Category - Op-ed

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, The weather has finally cooled down, and even though we’ve had to deal with some rain, we can finally start to prepare for true fall weather. It is finally...

Breaking down the debates

Missed opportunities and the same ol’ same ol’. That’s what the almost 100 million viewers who tuned into last Monday night’s debate got from the presidential frontrunners. Donald...

Too much tech?

Whatever point you are at in your life, whether you’re a toddler in a daycare or a grown adult in almost any line of work, technology is probably a big part of your everyday life...

Pipeline bling

The controversy has only increased since I wrote my article this past issue on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux has now taken their fight to the UN Human Rights...

“Black Lives Matter”

As the American citizenry of 2016 continues its emphatic outcry against the victimization of unarmed black men by police, it leaves me to wonder about one particular question:...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, Happy fall! It is officially time to start getting out pumpkins, picking apples and dancing in the beautiful leaves. I love our campus in the fall; the sunsets...

Avoiding the unlived life

Today I’ll be asking some harsh yet basic questions, so please bear with me. Think for a second, if you will, about all the hopes and dreams you’d leave behind if you were to die...

Why are you here?

Here you are! You spent 12 years of your life exhausting seven hours a day in a building, being taught to spit information onto examinations whose results would get you to college...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, It’s hard to think that we are more than half way done with September! This semester has been flying by and there have only been a few full weeks of class...

Sobriety checkpoints

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, all of West Chester University received an email from our Interim President. Within this email, Dr. Christopher Fiorentino addressed and condemned the sexual...

Forgetting yourself

Imagine talking to your mother and her not knowing who you are. Picture someone you love depleting physically and mentally right before your eyes. This is the harsh reality for...

Why vote?

If you have recently watched a television, opened up a website, listened to a class discussion, logged onto Facebook or picked up a newspaper, chances are you have been inundated...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing summer and is feeling refreshed for the new school year. This summer, I was lucky enough to go on West...

T-shirts to the gym?

Remember in middle school when your 60-year-old principal would yell at you if, God forbid, your bra strap was showing? If those administrators had their way, we would’ve all been...

Feel the Johnson

The usual maelstrom of the presidential election cycle – the great cacophony of poignant ads, caustic jabs and combative intensity that pervades both sides of the political aisle...

Music inspires society

For many years now, music has been a significant part of our society and has been known to influence people in different ways.  Rap, R&B, country and pop all have their own...

More than honey

With larger animals like grey wolves and manatees dominating the media’s attention about endangered species, the general public often seems to forget about a much smaller animal’s...

The cold-blooded truth

Dimly lit on the balcony of Tanglewood, President Weisenstein drinks directly from the bottle – a 1989 Chateau Troplong Mondot – and tries a little too hard to be comfortable...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, It’s strange for me to type this out, and even stranger for me to fully comprehend, but this is my last Letter from the Editor. I have treasured my time as...

What is Socialism?

This article is not to shove some ideology down your throat; it is to educate people on the true definition of socialism so they may better form a knowledgable opinion on social...

Eat Real grows on campus

With terms like “Eat Clean,” “Organic,” “Sustainable” and “Non-GMO” being tossed around in the world of health and wellness today, it can be confusing to know where to start when...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester, So how about that snow, huh? And here I thought Punxsutawney Phil had predicted an early spring back in February! I almost wanted to believe him after those...

So It Goes.

It’s been well over a semester since I have written a volume of “So It Goes,” and it unsurprisingly feels great to be back in the game. Since becoming the Features Editor last...