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Notes on articles from the
West Chester State College (Pennsylvania)
student newspaper, 1963

by Jim Jones

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West Chester University was known as West Chester State College from 1960 to 1982, and the student newspaper was called the Quad Angles (later shortened to The Quad in 1967). This file contains notes on some of the articles that were published in the student enwspaper during the school year.

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Barbara Wenlock, "This is your NAACP" in The Quad Angles (October 18, 1963), 2.

West Chester State College students formed a new chapter of the NAACP on campus. The president is Tina Congleton, and the other officers are Samuel Thompson (VP), Nancy Barbour (secretary) and Ron Jenkins (treasurer). They have roughly 40 members. Their goals are to raise awareness of the "new Negro" on campus, to initiate a tutoring program for underprivileged youth in the neighborhood, and reduce instances of discrimination on campus.

Lucille Gillen, "Commuters Arise! You Have Only Your Parking Space to Lose" in The Quad Angles (February 24, 1964), 2.

This is a humorous opinion piece that describes the difference between on-campus students and commuter students. Commuters attend school during the day, and then head home to an evening or night job. They suffer from the lack of adequate parking in the vicinity of the college, and from insufficient sleep.

Ron Heebner, "Assemblies Voluntary Next Year" in The Quad Angles (March 31, 1964), 1.

Effective next year, West Chester State College students will no longer be required to attend "convocation assemblies." The change was due to the lack of space at the assemblies. The college also proposed to begin charging admission to members of the surrounding community who wanted to attend convocation.

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