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National ‘It’s on Us’ campaign comes to DCCC

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By Alicia Stearn

 

Picture yourself at a party with more than 100 other students from your college.

As you’re walking around the room you notice a girl screaming at a man who is grabbing her arm and pulling her closer to him, “Stop! Get off of me!”

As the other people at the party just walk by you ask yourself, “Why isn’t anyone helping her?” and say to your friend, “Is that girl okay?”

Your friend replies, “Yeah, they dated last semester. She’s probably just flirting with him.”

Days go by and then you hear all over campus that he’s being charged with sexual assault from that night.

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Pennocks Bridge students enjoy new gym

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By Alicia Stearn

 

New Year’s resolutions may be difficult to keep, yet Pennocks Bridge, one of DCCC’s branch campuses, seems to be keeping theirs by letting students have access to a fitness center while they attend classes.

In Oct. 2015, 75 students from Pennocks Bridge were granted access to the fitness center, previously reserved for technical college high school students only.

The decision came about after students were asked to take a survey, giving feedback on their experience at the campus, at the end of 2015 spring semester.

“Students expressed desire for access to the gym and

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Help plan your career with Focus 2

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By Shanaya Day

 

DCCC counselors Bonnie Yake and Susan Alexander hosted the “Career Decision Making 101: Using Focus 2” workshop on March 24. About 15 students attended.

Focus 2 is an online interactive, self- guided career and educational planning system. The counselors explained that Focus 2 can be used in different ways throughout all stages of students’ career planning, according to their own personal needs.

The system allows first-time users to understand the career planning process while bringing self-awareness at the same

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Student recomendations for Gould Award spike after email

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By Carlo Alacaraz

 

Jaime Treadwell, professor of art foundations and last year’s recipient of the Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching, decided to encourage student nominations by sending a mass email to the entire student body, which resulted in hundreds of nominations. Prior to his email, fewer than 20 nominations had been sent.

“It’s a big to-do and nobody knows about it,” said Treadwell. “It’s completely student driven with no politics involved whatsoever.”

Treadwell won the award in 2015, an honor that took him completely by surprise. “It was amazing,” Treadwell said.

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Editorial Cartoon

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

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Defending free speech on college campuses

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

Chicago Tribune

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Free expression is not faring well on American college campuses these days. In some places, the problem is students taking grave offense at opinions that merit only minor umbrage or none at all. In others, it's official speech codes that chill discussion. In still others, it's administrators so intent on preventing sexual harassment that they avoid open discussion of gender-related matters.

There is a lot to be said for making people aware of the ways in which their words and deeds can do harm.

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Letter to the Editor

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

Dear Erica Setnick, 

 

I read your piece in the last edition of The Communitarian and can’t begin to express to you how refreshing it is to finally hear from someone who feels the same way I do about exercising rights that our forefathers felt it of the utmost importance that we take advantage of.

Although I agree with pretty much every paragraph and your points made, I think what is very important for dissenters to realize is that, just like you said, these events transpire in mere seconds and without warning or reason.

A gun in the hand is always going to be better than a cop on the

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The lost women of literature want to be found

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

 

By Shannon Adams

 

In 1994, Publishers Weekly ran a story titled “Houses with No Doors,” which listed minorities’ lack of interest in the literary field as one of the reasons for the industry’s “overwhelming whiteness.”

Eighteen years later, of the 742 books reviewed by the New York Times in that year, only 28 of them were written by women of color, according to Haitian-American author Roxane Gay’s graduate assistant Phillip Gallagher.

This March, in an article titled “Why is Publishing so White?”, Publishers Weekly explained that the industry remains nearly as white now as it was in

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Corporate greed wins over clean air in Chester

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By Michael Blanche

 

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver,” said Mahatma Gandhi, who recognized the cost of industrialization and human consumption.

As a county and society, we turn a blind eye to the destruction and desolation created in our collective pursuit of profits and waste provision.

Economists have a word to describe this phenomenon: externalities, which basically means, it’s someone else’s problem, let them deal with it.

Unfortunately, the city of Chester and our neighbors that live there have been the recipients of our externalities for far too

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The Who rocks the Wells Fargo Center Photo by David Mattera

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016

By David Mattera

Special to The Communitarian

 

The Who electrified the crowd at their March 14 rock concert in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, where more than 18,000 fans sandwiched into the seats to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary tour.

The band, in their 70s, filled the arena with guitar strums and vocals like they never stopped touring. Roger Daltry belted out lyrics while Peter Townshend beat his guitar up.

Songs like “Who Are You” and “Baba O’Riley” opened and closed the show, during which fans’ voices became hoarse after joining in.

“I’ve got the keys to the [expletive]

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