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Kendal Chaney, a liberal arts sophomore, looks at provided by Family Support Line during the Human Service and Women’s Resource Fair March 13

By Joe Gbodai

More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse, according to the U.S. Department of Human Services. 

Studies conducted by David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Research Center, report that one in five girls and one in 20 boys are victims of child abuse. The studies also report that during a one-year period in the United States. 16 percent of youth ages 14 to 17 were sexually victimized.

According to the

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Third Annual Women’s Health Fair offers support to DCCC students

By Victoria Shieler

DCCC’s Black and Women’s History Comittee and Human Service club presented its third Annual Women’s Health and Human Services Fair March 13.

The event promoted services provided by the club that geared toward issues which affected women, ranging from child services to domestic abuse.

One half of the event was presented in the A-Lobby, where the services and programs specialized in family issues such as substance abuse and child care, while the other half was in the STEM lobby. More programs focused on women’s personal issues such as pregnancy and nutrition. 

This was

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‘Who watches our watchmen?’ Journalists inform public of new surveillance practices

Dustin Slaughter (right) and Kenneth Lipp (left) explained the inner workings of what Lipp calls “the surveillance state'” in an information session at The Wooden Shoe Bookstore March 5. Together they co-edit "The Declaration,” an online publication highlighting citizen vigilance and civil liberties.

Photo by Serigne Faye

By Serigne Faye

Kenneth Lipp and Dustin Slaughter, the pair of journalists who founded and together co-edit the Philadelphia based online publication, “The Declaration,” gave a panorama of what they have coined the “surveillance society” in an information session hosted by

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Fort Hood gunman bought weapon at same store as Nidal Hasan


By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Adolfo Flores and Richard Serrano Los Angeles Times (MCT) 

KILLEEN, Texas _ 

Army Spec. Ivan Lopez _ who opened fire at Fort Hood on Wednesday, killing three and wounding 16 before killing himself _ bought his weapon at the same store that supplied both Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan for his deadly rampage in 2009 and an Army private for a failed plot to execute a similar massacre in 2011, according to two federal law enforcement sources. 

Hasan killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 using a pistol from the Guns Galore store in Killeen.

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Gun violence: the weapon or the mind?

By Stephanie Kadingo, Adrienne Keer and Dan O’Neill

With the recent shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, the age old question of whether we need stricter laws regarding gun control is bound to come up. The problems with these questions are: there is no one single solution.

You either completely ban guns altogether or begin very dense background checks on those looking to acquire a gun. 

Is either side right? Does it really matter?

People will continue finding ways to use guns no matter how many restrictions you put on purchasing them.

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From fab to drab: the best and the worst on the Red Carpet

Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)


Whoopi Goldberg on stage during the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland  Center in Los Angeles.

(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles       Times/MCT)                                           

By Victoria Shieler
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From the most jaw dropping to “the-what-were-they-thinking?” the red carpet was filled

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Divergent: Introducing the latest young adult franchise


By Adrienne Keer

The latest in the string of young adult novels getting film adaptations, Veronica Roth’s Divergent follows the story of sixteen year old Beatrice “Tris” Prior.

Tris lives in a post-apocalyptic America, that’s been divided into a five faction utopia. These five factions are centered around personality traits. Amity are nice and harmonious, Erudite are knowledgeable, Candor are honest and truthful, Dauntless are brave, and Abnegation are selfless.

At the age of sixteen, all citizens have to take an aptitude test.

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Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House DCCC students give back to Veterans March 17-18

Friday, April 11, 2014


Left to right - 

Jenny Ngo, Brandon Formanes, Maria T. Bissinger,
Windy Joseph(back) David Kamonier, PVCH Executive Director Ryan Powell, Tyshon Bullock, and Roberta E. Kelly. 

Left to right - Ryan Powell, 

Robin A. Lawrence and Tyshon Bullock.

Windy Joseph jokes around with Jenny Ngo, Tyshon Bullock is caught off guard and Brandon Formanes smiles during the DCCC community service week at the PVCH. 

The Communitarian Senior Photographer Windy Joseph, Student Government Association member, Maria Bissinger, Jenny Ngo, and U.S. Army veteran Tyshon Bullock smiles while preparing to feed residents. 
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Sacred Heart community runs for a cause


Family and friends participate in the annual Sacred Heart Shamrock Shuffle held by Sacred Heart School in Havertown, Pa. The event raises money for the school’s infrastructure, according to the school website.

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By James Pearson

On St. Patrick’s Day, many people dress in their green attire and drink beer to celebrate the merriment of the holiday. But for the past three years the Sacred Heart School in Havertown, Pa. has held a Sacred Heart 5K Run and Family Fun Walk to raise money for the school.

“Each year the event has been a success for the

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Three Sister’s Review- Chekhov For An American Audience

Friday, April 11, 2014


By William Rickards

Chekhov- (n) A college student’s nightmare. 

“I first read all of Chekhov’s plays in college,” said Director Terrence Nolen. “A nd like so many people when I first read them I couldn’t figure out who was who. So I made a list of all the characters and at some point I got lost in the play, I got sucked in. I hit the end of the play and thought ‘that’s the greatest play I ever read.”

Arden Theater’s production of Three Sisters directed by Terrence Nolen is a new American translation of an old Russian classic filled with meta-theatrics, a smart self-awareness, and a

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