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Find your niche in university life

Inevitably, West Chester students are surrounded by things to do on campus. This university gives students the opportunity to be involved in ways they will never again find in the...

Remembering Alexander Hamilton

  Alexander Hamilton was undoubtedly one of the greatest founding fathers. He deserves to be mentioned among other famous historical founding fathers such as George Washington...

WCU holds Earth Fair

  Earth Day celebrated its 43rd anniversary on April 22. That did not stop the students of West Chester University from celebrating all week.  Friday saw a celebration of...

Goodbye and farewell

  This is my last issue as op-ed editor of The Quad. It has been a great   year. It was a great honor to be able to voice my opinion and others’ sometimes different...

Right-to-work laws hurt Pennsylvania

  House Bill 50 or the Freedom of Employment Act is a right-to-work law. This means agreements between unions and management are prohibited. It also means the unions cannot...

Green energy can make a big profit

  The term “green” has taken on a new meaning with the populace in recent years. The term green to many people means taking a new environmentally conscious approach to...

Visting college is a great experience

  Spring is coming. This means a lot will be happening. Mostly it means we will spend more time outdoors. This includes studying, playing, eating, and many more activities. I...

Beware: Essay season is upon us

  We are coming into rounding up a whole month of the Spring semester. This means that essay season is coming up. Around the fourth week is usually when professors will give the...

WCU hosts spring Organization Fair

On Feb. 6, Sykes Student Union held the spring Organization Fair. The Sykes ballroom was filled with students representing their groups, clubs, and causes. As always, it was a...

It is cold outside, but not cold enough

I am sure at one time you have complained about how cold it is outside. I know I have. Personally, I have been bundling up all week. It was only until lately that it dawned on me...

A wish for the next four years of Obama

  While we were all enjoying our Winter Break, President Barack Obama was sworn into his second term as president of the United States of America. This inauguration was different...

The new semester challenge

    Now that syllabus week is sadly over, we can officially progress into the Spring semester. I always regard syllabus week as a nice transistion between the relaxation of Winter...

A guide to dining out in West Chester

  It becomes apparent very quickly that West Chester has plenty of restaurants and other food outlets. It is actually a daunting task to eat at all of them. There are some local...

Why Mitt Romney lost

  Where did Mitt Romney go wrong? That is the question that many Republicans and other Romney supporters were asking themselves during the long night on Nov. 6 and the days after...

Fixing our massive military budget

The United States spends a lot on defense. By a lot I mean more than China, Japan, Russia, the U.K., France, Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil combined. These countries are...

The myth of international Communism

During the Cold War, a prevailing belief was that Communism would spread across the globe. There was a strongly believed theory that all communist countries were in a global...

Why violence in the Muslim world?

Many countries in the Muslim world have been rocked by violence. These countries include Egypt, Yemen, and Libya. The violence has been centered on a movie called the...

Will the real Mitt please stand up?

Who is Mitt Romney? That is the question many have been asking since he ran in the 2008 primary. He is a CEO, governor, and now, candidate. In all of these roles he has varied...

Weekly Comments

This semester sees the beginning of the opening of the student recreation center. In case you did not know, this is a $28.6 million and 72,575 square-foot new building for...

Important for freshmen

Coming into your freshmen year of college can be exciting and frightening. Going to college is a huge change for many. New students will find themselves in a world with less...

Problems of KONY 2012

The newest fad in humanitarian aid these days is KONY 2012. This was a video made by Invisible Children, Inc. with the purpose of highlighting war criminal Joseph Kony. Kony is...

Weekly Comments

I still cannot understand the high price for an official transcript. 7 dollars, really? What is with that high price. Where does that even even go to? To pay the people doing the...

Farewell and thanks

I would like to thank all of the wonderful writers and readers of the op-ed section over the 2011-2012 year for all of your hard work, dedication, and support. It has been a great...

As the new op-ed editor of The Quad

My name is Jack Barnett and I am the new Op-Ed editor of The Quad. This is an important duty and I plan on doing the best job I can. This requires hard work and ingenuity. I take...

The difficulty of objectivity

When writing anything it is always important to keep an objective distance from the subject. Bias can come from first impressions. Bias oftentimes causes one to judge something...

Why Americans Should Support Obama

  Why Support Obama? As the GOP Primary is winding down and America is gearing up towards the 2012 election, Obama’s four year presidential performance is sure to be...

Eagles flail in embarrassing fashion

Carson Wentz was fantastic. The O-line was solid. The receivers were flying. The offense was efficient. The defense was aggressive. The Eagles were up 17-7.   Then it was...