that time of year where tensions are high, and many people take...

Letter from the Editor

Samantha Mineroff, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2017


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Dear West Chester, What a week it has been! I am still star-struck after meeting Laurie Halse Anderson, author of “Speak,” “Wintergirls,” “Fever 1793,” “Twisted” and countless others. Her works have had a huge effect on adolescent readers (including myself), addressing topics that...

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