Category - Op-ed

Letter from the editor

Dear West Chester, December is often split between two different moods: the first is that of “holiday cheer”, a time of embracing warmth as the world around us darkens. The other...

The killer diet

Most of us have grown up learning that meat is an important food group. From school lunch meat sandwiches to a steakhouse filet, the American diet revolves around livestock and...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester University, After a semester’s worth of research, planning and dedication, Celine Butler’s piece on sexual misconduct at West Chester University has reached the...

Voter turnout

Last Tuesday, Nov. 6, was midterm election day. People all around West Chester and the nation went out to exercise their civic duty to vote. Even though it was raining most of the...

Mourning fall break

For the first time ever, West Chester University has chosen to eliminate its fall break in mid-October and instead, extend Thanksgiving break to a week off. Although it’s a fairly...

Letter from the staff

Dear West Chester, On Halloween, our campus received another visit from Matthew 24, the fraudulent hate group that seems to spawn on the Academic Quad about once per semester. As...

Stopping gun violence

According to gunviolencearchive.org, as of Nov. 1, there have already been 301 mass shootings in 2018. That’s about as many shootings as days passed in the year so far. After the...

Much ado about privilege

A few years ago, I was pulled over on my way to work. I sat there pleasantly, turning down my music as the cop approached my window, and when I rolled it down for him, he simply...

#WontBeErased

This week, The New York Times claimed it obtained a memo from the Trump administration that proposed a change in Title IX that would create a narrow definition of gender — ...

The importance of memes

Reddit. iFunny. Imgur. Memes. Spread like wildfire for ridiculous reasons, the culture surrounding Gen Z would not be the same without memes. With the rise of the internet age, a...

Letter from The Quad Staff

Dear West Chester, Our third week of “editorial letters” focuses on the recent tragic events which occurred over the weekend in Pittsburgh. The Quad responds to a specific quote...

Letter from the Staff

Dear West Chester, Our second week of “editorial letters” introduces the conversation of journalistic freedom, the safety of journalists and whether these two topics are mutually...

Roommate bonding

With the semester in full swing, you probably have a routine down: sleep, eat, study, repeat. You probably see your roommate a few times a day, but if you’re with someone you...

Ask Ali: campus questions

West Chester University is a campus that provides an innumerable amount of things for its students. There are lots of places to eat, tons of options for residence and a seemingly...

Letter from the staff

Dear West Chester, This week, we wanted to exemplify our editorial boards’ opinions on the newest climate change news from the UN. We had all available and willing editors respond...

Imprison(pay)ment

In America presently, the prison system’s countless inhumane facets are being exposed to the “outside world” –and people are taking notice. Some of these injustices against...

Cancel Kavanaugh

Editor’s Note: This article was written before Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two. They’re having fun...

Can we talk parking?

Just about anyone familiar with West Chester University can relate to the outrageously large amount of parking issues on and around the campus—especially since parking laws and...

The importance of ASL

In this world exists a language that lives in perfect silence. There are no words, only the occasional sound; a choreographed dance in which two people can communicate with their...

Letter from the editor

Dear West Chester, In a workshop class, Dr. Bridgford discussed the time in which students begin to “feel” the semester. Whether it’s the early autumn fever that hits students in...

The importance of voting

If you were one of the many, many people who did not vote for Donald Trump, you’ll agree that the presidential election of 2016 felt somewhat like a hurricane. It caused chaos...