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Becoming yourself at a PWI & beyond

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Those powerful words by the great Audre...

A year of COVID

2020 has come and gone, but it has still left some of its effects behind. It’s coming down to the one-year mark since COVID-19 started to make its impact: colleges forcing...

A new climate needs better change

This winter has shown nothing short of climate change. Through the end of last year to now, we’ve seen bizarre weather patterns that have taken a toll compared to the norm that...

Tokenism

Going to a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), as a Black, Latinx or other person of color has its challenges. It’s tough finding that right space that feels accepting...

Self-care in uncertain times

We’ve been more than just college students this semester: we’ve been protesters, advocates, politicians and community leaders. Even though the work is never done to keep raising...

Women in power

2020 has bought a lot of movements of change and a lot of opportunities to use your voice. I want to point out the women who have taken charge and stepped up in a time of need. ...

What happens when we don’t vote?

Growing up, knowing right from wrong seemed very obvious for most of us. Knowing when to go to bed, or knowing which foods to eat, but what about knowing which President to Vote...

Virtual school to prison pipeline

As we return to another school year virtually, most students are prepping for their online classes, downloading Zoom, trying to adjust to this new “normal.” If you have younger...

To the class of 2020

 Photo by Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)   With the recent events, we finally made it to the end of the semester. Normally, we would...

Racial Health

It’s no doubt that COVID-19 is a virus that’s affecting everyone, but to tell the truth, there are a lot of communities suffering more than most — particularly Black and Brown...

Your Voice is Still There

With the recent university, job and other major closings due to COVID-19, most of us are experiencing a difficult transition during this time. We have seniors missing out on the...

The Impact of a Voice

Homecoming has come and gone for WCU students and  public safety’s presence was stronger than ever. It is believed that every student can attest to the magnificent amount of...

A stranger in your own home

Black people and minorities are often taught how to act in public in regards to keeping their color and how others such as police officers, white people, people in power, etc...

“To protect and serve”

The tension that has increased between Public Safety and the students of West Chester University has been far from hidden. The differentiation of opinion in regards to the...

Hear our voice: for black women

When you look at a black woman, do you really see her? Or do you see the clothes she wears, the different hairstyles, or our own unique language we speak? We’re the criticized...

Inspiring voices: Dr. Tracey Ray

It took many hands to help bring “A Voice at the Table” to West Chester University’s campus. Without the help of Dr. Tracey Ray, the chief of Diversity and Inclusion here at WCU...

Advocating for change at HBCUs

Image: “1909 Cheyney Library” by Smallbones is licensed under Public Domain. The argument between PWIs (predominately white institution) and HBCUs (historically black...

Letter from the editor

Dear West Chester, As the semester begins, and we all slowly grow accustomed to dating our assignments as “2019” and not “2018,” I wanted to take this letter as an...