Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

Dear West Chester,

I wanted to start off my letter by giving a huge thanks to everyone who contributed this week along with all of our great section editors who have been working extra hard to get more content for The Quad. Compared to our little issue of 20 pages last week, we have a whopping 32-page issue this week! Rest assured, there’s plenty of great writing to peruse here.

Additionally, I wanted to start using my letters to highlight some cool things happening on campus that deserve a little extra attention. In light of the most recent school shooting in Florida which marked the 30th mass shooting in the U.S. this year alone, consider attending a meeting on ending gun violence by focusing on our local community and what can be feasibly done on the local level. The meeting is this Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Sykes 209 and is being held on behalf of a group of students, many of them YES (youth empowerment studies) minors, led by Dr. Hannah Ashley. For those who have further questions, it is encouraged to stop by Main 209, the RUCCAS/Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies office.

I’d like to make this a trend that I promote important events in my letter, so if you’re a part of a student organization and would like to have your event featured, email QuadEIC@wcupa.edu with pertinent information. This is highly encouraged for all campus organizations! For those who may just flip past, we do have a calendar of weekly campus events located directly before our center spread (now creative commons), so even if it doesn’t make it into my letter, The Quad would be more than happy to advertise your organization’s event in that manner.

As I’ve mentioned in my last few letters, The Quad is working on some new projects, one of which being podcasting! The Quad was fortunate enough to be able to purchase some brand new podcasting equipment, so if that’s something that interests you, feel free to email me at QuadEIC@wcupa.edu and I can get you in contact with our multimedia editor, Sunny.

Lastly, I’d like to make a very exciting announcement: The Quad will officially be transitioning to a smaller version of broadsheet (17.5” x 11.5”) either next week or the week after spring break! Though the whole process has caused quite a bit of chaos and confusion around the office and has been generally up in the air, we are all very excited to finally be making this change. In these last few weeks of tabloid layout, our photography editor, Alex, has been playing around with different formats, so get ready to say goodbye and officially say hello to our new and improved newspaper!

As always, have a wonderful week, West Chester. Spring break is on the horizon, so hold tight through upcoming midterms and this endless rainy weather—a much-needed break is on the way!

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